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

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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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AA00000053:00087


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Alister Hughes lth Saptembet 1976
P 0 Box 65
St.Georges AZ

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

Minister Gairy.

"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

rather rare".

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

Company."
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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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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 18.9.76
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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

shareholders.
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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

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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
precious".

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."

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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
599 passengers.
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BANANA SHIPMENTS

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.
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