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In the News (Mon 11 Dec 17)

  
  SIR ERIC MATTHEW GAIRY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gairy, the showman, perhaps, saw opportunity in such unwelcome attention by the international press and was always available for interviews and press conferences, impressing journalists at his adroitness to field difficult questions and amusing them with his unabashed obsession with UFOs.
Gairy, plagued by failing eyesight and illness, was too weak to campaign - to harangue audiences in his revivalist style that combined mauvais langue and stinging personal attacks.
Gairy was one of Grenada's representatives at the historic Federation conference in Jamaica in 1957 and was one of the founding fathers of Carifta and Caricom.
www.nalis.gov.tt /Biography/Eric_Gairy.html   (1058 words)

  
  The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gairy stayed in exile in the United States until 1983, when the United States, backed by some Caribbean allies, invaded to topple a government which had overthrown and killed Bishop.
Gairy then returned to Grenada and campaigned in the elections of 1984, claiming to be a changed man. However, his party lost the elections, and attempts by Gairy and his party to return to power in 1990 and 1995 were also unsuccessful.
Eric Gairy was one of the judges in the 1970 Miss World Contest when Miss Grenada, Jennifer Hosten won.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Eric_Gairy   (283 words)

  
 Eric Gairy
Gairy soon became an important political figure in Grenada and held the posts of Chief Minister in the Federation of the West Indies (1957-1962) and became prime minister of Grenada in 1967.
Eric Gairy and his Grenada United Labour Party won the elections held on 7th November, 1976.
Gairy moved to the United States and lived in New York before moving to San Diego.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /COLDgairy.htm   (858 words)

  
 Eric Gairy - Caribbean Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gairy was a well-dressed politician, tall and handsome and was said to be extremely charismatic however his life and his career would often be plagued with controversy.
Gairy led his nation to Independence from Britain on February 7th 1974 however his erratic administration provoked a group led by British-trained lawyer Maurice Bishop called the New Jewel Movement (NJM) to lead demonstrations against him.
Gairy, convinced that mankind was threatened by extra-terrestrials arriving in flying saucers repeatedly called for a special group within the UN to investigate UFO's.
www.afiwi.com /caribbean/halloffame/Eric_Gairy.html   (349 words)

  
 Eric Gairy | Scienca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gairy führte das Land auch zur Unabhängigkeit von Großbritannien im Jahr 1974.
Gairy kehrte nach Grenada zurück und trat zu den Wahlen 1984 an.
Weiter Versuche Gairys und seiner Partei in den Jahren 1990 und 1995 blieben ebenso erfolglos.
www.scienca.de /wiki/Eric_Gairy   (211 words)

  
 Eric Matthew Gairy son of Douglas and Theresa Gairy was born in the parish of St
Eric Matthew Gairy son of Douglas and Theresa Gairy was born in the parish of St Eric Matthew Gairy, son of Douglas and Theresa Gairy, was born in the parish of St. Andrew's on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Grenada on February 18, 1922.
It was in Aruba that Sir Eric familiarized himself with trade union matters, playing a vibrant role in seeking increased wages for his fellow compatriots in the Lago Oil Company.
Eric Gairy fought and won Independence for Grenada from the British on February 7, 1974.
www.spiceislander.com /profile_of_Eric_Gairy.htm   (429 words)

  
 Eric Matthew Gairy Biography gairya.html
Eric Matthew Gairy was the son of Douglas and Theresa Gairy, and born 18 February 1922 in Dunfermline, St. Andrew's parish on the Eastern side of the island.
Eric Mathew Gairy was interested in people; invited them to his government home on Mount Royal, sat down and talked with them dockside among his social traits.
Gairy was on his way to New York City where he arrived on 12 March 1979 to attend a Conference on the International Year of the Child.
www.thegrenadarevolutiononline.com /gairya.html   (3260 words)

  
 information about Grenada, complete guide for Grenada,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gairy ultimately led Grenada into independence from the UK in February 1974, and subsequently won three elections for the premiership.
Not all were content with Gairy's regime, however, and among his opponents was the New JEWEL Movement (Joint Endeavour for Welfare, Education and Liberation), a group of mainly young, educated left-wingers led by Maurice Bishop.
In the spring of 1979, the NJM deposed Gairy in a bloodless coup.
destinia.com /guide/the-world/central-america--caribean/grenada/1-30003-30097/16/en   (588 words)

