(DELETED) ITEM NO: 1 -- SUBJECT: GRENADA; APPARENT COUP ATTEMPT

Created: 3/13/1979

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GRENADA: APPARENT COUP ATTEMPT.V

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OP SERIOUS DISTURBANCES SINCE THE IN GRENADA THIS MORNING OF THE RATIONAL RADIO STATIONROUP CALLING ITSELF THE NCtS REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT. ASRS EST. HOWEVER. CONDITION* STILL HAVE HOT STABILIZED SUFFICIENTLY TO PERMIT A DEFINITIVE EVALUATIOH OF THE SITUATION-

MAURICELEADER OF THE MARXIST-LENINIST OPPOSITION PARTY. THE MEW JEWEL MOVEMENTTO BE PRIME MINISTER OF THE NEW GOVERNMENT AND HAS CALLED FOR THE EXTRADITION OF PRIME niNISTER SRIC GAIRY. WHO IS VISITING IN NEW YORK CITY. BISHOP SAYS THAT THE NATIONAL DEFENSE FORCES AND POLICE, WHICH NUMBER LESS THAN SUOi HAVE SURRENDEREDTRUGGLE. AT LEAST SOME FORMER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE SAID TO BE UNDER

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