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The Grenada newsletter
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NEW:T -LE
Volume 8 Number '11
.For The Week Ending 30th August 1980
.8th !Year o Publication -'- 244th IssuC'




GRENADA TO TRY TO REGAIN NORTH AMERICAN TOURIST TRADE

The Government of 'brenada in'cooperation with the Grenada Hotel
i Association '(GHA) and the Caribbean Tourism Association (CTA) is
Sto mount an "aggressive public relations campaign" in an attempt
to regain 'he North American tourist trade the island has lost.

Mr. 9dyston Hopkin, GHA President, disclosed this to NEWSLETTER
today (30th) and said ihi's move is essential because "there is
little or nothing left Of the trade we enjoyed from the United
SStates and Canada".

"The' North American is misreading Grenada's association with Cubal'
I' mr. H'opkin 'aid.: "We certainly have Cubans in the island assist-
ing -with our' adiculture, fisheries and medical services, and we
are getting maassive 'assistance from them with our international
airport'. However, when the media reports these things, the avei'-
age North American incorrectly visualises Cuban troops and a
military atmosphere and decides to spend his vacation elsewhere".

The GHA President said a promotional tour has been arranged to
give th4 true picture t'o the No'th American public generalJ and
the North American: travel trade specifically. A team leaves here
on'September 20th and seminars have been arranged for Toronto on,
Septeniber 2l t, Chicago on 22an and Los Angeles on 25th.
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produced & Printed by AliSter & Cy thia Huh0
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Provisionally, cth team'is expected to comprise Dr. John Watts,

Chairman of the.Grenada Tourist Board, Mrs. Angela Bishop, Depu-

ty Secretary for Tourism, Mr. Royston Hopkin,:President of the

Grenada Hotel Association and MrS Gillian Thompson, Executive Dir-

dct6r '6f the' Grenada' Aeiote 1Association.
- .r :r: Opportunity' '
Mr. Hopkin said that, i. nCtobe. prpnada 1 itF n9,the o por-

tun4iy for romotip p Nopa i4mexa whyl ,, TP; chs s, wr -st

ever travel trade show under the name of The Fall Caribbean

travel tade "Exposiion he Caribbean, a World of its own".


"In the past", Mr. Hqpkin said, "the Caribbean has bee. one o h .the

participants .iq travel trade shows, p.t ,,on by ,othe people, but.we

feel now thj.t the aribbean is important enoughh asi an area.o..at -

tract to our show alil the people who are interested in this region..


The GHA President said Grenada will take a booth in the CTA Travel

Trade Exposition which show, he said, will concentrate on cities

on the north eastern seaboard of North America.


Mr. Hopkin said a continuing problem for the Grenada Tourist Trade

is the lack of adequate airline seats on Liat. During August, he.

said, it was "difficult if not impossible" to get out or ;,to Gre-

nada from Trinidad or. Barbados and he believed thp island lost
' -.r- ,"T.O i w .- ; i ,**s -. r..T '.;f.v n i. .%1 .. **:^ :^ .-- ;*.F ,- '
thousands of dollars from potential visitors who were unable to

ge ti oe;th islid .:- He hoped the air line Would? make proper, pro-

Vi'siodn f'or the' coming'Winter Season. '


Commenting on the cruise liner tourist trade to qGrenada Mr.. Hop-

kin noted that, for the first six months of 1980, a record num-

ber of ships and, passengers visited the island,. "In spite of

misconceptions about Grenada", he said, "the North American

traveller has no objections to visiting the island in the course

of his Caribbean cruise and our scenic beauty, friendliness

and easily accessible, beautiful beaches are drawing more and

more people every year". "

'I .:_ .- .... .".- -~~ ont inued -
.1 : > -cO ninued r-
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Concerning the coming Winter Season, Mr. Hopkin said the number of.

visitors from Europe, particularly West Germany and the United King

-dom, will be much greater this year than last. "Our bookings

from that area have increased very satisfactorily", he said,"but

the flow is-still not enough to offset the.loss from North America.

