The Grenada newsletter


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The Grenada newsletter
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
A. & C. Hughes
Place of Publication:
St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
Publication Date:
twenty no. a year
completely irregular


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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1973.
General Note:
Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 22, 1983); title from caption.

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Alister Hughes 17th April, 1975
P. 0, Box 65
St. George's


For week ending 19th April


A call by the Grenada National Party for united action by all

opposition parties and other groups in Grenada has been rejected

by the New Jewel Movement (NJM).

This call was first made in the GNP official organ, "The Corn" in

the form of an article by the Political Leader, Mr H A Blaize.

In that article Mr Blaize, (who is Leader of the Opposition in

the House of Representatives) referred to the need to see that

the Recommendations of the Duffus Commission were implemented.

To achieve this, Mr Blaize thought ''the Parliamentary institution

has to be utilised", and his article concluded, 'As Leader of

the Opposition, I am placed in the position to organise this

level of activity. I therefore call on the Committee of 22,

and in particular the Chamber of Commerce, in respect of the

Commission's Recommendations, and on the New Jewel Movement in

respect of the political findings, to work closely with me towards

utilising the full scope of the Parliamentary process so that the

country as a whole could get maximum result from the Duffus Report."

The call for unity was repeated at a poorly-attended GNP rally

held on Sunday April 6th, at which time, speakers urged the NJM

to renounce certain aspects of their Manifesto and work together

with GNP.

In a statement issued this week, NJM says "... we view as comical

the call by GNP for public renunciation by us of our proposed

policies to control our financial instutions and to introduce,

Alister Hughes

Sheet 2


for the first time in Grenada, a system of direct and meaningful

democracy to replace the present bankruptcy of the unproductive

pappyshow* and expensive House and Senate".

NJM said it would work with any other serious organisation that

meets certain basic requirements, the first being that there must

be common identification of problems and, secondly, that views on

the solutions of these problems must broadly coincide. NJM

said it must also be clear "what we must do afterward to achieve

genuine liberation", and continued, "A strong, vibrant, energetic

organ can easily be slowed down or even killed by c'nie contact

with a dying one".

"Now that there is absolutely no room for further doubt as to

where they stand", said the NJM release, "and what they have in

mind for Grenada, we wish to state firmly and clearly that we

will be unable to work out any 'accommodation' with GNP, as a

Party". (395 Words)

Colloquial expression for Ridiculous

*************-**, s-*****-**#******


The 10th Interim Meeting of the Caribbean Employers Confederation

(CEC) will be held at the Grenada Holiday Inn commencing on

Monday April 28th.

This Meeting, which will be hosted by the Grenada Employers

Federation and opened officially by Mr Franklyn Dolland, the

Minister for Labour, Youth Development & Sport, will have

several important items on its three day agenda.

Alister Hughes

Sheet 3


Among these will be representation of CEC at thfe International

Labour Organisation (ILL) Conference in Geneva in June, plans

for an ILO Round Table Conference in the Caribbean in October,

and the Employers' Role in Population Issues in the Caribbean

Delegates expected to attend the CEC Conference in Grenada will

come from Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Eastern Caribbean

and Guyana. In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER,

Mrs Angela Smith President of the Grenada Employers' Federation,

highlighted the fact that delegates from Surinam will also be

attending as full members of CEC.

"Originally", said Mrs Smith, "membership of CEC had been entirely

from countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean." She pointed out,

however, that, since 1972, efforts have been made to expand

membership to the entire Caribbean. "Surinam is the first

non-Commonwealth Caribbean country to become a full member of

CEC", Mrs Smith said, "and I hope it will not be long before the

Caribbean Employers Confederation is fully representative of all

Caribbean countries."
(219 words)


In a Release issued this week, the Grenada Employers Federation

have complimented the members of the Duffus Commission of

Inquiry on "an excellently compiled Report".

The release states that "the Federation desired to express

appreciation to the Commissioners for the most valuable assistance

rendered to Grenada in revealing the ills which befell the State

during the crisis period in 1973/1974, and for their Recommendations

for correcting these ills'.

Alister Hughes

Sheet 4


Referring to a broadcast made by Prime Minister Gairy on March 31st,

the Federation said it looked forward to the early tabling of the

White Paper which Mr Gairy said would be laid before Parliament

and which would officially record Government's action on the

Duffus Report.

Members of the Commission of Inquiry were Sir Herbert Duffus,

Mr Aubrey Fraser and Archbishop Samuel Carter of Jamaica.

(150 words)


The Grenada Touriat Board is expected to participate in two

promotional tours scheduled by the Eastern Caribbean Tourist

Association to take place in May.

Sources close to the Board revealed that these tours will be to

the United States of America and to the United Kingdom and Europe

and that the purpose will be, principally, to visit Travel Agents.

(59 words)


According to figures released by the Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg

Association, total exports of nutmegs and mace for the last six

months of 1974 were valued at $4,514,156.00EC. Of this figure,

exports of 1,290,600 lbs of nutmegs realized 03,783,463.00 and

128,180 lbs of mace brought 'i>730,693.00.

Largest shipments of nutmegs were in August when 376,400 lbs

valued at $l,093,512.00 were exported, while top export figures

for mace occurred in October with 35,600 lbs valued at (211,344.00

Alister HuLhes-

Sheet 5


The export figures for the January to March 1975 period show a

total value of W1,789,712.00 EC. This figure is made up from

the proceeds of the sale of 605,480 lbs of nutmegs and 27,820 lbs

of mace, valued respectively at $1,789,712.00 and 4168,062.00.
(112 words)


During the period 6th to 12th April, there were three cruise

liner calls at Grenada. These wers the "Cunard Adventurer"

with 631 passengers, the "Amerikanis" with 483 and the victoriaia"

with 280. This total of 1394 passengers brings the total of

cruise liner visitors up to 5100 for the period 1st to 12th April.

(53 words)

Allister hrgnes
17th/,Aril, 1975

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