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Grenada to observe 40th anniversary of Maurice Bishop’s death

St. George, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) The Grenada Government has announced plans to observe the 40th anniversary of the murder of Maurice Bishop, the country's first left-wing prime minister, who was killed during a coup d'etat on October 19, 1983.

Dr. Wendy Crawford, head of the country’s 50th Independence Anniversary Committee, said in a press briefing that the activity will form part of Grenada’s 50 anniversary of political independence, which will be launched next month.

Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell, who was present at the news briefing, defended the decision to honor the 40th anniversary of Bishop’s death coinciding with the activities for the country’s independence from the United Kingdom on February 7, 1974.

IN 2022, the Government reported that it was moving ahead with plans to declare October 19 a public holiday to commemorate the murder of Bishop and several members of his cabinet in 1983, which led to the collapse of the left-wing People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG).


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