Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Well-known Grenadian journalist Alister Hughes has died at the age of 86 after a prolonged illness.
He had been at the forefront of Grenadian journalism and was known across the Caribbean as the definitive voice covering the October 1983 American invasion of Grenada.
On October 19th 1983, Hughes had been the only journalist to interview the then Prime Minister Maurice Bishop after he was released from house arrest.
Hughes was arrested after that interview and only released on October 25th when American and Caribbean forces invaded the island.