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Listing of Speeches, Addresses and Formal Remarks by Maurice Bishop

1970, July 31 - Speech at the Society for the Promotion of Black Consciousness, St. Paul's, Grenada is the same speech given 1970, September 12 - Speech at the National Action Front Open Meeting, Botanical Gardens; also the previous day in Grenville

1973, May 6 - Speech at Seanoon

1975, October 17 - Fascism: A Caribbean Reality? - Address to a Seminar Organised by the Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU), San Fernando, Trinidad

1979, March 13 - "A Bright New Dawn" - First Address to the Nation on Radio Free Grenada, 10:30 a.m.

1979, March 25 - Rally [Outline of Policies]

1979, April 13 - "In Nobody's Backyard" - also known as "Grenada Is Now Free, 'Free Grenada' Onward to Socialism: One Month After" - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada and Television Free Grenada

1979, May 8 - Excerpt, "Organise to Fight Destabilisation" (The Torchlight) from National Broadcast on Radio Free Grenada.

1979, May 8 - "Organise to Fight Destabilisation" - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada.

1979, June 15 - "Women Step Forward" - National Conference of Women, Marryshow House, University of the West Indies Library Extension, St. George's

1979, June 19 - Butler/Strachan Rally - Queen's Park

1979, July 2 - Education in the New Grenada - Speech at the [start] National Education Conference, July 2-3, 1979

1979, July 30 - The Torchlight - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1979, September 6 - Imperialism is Not Invincible - Sixth Summit Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, September 3-8, Havana, Cuba

1979, September 18 - Beat Back Destabilisers: The Full Weight of the Revolution Will be Brought to Bear on Them - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1979, September 30 - Workers Rally - Queen's Park; later Carriacou

1979, October 10 - Address to the 34th General Assembly of the United Nations, New York

1979, October 13 - Address to Rally held at New York City Community College, New York.

1979, October 20 - Address to the Annual General Meeting of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce

1979, November 4 - Rally - Queens Park

1979, November 10-12 - Excerpt, Free Press and the Role of the Media - Address during the 4th Conference of the American Association of Jurists, held in Jamaica

1979, December - The New Tourism - Regional Conference on the Sociocultural and Environmental Impact of Tourism in the Caribbean, St. George's

1980, January 4 - A New Kind of Teacher for the New Society - Address to Opening of National Teacher Training Seminar

1980, February 15 - A Permanent, Standing Commitment to Freedom of Worship and Religion - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1980, February 23 - The Fighting Example of Sandino Lives - Rally in Managua, Nicaragua to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Augusto Cesár Sandino

1980, March 13 - Forward Ever! Against Imperialism and Towards Genuine National Independence and People's Power - Mass rally, Queen's Park, St. George's

1980, May 1 - Morning address in Grenada to honor International Workers Day.

1980, May 1 - Cuba, Nicaragua, Grenada, Together We Shall Win - Mass May Day rally, Revolution Square, Havana, Cuba

1980, June 19 - New Martyrs, New Heroes, New Patriots - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1980, July 15 - Health For All — A Right for the Caribbean Masses - Feature address at the Sixth Meeting of CARICOM conference of Health Ministers, St. George's

1980, July 27 - Learning Together, Building Together - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1980, August 17 - Speech Honoring Solidarity with Jamaica and Commemorating the 93rd Anniversary of the Birth of Marcus Garvey

1980, September [11] - Anniversary of Chilean Coup; Speech at rally in Sauteurs

1980, October 5 - Address to Nation - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1980, October 20 - Address to the Guyana–Trinidad Mutual Life Insurance Company held in Grenada [partial]

1980, October 30 - Education is a Must - Speech to inaugurate the National In-Service Teacher Education Programme [NISTEP], Teachers College, Grenada

1980, November 10 - Work Towards Integrated Agricultural Development and Regional Co-operation - Opening address at the Regional Workshop on Fruit Tree Crops, St. George's

1980, November 16 - Address at the Bloody Sunday Rally, Seamoon, St. Andrew's, Grenada

