Celebrate 40 years of the Grenadian Revolution

Given the small size of Grenada – 133 sq. miles – population of 100,000 – and the lopsided and dependent economy that the British Empire had left on decolonisation, improving the economic performance of the country was always going to be an uphill struggle, with the only bonus being that the elimination of the previous government’s corruption gave an immediate boost to the exchequer.

The Gairy regime had left no database of statistics, indeed there was no mechanism for collecting any statistics. The only possibility for planning was the heavy involvement of the mass organisations, while opening the books to public scrutiny. The process of preparing the 1982 budget involved 25 meetings of Workers Parish and Zonal Councils, the National … Read on ...

GRENADA: BIG SISTAS OF THE REVOLUTION

40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRENADA REVOLUTION IN MARCH 1979

You can have a look at the videos of the evening here…

CELEBRATE THE STRUGGLES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE REVOLUTION’S NATIONAL WOMEN’S ORGANISATION &
TRIBUTE TO SISTER PHYLLIS COARD

Friday 1 March 2019

The Grenada NWO was led by Phyllis Coard who was tasked by Maurice Bishop, the leader of the Grenada Revolution, to build the organisation from scratch. Led by a team of outstanding women, over one-third of all Grenadian women joined more than one hundred NWO groups throughout the country.

In the short 4½ years of the Revo’ the NWO achieved huge gains for women including equal pay, maternity leave, free milk, day care facilities, free school meals, books … Read on ...