Alister Hughes 6th March, 1975
P 0 Box 65
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER
For week ending March 8 \(o 3 --
DUFFUS REPORT TO BE PUBLISHED
Returning to Grenada by LIAT flight from Trinidad last Friday
morning (28th), Mr Maudeley James, Secretary of the Duffus
Commission of Inquiry, delivered the Report of the Commission to
Sir Leo DeGala, Governor General of Grenada.
Mr James, who had left Grenada for an 'unknown destination' on
February 25th, when questioned on arrival at Pearls Airport,
refused to confirm that he had travelled to Jamaica to collect the
Duffus Report. "No comment", he said, "direct your question
to the Governor General".
A Police vehicle conveyed Mr James from the airport to St. George's,
and, as the car approached Government House, it appeared to take
evasive action from another car driven by a news reporter and
which had followed the Police car, and at this stage had closed
the distance between the two vehicles. Instead of turning
into Government House, the Police car turned off on to a by-way
leading to 1'r James' residence, which is close to the Government
House entrance driveway.
After staying at his home for a few minutes, Mr James reentered
the Police car which then took a detour away from Government House,
approaching from another direction and proceeding to Government
House via the exit driveway.
Carrying a white cloth bag which appeared to contain a rectangular
package, and accompanied by plain clothes Policemen carrying
three heavy, rectangular brown-paper packages, Mr James entered
The Grenada Newsletter
AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Mr Paul Kent, President of the Grenada Chamber of Commerce, said
today (6th) that he had not yet heard anything further from
Government with reference to the proposed National Advisory
Council for Agriculture.
By circular letter dated December llth last, Government invited
some thirty organizations to nominate representatives to the'
proposed Council which, it said, would be instrumental in
mobilizingg the resources of the Nation in the work of agricultural
development, economic reconstruction and regional integration".
This decision to set up an Advisory Council on Agriculture comes
as a result of a recommendation of a meeting of Agricultural
Planners of CAi;ICOM, and Mr Kent, himself an agriculturist, has
been nominated by the Chamber to represent that Body on the Council.
The Chambor's nomination of Mr Kent was transmitted to Government
in a letter dated February 26th, and, while the Chamber had heard
nothing further from Government on the matter, Mr Kent said he
expected that he would soon be summoned to the first meeting of
Advisory Council. (164 words)
Al' er Hughes
6th March, 1975