• Short Summary

    Thursday (7 February) is Independence Day for the Carribean Island of Grenada, but the path to self-government has become increasingly rough in recent weeks, as violent demonstrations, resulting in at least one death, have left the British colony in complete disorder.

  • Description

    Thursday (7 February) is Independence Day for the Carribean Island of Grenada, but the path to self-government has become increasingly rough in recent weeks, as violent demonstrations, resulting in at least one death, have left the British colony in complete disorder. Opposition to Eric Gairy who becomes the island's first independent Premier on Thursday, has led to strikes that have crippled industry and the economically-vital tourist trade.

    Mr. Gairy rarely goes to his office in the centre of St. George's, preferring to remain in his secure hill-top residence. On Tuesday, he spoke to Bill Boyd of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAZ6FDT3DI1SVM2KOKAI5UL368
    Media URN:
    VLVAZ6FDT3DI1SVM2KOKAI5UL368
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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