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ajtEHAD THE GRENADA NEWiLETTER ,
For Week Ending February 7th 1976 (
GUVERNMEIT EgPLUOYEE SITUATION UNCERTAIN.
Sources close to the joint Executives of the Grenade Unlao of Stacbare,
(GUT), the Civil Service Association (CSA) and the Technical & Allied
Workers Union (TAWU) disclosed yesterday (6th) that no reply had been
received from Government to the ultimatum given the Minister of
Finance by theee three organizations.
In a letter dated January 21st, the Executives of these three Bodies
- all of which represent categories of Government workers told the
Minister of Finance, Mr George Hosten, that their members were
becoming "restive" over the Minister's delay in dealing with their
request for negotiation of a salaries revision. The Minister was
told also that there was concern that Government's 1976 Badget does
not have any provision fwr the requested salaries revision, a request
which has been before the Minister for some months.
In their letter of January 21st, the joint Executives of CSA, GUT and
TAWU requested that the Minister reply to them no later than February
5th, but up to yesterday afternoon (6th), no letter had been received.
It is understood that a joint meeting of the three Executives has been
fixed, tentatively, for February 14th to consider what further action
should be taken.
In the mean time, usually reliable sources state that Cabinet has
appointed a team to negotiate with GUT, CSA and TAWU relative to
revision of salaries of the various categories of workers they
represent. However, the Minister of Finance, Mr George Hosten
could not be reached to confirm this or to give the names of the
persons appointed to the negotiating team.
ST.VINCENT TEACHER CONCERNED
During a visit to St.Vincent this week, NHWLEhTTLE was advised by
Mr Mike Browne, President of the St.Vincent Union of Teachers, that
his Union was becoming concerned over "Government's delay in setting
a date for discussions relative to outstanding matters to be resolved
between the Union and Government.
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Mr Browne said that, at a meeting with che Uni- c January I th, Premier
Cato had agreed to take certasr propose-e back to Cabinet and then get
in touch with the Union again. Mr Browne said that, following this,
Government had fixed another meeting for January 1i9th, but, according
to Mr Browne, the notice for that meeting had been too short to allow
the Union to prepare for it, and on January 19th a letter was written
to Premier Cato requesting that the meeting be held on a more convenient
Since then, Premier Cato has been away from St.Vincent on official
business, but the President of the St.Vincent Teachers Union said Mr Cato
returned to the State on Friday January 30th, and, up to the time of the
interview with NEW3WLTTER, Thursday February 5th, nothing had been heard
from Government. Mr Browne thought the matters to be discussed were
-uffuciently important that, by that time, Government should have
responded to the Union's request for a new date to be fixed for a meeting.
On the same day of the interview with Mr Browne (5th), IEWSLETTER was in
touch with the Minister for Education in the St.Vincent Government,
Mr St.Clair Dacon, and asked him whether Government was giving attention
to the letter from the Union of Teachers to the Premier requesting a
new date for a meeting. Mr Dacon said, however, that he was not aware
of.any letter written by the Union of Teachers to Premier Cato in this
No COMMENT FRuM CLANCY FAylILY
According to a report in the Trinidad "Express" of February 6th, the
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is experiencing
extradition difficulties with the Grenada Government relative to three
"wanted" United States citizens.
The "Express" report says these persons are racehorse trainer Eugene
Zeek, his friend Nancy Julia Mueller and jockey Karl Korte who are
living in the south coast residential area of L'anee aux Epinee and are
all known by the family name of "Olancy".
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In this connection, the trenada "Torchl.ibp'h- in its issue of todqy
(7th) reproduces an item from the United States "Washington Star"
newspaper which stcrtea that Eugene Zeek who is using the name of
"John Clancy" in Grenada is wanted by the FBI on a charge of fraud,
the amount involved being said to be USlI million.
The "Washington Star" article also refers to Eugene Zeek's "close
associate jockey Karl Korte" who, the paper says, is using the name
"Paul Clancy" in Grenada and who is "married to the Personal
Secretary of the Grenada Prime Minister, providing leek with close
connections to island officials ........"
Today (7th) NEWSLETTER called Mr John Clancy's home at L'ance ax
Epines. A woman with an American accent identified herself as
"Irs Clancy" and said Mr Clancy was out. Referred to the Items
in the "Express" and "Torchlight", Mrs Clancy said she had "no
comment to make at this time."
Mrs Clancy was cooperative in giving NEWSLETBER telephone numbers
where Mr Paul Clancy could be located. When this gentleman was
contacted by phone, however, he told NhWaLETTER he had not seen
either of the reports in the "Express" or "Torchlight". NEWSLETTE
gave Mr Clancy the gist of the newspaper reports and asked whether
he cared to make a statement. "I would not want to make a
statement on anything", replied Mr Clancy.
NEWSLETTER, however, was able to clear up one misunderstanding.
In the "Washington Star" news item reproduced in the Grenada
"Torchlight", it is said that Karl Korte, the jockc associate of
Eugene Zeek, is now using the name of "Paul Clancy" in Grenada.
The item said also that "Paul Clancy" is married to Prime Minister
Gairy's personal secretary. The person to whom NEWSLETTER
spoke today said he was married to iar Gairy's personal secretary
but that his name is "Brank" and not "Paul". It seems, therefoz
that, whether or not the "Clancy" married to Prime Minister Geiry'i
personal secretary is Karl Korte, his first name is now "Frank"
and not "Paul".
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CONSTITUTIUOAI RIGHTS INFRINGED
The Appeal Court handed down a decision yesterday (6th) in favour of
Mr John McDonald Moore and found that Mr Moore's constitutional rights
were infringed as a result of the failure of the Supervisor of Electiont
to carry out the annual ruvisiocn of the voters lists..
This Suit resulted from the circumstances surrounding the. by-election
which was held in the Constituency of St.Georges South-East, following
the resignation in May 1973 from Parliament of the then Attorney General,
Mr Armond Williams.
Representing Mr Moore, Barrister-at-Law, Mr Edwin Heyliger made an
application to the Court for an injunction to atop the by-election,
contending that Mr Moore was entitled to have his neme on the electoral
.-et, an&, btoause the Supervisor of Elections had failed to revise the list
Mr Moore's constitutional rights had been infringed. However,
Mr Justice Eric Bishop, before whom the matter was heard, did not agree
and refused to grant the injunction.
The matter was brought before the Appeal Court but was delayed considerably
as the Court did not have a copy of the Grenada Constitution and refused
to hear the matter until it was in posession of this document.
Sitting in Grenada this week, the Court of Appeal comprising Mr Justice
laurice Davis, Mr Justice Neville Peterkin and Mr Justice Elwin St.Bernard
nsidered the matter and have now issued P declaration that Mr iooare's
constitutional rights were infringed.
fLegal observers were reluctant to express any opinion as to the implications
of this declaration and whether it would affect the Constituency of
St.Georges South-East which seat is now held by the winner of the by-election,
Mr Norman DeSouse. Mr DeSousa is a member of the ruling Grenada United
Labour Party. (280 words)
SECUOND ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE
3renada celebrates its second anniversary of independence today (7th) with a
ceremonial parade at Queens Park and a State Reception at Government House.
There will also be a "Cultural Presentation"at Holiday Inn tomorrow. (26 words)
BANANA SHIPA MT-
,n Monday February 2nd, the S 8 "Geestoreat" loaded 21,262 boxes of bananas
S*iLghing 629,210 lbs and valued at ECB50,336.00. There were 110 boxes of
7.'x-uit rejected. (26 words)
Alister Hughes 7th February 1976