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The Grenada newsletter
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St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
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Began in 1973.
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Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 22, 1983); title from caption.

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Volume 6 Number 54
Frr Of Year (1978) Supplenert
31st Decerter 1978


CHRONOTOGICAL CATATLOGU OF7 FETS



JANUAlRY


Ist Nolan Jacobs appointed Senior Magistrate.

1st Telephone rates increased.

let Wage increases for LIAT employees effective
on award of Arbitration Tribun.al.

4th Frime Ninister Gairy.says Government cannot
pay salary increases recommended by Salaries
Revision Commission.

4th Acting Vinister of Agriculture, Innocent
Belmar, assassinated.

'th Lauriston Wilson and Lloyd John arrested (hut
notch~cked Ii- connection with assassination
of Innocent Palmer.

5th Kennedy Budhlall arresteR and charged in
connection with assassination of Innocent
Pelmar.

IGh P-ime Miniter Gairy offers compromise salary
increases to Government monthly paid
employees. *


7th Goveriinment potlthly paid employees' Negbttating
Team rejects Prime Minister Gairy's comptpiise
salary increases. 2

7th First Carl Schuster Memorial Yacht race. 2

8th Pound Grenada Yacht Race. 2

8th Innocent Belmar buried. 2

9th Industrial Agreement between the Seamen &
Waterfront Workers Union and the Grenede
Shipping Agents expires.

10th Wage increases for dnk workers effective as a
result of Industrial Agreement signed in July
by the Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union and
the Grenada Shipping Agents. 2

12th irenede Chamber of Commerce renews call on
Government for'eppointment of a National
Development Committee.

12th TMuriston Wilson end Lloyd John charged in
connection with assassination of Innocent
'Belmar.

14th Deadlock in industrial dispute between the
Technical & Allied Workers Union and Grenada
Flecricity Services Ltd resolved after meeting
with Prime Minister Gairy.

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JANUARY. (cont') -- EWSEETTER
Dlate
18th Italian Ambassador, Gueliemo Folchi,
presents credentials. 29. 4.78

18th Barbados High Commissioner, Carlyle Burton,
presents credentials. 29. 4.78

21st Government monBly paid employees give
Government deadline to implement Salary
Revision Commission's Report. 29. 4.78

24th Minister of Tourism, Paul Slinger, says
proposed Cancer Cure Clinic may be Keep Fit
Club. 29. 4.78

24th Montreal Carnival Queen, Gail Fastmond,
visits. 29. 4.78

25th Panens Government delegation visits 29. 4.78

5th Grenada Christian Council meets with
Government monthly paid employees re dispute
over salary increases. 29. 4.78

26th Arbitrator rules against the Commercial &
Industrial Workers Union in dispute with
Jonas Browne & Hubbard ltd 29. 4.78

7th Prime Minister Gairy (in national broadcast)
warns Government monthly paid employees of
dismissal if they strike. 29. 4.78
The "Bamboo Bar", scene of the assassination
of Innocent Belmar, demolished during the '.*
week ending 28th January. 29. 4.78

29th Prime Minister Gairy (at public meeting)
warns Government monthly paid employees tf
dismissal if .they strike. 29. 4.78
I.,
50th Civil Servants receive death threats. 29. 4.78

1st Editor of the "Torchlight" newspaper,Albert
XavieT, receives death threat. 29. 4.78


FEBRUARY

2nd Government monthly paid employees accept
compromise salary increases. 29. 4.78

9th Fourth anniversary of independence.

8th Nomination Day for bye-election kor
constituency of St.Andrews North-west left
vacant by death of Innocent Belmar. Only
Herbert Bassanta Fletcher (GULP)
nominated. 29. 4.78

12th Kenny Budhlall, brother of Kennedy Budhlall,
accuses Paoice of beating Kennedy Budhlall. 29. i4.Y8

4th Industrial Agreement signed in June between
the CommerCial & Industrial Workers Union
end Jonas Browne & Hubbard Ltd becomes
effective. 8. 7.78

17th Accused in murder of visiting French sailor
freed. 29. 4.78
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FEBRUARY (cont'd)
NEWSLETTER
Date Pa

18th Kendrick Radix (NJM) makes controversial
speech in Senate re Innocent Belmar. 27. 5.78 9

21st Herbert Fletcher appointed Minister of State
in the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheres. 29. 4.78 9

23rd World Bank team visits 29. 4.78 11

26th Caribbean Tourism Association's Executive
Director, Peter Morgan, visits. 29. 4.78 15

28th Technical & Allied Workers Union and LIAT
(1974) Ltd meet to negotiate new industrial
agreement 10. 6.78 1


MARCH .

