Gairy Warns "No Nonsense"
Mr Gairy concluded his address by extending thea Seasons Greetings
to "my dear friends, citizens and visitors", and wished that
1975 will bring "joy, happiness and a greater measure of peace,
progress and prosperity for our new nation, working together
hand in hand as one family for a better Grenada".
Gairy Warn; No Nonsense "
whereby peace, progress and prosperity may characterize our country*
Let us bear in mind, particularly for the benefit of those
labouring under a complete misapprehension of the purpose of the
inquiry that Grenada is a fully independent nation and can not be
influenced nor controlled by any outside forces. This is
sufficient at this point of time':.
The Prime ministerer said that, as a result of criticisms and
suggestions received from the public, the legal department and the
higher ranks of the Police Department and Defence Force will, very
shortly "be strengthened with some of the best available personnel".
Mr Gciry went on to say that "legislation has been tightened and
in some cases amended to ensure a proper pattern of behaviour.
To ensure peace, progress and prosperity'. And Prime Minister
Gairy gave this warning, "Please remember that some of the nonsense
we experienced earlier this year will not be allowed even to show
the top of their heads any more."
Mr Gairy said his two recent trips to New York had given him
"the opportunity to correct most of the false reports" and also
to "brighten the image" of Grenada, and he thought "the signs of
a healthy tourist trade for this season are clear and precise",
but he said, "our air service is our greatest enemy today".
After thanking the Civil Service, Police, Defence Force and other
departments and categories of workers for their cooperation
during 1974, the Prime Minister said he thanked God that "through
Him we were able to meet our monthly commitments particularly the
paying of salaries to civil servants. He also thanked God "for
the gifts he has given, through me, to present to the poor and to
entertain the children at this time".
Gairy Warns "No Nonsense"
Christianity, the symbol of Love end devotion, dedication and
sacrifices. Mr Gairy said that Fort Frederick had been
transformed into a summit of "beauty, serenity, and peace, a
place which invites you to prayer and holy meditation".
Referring to the political unrest in Grenada early in 1974,
Mr Gairy said, "Today we must try to forget the aftermaths, the
effects and the by-products of a dark and ugly dream, some of
which, however, like the cost of living, will always remain with
us". The Prime Minister said hundreds who lost their jobs and
school children who lost a part of their education will "always
have this as a dark and ugly dream".
Calling on his listeners not to let hardships of the past year
dampen their spirits, the Prime Minister said "before the Throne
of God and in humility for all the blessings He has bestowed upon
us, we must ask his continued blessing, we must commit ourselves
to harder work with a view designed to bringing about maximum
productivity in every area of development". "The Time for the
urge of destructionism and obstructionism', he said,"the time for
malicious criticism must be thrown into the dark oblivion of
Later in his address, Mr Gairy referred to the Duffus Commission
of Inquiry which, some year ago, investigated allegations of
Police brutality in Grenada. "Some people", said the
Prime Minister, "are talking of the Duffus Report. However,
let me say this here and now, that the Duffus Report will not be
a Court decision but simply a document that will come to assist
and to advise my Government along certain lines as a formula