October 19, 2012 in Blog
Another anniversary, another series of events to mark the brutal execution of the Prime Minister of the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, several members of government and of his Party, another year of not knowing where the bodies of Maurice Bishop and his comrades were buried.
In Grenada, as in previous years, representatives of the Government will join the Maurice Bishop and Martyrs Foundation in conducting a modest ceremony of remembrance in the place on Fort Rupert (renamed Fort George) in St George’s, the capital of Grenada, where on 19 October 1983 Maurice Bishop, Fitzroy Bain, Norris Bain, Evelyn Bullen, Jacqueline Creft, Keith Hayling, Evelyn Maitland, Unison Whiteman, were summarily executed. Remembered, also, will be: Andy Sebastian Alexander, Simon Alexander, Gemma Belmar, Eric Dumont, Avis Ferguson, Vince Noel, Alleyne Romain and Nelson Steele who were killed on the Fort that fateful day.
On 25 October, a public holiday in Grenada which some ruefully call ‘Emancipation Day’, more elaborate ceremonies will be held, topped by church services attended by members of the government and other civic leaders, to ‘give thanks’ for ‘Papa Reagan’ and the ‘liberation’ of Grenada from the Revolutionary Military Council and the remnants of the leadership of the Grenada Revolution! Read the rest of this entry →