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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29th May 1975

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Pox 65,
St 'gorges

For Week Ending May 31st.

Venezuela will join Grenada in'a joint venture for the

exploration of oil in Grenada. This was disclosed in a

Government release issued this week, and it was revealed

that Venezuela's decision is the result of talks held in

Venezuela last week-end by Prime Minister Gairy with

Venezuela's Minister of Mines and Petroleum.

According to the released the Venezuelan Government will

be sending a high-leval team of technicians to Grenada

shortly to hold discussions on the actual methods to be

used'for the effective implementation of the agreement,

Mr Gairy 4 noted also to have taken advantage of his
visit to VrSuela to seek "cooperation and assistance

in the preparation and preseqgatipn of a case of

economic cruelty against the British, both to the JN

and the Permanent Court of Justice".

(151 words)


A Motion of "No Confidence" in the Government will come

before the House of Representatives at its next sitting.

This Motion was handed to the Clerk ofithe House on Tuesday

of this week (27th) by the Leader of the Opposition,

Mr Herbert Blaize, and it reads as follows :-

WHEREAS by a deliberate and studied seriesoof

Constitutional infringements and violations of

the Rule of law the present Government has

brought the country to a sorry state of political-

and social disorder, climaxed by the damaging

indictmentof Government contained in the

findings of.the Duffus Commission of Enquiry, and

WHEREAS incompetent handling of the country's

finances with blatant disregard for sound

economic principles finally resulted in open

admission by the Prime Minister of imminent

THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER For ,Week Ending May31st 1975
FPge 2.

financial. collapse,

BE IT RESOLVED thatthis Honourable House pass a
vote of "No Confidence" in the present Government.
Mr.Blaize is the sole Opposition Member in the House of
Representatives, and, in an exclusive interview with
NEWSLETTER today (29th), he explained that he did not need
a seconder for his Motion before he could speak on it.

"If there is no seconder after it has been moved, the Motion

may not be put to the House for a vote", fMr Bliaze said,
"but I am quite sure that after I have spoken on this
Motion, the Government side will have to speak on it. It
will be a full debate."

Continuing, Mr Blaize said that Government Members were

faced by a situation in which, two weeks after their Prime
Minister was "expostulating in Parliament how wonderful
their financial situation is with this record 44 million

(EC) dollar budget", Mr Gairy publicly announced before 33
Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth that Grenada is on the
verge of financial collapse.

"My 'No Confidence' Motion gives these Members of Government
an opportunity to clear their conscience", the Leader of the

Opposition said, "Grenada will watch them and I'm sure there
will be some men found among the Government Bench".

(333 words)

The Grenada Co-Operative Nutmeg Association has now exceeded

its 1974 export figure of 2,365,000 lbs, export figures to

May 1975 having reached 2,407,400 lbs. Earnings for the
1974/1975 year are now at the figure of $6,869,473.00 (EC),
and, as there is still one more month to go before the
Nutmeg Year ends on June 50th, the record EC$7.5 million
for the 1973/1974 year may be exceeded.

THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER For Week Ending May 31st 1975
Page 3
Total production of mace, last year was 320,7'40 lbs which
earned EC$1,567,120.00; production to May is now 208,900 lbs,

and this brought a revenue of $1,060,289.00. Sources
close to the Association said there had been a marked decline
in both production and revenue earned in May,as compared
with April when 22,840 lbs earned $138,863.00.

Cocoa exports in May were 505,600 lbs valued at EX$908,856.00.
These figures bring totals to date for the 1974/1975 year

(whtoh ends in September) to 3,487,800 lb valued at

EC$4,858,507.00. last year, 5,166,654 lbs earned Grenada

Banana production in May fell below the figures for April.

In May, 2,367,549 lbs realized EC$536,403.00, and these
figures bring revenue for the current year up to

EC$2,547,240.00 from an export weight of 12,478,710 Ibs.

(193 words)

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is to conduct

a workshop training course for Trade Unionists in Grenada.
This was disclosed this week by Mr. Bent Pihl, ILP Caribbean
Area Supervisor on Workers Education, and Mr Pihl said this
course will be conducted in July and will be open to the rank
and file of the local Trade Union Movement.

Mr Pihl said a two year project sponsored by the Danish

International Development Agency commenced in April 1974,
and its main object is the establishment of a national
foundation for workers education.

During his visit to Grenada, Mr Pihl held talks with Trade
Union leaders, representatives of the Employers Federation and
the Ministry of Labour. He also held discussions with the
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of labour concerning

equipment which will be supplied by the sponsor for the
education programme. (138 words)

THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER For Week Ending May 31st 1975
Page 4
In an interview with NEWSLETTER, an informant who wished to
remain anonymous stated that several Grenadians had paid a
Westindian man the sum of EC$1500.00 each "to get residence
in the United States".

NEWSLETTER was shown what appeared to be authentic Birth
Certificates issued and embossed by the Commonwealth of
Virginia, and, according to the informant, these Birth
Certificates were to be used to gain entry into the United
States from either Puerto Rico or the United States Virgin

The sum of EC$1500,00 covers the cost of transportation by
air to the US, but, NEWSLETTER was told, a further sum was
payable on arrival in the States before a Social Security
Card would be obtained for the illegal immigrant.

It is understood that this matter is now being investigated
by the Police.
(132 words)

The S S "Geesttide" loaded 27,107 boxes of bananas over the
two days 26th and 27th May. This shipment weighed 817,275 lbs
and was valued at EC$69,468.00. Rejects totaled 223 boxes.
(51 words)

Only one cruise liner called at Grenada during the week ending
May 24th. this was the "Cunard Adventurer" and she carried
494 passengers. For the current month, 4045 cruise liner
passengers have visited Grenada up to May 24th.
(38 words)



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