Ist Flection day for bye-election for constituency
of St.Andrews North-west. No contest, only
one candidate nominated. 29. 4.78 9

7th Preliminary hearing in Belmar murder trial
begins 29. 4.78 1

8th International Congress on the study and
research of acupuncture and auricular medicine
opens in Grenada. 29. 4.78 16

10th Regulations.published covering loow made by
I the Grenade Agricultural & Industrial
Development Corporation. 29. 4.78 13
15th Prime Minister Gairy's daughter, Marcelle,
appointed Assistant Secretary in the External
Affairs Sivision of the Prime Minister's
office. 29. 4.78 15

17th Preliminary hearing in Belmar murder trial
ends 29. 4.78 1

17th Lloyd John, one of the accused in the Belmar
murder case, freed. 29. 4.78 1

20th Ovid Gill, Chairman of the Boabt of Directors
of the Grenada Telephone Co Ltd, resigns. 13. 5.78 6


APRIL

12th Sipeon Green replaces Winston Whyte as
PolitiQal Leader of the United People's Party 13. 5.78 7
17th Caribbean Agro Industries Ltd (flour
9pufacturers) incorporated 14.10.78 3

20th Decision made to submit the industrial dispute
between the Technical & Allied Workers Union
and LIAT (1974) Ltd to arbitration. 10. 6.78 1

4th Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union and Grenada
Shipping Agents begin negotiations for a new
industrial agreement. 8. 7.78 8

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Page 4

AIRIL (cont 'd) E
NEWSLETTER
Date Pa
24th Dr Barry Rapier, Medical Superintendent at
General Hospital, denies discussing proposed
"Cancer Cure Clinic" with Peter Capella, Grenada's
Tourism representative in Germanya .29. 4.78 8
24th Grenada's sugar crop predicted to be bigger in
1978. 29. 4.78 13
25th Committee of teachers of Governient assisted
secondary schools holds meeting re their demands
for increased wages. 6. 5.78 4

25th Prime Minister Gairy's Grenada Manual Maritime &
Intellectual Workers Union resigns from Grenada
Trade Union Council 6. 5.78 8
26th Acting Minister of Finance, Oliver Raeburn,
presents 1978 Budget. 29. 4.78 18
26th Grenada represented at Annual General Meeting
of the Caribbean Employers Confederation held in
Antigua. 6. 5.78 13
27th International Tele-Health Conference opehs in
S Grcnrda. 6. 5.78 8
29th Mass Immunisation Programme begins. 6. 5.78 6

Organisation 6f American States to reorganise
Tourism Division. 29. 4.78 10


MAYi
1st Separate May Day celebrations held by the Trade
Union Council add the Trade Union C6ngress 6. 5.78 8
1st Industrial Agreement between the Technical &
Allied Workers Union and Texace (WI) Ltd,
(signed October 18th), in effect. 28.10.78 10

3rd leader of the Opposition, Maurice Bishop,
attacks 1978 Budget. 6. 5.78 1
4th Teachers at Government assisted secondary
schools stage sick-out in support of demands
for increased wages. 6. 5.78 4

Prime Minister Gairy visits Costa Rica during
week-end of May 6th 3. 6.78 8
9th Mrs Marie-Josephine McIntyre reelected
President of the Caribbean Family Planning
Affiliation. 20. 5.78 7
9th Associated Press report says Robert Vesco
believed to be in Grenada. 13. 5. 4
10th Grenada Manager of Geest Industries Ltd, Lloyd
Benjamin, notes improvement in fruit quality. 15. 5.78 8
10th Political Leader of the United People's Party,
Simeon Green, comments op split in The People's
Alliance. 13. 5.78 7

11 Grenada businessman, Habib Hadeed, says his
Company will assemble and export radios and
TV sets. continuedd) 13. 5.78 2







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MAY (cnt'd
MAY (cont'd )


