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Bishop, Colvin

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 22

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

On July 27th 1990, the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen led by Yasim Abu Bakr staged a coup to overthrow the government of Trinidad and Tobago. The collection consists of legal documentation related to this attempted coup. The documents cover several subjects: merchants' insurance compensation claims; newspaper clippings; affidavits; transcripts of radio and TV broadcasts; notes of evidence, enquiry and charges; record of proceedings in the Privy Council against members of the Jamaat-al Muslimeen. Among other things, the collection gives information on the persons who lost their businesses in the looting and destruction which followed in the wake of the attempted coup.


  • Creation: 1990-1994


From the Collection: 7 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
868-662-2002 Ext 82132
868-662-9238 (Fax)