Monday, March 2, 2009

Plans to name Grenada airport after Maurice Bishop sparks debate

As published on the Radio Jamaica website there are plans afloat, put forward by current Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, to rename the Point Salines International Airport after the former, slain Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.

Prime Minister Thomas was jailed for two years under the Bishop administration and the decision has received high praise from the former head of the Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement, Dr. Terrence Marryshaw. But newspaper editor Leslie Pierre fiercely opposes it, saying it is unnecessary as there is already a Maurice Bishop highway.

What are you thoughts? Any Grenadians out there with strong views on this one?

Image courtesy of Scott Braley
For more information check out the Definitive Guide to the Grenada Airport

1 comment:

  1. Well, too late now...The airport has officially been renamed as of this week, so we'll have to wait and see what new signs they put up...How exciting!

    Wonder what the Americans think of this?


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