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Grenada Plans Major Tourism Attraction in Carriacou

The Grenada Tourism Authority is once again working with sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor to create a major tourism attraction in Carriacou. Plans are underway for a new sculpture park in the waters off the island. Not only will the sculpture create a new artistic attraction, but it will also raise consciousness of the impact of global warming and climate change on the islands’ marine ecosystems and coastal communities.

The artist and creative mind for the sculpture is global artist, DeCaires Taylor, who is excited to add his expertise to the project. Mr. Taylor has worked on several sculptures, including the Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park, which also double as artificial coral reefs. He has also worked on the Cancun Underwater Museum in Mexico.

Benefits of the New Initiative

Chairman of the GTA, Randall Dolland, is enthusiastic about the initiative. He believes that the sculpture will “shine a bright spotlight on Carriacou.” Further, he promised that it will be prominently featured in the islands’ destination marketing campaigns. The upcoming underwater sculpture park also represents the GTA’s commitment to developing and promoting Grenada’s sister islands of Petit Martinique and Carriacou.

Tevin Andrews, Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government, opines that the installation of the new sculpture park will have multi-faceted benefits. He sees the park as an initiative that will generate more interest in the islands and thus increase visitation, enrich the culture heritage, preserve marine life, and create jobs. All of these will stimulate the economy and further diversify Carriacou’s tourism attractions.

The park will be the second sculpture park in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The Grenada Underwater Sculpture Park located off the west coast of Grenada, is the world’s first underwater sculpture park.

Source: Major Tourism Attraction Coming to Carriacou (Now Grenada)

Image: Grenada Tourism Authority

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