The Inst of Caribbean Studies, Univ of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, announces the lecture “A Look Back at the People’s Revolutionary Armed Forces of Grenada, 1979-1983” by Dr. Dion E. Phillips, Univ of the Virgin Islands-St. Thomas. Dr. J. Rodríguez Beruff, Fac of General Studies, UPR-RP, will comment the lecture. The activity will be held on Tuesday, Nov 12, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in CRA 108, Fac of Social Sciences.
ONLINE: This lecture will be broadcast LIVE online through the following website:
Summary: The discourse on the Maurice Bishop-led People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) in Grenada (1979-1982) has spun a plethora of published research. However, this work has not sufficiently focused on the military arm of the PRG, the People's Revolutionary Armed Forces. This presentation shows that the PRG came to power as a result of the first coup d’état in the English-speaking Caribbean as well as examines the structure, strength, recruitment, training and roles of the armed forces. Those forces were not only concerned with the defense of the state and internal security but also with other functions, including the prevention of drugs, and ceremonial duties.
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