NEWSLETTER
Date hale


12th Grenada's territorial waters extended 27. 5.78 8

Grenada Government to buy shares in
Grenada Television Co Ltd 13. 5.78 1
Colin McIntyre appointed Chairman of the
Board of Directors of Grenada Telephone
Co Ltd. 15. 5.78 6
Alleged fraud at Grenada Telephone Co Ltd 13. 5.78 6
14th First phase of mass immunisation programme
ends. 6. 5.78 6
16th Grenada Flectricity Services Ltd retrenches
workers 24. 6.78 9
16th Teachers at Government assisted secondary
schools resolve to continue industrial
action until dismissed teacher is reinstated 20. 5.78 3
16th The stock in trade of Grenada Freeport Ltd
(operated by fugitive-from-justice Eugene
Zeek alias John Clancy) advertised for sale. 13. 5.78 5
16th Government makes proposals to Boards of
Government assisted secondary schools re
increased salaries for teachers. 20. 5.78 5
17th Technical & Allied Workers Union submits
proposals to the Grenada TelephoripCo Ltd
for new industrial agreement. 18.11.78 6
18th Government meets with Boards of Government
assisted secondary schools to work out details
of proposals re increased salaries for
teachers.< 20. 5. 78 3 &


Disagreement delays construction of Pearls
Airport Terminal. 20. 5.78 8
22nd Dominica Leader of'the Opposition, Miss Eugenia
Charles, writes British Under-Secretary of
State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs re
Dominica independence. 10. 6.78 8
22nd Windward Islands Banena Association holds
seminar in St.Lucia 10. 6.78 10
23rd Iead-br of the Opposition, Maurice Bishop,
protests "undemocratic procedures" in
electing delegates to Commonwealth
Parliamehtary Association meeting. 27. 5.78 6
24th Opposition Member of Parliament, Unison
Whiteman, named. 27. 5.78 1
24th Minister of Education, Dr Wellington Friday,
interviewed re teachers salaries dispute 27. 5.78 2
25th Opoosition Members of Parliament to boycott
ACP-FFC meeting. 27. 5.78 7
29th The "Flying Turkey" (Cecil Belfon).crowned
Calypso King 1978 10. 6.78 11
29th Ann-Marie Mitchell crowned Carnival Queen
1978 (continued) 10. 6.78 11


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2nd Toachers at Government assisted secondary schools
call off sick-out. 3. 6.78 5

Joint Consultative Assembly of the Iome
Convention to study working of the Convention
as it affects the banana industry. 5. 6.78 4

Windward Islands Banana Association gets grant
from the International Development Research
Centre. 3. 6.78 8

5th Prime Minister Gairy meets with newly formed
Grenada Trade Union Congress. 8. 7.78 7

5th United Front of Opposition Parliamentarians in
Dominics complains of "the manner of consultation"
employed in Dominica by Nr Richard Posnett,
Special Advisor to the British Foreign Office. 10. 6.78 10


7th Annunl General Meeting of the Grenada Chamber
of Commerce.

;napger of the Grenada Agricultural & Industrial
Development Corporation attends course in
Barbados.


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NTon-Government parliamentarians in Dominica
resolve to form "United Front" 10. 6.78 5

Arbitration Tribunal in dispute between the
Technical & Allied Workers Union and LIAT
(1974) Ltd has its first sitting. 17. 6.78 '7

urcn;da Telephon" Co Ttd rejects proposals
made by the Technical & Allied Workers Unio i
for a new industrial agreement 18.11.78 6
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29th Carnival band-of-the year
Patterson's "Excerpts fro

29th Meeting of Joint Consulta
Lome Convention opens in

?9th Minister of Finance, Gear
European Community handle
sugar price.

51st European Community's Comm
Claude Cheysson, defends
handling of negotiations

31st European Community's Comm
Claude Cheysson, says ben
will not be conditioned b
in ACP countries.


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1st British Figh Commissioner
gift of books to the Univ
Fxtra hural Centre.

2nd Named Member of Parliamen
Speaker of the House for
offensive statement made


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"EWS

prize won by Robert
m Greek Mythology" 10. 6.78 11

tive Assembly of the
Grenada 3. 6.78 1

ge Hosten, criticizes
ng of negotiations for
3. 6.78 1

issioner for Development,
European Community's
for sugar price. 3. 6.78 2

issioner for Development,
elits of EFC-ACF treaty
y status of human rights
3. 6.78 3


UNE

, S H Stanley, presents
rersity of the West Indies:
3. 6.78 6

it, Unison Whiteman, asks
a quote of alleged
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THE GRENADA NEWSIETTER Chronological Catalogue of NEenta (1978)
Page 7

