The Grenada newsletter

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Title:
The Grenada newsletter
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
A. & C. Hughes
Place of Publication:
St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
Publication Date:
Frequency:
twenty no. a year
semimonthly
completely irregular

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Economic conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Social conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
Grenada

Notes

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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Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 24157414
lccn - sn 91021217
Classification:
lcc - F2056.A2 G74
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AA00000053:00078


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Alister Hughes
P 0 Box 65 l
St.Georges
GRENADA, Y6(
THE GEADA NEWSLETTER
Por The Week Ending July 17th 1976
BANANA DISCUSSIONS IN LONDON
In an exclusive interview yesterday (15th), Sir Dennis Henry,

President of the Commonwealth amanan Exporters Association (CBEA)
and a Director of the Windward Islands Banana Association (WINBAN),
disclosed to NEWSLETTER that he would be part of a delegation leaving
for London today (16th) to hold talks relative to .the Banana Industry

Sir Dennis said the Industry was faced with "mounting problems",
some of which were centered in the Caribbean and some in the United
Kingdom. The delegation was going to London to give attention to
some of these problems, one of which to be tackled by OBEA was the
current market situation.

"Since 1969", said Sir Dennis, "our share of the UK market has been
deteriorating. We used to supply the whole market but our export
are now only 556 of UK imports and, of this figure, the Windward
IIands-supply about half."

To remedy this, Sir Dennis thought both Jamaica and the Windward
Islands would have to increase their supplies and improve on their
"forecasting" so that the marketing agents would be in a better
position to handle sales.

According to Sir Dennis, CBEA will also have to handle what he callE
a "political" matter. "We are now in a new ball park game with
the hone Convention signed by the African, Caribbean and Pacific
States", he said. "Under Part 4 of the Convention, this required
certain collaboration which must take place between banana producer
of the region so as to preserve our UK market. This brings in t
Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and we have to meet and discuss theas
matters at all levels."

Another area to be handled by CBEA is what Sir Dennis called "exter:
assistance". This, he said, could be had from sources such as t
European Development Fund.

At WINBAN level, discussions in London will deal with a new oontrac
with Messrs Geest Industries Ltd, the sole purchaser of Windward
Islands bananas. WINBAN will also concern itself with United









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Kingdom aid and technical assistance for research. There will

also be discussions centered around implementation of a new scheme

for hurricane insurance.

In addition to matters concerned with bananas, Sir Dennis said that,
while in London, he would take the opportunity to attend a meeting

of the International Cocoa Council. Sir Dennis, who is Chairman
of the Grenada Cocoa Board, said he would also discuss market
conditions with the Board's London brokers.
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FISHERMEN PROTEST AGAINST SOUTH KOREANqS.

Some 200 Grenadian fishermen met in convention on Sunday July llth
in the town of Sauteurs on the island's north coast and passed a

Resolution condemning a contract alleged to have been entered into
between the Government of Grenada and Messrs Charles Kim of Seoul,
South Korea, and Messrs Lambda Corporation of New York.

The Resolution, which states that "some 14,000 Grenadiana (fishermen
and their families)" are dependent on the fishing industry, calls on
Government to revoke the contract and states that the Convention of
Fishermen "violently opposes the presence of South Korean fishermen

in Grenada."

In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, Mr Stephen Cadore, Co-
Chairman of the National Fisherman's Committee elected by the

Convention, said he was concerned over fishing methods used by the

Koreans. "They are already doing experimental fishing in
Grenada a waters", he said, "and those of us who have seen their

methods are convinced that, in a short time, they would completely
wipe out the island's fish reserves."

The eleven-man National Fisherman's Committee is to meet soon to
consider further action against what is cosnidened a threat to
Grenadat's fishing Industry.

NEWSLETTER phoned Mr Oliver Raeburn, Minister of Agriculture,

Forestry & Fisheries, and asked his. opinion of the fishermen's

protest. Mr Raeburn said no firm decision has been taken.
"The entire exercise is exploratory", he said, "and the matter is
open to further discussion". (227 words)










Alister Hughes
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 17.7.76

CEMENT SHORTAGE I GREHADA (?)
This week, there has been a scare in Grenada that there will be a
shortage of cement, and there has been a run on aoDliaers of this
commodity.

On Wednesday (14th), NEWSLETTER spoke with Mr Rawle Charles, a
Director of Messrs Geo F Huggins & Co Ltd, agents for the Trinidad
Cement Company, and asked him whether the fear of a shortage was
justified.

Mr Charles confirmed that the Government of Trinidad & Tobago has
placed cement on the export negative list from the end of July, but,
according to Mr Charles, "there is no need for alarm".

"Grenada will be supplied with its usual demands during this month",
he said, "and we have already made arrangements for adequate supplies
from a non-CARICOM source." Mr Charles said the first shipment
is due to arrive during the first week in August, and, while he knew
j.t would cast more than the Trinidad cement, he could not say what
the increase would be.
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NEW ACTING COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
Mr Adonis frMncia, one-time head of the Criminal Investigation
Department and, more recently, Deputy Commandant of the Police
Training School, is now Acting Commissioner of Police.

With the departure, last week, of the Nigerian Commissioner of
Police, Mr James Usen, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr Osbert
James, took over as Commissioner but, after only five days in office,
went on 153 days leave, relinquishing the post to Mr Francis.
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CPUA SEMINAR IN TRINIDAD
Mr Herbert James, President of the Caribbean Public Services
Association (CPSA), a nounoed in Grenada last Saturday (10th) that
a week-long seminar for Publio Servants would be held in Trinidad
commencing on Monday July 12th.

Mr James said the seminar was jointly sponsored by the International
Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Danish International Agency for
';wokers Education. Tutors were drawn from the two sponsoring












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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 17.7.76


organizations as well as from the University of the West Indies aod
the private sector.

In addition to delegAtes from the Commonwealth Caribbean, representatives
were expected from Curacao and Aruba, and Mr James said the seminar

was what he called, "the base of a continuing effort", in that
participants were expected to return to their organizations and

impart the knowledge they had gained.

The programme of training was divided into two parts. The first
was Collective Bargaining and Public Administration, and the second
came under the head of Development and Administration of Labour
Educators in Public Service Unions.
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S CRUISE LIKER CALLS. 6P

During the week ending July 10th, there were two cruise liner calls

at Grenada. These were the "Amerikanis" on. July 7th with 602
passengers, and the "Sun Viking" on Friday 9th with 772 passengers.
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BANANA SHIPMENTS

On July 5th, the 3 S "Geestcrest" loaded 20,001 boxes of bananas

weighing 643,052 lbs and va lued at EC064,305.00. There were
186 boxes of rejected fruit.
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