This is why the promotion to be taken on by Government, GHA and .

CTA is so important, and I am confident that it will be successful".
(584 words )






I NO CUBAN VISAS: TRIP POSTPONED

In the last issue of NEWSLETTER (Volume 8 j

SNumber 10 for the week ending 16th August)

Sit was advised that the Editors had ac-

] cepted an invitation to ppend two weeks in [

SCuba as part of a Christian Church Group. ]
II

SDeparture for Cuba was scheduled for Friday j
SAugust 22nd, but did not take place because

[' visas were not obtained.


1] To date, these visas have not been obtained

Sand the Editors have been advised that the

1f visit to Cuba has been postponed.





IyEL ATTACKS PASSPORT LAW

The Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG) hasbranded former Act-

ing Attorney General Lloyd Noel an "opportunist", and said he con-

tinually displayed personal and party indiscipline. The PRG says

also that Mr. Noel has been guilty of "serious lapses bordering on

corruption".

These charges are part: of an official statement issued by the 'RG

on August 29th in reply to criticisms made on August 27th- by' Mr.
Noel of People's Law No. 40 enacted by'th'PFRG' on August 5th, 'and
published in' the Government Gazette of August 8th.con
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This Law, Passport Law 1980, states, among other things, that

"Grenadian passports remain the property of the Government of

Grenada and may be withdrawn at any time by the Minister ... "

It states also that "the validity of any Grenadian passport may

be restricted to any named country or countries as the Minister

thinks fit" ..


Mr. Noel, 46, who since the revolution has held the post of Acting

Attorney General and Minister of Legal._ffairs, resigned from

the PRG on June 9th last because of unspecified "differences of

opinion". I have discussed the matter with Prime Minister

Bishop" he told NEWSLETTER at the time, "rand my resignation is

by mutual agreement".


Speaking to NEWSLETTER on August 27th, the former Acting Attor-

ney General galled the Passport Law "repugnant, offensive and

oppressive". According to him, there was no law governing the

issue of Grenadian passports before the Passport Law Was passed

by the PRG. "Application for and grants of passports were'made

under what is known as Royal Prerogative", he said, that Is,

at the discretion of the Crown, in our case the PRG and former

Governments".
Fundamental
The former Acting Attorney General objected to the provisions of

the Passport Law which state that Grenadian passports now regain

the property of the PRG and may be withdrawn by the Minister at

any time, and that the Minister may restrict the use of the pass-

port to certain countries as he thinks fit;. These provisions

he said, make fundamental'changes in the "unwritten rules and

regulations" governing the issue of passports formerly.


Concerning the provision relative to the passport remaining the

property of the Government and being subject to withdrawal by

the Minister at any time, Mr. Noel cited the English Common Law

case of Ghani vs Jones in 1970. In that case, he said, the

Polite seized the passports of three people who.they felt might

help in: their inquiries into a ordIer case, but the Courts or-
'dered the immediate return;of :the passports.
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Mr. Noel said the Courts ruled that passports belong to the Govern-

ment but that the Plaintiffs, as possessors of those passports, nave

a right to them. The Courts said also that a man's liberty of

movement is not to be hindered or prevented except on the surest

of grounds, and it must not be taken away on suspicion which is not

grave enough to'warrant his arrest.


"These statements are equally applicable to our State and citizens",

Mr. Noel said,-"and the principles they lay down should be guarded

jealously by all concerned, from the PRG down to the humblest mem-

ber of our society".
Offensive
In connection with the power given the Minister to restrict the use

of a Grenadian passport to certain countries, the former Acting

Attorney General said he found this provision of the law "offensive

and oppressive". "It is against every facet of freedom of the in-

dividual in any civilised society that any minister of any Govern-

ment should have the power by law to restrict the movement of its

citizens to only those countries of which he or his Government

approves", he said.