1980, December 10 - "We Grenadians are the Children of Fedon . . ." - Speech at a Birchgrove meeting

1980, December 20 - If They Touch Cuba, They Touch Grenada - Address at Cuban Communist Party's Second Congress, December 20, Havana, Cuba

1980, December 25 - Prime Minister's Christmas Message

1981, January 1 - The Revolution Moves Forward - New Year's Address to the Nation

1981, January 9 - Excerpts from the Address by Cde. Maurice Bishop at the Caribbean Workers' Conference, held at the Dome, the National Convention Center, Grand Anse from Friday, 9 January thru Sunday, 11 January, 1981

1981, March 13 - Two Years of the Grenada Revolution - Mass rally, St. George's

1981, March 13 - Prime Minister's Message to Grenadians Overseas

1981, March 19 - To Aruba's Socialist Conference, No. 1 on Aruba's National Day

1981, March 19 - To Aruba's Socialist Conference, No. 2 on Aruba's National Day

1981, March 29 - Together We Shall Build Our Airport - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada

1981, April 12 - Address by Cde. Maurice Bishop at the International Airport Solidarity Rally

1981, April 29 - Statement Made by Cde. Maurice Bishop to Socialist International Conference in Amsterdam

1981, May 9 - Speech at the First Science & Technology Council, Grenada

1981, May 10 - Speech at the Opening of the Caribbean Peace Conference

1981, May 24 - Speech at African Liberation Day rally in Grenada.

1981, June 5 - Feature Address: Graduation ceremony for 28 students of journalism and broadcasting

1981, June 19 - Never Has Such A Small, Poor People Been So Determined, Brave and Vigilant (includes Freedom of the Press and CIA Destabilisation) - Address at Heroes Day Rally, Queen's Park, St. George's

1981, June 29 - For Greater Caribbean Community Integration - Opening and Welcoming Address to Sixth Meeting of the Standing Committee of Ministers Responsible for Foreign Affairs of CARICOM, 29 June 1981, Grenada

1981, July 11 - Official Address - Launching of the Media Workers Association of Free Grenada

1981, July 13 - Imperialism is the Real Problem - Opening address to the OAS-PRG Conference on the Development Problems of Small Island States, St. George's

1981, July 23 - The U.S. has Embarked on a Massive Offensive - Opening address, Socialist International Regional Conference, Latin American and Caribbean Committee, July 23-24, Grenada

1981, August 23 - Why Grenada Frightens the US? - Extracts from the Garvey Day Rally, Market Square, St. George's

1981, September 2 - Rally speech at conclusion of "Heroes of the Homeland" maneuver - Seamoon, St. Andrew's

1981, September 24 - Mexico: A Firm and Principled Friend - Speech given on the occasion of a State Dinner offered by President López Portillo of Mexico

1981, October 15 - Education is Production Too - Feature address, official reopening of the second year of the National In-Service Teacher Education Programme [NISTEP], Teacher's College, St. George's

1981, October 29 - Emulation is the Seed that Brings the Fruit of Excellence - Feature address, National Emulation Night, The Dome, Grand Anse, Grenada

1981, November 1 - Address to the Productive Farmers Union [PFU] rally

1981, November 11 - Address to a 'Solidarity with Angola' rally held at the Sauteurs Courtyard

1981, November 18 - In the Spirit of Butler, Unionise! Mobilise! Educate! Democratise! - Opening address, Third Trade Union Conference for the Unity and Solidarity of Caribbean Workers, The Dome, Grand Anse, Grenada

1981, November 22 - No More Bloody Sundays - Address at a Mass Rally in Seamoon Commemorating the Eighth Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

1981, November 23 - Long Live Solidarity, Friendship and Co–operation! - Opening Address at the First International Conference of Solidarity with the Grenada Revolution, November 23-25, St. George's

1981, November 25 - Grenada Is Not Alone - Closing address of the First International Conference of Solidarity with the Grenada Revolution, November 23-25, St. George's

1981, December 6 - Prime Minister's Address at a National Women's Organization Rally in Queen's Park - Cut short after 7 minutes by a power failure.

