The Grenada newsletter

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

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Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Economic conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Social conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
Grenada

Notes

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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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 24157414
lccn - sn 91021217
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lcc - F2056.A2 G74
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Alister Hughes 8th May 1975
P 0 Box 65
St.Georges
GRENADA

THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER

For Week ending May 10th

PUBLIC SERVANTS UNPAID
Grenada's Minister of Financei Mr George Hosten4 has informed

the Council of Ianagement of the Civil Service Association

(CSA), that he is not in a position to say when outstanding

salaries will be paid to Civil Servants.


This was disclosed in a circular sent out yesterday (7th)

by the Executive Secretary of the CSA, Mr E M A Welch, and

all members of the Association have been urged to attend an

emergency General Meeting called today to discuss this

matter.


This development comes'in the wake of a statement made last

week by Prime Minister Gairy at the Commonwealth Prime

Ministers' Conference in Jamaica., Mr Gairy said then

that Grenada was on the verge of financial collapse and he

was hard pressed to pay Public Servants for April.


Subsequently, it was reported that the Government of Nigeria

was making EC$ 2.5 million available to Grenada, but, this

has not been confirmed and it has not been stated whether

this money is a loan or grant.


Mr George Hosten, Minister of Finance was not available for

comment, but it is understood that most Civil Servants have

not received salaries for April.
(182 words)
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GAIRY'S "UNCOUTH PERFORMANCE"

Following a resolution passed at a Grenada National Party

public meeting in St.Georges Market Square last Sunday (4t'),

the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Herbert Blaize, sent the

following cable to Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica :-

Grenadians in public meeting deplore uncouth

conference performance Prime Minister Gairy and










Alister Hughes
The Grenada Newsletter (w/e May 10th)
Page 4

BANANAS & NUTMEGS UP.,CQA DOWN.

According to'the April issue of the Chamber of Commerce
News Bulletiny nutmegs showed a substantial increase in
production and value in April this year as compared with
the same period in 1974. At the same time, cocoa exports
dropped a6 compared with April 1974. The Bulletin says
there were considerably larger shipments of bananas in
April 1975 than there were in April 1974.


With reference to shipping, the Bulletin says that, during
April, 2069 tons of general cargo and 85 tons of lumber
were landed at Grenada, while there were 1592 tons of
outgoing cargo.


Fuel imports recorded were in imperial gallons -
Gasolene 237,610, Deisel 211,684 and Kerosene 49,548.
Imports of Propane (cooking gas) were 165,824 lbs.
(117 words)
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CRUISE LINER CALLS.
During the first three days of May, three cruise liners
called at Grenada. They were the "Britanis" (560),
"Vistafjord" (270) and. "Sunviking" (528). Total of
passengers carried by.these borts was 1558.
(32 words)
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BANANA SHIPMENTS.
On May 6th, the S S "Geestland" loaded 15,581 boxes of

bananas weighing 474,289 lbs and with an export value of

EC$35,571.67. Rejects were 121 boxes.

(23 words)
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Alister Hughes
The Grenada Newsletter (w/e My 1 _Cth)
Page 3.

Grenada is a foundation member of the Centre whose main

object is to collect data to maintain a tesearth register

on Tourism studies in the region.

(109 words)
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SRENADA GUIDESS CELEBRATE AlNIVERSARY.
ThE Grenada Girl Guide Associdtl6n observed 50th

Anniversary celebrations during the! week starting April

27th, ..and, according to Mrs SybiliArcher,...Chief Guidd

Commissionerr, the principal project undertaken for the

celebrations is the raising of funds .to .repair Guide

Headquarters.


In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER,iMrs Archer said
Guiding was established in Grenada in 1925 and that, at

the present time, there are slightly less than 500 Guides

in the State. -


"We have had numerous requests to start new Companies" said

Mrs Archer, "but the problem is the 'dfftoulty to find

competent leadership.." The Chief"Guide Commissioner

hoped the publicity of the Golden Anniversary Celebrations

would wake the interest of persons who could take charge

of new Companies, and that the coming year would see an

increase in enrollments.

(151 words)


D OF E OFFICER VISITS.
Mr Scofield Pilgrim, Regional Officer ,of the Duke of

Edinborough Award Scheme.paid a visit to Grenada this

week to aassat in reor.ganising the local Committee responsible

for operating tee Scheme. The new Committee, said Mr Pilgrim,

will include A-peesentatives from all youth groups including
S Scouts, Gpid*a, Bathfinders, Red Cross, Catholic Youth

Organisation and the Y W C A.
( 53 words)
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Alister Hughes
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER (w/e May 10th)
Page 2

assure Conference such- performance not

representative Grenadian behaviour.

This "performance" refers to Mr Gairy's verbal' attack on

Prime Minister Harold Wilson of Great Britain in particular

and other Commonwealth countries generally. According

to Mr GaJry, while Grenada was on the "verge of financial

collapse", other Governments were "relaxing in luxury",

and, apart from Venezuela and a few Caribbean countries,

assistance was not forthcoming from other nations.


Mr Gairy said he would seek and accept aid from anywhere

else because Commonwealth .colleagues had failed to help.

(152 words)
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PRIME MINISTER'S CAR INSURED.

It has been confirmed that- Prime Minister Gairy's car which

was involved in an accident which claimed the life of a 2%A

year old child, was covered by insurance as required by law


The records of the Inland Revenue Department were not up to

date, and this led to the report that the car was uninsured.

It has now been established that the car iq covered by a

policy which is valid until February 14th 1976.

(76 words)
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TOURIST OFFICIAL VISITS.

Mr Jean Holder, Executive Director of the Barbados based

Caribbean Research Centre, paid a visit to Grenada last

week and held discussions with members of the Tourist Board,

the Hotel Association and the Minister of State for Tourism,

Mr Paul Slinger.


Purpose of Mr Holder's visit was to bring hoteliers and

other persons in the Tourist Industry up to date on progress

and achievements of the Research Centre, to advise on future

projects and suggest ways in which the Centre could be

helpful to Grenada.




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