The Grenada newsletter.


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The Grenada newsletter.
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v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Alister Hughes
A. & C. Hughes
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St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
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Alister Hughes
P. 0. Box 65 Li0
St. George's '10 4



Mr Maurice Bishop, Joint Coordinating Secretary of Grenada's

Jewel Movement (NJM), told a Press Conference this week that

his organisation had had reliable information from three

independent sources that Prime Minister Eric Gairy was active

plotting to assassinate the leaders of NJM.

Bishop said, "With our experience of Gairy, and remembering 1

"Battle of St. George's" (January 21st 1974) when my father,

Rupert Bishop, was murdered, this threat to the leadership ol

NJM cannot be taken lightly".

It is now part of Grenada's history, brought out by the Duffi
Bishop said
Commission of Inquiry,/that peaceful citizens have been brute

on direct orders from the Prime Minister and he called on

Gronadians to prepare themselves for "a new murderous wave at

to be launched".

Bishop emphasised that NJM was not prepared to advocate violL

to bring down the Government, but he recognized that "substar

pockets of Grenadians were beginning to see that the day may

coming when revolutionary violence will have to be used to cc

the reactionary violence of a Fascist Government"

(173 words)


Alister Hughes
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Grenada Newsletter leek Ending 31.3.j7

are run by Religious Denominations and are dapcenJuint on fine

grants from Government. Over the past three years, paymc

these grants has been delayed frequently, forcing some schoc

borrow money in order to keep their doors open and creating

difficulties for all Secondary School Boards of Management.

This year, the situation has worsened. Only three Seconc

Schools have received any financial aid from Government and,

addition, Government has not paid the tuition fees of over (

Government Scholarship Winners now attending Denominational

Secondary Schools. As a result, these schools are in sej

financial difficulties, it is not certain whether all will 1

for the coming Christmas term, and it is clear that, in the

absence of Government financial aid, the tuition fees charge

k those that do reopen will have to be increased considerably.

A recent meeting was held by the Governing Dodias of Assistc

Secondary Schools with Honourable John lorris, Minister of

Education, but this failed to produce any ray of hope.

Mr Morris told the meeting that the decision rested with the

Minister of Finance as to whether Government would make fine

grants to Secondary Schools. The Liinister warned, howevw

that if it was decided to make grants, no school would be

considered for assistance unless it complied with certain

Government regulations. These are that at the opening or

close of the school day, the pledge to the flag must be rec:

and the National Anthem sung. People actively engaged ir

politics must not be employed as teachers. Teachers and

students must, respectively, wear a uniform andan acceotablE

. Alaistetr Jiuyh
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His Lordship Judge Eria Bishop delivered this weak his judgcr:

in a case brought by Mr Paul Richards, a nutmeg producer, age

the inard of Managem.'nt of thie Grnadn Cooperative Nutmeg


In hiL plea to the Court, Mr Richards hod asked that the recc

election of the Board of MEnagement of the Association be deo

null and void and that an injunction bV issued restraining tl

3oard from performing any functions.

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Iain case was heard before Ar Justice Bishop sotie six wesks i

end judgeromnt was reserved. Delivering his jugaement *;

Judge bishop said that the plaintiff, ilr Richards, had, on t'

occasions, succeeded in disrupting the logitiante Goneral 'io

of the Association held to elect new crErd of -lanagnmant.

On the third occasion, however, the Assuciation had succeed

holding its meeting and a Board had boon elected.

His Lordship declared that the election had been conducted

according to 1-w and established precedent end ho declined t

issue mn injunction restraining the Ba rd from performing it


Mr Richards was ordered to pay his own costs and those of th

:Meiibnrs of the Joard against whom hn had brought the action.

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