Monday, March 2, 2009
Public debate in Grenada rages on over plans to rename the Point Salines International Airport after the slain Prime Minister Maurice Bishop
Mr. Bishop was assassinated in 1983, and subsequent events led to a United States invasion.
Current Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and his Government has approved in principle the renaming of the airport. The decision has received high praise from the former head of the Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement, Dr. Terrence Marryshaw.
However, Leslie Pierre newspaper editor fiercely opposes it, saying it is unnecessary as there is already a Maurice Bishop highway.