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List of Enemies

After Gairy left Grenada and the New Jewel Movement assumed power, much of the possessions and many of the writings of Eric Matthew Gairy were up for grabs. One significant piece was an alleged "Gairy's List of Enemies". This list was, apparently copied, distributed and finally printed in the 25 March 1979 issue of the 'Torchlight'. The main body of the list was typed. Did Gairy type? Needless to say, read the names on this list with caution, and consider other possibilities how this list was made.

In large hand printing the top of the list reads:

MAY GOD HELP ME, ERIC MATHEW (sic) GAIRY TO OVERCOME THESE ENEMIES

Next is the typed section with [sic] notations for 'spelled as in the original', as below:

DEREK KNIGHT, LAWYER, LEADER OF THE SENATE (APPOINTED

JAMES KENRICK MILNE, WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN

MICHAEL SYLVESTER, LAWYER, REJECTED BY ELECTORS

GORDON RENWICK, LAWYER, LANDOWNER

WELLINGTON FRIDAY, COLLEGE MASTER, POLITICIAN

EVEREST FRIDAY, NOW RESIDING IN BROOKLYN, N.Y., CLERK

FISHER ARCHIBALD, AUCTIONEER, EX-SPEAKER OF PARLIAMENT

LENNIE ARCHIBALD, UNDERTAKER

GUY ARCHIBALD, FARM BUSINESSMAN

SAMUEL THOMAS, SHOEMAKER

ARTHUR BOWEN, ENGLISH ARTHITECT (sic), DEPORTED FROM GRENADA

TREVOR EMANUEL, MINISTER OF RELIGION [hand printed addition], STEEL BAND MAN

[unclear] CAMPBELL, PLANTER

CLARENCE FERGUSON, PLANTER

HUDSON SCIPIO, LAWYER, POLITICIAN

GASCOIGNE BLAIZE [hand printed addition], BUSINESS MAN

HERBERT BLAIZE, LEADER OF GOVERNMENT OPPOSITION

BEN JONES, LAWYER

ALISTER HUGHES, BUSINESSMAN

WILBERFORCE NYACK, LAWYER

RALPH M. BHOLA, EX-MINISTER, BUSINESSMAN

ALSTON ANDREW, PRESS PROPRIETOR

MERRIDALE BULLEN, PRESS PROPRIETOR, BUSINESSMAN, AUCTIONEER

MC DONALD WELSH, BUSINESSMAN, EX-MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT

At the end of the list, additional names are handwritten in all capitals, as:

IAN FRANCIS, YOUNG EX-POLICEMAN

RUPERT JAPAL, A MEDICAL PRACTICIANER

STRACHAN GORDON [sic], A BUILDING CONTRACTOR

HAROLD STRACHAN, A DRIVER

GORDON GENTLE, LARGE LAND OWNER

ROY DONALD, FARM MANAGER

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WEBMASTER QUERY? Who are/were these people, you ask? There is a great story to be gleaned using this list as the basis for your writing and research into Grenada's history.

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