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


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Economic conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Social conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
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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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A1 Ih IN.s 1975
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;,or 'Week ndi 7 e. ,
b On MQBol$.Jof this week (2nC > Prim ^jniater Gair4 -'
th. 6$ f th Microwave Ssatio, "on the hehts f Ja
oa rove.aob i i ;le P Airifrt fl Grenaft's eabt coast,

Sen4 it iA raeporpizd-*<^a, during4.* Gairy's visit, there y' I
*a s a' dispute be ten the workers on the site ans the .
At .* '^Hl" W
iue Minister as to their Unin. representation. The
T6 majority of i.-the. workers on the site were members of the
S. Technil V &ji 1f'd Workers Union (TAWU), ah d d aryf : .
contended that they should belong to the. Grenada Mental.
& Manual Workers Union (GMMWU), the, Uiton of which he is *i
Presid4c-(sneal fq life. ,

SIn an exclusive interviews with. HSLELTER, Curtis,
S. Stewart, resident o -AWU 'ii hat some 9 of the .
workers on the John.. ady site ar'e.nmemberso a'~'
1 .nd he had been balled by the to the s. $ *
SI 1arn iith "great amazement* that tte ie iethbisterfi
lad pttested to induce. kWUJ members to 'ha Ea6"e ber a.hip
So GMMWU. **
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., "Even i normal ,mArrmsmtan ce"-, esn J Asa- M '
S de Unioh -l derj ,,. to poach amb ic
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is frowned of. But, in this caso. i 'sf
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S his official position as Prime Minister tft'thia
S action, the incident is nothing short'lE" h6p kiz." g"

TA"' XM Stewart said he had taken the matter up. with the%. :'4
S Caeb1 & Wireles- authorities but had been informed '%hE %
" the work at John Sandy .is being done by the 3bblic *
Departments 7 he President of- TAWU th V th* i g
P. to complieste tbe situation-but d bji
aner on

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Alister Highes

Page 4

The Bishop of the Windward Islands, His Lordship Cuthbert

Woodroffe, officiated at a nuptal Mass in Grenada on May

22nd when the Reverend Randolph Evelyn was married to the

former Miss Hazal Anne DaBreo.

Reverend Evelyn, who is a Barbadian, has been the Anglican

Parish Priest in the west coast town of Gouyave for several

years, but the wedding ceremony was performed at the small

country church at Hermitage in Grenada's northern parish of


The newlyweds ae spending their honeymoon in Barbados

before proceeding to St.Lucia where Reverend Evelyn will

take up a new appointment in Castries.
(98 words)
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One cruise liner called at Grenada during the week ending

Wy 31st. s This was the S S "Sun Viking" and she

carried 601 passengers. For the month of May, 4644

cruise liner passengers visited Grenada.

(33 words)

June 1975

Alister Hughes
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER For Week ending June 7th

agse 3


On Penticost Sunday (May 18th)i the Roman Catholic Bishop

of Grenada, The Most Reveretd Sydney Charles, ordained

Mr Frederick Simmonds to be a Priest of the Church.

Mr Simmonds, who was born in Kingiton, Jamaica, joined

the Dominican Order and, since 1952, has been based in

Grenada where he has been known under his adopted name

of Brother Martin.

In addition to his work in Grenada, Brother Martin has

been posted to Britain where he organised Youth Clubs

in the London area. He also was involved in race

relations activities and was associated with problems

concerning Westindians living in Britain.

Brother Martin also worked with the Foundation House of

the Dominican Order in Barbados, and with St.Theresa's

Presbytory in Jamaica.

Three years ago, Brother Martin was made a Deacon, and,

after his ordination last month, will now be known as

Father Martin. Asked about the choice of his adopted

name, Father Martin told NEWSLETTER that he was a great

admirer of St.Martin of Lima, Peru who was a champion

of interracial harmony and social justice.
*** (***X** S* **+c- *****


On ueadaz.y- June 3rd, the S S "Geestland" loaded a shipment
of 18,181 boxes of bananas. This shipment weighed

546,758 lbs and was valued at EC$46,474.00 Ninety
boxes were rejected. The price per pound paid to

producers this week was 8..
(40 words)

Alister Hugh~ s
;HE GRENADA NEWS TLER Wetek Ending Jun, 7t~ 1975
Page 2

In a subsequent developments a rpt-ease over Radio Grenada
today (5th. issued by Prime Mibister Gairy states that
his Union 'has been the sole .B gaining body for all
agricultufAl and road workers since 1951". According to
Mr Gairy, GMMWU has been recognized by the agricultutal

employers, the employees and by'*he Government for all
'road workers, and TAWU are unknown fin the areaof road work.

The release said that the worker's on the Cable & Wireless
Microwave Station are employed by the Public Works Department
and not by Cable & Wireless, and, when the Prime Minister
learned that Mr Stewart, President of TAWU, had recruited

some of the workers at John Sandy, Mr Gairy went to tl$. site
with the Manager of Cable & Wireless and theHIead of the
Public Works Department and explained to the workers that

they are already covered by an Agreement between Government
aid GMMWU.'

Referring to the Editor of NEWSLETTER who, as news correp9npdent
for several regional radio stations, released a statement by
the President of TAWU, the release said, "One is never
surprised by the degree of damage that he tries to inflict
by his false and daitoted reports on our land ad people."
"Portunately for Grenada today", oottinuted tho Xoreeea, '"the
outside public no loilger takes Alister Hughes seriously, but
wonders why he goes so far trying to damage the land of his

b rth and the good name of our people."

A~y rs Gable & Wireless have made no statement on this matter,
At,jfollowing Prime Minister Gairy's radio release,
Mr Curtis Stewart, President of TAWU said his Union was dealing
with the matter as one of urgency and that appropriate steps
were being taken.
(452 words)

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