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Grenada had a very interesting story on its way to independence from Britain in 1950s and after Many people were killed and so much blood was shed on their bloody route When Grenada achieved independence there were many other political movements excluding government searching for power I will describe Maurice Bishops rise to power who was one of the major characters of Grenadas history and who changed many aspects of its politics overthrew Sir Eric Gairy and brought in the democracy into the country Eric Mathew Gairy who had achieved independence for Grenada was politically indifferent to his country desiring only power prestige and lifestyle it afforded him Bishop joined the party called The New Jewel Movement where he started his career which opposed Gairys GULP Grenada United Labor Party During Bishops time in office many major historical events of Grenada 1930s-1980s occurred I will start with introducing Bishop his legitimacy that overthrew him and showing other type of political leaderships within Grenada at that time range Later I will analyze in depth his charismatic rise to power In order to understand how Bishop achieved power we must know who he was He was born on the island of Aruba in the Dutch Antilles off the coast of Venezuela on 29 May 1944 to Rupert and Alimenta In 1951 Bishop went to Wesley Hall Primary School and to the St Georges Roman Catholic school He won a scholarship to Presentation College the best academic school in the island He was an excellent student Even he was tall and everyone embarrassed him by calling a permanent cricket team member he distinguished himself as a debater and a social creature who became the president of the students council He became editor of the school magazine Student Voice At 19 he left the island to follow a legal career and qualify as a barrister lawyer at Grays Inn in Britain The year after he qualified 1966 he married
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