JUNE (cont'd)
NEWSLETTER
Date 2a

14th LIAT (1978) Ltd reports loss. 1. 7.78"' 5

14th Grenada Chamber of Commerce elects Council of
Management. 17. 6.78 9

15th Senator Derek Knight warns Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association meeting not to inquire
into representation on Grenada delegation to that
meeting. 17. 6.78 5

15th leader of the Opposition, Maurice Bishop,
interviewed on dispute over representation
on Grenada delegation to the Commonwealth
Parliamentary Association meeting. 17. 6.78 5
15th "West Indian" newspaper reports Prime Minister
Gairy's pledge to support Grenada Trade Union
Congress. 8. 7.78 7

15th Opposition Member of Parliament, Winston Whyte,
accuses Senator Derek Knight of lying re
representation on the Grenada delegation to the
Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
meeting 17. 6.78 2

15th Speaker of the House, Allison Reason, quotes
alleged offensive statement made by named
Member of the House, Unison Whiteman 24. 6.78 4
15th Grenada Electricity Services Ltd retrenches 21
employees. 22. 7.78 7
'16th Jonas Browne & Hubbard Ltd stock subscription
list opens. 20. 5.78 1
18th Amnesty International observer, Herb Semmel,
arrives,to. cover Innocent Belmar murder
trial 7.78 4

19th Curtis Stewart, President of the Technical &
Allied Workers Union, leaves for Washington DC,
U S A, to coordinate tradeunion course 24. 6.78 10

20th Innocent Belmar murder trial opens in High
Court 24. 6.78 1

Technical & Allied Workers Union protest
retrenchment of workers by Grenada Electricity
Services Ltd 24. 6.78 9

27th Amnesty International observer, Herb Sem el,
(Belmar murder trial) leaves. 1. 7.78 4

27th Mrs Ena Collymore-Woodstock, President of
the Caribbean Area Council of Soroptimist
International, interviewed. 1. 7.78 5

29th The Commercial & Industrial Workers Union
and Jonas Browne & Hubbard Ltd sign new
industrial agreement 8. 7.78

29th Caribbean Development Bank approves loan
for study of: aerial transportation system of
bananas. 15. 7.78 1C

30th President of the Grenada Hotel Association,
Royston Hopkin, interviewed ... 1. 7.78 5









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JULY



1st Grenada's High Commissioner to London, Oswald
Gibbs, dismissed.

4th Industrial dispute between the Seamen &
Waterfront Workers Union and the Grenada
Shipping Agents goes before the Labour
Commissioner.

5th Grenada and Yugoslavia establish diplomatic
S relations

6th Acting Managing Director of Jonas Browne &
Hubbard Ltd, leonard Hughes, says share
issue undersubscribed

6th Board of Directors of Grenada Electricity
Services Ltd considers protest over retrenched
workers.

6th Medical Director of the proposed Grenada
Health Clinic, Dr Ivan Markovics, interviewed

8th Arson attempt made on Lloyd John, witness
in the Innocent Belmar murder trial

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce Sauteurs
Branch to close

The Windward Islands Banana Association to
become a member of the International Banana
Breeding Crganisatioh

9th Westindies Jaycees President, Harry Charles,
visits

Oth Magistrate I I Duncan forbids newspaper
reporter to take notes in Court

lth New West German Ambassador to Grenada, Karl-
Heinz Rouette, arrives in Trinidad

2th Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union and Grenada
Shipping Agents have further meeting with the
Labour Commissioner re their industrial dispute

Grenada Health Clinic publishes document re
treatment to be used.

Commercial banks pay Government under
provisions of Banking(Special Deposits)
Act.

Moco disease affects Grenada banana
plantations

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce defers
closing date of Sauteurs branch

British High Commission representative in
charge of the Grenada Desk, Michael Dibben,
to leave the region on promotion

Australian High Commissioner, Brian Blakely,
presents credentials

16th Fire strikes property of Ben Jones, another
person associated with the Innocent Belmar
murder trial
(continued)


'ents (1978)



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17th

18th

20th

20th


Jaycee World President, Donald Maunay, visits

Grenada ratifies OAS American Convention on
Human Rights

Manager of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd,
W R lord, interviewed

Permanent Secretary in tie Ministry of
Agriculture, Franklyn Duncan, says news-story
of Moco disease in Grenada is "gross
exaggeration"


2 st Government Information Officer, Jerry
Remain, confirms that Mrs David Craig (nee
Jennifer Hosten) is Ambassador designate to
Canada.