1981, December 13 - Prime Minister's Address at a rally for the New Jewel Movement National Youth Organization [NYO] Congress in St. George's Market Square.

1981, December 17 - Prime Minister's Address on the occasion of Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) speech night

1981, December 25 - Prime Minister's Christmas Message

1982, January 1 - Forward to 1982——the Year of Economic Construction - New Year's Address to the Nation, Radio Free Grenada and Television Free Grenada

1982, February 18 - Address to Agricultural Workers' Meeting, Seamoon, St. Andrew's, Grenada

1982, February 25 - Opening address by Prime Minister Maurice Bishop at the Conference on the Economy for Managers/Heads of State Enterprises - the Dome, Grand Anse, Grenada

1982, March 9 - Budget Day address - the Dome, Grand Anse, Grenada

1982, March 10 - Opening address to the American Association of Jurists Conference, the Dome, Grand Anse, Grenada

1982, March 11 - Address to the Launching of R.F.G.'s Medium Wave Transmitter, Beausejour, Grenada

1982, March 13 - Three Years of the Grenada Revolution - Rally, Queen's Park, St. George's

1982, April 8 - Address, Official Opening of Reconstructed Building (Otway House) of the Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union (SWWU), St. George's, 8 April 1982.

1982, April 17 - Address, First Conference of Journalists from the Caribbean area, 17 April 1982, National Conference Center, St. George's

1982, April 18 [Part One] - Address Given by Prime Minister Maurice Bishop at the International Airport Site to Commemorate Jeremiah Richardson Day, Sunday, April 18, 1982 - Jeremiah Richardson

1982, April 18 [Part Two] - Address Given by Prime Minister Maurice Bishop at the International Airport Site to Commemorate Jeremiah Richardson Day, Sunday, April 18, 1982 - International Airport Project

1982, May 1 - Address, May Day Rally

1982, June 8 - Address, Honecker's State Dinner, German Democratic Republic

1982, June 21 - Heroes Day Rally, Queen's Park

1982, June 28 - Address to National Conference on Unemployment, the Dome, Grand Anse, Grenada

1982, July 16 - Address to Graduation Ceremony of MacDonald College

1982, July 27 - Speech, Tikhonov's Honorary Dinner, Moscow

1982, September 13 - Line of March for the Party - Address to General Meeting of Party. A web page quoting from official Party document reviews Responsibility for Contents of Line of March speech.

1982, September 18 - Address to Executive Board of UNESCO - UNESCO Headquarters, Paris

1982, November 7 - Marryshow Day Address - York House, St. George's

1982, November 20 - For the Cultural Sovereignty of the Caribbean People - Address at the Opening of the Caribbean Conference of Intellectual Workers, National Convention Centre, Grand Anse, St. George's

1982, November 21 - One Caribbean: Address to Bloody Sunday Rally, Seamoon, St. Andrew's, Grenada

1982, November 26 - Address by Prime Minister Maurice Bishop to the closing session of Conference on Education and Production

1982, December 6 - Address to the First Congress of the National Women's Organisation - National Convention Center, St. George's

1982, Christmas - Christmas Message 1982

1983, January 1 - New Year's Address - New Year's Address to the Nation, Radio Free Grenada and Television Free Grenada

1983, January 28 - Speech given at the José Martí Memorial in Cuba

1983, February 3 - Emulation is the Seed that Brings the Fruit of Excellence, speech delivered at National Emulation Night

1983, February 24 - Address to the Second National Conference of Delegates of Mass Organisations on the Economy at the Dome in Grand Anse

1983, March - School Festivals Day Address, address to schools

1983, March 7-12 - Speech to Non-Aligned Countries at the 7th Summit in New Delhi

1983, March 13 - Fourth Anniversary Speech [draft]

1983, March 23 - Every Grain of Sand is Ours: An Armed Attack Against Our Country is Imminent - National Broadcast, Radio Free Grenada and Television Free Grenada, St. George's

