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Volume 8 Number 8
For The Week Ending 21st June 1980
8th Year Of Publication - --241st Issue
BOI~B EXPLODES AT RALLY: TWO KILLED
bomb exploded at a rally held at Queens Park, St.Georges on June
9th to honour two national heroes and the blast killed two persons
nd injured more than 20.
ome 1200 people had assembled to pay tribute to Alister Strachan and
ibal Uriah "Buzz" Butler. Strachan died by drowning on 19th June
S977 when he jumped into the sea off the Esplanade in St.Georges to
scape the bullets of then Prime Minister Eric Gairy's Defence Force.
Butler, who made a substantial contribution to the Trade Union
Movement in Trinidad, was Grehada born.
The raJly opened with a military parade and the salute was taken by
Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and Governor General Sir Paul Scoon.
Following that ceremony, members of the official party took their
seats in the pavili-n and, shortly after, the incident occurred.
The Chairman of the rally was Mr Magadon 'demo' Grant, official
platform chairman of Mr Bishop's New Jewel Movement. Mr Grant
began his address and was speaking for just over 11 minutes when, at
3.05pm, the bomb exploded. Initially, there was a stunned, almost
silent,moment before it was realized what had happened, and then
there was panic as the estimated 1000 persons in the pavilion fought
their way out of the building.
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For some hours, the extent of the damage done by the bomb was not
known and there were conflicting reports as to deaths and injuries.
Further, there were no reliable reports as to whether or not anyone
in the official party had been killed or injured. And, the
tension was heightened considerably when, at 6.45pm there were
two explosions and rifle fire. The sounds appeared to come
from the direction of the suburb of St.Pauls and were heard at
several points in St.Georges and surrounding areas.
The situation became clearer when, .at 8.30pm, Prime Minister Bishop
made a live broadcast over Radio Free Grenada.
Mr Bishop reported that 2 persons had been killed by the bomb.
They are Laurine Charles,13, and Latrice Humphrey,23.
Additionally, he said, there were two other young persons, both
with the surname of Bailey who we critically injured. One
of these persons is 8 years old and the other 15. One had
lost a leg and the other had serious injuries to the back and
buttocks. Mr Bishop said two more people were in serious
condition and a further 19 were hospitalized.
The Prime Minister said the bomb had been planted under the
platform on which he and the official party had been seated.
(the platform held and nobody in the official party was hurt)
Accyiding to Mr Bishop, it was timed to explode at three o'clock
and fragments collected by the Security Forces indicate that the
clock was connected to sticks 'f dynamite and that the device was
Mr Bishop said the first thing to be noted about the incident is
that "the new technology" has been introduced. It is not a
case of taking a box of matches and lighting a fire, he said, nor
is*it a case of criminal elements using guns or of someone
lighting and throwing a stick of dynamite.
"What we have here instead"', he said, '"is a situation where people
make a bomb and do so in a very.clever way In a way that
indicates very clearly that they received training'. This is
not local technology. This is not the way of our Grenadian
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The Prime Minister said it should be noted that this wa:, not only an
attempt to kill the leadership of the country but the plan went
beyond this to the killing of dozens, hundreds, perhaps thousands
of ordinary Grenadians.
In the situation in Grenada, he said,
only 'imperialism' could be responsible for this.
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"Cutaway" Sketch Of Bomb Location Before explosion
(Not To Scale).
18 18" high concrete block wall smashed by blast. Victims
believed to have been seated on this.
S18" diameter concrete pillar, undamaged
) 6" thick concrete platform, undamaged. Official party
D) Concrete block wall
) 10" diameter (approx) hole blown out here.
SCantilevered concrete seat, 18" off floor, dislodged
and broken by blast.
@) Concrete wall, undamaged
) Location of bomb. '4" deep, 8" diameter (approx) hole
in concrete floor.
Distance from to underside of ) = 7' approx.
Distance from (A) to ) = 6' approx.
"Edge of platform () at left is front of pavilion.
Edge of platform T~ at left is front of pavilion.
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Mr Bishop said the events of JUno Q9th in Grenada bring memories
of events in other countries "which have faced the might and
fury of imperialism". He referred to mas:s raiders and torture
in Chile under the Piibchet regime, to fires in Jamaica in 1976
and to the recent fire at "Eventide" Home for the Aged in
Jamaica. Only "imperialism and their local reactionary agents"
could be responsible for these incidents, he said.