22nd American actress, Jeanette Cliff, makes
personal appearance in Grenada.

25th Accused in Innocent Belmar murder trial
freed

R8th Proposed flour mill in Grenada announced

29th Contingent of Grenada youths visits Cuba

29th Caribbean Human Rights & legal Aid Company
calls on Grenada Government to hold certain
inquests


NEWSLETTER
Date C.
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St.Lucian journalist, Matthew Roberts, assists
the Grenada Planned Parenthood Association 29. 7.78 9

Arbitration Tribinal makes award in dispute
between the Technical & Allied Workers Union
and Liat (1974) Ltd 29. 7.78 10

Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union and the Grenada
Shipping Agents reach agreement in industrial
dispute 29. 7.78 11
Windward Islands Banana Association to introduce
"cluster packs" 29. 7.78 11

"Torchlight" newspaper makes small profit 29. 7.78 12

Qifrantine restrictions tightened 29. 7.78 14

Prime Minister Gairy visits Far East 29. 7.78 15

31st Commercial & Industrial Workers Union elects
Officers 12. 8.78 7


AUGUST

1st First publication of "Westindian Crusader"
newspaper

1st Electricity rates increased

2nd Reported that Governor General Sir leo de Gale
will resign
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AUGUST (cont'd)
NEWSLETTER
Date Page

3rd Lid- enent Colonel Winston Massanto,Commander
of the Grenada Defence Force, says he does not
know when his military trainees in Chile will
return to Grenada. 5. 8.78 8

th Prime Minister Gairy buys land at Point
Saline 19. 8.78 1

George Griffith appointed Grenada's
Permanent UN Representative 5. 8.78 4

9th .Colonel R M Harms, British Debfence Advisor,
visits 19. 8.78 6

9th Contingen't of youths returns from visit to
Cuba 7.10.78 3

Oth Pensions (Agricultural Associations) Act
assented to 19. 8.78 2

Oth Amendment to Essential Services Act assented
to. 19. 8.78 1

1'th Tropical storm "Cora" passes near Grenada: 12. 8.78 3

AO0h Act to give Lloyd St.Louis a pension assented
to 19. 8.78 5
ilth Ministry of Agriculture says there are two
species of Moco disease in Grenada 12. 8.78 1

2th Prime Minister Gairy returns from trip to
the Far East 26. 8.78 4

Grenada abstains on vote on Transnational
Companies. 12. 8.78 2
Privy Council to give decision in October in
the case of Charles Ferguson convicted for the
murder of Roy Donald 12. 8.78 2
British High Commission says Richard Posnett,
Special Advisor to the British Foreign Office,
favoured the Dominica Opposition when he
assessed public opinion in Dominica re
independence 12. 8.78 5

Opening of proposed Grenada Health Clinic
delayed 12. 8.78 8

14th Agreement signet with Canadian firm for
construction of feeder roads 4.11.78 14

5th John Wright leaves on OA8 fellowship 26. 8.78 11

16th West German Ambassador, Karl-Heinz Rouette,
presents credentials 2. 9.78 7

6th Kevin Carey, Regional Representative of
the Commonwealth Society for the blind,
visits 19. 8.78 7
7 ith Ministry of Health warns against
contaminated corned beef 19. 8.78 4
j8th Prime Minister Gairy holds meeting with
businessmen re "Project Industrialisation &
employment Bootstring 26. 8.78
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NEWSLETTER
Date -Pa;


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19th D M B Cromwell, Chamber of Commerce
representative on the Grenada Agricultural
& Industrial Development Corporation,
resigns

Shortage of nutmegs at the Grenada Cooperative
Nutmeg Association

John Edwards, Head of British Development
Division in the Caribbean, to visit

Grenada to take part in World Youth
Football Tournament

21st FIFA/Coca-Cola football seminar opens
in Grenada

21st Dr Ethelstan Friday, Consultant Surgeon at
the General Hospital, takes up appointment
with the St.Georges University School of
Medicine.

21st Police Training School reopens

21st Fourth semester, of the St.Georges University
School of Medicine opens.

