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AcronymFull NameComments & Primary Location
SOffice of Secretary of StateUSA
SAASSSt. Andrew's Anglican Secondary SchoolGrenada
SACSocial Action CentreJamaica
SACPSouth African Communist Party  
SADCSouthern African Development [Co-operation]Community  
SAISSchool of Advanced International Studies (of The Johns Hopkins University)Baltimore, Maryland
SALTStrategic Arms Limitations TalksUSA
SAMSurface-to-air missile  
SASSpecial Air Service[British Special Forces]
SASSSaint Anne's Secondary SchoolGrenada
SATCOMSatellite Communications System/EquipmentUSA
SCSecurity CouncilUnited Nations
SCCSecurity Coordination CenterDoD/USA
SCISensitive Compartmented Information (data classified higher than Top Secret)USA
SCLCSouthern Christian Leadership ConferenceUSA
SCMFAStanding Committee of Ministers of Foreign AffairsCARICOM
SCUBASelf-contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus  
SDA (1)Seventh Day Adventist  
SDA and SDAF (2)Special Development Assistance or Activities FundUSA
SDIStrategic Defense InitiativeUSA
SDRSpecial Drawing RightsIMF
SDSSSt. David's Secondary SchoolGrenada
SDUStudents Disciplinary UnitGrenada; GBSS
SEALSSea, Air, Land Forces or Team US Navy
SECDEFSecretary of DefenseUS MIlitary
SECNAVSecretary of the NavyUS Navy
SEDSozialistische Einheitspartei DeutschlandsGDR
SELASistems Económica Latinoamericana, Latin American Economic System  
SEOGState Educational Opportunity Grant  
SEPTELSeparate TelegraphUSA
SERVOLService Volunteeres For All  
SESSocial and Economic Studies  
SFCState Farm CorporationGrenada
SFTFSouth Florida Task ForceUnited States
SGStudy GroupGrenada
SGUSt. George's UniversityGrenada
SGUSMSt. George's University School of MedicineGrenada
SI (1)Socialist International  
SI (2)Special Intelligence (very secret communications intercept)USA
SICSmall Industry Credit  
SICLACSocialist International Latin American and Caribbean Section  
SIGSenior Interdepartmental GroupUSA
SIGINTSignals IntelligenceUSA
SJACSt. Paul's Joint Action CommitteeGrenada
SJCSt. Joseph's Convent (Secondary School)Grenada
SJCSSSt. John's Christian Secondary SchoolGrenada
SJLPSt. John's Labour PartyGrenada
SLAMSt. Andrew's Liberation MovementGrenada
SLESchool Leaving ExamGrenada
SLOCsSea Lanes of Communication (around 16 of them after exiting the Canal on the Atlantic side)  
S/LPDSecretary of State's Office for Latin Public Diplomacy (see OPD)USA
SLRSelf-Loading Rifle  
SMAOStudents Movement Against OppressionGrenada
SMGSub-Machine Gun  
SNCCStudent Non-Violent Coordination CommitteeUSA
SNIESpecial National Intelligence EstimatesUSA
SNOWISenior Naval Official West IndiesUK
SOASSchool of Oriental and African StudiesUK
SOBUStudent Organization for Black UnityUSA
SOCOMSpecial Operations Command  
SOCRUStudents Organization for Caribbean Regional Unity  
SODEPAX[Pontifical Commission] on Justice and Peace; or Society, Development and Peace  
SOFSpecial Operations ForcesUS Military
SOSStruck Off StrengthGrenada
SOWSpecial Operations WingUS Military
SPACSixth Pan African CongressTanzania/th>
SPCState Propaganda CommitteeGrenada
SPECATClassified Special CategoryUSA
SPGSociety for the Propagation of the Gospel  
SPOSenior Police OfficerGrenada
SPPYCSt. Patrick's Progressive Youth CouncilGrenada
SPTTSocialist Party Trinidad & Tobago  
SR&OStatutory Rules and OrdersGrenada
SRPSpecial Reserve PoliceGrenada
SSBNBallistic missile submarine (nuclear)  
SSCISenate Select Committee on IntelligenceUS Congress
SSG (1)Special Situations Group [or Crisis Preplanning Group CPPG]USA
SSG (2)Guided missile submarine  
SSGNGuided missile submarine (nuclear)  
SSMSocialist Union of Youth of Czechoslovakia  
SSUSpecial Security/Service Units(of OECS members)
STAWeekend Star newspaperJamaica
STABEXSystème de Stabilisation des Recettes d'ExportationEEC
STCState Trading CorporationGrenada
STOLShort Take Off and Landing  
STRStruggle newspaperJamaica
SUSoviet Union  
SUPSocialist Unity PartyGDR
SWAPOSouth West African People's OrganizationNamibia
SWP [1]Socialist Workers PartyDominica
SWP [2]Socialist Workers PartyUSA
SWWU and/or SWWTUSeamen and Waterfront Workers [Trade] UnionGrenada
SYGSecretary-GeneralUnited Nations

Acronyms will become apparent when you read and study the history of the Grenada Revolution. An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of the words of a compound term. Also included in these alphabetical lists are short-hand letters with varying meanings.

Not only did the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) and their political party, The New Jewel Movement (NJM), have a proclivity for using acronyms or short-hand letters for what was meant, but they were in communication with Cuba and the Soviet Union. Cuba, the Soviet Union and the United States were no shirkers from using acronyms either.

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Acronyms D
Acronyms E
Acronyms F
Acronyms G
Acronyms H
Acronyms I
Acronyms J
Acronyms K
Acronyms L
Acronyms M
Acronyms N
Acronyms O
Acronyms P
Acronyms Q-R
Acronyms T
Acronyms U
Acronyms V
Acronyms W
Acronyms Y
Acronyms Z

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