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Members of the PRG
September 1983

Maurice Bishop

Prime Minister; Minister of Defense, Interior & Carriacou Affairs

Bernard Coard
Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Finance

Jacqueline Creft
Minister of Women's Affairs; Minister of Education

Norris Bain
Minister of Housing

Unison Whiteman
Minister of External Relations; Lands and Forestry

Hudson Austin
Minister of Communications and Labor

Selwyn Strachan
Minister of National Mobilization

Chris De Riggs
Minister of Health

Lyden Ramdhanny
Minister of Tourism

Kendrick Radix
Minister of Justice

George Louison
Minister of Agriculture

Richard Hart
Attorney General


The Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG) was run by a Central Committee. Most, though not all, decisions were signed off by Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, Chairman of the Central Committee. The Central Committee was made up of sixteen members and was officially the supreme policy-making body of the party. Its meetings took place in normal circumstances about every month.

Members of the Central Committee of the NJM, September 1983

Hudson Austin Commander of the Peoples Revolutionary Army;
Minister of Communications and Labor

Fitzroy Bain
Trade Union Leader

Dave Bartholomew
Peoples Revolutionary Army

Maurice Bishop Prime Minister; Minister of Defense, Interior & Carriacou Affairs

Phyllis Coard
Head of National Women's Organization

Leon Cornwall
People's Revolutionary Army; former Ambassador to Cuba

Ewart Layne
People's Revolutionary Army

Chris De Riggs
Minister of Health

Liam James
People's Revolutionary Army

George Louison
Minister of Agriculture

Kamau McBarnette
Deputy Minister of Information

Ian St. Bernard
People's Revolutionary Army; Commissioner of Police

Selwyn Strachan
Minister of National Mobilization

John Ventour
Trade Union Leader

Unison Whiteman
Minister of External Relations


The principal day-to-day decisions of the Central Committee were made by the Political Bureau. The eight-man Political Bureau was, in practice, the governing body in Grenada, handling all urgent decisions.

Members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee, September 1983

Hudson Austin Commander of the Peoples Revolutionary Army; Minister of Communications and Labor

Maurice Bishop Prime Minister; Minister of Defense, Interior & Carriacou Affairs

Liam James
People's Revolutionary Army

Ewart Layne
People's Revolutionary Army

George Louison
Minister of Agriculture

Selwyn Strachan
Minister of National Mobilization

John Ventour
Trade Union Leader

Unison Whiteman
Minister of External Relations

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