It was still breakfast time on the island but back in Daegu, James already knew the score as he told us all: “They call Gouyave the town that never sleeps.I hope the carnival will still be going on when I get home! Discoveries of pottery tools reveal that Arawaks from South America were the first settlers on the island, followed by various waves and ending with the Kalinago.
” There are some dazzling stories that scorch straight out of the blue at championships like this.
In truth, we ought to have been prepared for the Kirani James thunderbolt.
On 26 October 1983, President Ronald Reagan phoned Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to apologise for invading Grenada - a former British colony - without her approval.
In the lead-up to the shock American military incursion the previous day, she had urged Reagan to prevent any action to remove a Marxist government and said she found the prospect "deeply disturbing".
During our planning session, Edwin Frank and I assembled an itinerary that was heavily skewed toward spices, once the country’s main industry.
We would visit a nutmeg processing center, a cocoa plantation and a chocolate factory.
We immediately got a group going back here in Washington, which we shortly joined, on planning and so forth. We were greatly concerned, because of a problem here – and not at your end at all – but here.
We have had a nagging problem of a loose source, a leak here.
Phone call between President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of Britain October 26, 1983 1.28pm to 1.38pm Released by the Margaret Thatcher Foundation and taken from the Reagan Library archive We regret very much the embarrassment caused you, and I would like to tell you what the story is from our end.
I was awakened at in the morning, supposedly on a golfing vacation down in Georgia. We met in pajamas out in the living room of our suite because of this urgent appeal from the Organisation of East Caribbean States pleading with us to support them in Grenada.
It was Grenada’s fairy tale, but it was the sports world’s great find too.