St. George's, Saint George, Grenada — Caribbean Region of the Americas (Lesser Antilles of the West Indies)
Assassination of Maurice Bishop
In everlasting memory of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop
Fitzroy Bain ∙ Norris Bain ∙ Evelyn Bullen ∙ Jacqueline Creft ∙ Keith Hayling ∙ Evelyn Maitland ∙ Unison Whiteman
Andy Sebastian Alexander ∙ Simon Alexander ∙ Gemma Belmar ∙ Eric Dumont ∙ Avis Ferguson ∙ Vince Noel ∙ Alleyne Romain ∙ Nelson Steele
Killed at this fort, Oct. 19, 1983
They have gone to join the stars and will forever shine in glory.
Erected 19th October, 1993 with the co-operation of the Government of Grenada by the Maurice Bishop and Martyrs Foundation
Erected 1993 by Maurice Bishop and Martyrs Foundation.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is October 19, 1993.
Location. 12° 2.96′ N, 61° 45.246′ W. Marker is in St. George's, Saint George. The marker is mounted to the western wall of the central courtyard of Fort George. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Andrew's Presbyterian Kirk (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Antilles Hotel (about 210 meters away); Grenada National Museum (about 210 meters away); Sedan Porches (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Historic Sedan Chair Portico (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Roman Catholic Cathedral (approx. half a kilometer away); Destruction of the Bianca C (approx. half a kilometer away); Grenada Seamen and Waterfront Workers’ Union (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Maurice Bishop (Wikipedia). "Maurice Rupert Bishop (29 May 1944 – 19 October 1983) was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – popular efforts in the areas of socio-economic development, education, and Black liberation – that came to power during the 13 March 1979 revolution that removed Eric Gairy from office. Bishop headed the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada from 1979 to 1983, when he was dismissed from his post and shot during the coup by Bernard Coard, a staunch militaristic element in the government, leading to upheaval." (Submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.)
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