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St. George's, Saint George, Grenada
 

Assassination of Maurice Bishop

 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
1. Assassination of Maurice Bishop Marker
Inscription.  

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.
 
Location. 12° 2.96′ N, 61° 45.246′ W. Marker is in St. George's, Saint George. Touch for map. The marker is mounted to the western wall of the central courtyard of Fort George. 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
Assassination of Maurice Bishop Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
2. Assassination of Maurice Bishop Marker
The marker is at the location where Maurice Bishop and members of his government were executed.
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. George's.
 
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 Querétaro, Mexico.) 
 
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By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
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Notable Events
 
A view of colonial-era cannon at Fort George image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
4. A view of colonial-era cannon at Fort George
The entrance to Fort George image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, June 1, 2019
5. The entrance to Fort George
The fort was known as Fort Rupert during Bishop's execution.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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