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Mr Unison Whitemen, Opposition Member of the House of
Representatives, was "named" by the Speaker at a meeting of the
House yesterday (24th).
The House was, at the time, considering a Bill to increase
penalties set out in the Price Control Act. Mr Whiteman was
concluding his contribution to the debate when Prime Minister
Gairy objected to something Mr Whiteman said.
At a press conference yesterday (24th), Mr Whiteman said that, at
that stage, Mr Alison Reason, the Speaker, called on him to
withdraw the statement, but he (Mr Whiteman) pointed out that
neither the Prime Minister nor the Speaker had identified the
statement being objected to.
The leader cf the Opposition, Mr Maurice Bishop, who was also at
press conference, said he too had tried to get the Prime Minister
or the Speaker to identify the statement, but all he could get was
Mr Gairy's statement that he "would not remain and see the House
dragged down with gutter politics."
Mr Whiteman said he told the Speaker that if he is. to withdraw any
statement, he must know exactly what statement was being referred
to, and the grounds on which he was being asked to make the
withdrawal. He said the Speaker did net answer either of these
two points but adjourned the House stating that he was going to
consult the records to see exactly what had been said.
According to Mr TLiteman, when the Speaker returned and reconvened
tho House, he still did not identify the statement but called
again for a withdrawal.
Mr whiteman asked again for identification of the statement. "At
this point", said the MP, "the Prime Minister got to his feet and
told the Speaker, 'we are prepared to name them', whereupon the
Speaker asked for a Motion to this affect and the prime Minister
moved it." (continued)
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 27.5.78
oppression in Grenada." "The undemocratic practices we have
seen in and out of Parliament have continued in the last few
months", he said. ."In pwrlisment there has been no Public
Accounts Committee, no RHport by the Auditor General for the last
7 years, no notices of Bills and very-few sittings of the House,
Outside of PaEliament, we still cannot publish newspapers without
paying a fabulous sum, the anti-worker laws and anti-worker
attitude continue and there is the continuing crisis over
permission to use a loudspeaker which the Commissioner of Police
continues to refuse us."
The meeting of Parliamentarians to select the delegation to the
CPA meetings was chaired by President of the Senate, Mr Graowas
James. Mr James was not available for comment brttLkh4HtlBR
reached Mr Alison Reason, Speaker of the house, who was present
at the meeting.
~r Reason told NEW~LETTER he could not remember what decisions had
been reached at the meeting. Hle did remember that there had
been an argument but he was under the impression that, when the
meeting closed, the dispute had been resolved.
OPPOSITION TO BOYCOTT ACP-EEC MEETING V/
Ar Winston Whyte, Opposition Member of the Grenada House of
Representatives, told NEWSLETTER today (25th) that he and
Mr Herbert Blaize, another Opposition Member, would reject
Government's invitation to attend the APC-EEC meeting to take place
here from May 29th to 3rd June. Mr Whyte said rejection of the
invitation is in protest against the "naming" of Opposition
Member, Mr Unison Whiteman, on May 24th. (see story on page 1)
The APC-EEC Meeting (African, Caribbean & Pacific Countries -
European Economic Community) will be one of the Joint Committee of
the Lome Convention Consultative Assembly of which :.r Kasango
:iukundji (Zaire) and ::r Giovanni Bereani (Italy) are co-presidents,
principall item on the agenda will be examination of a report on
the current operation and future evolution of the Lome Convention.
Before the meeting also will be a. rep*qn wvt r of ensuring
THE GRELADA NEWSLETTL. Week Ending 27.5.78
Arising from these meetings, Mr Friday said, Cabinet had decided
to make grants to the assisted schools to cover the period
January to August 1978, these grants to be worked,out individually
with each school. "The January to August 1978 period has been
the main concern of the School Boards", said the Minister, "and
the grants are to be computed on the basis of recommendations made
in 1972 by a University of the West Indies team."
Dr Friday said these recommendatidas are that there be one teacher
to every 30 students, the graduate staff must not exceed 50% and
salaries to be comparable with those at GBSS. The grants are
to be paid at the end of July 1978 after the schools' financial
statements have beer examined,
Government has also promised to give continuing assistance to the
schools from September 1978 on, the Minister of Education said.
