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
P 0 Box 65

Bor The Week Ending August 20th 1977

During the first six months of 1977, 14,563 stay-over visitors

were recorded at Grenada, of which 4,917 or 33% came from the

United States of America. These figures were given by the

Grenada Tourist Board in statistics released this week, and the

Board disclosed also that 3,183 stay-over visitors came from

within the region, 1,816 from Canada ans 1,402 from the United

These figures show an increase of 326. and 15% in United States

and Canadian stay-over visitors as compared with the January to

June figures for 1976. According to the Tourist Board, there

is also increasing interest from European markets. Between
January and June 1977, there were 1,176 stay-over visitors from

Germany,, the highest number ever recorded from that market for

that period.

Compared with the first six months of 1966, the total of stay-
over visitors for the corresponding period in 1977 was 1,806 more,

representing an increase of 14%.

The Tourist Board figures show an increase in cruise liner

visitors also. During the first half of 1976, there was a

total of 61,112 cruise liner passengers calling at grenada. The

figure for the same period in 1977 is 64,596, representing an

increase of just under 6%.
(249 words)


A team of five people from the Canadian Teachers Federation will
complete this week a "summer" course in Grenada which began early
in July.

In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER today (18th), the
leader of the team, Mrs Laura Lawson, maid this was the seventh

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project of its kind held in Grenada. The first had been in

1969 and, apart from an interruption from 1972 to 1974, members

of the Federation have come regularly to the island to conduct

courses in teacher training.

Mrs Lawson said the initiative had come from the Grenada Union

of Teachers (GUT). GUT requested this assistance from the

Federation and advised the Federation of the subjects it wished

to have included in the course. The Federation then put

together a team to meet the needs of GUT and the full cost of

bringing the teachers to Grenada and maintaining them here is

met by the Federation.

As to the method in which the courses are handled, Mrs Lawson

said each course has a Canadian and a Grenadian co-tutor.

Courses taught this year were Metric Mathematics, Administration,

Science, Language, Arts and Reading.

Two persons on the Canadian team are Westindians now resident

in Canada. "Judy Cazemier and Selwyn Lewis both grew up

in San Fernando, Trinidad", said Mrs Lawson, "and they were a

great help to those of us who are not familiar with the

Caribbean because they know a lot of little things one really

should know."

The team first arrived in Grenada on July 10th and they leave for

Canada on Saturday (20th).
(254 words)


Sir Marc Noble Bart., International Commissioner of Scout

Associations in the United Kingdom, visited Grenada from lith

to 15th August.

In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER on Sunday (14th)

Sir Marc said this was not his first visit to Grenada. Some

years ago he had visited the island on personal buFiness but
this was his first visit since he joined the Scout Movement five

Alister Hughea
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTE Week finding 2e0-.77
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years ago.

Asked whether his position in the Movement corresponded to that

of the Chief Scout of the Commonwealth, Sir Marc qaid there was

no longer such a post. "My position is really that of

International Commissioner of Associations", he said, "and that

is the person who is responsible for relationships outside his

own Association."

Sir Marc said there were 11 different countries in the world

which are members of the World Scout Conference, and each of

these countries would have its own International Commissioner

who deals with relationships between his Association and the


"In the case of the United Kingdom", he said, "we have divided

the world into two. Our International Commissioner deals only

with the foreign countries while the Commonwealth Commissioner

fulfils the same function for Commonwealth Obuntries."

In his own case, Sir Marc said, he had an additional specific

role to look after and be responsible for the 26 Overseas Branches

of the Scout Association based in London. "Grenada is one of

these Overseas Branches", he said, "and, basically, that's the

reason why I'm here."

Sir Marc's trip began on July 13th when he left England for

Montreal where he attended a World Scout Conference. Leaving

on 24th July, he visited Belize and the Turks & Caicoa Islands

before going to Jamaica to attend a Scout Chief Commissioner's

Conference. He arrived in Grenada on August 11th and

returned to London on August 15th.

During his stay in Grenada, Sir Marc was the guest of Governor

General Sir Leo deGale and Lady deGale.
(323 words)

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The negotiations between the -irenada Shipping Agents (GBA) and
the Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union (SWWU) over a cost-of-

living allowance have been delayed. NEWSLiTTER learned
today (18th) that Mr Eric Pierre, Secretary of the Union and

chief negotiator, has been ill for the past two weeks and
entered hospital a few days ago for a minor operation.

After negotiations dating back to last December, GSA and SWWU
have agreed on a 15% cost-of-living allowance, but the date
for implementation of this allowance is still in dispute.
GSA have proposed July st 1977 as the date for implementation
while SWWU would like the allowance paid with effect from

January 1st 1977.
(112 words)


The S S "Geestcrest" sailed on August 16th with 18,383 boxes

of bananas weighing 555,426 Ibs. Geest Industries paid

30.035 EC! per pound, making a total of ECj166,822.19. The
price paid to the growers by the Grenada Cooperative Banana
Society was 14.0 ECO per pound on the weight of bananas
received at the boxing plants, but this figure is not yet

available. 'here were 585 boxes of rejected fruit.

The weight shipped by the "Geestland" on August 9th was

675,905 Iba and the amount weighed at the boxing plants was

709,191. Ibs, making a difference of 33,286 lbs between the
boxing plant weight and the shipped weight.
(116 words)


During the week ending August 13th, there were two cruise
liner calls at Grenada. The "Cunard Countess" arrived on
Tuesday 9th with 766 passengers, and the "Sun Viking" berthed
on Saturday 13th wit 803 passengers.
(35 words)

Alieter Hughes 19th August 1977

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