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UK Diaspora GALA: First in 50 YEARS!!
October 19, 2023

London, 19th October 2023 – The United Kingdom Gala Organising Team are thrilled to announce the eagerly awaited Prime Minister’s “UK Diaspora” Gala, a monumental event on the journey to marking 50 years since Grenada gained its independence in 1974.

The Gala’s theme, “Celebrating Grenadian Excellence,” reflects a deep commitment to honouring the remarkable achievements and contributions of Grenadian diaspora communities.

The significance of the diaspora gala is rooted in the principles of Grenadian unity and excellence.


The Inaugural Prime Minister’s UK Gala for the Grenadian Diaspora and friends of Grenada. Saturday 04 November 2023. Doors: 6pm to 1am. ILEC Conference Centre, 47 Lillie Rd, Fulham, London, SW6 1UD


As a parliamentary democracy, Grenada’s Prime Ministers – former, future and present, hold dual roles. She/He serves as both the Prime Minister of ALL Grenadians and as the Political Leader of his/her party. These roles are inherently intertwined and no Prime Minister can separate them.

Hence patriotic Grenadians of all political persuasions have always put country FIRST…!!

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The Prime Minister’s attendance at the gala symbolises his dedication to bridging the divide and fostering unity among all Grenadians, regardless of their political affiliations.

This Gala aims to provide a platform for people of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate the shared values and aspirations that bind them as citizens of Grenada.

October 19, 2023, holds special significance as it is named Heroes Day. This day serves as both a memorial and a celebration of Grenadian Heroes who have made remarkable sacrifices and contributions to our nation.

At the Prime Minister’s “UK Diaspora” Gala, the United Kingdom will observe a solemn minute’s silence in honour of the memory of Maurice Bishop and all those Grenadians who lost their lives during the implosion of the People’s Revolution and the subsequent war of liberation.

The events surrounding the revolution and the war of liberation, led by the United States and supported by Caribbean forces, played a crucial role in shaping Grenada’s history. This minute of silence is a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by these heroes and a symbol of the nation’s commitment to unity, healing, and progress.

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The “UK Diaspora” Gala promises to be a night of grandeur and significance, bringing together Grenadian communities from around the United Kingdom and beyond. It will feature captivating displays, showcasing the rich tapestry of Grenadian heritage, from its vibrant music and dance to its delectable cuisine.

As we celebrate “Grenadian Excellence,” the Gala will recognise and honour outstanding members of the diaspora who have excelled in various fields, be it science, arts, sports, entrepreneurship, or public service. The event will serve as a testament to the exceptional talents and abilities of Grenadian expatriates, while emphasising the importance of their continued engagement and support for their homeland.

The Gala’s program will include speeches from the Prime Minister, Honourable Dickon Mitchell and dignitaries, musical performances and a sumptuous banquet featuring Grenadian culinary delights (like Nutmeg Cake). Guests will also have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions about the challenges and opportunities facing the Grenadian diaspora community in the UK.

The “UK Diaspora” Gala is not just an event; it is a symbol of unity, reconciliation, and the celebration of Grenadian heritage. It is a testament to the Prime Minister’s unwavering commitment to the welfare and unity of all Grenadians, irrespective of their political affiliations.

The UK Gala Organising Team, led by Roy McEwen, extends a warm invitation to all members of the Grenadian diaspora, friends of Grenada, and well-wishers to join us in this historic celebration of “Grenadian Excellence.” Together, we will honour our heroes, celebrate our culture and strengthen our bonds as a united Grenadian family.

To purchase tickets online, visit www.ukgala.473.gd

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