"That assistance, however," he continued, "will be based on a
detailed study of proposals for revenue and expenditure to be
submitted to a specially appointed Cabinet Committee, and that
Committee will take into consideration the proposals contained in
uhe 1972 University of the West Indies Report, as well as the
provisions of the 1976 Education Act."
Mr Friday said it is interesting to note that the UWI Report (the
Purlong Report) makes specific reference to the minimum number of
graduates on school staffs, minimum qualifications of staff and
submission by the schools of audited statements of account. The
schools will have to comply with these requirements, he said, and
the Cabinet Committee will pay particular attention to the
statements, of account so that school fees are "not increased to
"This is important", the Minister said, "because several of the
schools had the idea that they could operate only if school fees
go to between 50 and 70 dollars a term. Government had to put
some constraint on this. The Prime Minister has given the
insurance that he will not want to see fees go beyond 50 dollars.
;ve hope it will still be less than 50 dollars."
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The Ministry of Education is now awaiting visits from the vi ioue
schools so that their accounts can be examined, Mr Friday said.
This, in the first place, will be to discover what the Jnuw y
to August 1978 deficit is so that Government can make good this
These decisions of Government were communicated to the Schoas
Boards late last week but, up to yesterday (24th) the teachers
et only three schools had been made offers by their Boards. A
meeting of teachers yesterday (24th) learned that, apart from
the teachers at St.Andrews Anglican Secondary School, the
Anglican High School and St.Johns Christian Secondary School,
no teachers had been made offers.
A spokesman for the teachers told NEWSLETTER teday (25th),
however, that the meeting was concerned to hear that those offers
which have been made by School Boards were verbal. The
spokesman understood that the Boards were hesitant to put
offers in writing because Government has nkt put its proposals
to the Boards in writing, and the only document given the Boards
is the script of a broadcast made by the Minister of Education
outlining Government's proposals.
No information is available relative to the teachers initial
reaction to Government's proposals, but it is known that
yesterday's meeting decided not to consider the proposals
officially until all the schools have been made offers in writing
by the Boards. It was also decided that the sick-out will
continue and that the issue of the dismissal of a teacher from
the St.Johns Christian Secondary School is to be considered a
part of the overall dispute.
yesterday's meeting also expressed concern over "threats" made to
some teachers at certain schools. A spokesman for the
teachers declined to identify the nature of the threats, the
schools concerned or the teachers affected, but he said the
meeting took a serious view of the matter and that "appropriate
action" was being considered.
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Today, Thursday (25th) is a holiday in Grenada, teachers will
be "sick" tomorrow, Priday (26th) and, after the week-end,
Monday and Tuesday (29th & 30th) are holidays. Teachers
will probably be "sick" on Wednesday (31st) and the next
opportunity for them to hold a meeting will be either
Thursday let June or Friday 2nd June. They hope by that
time to have offers in writing from the School Boards.
There are 12 secondary schools in the State of Grenada.
The teachers at 8 of these are involved in the industrial
dispute. Those not involved are at the State-owned Grenada
Boys Secondary School, Bishop's College located on the sister
island of Carriacou, Mt Rose Secondary School owned by the
Seventh Day Adventist Church and located in St.Patricks Parish,
and St.Rose Secondary Uchool owned by the Roman Catholic Church
and located in St.Johns Parish.
NEWlSLETTER understands that teachers at Bishop's College are paid
salaries as good or better than those at GBSS. The salaries at
Mt Rose Secondary School are under GBSS level but housing and
children allowances to teachers considerably enhance their
economic position. It is understood that, for these reasons,
the teachers at these two schools have not tdken part in the sick-
out. NLWSLETTER is advised that at the forth non-participating
school, St.Rose Secondary, there was a strike some months ago
which was crushed by joint action of the pwaents and the School
Doard and this probably has intimidated the teachers .
The secondary schools at which teachers are taking part in the
sick-out are :-
Anglican High School
St.Joseph's Convent, St.Georges
St.Johns Christian Secondary School
St. Andrews Anglican Secondary School
St.Joseph's Convent, St.Andrews
St.Davids Secondary School
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OPPObITION NOT ON CPA DhTEGATION /
Because of what has been called "undemocratic proceduress, the
Grenada Opposition in the ILbuse of Representatives will not be
represented at two forthcoming meetings of the Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association (CPA).
