Grenadians, similar to other Caribbean countries, have a complex extroverted body language stemming from a historic Afro-Caribbean slavery roots (Steele, 2003). Specifically, cultural heritage preservation, in the form of dance, song and gregarious body language and presentation is common in Grenada (Steele, 2003). With an education expenditure of approximately 3.9% of GDP (2003) literacy rates among individuals over 15 years old are 96% in Grenada, much higher than many in Latin American (CIA, 2013). The island supports a diverse educational organization modeled after the British primary and secondary school system and has a technical college (T.A. Marryshow Community College) as well as a private, for-profit international university with undergraduate, graduate, medical and veterinarian doctorate programs (St. Georges University, 2013).
Being an island, the country of Grenada is severely physically constrained in arable land, natural resources and growth potential (GIDC, 2013). At 344 km2 and only 34 km in length, the islands windward location in the Southern Caribbean makes it susceptible to devastating oceanic events, such as hurricane Ivan in 2004 (Associated Press, 2013). Recently the government has come under pressure for the selling of rights to important natural resources such as its fishing and potential coastal oil reserves (Project GloBal, 2006).