  
 Sir Eric Gairy And His E.T. Secret   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On the very day that Sir Eric was to visit with Kurt Walheim and discuss the UFO resolution, it was learned that he and his government had been overthrown by a Cuban sponsored Marxist group, known as the New Jewel Movement (NJM).
Gairy went on to tell me that he always believed that UFOs were extraterrestrial space craft, but he had very little time to study the subject.
Sir Eric said the body appeared to be of a young man, who if compared to a man of normal size would have been in his early thirties.
www.virtuallystrange.net /ufo/updates/2006/feb/m22-010.shtml   (3841 words)

  
 Grenada - Government and Politics
Gairy and GULP lost only two of the six general elections held from 1951 until 1979, when the party was overthrown by the NJM.
Although Gairy appeared to have retained some support among the rural population, most Grenadians seemed to have rejected him as a result of his past history of strongman rule, corruption, and harassment of political opponents.
In April 1985, he claimed that the party's leadership would be purged, that attempts would be made to expand its low level of support among Grenadian youth, and that all future GULP candidates for office would be drawn directly from the ranks of the party and not recruited for only one campaign.
countrystudies.us /caribbean-islands/79.htm   (3439 words)

  
 The New West Indian
Gairy was apathetic to the plight of the public in Grenada, and he stamped out dissidence with his strong-arm politics.
In retaliation, Gairy unleashed his fascistic henchmen, who called themselves the "Mongoose Gang." They were responsible for the deaths of many strikers in Grenada, including Maurice's father Rupert.
In 1979, Bishop and his comrades learned of a plan put forward by Gairy to assassinate the NJM's leaders while the dictator was out of the country.
www.awigp.com /default.asp?numcat=bishop   (931 words)

  
 AfricaSpeaks.com - The Grenada 17: The Last Prisoners of the Cold War are Black
The revolution, or coup as some called it, was popular, replacing a mad dictator named Eric Gairy who spent much of the tiny country's (pop 100,000) resources investigating the reason Grenada was a favorite landing point for flying saucers.
Gairy had modeled his rule on a mix of Haitian Papa Doc Duvalier's thuggery, populist appeals to peasant- workers and small_land_holders, and claims to mystical-sexual powers, a powerful constituency in Grenada.
Gairy had been a teacher and union leader, was instrumental in winning Grenada's independence from Great Britain.
www.africaspeaks.com /articles/2004/grenada.html   (3238 words)

  
 Duffus Report Contents duffuscontents.html
Eric Matthew Gairy [Part B] Paragraphs 182 thru 183 - The evidence of Hon.
Eric Matthew Gairy [Part C] Paragraphs 184 thru 185 - The evidence of Hon.
Eric Matthew Gairy [Part D] Paragraph 186 - Mr.
www.thegrenadarevolutiononline.com /duffuscontents.html   (1819 words)

  
 Honduras This Week Opinions & Editorial
Tipped off, Gairy had flown to New York a day before and was seeking renewed U.N. support for the investigation of UFOs (cynics say to divert attention from his wretched political record) when he was deposed in absentia.
Sir Eric, the architect of the 1st World UFO Congress in Acapulco in 1975, insists that there are "other beings in the universe, other universes in space-time.
This is where the once-formidable Sir Eric, now deposed head of state and self-proclaimed messiah, sorts out the tangle of past and present, glory and disfavor, illusion and perceived reality, perhaps an inaccessible fact or two.
www.marrder.com /htw/jun97/editorial.htm   (6240 words)

  
 UFO Briefing Document: International Agreements and Resolutions - United Nations - UFO Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Summary: In the mid-1970s, the Prime Minister of the new member state of Grenada, Sir Eric Gairy, began a lobbying initiative to incorporate the UFO problem in the United Nations agenda.
Prime Minister Gairy and UN Ambassador Wellington Friday raised the UFO issue at a meeting of the thirty-second General Assembly Special Political Committee on November 28, 1977.
In the mid-1970s, the Prime Minister of the new member state of Grenada, Sir Eric Gairy, began a lobbying initiative to incorporate the UFO problem in the United Nations agenda.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc1037.htm   (759 words)

  
 BBC ON THIS DAY | 13 | 1979: Grenada leader ousted by coup
Sir Eric was at the United Nations in New York when he was overthrown.
After initially denying anything was amiss, Sir Eric, 56, said the coup leaders had shot dead a soldier and a policeman and taken four hostages, including one of his ministers.
Sir Eric Gairy was appointed premier in 1967 and then prime minister after independence.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/13/newsid_2804000/2804259.stm   (461 words)