Bay Of Pigs
Mr Bishop said Grenadians also remembered at this time the many
trials and tribulations the people of Cuba have undergone. "We
recall the Bay of Pigs", he said, "when US imperialism trained
Quban exiles in Miami and backed them up and sent them to Cuba
with the intention of turning back the revolution. They were
routed by the brave, heroic people of Cuba."
The Prime Minister referred also to other incidents relative to
Cuba, which incidents he said had been engineered by "imperialism".
These include the bomb attack on the Cuban airlines plane in 1976,
the pirate ship attacks on Cuba and "the dozens and dozens of
unsuccessful assassination attempts at the Cuban leadership and,
in particular, at our friend and comrade, Pidel Castro."
Mr Bishop said Grenadians also remember Viet Nam where "thousands
and millions of people were killed and massacred by US imperialism"
and he thought it important to put into context what the events of
June 19th 1980 mean. These events, he said, 'did not "drop out
of the skies by accident" but are part of a "total unfolding plan
aimed at the destruction of the Grenada revolution." The plan
is aimed, he said,, at; the "wanton devastation of our country if
we do not choose to continue,along the Qld submissive:and
exploitative path: that Gairy and his minions pursued."
We think of the history of US imperialism", he said. "We think
of the days when the gunboats ruled the world, when you landed
marines in somebody else's country. Guatemala in '54, Dominican
iRepublic in '65, and dozens of other examples. 'We-think of the
lo.cupations and the annexations of other people's territories,
i:til.ularly in our region, in Latin America and the Caribbean. We
.ink of the assassinations of Sandino the patriot of Nicaragua, of
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Allende the hero of Chile, of so many other martyrs of this region
who had to die at the hands of imperialism."
The Prime Minister said "imperialism" has scientifically evolved a
new concept called destabilizationn" which is aimed atcreating
political violence and economic sabotage and, when this concept
fails, it leads to terrorism. Attempts are made to use "local"
opportunists and counter-revolutionaries" who try to build a
popular base, he said, and when they fail, then turn to the weapon
of "open, naked, brutal and vulgar terror."
Mr Bishop referred to the reported attempt to overthrow his
government last October, and to the anti-Government movement which
started in the Tivoli/River Antoine area early this year. And
he referred also to Professor Stanley Cyrus (a lecturer at Howard
University) who was a detainee in Grenada from October last until
March of this year and who, the Prime Minister said, continues to
pl t the overthrow of the Grenada Government.
Professor Cyrus,and those who had been involved in counter-
revolutionary activity, are prepared to use any amount of violence
and bloodshed to try to overturn the revolution, the Prime Minister
said, because they recognize that the revolution is strong and
popular and deeply rooted in the masses.
"They understand that reality", Mr Bishop said, "and they know that
after testing 15 months of Teoplelts participation and people's
benefits, the people will fight back and, therefore, the only
alternative to the revolution at this period in our history is
bloodshed, terrorism, open,naked, violent, facist dictatorship."
The Prime Minister said the Security Forces had received
information from members of the public, as a result of which
several arrests had been made in connection with the bomb incident.
Also as a result of information received and as a result of
previous surveillance, the Security Forces had moved in on a home
in the Mt.Airy region of the suburb of St.Pauls, which home, he
said, was "the headquarters of counter revolution."
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This is the residence of Strachan Phillip who, I~r Bishop said, was
the leader of "the counter-revolutionary gang" in Grenadi. The
Prime Minister said that, when the Security Fo.rces approached the
house, there was such a hail of'bullets directed at them from the
house that "they had to duck and run for their lives at first."
"And then, of course," he said, "they fought back and, up to when
I left to come down here (to Radio Free Grenada) to make this
address, that fight was still going on. That battle of our
forces, of our people in uniform, against the forces of counter-
revolution, was still being waged."
Mr Bishop said that, starting the next day (20th), recruitment
teams would visit all work places, all villages and all schools.
The aim, he said, is to recruit at least 20,000 more people for
the Militia and to "mobilise our people for a state of war, to
put our people on a war alert, to put them in a situation of
serious preparation for defence of our country."
He looked forward, he said, to the fullest cooperation of all
teachers, all employers and all people generally. ThE Peoples
Revolutionary Army and the present Militia is unable to provide
the defence r:peded against internal and external forces, the
Prime Minister said, and the only guarantee the country has
against these forces is if Grenadians are able, ready and willing
to fight-to defend the country.