Mr. Noel said that, viewed from the background that members of the

PRG are free to travel to any and every country as often as they

please without let or hindrance, and remembering the rumour in 1979

that the PRG would be stopping people over 19 from leaving the is-

land, "Passport Law 1980 takes on very sinister proportions".


"As trustees and Executors of the Sovereign powers and rights of

the people, with powers to issue such Laws, Orders, Rules and Regu-

lations for the restoration and preservation of Peace, Order and

Good Government of Grenada", Mr. Noel said, the PRG, by the pro-

mulgation of Peoples Law No. 40 of 1980, the Passport Law, is in

breach of that Trust and should, after serious and meaningful,re-

consideratio*, remedy that breach".


The former Attorney General told NEWSLETTER that, under date of

August 26th, he had sent a letter to the Editor of the Government

owned "Free West Indian" expressing these views and he hoped his
continued -


Week Ending 30.8.80




Page 6 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 30.8.80


comments would provoke discussion on this very important topic

of Grenadians' freedom both inside and outside Grenada". He

thought that to hide behind real or imaginary fears would be to

give away one's rights or lose them by default".


"If Grenadians should ignore these inroads into our democratic

rights and freedoms, or sit by the wayside and pretend otherwise",

he said, then I predict that 'too late shall be our cry'".
Surprise
In Government's published reply, it expressed surprise that Mr.

Noel, "who is a practising lawyer should appear to be unaware

that, in all independent countries of the world, passports are

and always have been the property of the Government and may be

withdrawn at any time by the Government or its use restricted to

certain countries".


The PRG statement says that, because the passport can be with-

drawn or its use restricted does not mean the Minister respons-

ible can act in an arbitrary and irresponsible manner. "The

Minister must act in accordance with established principles", the

statement says" and, where there is A' lawful reason for so act-

ing. If it is considered that the Minister acted in an unlawful

manner, it is then open to the party to seek a declaration from

the Court as to his or her legal rights".


"What Mr. Noel has done", the statement says, "was to suggest the

PRG had deviouslyconcocted a sinister plan which was aimed at

reducing the rights of citizens, but the PRG believes those pro-

visions have always been part of English Common Law which forms

the basis of all laws of Commonwealth Countries".


The statement said that, since Mr. Noel's association with the

Vew Jewel Movement in 1973, "he has proved himself to be a high.-

ly opportunistic person and has continually displayed personal

and party indiscipline and has even been guilty of jrious lap-

ses bordering on corruption". These facts were exposed within

the Party during 1976, the statement says, and Mr. Noel "quietly

withdrew much to the relief of the Party".
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Week Ending 30.8.90 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Page 7


The statement says that, at the time of the revolution, the deci-

sion was taken "to give Mr. Noel another chance to prove himself

and to serve his country, and he was appointed to the PRG". How-

ever", tie statement says, "notwithstanding the serious objections,

Mr. Noel insisted on keeping his private practice open while acting

as the country's Attorney General".
Discouraged
In addition, the statement says, Mr. Noel constantly refused to at-

tend meetings and actively discouraged people from purchasing In-

ternational Airport Bonds, the single most important project of

the PRG". "These facts and other factors were taken into ac-

count", the statement says, "and the PRG then asked for his resign-

ation in June last".


The statement said that, with "this kind of history", it did not

surprise the PRG'that Mr. Noel opportunisticallyy launched this at-

tack", but what was less easy to understand was the prominence giv-

en Mr. Noel's statement, by the regional media. "Any professional

journalist who took pride in his work should at least look into his

own passport before rushing into print", the statement concluded.


The "Free West Indian" has not published Mr. Noel's letter but, in

a front page newsstory/editorial of August 30th under the caption

"Passport Tempest In a Teapot", attacks Mr. Noel as "a disgruntled

former Acting Attorney General with a history of,opportunism".

Referring to Mr. Noel's criticisms of Passport Law 1980 as "con-

fused and dubious logic", the paper said his attack on the Law was

"local reaction" which had "tried again to discredit the Grenada

Revolution but failed embarrassingly".
^. H_ (1348 words)


GES DENIES SECOND-HAND PARTS CHARGE

Rodney George, Manager of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GES)

has deniedTthat his Company is repairing its generating equipment

"ith secondhand spares obtained from other islands.


