A Grenadian Guides Us Through His Country

Clement Baptiste of CB Historical Tours will tell you what happened on the day that irate citizens grabbed Maurice Bishop and put him to death at Port Louis. They wanted no part of Bishop’s attempt to transform Grenada into a socialist state.

At the time Clement was serving in the army as a driver for a Russian commandant. The comrade assured Clement that there was nothing unusual about the events of the day, but Clement soon abandoned his post, realizing that the situation could become much worse.

By the end of the island tour that we participated in with Bob and Janice Waller of s/v Tsamaya, we had learned much about Grenada’s politics, economy, history, culture and natural beauty. We had even shaken hands with a former prime minister, Mr. Mitchell, a friend of Clement’s.

The following photographs provide highlights of the tour that took us through a nutmeg processing station, a rum distillery, a fishing village and a former sugar plantation.

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About Cheryl Crockett Lezovich

Mom, first mate and writer aboard a 40' Manta catamaran, S/V Happy Times.
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