The Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government, has officially launched its lifeguard coverage of the famous Paradise Beach in Carriacou.
The initiative which is now in the hands of Grenada Lifeguards headed by Deb Eastwood, entails daily beach safety coverage by four trained attendants one of which is also the supervisor.
At Friday’s launch, the Minister of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government, Hon Kindra Maturine-Stewart, said that with the lifeguard services already being offered on mainland Grenada [at Bathway and Grand Anse beaches], Government decided to extend the initiative to Carriacou, following her intervention on behalf of her constituents.
She added that the initiative will significantly enhance safety in the Paradise Beach area and the entire L’Esterre community to some extent, while also enhancing the island’s tourism product.
Deb Eastwood, owner of Grenada Lifeguards that supplies the training, equipment, uniforms, and the personnel, said “We are excited to be expanding coverage to Carriacou and providing services that continue to make Grenada safe. The guys have also committed to providing free swim lessons at Paradise Beach and we will be eager to getting that going in the next several months. They are very community oriented.”
Minister Stewart expressed appreciation to Grenada Lifeguards for ensuring that the necessary training and certification were done, as she implored upon the lifeguards to do the best they can in serving the community.
The Life Guards are stationed at Paradise Beach within the hours of 6:00 am and 6:00 pm.