Alister Hughes 3rd October 1975
P 0 Box 65
TiH, GRADAA w8LTTLR | t)
For Week ending October 4th 1975
HlARLY 1.5i IILLOI US T'WJUHiCAL AID iOR D Ea;IAA.
Mr Josef Schutz;enberger, Resident Representative of the
United nations Development Programme (UNDP) stationed in
Guyana, said this week that 42 projects involving 1.42
millions US dollars had been approved for Grenada.
In a two day visit over 29th and 30th September, Mr
Schutzenberger, completed the Grenada leg of what he
called a "courtesy call" to the Windward and Leeward
Islands, and in an exclusive interview with LhuvizLTT-R;
disclosed that U1DP is making a special effort for Grenada.
The UbDP Resident Representative, who has special
responsibility for the Less Developed Countries of
CARICO:i (LDC), said that, in projects for Grenada, emphasis
was being placed on studies which would be followed by
immediate action rather than "some more academically
oriented studies which we did in the past whiich, sometimes,
could not be used'
Some of the projects now having attention in Grenada, Mr
Schutzenberger said, were a pilot plant for vegetable
production, a study on agricultural mechanisation, one for
promoting; accelerated growth in plants and trees, the
organist 'n of a Aiarketing Corporation and a Man Power Survey.
Explaining the organisation of UIJDP in the Caribbean, Mr
Schutzenberger said his post in Guyana was responsible for
projects in Guyana and in the smaller English speaking
countries of the Lastern Caribbean. That post also had
overall responsibility for the entire UiD) COaribbean
programme, and he had been stationed in Cuyana because of
the location there of the CA0ICOM Secretariat. In
addition to the Resident Representative in Guyana, UNDP had
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Resident Representatives in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica, and
these Representatives had some minor responsibilities for the
Mr Schutzenberger said UNDP is considering the establishment of
a special Tourist Industry Training Cantre for the LDCs and also
the creation of a centre for Legal Services. In connection
with the latter, air dwin Heyliger, Guyana-born, "renada-based
prominent barrister and ex-Puisne Judge had been contacted with
a view to obtaining his services as a UI Consultant.
Interviewed yesterday(2nd) Mr Heyliger confirmed that he would be
proceeding to Guyana shortly for discussion on this matter.
During his stay in Grenada, Mr Schutzenberger held talks with
Prime Minister Gairy, and the UNDP Representative disclosed that,
at Mr Gairy's request, efforts will be made to secure additional
funds for Grenada from the United Nations "Special Industrial
Services" and "Industrial Feasibility Services" Funds.
fWRIT FILE) ON IITLRIt NUTMEG BOARD
,:r Claude -orrison, Chairman of the Interim Board of the Grenada
Cooperative nutmeg Association, confirmed yesterday (2nd) that a
summons had been served on him relative to a Writ filed in the
High Court on Londay last (29th).
'1his Writ, which was filed by ir L 0 Taylor, prominent agriculturist
and member of the ;utmeg Association, seeks a declaration from the
Court as to whether the Order made by Governor General, Sir Leo
deGale, on July 4th is "valid and enforcable". This Order, the
Nutmeg (Dissolution Order 1975, dissolved the elected Board of the
Association, made provision for an Interim Doard, and stated that
"all powers, duties and liberties of the said Interim Board shall
be exercised, performed and discharged by the Chairman, manager
and Secretary of the Interim Board".
Alister iug es
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In his affidavit, Ar Taylor says the Governor General's Order
did not make provision for a new board to be elected within two
months of the date of the Order as required by section 35 (2)
of the Nutmeg Industry Ordinance. Further, among other
alleged irregularities, Mr Taylor points out that, while the
powers, duties and liabilities of the Interim Board have been
vested in the Chairman, manager and Secretary, 15 Members have,
in fact, been appointed to the Board.
Mr Taylor asks the Court to determine whether the Interim
Board has been properly constituted, and requests that an
injunction be issued restraining the Interim Board from
using the powers and duties conferred on the Niutmeg Board.
Members of the Interim Board have been given 8 days to enter
an appearance in Court, and this places the deadline at
Thursday October 9th.
