• Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


Grenada became an independent nation within the Commonwealth on 7 Feb. 1974. The 1973 Constitution was suspended in 1979 following a revolution. On 19 Oct. 1983 the army took control after a power struggle led to the killing of the prime minister. At the request of a group of Caribbean countries, Grenada was invaded by US-led forces on 25–28 Oct. On 1 Nov. a State of Emergency was imposed which ended with the restoration of the 1973 Constitution.


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Further Reading

  1. Ferguson, J., Grenada: Revolution in Reverse. London, 1991Google Scholar
  2. Heine, J. (ed.) A Revolution Aborted: the Lessons of Grenada. Pittsburgh Univ. Press, 1990Google Scholar

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