Alister Hughes 10th April, 1975
P 0 Box 65
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER q ---
For week ending 12th April
TEACHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE CONCLUDES
The Eastern Caribbean Standing Conference on Teacher Education
which opened at the Holiday Inn here last Monday (7th) concluded
today with some delegates hurrying away to attend a meeting of
the School of Education Executive Committee scheduled to take
place at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies
on Saturday April 12th.
Represented at the Holiday Inn Conference were Principals from
Teachers' Colleges in Grenada, Trinidad, St. Kitts-Nevis and
St. Lucia, and Chief Education Officers from Antigua, Grenada,
Montserrat, St. Kitts and St. Lucia. Representatives were
also present from the Caribbean Community Secretariat, the
University of Guyana, the British Council, the British Development
Division and the University of the West Indies.
These latter were Professor R N Murray, Dean of the School of
Education, Dr Lawrence Carrington, Vice-Dean at the St.Au ustine
campus, and Mr R M Nicholson, Vice-Dean at the Cave Hill campus.
In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, Mr Nicholson said the
Conference had been a success in that problems had been
identified and discussed. "We did come up with some proposals
which will be circulated to Ministries of Education", said
Mr Nicholson. However, he continued, these are just suggestions.
"We do not have any misconceived idea of our influence, but we
regard ourselves as a professional group assembled regionally who
would make suggestions to Ministries".
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Concluding a visit
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Specifically, Colonel Robinson said there are current efforts to
assist the Dominica Citrus Association to sell more of their
products in the U K. In Tourism, discussions we.e held with
the Grenada Hotel Association with a view to making plans for
the 1975/1976 Season. As a result of conferences organised
by the West India Committee, an effective flow of European
visitors to the Caribbean was generated, and Grenadian hoteliers
have expressed interest ia any further plans the Committe. may
have in this connection.
CANADIAN AID FOR BUSINESSMEN
Mr Murray Marven of Canadian Executive Service Overseas (CESO)
will shortly be completing a three month term of service with the
Grenada-based Carib Insurance Ltd. which has expanded its
operations to Curacao, Aruba, St. Vincent and St. Lucia.
In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, Mr Paul Slinger,
President of Carib Insurance Limited said the service offered by
CESD is available at very little cost and he hoped that Companies
in the smaller Westindian islands would make more use of it.
"Mr Marven's time with us", said Mr Slinger, "has been invaluable
in smoothing the transition from being a small Grenada Company
into being inter-Caribbean insurers".
Mr Marvin is a retired insurance executive; during his stay in
Grenada, he is accompanied by his wife.
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TOURIST BOARD REPRESENTATIVE APPOINTED
Sources close to the Grenada Tourist Board disclosed today (10th)
that Mr Peter Capelle of West Germany has been appointed in a
public relations capacity to represent the Board. Mr Capella
will promote the interests of the Board in West Germany, Austria
These sources also revealed that a group of West German businessmen
is at present in Grenada investigating the possibility of
establishing a charter air-line to be based on this island.
This group, which is in the travel business in West Germany, is
concerned with providing convenient connecting flights to the
smaller islands for Europeans travelling to the Eastern Caribbean,
and it is understood that in this connection, exploratory talks
have been had with several major airlines.
Other Tourist Board news is that, for the first five days of April,
seven cruise liners carrying 3716 passengers called at Grenada.
These were the "Cunard Adventurer" (560), "Amerikanis" (587),
"Britanis" (781), "Dalmacija" (149), "Victoria (500),
"Sun Viking" (505) and "Ivan Franco" (634).
The Student Council of the state-owned Grenada Boys' Secondary
School today (10th) launched a "Study Drive Programme" which,
according to Mr Colville McBarnette, Public Relations Officer of
the Council, "is aimed at creating greater incentive for study
and to curb indiscipline".
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With tea use of posterzxas d parpera presented by membar -of the
Council, it is hoped to motivate student & to put more effort
into studies and a "buddy system is being introduced in which
slower learning atudanta will be assisted by acadj.cailly
The "Study Drive rogramwe4" will jastr until the Cambridge
examinatiU.os begin on June 2nd, and, in an exclusive interview
with NEWSLETTER, Mr Chxritoqpwr DeRiggs, Prasident of the Council
said he hoped the expected success of the Programme would be
reflected i. better aeaaination results.
It was also revealed that the Council has set up a Students
Disciplinary Unit (SDU) which will monitor all the forms of the
school and report on sJlarCae The cooperation of the staff
is being sought in this, and the SDU will recowarpd to the
headmaster suoo disciplinary action as is thought fit,
HOTEL ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL WEDS
Two wasks ago on Saturday (29th) Miss Floreen H4opa, Greoad'sa
1963 Carnival Queen became the bride of Mr Roystan Hopkin,
Vice-President of the Eastern Caribbean Hotels Association.
Mr Hopkin is the Manager of Grenada's Ross Point Inn Hotel while
the former Miss Hope is employed with the Grenada Tourist Board.
The newly-weds spent their honeymoon in Barbados.
Ali r Hughes