QIi'TS FOR CARRIAC'U HOSPITAL REFUSED
In a.telephone interview with I-;W6LMTTER today (3rd) Mr Herbert
Blaize, elected Representative for the island ward of Carriacou,
speaking from Carriacou, said that a consignment of supplies
destined for the Carriacou Hospital had been refused by the
'.r Blaize said that, in February last, a group of Carriacouans
resident in the United Utates had formed themselves into the
"Carriacu-American Health Care Committee" with the objective
of raising funds to assist the Carriacou Hospital. With this
objective in view, the Committee had been in touch with both the
Chief Hedical Officer of Grenada, Dr Leonard Commissiong and
Grenada's Consul-General in the United Otates, and a list had
been supplied to the Committee of required items.
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The Committee had also approached ,r Blaize to set up a small
Committee in Carriacou to receive the supplies and hand them over
to the Carriacou hospital on arrival. r laize said he had
done as requested and the Government Develooment Offider in
Carriacou, Mr Charles Cayenne, had agreed to act as Co-Chairman
together with Mrs Judith Mendes, a prominent social worker in
According to ir Dlaize, the consignment of hospital supplies,
including linen, surgical instruments, bandages, gauze, pressure
guages and other items arrived in (renada last month. Mr Blaize
approached the Permanent Jecretary in the Ministry of Health, and,
on a Certificate issued by the ministry, the consignment was
cleared duty-free from the Customs on September 26th.
These hospital supplies were then taken to Carriacou and arrangements
were made to hand them over to the doctor in charge of the Carriacou
Hospital, Dr P K Rama Rao, this morning (3rd). Mr 3laize said,
however, that at the appointed time, .Mr Cayenne did not show up
at the Hospital. Further the local Committee presenting the
supplies on behalf of the Carriacou-American Health Care Committee
was told by the doctor at the Hospital that he had received instructions
from the ministry not to accept the gifts as the Ministry was not
aware of the hand-over.
"It is clear", said uir Blaize, "that Uovernment has rejected the self-
help efforts of the people of Carriacou to help the Carriacou Hospital.
And, it is a clear contradiction that the ilinistry of Health should
give instructions to block a hand-over of which it says it has no
knowledge. This incident has thrown a great damper on the
magnificent efforts of Carriacouans abroad to assist those at home,
and it may frustrate further efforts in this direction".
Ir Blaize said the consignment of hospital supplies has been given
safe storage but it is too early yet to say what finally will be
done with it.
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JAPALl4: AMiiBASADOri VISITS
Mr Shinich Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador stationed at
Caracas, Venezuela, last Monday morning (29th) presented his
credentials to the Governor General, Sir Leo deGale, as the
first step towards establishing diplomatic relations between
Grenada and Japan. Later the same day, Mr Sugihara paid
a courtesy call on Prime minister Gairy.
LAkJ SOCIETY STI2L CONiSIi)EI. G ACT
Mr Lisle Hosten, President of the Grenada Law Society, said
today that the Society is still giving consideration to the
Jury (Amendment) Act which will abolish trial by jury in IC 3 ?/?
civil cases. This Act, which has been passed by both the
Hnuse of Representatives and the Senate, has not yet had the
Assent of the Governor General.
iA NAA SHIP.L-ITS
Over the two days 29th-30th September, the S S "Geestcrest"
loaded 35,292 boxes of bananas at Grenada. This shipment
weighed 1,046,860 Ibs and was valued at EC$99,356.00. 'here
were 100 boxes or rejected fruit. Since mid-August, banana
loadings at Grenada have been on a fortnightly basis.
CRUISE LIHE. CALLS
duringg the week ending September 27th, the "Cunard Adventurer"
berthed at St.Georges on Tuesday 23rd with 576 passengers.
There were no other cruise liner calls.
iWiSLE-TTER is pleased to announce the arrival at precisely
7.00 am on Thursday October 2nd of his first granddaughter
and second grandchild. Mother and'idfant doing well.
Father pleased; grandparents proud; greatgrandparents pleased
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