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NEWSLETTER
Volume 7 Number 10
For The Week Ending April 7th 1979
7th Year of Publication - - 208th Issue



GRENADA THREATENED WITH ATTACK

Prime Minister Maurice Bishop's People's Revolutionary Government
has information that there is a threat of an invasion being mounted
against the island by mercenaries employed by deposed Prime Minister
Eric Gairy.

At a press conference today (5th), Mr Bishop said information had
been received from two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) GovernmentS
that Mr Gairy had been in touch recently with "El Condor", a group
of Cuban exiles in Miami. This nroun is believed to have been


r-sponsible for the bombing which
off Barbados on October 6th 1976

The Prime Minister said also tha
intercepted at the Grenada Missi
these communications give firm
certain underworld characters wl
some form of invasion of Grenada
evidence of Gairy's interest an
he can turn back the clock to M

Mr Bishop then read the text of
intercepted and which was addre
Ambassador to the United Nation

"Dear Francis", the letter
for Mr Exic Gairy is critic

Produced & Printed b
P O Box 65, St.Geo


:h destroyed- a Cuban Airlines plane



it two communications had been
ion in New York. "We believe
evidence of links between Gairy and
ho are willing to finance and equip
a" he said, "and also they provide
d intention to try and see what ways
arch 12th"

one of the letters he said had been
ssed to Mr Francis Redhead, the
s appointed by Mr Gairy

reads, "the situation at present
al. I have just heard, through

by Alister & Cynthia Hughes
>rges, Grenada, Westindies








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intelligence sources, that the Provincial (sic) Government

has made continuous propaganda statements charging fraud,

embezzlement and murder.


They are sending three men to negotiate a contract of

finance. It has also been rumoured.that some of the

Prime Minister's lenders are disgruntled and are prepared

to take some action. However, they are waiting for

Mr Gairy to commit himself.


Please worry about yourself in this precarious position.

Trust no one. We are monitoring the situation by

telegraph and short wave contacts. At the present

time, reevaluations and appropriations are being made.

Please reply at once
Respectfully,

Frank Marberry Jr (signed)"


The letter is type written but, at the foot under the signature, the

following words are hand written :-

"I will send one of my men for you. Please be careful.

I hope this helps you in seeing who I am. Just more

I cannot tell on paper."


Mr Bishop said the second communication intercepted appeared to be notes

of a telephone conversation had by Frank Marberry. These notes read:-

"Mustaphar Hamarabi (financier) is standing by to give

him additional money, but he does not trust Gairy.

Gairy did not pay him for the last deal, a lot of

money. Rest of the equipment is ready, but he does

not think the deal should go off. He is scared

because Gairy may turn round and kill him. Will come

to town to talk to him."

These notes are signed "Marberry" and a telephone number, 914-225-5543,

is written in.

T'h Prime Minister said he had asked Grenada's Ambassador in New York,

Kendrick Radix, to supply whatever information he could on Frank

I _rberry, and Mr Radix had sent a 17 page undated typed document which
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Week Ending 7.4.79 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Page 3


appeared to have been prepared by Marberry.

"This document has an address at the top", Mr Bishop said, "that

address being 'Afro-American Distributors Ltd', and there's a

brooklyn address. The document is addressed to about 40

different people, including a number of Congressmen, and it is

immediately addressed to Mr Roy Guinness, the National Director of

the Congress of Racial Equality."


The Prime Minister said that, in this document, Marberry sympathises

with Guinness who was then being investigated by the Federal Bureau

of Investigation, the Internal Revenue Department and the Department

of Immigration, the Congress of Racial Equality was prohibited

from soliciting funds.

In Marberry's document, he offers his services to Guinness in

connection with the raising of funds. "It appears that the basic

idea he had", Mr Bishop said, "was to find a way of getting the money

which had been spent by people in the form of posting bail for people

on charges. Marberry claims there was 9.2 million dollars

involved in cash bails. It was unconstitutional, he said, for

the New York City Government to use that money to finance government

projects and, therefore, he was going to try to find a way to use

that 9.2 million to finance his own projects."


Mr Bishop expressed the opinion that this was a "way-out kind of

idea", but, he said, he could read from the document only what is in

it.
Life Style
The document also gives a description of Marberry's life style.

This includes, Marberry says, "the use of Grand Prix racing cars,

my own cars fully staffed, the use of a Rolls Royce, two Cadilac

limousines, a seven-seater twin-engine Rockwell airplane and short

runway aircraft."

