Alister Hughes lth Saptembet 1976
P 0 Box 65
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER. \' Jb
Por The Week Ending Seutember 18th 1976
PR3ME MINISTER GAIRY MADE KNIGHT
At a ceremony at Government House on Saturday September 11th, Prime
Minister Gairy was made a Knight of the Order of Toledo. According
to an announcement over Radio Grenada, the medallion and insignia of
office were presented to Mr Gairy by Mr Thomas L Kelly oh behalf of
the Cardinal Archbishop of Toledo, and the honour la in recognition
of the work being done by the Prime Minister "to promote peace and
brotherhood among mankind."
In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, Mr Kelly (who gave his
name as 'Jack' ), said the Order of the Knights of Toledo dates back
to the 1lth Century and is headed at present by the Duke of Cadiz who
is a brother of the King of Spain. Mr Kelly said that during the
400-year occupation of Spain by the Arabe, a group of Christians
maintained their faith and, through then weas founded the Fraternity
of the Mozarabes, the "Knights of Toledo".
Emphasising that the Fraternity is not an ecclesiastical one,
Mr Kelly said, "It is simply a structure of fellow-men who have
created this Fraternity and preserved it to our day, and, although
the Primate of Toledo, the Archbishop, is the 'father' ik a religious
way, he does not force the issue whereby the religion of any nominee
has anything to do with the making of an award by the Fraternity."
Concerning the method by which awards are made, Mr Kelly said the
Duke of Cadiz has an international Council of 12 men to whom
nominations are made, and a thorough investigation of the nominee is
undertaken to determine his worthiness through his "prestige, efforts
and personal merit in the persuit of mutual understanding and
tolerance among believJrs of all religions, striving for Peace and
Justice among all men, peoples and nations, without distinction of
rites, races and creeds."
Describing himself as the "Chief Delegate of the Council", Mr Kelly
said final approvAl of the sward to Mr Gairy was given in Toledo on
September 9th. This award, it was decided, was to be the highest
made by the fraternity, the Gold toward, and, after having received
the Archbishop's signature, it was entrusted to Mr Kell7, under
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special credentials from the Archbishop, for prisantation to Prime
"After a thorough investigation", said Mr Kelly, "it has been found
that Dr Gairy has been nominated for this decoration and award
because of his tireless efforts towards peace and goodwill towards
all nations and all peoples, and, of course, we have had various
discussions with the Archbishop because this particular award is
Mr Kelly disclosed that, in addition to being Chief Delegate of the
Council, authorised by the Archbishop of Toledo to make the
presentation to Mr @eiry, he has other connections with Grenada.
Mr Kelly is an investor in The Grenadian Company, a Company
registered this year in Grenada and which, on March 25th last, was
given an exclusive 99-year franchise to run an international
lottery based in Grenada.
"I'm very happy to say", said Mr Kelly, "that I am connected with
The Grenadian Company which will certainly help to develop the
country, to contribute to the country through its various world-
wide efforts to bring in some fresh money, some new funds which will
help to develop the country which is the main goal of The Grenadian
ENVOY TAKES BRIDE
Mr Jack Kelly, the Special Envoy who presented prime Minister Gairy,
on behalf of the Archbishop of Toledo, with the insignia of a Knight
of the Order of Toledo, was married in Grenada on Monday September 13th.
Mr Kelly's bride was the former Senorita Maria Asesoion Alcantara
Cruz of Cordoba, Spain, and the ceremony was performed by Magistrate
Lloyd St.Louis. Mr Robert E Hunt, Managing Director of The
Grenadian Company was the beatman, and Senorita Mazdalena Miliner of
Burgos, Spain was the bridesmaid.
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NEW SOUTH COAST HOLIDAY RLSORT
A report in the Grenada "Torchlight" newspaper of september 15th
states that a new development involving some 147 acres of~land is to
be undertaken on Grenada a south coast.
Spearheaded by Mrs Ema Julien (widow of the late W E Julien), the
development is to include 65 house lots, each slightly over an acre,
11 commercial lots, an hotel, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts and
a children's play ground. There is also to be a marina and port.
Mrs Julien told the "Torchlight" that special purchase concessions
will be made to nationals. Foreigners will pay US1.00 per
square fool for the land while Grenadians may purchase the same land
at EC$1.00 per square foot and spread the payments over 5 years.
It is understood that Government has approved the laying down of a
supply of pipe borne water to the area by July 1977, and is giving
consideration to a proposal for a joint repair of the road passing
through the project.
The "Torchlight" states that the development is to be undertaken by
Messrs Julien. finance Co Ltd which is locally registered with a share
capital of EC$4 million. Mrs Julien and her 4 sons are mdqjoity
GRENADA DISCUSSED AT HUMAN RIGHTS MEETING
In an exclusive interview with NLWSLETTER, Rev. Dr Roy Neehall,
General Secretary of the Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC),
disclosed that Grenada came up for discussion at the one-day Meeting
on Human Rights sponsored by the CCC and held at Mt St, Benedict
in Trinidad on September 145th.
Dr Neehall, who was in Grenada to take part in the 150th anniversary
celebrations, of the consecration of the Anglican Church in St.Georgea,
said the meeting had expressed concern that the constitutionally
guaranteed Right to Dissent is being seriously jeopardized in
Grenada and Guyana.
"When we were talking about certain specific Human Rights", said
Dr Neehall, "for instance, the Right for Vreedom of Expression and
the Right, to Di'pser.nt very definitely Grenada wan referred to na
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one illustration that can be quoted from within the Coribbean where
we feel that these Rights must be preserved because they are very
Dr Neehall said a great deal of investigation had to be done and it
had been decided to set up a small bureau with a full time person,
This bureau will document and disseminate information concerning a
variety of cases, not just concerning individuals, but cases
concerning the whole societyor groups within the society.
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OCO MEETING CONDEMNS CHRISTIAN DPORTATION
According to a press release issued after the one-day Meeting on
Human Rights sponsored by the Caribbean Conference of Churches and
held in Trinidad this week, the Meeting received a Report on the
incident involving the deportation from Grenada on August 3rd of
Mr Desmond Christian, Grenada's Attorney General, "at a time when
it was known that Mr Christian was moving against a wanted criminal
from the USA ....."
The release stated that the Meeting associated itself with the
condemnation from various quarters against this act by the Grenadian
Government which "constitutes an affront to the constitutional and
human rights both of the Attorney General and of Grenadians in whose
name and on whose behalf he was appointed to act."
CRUISE LINER CALLS \\J
During the week ending September 11th, t ror-uise liners called
at Grenada. These were the "Cunard Countess" on Tuesday 7th
with 51.4 passengers, and the "Amerikanis" on Wednesday 8th with
On Thursday September 16th, the S S "Geesttide" sailed with 21,689
boxes of bananas valued at EC$75,452.00 and weighing 656,105 lbs.
There were 104 boxes of rejected fruit.