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December 20, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize, Grenada's first elected prime minister after the U.S.-led invasion of the Caribbean nation in 1983, died Tuesday after a long battle with prostate cancer. Governor General Sir Paul Scoon said Blaize was 71 and died in his official residence at Mt. Royal, just outside this capital city. He had been working there for about a year because of his illness. U.S.
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December 20, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize, Grenada's first elected prime minister after the U.S.-led invasion of the Caribbean nation in 1983, died Tuesday after a long battle with prostate cancer. Governor General Sir Paul Scoon said Blaize was 71 and died in his official residence at Mt. Royal, just outside this capital city. He had been working there for about a year because of his illness. U.S.
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NEWS
August 25, 1989
Grenada's government suspended Parliament amid opposition threats to bring Prime Minister Herbert Blaize down with a no-confidence vote. Blaize, who lost leadership of his New National Party, has been under intense pressure over what critics call an increasingly authoritarian style. The suspension means Blaize can govern without any parliamentary opposition until as late as February, a month before general elections are due.
NEWS
August 25, 1989
Grenada's government suspended Parliament amid opposition threats to bring Prime Minister Herbert Blaize down with a no-confidence vote. Blaize, who lost leadership of his New National Party, has been under intense pressure over what critics call an increasingly authoritarian style. The suspension means Blaize can govern without any parliamentary opposition until as late as February, a month before general elections are due.
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January 22, 1989
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize was ousted as leader of Grenada's ruling New National Party during a party convention vote and replaced by his longtime critic, Keith Mitchell, the minister of communications and works. The election of Mitchell means he will be the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation if the centrist party wins in elections due by December. Mitchell, 43, has regularly criticized Blaize for making major decisions without consulting his Cabinet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1987
The tiny island of Grenada today is hardly more than a point of passing interest to passengers aboard Caribbean cruise ships. But on Oct. 25, 1983, it was the venue for a pell-mell draconian drama staged by the Pentagon that briefly captured worldwide attention. Its impresario, Commander-in-Chief Ronald Reagan, glibly asserted three days after the tragic comedy opened that the factious and fractious Grenadian government posed a danger to American students at the island's medical school.
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May 13, 1985 | United Press International
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize has announced that he will travel to Britain, Canada and the United States later this month for talks on strengthening Grenada's economic ties with its traditional allies.
NEWS
March 2, 1986 | Associated Press
The Grenadan government will scrap the Caribbean island nation's income tax and replace it with four other levies, including a value-added and a property tax, Prime Minister Herbert Blaize said.
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August 26, 1986 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize will enter a hospital in the Washington, D.C., area this week for treatment of a prostate illness, the Caribbean News Agency reported Monday. It said that the ailing leader will travel to Washington from Canada, where he is on an official visit.
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March 11, 1985 | Associated Press
Vice President George Bush will hold separate half-hour meetings with Grenada's Prime Minister Herbert Blaize and the island's governor general, Paul Scoon, during a four-hour visit Thursday, the U.S. Infornmation service said. Bush will be on his way to Brazil where he will head the U.S. delegation to the inauguration of newly elected President Tancredo Neves.
NEWS
January 22, 1989
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize was ousted as leader of Grenada's ruling New National Party during a party convention vote and replaced by his longtime critic, Keith Mitchell, the minister of communications and works. The election of Mitchell means he will be the prime minister of the Caribbean island nation if the centrist party wins in elections due by December. Mitchell, 43, has regularly criticized Blaize for making major decisions without consulting his Cabinet.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1987
The tiny island of Grenada today is hardly more than a point of passing interest to passengers aboard Caribbean cruise ships. But on Oct. 25, 1983, it was the venue for a pell-mell draconian drama staged by the Pentagon that briefly captured worldwide attention. Its impresario, Commander-in-Chief Ronald Reagan, glibly asserted three days after the tragic comedy opened that the factious and fractious Grenadian government posed a danger to American students at the island's medical school.
NEWS
February 15, 1987 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize announced his first Cabinet reshuffle since leading the New National Party to victory in general elections two years ago. Blaize said in a radio broadcast Friday night that Labor Minister Francis Alexis would take over the portfolio of legal affairs from Ben Jones, who retains his post as foreign minister and also takes over agriculture, tourism, lands and forestry from George Brizan. Brizan becomes minister for education, culture and fisheries.
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