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IABOUR ISPUT AI
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
is frowned of. But, in this caso. i 'sf
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S his official position as Prime Minister Upsta.ru 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 Wor.as *
Departments 7 he President of- TAWU th V th* i g
P. to complieste tbe situation-but d bji
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Fo Week Ending Tune 7th
BARBADIAN PRIEST WEDS GRENADIAN
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.
CRUISE LINER CALLS.
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.
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER For Week ending June 7th
JAMAIOAN ~FEST ORDAINED
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.
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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$46,474.00 Ninety
boxes were rejected. The price per pound paid to
producers this week was 8..
Alister Hugh~ s
;HE GRENADA NEWS TLER Wetek Ending Jun, 7t~ 1975
In a subsequent developments a rpt-ease over Radio Grenada
today (5th. issued by Prime Mibister Gairy states that
his Union 'has been the sole .B gaining body for all
agricultufAl and road workers since 1951". According to
Mr Gairy, GMMWU has been recognized by the agricultutal
employers, the employees and by'*he Government for all
'road workers, and TAWU are unknown fin the areaof road work.
The release said that the worker's on the Cable & Wireless
Microwave Station are employed by the Public Works Department
and not by Cable & Wireless, and, when the Prime Minister
learned that Mr Stewart, President of TAWU, had recruited
some of the workers at John Sandy, Mr Gairy went to tl$. 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
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.