The denial came at a press conference called by Mr. George on Aug-

ust 27th in the wake of attacks on the Company which have appeared
in the Government owned "Free West Indian" newspaper in its issues
continued -




THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


of 16th and 23rd August.

Acco Sing to the newspaper, ."workers and householders are threat-

ening to picket the Company" if recent power outage! continue.

"They feel the Company has done little to replace parts for

these machines" the paper said, and in some cases, instead of

new parts, old parts are taken from countries close to Grenada".


"That report is totally false", Mr. George said, and is no-

where near the truth".


The Manag&r pointed out that GES is jointly owned by the Gov-

ernment of Grenada and the Commonwealth Development Corporation

(CDC), the 'latter having a similar ownership arrangement with

the other Windward Island Governments with respect to fheir el-

ectric utilities. Mr. George said the other Windward Islands

use, to a large extent, the same make of diesel generating equip.

-ment as is used in Grenada,. and so stock similar spares.


"Consequently, on occasions when we may not have an item in stock,

'it can be obtained easily frdm one of the neighboring Companies",

he said, and there is no question of old or second-hand parts

being used".

Attack
Mr. George referred also to the attack in the "Free West Indian"

on the'Company's application to Government for a 4.5 cent per

unit average tariff increase. According to the newspaper, this

increase "is viewed with shock and angeri- and it reported one

Government official as saying that there is constant conflict

between the objectives'of the Company' and the interests of the

people.


The paper reported that this off icITl.said also that thg.~law gov-

erning fuel surcharges is defined in such a way that the cost

of fuel GES used is passed entirely on to consumers, and so the

Company has no incentive to improve its efficiency beha'use the

public pays its entire fuel bill.


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Week Ending 30.8.80 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Page 9


The Manager denied that the entire cost of the Company's fuel' bill

is passed on to consumers. He said that, sinc-e 1973, GES has been

allowed to pass on'to consumers the additional cost of fuel above

what was paid at that time. This arrangement, he said, was to

overcome the problem of having the Company go to Government for a

new tariff rate which was necessary almost every week" with the

rapidly rising cost of fuel after the fuel crisis in 1973.


Mr. George also denied that the Company's efficiency is low. ""The

optimum from a diesel generator is between 15 and i6 Kilowatt hours

(units) for every gallon of fuel burned", he said, and we are

getting 14.77 from our generators which are not new machines".


There are three reasons, why-Lhe'Company needs a revision of Tariff

rates at this time, the Manager said, the first being that every

item of goods and services has increased sharply in price and the

wage bill has also since the last tariff revision in August 1978.

Secondly, major equipment overhauls estimated at EC$826,000 are re-

quired and thirdly,.,a new generator must be installed in 1981.
Loan
In connection with the last mentioned, Mr. George said GES hopes to

raise a loan of EC$5 million from the' Caribbean Development Bank

and, on the present tariff, the Company could not service this loan.


Questioned about the Company's profits, Mr. George disclosed that

GES made EC$297,579 after tax in 1979 and shareholders were paid a

dividend of 8.5% on their shareholding. The division of share-

holding between CDC and the Government of Grenada is respectively

59.3% and 40.7%. He disclosed also that Government's debt to the

Company stands at about EC$1 million.
been
Referring to the recent power outages, the minlager said these had/

caused by the failure of the sea-water pump used in the power sta-

tioncoolig system. "High tides associated with hurricane 'Allen"

did serious damage to the pump", he said, and coupled with this

we had mechanical problems which forced us into load-shedding".


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Referring to the publications concerning. GES which appeared re-

cently in the "Free West Indian", Mr. George said he is "deeply

disturbed" that his Company, which now has an entirely local

management staff, has been so much under attack. "When I think

we should be getting some sort of support", he said, "it appears

that everyone is poking at the Company".