In an exclusive interview on Tuesday (23rd), Mr Maurice Bishop,
Leader of the Opposition, told NLWSLATTE that, at a meeting of
Parliamentarians called to elect representatives to CPA meetings
to be held in Trinidad on June 10th and Jamaica on September 19th,
GQvernment parliamentarians had refused to accept nominations
made by the Opposition.
mr Bishop said the convention is that two Government representatives
and one Opposition representative form the delegation, but the
government Parliamentarians refused to consider the nomination
oade by the Opposition because the nominee was not at the meeting.
lIt was pointed out that our nominee had indicated his
willingness, to be on the delegation", Mr Bishop aaid, "and it was
also pointed out that one of Government's nominees was also not
at the meeting, but, in spite of this, they persisted in refusing
to accept our nomination and proceeded to elect one of their own
number to take our place on the delegation."
The Leader cf the Uppositton said that letters of protest are
being sent to all branches of the CPA and that personal contact
had already been made with parliamentarians on both sides of the
House in Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana. He
said there had been favourable reaction that something be done
about the matter and there were several possibilities.
"One possibility is that certain elements in Trinidad might be
prepared to hold a protest demonstration if the Grenada delegation
arrives without an Opposition representative", he said, "and there
night also be a challenge of the Grenada delegation from the floor
or the meeting."
Ir Bishop aaid this incident had to be seen as "part of the
:-ntinuing saga of the general Aove towards dictatorship and
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Mr Whiteman said he refused to leave the House and, at Mr Gairy's
instigation, the Speaker called on the Sargeant-at-Arms to eject
him. All the opposition Members then walked out.
Both the Leader of the positiono, Mr Binsop, and Mr Whiteman said
they returned to the House after the Meeting to get a copy of the
statement objected to by the Prime Minister. Mr Bishop said
Speaker Reason had told him he would have to consider his ruling
on that request. Mr ihiteman said he had been told by the
Clerk of Parliament that, on the Speaker's instructions, a copy
of the statement could not be given to him because he is not a
Member of the House now.
I.r Reason has not been available for comment.
TEACHERS' SICK-OUT CONTINUES'
Following a meeting of teachers yesterday (24th), it is likely
that the sick-out in operation against Governient-operated
secondary schools will continue until the end of next week (June 2nd).
This industrial action began on May 4th and is in support of the
teachers claim for increased salaries. The School Boards have
said that, unless Government increases its annual grant or allows
the schools to charge more than the present fees of EC430 a term,
salaries cannot be increased.
Teachers at the Government-owned Grenada Boys.' Secondary School
(GBSS) recently had salary increases, and teachers at the
Government-tssisted schools want their salaries equated with
those paid at GB8S.
In an exclusive interview, the Minister of Education, Dr Wellington
Friday, told NEWSLE'LTE yesterday (24th) that Prime Minister Gory
and a special Cabinet Committee under the chairmanship of
ir George Hoste9 Minister of Finance, had given attention to the
,mtter and had had meetings with Heads of Churches and Governing
bodies of Government-assisted secondary schools.
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closer cooperation with economic and nooac.l sootors of the A&D
-tates ~.a ths FC,
The Joint Committee has 106 delegates, half of which are from the
European Parliament and half appointed by the IMP Statea Among
those taking part in the debates will be ir Peroival J Patterson,
Foreign minister of Jamaica and Presidert-in-Office of the ACP
Following the meeting in Grenada, a delegation of members of the
Luropean Parliament will visit Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and
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GRKIADA'S TERRITORIAL WATERS EXTENP)ED
The territorial waters of Grenada are to be extended to a point
.2 nortical miles from the coasts of the island including the
;oosts of off-shore islands whjoh are dependencies.
This is set out in an Act (17 of 1978) which was assented to by
Governor General Sir Leo de Gale on May 5th and published in the
Government Gazette of Uay 12th. The Act is called the "Grenada
Territorial Waters Act 1978", and it "shall come into force on
such day as the minister may appoint by notice in the Gazette."
According to the Act, a foreign ship shall be permitted "innocent
passage" through Grenada's territorial waters, but a foreign ship-
of-war shall not nagivate in those waters without permission.
