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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER
Fnr Week Endina September 27th 1975
GRENADA OPENS TOURIST OFFICE IN MUNICH.
Senator Paul Slinger, Minister of State for Tourism, left the
State on September 24th to be present at the official opening
of the Grenada National Tourist Office in Munich, Germany, which
is scheduled to take place within the next few days.
Disclosing this information, Mrs Gertrude Protain, Secretary of
the Grenada Tourist Board, said, "The upsurge of interest in
Grenada from German travellers makes the establishment of this
office a step in the right direction in creating a viable market
Mrs Protain said that Mr Peter Capells, German born public
relations expert and Grenada's Director of Tourism in Germany,
will be in charge of the National Tourist Office in Munich.
OPPOSITION LEADER TO ASK QUESTIONS.
Two questions have been submitted by the Leader of the Opposition,
Mr Herbert Blaize, for reply by Prime Minister Geiry at the next
meeting of the House of Representatives.
The first question asks the Prime Minister to state "when the
Report of the Supervisor of Elections for the 1972 General
Elections might be expected to be laid on the table of the House".
In the second question, Mr Blaize wants to know how many members
of (1) the Regular & Auxiliary Field Defence Force, (2) the
Royal Grenada Police Bend and (3) the Grenada Cadet Corps, were
taken to Carriacou for the 1975 August Holidays. The Leader
of the Opposition also wants to know what the cost was for
transporting these men to and from Carriacou and of maintaining
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 27.9.75
he was able to make contact with Mr Verne Heaslip of East York,
Ont aio, who was then Governor of District 707, Ontario, Canada,
Through this contact, Dr Watts said, the 50 Rotary Clubs of
District 707 were assisting the 44 clubs in the Caribbean in a
variety of projects designed to promote the welfare of the
Citing an example, Dr Watts said that the Rotary Club of Grenada
had already received about EC$6,000,00 for its Market Gardening
Project. Land had been secured and this money was being used
for fencing and tools. Five young men are already being trained
in market-gardening by personnel of the United Nations Development
Programme and the Caribbean Community secretariat. "This is a
pilot project", said Dr Watts. "The aim is to train 10 young
people every year and equip them with skills to make a decent
living and a positive contribution to the community."
Dr Watts said the new Governor of District 707 (Ontaric), Mr
Geoffrey King of Scarborough, Ontario, was carrying on the assistance
programme arranged by his predecessor, and Dr Watts felt that the
1976 Convention would provide opportunity, not only for the
Caribbean to receive further help, but for Rotary Clubs in this
region to make their contribution to the development of Rotary
CRUISE LINER CALLS
Only oneCruise Liner called at urenada during the week- nding-
September 13th. This was the "Cunard Adventurer" which berthed
at St.Georges on September 9th with 598 passengers. In the week
ending September 20th, there were two calls. The "Cunard Adventurer"
arrived on 16th with 579 passengers and the "Sun Viking on 19th
with 720 passengers. (57 words)
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Mr Hartley Dottin of Barbados, will discuss, among other thitLge,
the role which should be played by Jaycees in educating the
masses of Westindians to the value of agriculture and its
importance in reducing the import food bill and unemployment.
Also to be discussed is the Jaycees role in mobilising, training
and harnessing unskilled and unemployed youths for positive
involvement in community development.
Accompanying the Grenada delegation to the Convention is Miss
Pauline Bein who won the Jaycees' "Miss Teenager 1975" contest.
The prize for this contest was a trip to the Barbados Jagycee
ROTARY CONVENTION USEFUL TO CARIBBEAN.
In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, Dr John Watts,
immediate past President of Rotary District 404, said that the
1976 Convention of Rotary International would be very useful as
it would permit Rotarians from the Caribbean to make conott
with some 15,000 of their counterparts coming from 151 countries
of the free world.
District 404 comprises 44 Rotary Clubs in countries of the
Caribbean basin stretching from Cayenne to the Bahamas, and,
when this District was created last year, Dr Watts was elected
its first Governor. The Governor of District 404 is now
Mr Jean Passant of Martinique, and Dr Watts has been elected to
the 1976 Convention Committee of Rotary International which is
charged with responsibility to oversee arrangements for the
Convention in New Orleans next June.
Some 300 Rotarians from the Caribbean are expected to attend this
Convention, and, pointing to the possibilities for the region,
Dr Watts said that, while he was Governor of District 4 (Caribbean),
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Mr Blaize is the elected Representative in the House of
Representatives for the constituency of the island ward of
Carriacou. The next meeting of the House is scheduled
for Monday 29th September.
ATTEMPT TO DECEIVE BLAZE
Referring to a recent news item that Prime Minister Gairy had
had talks with the British High Commieaionerl, Mr unrT or1uhor
Diggens, on the subject of an emergency grant for (anong other
things) an electrical generator for Grenada's island ward of
Carriacou, Mr Herbert Blaise, elected Representative for Carriacou
said today (26th) it was a "deliberate attempt to deceive".
Mr Blaize, who is Leader of the Opposition in the House of
Representatives, said that, over three years ago, a generator
had been purchased for Carriacou from British Development Funds.
Since then, he said, the generator has been lying on the docks
in St.Georges and no one could predict what condition it w'ld
be found to be in now. Mr Blaize said talsMr Gairy was
having with the High Commissioner relative to a generator for
Carriacou could only be related to the transportation of the
three-year-old generator from the St.Georges docks to Carriacou.
"This is an obvious attempt to deceive the people of Carriacou
that something is now being got for them", the Leader of the
Opposition continued, but, the people are not deceived."
JAYCEIS ATTEND NATIONAL CONVENTION
Mr Lewellyn Smith, Chapter President of the Grenada Jaycees,
heads a ten-man delegation now attending the 15th National
Convention of the Jaycees Convention of the West Indies which
opened in Barbados on September 22nd.
The Convention, which is being chaired by National President,