The Grenada newsletter


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


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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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Alister Hughes .5- ....... o
P o Box 65
St.Georges 3

For The Week Ending October 16th 1976

Mr Michael Caesar, Grenada's Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plonipotentiary Deputy Permanent Representative to the United nations
resigned his post with effect from Friday October 8th.

Speaking from New York in an exclusive telephone interview with
NEWSLJTER on October 9th, Mr Caesar said he had handed his

resignation personally to Prime Minister Gairy who was then attending
the UN meeting of the General Assembly, and the Ex-Ambassador said

his resignation was in protest against Mr Gairy's appointment of "a
non-Grenadian in the capacity of Ambassador Deputy Permanent
Representative to the United Nations for Grenada."

Mr Caesar said he referred to Mr Jose Chavez, a Columbian, and, two
years ago, when Mr Chavez had been brought on to the permanent staff
of the Grenada Mission to the UN, Mr Caesar had issued a warning.
"I warned prime Minister Gairy then", said Mr Caesar, "that this was
wrong, that it is not done in diplomatic circles, that a third person
national is not usually appointed in such a capacity with fall
extraordinary and plenipoten .iry powera-e"

This was placing a foreigner in a position with full power to act and
speak on behalf of the people of Grenada, Mr Caesar said, and he
termed Mr Gairy's appointment of Mr Chavez "unnationaliatic,
undiplomatic and deceitful."

"After having fought for Grenada to become an independent country",

said Mr Caesar, "I refuse to work directly under the control of a

In the official United Nations publication lifting permanent Missions
to the UN, Mrs Marie Jo Molntyre ia listed as Ambassador
Extraordinary andPlenijotentiary Permanent Representative. Mr Jose
Chavez is listed next holding the same titles as Deputy Permanent
Representative. Mr Caesar holds the sane titles and is also
Deputy Permanent Representative, but his name is listed after that
of Mr Chavez.

Today (15th), NEWSLETTER phoned the External Affairs Division of

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the prime Minister's office to inquirc the dates of appointment of

Mrs McIntyre and Messrs Chavez and Caesar. NE!SBLETTER spoke with-
Mr Anslem Francis, the Acting Senior Assistant Secretary who said he

would have to refer to his files for the information. He promised

to call back. A short while later, however, he phoned to advise

that he had been instructed by the Permanent Secretary for External

Affairs, Mr Henry Bullen, that a request for this information must

be in writing addressed to the Permanent Secretary for External Affairs.

(366 words)
In a national broadcast over Radio Grenada on Friday October let,

Prime Minister Gairy made comments which have puzzled political
observers as to whether they have any reference to Grenada's General

Elections which, constitutionally, must be held by May 1977.

Referring to the opposition Political Parties, The Grenada National

Party (GNP), the United People's party (UPP) and the New Jewel
Movement (NJM) as "political miscreants", Mr Gairy said these Parties

are now talking about running for elections. "What elections ?"

asked the Prime Minister, "If we were able to stretch our imagination

far enough to see the Jewel, the destroyers, in power, then, if they
are honest, they will take Grenada back to colonial status because
they are against independence."

Elsewhere in his address, Mr Gairy characterized the Grenada National
Party as "comprised of lazy people, lazy leadership, unimpressive,

unknown in international circles ....." The United People's

Party, he said, was "conceived in sin, born with hate and malice ...",

and the Prime Minister thought this Party is "nothing more than a

child of Sp and the Jewel, a lame horse and a wild donkey ...."

This attack on his political opponents in the course of a national

broadcast has been interpreted by some observers as signalling the

opening of a political campaign for the General Elections due to be
held, constitutionally, within the next seven months, but Mr Gairy's
question as to what elections his opponents expect to run for has

created speculations.

1Jso in connection with elections, Prime Minister Gairy stated tbrea

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commitments, his Party's candidates must giwe. "Every candidate

recommended for the next Elections by my Party must give a firm sad

irrevocable commitment to the recognition and acceptance of God as
our Supreme Universal Creator and Father of the universe", he said.
"Secondly", he continued, recognition and respect for all churches
and support for his or her particular church. Thirdly, full

support, encouragement and assistance to private enterprise among

other party principles."

Speaking of his recent trip to the United States, Mr Gairy said that
Wednesday September 22nd had been "an extremely glorious occasion"
for him and for Grenada. "Amidst an impressive gathering of
dignitaries, Americans, Grenmdians, personalities of royal
connections, foreign diplomats and others", he said, "I was solemnly

and impressively bestowed the accolade of knighthood."

Mr Gairy did not name the Order of Knighthood, but other sources
disclosed that it is known as the Order of St.Dennis of Zante.