The passage of foreign ships will be "deemed to be prejudicial
to the peace, good order and security of Grenada" if, among other
things, they exercise or practice with weaponry, collect
information about the defence, security or economic or social
conditions of the island, fish or cary out research.
The Act empowers the arrest of the ship and its captain without
warrant and the ship may be brought into a irenada port.
Convictions under the Act carry fines up to EC010,000 and
imprisonment up to 5 years.
THE GRLADA NEWSLI TIER Week Ending 27.5.78
THE rlaIX/BhLMAR CjijTRaOVESY
There has been controversy over a speech made by Opposition
Senator Kenrick Radix at a meeting of the Grenada Senate on
Saturday 18th February 1978. Senator Radix spoke on the death
of the late Innocent Belmar who was murdered in Grenada in
January last and who, at the time of his death, was an Acting
Minister of Government.
Belmar was at the centre of an incident which took place in the
town of Grenville on 18th November 1973, which incident was
investigated by the Duffus Commission of Inquiry into police
brutality and the breakdown of law and order in Grenada. It was
this incident which was referred to by Senator Radix in his
The background is that 3 members of the New Jewel Movement (NJI)
were badly beaten by a gang of "Police Aids" under the command of
Belmar who was then a Police Officer. The three injured men,
:Maurice Bishop, Unison Whiteman and Selwyn Strachan, together with
three other NJM members, Kenrick Radix, Simon Danuel and Hudson
Austin, were taken to the Grenville Police Station (then in the
charge of Bolmar), put in a cell and, until the next day, denied
medical treatment and contact with family, friends and legal
In their Report, the Duffus Commissioners say two doctors were
taken to the police Station but Belmar refused to let them see
the injured men. ",There is clear evidence", the Commissioners
say, "that Belmar's behaviour was not only inhumane and uncouth
but he was arrogant and insulting ....."
Also in their Report, the Commissioners say Belmar spoke to the
men in the cell and "must have been aware that they were in urgent
need of medical attention." They say that, in his evidence,
Belmar admitted that a doctor came to the police Station "but he
was afraid to open the cell because of the attitude of the 150
Police Aids who were there."
Evidence before the Commissioners was that the "Police Aids were
"the bosses of the situation" on that occasion. "It was Belmar
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who had unleashed this Frankenatein on the town of Grenville",
the Commissioners said, and he was unable to control it."
Following Senator Radix' speech in the Senate on February 18th,
an exonrpt from it was broadcast over Radio Grenada together with
a statement by Prime Minister Gairy. In that statement, Prime
Minister Gairy sasd Senator Radix' speech exposed the "truth" of
what happened on 18th November 1973.
There has been much debate as to whether this exaorpt from Senator
Radix speech accurately reflects the substance of what he said,
and whether his speech throws new light an the events of November
18th 1973. As part of the record of the early months of 197.,
NLWSLEfTER now reports Prime Minister Gairy's broadcast statement
together with the excerpt from Senator Radix' speech. The
hole of Senator Radix' speech as recorded in Hansard, the
official report of the Senate, is also reported. For convenience
of reference, the exoerpt is underlined.
Radio Grenada Broadcast By Prime Minister Gairy
6th :larch 1978
t.y dear people, thousands of citizens and residents of Grenada
for 4 years have been carrying the wrong impression over the Jewel
crisis, with particular reference to an incident which took place
in Grenville on Sunday November 18th in which people, including the
parents of the Jewel leaders, religious leaders, even a bishop,
medical doctors and other respectable citizens were told, and
they believed this, that the Jewel leaders were beaten and
-iutalised cruelly and mercilessly by a police officer called
thousandss flared up in sympathy for the Jewel leaders as they
were told that they were locked up and beaten up in jail. A
crisis ensued. Over 20 demonstrations took place. "Human
Rights" was the cry of the day. School children joined in.
Government was esked to resign. The Govern&r was asked to
:;ave. The Premier was, likewise, asked to resign and all and
sundry washed their tongues on Erie Gairy as the HeaA of Government
i minister responsible for Home Affairs, and on Innocent Belmar.
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Mount Royal was the scene of many meetings. Representatives
of various interested Bodies, Bishop Bebster and other religious
Heads, leaders of tradeunlons, commercial business leaders, in
fact, they formed that infamous Committee of 22. I, Eric
Matthew Gairy, was not able to convince any ef the 22
organizations that Belmar's action in the exercise was simply to
secure the lives of those Jewel leaders who thought they could
have taken the Grenville Police Station and subsequently the other
Stations and Government by the bullet rather than by the ballot.