The Manager said the "Free West Indian" has made the unfounded

charge that GES is operated on the basis of "profits above ser-

Vice to the people", and he thought this unfair to the staff

which is extending itself to ensure that the public does get

service.
( 806 words )




SCIENCE CONFERENCE IN GRENADA

The first ever Grenada conference on science and technology.was

held at the Grand Anse Convention Centre on August 29th and 30th.


The Conference, which placed emphasis on planned acceleration of

scientific and technological development for improving production

was opened by Minister of Planning, Bernard Coard.


"This Conference brought together everyone in the fields of natur-

al science, medicine, industry, agricultural science and social

science to collectively map out and chart and plan for the deve-

lopment of science and technology in our country", Mr. Coard told

NEWSLETTER, and I think this is critical if we are to move for-

ward and develop our country materially".


The Minister said it is significant that a number of highly quali

-fied Grenadians in the field of science had returned from a-

broad at their own expense to take part in the conference.


Areas of discussion included microbiology and safeguards in food

processing, harnessing of wind energy, biogas technology and

marine pollution. There were also discussions: on indigenous tech-

nology and science at the.popular level.
: """ -- -lhs( 167 words )
MS.ad"a'


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EX DICTATOR VISITS GRENADA

Ex Venezuelan dictator, Marcos Perez Jiminez, 66, paid a brief

visit to Grenada recently.


Jiminez, now in exile in Spain, was a passenger on the Italian

tourist liner "Eugenio C" which called at Grenada for a one day

stay on August 19th. He boarded the boat at Barcelona on August

llth for its Caribbean cruise but, when the ship sailed from Gre-

nada, Jiminez was not on board.';.


After Grenada, the next port. of call for "Eugenio C" was La Guira,

Venezuela, and it is believed Jiminez wished to avoid going there.


Jiminez, then a Major in the Venezuelan Army, executed a success-

ful coup in 1948 and ruled as a dictator until 1958 when he was

overthrown. Fleeing to the United States, reportedly taking with

him US$200 million, he was extradited in 1963 and, having been

found guilty of embezzling Government funds, served 5 years in jail.


In exile since 1968, he was elected to the Venezuelan Senate in

1969 in absentia but the election was annulled, the Courts ruling

that he was not a registered voter. His last known visit to Carac-

as was in 1972 when he announced his intention to contest the forth

-coming elections. This generated protest riots in Caracas

against him and, he returned to Madrid.
French Passport
The ex dictator travelled on "Eugenio C" under the name of "Marcos

Perez" but gave his full name to immigration officials here when

he showed his French passport issued to him in Paris in November

1978. Also landing with Jiminez was Fernando Asensio Novoa, 49,

who gave his nationality as Spanish and told Immigration Officials

he is Jiminez' son-in-law.


Perez gave his permanent address to officials as "Po. Conde

Gielenes 84, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain", and Asensio gave his as

"C.,Trevino No. 2, Madrid, Spain".


Five other persons with the surname "Jiminez" travelled on the

"Lugenio C", two of them carrying the first name "fEinlio". One is

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age 54 and the other 13. The other three are "Oly Beatrix",16,
"Sandra", 11, and Pablo, 63. In addition to Fernando Asensio

Novoa, there was on board a nine year old, "Fernando Asensio",

whose nationality is Spanish.


Immigration officials here confirm that, after disembarking from

"Eugenio C" on August 19th, Jiminez and Asensio flew out to Tri-

nidad on the same day.

( 384 words )



CHRISTIAN RESIGNS

Guyanese born Mr. Desmond Christian, Director of Public Prosecu-

tions, resigned with effect from August 31st. Mr. Christian,who

took up his post in May 1979 under contract for two years left the

island on August 18th.


This is the second appointment Mr. Christian has had with the Gov-

ernment of Grenada. In 1975, he held the post of Attorney Gener-

al and Director of Public Prosecutions but was deported by the

Government of Prime Minister Eric Gairy over a dispute as to whe-

ther fugitive from United States justice,. Eugene Zeek (alias John

Clancy) should be prosecuted,.


