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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AA00000053:00086


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Alister Hughes 27
P 0 Box 65 /
St.Georgeas
GRENADA gf 10
THE GRENADA NEWSLETiTER
For The Week Ending September 11th 1976
QREJADA BUSINEBSMEN FACE PROBLEMS

In its issue of Wednesday September 8th, the Grenada "torchlight"
newspaper reports that a local businessman has received information
from a United Kingdom supplier that "credit insurers have withdrawn
their general cover to U K manufacturers and traders doing business
with any Company in Grenada". The newspaper further said the
U K supplier had advised that "shipments will be made only against
confirmed irrevocable letter of credit or through a U K Confirming
House.

NEWSLETTER has done a limited survey in this matter and has seen
recent letters from United Kingdom suppliers advising Grenadian
importers that "we are unable to do business with any Company in
Grenada these days, because our credit insurers have withdrawn
their general cover." The letters went on to advise that
orders will be executed only against Confirmed Irrevocable Letter
of Credit or through a United Kindgom Confirming House.

A reliable commercial source has advised NEWSLETTER, however, that
this is not a new development but that the Export Credit Guarantee
Department of the United Kingdom Government withdrew its insurance
cover in respect of trade with Grenada since early 1974. This
source expressed the opinion that the letters now being received
by Grenadian importers may reflect a tightening up of credit by
some U K exporters who, until now, have been willing to offer sight

draft terms to some Grenadaian importers, in spite of the fact that
the transaction was not covered by the Export Credit Guarantee
Department,

Grenadian importers of United States goods (together with Other -z
Caribbean importers of U S goods) will, however, be definitely
affected by new guide-lines set out by the Export-Import Bank.
According to information published by the Grenada Chamber of
Commerce, Caribbean importers are now required to make a down payment

of 1i (instead of 10% as formerly) on purchases from United States
exporters who get credit from the Export-Import Bank. Caribbean
importers will also be affected by the higher interest rates which
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Alister Hughes
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 11.9.76


are to be charged by the Bank on loans to U S exporters.

According to the information from the Chamber of Commaeroe, food and

food products are excluded from the new regulations, as are aircraft,

conventional and nuclear power plants, satellite ground stations,
steel mills, weapons and all types of agricultural products.

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FAMILY-LIFE WORKSHOP IN GBENADA.

In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, Mra Beverly Steele,

University of the West Indies Extra Mural Tutor in Grenada, disclosed

that a two-week long workshop on Family Life Education will commence

in Grenada on Monday September 13th.

Mrs Steele said the workshop will be conducted by Mrs Sybil Francis,

Head of the Social Welfare Training Centre in Jamaica, and assisting

her will be Mrs Pearl Lamb and Miss Jean Tullock-Reld, both of the

Extra Mural Department in Jamaica. Also to be at the workshop are

Doctors Norma Andrews and Michael Alleyne, both of whom have been active

in the Family Life Education Project in Trinidad.

Participants in the workshop will be drawn from 16 territories

stretching over most of the Caribbean and including Belize, Surunam,
the Windward and Leeward Islands and Belize.

According to Mrs Steele, the objects of the workshop are extension

of the knowledge of persons already teaching Family Life Education,

and also the exploration and development of the most effective

approaches in educating communities in good practices of family

living.

"It is hoped", said Mrs Steele, "that through this workshop, the

quality of family life throughout the Caribbean will be further

improved through the renewed efforts of the participants who will

be exposed to the new knowledge the workshop will impart."
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ST.JOHN REPLACES MATTHEWS.

Mr Roy St.John, who retired from the Grenada Public Service on

October 19th 1975, was sworn in as a Senator on September 1st and

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Alister Hughes
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 11.9. 76
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Ministry of Labour, Youth Development & Sport. Mr St.John, who

replaces Barbadian-born Mr Basil Matthews in tho senate, w.1, be-

responsible for Sport and Environmental Development.


Mr St.John, who was President of the Civil Service Association and
represented that organisation on the "Committee of 22" during the

anti-Government demonstrations against police brutality in 1974,

is seen by political observers as a likely candidate of the ruling

Grenada United Labour Party in the next General Elections.
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GRENADA'S DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.

Grenada has established diplomatic relations with i2 countries

outside of the region of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). This

information was given by the Leader of Government Business in the

Senate, Senator Derek Knight, in reply to questions asked by

Opposition Senator Eric Pierre.

Senator Knight said these countries are Great Britain, Canada,

the U 8 A, Australia, Chile, Uraguay, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Lybia,

Guam, Panama and Venezuela. Senator Knight described Grenada's

relations with these countries as not formal".
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P M TO VISIT MEXICO

It is reported that Prime Minister Galry will pay an official

visit to Mexico this month. No Government announcement has

been made yet in this connection, but it is understood that the

purpose of the visit is to try to influence the Mexican Government

"to take a more tangible interest in Grenada", and to give Mr Gairy

on opportunity "to hold discussions with potential investors."
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UWI EXTRAMURAL DEPARTMENT BREAKS NEW GROUND

A news release issued this week by the Extra Mural Department

of the University of the West Indies announced the publication

of an 88-page collection of stories, poems and songs by local

writers under the title, "Tim-Tim Tales From Grenada",


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Alieter Hughes
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 11.9.76


Jointly edited by the Resident Tutor, Mrs Beverley Steele and

Mr Bruce St.John of the Cave Hill, Barbados, Campus, "Tim Tim

Tales From Grenada" represents the breaking if new ground as this
is the first publication attempted by the Extra Mural Dlpartment
in Grenada.

Intended principally for children, "Tim Tim Tales" has been
published in honour of the 10th anniversary of the Cave Hill

Campus. The book, however, with its collection of Westindian
folk tales, is expected to find a readership among adults.
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BANANA SHIPMENTS

On September 8th, the S S "Geestorest" sailed with 24,619 boxes

of bananas weighing 760,831 lbs and valued at EC$87,495.00.
There were 499 boxes of rejected fruit.
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) CRUISE LINER CALLS

During the week ending September 4th, three cruise liners called
at Grenada. They were the "Cunard Countess" on August 3Mat
with 628 passengers, the "Amerikanis" on September let with
520 passengers, and the "Sun Viking" on September 3rd with 514
passengers.
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Alfater Hughes
10th September 1976




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