Mr Bishop drew particular attention to two statements in Marberry's

document, which statements he thought were significant. The first I

is

"My ambitions lie in the Caribbean, for it is not my belief

that America, the beautiful, the home of the brave, the
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and


land of the free, our Mother Country, can fulfil my

manipulable ambitions."

the other statement is

"After observing the entire political, economic and

commercial scene, it is my opinion that the professional

soldier will be the only one to survive this turmoil of

utter confusion. Might does overcome right."


SIn the face of this threat, the Prime Minister said his Government has

already informally approached the Governments of the United States,

Canada and Britain for assistance in obtaining arms. "We have also

approached a number of CARICOM Governments for assistance with the

training of our troops and we are quite willing to accept whatever

offers of arms and training that we can get from our sister countries

in the Caribbean."


Mr Bishop said that, in the face of an invasion, Grenadians would fight

to protect the freedom they won on March 13th. "If an invasion

comes", he said, "there will be a blood bath in this country. We,

the political leadership, will certainly fight. We have no doubt

that the guardians of the revolution, the People's Revolutionary Army,

will fight. And we believe the majority of our people will also

fight. The time has come, therefore, when it is necessary for us

to alert the entire population of our country and the region to the

information that we have, so that our people will maintain the

maximum vigilance in ensuring that they are always on the look out

for any external threat, and that they may ready themselves

psychologically and otherwise to fight any outside attack."
(1137 words)



ECONOMIC CRISIS AVERTED

Tbhe economic crisis posed by refusal of the East Caribbean Currency

authority (ECCA) to.ship money to Grenada has been averted.


At a press conference on March 31st, Minister of Finance Bernard Coard

disclosedd that the island urgently needed BC$3 million to replace

.rn out notes withdrawn from circulation. This money, he said, had

..n ordered from ECCA, but he had been told by ECCA Chairman, Mr Cecil
[continued) .


Week Ending 7.4.79


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Jacobs, that the other islands in the Authority,.St.Vincent, St.Lucia
Dominica, Antigua and St,Kitts/Nevis, has banned the shipment of any

money to Grenada.

NEWSLETTER is reliably informed that this ban was lifted as a result

of international pressure. The required money was flown in on

Tuesday (3rd) but, in an interview with NEWSLETTER that day, Mr Coard

said this solved the problem only partially. The Grenada

Government is concerned, he said, over possible future action of the

Countries in ECCA.


S"We have already formally requested from the other Governments in the

Authority a firm undertaking in writing and made public that there

will be no recurrence of this or any other incident of interference

in Grenada's internal affairs", he said.

The Minister of Finance said unless Grenada had the protection of

this "written and public undertaking", the Government would have no

alternative but to initiate proceedings with a view to setting up its

own currency and central bank within the next twelve months.

"This is not a measure the Grenada Government looks forward to"t, he

said, "we would rather remain within the present integrated framework

and work to strengthen and deepen Caribbean integration, but Grenada

will not be held to ransom or blackmailed."
(,69 words)


MORE PEOPLE'S LAWS ENACTED
Grenada's People's Revolutionary Government has enacted eight more

"People's Laws" and, together with the 10 already proclaimed, these

have been published in a Extraordinary issue of the Government

Gazette.


The first 10 laws were proclaimed by Prime Minister Bishop at a ral
on March 25th. These laws were preceded by a "DeClaration", an

that declaration, together with the 10 laws read as follows :-

DECLARATION OF THE GRENADA REVOLUTION

WHEREAS constitutional government in Grenada has been


ly

d


interrupted as a consequence of the violations and abuses
(continued)


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Page 6 THE GRENADA NIBSLEiTER Week Ending 7.4.79.


of democracy committed by the administration of Eric

Matthew Gairy under the guise of constitutionality.

SWHEREAS the people of Grenada have expelled the

said Gairy from office together with all his Ministers

and have appointed in their stead a People's Revolutionary

Government for the time being to manage the affairs of Grenada

as the Trustees and Executors of the Soverign powers and

rights of the people and have empowered the said People's

Revolutionary Government to issue such laws, Orders, Rules

and Regulations and to do all things as it may deem

necessary for the restoration and preservation of the

Peace, Order and good Government of Grenada.