Belmar told me, on the telephone about 7 o'clock that same evening,
that if he had allowed the angry crowd of many hundreds of people
to see any one of the Jewel leaders, it would have been instant
murder, a complete massacre of the Jewel invaders. I gave this
in my evidence at a private sitting of the Commission of Inquiry.
Both ;ir Belmar who has now passed to the Great Beyond and your
humble servant were the victims of all types of abuse and slander,
but, since God is greater than Man and prayer is the strongest
weapon God has given Man on this planet Earth, I have the fullest
confidence that the truth would/come out, and must come out, from
one of the horses' mouths. Alas, the truth has come out, and
has come out from the horse's mouth, the mouth of Kenriok Radix.
The following is an excerpt of what he said in hid own voices
speaking in the Senate on the morning of Saturday February 18th
1978. Listen to what he actually said .......
( in Senator Radix' vote)
Let me say, and I will say something today in memory of
Innocent Belmar, which I have never said on any public
occasion, and I say, in the Parliament of the people that,
were it not for Innocent Belmar on the night of the 18th
of January (sic) 1973, I would not be alive today. He
was a complex man. I say publicly that, were it not
for Innocent Belmar, the Leader of the Opposition today
would not have been alive to chart the destiny of our
country in the years ahead. Were it not for Innocent
Belmar, the Honodrable Unison W.hiteman would not be alive
today. Mr Selwyn Strachan and IMr Hudson Austin would
not be alive today. This is a ~icession that I
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make because it is true.
(Prime Minister Gairy continued ..)
My dear people, how could any person, young or old, take the
Jewel seriously.? How can young people trust them ? The
Jewel leaders owe an apology to every citizen, a letter to
;ir Duffus. ahd to each of the other Commissioners, a letter to
the Bishop, Bishop Webster, an oral apology to their parents
and close relatives, a letter to each of the 22 organizations.,
rn open apology to the schools that were involved, letters of
apology to all the press, radio and television media to which
they have, for years, constantly been telling their lies about
Innocent Belmar and, finally, because of the sympathy votes
which they got, they owe this country their immediate and
unqualified resignation from Parliament, if they have any modicum
of decency and manhood. The Grenada public now awaits their
resignation. Thank you.
Speech By Senator Kenrick Radix in the Grenada Sent e
18th February 1978
:.l President, we on this side of the House would like to extend
to the wife and children of the late jlr Belmar our sincere
sympathy on the loss of a father and a husband and a relative
in the family. But, Mr President, I heard the distinguished
Leader of Government Business saying of lr Belmar that he was a
man who was a champion of the people of Grenada. This is a
matter of perspective.
I got to know Mr Belmar myself while I was incarcerated by him
in Grenville, but, this was not our first acquaintance. Our
first acquaintance took place in St.Davids when, gun in hand,
I escaped with my life. But I guessed that he was acting
in the way that he thought was fit and he showed a certain way
of thinking which, to my mind, was misguided, but which he no
doubt thought it would be the line of his duty.
The loss of Mr Belmar, an elected Member in the Parish of
Jt.Andrew, is untimely and the circumstances of his death
as far as we are concerned on this side of the House were
'deed unfortunate. However, Mr P~asident, Mr Belmar's
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relatives, his children, his wife, have now joined the litany of
widows, the litany of children who will see no more their loved
ones and who will wtcep no more at the joys and the tribiations
that a family usually doss.
I say it is a lit oa Mr Iresident, because, as far as we are
aware on this side of the House, there hav, been wanton shootings
and killings of other persons of this State and there have never
been a incantation of an official nature as there is now. There
has never been a thought or a word of prayer being offered up for
the souls, for the families, for the children, for thc wives made
widows at the flash of a gun.