About 90 minutes after the Prime Minister's live broadcast (which
lasted 55 minutes), Radio Free Grenada gave further news of the
happenings at Strachan Phillip's residence. It was announced
that, in a gun battle which had taken place there, Phillips had
been killed and another man, Keith St.Bernard who, it was reported,
had also fired on the Security Forces, had escaped and was being
hunted, The cause of Phillip's death is recorded at the
Registry as."multiple gunshot wounds".
Strachan Phillips, 42, was a member of Prime Minister Bishop's
New Jewel Movement (NJM) and is said to have been a member of the
party which attacked the headquarters of the Defence Force on 13th
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March 1979. Immediately following the revolution, he was placed
in charge of the Peoples Revolutionary Army camp at Fort George (now
Fort Rupert) in St.Georges but, following a disagreement with the
NJM leadership soon after, was transferred to another post. There
is some doubt as to whether, at the time of his death, he was still
a member of the Peoples Revolutionary Army.
NEWSLETTER visited the Phillips residence at Mt Airy, St.Pauls on
the morning after Phillips' death. The property, a well built
two-st~cied building, was guarded by the Army, but it was possible
to see the house from the road.
There were two holes about eight inches in diameter in the front
outer wall of the top story. Some 30 to 50 bullet marks pocked
the walls, mainly on the upper story, and one window on the upper
story (above the holes in the wall) was completely smashed. Panes
of glass in other windows on both stories were broken. A yellow
Datsun pickup in the yard had its windshield and one headlight
smashed, and all its tyros were flat. There was blood on the
In the road outside of the house was a crowd of some 30 or 40
persons, most of whom appeared to be hostile towards the PRA
guards. Also present were two women, Cassilda Grant and Angela
Morris who were identified to NEWSLETTER as Phillipts sisters.
They were accompanied by Fred Grant, husband of Cassilda Grant, and
by laudlyn John who is reported to be Phillip.s common law wife.
The three wonen were extremely angry and accused the PRA guards of
murdering Phillip. They said he had been killed "because he
knew too much". And they warned that the "information" is
already out of Grenada ard will be published in due course.
Maudlin John related to the crowd her version of what had happened
the night before. She said she had been in the house with
Strachan Phi-Ilip, Keith St Bernard, another woman and a young boy.
She denied that Ph4llip had fired on the PRA and said that, when he
was called by the PRA unit in the road, he went out to them and was
shot at as he stood on the front steps, receiving one wound in his
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She alleged that Phillip ran back into :he house, going down an inner
staircase to the lower floor and then out into the yard where he
collapsed. She ran out to him, she said, and, on the instructions
of the PRA, dragged him by the arms across the yard towards the gate
leading to the road. At this stage, she said, Phillip asked for
water but she was not allowed to get it for him.
On the inquiry of the PRA, she named the other occupants of the house
and was told to go and bring them out. When she went back into the
house, however, there was no one there. The house was then
searched by the PRA and she was then instructed to get into a vehicle.
Phillip advised her to comply with this instruction, she said, and
she was driven away for questioning. W1fn .she returned about an
hour and a half later,, she found Phillip dead. Maudlyn John
was detained by the Security Forces on June 21st.
Resident of the area said the incident at Phillip's residence
lasted some 20 to 30 minutes. They confirmed that the explosions
had been very loud. No one NEWSLETTER spoke to could confirm or
deny the story told by Maudlyn John, nor could anyone say whether the
PRA had been fired on from the house.
There was an "anti-imperialism" demonstration in St.Georges on
Friday 20th June (the day after the bomb incident) in which about
1000 persons participated and which was led by Prime Minister Bishop.
Before the demonstration, NEWSLETTER spoke to Mr Bishop as he was
meeting and greeting hundreds of his supporters in St.Georges
lMarket Square, and Mr Bishop said the bomb incident is the beginning
of a new phase in Grenada.
"Our enemies have moved to the stage of open terrorism", he said,
"and this is the begi4,ning of a count down to an invasion. Already,
we have started to recruit for our Militia and our target is
20,000. We shall be on war alert."
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MCOOSE GANG N-N W, N ;,PPJIAL
Two members of the "mongoose gang", a band of criminals recruited
and commanded by former Prime Minister Eric Gairy, have won their
appeal against their conviction for attempted murder.
