The imprisoned 17, during the period of revolutionary change that they and others led in Grenada, had designed, launched and implemented far-reaching social and economic reforms from which Grenadians still benefit today. Phyllis Coard was part of this process, playing a leading role as a champion for the rights of women and children in Grenada.
The author of Unchained – A Caribbean Woman’s Journey Through Invasion, Incarceration and Liberation, lived and worked in London before joining the revolution led by Maurice Bishop in Grenada in 1979. She became the passionate Minister for Women in the People’s Revolutionary Government and represented Grenada’s women’s movement at the Women’s International Democratic Federation (WIDF) and was the driving force behind significant gains in the position and status of women.
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 … Continue reading EYE OF THE STORM Economic Winds of Post COVID-19 Impact Being Felt in Grenada