I call to mind that it is in hhis spirit of loss, family loss,
which is the highest stage of any orgainsed unit in society, that
we call to mind also the wanton and malicious killing of Jeremiah
aichardson, gunned down in the prime of his life. We call to
mind also, with equal sadness, the murder of the late Rtpert
Bishop, the father of the Leader of the Opposition, who was
gunned down on the 21et January 1974, a 303 bullet through the
mid-section of his body. We call to mind also the memory of
Harold Strachan, himself gunned down by a bullet, wanton and
maliciously executed, but no word has been sung. In the words
of a famous poem, "not a drum was heard, not a funeral note,"
Let us also remember the memory of a martyr of this country, a
young man in the prime of his life, blister "trachan, who was,on
the 19th June last year, ceremoniously, maliciously killed,
murdered by the authorities and under the aegis of law and order.
This young man of Woburn or Caliviny in this Parish, citizen not
involved in any conflict, not causing any concern to the
authorities of this State save that he was attending a meeting,
and the forces of law and order orchestrated from Mt Royal, shot
at this young man while he was in the sea, and, as a result, he
swam out and met his untimely death.
Let us, therefore, in observing the passing away of an ex-
parliamentarian, an ex-Member, Jfficial Head of the Grenada
Police what we can call he wasn't titular but he was the de
'H2i GRENM~D NEL.LETTER Week Ending 27.5.78
facto Head of the Grenada Police Force, also the Official Head of
the Grenada Secret Police. Let us remember, too, Mr President the
weeping that has become too frequent, much too pronounced, of the
is sweeping this region of ours, a violence which
violence which/has its origin, the repression, the anti-democratic
nature, the suffering, the hunger, the lack of oj;por.tunities for
Let us remember that this Government has been in power now nigh
25 years, and therefore it is responsible for the creation of that
sort of environment in our country where the gun seems to be
symptomatic of that democracy ruled by the gun, unprecedented in
the annals of our country, Mr President, all emanating from a
policy of law and order, not law based on justice, but order
based on facist forces and, therefore, if this is another
opportunity i;r President, and we in the Opposition clearly
recognized the Goverrnment has an overall responsibility to see
chat conditions existing in our country are for the preservance
of peace, but always peace within a democracy and not like
Chamberlain said, 'peace in our time at what price'.
ind so if my words today, and if the words of all citizens of
this country taken as a whole, that they want peace, but not
ence at any price, they want justice and not one-sided justice,
work, work for the salvation of our country. If that has that
effect upon the Government, then I say that the memory of
Innocent Belmar would live on.
It is often said that "the evil that men do live after them",
that is certainly true, and "the good is often interred with
their bones." Let me say, and I will say something today
in the memory of Innocent Belmar which I have never said on
any public occasion, and I say in the Parliament of the people
that, were it not for Innocent Belmar on the night 18th
January (sic) 1973, I would not heve been alive today. He
was a complex man. I say publicly that, were it not for
'Tnocent Belmar. the Leader of the Opposition today would not
have been alive to hove to chart the destiny of our country in
.i years ahead. iere it not for Innocent Belmar, the
THE GRENADA NEWSLETTIR Week Ending 27.5.78
the Honourable Unison Whiteman would not be aldve today. Mr.
Selwyn Strachan and Ar Hudson Austin would not have been alive
today. This is a concession that I make because it is true and
history will have to be written and all the objective factors of
history must be known to the people so that they, in the years
ahead, would be able to judge objectively when the patterns of our
times has been removed.
Mr Belmar, on that 18th December (sic) 1973, acting in concert
with the forces of law and order headed by the mystic in Mount
Royal, acted with him, but he said, at a certain point in time,
'thus far shall thou go and no further', and for this I give
a public expression of thanks because death is everlasting and in
life there is hope of that victory, the victory which we in the
Opposition see, the victory which has the effect of liberating
the masses of this country.
So, let it be said of Mr Innocent Belmar, and let history record
ttatLfr.lanar was a man of many talents, good and bad, but let it
also be known that history must be judged and the people mustknow.
May the soul of Innocent Belmar, and all the other martyrs, all the
other martyrs' of this country, rest in peace.
S S "Geestland" sailed on 23rd -ly with 43,052 boxes of bananas
weighing 1,365,093 Ibs. There were 457 boxes of rejected
fruit. The Grenada Cooperative Banana Society paid producers
ECG 14 per pond. NliSLETTER regrets that, to date, no other
statistics are available.
CRUISE LINER CALLS.
There was only one cruise liner call durlog ,the week ending May
20th. This was the "Carla C" on Wednesday 17th with 699
26th May 1978