AND WHEREAS the People's Revolutionary Government

pledges to return to constitutional rule at an early

opportunity and to appoint a Consultative Assembly

to consult with all the people for the purpose of the

establishment of a new Constitution which will reflect

the wishes and aspirations of all the people of Grenada.
/
AND WHEREAS during this period of transition the People's

RevolutiQjLry Government pledges to observe the

fundamental rights and freedoms of our people subject to

certain measures necessary,to:

(1) The maintenance of stability, peace, order and

good government;

(2) The final eradication of Gairyism and

(3) The protection of the People's Revolution.

AND WHEREAS on the morning of March 13th 1979 the people

of Grenada in the exercise of their sovereignty overthrew ;

the regime of Eric Gairy. This sovereign act of

necessity involved the suspension of The Grenada

Constitution Order 1973

AND WHEREAS on the 25th Day of March 1979, the following

ten People's Laws enacted by the People's Revolutionary

Government were orally declared by the Prime Minister

and popularly acclaimed.
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Week Ending 7.4.79 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Page 7


For the removal of doubt it is hereby ORDERED and

DECLARED as follows :

People's Law No. 1: Suspension of Constitution.

The Constitution of Grenada is hereby and has been suspended

as of 12.01 a.m. on March 13th 1979. All ,acts and/or

deeds by or under the authority of the People's Revolutionary

Government (PRG) are hereby deemed and declared to have

been legally done and shall not be called into question in

any Court of Law or otherwise.

People's Law No. 2: Establishment of People's Revolutionary
Government.

The People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) is hereby

established as of Tuesday 13th March 1979, and in it shall be

vested all executive and legislative power, and the People's

Revolutionary Government shall appoint a Prime Minister.

Peoples Law No 3: Head of State

The Head of State shall remain Her Majesty the Queen and her

representative in this country shall continue to be the

Governor-General who shall perform such functions as the

People's Revolutionary Government may from time to time advise.

People's Law No 4: Establishment of Supreme Court of Grenada

(a) The West Indies Associated States Supreme Court (Grenada)

Act 17 of 1971 is hereby repealed.

(b) There is hereby established a Supreme Court of Grenada

consisting of the High Court and the Court of Appeal in which

shall be vested all that jurisdiction which was formerly

exercised by the West Indies Associated States Supreme Court.

People's Law No 5: Continuity of Laws

Save as hereinafter provided or herein or hereafter amended or

repealed all existing laws shall continue in force.

People's Law No. 6: Extension of Jurisdiction of Magistrates'
Courts

The jurisdiction of the Magistrates Courts shall be extended

to include jurisdiction over all acts of violence against

state property, essential services and breaches of the

financial laws and regulations, the maximum penalty on
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conviction for each of which shall be five years hard labour.

People's Law No 7: Establishment of People's Revolutionary Army

There is hereby formally established the People's Revolutionary

Army (PRA) whose members shall be subject to and controlled by

the Grenada Military Force Act 1976 to the extent that that Act

shall reasonably or appropriately apply. Notwithstanding

the foregoing, the members of the People's Revolutionary Army

shall have the powers of arrest and search as are vested in the

members of the Royal Grenada Police Force.

People's Law No. 8: Establishment of Preventive Detention
Tribunal

(a) There shall be established a Preventive Detention Tribunal

consisting of not less than three(3) persons appointed by the

People's Revolutionary Government whose functions shall be the

review of cases of personsplaced in preventive detention.

(b) Any person who has taken or has threatened to take or is

reasonably suspected of intending to take action of such a nature

or on such a scale as is likely to endanger public safety or to

deprive the community or any substantial portion thereof of
lI J i 1 lf i l bl -i I f


supp es ort serv ces tessent a to e s a e n ,au e order L
the authority responsible for national security to be placed in

preventive detention, provided however that a person may within

fourteen (14) days of such detention apply to the preventive

detention tribunal for a review of his case and thereafter at

periods not earlier than two (2) months after his previous

application.

(c) The Tribunal may on anu review of the case od a detained

person make recommendations concerning his continued detention

or otherwise to the authority by whom it was ordered, but the

authority will be under no obligation to act in accordance with

any such recommendation.

People's Law No 9: Preservation of Pension Rights

All public servants' rights and pensions as hereinto fore provided

under the Grenada Termination of Association Order 1973 shall be

preserved.


(continued)









Week Ending 7.4.79 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Page 9


S People's Law No 10: Declaration And Effect Of Laws

For the time being all people's laws shall become effective

upon oral declaration and/or publication on Radio Free

Grenada or in the official Gazette under the hand of the

Prime Minister.