  
 Index Ga-Gb
Gairy personally approved government spending and hiring decisions and granted contracts to his supporters.
Gairy returned home in 1984 and campaigned for his party.
He told supporters he was a different man from the high-living "Uncle Gairy" who ran the island before the coup.
www.rulers.org /indexg1.html   (9598 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "Eric Gairy": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Eric Williams and the Making of the Modern Caribbean by Colin A. Palmer
In March 1979 Eric Gairy was removed by force in Grenada.
paternalistic attitudes which emerged out of the nature of the Grenadian plantation system, was reinforced under altered conditions by the Eric Gairy regime and subsequently not shattered, but strengthened, by the revolution; (c) The nature of Grenada's external relations, its British history,...
amazon.com /phrase/Eric-Gairy   (347 words)

  
 GRENADA ART by Eric M Johnn ...
During the 40s and 50s, Sir Eric had successfully negotiated for higher wages and better working conditions for thousands of Grenada's agricultural laborers.
Quite a flamboyant dresser and popular leader among the poor and rural residence, uncle Gairy as he was known to Grenadians, enjoyed a bitter-sweet relationship with the general populace.
Sir Eric was born in 1922 in St. Andrew's parish; he died in 1997.
www.grenada.addr.com /art3.htm   (306 words)

  
 Bio of Sir Eric Gairy, Prime Minister of Grenada, who campaigned the U.N. to study UFOs - UFO Evidence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bio of Sir Eric Gairy, Prime Minister of Grenada, who campaigned the U.N. to study UFOs - UFO Evidence
Bio of Sir Eric Gairy, Prime Minister of Grenada, who campaigned the U.N. to study UFOs
Summary: Gairy, convinced that mankind was threatened by extra-terrestrials arriving in flying saucers repeatedly called for a special group within the UN to investigate UFO's.
www.ufoevidence.org /documents/doc1930.htm   (533 words)

  
 GRENADA ART by Eric M Johnn ...
Sir Eric Gairy who took Grenada to Independence February 7, 1974 was indeed quite a controversial, charismatic and colorful figure.
In the painting, he stands next to the Grenadian National Flag with his signature white suit.
These days, Grenada is enjoying stability and with the tourism industry booming and nutmeg price at a comfortable rate, there's no reason why the Spice Isle of the West cannot even be spicier than ever.
www.grenada.addr.com /art218.htm   (219 words)

  
 pres66   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The late Sir Eric Gairy will long be remembered for the important role he played in raising the political consciousness of the Grenadian people and in instilling confidence in their capacity to effect change in the quality of their lives.
This was a victory for the people of Grenada and culminated in the first ever general elections under universal adult suffrage being held under his stewardship.
Sir Eric was among the early advocates of regionalism, and although he would be well remembered for leading Grenada to independence, he remained a committed regionalist.
www.caricom.org /jsp/pressreleases/pres66.htm   (316 words)

  
 Grenada Political Parties
Grenada became independent in 1974, and its first Prime Minister was Sir Eric Gairy.
The United States invaded the country in 1984 to prevent a communist government from taking shape.
1974 - 13 Mar 1979 Eric Gairy (became Sir Eric Gairy in 1977)
www.caribbeannews.com /grenada_political_parties.html   (394 words)

  
 UFOTEL
Il 23 agosto è morto a Grenada, sir Eric Gairy, già primo ministro dell'isoletta caraibica e noto soprattutto come il primo capo di stato ad aver promosso apertamente lo studio degli UFO, in particolare alle Nazioni Unite, dove ottenne una storica serie di udienze sull'argomento nel 1978, portando a testimoniare scienziati ed ufologi.
Nel marzo 1979 Gairy - che gestiva il potere in maniera quasi dittatoriale - venne rovesciato da un colpo di stato proprio mentre si trovava alle Nazioni Unite per partecipare ad uno di questi dibattiti.
Colpito da un infarto già l'anno scorso, Gairy aveva 75 anni [Associated Press, 24 agosto; CNI News, 1 settembre].
www.arpnet.it /ufo/ufote135.htm   (570 words)

  
 CASBAH: Civil servants in Grenada: allegations by Mr Eric Gairy, former chief minister 1962
CASBAH: Civil servants in Grenada: allegations by Mr Eric Gairy, former chief minister 1962
Civil servants in Grenada: allegations by Mr Eric Gairy, former chief minister 1962
Scope and content: Civil servants in Grenada: allegations by Mr Eric Gairy, former chief minister
www.casbah.ac.uk /cats/archive/138/PROA00049.htm   (117 words)

  
 The Grenada Revolution Online
After half-an-hour struggle, the forces of Gairy's army were completely defeated, and surrendered.
I am now calling upon the working people, the youths, workers, farmers, fishermen, middle-class people, and women to join our armed revolutionary forces at central positions in your communities and to give them any assistance which they call for.
don't be misled by Bogo DeSouze or Cosmos Raymond into believing that there are any prospects of saving the dictator Gairy.
www.thegrenadarevolutiononline.com   (382 words)

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