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Grenadan prime minister said to have been detained

Grenada's leftist Prime Minister Maurice Bishop has been reported under house arrest and there was no word Sunday on who was in charge of the Caribbean island's government.

The Caribbean News Agency (CANA) reported that Grenada's ambassador to Cuba, Maj. Liam Cornwall, said Bishop had failed to accept and implement decisions of the ruling New Jewel Movement and the government. CANA also reported that Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard had resigned on Friday to refute rumors that he had tried to kill Bishop. Several foreign journalists were ordered expelled from the country for allegedly distorting information about Grenada.

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