Glossary Term

Central Committee

An elite group who made the key decisions within the NJM
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During the Grenada Revolution, within the New Jewel Movement (NJM), an elite group of 15 to 16 top party leaders set the policy goals and chartered the path of the NJM to socialism through careful Marxist-Leninist ideologies.  This group was known as the Central Committee and was chaired by Maurice Bishop.

Membership in the Central Committee was restricted to full or candidate members of the NJM.  The committee would meet monthly.

Members of the NJM Central Committee included:

By the summer of 1983 two factions evolved within the Central Committee; one in support of Maurice Bishop and the other with loyalty to Bernard Coard.  This split led to the demise of the NJM and the end of the Grenada Revolution.

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