Mr. Christian has taken up a teaching appointment with the Univer-

sity of the West Indies Hugh Wooding Law School at St. Augustine,

Trinidad.

( 119 words )




RETAIL PRICE INDEX UP

The interim Retail Price Index published by Government's Central

Statistical Office shows an increase in August of 41.7% over the

base established in January 1979. The increase in August over

the previous month was 5.6%. The August figure represents,says

the report, a general price rise of 4.11% since July and 17.79%9

since January 1980.


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According to the Statistical Office, the main'reason for the overall

price rise in July was increases in electricity, sugar, margarine,

tomatoes, cabbage, carrots and chairs. These price rises, the re-

port says, were only partially offset by falls in cooking oils,

ladies leather shoes and matches.


Other items which showed price increases were men's shoes, "555"

cigarettes, "Eno's" Fruit Salts, "Heinekin" Beer, "Dettol" disin-

fectant, "Limacol" lotion, oranges, bananas and pineapple juice.


Details of the interim Retail Price List published by the Statisti-

cal Office on August 29th are as follows:-


August
1980


Food

Alcohol & Tobacco

Clothirj & Footwear

Housing

Fuel & Light

Furniture & Appliances

Household Supplies

Transport etc.

Miscellaneous

All items


January 1979 = 100


142.8

131.5

134.8

116.0

182 .9

105.1

151.9

168.2

129.0

141.7


July
1980


134.4

125.2

137.0

116.0

179.1

94.2

152.3

168.2

128.3

136.1


January
1980


118.5

108.0

126.5

105.4

143.7

106.2

156.0

134,0

108.3

120.3


August
1979


111.7

100.6

126.6

103.2

134.0

100.0

119.6

127.4

105.1

113.6


EASI CARIBBEAN CURRENCY AUTHORITY


The sum of EC$106.9 million was in circulation at the end of May,

according to the statement of Assets and Liabilities of the East

Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA). Of this, just over EC$98.9

million was in notes and just `over EC$7.9 million was in coin.


At the end of December 1979, ECCA's internal assets of "Participa-

ting Governments' Securities including Treasury Bills" stood at

EC$33.5 million. By 29th February, this figure rose to EC$35.4
continued -




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million and there was a further rise by EC$10.9 million to BC$46.3

million at May.31st.


The following is:the ECCA Statement of Asse'ts & Liabilities'at May

31st 1980:-


Liabilities


Notes in Circulation

Coin in circulation

Bankers Balances

Unpresented cheques

International organizations


Bankers Reserve

General Reserve

Special Reserve

Other Liabilities


$98,978,192

7,953,441

7 ,273 ,955

I e.*37,662

11,392,381
125,635,631

77,604,135

12,302,371

1,546,560

75,600,890
*EC$292,689,587


Assets


External Assets

Fixed Deposits & Money at
call

Securities

Regional Currencies

Bankers Balances


FC$ 115,231,805

74,454,649

4,770,775

3,597,951
BC$238,055,180


Internal Assets

Participating Governments
Securities including
Treasury Bills" 46,301,471

Other Assets 832,936:
BC$292,689,587

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THE ,GCENADA NEWSLETTER


CRUISE LINER CALLS


The last statistics given for cruise liner calls were in NEWS-

LETTER for the week ending May 5th 1980 and covered calls up to

the week ending April 25th 1980.