In his national address, Prime Minister Gairy also disclosed that he
"was bestowed the high honour and privilige to deliver the feature
address and officially and formally declare open the World Centre

for Arts & Crafts" in Atlanta, Georgia. "When one considers all
there are
the digricaries that attended the ceremony and the fact that/so many

kings, princes, presidents and other prime ministers who would have
been pleased to be so honoured", he said, "to me, and to the people

of Grenada, this must go down in history as a signal honour for

Grenada. Hate off to Grenada and all of us who comprise our new
nation L"

In closing, Prime Minister Gairy invited all citizens of GaOaW to
join his Government "in our rather positive, effective and dynamic
course of action and progress." "Pray that God will continue to
use me", he said, "to project an impressive and positive image of ou:i
land and people to all governments and international institutions."
(561 words)

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Negotiating teams from the Grenada Telephone Company Ltd and the
Grenada Technical & Allied Workers Union met on Tuesday (12th) to
discuss proposals for a new Collective Agreement covering wages and
conditions of employment relative to members of the Union employed

by the Company.

A Company source disclosed that these discussions are scheduled to
be resumed on Tuesday October 49th, but, contacted today (15th),
Mr Ivor O'Brien, Manager of the Telephone Company, declined comment
on the subject matter of the discussions except to say that the
negotiations were proceeding "satisfootorily".
(89 words)
According to the records of Lloyds Agents at Grenada, 357,310 tons of
shipping called at the island during the quarter ending 30th September.
The following table shows a breakdown of this figure into country of

registry, number of calls and monthly totals.

Flag za August September. Totals.
Callb 2onnag .Calls Tonnag' CaLsa Tonnage CaUB Tonnage
U.K. 5 13,870 9 48,672 10 73,947 24 136,489
Greek 4 38,704 4 38,704 5 48,380 13 125,788
Norway 3 29,199 3 21,041 2 19,466 8 69,706
West Germany 2 2,559 1 1,418 2 2,840 5 6,817
Holland 4 7,843 2 5,318 6 13,161
Cyprus 1 224 1 3,974 2 4,198
Liberia 1 341 1 341 2 682
Denmark 1 469 1 469

19 92,399 19 114,150 23 150,761 61 357,310
In a letter dated October 11th addressed to the Editor of the local
"Torolhight" newspaper (copy of letter supplied to NEWSLETTER),

Mr Robert Hunt, Managing Director of The Grenadian Company has
called for "an immediate and complete retraction of the false
information printed in your October 10th edition."

The Grenadian Company is the organisation which has been granted
a 99-year franchise by the Government of Grenada to operate an
international lottery based in Grenada and, in the issue of the

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"Torchlight" referred to, the paper stated that Grenada's supreme

Court records show that the shares of The Grenadian Company are held

by Mr Robert Hunt and Mrs Ann Marie Hunt "for and on behalf of The

Grenadian Trust, a corporation organised and existing under the lwvn

of Florida in the United States of America".

The paper said it had requested the Corporations Division of the

Secretary of State of Florida for a copy of the Certificate of

Incorporation of The Grenada Trust and had had a reply that "we

have no record of subject as being a corporation, active or

dissolved, foreign or domestic, profit or non profit." The

"Torchlight" concluded from this that "it seems obvious that the

information filed in the Supreme Court records is false".

In his letter to the Editor, Mr Hunt said that "The Grenadian Trust

is in fact a Trust Entity, organized and existing under the laws of

Florida and not a 'Corporation' ". The Managing Director of The
Gronadian Company said the "Torchlight" owed the Company and its

readers "a full retraction as it is the "Torchlight" and not the

Grenadian Company which is guilty of 'ftaLeo iotrnattion' ".

Contacted on the telephone today (15th), Mr Hunt said that, to

date, he had had no reaction from the "Torchlight".
(293 words)


Mr William Ed rds, Executive Secretary of the Bible Society of the

Westindies, paid an official visit to Grenada over the period

October 8th to 12th. Mr Ldwards, who is stationed in Jamaica,

was accompanied by his assistant, Mr Ernest Mohammed whose

headquarters are in Trinidad.

Following a meeting on Monday (llth) with the Grenada branch of

the Bible Society, Mr Edwards disclosed to NEWSLETTER in an exclusive
interview that he and Mr Mohammed were on a tour of the Eastern

Caribbean which would include St.Vincent and Barbados.

Speaking of the worg of his organisation, Mr Edwards said the

Society wan concerned with the translation, publication and

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distribution of the Scriptures. "We want to make sure that
our people have the Boriptures at a price they can afford", he

said. "Because of this", he continued, "much of our material
is subsidized and sold below the normal commercial mark-up."

The Bible Society, according to Mr Edwards, is not involved in
any teaching work. "We serve the Chu06h", he said, "the whole
Church, and we leave the teaching to the Church, but we supply the
material for them to do their work."

Mr Edwards and Mr Mohanned left Grenada on Tuesday (12th) for
(204 words)
On October 13th, the S 8 "Geesttide" sailed with 26,390 boxes
of bananas weighing 799,773 Ibs and valued at $71,979.00. There
were 523 boxes of rejected fruit.
( 30 words)

During the week ending October 9th, three cruise liners called
at Grenada. These were the "Cunard Countess" on Tuesday 5th
with 680 passengers, the "Amerikanis" on Wednesday 6th with 477
passengers and the "Sun Viking" on Saturday 9th with 695 passengers.
( 41 words)
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