The charge arose out of an incident at the Central Police Station,
St.Georges on November 19th 1973, The two men, Phillip Brizan
and Gordon Noel were charged, together with six other men, with the
attempted murder of Eric Campbell and Eslyn Christopher, and with
causing previous bodily harm to Campbell, Christopher and Joseph
This case has political overtones. Campbell, Christopher and
Grainger are all members of the New Jewel Movement which, at the
time of the alleged offences, was in open opposition to the
Government of Premier Eric Gairy. And the date of the alleged
offences is significant. On the day before, six NJM members had
been attacked by the "mongoose gang" and three of them, including
Mr Maurice Bishop, had been severely ,beaten.
According to the evidence before the Trial Judge, Mr Justice
Archibald Nedd, the accused men administered a severe beating to
Campbell, Christopher and Grainger. Additionally, Christopher's
head was held in a toilet bowl while it was flushed, and a noose
was put around Campbell's neck in preparation for hanging. The
arrival of the Acting Commissioner of Police terminated the
The trial concluded last December and the eight accused were all
found guilty of attempted murder and of causing previous bodily
harm. Brizan was sentenced to serve 16 years. Ten were for
attempted murder, three (2 concurrent sentences of 3 years each)
were for harm to Campbell and Christopher, and three for harm to
Noel was sentenced to serve 12 years. Eight were for attempted
murder, two (2 concurrent sentences of 2 years each) were for harm
to Campbell and Christopher, and two for harm to Grainger.
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In its findings, the Appeal Court said it was not satisfied that,
at the trial in the High Court, "the evidence was ordered and
analysed to show exactly the part played by each accused and the
principles of law explained in relation to each set of facts."
The Appeal Court said further that, "having regard to the way in
which the evidence has been discussed witness by witness, the task
which the jury was asked to perform in the end was a difficult
one and we are not satisfied that the degree of guidance afforded
was adequate having regard to the complexities in a joint trial
of several defendants on multiple counts."
"While we agree that the jury could properly have been directed
that the evidence relating to the hanging and the immersion of
the head in the toilet bowl could be held to establish an intent
to kill", the Appeal Court said, "they also should have been
specifically directed to consider the possibility that there was
no intent other than that of instilling fear. The issue would
then have been their t- dec.ide."
"The failure to do this is a serious misdirection", the Ju rement
of the Appeal Court continues, "and it is not possible to say that,
if properly directed, they would inevitably have reached the same
verdict. Accordingly, the convictions of attempted murder
,against the appellants must be set aside and the sentences in
respect of those convictions quashed."
The Court dealt next with the charges for causing previous harm,
which charges, they said, cannot be successfully challenged.
With reference to the sentences imposed by the Trial Judge in
respect of these charges, the Appeal Court had strong comment.
"Plainly", the Judgement says, "the most serious view must be taken
of the deliberate subversion of the rights of citizens perpetrated
at the Police Station with the active concurrence of at least one
policeman. It should be noted, however, that the disorder
.pread far higher than the participants in the events at St Davids
-nd the Central Police Station. The Acting Commissioner,
Ir Nugent David, though well aware of what had happened, did not,
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as far as the records reveal, do anything but take the culprits to
his office to be talked at."
The Judgementsays also that, according to Joseph Grainger one of
the men who was beaten and an ex-policeman, when Premier Gairy had
discussed the idea of recruiting Secret Police, he stated that his
intention was to create fear and, to that end, he wished to recruit
these police regardless of character.
"Punishment in a case like this can serve only two purposes", the
Appeal Court said, "to record emphatically:the community feeling of
condemnation of such behaviOur, and to make plain to those willing
to permit themselves to be tools of those who seek to subvert the
established processes of law that punishment is possible when the
mantle of illegal protection is removed."
The Court said it is of the opinion that the maximum sentence of
five years which can be imposed for causinggrevious harm is
inadequate. It said also that it is not considered correct to
impose consecutive sentences iin respect of offences which arise out
of the same incident. It felt, however, that this rule is not
inflexible and it thought that consecutive sentences are appropriate
in this case as there had been "a deliberate and calculated attack
on apparently blamelass citizens"
"Accordingly" the Judgement says, "the sentence imposed on the first
appellant (Phillip Brizan) is quashed and a sentence of three years
on each of the charges of causing previous harm, to run
consecutively, is substituted. The sentence on the second
appellant (Gordon Noel) is also quashed and a sentence of two years
on each of the charges of causing previous harm, to run
consecutively, is substituted."