21st Curtis Stewart, President of the Technical &
Allied Workers Union, returns from Washington,
DC, USA, after coordinating tradeunion course

21st Dr Everard Hosein, official of the International
Planned Parenthood Federation, visits

22nd Jerome McBarnett leaves on OAS fellowship

24th Teachers at McDonald College appeal to parents
to support their wage claims

25th Prime Minister Gairy holds meeting with
businessmen re "Project Industrialisation &
Employment Bootstring"

25th Prime Minister Gairy says British aid team
will visit Grenada in October

Iranian businessmen reported interested in
purchasing land

Banana competition to be staged in February

50th Announcement made of Governor General Sir
leo de Gale's retirement

30th Announcement made of appointment of Paul
Scoon as Governor General


SEPTEMBER

1st New postage rates gazetted

1st Original closing date for submission of pre-
qualificatibn data re St.Georges port
improvements


2. 9.78


26. 8.78 5

26. 8.78 13


2. 9.78 6

2. 9.78 6


9. 9.78 10


9. 9.78 12


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19. 8.78 3


19. 8.78 6

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26. 8.78 5


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SEPTEMBER (cont'd)
HEWSIigTTER
Date Ta

S1$%eorges port to be upgraded 2. 978 8
CARICOM Health Ministers express concern over
St.Georges University'School of Medicine 2'. 9.78 8
2nd Government delegation leaves for WHO
conference in Russia 16. 9.78 6
4th Prime Minister Gairy says the Rice Industry
has been sabotaged 9. 9.78 5
4th The Technical & Allied Workers Union gives
the Grenada Telephone Co Ltd a deadline 18.11.78 6
6th Grenada businessman, Habib Hadeed, says his
Far East trip was successful 9. 9.78 12
7th Dr Ivan Markovics, Medical Director of the
proposed Grenada Health Clinic, says the
opening of the Clinic is further delayed 9. 9.78 7
8th Minister of Finance, George Hosten, says
the Report of the Director of Audit will be
presented shortly 16. 9.78 5
Mixed reaction to "Project Industrialisation
& Employment Bootstring" 9. 9.78 1
International Tennis Tournament to be staged
in Grenada 9. 9.78 6
lLth Diplomatic seminar sponsored by the Canadian
Government, opens in Barbados.
15th Pinal closing date for submission of pre-
qualification data re St.Georges port
improvements 9. 9.78 12
Split in "The People's Alliance" 16. 9.78 1
Grenada Television breaks down 16. 9.78 9
St.Vincent Parliamentarian, James 'Son'
Mitchell, to file writ of summons against
Ted Rowlands, Minister of State of the
British Foreign & Commonwealth Office 16. 9.78 12
17th Minister of Finance, Ge:crge Hosten, leaves
for Commonwealth Ministers' meeting in
Montreal 16. 9.78 5


19th Court of Appeal sits
19th Court of Appeal rules against Kendrick
Radix (NJM) in election petition
19th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
meeting criticises fact that the Opposition
was not represented on the Grenada
delegation
120th Prime Minister Gairy announces that
Grenada will have free secondary
education in 1981
'20th Anthony "Lucky" Bernard appointed Acting
Commissioner of Police


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SFPTEMBER (cont'd)
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20th Prime Minister Gairy turns sod for construction '
of flour mill 14.10.78

21st Caribbean Conservation Association holds'
Annual General Meeting in Tortola 30. 9.78
22nd Caribbean Conservation Association guarantees
seats on its Board of Management to Governments 30. 9.78

25th Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands,
Willard Wheatley, interviewed 50. 9.78


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25th Tan-Anerican Sanitary Conference opens
in Grenada

26th Rotary District Governor, W Fritz Humphreys,
visits

29th Governor General Sir Leo de Gale leaves on
prerretirement leave
29th B N Davis, Managing Director of Grenada
Cement Co Ltd, says the cement project is
not in difficulty

29th The Grenada Medical Association says it is
"reluctant to endorse" the Niehans Cell
Therapy to be used by the Grenada Health
Clinic

30th Governor General Sir leo de Gple's resignation
effective

Defence Force trainees return from Chile
Windward' Islands Banana Association says
banana production up


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let Increased pension scheme contributions in effect
re industrial agreement between the Seamen &
Waterfront Workers Union and the Grenada Shipping
Agents 29. 7.78


2nd World Bank team arrives

3rd Governor General designate, faul Scoon,
arrives in Grenada

3rd The High Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) sits

3rd Winter Tourist Cruise Season opens

4th Governor General Paul Scoon sworn in

4th Caribbean Chief Scout Commissioners meeting
opens in Grenada

4th Media Workshop conducted by Women in
Development Unit of the University of the
West Indies opens in Barbados