The following additional statistics are now available:-


April 29th
30th
30th


May


May


"Cunard Countess"
"Sun Princess"
"Carla C"


1st "Britanis"


.6th
7th
7th


May 12th
13th
14th,-,


May 20th
21st


"Cunard Countess"
"Sun Princess"
"Carla C"


"Mikhail Lermontor"
"Cunard Countess"
"Car la C"


"Sun Princess"
"Carlaa C"


Passepgers,

.758
700
628
2086
'798
2884

582
708
823
2113


431
632
770
1833

623
823
1446


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3.5.80


10.5.80


17.5.80



24.5.80


May 27th
28th
30th


June 3rd
4th


June 10th
llth
13th


"Cunard Countess"
"Carla C"
"Fairwind"


"Cunard Countess"
'ICa.la C"


"Cunard Countess"
*Carla C"
"Fairwind"


June 17th "Cunard Countess"
18th I'Car i C"'


June 24th
25th
26th


July

July


"Cunard Countess"
"Carla C"
"Fairwind"


2nd "Carla C"

9th "Carla C"


16th
17th
17th


"Carla C"
"Fairwind"
"Britanis"


"Cunard Countess"
"Carla C"
"'Britanis"


659
777
1098
2534
- continued -


Sio
806
932
2248

538
827
1365

732
728
1029
2489

808
795
1603


31.5.80



7.6.80




14.6.80



21.6.80


660;
623
A032.
2315

641

763

774
1050
823
2647


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5.7.80

12.7.80




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22nd
23rd
24th i


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THE GRENADA NEWSLBTER.,


July 29th
30th'
31st


August 5th
6th
7th
7th


Aug. 12th
13th
14th


Aug 19th
1.9th
21st


"Cunard Countess"
"Cr la C"
"Britanis"


"Cunard Countess"
"Carla C"
"Fairwind"
"Britanis"


"Cunard2 Countess"
"Car. la C"
"Britanis"


"Euger i C"
"Cunard Countess"
"Britanis"


_ Week Ending30.8.80


Passengers Week Ending

807
856
1098
276 M, 2.8.80.

824
761
1065

3501 9.8.80

679
803
1037'
253.9 16.8.80

978
609
932
2519 23.8.80


APPOINTMENT OF MINISTER

Mrs. Phyllis Coard has been appointed Secretary for Woman's Af-

fairs in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Social Affairs

(Culture & Women's Affairs, Community Development, Cooperatives

and Sport). The appointment, dated August 27th, was gazetted on

August 29th.


Mrs. Coard, wife of Minister of Finance & Trade, Bernard Coard,

was formerly Deputy Secretary in the Department of Information

& Culture in the Prime Minister's Ministry,
( 65S words )
'y"" '- *



SECURITY FORCES INTERCEPT AMMUNITION IN MAIL


The Government Information Services report that the Security

Forces intercepted a package in the mail containing 12-guage shot-

gun cartridges, a sum of Canadian money and a transistor. The

report said the package was posted in Canada on March 12th and

was addressed to Layne Phillip who is now under arrest charged

along with others,'.with the bomb murder of Lorraine Phillip and

Laurice Humphrey o' June 19th. The customs declaration on the

package said it contained chalk, paper:clips, erasers and other

school accessories. (84 words )







Liat Point To Point passenger Traffic
May 1980


STT STX SXM

St.Thomas STT 6 117

St.Croix STX 107

St.Maarten SXM 194 142

St.Kitts SKB 209 99 115

Montserrat MNI 21 10 24

Antigua ANU 304 152 375

Guadeloupe "TP 6 4 15

Dominica DOM 54 31 70

Martinique FDF 3 2

St.Lucia SLU 6 26 26

Barbados BGI 6 16 25

St.Vincent SVD 1

Grenada GND


SXKB

294

89

155



49

620

43.

21

4

21

47

1


MNI ANU

17 264

9 148

11 218

26 602

1389

1281

7 811

,6 549.

