Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Grenada
Report on certain political events
which occurred in Grenada 1976-1991

VOLUME ONE

PART 4

Section 9:

OBSTACLES TO HEALING AND RECONCILIATION IN GRENADA AS IDENTIFIED BY THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

THE AIRPORT

Should it remain "Point Salines International Airport", or should it be re-named "Maurice Bishop International Airport?" This is the question that remains a burning issue of division among some Grenadians. Many ask:

How does the resolution of this question affect healing and reconciliation in Grenada?

Neither the answer nor the resolution of the question is a simple one.

RECOMMENDATION:

Insofar as the present name or re-naming of the airport remains a divisive issue among some Grenadians, and as such is an obstacle to reconciliation, the T.R.C. recommends to the relevant authority that in the interest of reconciliation, to consider the possibility of seeking national consensus or having some form of national consultation in order to obtain a resolution of this issue. In so doing, the Grenadian people themselves will get the opportunity to decide what they would like their airport to be called, and so put the issue to rest.

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