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5th Privy Council hands down decision against Charles
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Dr Sarah Milner, Director of the OAS office
in Barbados, interviewed 7.10.78 10

Prime Minister Gairy leaves to attend 33rd
Session of the United INtions General
Assembly 7.10.78 5

Trade Union Council holds convention 14.10.78 5

trade Union Council protests Government's
attitude towards Resolutions passed by the
Council 14.10.78 5

Fabian Redhead, Grenada's Ambassador to the
OAS, made Chairman of the OAS Permanent
Council 7.10.78 2

Grenada/Cuba Friendship Society formed 7.10.78 3

Government appoints Human Rights Day
Committee 7.10.78

Eldon Mathurin, CARICOM Tax Administration 6,8
advisor, interviewed. (Three stories) 7.10.78 & 9

Commonwealth Environmental Health Strategy
Conference opens in Grenada 14.10.78 4

Industrial dispute between the Technical &
Allied Workers Union and the Grenada Telephone
Co Ltd submitted to labour Com'issioner under
the Essential Services Act 18.11.78 6

Demonstration staged outside the United
Nations headquarters building re disappearance
of 4 Carriacou men 28.10.78 3

Prime Minister Gairy addresses United Nations
General Assembly and accuses New Jewel
Movement of murder of Innocent Belmar 21.10.78 1

Prime Minister Gairy get another award 28.10.78 9

Leslie Pierre, Grenada's Chief Scout
Commissioner, interviewed 14.10.78 8

World Bank team leaves 7.10.78 2

Canadian Imperial Bank of CommerceNManager
Mike Smith, says the bank will provide
agency service in Sauteurs until
December 31st 14.10.78 6

Work to begin soon on construction of
flour mill 14.10.78 3

Grenada Hotel Association holds Annual
General Meeting 21.10.78 11

Charles Ferguson executed for murder
of Roy Donal4 21.10.78 2
R F Burman, West India Committee official,
visits 7.10.78 6

h Technical & Allied Workers Union and Texaco
(WI) Ltd sign industrial agreement 28.10.78 10
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19th Governor General Sir leo de Gale takes leave
of Queen Elizabeth

Grenada Electricity Services Ltd is owed over
EC$1 million

West India Committee group to be formed in
Grenada

23rd Barclays Bank employees go on go-slow

23rd Committee of Barclays Bank employees asks
the Bank's management for discussions re
salary increases

23rd Government to establish Board to manage
bus service.

23rd Visitor Expenditure Kotivptional Survey
launched

24th Barclays Bank employees stage py-slow

25th Prime Minister Gairy sends circular letter
to students of the St.Georges University
School of Medicine asking to meet them

126th Dr Wellington Friday and Prime MLnister Gairy
leave for Dominica independence celebrations

26th Barclays Bank employees on sick-out

27th Tenders invited for supply of hospital
equipment funded by the European Development
Fund

27th Dr Devere itt, Chairman of projectt
Industrialisation & Employment Bootstring"
interviewed

Split in The People's Alliance

ILO to hold seminar in Grenada in January

Government buys shares in Grenada Television
Co Ltd
Windward Islands Banana Association seeks
anti-pest alternatives

30th Six thousandth automobile registered

30th Barclays Bank employees meet with
representatives from Barclays Head Office
in Barbados

30th Grenada Health Clinic venture folds


NOVEMBER

1st ILO holds seminar in St.Lucia for Public
Servants
lst George Thevenet. OAS representative in Grena


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3rd Dr Ivan Markovics, Medical Director of the
proposed Grenada Health Clinic, to make
important announcement ,4.11.78 16

4th Grenada TV resumes limited broadcasting 11.11478 7

Caribbean Employers Confederation accuses
Grenada Government of violating' accepted
standards and practices in industrial
relations 4.11.78 4

7th Mrs Beverley Steele, University of the
West Indies Resident Tutor, announces
Marryshow Cup winner 11.11.78 5

8th Prime Minister Gairy defers proposed
address to students of the St.Georges
University Schonl of Medicine 11.11.78 1

10th Interim Board of the Grenada Cooperative
Nutmeg Association makes Annual Report 2.12.78 1

10th Bank & General Workers Union asks Barclays
Bank for recognition 25.11.78

.10th Gordon Steele, Manager of the Grenada
Cooperative Bank, announces proposed
* opening of Sauteurs branch 11 11.78