83

4 233

21 340

13

12


:6

"3

1

15

9

. 382


DOM

41

34

101

9

5

515

683


371

9 179

77 154

178 457

3

2 1


FDF

6

1

4

4

1

75

. 28

187


415


SLU BGI

4 3

33 2

21 26

13 33

12 11

207 247

167 248

173 457

487 423

1975


417 1797

1 55 2531

9. 11 2648


SVD GND OOS total

758 St.Thomas

426 St .Croix

873 St.Maarten

1125 St. Kitty'

1531 Montserrat

6. 68 2-- 4234 Antigua

18 21 2051 Guadeloupe

5 10 26 1960 Dominica

7 15 1212 Martinique

7 68 53 30(5 St.Lucia

2194 1550 169 7217 Barbados

153 900 3658 St.Vincent

124 1690 4497 Grenada


Trinidad


Os_ 120 944 1680 2744 Trinidad
804 486 ,876 .1344 1382 4662 -1053 2182 1148 2980 .8724 .3280 -3554. 2876 -35351
Left hand column represents:point of traffic origin; top line represents destination.
Figures at right represent total traffic originating; figures at foot represent total traffic arriving.


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NEWS SHORTS

More Secondary School Scholarships

Five hundred and ten of the 1031 students entering secondary

schools this year on the results of the Common Entrance Examination

will be given scholarships by the Peoples Revolutionary Government.

According to a Government Information Services release, these

scholarships are 42% more than those in 1979 and 59% more than

those in 1978. Two hundred and sixty-one more students passed

the Common Entrance Exam in 1980 than in 1979.
( 70 words )


Relations Established With Malawi

Diplomatic relations on a non-residential basis have been estab-

lished with the Republic of Malawi. The agreement was signed in

London by Grenadian High Commissioner Fennis Augustine.
1( 26 words )

ILO Conference In Grenada

An international labour seminar sponsored jointly by the Caribbean

Common Market and the International Labour Organisation will be

held in Grenada from September 7th to 20th.
S( 26 words )


NJM NYO Joins Socialist International

The New Jewel Movement National Youth Organisation (NJM NYO) has

become a member of the Youth Section of Socialist International.

The New Jewel Movement is already a member of Socialist Interna-

tional.
*( 31 words )

Sugar Cane Replanting To Prevent Smut

According to the Government Information Services, the Agricultural

Department has plans to implement a "massive cane replanting pro-

gramme" to combat smut disease which was recently discovered in

Grenada.
( 28 words )




THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


Field Tests on Solar Energy

Grenada has been identified as a Field Testing Site for tests

involving the. use of solar energy in the drying of cocea, leg-

umeps, coffee, nutmegs and fish,. The Government Informati.on Ser-

vices says the exercise will be carried out with assistance from

.the Univ@rsity of the West Indies and the Jamaica. Bureau of, Stand.

ards-winllundertake quality tests on the products.
( 6P words )


Tourism Week For October

Tourism Week, scheduled for October will include a book fair on

tourism literature, a poster- comptition and a slide show on Gre-

nada. There will also be a pictorial display by the Grenada

Hotel Association which will feature an exhibition of 'scurrilous,

articles on Grenada together with complementary letters from

visitors to the country at the time the articles were written.
( 60 words)

James Replaces Buxo on GSC

Mr. A],v James .replaces Miss Palme Buxo, a member of the Peoples

Revolutionary Government, as Chairman of Grenada Resorts Corpora-

tion, the organisation which manages Government's hotels and other

tourism plant. Mr. James is Financial Consultant in the Ministry

:f Finance. Miss Buxo has been absent from the island for some

months and it is reported that she is receiving medical treatment

broad.

( 62 words )

Inservice Training Unit Holds Second Workshop

Grenada Inservice Training Unit assisted by the Caribbean Centre

for Administration & Development (CARICAD) held a top-management

workshop on August 22nd. The workshop was attended by senior

officials of the Grenada Government and had as its theme "Modern

Management Techniques for Top Managers in the Public Service".
( 47 words )


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PA e 19




THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


School Leaving Results

One hundred and seventy-two primary and junior secondary school

students have passed the 1980 School Leaving Examination. This

number represents 21% of the 821 students who sat the examination

in May. Requirements for a pass were not less than 40% in English

and Mathematics, not less than 34% in each of three optional sub-

jects and an aggregate of not less than 40% of the total marks.

In 1979, only66 students passed the exam from a total of 874.
( 79 words )


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