1983, April 15 - Speech before a Gromyko delegation

1983, April 16 - Nicaragua, Cuba, and Grenada are One Revolution! - London

1983, June 1 - Forward to Peace, Genuine Independence and Development in a United America——Our America - Address to Protocolary Session of Organisation of American States [OAS], Washington, DC

1983, June 4 - We Proudly Share the Noble Dreams of Martin and Malcolm - Address to the Sixth Annual Dinner of TransAfrica, Washington, DC

1983, June 5 - Maurice Bishop Speaks to U.S. Working People - Hunter College, New York, NY

1983, July 4 - Address to the Grenadian people after the June CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting held in Trinidad and Tobago

1983, July 7 - Speech, University of the West Indies (UWI)


Maurice Bishop
Courtesy of John Douglas, photographer

NOTE ONE: Transcripts of some of Maurice Bishop's major speeches are included in the four volumes below and are not on this website. It is useful to check those printed volumes.

NOTE TWO: A majority of the speeches listed above are primarily found in the web administrator's files of speech transcripts issued by the Government Information Service [GIS] plus those GIS/Office of the Prime Minister speeches in the Grenada Documents. Many of Bishop's speeches are reproduced in the following four volumes:

Forward Ever: Three Years of the Grenadian Revolution, Pathfinder Press, Sydney, Australia: 1982

In Nobody's Backyard: Maurice Bishop's Speeches, edited by Chris Searle, Zed Books: 1984

Maurice Bishop: Selected Speeches, 1979-1981; Casa de las Americás: 1982.

Maurice Bishop Speaks, Pathfinder Press, New York, NY: 1983


Speeches, including some listed above, can also be found in the following books and journals:

British-Grenadian Friendship Society. London

Covert Action Quarterly

Free West Indian

Government Printery/Government Information Services, St. George's, Grenada

Granma Weekly Review, Cuba

"Grenada: The Struggle Against Destabilisation." Searle, Writers & Readers, [1983]

"Grenada Documents: An Overview & Selection," Ledeen & Romerstein, 1984

"Grenada Is Not Alone," Fedon Publishers, ©1982

Grenada News, Information Service, Permanent Mission of Grenada to the OAS

Grenada Newsletter, Hughes, St. George's

Grenadian Voice, Pierre, St. George's

"In Nobody's Backyard: The Grenada Revolution in Its Own Words, Volume II," Majority Press, ©1985

Intercontinental Press, New York

"In the Spirit of Butler," Fedon Publishers, ©1982

"Maurice Bishop Speaks to U.S. Workers," Pathfinder, pamphlet

Militant, New York

Ministry of Education, Grenada

"One Caribbean; Two Speeches," Britain-Grenada Friendship Society, Surrey, 1983

OWTU, Lectures & Discussion Papers, No. 5, San Fernando, Trinidad

Political Publishers, Havana, Cuba

Sunday Sun, Barbados

TIWU Printery, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

"To Construct from Morning: Making of the People's Budget in Grenada," Fedon, 1982

U.S. Government Printing Office, U.S. Dept. of State, Washington, DC

"Words Unchained," Searle, Zed Books, ©1984

Speeches were also issued by the Peoples Revolutionary Government, usually the Prime Minister's office, from Government Information Services (GIS) often on mimeo without identifying markings, stamps or identifications other than typewriter and format style. Copies of speeches are also available in the microfiche collection of Grenada Documents at the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland. Some speeches are from private collections as many were widely distributed.


Maurice Bishop was a prolific and charismatic speaker. Surely he made more speeches, addresses and radio broadcasts then the ones listed above. If you can contribute text copies of the 'odd' speeches that are not listed in the primary selected speech volumes [for example, if you have the text for the Garvey Day rally], please make contact via the email address below.

You can copy these speech titles and dates singly as ownership is not involved. Copying the complete list and reproducing it in a publication is not allowed. Using the compilation on this page as a complete compilation or partial compilation for other than personal use is not acceptable.


The very best is to hear Maurice Bishop's voice.

Excerpts - At Hunter College

Excerpts - Bishop speaking at Hunter College, with audience responses, from La Lucha Continua: a talking mural in San Francisco

The Grenadian Connection has many Bishop speeches

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