Dated this 28th day of March 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister.


The eight additional People's Laws have been published in a slightly

different form. While the first ten merely state the law's

number and the subject it deals with, the additional eight are in

the form of proclamations. These eight laws read as follows:-


People's Law No 11 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's
Revolutionary Government

In the exercise of the powers vested in the People's

Revolutionary Government by Peo.le's Law No 2 (Establishment

of the People's Revolutionary Government) and in exercise of

the powers vested in the Prime Minister by People's Law No 10

(Declaration and Effect of Laws) the People's Revolutionary

Government is pleased to appoint and hereby appoints MAURICE

RUPERT BISHOP to be the Prime Minister of Grenada and to be

responsible for such departments of Government as he may deem

necessary and with authority to appoint other Ministers with

responsibility for other departments of Government.

Dated this 29th day of March 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 12 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's
Revolutionary Government (Members of People's Revolutionary
Government)

In the exercise of the powers vested in the People's

Revolutionary Government by People's Law No 2 (Establishment

of the People's Revolutionary Government) and in the exercise

of the powers vested in the Prime Minister by People's Law

No 10 (Declaration and effect of Laws) the People's

Revolutionary Government is pleased to appoint and hereby

APPOINTS the following persons to be members of the People's
(continued)








PTHE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


Revolutionary Government
MAURICE BISHOP
BERNARD COARD
UNISON WHITEMAN
VINCENT NOEL
SELWYN STRACHAN
GEORGE LXOUISON
KENDRICK RADIX
HUDSON AUSTIN
LLOYD NOEL
DR BERNARD GITTENS
LYDEN RAMDHANNY
PALMER BUXO
NORRIS BAIN
SYDNEY AMBROSE
CALDWELL TAYLOR
FITZROY BAIN
BASIL GAHAGAN
LYLE BULLEN
LEON CORNWALL
LIAM JAMES
GELLINEAU JAMES
SIMON CHARLES
CLAUDETTE PITT

Dated this 29th day of March 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 13 of 1979. Proclamation by the Prime Minister.
(Appointment of Ministers)

In exercise of the powers vested in me as Prime Minister by

People's Law No. 11 :-

(a) I hereby assign to the Prime Minister responsibility for

the following departments --

Departments


Home Affairs
National Security

External Affairs
Information & Culture


Hudson Austin,
Secretary


Carriacou & Petit Martinique Lyre Bullen
Secretary

(b) I hereby appoint BERNARD COARD to be Minister

of Finance, Trade and Industry (with planning)

(c) I hereby appoint UNISON WHITEMAN to be Minister of

Agriculture, Tourism and Fisheries, and PALME BUXO to be
Secretary responsible for Tourism. (continued)


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I'- ---
(d) I hereby appoint SELWYN STRACHAN to be Minister of
Communication, Works and Labour.

(e) I hereby appoint NORRIS BAIN to be Minister of Health

and Housing, and Dr BERNARD GITTENS to be Secretary

responsible for Health;

(f) I hereby appoint GEORGE LOUISON to be Minister of

Education, Youth and Soial Affairs (Community Development,

Co-operatives and Sport);

(g) I hereby appoint KENDRICK RADIX to be Minister of Legal

Affairs wnd LLOYD NOEL to be Secretary in the said Ministry.

Dated this 29th day of March 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 14 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's
Revolutionary Government. (Supreme Court Jurisdiction and
matters relating thereto.,

In the exercise of the powers vested in the People's

Revolutionary Government and in exercise of powers vested in the

Prime Minister by People's Law No 10 (Declaration and Effect of

Laws) it is hereby ORDERED and PROCLAIMED as follows :

1.(1) The Court of Appeal shall consist of three Judges one of
whom shall be President;

(11) The Judges of the High Court shall not exceed two, one of

whom shall be designated Chief Justice by the Governor-General

2. The number cf Justices of Appeal and of Judges of the High

Court may be varied by Proclamation of the People's

Revolutionary Government.

3. (1) The Justices of Appeal and the Judges of the High Court

shall be appointed by the Governor General acting on the

advice of the Prime Minister after the Prime Minister has

consulted with the Public Service Commission.

(2) Where by any law the Governor-General is required to

perform any function in accordance with the advice of any

body or authority the question whether the Governor-

General has received or acted in accordance with such

advice shall not be enquired into in any curt of law.

