Grenada became the 139th country
to be visited by world record holders of the "Longest Driven
Journey"", in the Guinness Book of records Emil and Liliana
The Spice Isle became country number 139, on August 9th
when the Swedish couple who currently hold the world record
decided to tour Grenada in their Toyota Land Cruiser motor
According to the couple they began their journey to
erase and set the world record for the longest driven journey,
on October 18th 1984, some (181/2) years ago, in.
Mr. Schmid told Grenada Today last week that thirteen
years after their journey began they matched the then existing
World record which was held by an American couple Coleman and
Larson who had driven through 113 countries in a Volks Wagon
He noted that they have matched the record himself and
his wife decided to make their dream a reality and in so doing
took their tour to Rome where they visited the Vatican in 1997
which became country number 114 and the setting of the new
He explained that their journey took them through
Africa, South and Central America, the middle East and now the
Being on tour of the world for almost two decades it was
rather interested to know what kept the two surviving through
these millions of miles from continent to continent. When
asked what are some of the "must haves", the couple said
water, food clothing, first-aids, sleeping aids,
health-supplements, gasoline, maps, GPS, washing detergents,
plus the will power strength and blessing to carry on.
Mr. Schmid added that their journey to the Caribbean
was decided while in Colombia when they heard of an
opportunity via a ferry to Trinidad and Tobago.
The couple said that they successfully made it to
Trinidad and Tobago, their 138 at 570,175 kilo meters, while
on the tour.
"While in Trinidad we where were recognized by the
Toyota representative in Trinidad as the 'World Conquerors' in
a newspaper advertisement".
The world record holders also indicated that since they
bought the vehicle
twenty years ago they never had to conduct any work
whatsoever on its engine and body, save and except an over
hauling of its gear box which took place while they were in
Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month.
Upon leaving Trinidad the couple claimed they headed
for Grenada via the "Panorama" ferry which visited Grenada for
the carnival celebrations.
Grenada Today gathered that the Schmid"s, on arriving
in Grenada were given full clearance by the Grenadian
Government through the assistance of Mrs. Elizabeth Henry -
Greenidge the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism
and Mrs. Brenda Hood the current Minister of Tourism and the
Cabinet whom he understood waived all of the duties.
He said that they were also given a visitor"s number
plate by the Government who had also welcomed them to the
The couple also noted that while in Grenada their luck
struck when they met Mr. Steele of Steele"s Auto Supplies in
River Road who was and continues to be very grateful to
The Schmid"s said that Mr. Steele was more than genuine
when he allowed them to use his premises and have agreed to
pay their passage to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, including
the freight for their vehicle to be shipped to St.
He said that from St. Vincent they will be heading to
St. Lucia, Barbados, Dominica, and Antigua.
He said that all of the countries except Antigua have
already indicated that all port and landing charges for the
clearance of their vehicle will be waived.
The couple said they view the move by the Caribbean
governments including Trinidad and Tobago, to waive the
various port and landing charges as a booster to their Tourism
industry since where ever the visit the good hospitality about
every country and its people are being told.
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Grenada's Road March Champion for
several years, Flying Cloud's greatest hits are compiled on
this collectors CD.
Includes new hit bound selections
as "Have Some Fun" and "Punch in Punch Out" ..... coupled with
the memorable selections like "Sweet, Sweet, Sweet", and the
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This 2003 Grenada
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other brilliant selections by Whiteman, Shortpree, Akima Paul,
General Pe Pe, Mitch & more.