Comrade Sister Phyllis Coard

A Summary Tribute by Sister Jacqueline Mckenzie 

My friend Phyllis Coard, former Minister of Women’s Affairs during the Grenada Revolution, 1979 – 1983, and co founder of the National Women’s Organisation of Grenada has died today at her home in Jamaica aged 76.

Phyllis was one of 17 people and the only woman, convicted of the murder of Maurice Bishop, members of the People’s Revolutionary Government and civilians on October 19 1983 culminating in the illegal invasion of Grenada ordered by US president Ronald Reagan. The trial of the 17 was characterised by errors and widely criticised by legal jurists. She was sentenced to death but was released from prison on compassionate grounds in 2000.

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Campaign to Recover the Remains of the Slain Grenadian Leaders

“WE WANT WE LEADER”

Campaign to Recover the Remains of the Slain Grenadian Leaders

Zoom Launch Meeting

6pm UK time on the 25th October 2020 


The remains of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and others were seized by the US forces and have not been returned to their families

In October 1983 the United States invaded Revolutionary Grenada. They seized the bodies of Maurice Bishop and others who had been killed with him a few days earlier. These they took away. Despite numerous calls, over the years, from the families of the slain, the Grenadian public, Governments, religious and community leaders, the American Government has refused to return the remains.

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SUPPORTING GRENADA DURING COVID-19

An Appeal from the Grenada High Commissioner

Following the COVID-19 lockdown of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique the Executive Committee of Grenada – Forward Ever contacted the Grenada High Commission to see in what was our organisation could help the people of the tri-state. Some of use are in a position to help those needing help and we encourage this.

Although we have not received a direct response from the GHC we have been supplied with the following message from Her Excellency Kisha A. Grant, High Commissioner of Grenada.

“Dear Nationals,

I bring you greetings from the High Commission of Grenada here in London.… Read on ...

Comrade Ed Spring – A Tribute

It is with great sorrow that we have to inform followers of Grenada – Forward Ever of the recent passing of Ed Spring. He was an exceptional fighter in the cause of liberation for all people and one of the many dear friends of Grenada and its Revolution. It is with much sadness that we pay this tribute to such an outstanding figure.

“Comrade” Ed, as he was known to many, was a community organiser, a campaigner for social justice, an artist and a communist. Like many close friends we could not remember when we met Ed. Some had know him from his time in the Communist Party of Great Britain and others from his time as a leader of the Tottenham Community Project (TCP), located on the High Road, a short distance from the football club.… Read on ...

EYE OF THE STORM

Economic Winds of Post COVID-19 Impact Being Felt in Grenada

By Michael Durn
An occasional correspondent for G-FE

Strategic economic decisions taken by successive governments have made the economy of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique heavily dependent on tourism. The most recent figures state that agriculture contributes 11% of GDP, with industry and services responsible for 20% and 69% respectively. The services element of the economy is made up, in large part, of tourism and associated services. Fifteen years ago the government illustrated its commitment to tourism as the foundation of Grenada’s economy by building a dedicated cruise terminal and integrated shopping centre in the capital St Georges.… Read on ...

Reclaiming and developing agriculture in the State of Grenada

Many are proposing COVID-19 solutions for the countries of the Caribbean region. Whilst a few wish to see business as usual for many citizens there has to be a “new normal”, which sees a radical move away from tourism and cruise ship visits. A debate is raging across Grenada about a return to agriculture, within a modern economic structure. Here Yao Atunwa, in an excellent article, argues persuasively in Now Grenada for a change from the old ways to the new normal.

“…I recall then-deputy Prime Minister, Bernard Coard, at the launching of Grenada Agro-Industries reminding attendees and the nation on a whole, that 400 years had elapsed and still the private sector did not seek to process the mangoes and guavas and other fruits rotting on the ground.Read on ...

Archive

By Our Own Hands – A People’s History of the Grenadian Revolution

A pamphlet from CLS by Steve Cushion and Dennis Bartholomew
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Pictures of the Grenada Revolution

You can see a slide-show of pictures of the Grenada Revolution here… [opens in a new window]

Fedon and other PRG Pamphlets
Fedon Publishers was the publishing house of the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada

Documents

PRG press statements
A collection of PRG press statements from the UWI Open Campus Library, St Georges.Read on ...

Books

Books on and About the Grenada Revolution

Many books have been written about the Grenada Revolution, the events leading to its collapse and the US invasion, which finally killed it off.  They have normally followed a simplistic narrative in which there was a good side who were challenged and defeated by “hard liners” with the leadership of the Revolution.

In life things are more confused and nuanced.  Below are a selection of recent publications, produced by some of the participants.  These give their account of the momentous event of the Grenada Revolution.  We urge you to read these and other accounts and come to your own view.… Read on ...

Forward Ever Calendar

This calendar will provide information about upcoming events in Grenada and from across the world and curate key dates from Grenada’s history and events from other liberation campaigns. We invite contributions from sources that support progressive change to the lives of people across the globe.

Please submit dates; links and short descriptions of the events you wish to list, along with your contact details, to the Editorial Board of Grenada – Forward Ever at info@grenada-forwardever.net.


Remain Informed

Who’s Who on G-FE’s Executive Committee

Editorial Board of Grenada – Forward Ever

The Editorial Board of Grenada – Forward Ever’s website comprises: –

Chris Searle – Editor Emeritus

Chris is an internationally renowned author, publisher, educator and academic.  He volunteered to work for the Grenada Revolution, where he was appointed by Minister of Education, Jacqueline Creft, as a senior advisor.  He worked jointly with Paulo Freire, http://bit.ly/2EupBw4, the renowned Brazilian educator and philosopher, to successfully overhaul Grenada’s colonial educational curriculum and management.

Chris has agreed to take up the role of Editor Emeritus of the Editorial Board of Grenada – Forward Ever’s website.  Watch this space.… Read on ...