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Following representations made by the Grenada Chamber of Commeroe
early in oveaber, lPrim Minister Gairy held discussions with the
Management Committee of the Chamber relative to the Chamber's
Representation on a number of Statutary Bodies.
As a result of these discussions, the Prime Minister agreed that
&eabers of the haaber should be appointed to the Tourist Board,
the Marketing Board and the Development Corporation. In addition,
Mr Gairy informed the Management Committee that he was willing to
appoint a member of the Chamber to serve in the Senate.
An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Chamber selected a
prominent St.Georges businessman, Mr D I B Cronwell, to serve as
the Chamber's representative in the Senate, and Prime Minister
Gairy has been advised accordingly.
a=ODOL, DAW PAITD
The controversy over non-payment of grante-in-aid to denominational
schools was settled on November 8th when schools received their
oheques for the Michaelmas Tera. This payment was in keeping
with a promise made by Prime Minister Gairy on October 28th to a
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national delegation of Parent-Teacher Associations.
The last payment of grants-in-aid was made at the commencement
of the 1973 Michaoelmas Ter, and Government's failure since then
to meet its financial obligations has resulted in steep increases
in school fees. It also meant that Governaent scholarship winners
were required, for the first time, to pay school fees.
last August, the Milister of Finance, Mr George Boaten, informed
the Managements of all Government-assisted schools that four
conditions would have to be satisfied before schools could qualify
for grants-in-aid. ftsea conditions are
(a) The singing of the National Anthea end the recitation of the
National Pledge twice daily.
(b) The wearing of unif6raa by pupils and an acceptable standard
of dress by teachers.
(o) Wo active politician must be employed as a teacher, and
(d) Pupils and teacher who are addicted to drugs must be dismissed.
Only one school, the Presbyterian McDonald College, refused to
accept these conditions, and it is not known how the conditions
are being implemented in the other schools. As far as could be
ascertained, however, there is no daily singing of the Anthem or
recitation of the Pledge.
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Racqu NUgras PAToor
A meeting of Area Delegates of the Grenada Cooperative Nutneg
Association is scheduled to take pace on Noveaber 28th to receive
the Winancial Statement and Report of the Nutmeg Board for the year
Seantnding 50th June 1974.
Assording to the Financial Statement, the Association has an
operating surplus balance of over 2.3 million EC dollars for the
trading year 1975/74, and with a sum of 108 thousand EC dollars
transferred from Reserves, Nutmeg producers will share a record
bonus of 2.5 million dollars.
In the mean time, it has been announced that Mr Robin Renwick has
been appointed as the Association's first Manager. Mr Renwiok
has been the Association's General Secretary since 1958, and it has
been announced that his appointment as Manager is with a view to
paying greater attention to the physical management of the Association
and to planning and development of the Butmeg Industry.
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21 olveaber 1974