The outcome of the Judgement is that Brizan will not have to serve
the 10 year sentence for attempted murder imposed by the High Court.
In connection with the charges for causing previous bodily harm,
however, he will serve 9 years instead of 6. Similarly, Noel will
not serve the 8 year sentence for attempted murder but will serve 6
instead of 4 years for causing previous harm.
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Of the eight men convicted by the High Court on the charges of
attempted murder and causing previous harm, only Brizan and Noel
have appealed to date. A source close to the Ministry of Legal
Affairs told NEWSLETTER that the decision of the Appeal Court will
not affect the snentces of the other six men who are Willie Bishop
Moslyn Bishop, Albert Clarke, Raphael Brizan, Lloyd Frederick and
Mr Lloyd Noel,46, prominent member of the Peoples Revolutionary
Government (PRG), resigned from the PRG with effect from June 9th.
Mr Noel told NEWSLETTER his resignation came about because of
"differences of opinion" he has with the PRG, but he declined to be
specific. "I have discussed the matter with Prime Minister
Bishop", he said, "and my resighaii6n ids by mutual agreement."
Mr Noel, who qualified as a barrister at the Tnnez- Temple, London,
in 1971, was appointed Secretary (Junior Minister) in the Ministry
of Legal Affairs shortly after the revolution last year. Minister
for Legal Affairs and Attorney General.is.Mr Kendrick Radix but,
since the revolution, Mr Raxix has been in the USA as Ambassador
to the United Nations, and Mr Noel has held the top post in the
In January last, Mr Noel went to the United Kingdom to attend a
course in International Law at the Institute of Advanced Legal
Studies at London University. He returned to Grenada early in
June and resigned shortly after.
"Now that I am no longer in Government", he told NEWSLETTER, "my
plans are to rebuild my private practice as a barrister."
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CCC CON&IRBlg.FElO (ANJ 1m OF DETJINKES.
The Caribbean wi6ference of Churches hrs 'eipre'ssed-con6ern over the
health of Antonio Langdon, a political detainee held 'by th6
Peoples Revolutionary Government.
In a telephone call on: June 11th frM ;CCC headquarters in Barbados,
the Reverend Dr David Mitchell told NEWSLETT9R that cCC has
information that Largdoni is in a critical state of health.
This detainee was allegedly involved in a reported jail break from
Richmond Hill Prisons about a month ago. Official reports say
three detainees were discovered In an attempt to escape, were shot
at and Langdon and.at least one other were wounded.
"He seems o have received, some serious injuries", Dr Mitchell said,
"and there is, I gather, a possible request that he should be
released on humanitarian grounds to have adequate medical attention"
NEWSLETTER made inquiries at the General,Hospital and found that
Langdon is a.patient there under, te care of pr Etbelstan Friday,,
and Dr Friday said his patient is no longer on the critical list.
The shot he received broke two ribs and damaged his lungs and,
originally, his condition was extremely serious. Dr Friday,
said, however, that he i' now out of danger and improving
US EMBASSY EXPRESSES SHOCK OVER BOMBING
The United States Eimbassy in Barbados has expressed its "shock
at the brutal act "'f violence attempted against the leadership of
the Peoples' ieVoT'l'tionafy" governmentt oh June 19th ...."
This expression .s; isw a message sent to the Grenada Government on
June 20th by the US Embassy, and refers to the bomb which
exploded at a rally at Queens Park, St;Georges on June 19th.
The Embassy message also expressed "sorrow and sympathy over the
loss of life and personal injuries inflicted upon the innocent
victims of this act of wanton terrorism." (91
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GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO PWU ULTIMATUM
The Peoples Revolutionary Government hasaverted an industrial
relations crisis by.its response to an ultimatum given by the
Public Workers Union (PWU).
In a letter to Government dated June 2nd, PWU demanded that a date
be set for a meeting not latgr than June llth. .. Failing this, the
Union said, it would feel "free to,commence industrial action as
Last November PWU (formerly the Civil Service Association)
submitted proposals to Government for an increase in travelling
allowances for public officers. Then, in February last, PWU,
together with the Grenada Teachers Union and the Technical & Allied
Workers Union, submitted proposals to Government for an upward
rcv:ision of salaries.