10,-h Prime Minister Gairy addresses students
S of the St.Georges University School of
Medicine 11.11.78 15

14th Arbitration Tribunal appointed to consider
industrial dispute between the Technical &
Allied Workers Union and the Grenada Telephone
Co Ltd 18.11.78 6

S Grenada Breweries Ltd has successful year 11,11.78 8
L4th Heads of Churces and Heads of secondary
Schools attend Cabinet meeting to discuss
communism 18111.78 1

15th Government decides to ban New Jewel Movement
rally 18.11.78 1

17th Government bans all public meetings until
November 26th

17th Commercial Banks have meeting with Prime
Minister Gairy re industrial dispute
between Barclays Bank and the Bank &
General Workers Union 25.11.78 5

Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association
to pay FC$4 million "bonus" 18.11.78 6

Cane Farmers reject bonus offered by
the Grenada Sugar Factory Ltd 18.11.78 4

Dominica banana industry has golden
anniversary 18.11.78 8

19th Caribbean Examination Council team
visits 25.11.78 10

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NOVEMBER (cont'd)


20th Prime Minister Gairy holds meeting with cane
farmers re dispute over bonus with the
Grenada Sugar Factory Ltd

21st Arbitration Tribunal in industrial dispute
between the Technical & Allied Workers
Union and' the Grenada Telephpne Co Ltd has
first sitting

22nd Bank & General Workers Union gives Barclays
Bank a deadline

23rd "West Indian" newspaper reports that
Government is to "take over" the Sugar
Factory

23rd "West Indian" newspaper publishes Government
statement re dispute between the Bank &
General Workers Union and Barclays Bank

23rd Barclays Bank dismisses employee, Carl
Griffith

24th Carl Griffith, Barclays Bank employee,
files case against Barclays Bank

25th Grenada Sugar Factory Ltd auditors hold
discussions with Government re dispute
with cane farmers over bonus

Technical & Allied Workers Union have
two pending arbitrations

Government bids to buy into Horse Shoe
Bay Hotel

27th Grenada represented at SELA conference
in Bolivia

27th Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association
begins "bonus" pay-out

27th labour Commissioner conducts poll at c
Barclays Bank Head Off-icey re dispute with
the tank & General -obrkers Union

28th labour Commissioner conducts poll at
Barclays Bank Grenville branch, re
dispute with the Bank & General Workers
Union

28th Maurice Bishop, New Jewel Movement Joint
Coordinating Secretary, interviewed re
S dispute between Ber~lays Bank and the Bank
& General Workers Union


DECEMBER

1st Joseph Pitt, Managing Director of Grenada
Television Co Ltd, says plans being made
for satellite TV

The Opposition Peoples'Alliance still
discussing split *
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bV*"*W (1978)


4th Rotary Club honours five Grenadians

6th Barclays Bank employees stage sick-out

7th Representatives of the Jamaica National
Export Corporation meet with the Chamber
of Commerce

8th Fuel prices up
10th LIAT's Winter schedule in effect

llth Dr Kurleigh King, Secretary General of
CARICOM, interviewed

12th Closing date for Government's 23rd
issue of Treasury Bills

12th Representative from Barclays Bank
Barbados office holds talks with
the Bank & General Workers Union

13th New LIAT plane makes first call at
Grenada

13th Curll Searles, Grenada Manager of
LIAT, interviewed

1ilth Arbitration Tribunal makes award in
industrial dispute between the Technical
& Allied Workers Union and the Grenada
Telephone Co Ltd

14th Barclays Bank employee, Carl Griffiths',
case heard in Magistrate's Court

15th Barclays Banks employees strike

15th L L Ramdhanny & Sons' Hardward Department
destroyed by(ire

Grenada Sugar Factory Co Ltd to make
ex gratia payment to cane farmers

Mrs Audrey Palmer-Hawks appointed
Executive Director of the Caribbean
Tourism Association

Chief Scout Commissioner, leslie
Pierre, reports

29th Roman Catholic Priest, Father Bernard
Kadlec, writes Minister of Education,
Dr Wellington Friday, re "undesirable
practices" in teacher employment

28th Pension (Paul Scoon) Act asienfed to

28th Prickly Bay (Repeal) Act assented to

Inspector of Police, Iri Bishop, missing

South Korean Ambassador presents
credentials


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