Grenada One U.S. Invasion Later . . .

The T-shirt business is off, but the airport is a dandy

For an island only 21 miles long and 12 miles wide, Grenada has a surprisingly impressive airport. The 9,000-ft. runway of Point Salines International Airport can easily accommodate jumbo jets from any part of the world. But the most action the tarmac gets these days is from twin-engine Avro 748 island hoppers from Trinidad and Barbados. Cuban engineers began building the airport in the early 1980s, during the leftist regime of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. One U.S. invasion and $19 million in aid later, Point Salines International is completed and, much like Grenada, sits waiting for something to happen.

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