On March 13, 1979, Maurice Bishop, leader of the New Jewel Movement, led a coup against the Grenadian government while Premier Eric Gairy was abroad. He formed the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) and declared himself Prime Minister. Maurice Bishop, a Marxist, was a popular leader. With large support from Cuban leader Fidel Castro and a coalition of other countries (including Canada), Bishop built the first international airport at Point Salines, Grenada. He was later assassinated in a 1983 coup before the United States intervened. Grenada’s airport was later renamed the Maurice Bishop International Airport in 2009.
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Maurice Bishop, the Fifth Anniversary of the Revolution, March the 13th, 1984. The Spirit Lives. This is Grenada politics. And you know they had a revolution there when the opposition decided that they would become the government and then whatever happened in the end where Maurice Bishop got killed. I was in Canada at the time, but there were lots of supporters of Maurice Bishop here, Grenadians in the Diaspora. And so I think these buttons were circulating.