M:r Leslie Seon, PWU Executive Secretary, told NEWSLETTER early this
month that the Unions were sttll awaiting acknowledgement of their
proposals, and he felt Government had displayed scant courtesy in
The PWU June 2nd letter to Government giving the ultimatum referred only
to the proposals for travelling allowances, and Government agreed
to meet the Union to discuss this matter. The first meeting
was held on Tuesday June 10th. There was a subsequent meeting
on Tuesday June llth, and NEWSLETTER is advised that agreement was
reached to meet on Tuesday of each week to continue the discussions.
"The talks have been cordial and constructive", Mr Seon told
NEWSLETTER, "and the negotiators on both sides have been working
like a single team to find solutions to the problem which has
already been recognized by Government."
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LAND USf COMMISSION APPOINTED
A Commission has been appointed to look- into the existence of idle,
unused, inc'ultivated or under-cultivated land in the State with'a
view to putting this land into production.
Chairman of the Commission is Mr Garth Southwell, former Technical
Head of the Grenada Ministry of Agriculture and recently a Lecturer
in Agricurtural Extension at the University of the West Indies,
Other members of the Commission are :-
The Commission is charged, amonq other things, with determining
the "capability and accessibility of the land in terms of
production Of both agricultural crops, livestock or other
appropriate productive enterprise", and the "practibility of
utilising the land for the national good by change or control of
ownership or otherwise."
The Commission is also charged with 'identifying persons or groups
or persons who are willing to engage in cooperative work with
particular reference to agricultural production cooperatives or
other appropriate productive enterprise."
The Commission's appointment became effective on June 9th, it began
work on June llth, and the Commissioners have been authorised to
regulate their hearings and to report as it may "seem fit with all
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Frcserve The Lighthouse Committee
A committee has been fotmed :to raise funds -to preserve the Point
Saline lighthouse which must be relocated because; of the
international airport hei ij constructed in that area.
Mrs Patricia Fletcher head; the Committee whose operations have
the support of Mr,Selwyn Strachan, Minister for Communications,
Works & Labour.
.I. Sponsors Youth Cricket Tournament
Geest Industries (WI) Ltd is sponsoring the 1980 Youth Cricket
Tournament which takes place in Grenada from 5th to 8th July.
Geest has given the Windward Islands Cricket Bdard of Control
LC$17,500 to cover the cost of the Tournament and the Geest
Youth Cricket Trophy will bh presented to the winners of the
Tournament which will be competed by Dominica, St.Vincent,
St.Lucia and Grenada.
fire in St.Georges
A fire d.Stroyed Macots Fop and Balgobins restaurant at the
corner of Halifax and Core Streets on the niiht of Satirday
June 14th. The Christi.An Book Shop on Gore Street was also
distroyod, and two other establishments, the- Arts & Crafts boutique
and the St Georges Book Shop, both hAd extensive water damage.
:. 'tion' ; with Fin l.-.,i l & Bulgaria
Grenada has established diplomatic relations with Bulgaria and
Finland. : The Governnment Information Servioes announced that
the relations with Finland were established on June 1st... The
agreement with Bulgaria was signed by Deputy Minister of Foreign
Affairs when on a recent visit to that country, but the date was
-ot given by the Government Information Services.
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Grant For Hotel School
The Government Information Services has announced that Christian
Action for Development irn the Caribbean (CADEC) has given a grant
of BC$42,000.00 for the HIel Training School which was started
by the Peoples Revolutionary Covie.nment last year.
Forty-five students are expected to graduate on 20th June
from the 12 week training course which included two weeks of
practical training at hotels in the Grand Anse area.
India Offers 3chioln-r0hips
The Government of India has offered Grenada 2 scholarships for
instructors in Arts and Crafts, two "Commonwealth Scholarships"
and two others in any field chosen by the Peoples Revolutionary
The offer was made on June 12th in the course of discussions held
in Grenada between Prime Minister Bishop and Mr Gajsing Jodphur,
Indian High Commissioner accredited to Grenada.
Whiteman at Socialist International
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Tourism, Unison
Whiteman, represented Grenada at a Socialist International meeting
which took place in Oslo, Norway, on 12th and 13th June.
Mardigras Water Project Opened
The Mardigras Water Project which was started some 5 years ago,
was opened on Friday June 13th by Minister of Communications,
Works & Labour, Mr Selwyn Strachan.
This reservoir, which has a capacity of 200,000 gallons, was
financed jointly by the Canadian International Development Agency
and the Government of Grenada through a grant from the Caribbean