4. There shall be vested in the Court of Appeal and.the High

Court all such jurisdiction and powers as were on the
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prescribed day vested in the Court of Appeal and the High

Court of the former Supreme Court by the West Indies

Associated States Supreme Court (Grenada) Act 1971 (No 17

of 1971)

5. The Rules of the High Court and the Court of Appeal of the

former Supreme Court shall apply mutatis mutandis to the

Court of Appeal and the High Court established by People's

Law No 4 (establishment of Supreme Court of Grenada)

6. Every person who on the prescribed day held the office of

Registrar, Deputy Registrar or Baliff shall continue to hold

such office on the terms on which he held them.

7. Notwithstanding Peoples Law No 4 (Establishment of the Supreme

Court of Grenada) which repeals The West Indies Associated

States Supreme Court (Grenada) Act 1971 (No 17 of 1971) the

provisions of Part III of the said Act ( I E Sections 63 to

84 inclusive) are hereby proclaimed to be in operation and

of full legal effect, and shall be construed with such

modifications, adaptations, qualifications and exceptions

as may be necessary to bring them into conformity with

People's Law No 4, this Proclamation and any other law

promulgated by the People's Revolutionary Government.

8. Subsections (2) and (3) of Section 5, and Section 7 of the

Courts Order 1967, shall apoly to the appointment of the

Judges of the Court of Appeal and to Judges of the High Court.

9. Any proceedings originating in Grenada and pending

immediately before the 15th day of March 1979, in the

former Supreme Court may be continued on or after that date -

(a) in the case of proceedings pending in the Court

of Appeal of the former Supreme Court in the Court

of Appeal, and

(b) in the case of proceedings pending in the High Court

of the former Supreme Court in the High Court.

10. The qualifications of Barristers and Solicitors to practice

before the Supreme Court shall be the same qualifications

that were required for admission to practice before the former

Supreme Court.
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11: Save as otherwise express se in this Proclamation the Courts

Order, 1967, shall no longer apply to Grenada.

12. Definition:

(a) "Supreme Court" means the Court of Appeal and the High

Court established by People's Law No 4 published on

25th March 1979.

(b) "Former Supreme Court" means the Court of Appeal and

the High Court established by the Courts Order 1967.

(c) "Courts Order 1967" means The West Indies Associated

States Supreme Court 1967. (sic)

(d) "Prescribed day" means the 12th March 1979.

Dated this 29th day of March 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 15 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's
Revolutionary Government (ConStitution of Grenada)

Relating to the Office of Attorney General the
Office of Director of Public Prisecutions, the
Public Service and Citizenship

In the exercise of the powers vested in the People's

Revolutionary Government and in the exercise of the powers

vested in me as Prime Minister by People's Law No 10 .

(Declaration and effect of laws) it is hereby ORDERED and

PROCLAIMED as follows

1. The Public Service Commission as constituted on the

prescribed day is hereby dissolved

2. Subject to section 3 of this Proclamation the provisions

of sections 68, 70 and 71, sections 83 to 100 inclusive and

section 111 (8), (9) and (10 of Schedule 1 to the Grenada

Constitution Order 1973 in so far as they are applicable

are hereby proclaimed to have full legal force and effect.

3. (1) For the words "Judicial and Legal Service Commission"

where they occur in the sections referred to in section 2

there shall be substituted the words "Public Service

Commission"

(2) In the exercise of its powers under section 93 (4) the

Public Service Commission shall not be required to consult

with any other body or authority.
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4. (1) The existing laws and the foregoing provisions shall as

from the appointed day be construed with such modifications,
adaptations, qualifications and exceptions as may be

necessary to bring them into conformity with the laws and

proclamations of the People's Revolutionary Government.

(2) For the purposes of this section the appointed day means

13th March 1979.

Dated this 29th day of March 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 16 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's
Revolutionary Government. (Cabinet of Ministers)

In the exercise of the powers vested in the People's Revolutionary

Government by People's Law No 2 (establishment of People's

Revolutionary Government) and in exercise of the powers vested in

the Prime Minister by People's Law No 10 (Declaration and Effect

of Laws) it is hereby ORDERED and PROCLAIMED as follows :

(1) There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers for Grenada which.

shall consist of the Prime Minister and the other Ministers.

(2) The functions of the Cabinet shall be to advise the Gdvernor-

General in the Government of Grenada and the Cabinet shall be

collectively responsible to the People's Revolutionary

Government for any advice given to the Governor-General by

or under the general authority of the Cabinet for all things

done by or under the authority of any Minister in the

execution of his office.

Dated this 2nd day of April 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 17 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's
Revolutionary Government. (Establishment of Preventive
Detention)

(Amendment of People's Law No 8)

In the exercise of the powers vested in the People's Revolutionary
Government by People's Law No 2 (Establishment of People's

Revolutionary Government) and in exercise of the. powers vested in

the Prime Minister by People's Law No 10 (Declaration and Effect

of Laws) it is hereby ORDERED and PROCLAIMED as follows :-
(c-ntinued)









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Paragraph (b) of Law No 8 (Establishment of Preventive

Detention) is amended by inserting after the words "the public

safety" the following words "or public order or to subvert or

otherwise sabotage the People's Revolutionary Government."

Dated this 2nd day of April 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister


People's Law No 18 of 1979. Proclamation by the People's


Revolutionalgr fy uv-semWns. \fwers r vvusJv-r3S^M=i.aj
and functions)

In the exercise of tge powers vested in the People's

Revolutionary Government and in the exercise of the powers

vested in the Prime Minister by People's Law No 10 (Declaration

and Effect of Laws) it is hereby ORDERED and PROCLAIMED as

follows :-

1i. (1) In the exercise of his functions the Governor-General

shall act in accordance with the advice of the Cabinet

or of a Minister acting under the general authority of

the Cabinet except in cases where he is required by

those sections of the Constitution brought into force

by People's Law No 15 of 1979, a People's Law or any

other law to act in accordance with the advice of any

person or authority other than the Cabinet or in

his own deliberate judgement.

(2) Nothing in the foregoing section shall apply to the

functions conferred upon the Governor-General by the

People's Law No 15 in relation to sections 83 (6), 86

(7) and 90 (5) of the Constitution.

2. The Prime Minister shall keep the Governor General fully

informed concerning the general conduct of the government

of Grenada and shall furnish the Governpr-General with such

information as he-may request with respect to any

particular matter relating to the government of Grenada.

Dated this 2nd Day of April 1979

MAURICE BISHOP
Prime Minister








THE GRBNADA NEWSLETTER


CABINET SECRETARY RETURNS

IMiss Gloria Payne, Cabinet Secretary to the deposed Prime Minister

Gairy's Government, returned to Grenada on Monday (2nd).


Miss Payne left the island for New York on March 12th with Mr Gairy

and the then Minister of Education, Dr Wellington Friday, and has

been away from Grenada since the coup dtetat of March 13th.


On arrival at Pearls Airport about midday on Monday, Miss Payne was

detained and taken to Army Headquarters for questioning. She was

:released the same afternoon.


NEWSLETTER is reliably informed that, since the coup, Miss Payne was

the guest of Mr Samuel Lujan, a representative of the Organisation

of American States, formerly stationed in Grendda. It is understood

that Mr Lujan is now resident in Virginia, U S A.


NEWSLETTER's information is that Miss Payne returned to Grenada via

Trinidad where she spent a few days.
(138 words)



PRG APPOINTS CARE-TAKER BOARDS

The People's Revolutionary Government (PRG) has appointed care-taker

boards to manage the affairs of the agricultural cooperatives

concerned with the marketing of cocoa, bananas and nutmegs.


These three cooperatives, normally managed by producers, were

taken over by the Gairy Government and operated by Government

appointed boards. A spokesman for the PRG said the boards now
appointed will remain in office until arrangements can be made to.

have producers elect their representatives as required by law.


Seven persons have been appointed to the board of the Grenada

Cooperative Nutmeg Association. These are

F J Archibald (Chairman)
Sylvia Belmar
Sydney Ambrose
Walter Richards


George Barker-Hahlo
Lena Mitchell
Gellineau James


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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


Appointed to serve on the board of the Grenada Cocoa Association

are "-

Lyden Ramdhanny (Chairman)
Scotilda Noel
Boysie Charles
Dominic Mitchell
Cardwell Taylor
Magadon Grant
James Jerome
Alverius Telesford


The board of the Grenada Cooperative Banana Society is comprised of

Randolph Mark (Chairman)
Johnson James
Justine Faria
Sebastian Thomas i
Simon Charles
Jack Alexander
Lincoln Smith
Joachim St John


Sir Dennis Henry has been appointed Special Advisor to these

Marketing Boards.
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PREVENTIVE DETENTION

NEWSLETTER is reliably informed that, on Saturday 7th April, there

were 83 persons in preventive detention.







7th Apr'I979


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