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 1lst September 1975
P 0 Box 65

For Week Endina September 1 th 1

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr F E 0yakhilome, is

expected to run Grenada's Police Training College which will be

located in the True Blue area on the island's south coast.

This information was disclosed by Commissioner of Police,
Mr J Usen, who, together with Mr Oyakhilome, is now on

secondment from the Government of Nigeria.

Mr Oyakhilome, who has had 15 years experience of police work,

is a Barrister-at-Law and holds a Master of Law degree from the

University of Lagos. Before his secondment to Grenada, he

headed the River State Criminal Investigation Department in

Port Harcourt, and was also Head of the Advanced Training Wing

of the Nigerian Police Force in Lagos.

According to Commissioner Usen, the Training College will be

staffed by some 20 men drawn from the Police Force, and before

taking up their appointments as lecturers, these men will

undergo a course of training. In addition, the College will

have the services of part-time lecturers drawn from specialist

fields such as Education, Law and Public Relations.


The College will cater initially to about 120 trainees, but

this number is likely to increase with the planned expansion of

the Force. Commissioner Usen said, also, that with expansion

and reorganisation of the Force, the present Police Headquarters

located at Fort George will be too small, and new Headquarters

will ne necessary.

The Commissioner stressed that new recruits to the Police Force

will be required to meet certain minimum standards of education,

and it will not be sufficient that a man can just read and

write his name.

Alister Hughes

Page 3

For the past three years, she has been attached to the World '

Council of Churches in Geneva.

Outgoing President of the Council was Mrs Athena Athanassiou-

Tsouderos of Greece who served two consecutive four-year terms.

For this year's elections, Miss Osborne said that, originally,

there were some six candidates drawn from countries all over
the world, but, in the final ballot, delegates had to choose

between Mrs Violet Coomarasamy of Malasia and Miss Nits Barrow

of the Caribbean. Pour hundred and seventy delegates

representing 80 countries were present at the meeting, and the

ballot favoured Miss Barrow who will now be President of the
YWCA Council for the next four years.

Miss Osborne said that, celebrating this event, the Caribbean

delegation hosted a reception for the Heads of Delegations.
The Caribbean delegation was drawn from Guyana, Suriname,

Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St.Vincent, Grenada, Antigua,

St.Kitts and Puerto Rico.

(229 words)

The Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations
(OCCBA) will hold its Annual Council Meeting in Grenada over

the period 12th to 14th September.

This Meeting, which will be held at Holiday Inn in the Grand

Anse beach resort area, will discuss, among other things, The

Grenada Situation, The Dominica Situation, The Anguillan

Situation and Human Rights.

Mr Hudson Scipio, Secretary of the Grenada Law Society, told
NEWSLETTER today (11th) that between 25 and 30 delegates were

expected to attend. These will be coming from Jamaica,
Barbados, Dominica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Antigua and

Aliaster Iughes

Page 5


In its issue of September 10th, the Grenada "Torchlight"
newspaper carries a front page Editorial under the headline,
"Our Struggle To Survive", and outlining the paper's

difficulties arising from the passing into law of the Neaspaper
(Amendment) Act.

"The Act itself did not catch us with our pants down", the

Editorial said. "We instinctively felt that, as the Antigua

Act was upheld by the Privy Council, the resultant political

backwash might affect us in Grenada."

Explaining the assistance which was given by the Caribbean

Publishers & Broadcasters Association (CPBA) resulting in

agreement by Prime Minister Gairy to amend the law to permit

the effecting of insurance instead of the depositing of

EC$20,000.00, the Editorial said, "subsequently, however, it
was found that insurance coverage presented us with very high

costs ....." It went on to say that, if the paper was not

to go out of publication, it had to comply with provisions of

the original Act which called for a deposit of EC$20,000.00.

Donations and shares given and purchased by friends and well-
wishers permitted "Torchlight" to realize half the required
sum, and the balance had to be borrowed.

"We are not out of the wood financially", the Editorial

concluded, "hence our continued appeal to our friends and well-

wishers at home and abroad to lend their support in assisting-

us to underwrite the cost of making the necessary deposit."

-0-0-0-0-0-0- (229 words)
During the week ending September 6th, two cruise liners, the
"Cunard Adventurer" and "Sun Viking" called at Grenada. The
"Ounard Adventurer, which docked on 2nd, carried 593 passengers,
while the "Sun Viking arrived on 5th with 692. (37 words)

llth September 1975


Alister Hughes
Page 4

Grenada. Affirmative replies had not yet been received from

St.Vincent and St.Lucia, but Mr Scipio still hoped these islands

would be represented.

Mr Norman W I Hill, Q C is now the President of OCCBA

(104 words)


The Reverend Michael Chandoo, Moderator of the Presbyterian

Church in Grenada, is now in Barbados attending the communication

training programme sponsored jointly by Christian Action for

Development in the Caribbean (CADEC), the Extra-Mural Department

of the University of the West Indies and Codrington College.

this is the third such training programme and it has been

designated "Communicarib 3". Lectures began at Codrington

College on September let and the 14 students taking the course

are drawn from Jamaica, Cuba, Antigua, Dominica, Barbados,

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Curacao and Grenada.

The course, which is scheduled to last three months, is divided

into two parts. The first part, devoted to academic and

practical work at Codrington, will be completed at the. end of

October, and the second part will involve acquisition of on-the-

jnb experience. To achieve this, arrangements have been made

for students to be apprenticed to various communication agencies

in Barbados.

Lecturers for Communicarib 3 have been drawn from the Mona

Diploma Programme in Jamaica, the Institute of Public Relations

in Trinidad, as well as from the professional, academic and

media communities in Barbados.

(185 words)


Alister Hughes

Page 2

The Public Works Department is now con-erting one b- the

Government owned Motel buildings at True Blue for use as

the College, and Mr Usen was anxious to see the training
programme started, particularly as the men themselves had

shown keen interest in this development of the Force.

(314 Words)



In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER today (11th),

Grenada's Commissioner of Police, Mr J Usen, said he had

received official notification that, in his homeland, Nigeria,

he had been promoted to the post of a Commissioner of Police.

Mr Usen said that, prior to his secondment to Grenada, he

had held the position of Deputy Commissioner of Police with

a posting to the North-Eastern State, Now, he holds the
rank of a full Commissioner and will receive a new posting

on his return home.

Commissioner Usen said this promotion will make no difference

to his secondment to Grenada, and he expects to serve the

full term, which, it is understood, is for a two year period.
(116 Words)



In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER today (11th), Miss

Phyllis Osborne, one of Grenada's delegates to the YWCA
World Council Meeting held during July in Vancouva, Canada,

said the Caribbean had been specially honoured at the Meeting

by the election, as President of the Council, of Miss Nita


Miss Barrow, who is a member of the Nursing Profession, is a

sister of the Prime Minister of Barbados, and, for some years,

worked with the World Health Organisation in the Caribbean.

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