ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 16, 1983
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(Studio) All United States combat units reported withdrawn from Grenada. Report with regard to present conditions introd.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Grenada) Scenes shown. Operation Urgent Fury recalled. Scenes shown. Effect of United States invasion on Cuba and Nicaragua noted. Opinion in United States and Grenada said mostly favoring Reagan's action. Shortage of tourists and surplus of nutmeg noted plaguing Grenada. Scenes shown. [Sir Paul SCOON - wants US aid.] Extent of planned aid noted. Cuban presence on Grenada said missed due to its extensive financial aid. Islands health system reported flagging. Controversial airstrip said needing completion for tourist trade. Elecs. said due late next year. [Newspaper Editor Leslie PIERRE - fears those brainwashed by communism remain a threat; United States must stay.] Poverty of country noted. [Journalist Alister HUGHES - fears loss of traditional norms in Grenada.] Mediterranean type culture noted. [HUGHES - did not support Maurice Bishop, but would not have advocated his overthrow by US.] [GIRL and LITTLE BOY - are grateful for American intervention.] [STUDENTS - sing "Jingle Bells."]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld