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NEWSLET R
Volume 8 Number 13
For The Week Ending 4th October 1980
8th Year of Publication - 246th 'Issue




ANTI-TERRORISM LAW PASSED-,.

A person charged with being in possession of explosives will have
to establish his innocence if it is proved that, at the time of
the alleged offence, he and the explosives were both present in
any premises.

Me will also have to establish his innocence if, at' the time of
the alleged offence, "the explosive substance was in the premises
& of which he was the occupier or which' he habitually used other-
wise than as a member of the public".

These-are some details of the "Terrorism (Prevention) Law" (Peo-
ples Law No 46) passed by the Peoples Revolutionary Government
(PRG) on September 29th and gazetted on October 3rd.

Since the June 19th bomb explosion which killed three p&p ns at
a rally at Queens Park, St. George's, there have been reports
that the PRG was drafting a law to combat terrorism. Originally,
it is reported, the intention was to establish a separate.Revolu-
tionrry Court to deal with offences under this law, but this plan
was abandoned and cases will be heard in the High Court.

An important feature of this legislation is that it is retro-
active. Section 25 stipulates that, if a person has committed
an act which is an offence under any law, whih act is also an
fefnce under the Terrorism IPrevention) Law, then that person
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must be charged under the Terrorism (Prevention) Law, "whether,

rg act was committed before or after coming into force of this

law".


Because of this.provision, six persons ,1ow in custody and await,

-ing trial in connection with the bomb emplosion which killed i:

three persons on tune 19th, may be charged under this new law.

Confession
Other features of this law are that a confession made to a mem-

ber of the Security Service of the Peoples Revolutionary Army

in the presence of and witnessed, by another person may be ad-

missible in evidence. Also in connection with confessions,

when a confession made by one person implicates another person

"the: Court may take into consideration the confession as a-

gainst the other person", provided that there shall not.be a

conviction "unless that evidence is confirmed in some material

particular by other evidence."


A person found guilty of killing someone through use of an

"explosive substance" shall be liable to the death penalty. If

the explosion is of a nature likely to endanger life or cause

property damage, whether or not there is injury or damage, the

penalty is life imprisonment.


A lesser sentence is 25 years imprisonment for an act with iin-

tent to cause an explosion or for being in possession of ex-

plosives with intent. A person found in possession of explo-

sives "under ,such circumstances as to give rise to reasonable

suspicionn, is liable to a 15 year jail term "unless he can

show that he made it or had it in his possession or under his

control for a lawful object".


Trial of charges under this law "shall be heard by and before

a Judge sitting alone and theirfshall be no right of trial by

jury". The law remains in force for 12 months and may, on

the order of the Minister for National Security, be extended

for a further, 12' months .
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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


BOMB EXPLOSION IN ST. ,-AtzICKS

A pamphlet circulated by the Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG.

on October 1st confirms there was a bomb explosion in the north

coast parish of St Patricks during the early hours of Saturday

September 27th.


There have been reports of a loud explosion heard over a wide area

in that parish between midnight and one o'clock that morning, but

there was no positive indication of the location of the blast.

Speaking of acts of counter-revolutionaries, the Government pam-

phlet identifies the location. It says the bdnb exploded in the

Morne Fendue/Madeys area of St. Patricks and the counter-revolu-

tionaries "left a note which was almost the same as the pamphlets

recently published".


Inquiries by NEWSLETTER reveal that residents of the area did hear

a loud explosion and thick clouds of smoke were seen. The pre-

cise location of the bomb was not found,-however, and no damage

of any kind has been reported. No press release has been issued

by the Government Information Service and this service has been

unable to give any information.


The Government pamphlet asked Grenadians to become "the eyes, ears

and noses of the revolution". "Pamphlets are not produced by

magic", it says," paper must be brought (sic) somewhere and rolled

off somewhere. They are distributed in cars which must belong to

someone. The bombs are made in one of our communities. Be al-

ert. Be Vigilant. Pass information immediately to the securi-

ty forces in your area".


Another development is that, on the same day the bomb e ploded,

the second anti- Government pamphlet was distributed. It was

handed out in St. Georges and probably in other parts of the

country. NEWSLETTER has not been able to see a copy but this

pamphlet is reported to be a protest against the killing of Joseph

Charles ( also called Yussuf Abdul) who was shot by Security

Forces on September 19th. (308 words )

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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER


FIRE IN MAGISTRATE'S COURT

-Official reports concerning a fire.which btoke out at the

Magistrate's Court ,in Grenville during the early hours of

Thursday 25th September are conflicting.


According to a spokesman for the Police, the fire, which

started about 4.15 a.m., is not connected with any anti-Govern

-ment movement. We believe the arsonists are people with

cases before the Court for possession of marijuana", the

spokesman said, "and this was an attempt to destroy evidence

and documentation". The spokesman said also that the fire

was started by an incendiary device triggered by a timing

switch.


According to the Goverhment Information Service (GIS), how-

ever, this arson attempt is seen as the .latest act of local

counter-revolutionaries to sabotage Government buildings in

Grenada and is recorded as part of an overall plan to bring,

down the popular people's revolution".


A further apparent point of difference is that GIS said the

incendiary device was deliberately thrown into the ground

floor of the Grenville Magistrate's Court" while.,the Police

say the device was triggered by a timing switch.


Commissioner of Police James Clarkson confirmed to NEWSLETTER

that evidence of a timing device was found at the scene of

the fire. With reference to whether or not the incident was

linked with an anti-Government group, he said investigations

are continuing.


The Police say very little damage was done to the building

by the fire. The blaze was spotted quickly, the Fire Ser-

vices responded promptly and damage was limited to some

cabinets and furniture which were badly scorched.


To date, no arrests have been made.
( 256 words )

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MARXISM NOT COMPuLSORY

Foreign students studying in Cuba are not compelled to study Marx-

ism. This has been stated in an official release issued in Gre-

nada by the Cuban Embassy in reply to the Dominica Government's

reported rejection of six scholarships offered by Cuba.


Early in September, the Dominica Government issued a statement

that the scholarships had been refused because of a stipulation

that the students must include Marxism-Leninism in whatever

courses they pursue. ,The statement said also that proper commu-

nications or liaison had not been established between Cuba and the

Dominica Government on the matter of scholarships.


The statement from the Cuban Embassy says that country's ideolo-

gy is Marxism-Leninism and "it should not be surprising that Marx

-ism is offered as part of the curriculum" in Cuban universities.

"At the same time", the statement says, "such courses are purely

elective for all foreign students - they may enroll purely on

the basis of their personal wishes - and certainly none are com-

pelled to study Marxism".


With reference to Dominica's charge that proper communications

or liaison had not been established on the matter of the scholar-

ships, the Embassy statement says the Dominica Government was con-

tacted on two separate occasions. The first was on July 22nd by

cable and the second on July 30th by letter, both communications

being to the Dominica Ministry of External Affairs in accord-

ance with the official channels and language prescribed by inter-

national protocol".


A release issued by the Grenada Government Information Service

says 38 students are now studying in Cuba and there have been no

reports of compulsory studies in Marxism-Leninism.
( 264 words )



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NEW WORKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR DOCTORS
L-

Doctors employed by the Government of Grenada started a new

working arrangement on October 1st, but, at a press conference

on September 30th, Minister of Health Norris Bain said all de-

tails for the effective working of the scheme had not yet been

worked out.


There are 29 doctors ( including specialists) whose services

are now available to Government. .Of these, 22 are employed by

Government and are entitled to private practice, while 7 are

on loan from and are paid by the Cuban Government. These Cu-

ban doctors have no private practice.


Until the end of September, doctors employed at the three State

hospitals operated their private practice at their official of-

fices at the hospitals. This was done between performance of

their regular duties but, following discussions by the Ministry

with the doctors, it was agreed that, from October 1st, pri-

vate practice will still be allowed but must not be done on

Government premises.


"There are still some arrangements to be made at 'the hospitals

to carry on this effectively", Mr. Bain said, but we will

start tomorrow so that the entire population can, at all times

from tomorrow, go to any institution in the country and not ex-

pect to pay a single cent".


The Minister said that, before the revolution, there were no

dentists employed by Government and no dental facilities pro-

vided by Government outside St. George's. Now, three Cuban

dentists serve the country's 7 parishes and there are dental

facilities provided by Government in each parish. In four

parishes, there are full facilities while, in 3, only. extract

-ions can be done. Mr. Bain said that, since the Cubans'

arrival in June 1979, 17,000 extractions have been done.

( 2,84 words )

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PRG REFUTES "BEACON" STATEMENTS

The Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG) has refuted statements

made in the September 19th issue of the "Beacon", the official or-

gan of the ruling Barbados Labour Party.


In an article entitled "Grenada, What's The Truth?", "Beacon" said

Mr. Fennis Augustine, Grenada's Ambassador to London, had made

some "amazing commissions" in his report to the PRG during his re-

cent visit to Grenada. "Beacon" said Mr. Augustine reported that

many Grenadians in London wanted to contribute fully to develop-

ment of their homeland, but he did not report a Resolution which

had been passed, by a meeting of about 50 Founder Members ,of.the

New Jewel Movement (NJM) United Kingdom Branch in North London on

August 15th.


'The Resolution, 3"eacon' said, called on the PRG to hold elections

in Grenada as soon as possible, to bring detainees to trial as

soon as possible and to permit only fully trained members of the

Peoples Revolutionary Army and Police to carry arms in public. Ac-

cording to "Beacon", Ambassador Augustine was present when this

Resolution was passed by a large majority" and he was "specifi-

cally requested to convey the Resolution to Prime Minister Bishop".


Referred by NEWSLETTER to the PRG Ministry of External Affairs

for comment, an official of that Ministry said the London Embassy

had been querried on this matter and a denial had been received by

telex from the NJM Support Group in London.


According to the released text of that telex, T. Gittens and M.

Phillips, Secretary and Chairperson respectively of the NJM London

Group, "categorically deny a statement appearing in the "New Beacon"

of Barbados and which states that the NJM London Support Group

passed a Resolution on August 15th 1980 calling on the PRG to hold

immediate elections and to release detainees".


'No such resolution was passed by the NJM Support Group at any time

before or since August 15th", the released telex text says. "Many

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THE GRENADE NEWSLETTER


Resolutions have been passed supporting the PRGts position.

We, the members of the London Support Group state without re-

servation to the enemies of the Grenada revolution that we are

solidly behind the revolution".
( 344 words )




POLICE SET7E SOUTH AFRICAN GOODS

The Police have seized a quantity of canned South African

mushrooms discovered on sale at a supermarket in Grenada.


Some 20 years ago, the Grenada Seaman & Waterfront Workers

Union, together with similar unions in the Commonwealth Carib-

bean refused to handle South African produce in protest against

that country's policy of apartheid. Since then, as far as is

known, South African goods have not been -imported into Grenada.


In its issue of September 20th, however, the Government owned

"Fr-oe West Indian" reported that tins of South African mush-

rooms had been discovered on sale at a supermarket. The paper

published photographs of these goods which are under the "Riv-

iera" brand and are marked "Produce of South Africa". The

tins are also marked, Prepared for Caneast Foods Ltd. Montreal

Canada".


The Manager of the supermarket told NEWSLETTER his first know-

ledge that his establishment had South African goods on sale

came when it was brought to his notice by the "Free West In-

dian"-reporter. He investigated and immediately withdrew

from sale the 106 tins he still had in stock.
Certificate of Origin
The Manager said his further investigation disclosed these

mushrooms were ordered last May from Messrs. B. Terfloth & Co

Ltd of Montreal. The goods arrived covered by a certificate

or origin stating the shipment was a product of Korea but it

has now been discovered that, in addition to cans marked "Pro

-duce of South Africa", there are cans in the shipment marked

"Product of Tai Wan". continued


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NEWSLET1ER was told that the matter was taken up immediately witV

the suppliers who have since phoned the supermarket Manager with

the explanation that the wrong labels were put on the cans. The

supermarket Manager expressed the view that this explanation is

inadequate in view of the embarrassment to which his organisation

has been exposed, and a letter from the suppliers is now awaited.


In the meantime, the Police have seized this South African pro-

duce "pending investigation" and the Peoples Revolutionary Gov-

ernment has made imports from South Africa prohibited. This

prohibition has been effected by Statutory Rules & Orders Number

8 of 1980, dated 24th September. This S R & 0, Gazetted on Sept-

ember 26th,places "Goods originating in South Africa on the List

of Prohibited Imports in the Second Schedule of the Customs Ord-

inance 1960.
( 382 words )




METERED WATER RATES UP 1000%

Consumers who have their premises metered by the Central Water

Commission (CWC) had their rates increased by 1000% with effect

from September 1st.


Water rates are normally paid as an assessment based on the rental

value of the premises but, large users of water, hotels, factories

etc., have meters. Until September 30th, the rate was EC$1.00

per 1000 gallons but this has been increased to EC$10.00 per 1000

gallons.


In a circular letter to consumers last month, CWC Secretary/

Manager points out that labour costs have increased by 55% over

the last three years, energy bills have risen "beyond imagina-

tion" and material costs have gone "sky high".


"Please bear in mind dear consumer", the letter said, "that to

produce water for consumption to internationally accepted stand-

ards is very. expensive indeed, and there is no way CWC can operate

effectively at our present rate of return". continued -





Paqe 10 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 4.10.80


At 4 recent press conference, Rodney George, General Manager of

Grenada Electricity Services, said CWC has an outstanding bill

for electricity for EC$186,000.00.


A spokesman for CWC told NEWSLETTER that there has been adverse

reaction to the increase from metered consumers. we are hav-

ing talks with them with a view to coming to some sort of com-

promise", the spokesman said, but the consumers will certain-

ly have to face a substantial increase".
( 217 words )
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GOVERNMENT FARPS

The Government of Grenada owns 30 estates covering a total of

4,051 acres of land. This information has been released by

the Ministry of Agriculture which says there are 7 Government

estates in the parish of St. Georges, 4 in St. Davids, 10 in

St. Andrews, 4 in St. Patricks, 2 in St. Marks and 3 in St.

Johns.


During the latter years of the 1960s, the Government of Prem-

ier Eric Gairy embarked on a programme of compulsory acquisi-

tion of estates. This was seen as a political weapon, not

only for victimisation of his opponents, but also for estab-

lishment of Government paid agricultural work forces in areas

where the Government wished to be assured of votes.


In many instances, the Gairy Government did not compensate the

owners of estates for the acquired land. At a press confer-

ence on August 16th, Minister of Agriculture Unison Whiteman

acknowledged the indebtedness of the Peoples Revolutionary

Government in this connection and said that, in due course,

the owners of the estates which have not been paid for will be

called in to discuss suitable means of liquidating the debt.


The list of Government owned estates supplied by the Ministry

of Agriculture is as follows:-

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THE. GRENADA NEW ..ETTER


Estate


Parish


Acreage


Diamond

Bocage

Mt. Reuil

Levera

Samaritan

Plains

Grand Bras

Pointzfie ld

Carriere

Mt. Home

Mirebeau

Paradise

Belle-Vue

La Force

Springs

Fond Peche

Loretto

Black Bay

Plaisance

Perseverance

Annandale

Be le-Vue

Bon Accord

Mt. Hartman

Calivigny

True Blue

Corinth

Marlmount

Laura

La Sagesse


St. Marks

do

St. Patricks

do

do

do

St. Andrews

do

do

do

do

do

do

do

do

do

St. Johns

do

do

St. Georges

do

do

do

do

do

do

St. Davids

do

do

do
Total: -


190

220

250

119

40

6

220

50

78

50

116

198

210

183

206

66

58

100

79

300

105

72

140

471

110

6

36

112

150

110
405t1


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INTERIM RETAIL PRICE INDEX

Retail prices have risen 21.2% since January 1st 1980 and 45.8%

since the Index was established in January 1979. This is dis-

closed by the Central Statistical Office in its publication of

the Interim Retail Price Index for September, which Index shows

a rise of 4.1% in September over the previous month.


According to the Statistical Office, main reason for the in-

crease in September is the rise in the costs of corned beef,

beer ( locally brewed "Carib"), chicken, tobacco, condensed

milk, cheese, vests, briefs, onions, garlic and grapefruit

juice. There were falls in the costs of school fees, bread-

fruit, bananas, oranges and eggs, but these were insufficient

to off-set increases in the items mentioned.
( 116 words ),
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CARRIACOU GIRL WINS MARRYSHOW MEMORIAL
sister
Margaret Toussaint of L'Esterre in Grenada's/island of Carria-

cou has won the annual Marryshow Memorial Award and is the

Marryshow Scholar for 1980.


The Award is a challenge cup presented to the student who ob-

tains the highest marks in the Cambridge or Caribbean Examina-

-;ions Council "0" level examinations, and was donated in 1977

jy the University of the West Indies Resident Tutor, Mrs. Bev-

erley Steele.


Miss Toussaint, who obtained her secondary education at the St.

Joseph's Convent, St. George's, has now enrolled in the Sixth

Form of Bishops College, Carriaccu. Her ambition is to be-

come a Chemical Engineer.
( 99 words )


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BANANA STATISTICS


The last statistics given for banana shipments were in NEWSLETTER

for the week ending May 10th and covered exports up to the ship-

ment made on April 28th.

The following additional statistics are now available:-


Shipment
Date

7.5.80
13.5.80
20.5.80
27.5.80
3.6.80
10.6.80
17.6.80
24.6.80
1.7.80
8.7.80
15.7.80
22.7.80
29.7.80
5.8.80
18.8.80
3.9.80
16.9.80


Boxing
Plant
Weight
(ibs)

511,283
734,333
620,977
668,990
640,027
598,704
601,821
546,087
509,857
639,828
558,809
565,954
526,822
420,701
769,719
679,016
n/a


Boxes
Shipped

12,445
23,216
19,755
21,419
20,381
19,177
19,256
17,556
16,411
20,410
18,056
18,225
16,816
13,280
24,173
22,084
20,634


Shipped
Weight
( lbs)

383,239
714,069
610,671
659,545
626,348
585,560
590,772
535,142
497,026
622,584
549,580
556,762
512,022
408,025
736,336
665,918
620,077


Geest
Price
ECq #

40.737
40.869
42.396
44.172
43.331
44.045
43.650
43.644
43.609
43.793
44.537
47.322
46.451
45.604
43.837
45.987
46.753


GBCS
Price
EC *

16
16
16
16
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
20
22
22
22
22


Rejects
I Boxes)

46
233
73
132
96
231
148
130
158
325
206
182
197
110
764
232
a88


Geest Industries


Ltd paid to the Grenada Banana


Cooperative Society on shipped weight of fruit

Grenada Cooperative Banana Society paid to producers
on weight of fruit received at boxing plants.


The above statistics indicate the severe effect of hurricane

"Allen" on the banana industry. This hurricane swept through the

Windward Islands on August 4th destroying all the banana plantations

in St. Lucia and an estimated 90% of the plantations in St. Vincent

and Dominica. Grenada's banana plantations were alo hard hit and,

as shown by the statistics, because of low production in the Wind-

wards, Geest Industries' ships now call fortnightly instead of week-

ly.


The statistics also Show Grenada's present poor production. In

August, immediately following the hurricane, fortnightly shipments

produced a weight less than the weekly shipments of previous months.

In September, the fortnightly shipped weight increased, but to a


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THE GRr''DA NEWSLETTER


figure hardly more than the average weekly shipment the island

has been producing.


The Windward Islands Banana Industry is not expected to recov-

er from this hurricane damage until sometime after April 1981.




NEWS SHORTS

UNDP Forest Survey

Two officials of the United Nations Development Programme

(UNDP) have conducted a survey of Grenada's forests with a

view to making recommendations to the Ministry of Agriculture.

The survey was funded by UNDP and the Food & Agriculture Or-

ganization (FAO).
( 40 words )

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Whiteman Attends IIAS Metings

Minister of Agriculture Unison Whiteman left Grenada on

September 22nd to attend a meeting of the Board of Directors

of the Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IIAS).

The Minister was also expected to attend a meeting of IIAS's

Technical and Advisory Council. Grenada became a member of

IIAS last April
( 50 words )



Coard Leads Delegation To Meetings

A delegation headed by Minister of Finance Bernard Coard at-

tended the Commorwealth Ministers of Finance Meeting which

began in Bermuda on September 23rd. Following that meeting,

the Grenada delegation flew to Washington for the Annual

Meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Mone-

tary Fund and the World Bank which began on September 30th.
( 55 words )



Talks With Financial Institutions

Officials of the Ministry of Finance have held discussions

with representatives of In'srance Companies operating in
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Grenada on "the role of the Insurance Industry in the development

of the economy in the context of Government's economic policies

and objectives". A similar meeting has been had with Managers

of Commercial Banks in Grenada and, according to the Government

Information Service, other such meetings are planned for repre-

sentatives of various financial institutions.
(70 words)



IIAC Conducting Marketing Survey

Three experts are now conducting a marketing survey in Grenada.

they are Dr. Jerry La Gra and Mr. Deep Ford from the Inter-

American Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IIAC) and Mrs.

Felicity Proctor from the Tropical Products Institute of London.

Dr. La Gra is a marketing specialist, Mr. Ford is an agricultural

economist and Ms Proctor is a vegetable technologist. The sur-

vey, which is being undertaken by IIAC, is with a view to im-

proving the marketing'of agricultural produce on the local and

regional markets.
( 84 words)



New British High Commissioner

The new British High Commissioner to Grenada, Mr. J. Stanley

Arthur, ,presented his Letter of Introduction to Prime Minister

Maurice Bishop on September 4th. Mr. Arthur who replaced Mr.

H.R.H. Stanley, is based in Barbados.
( 37 words )



Taylor Presents Credentials

Mr. Caldwell Taylor, Grenada's Permanent Representative to the

United Nations, presented his credentials to the UN Secretary

General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, on September 4th. Mr. Taylor re-

placed Mr. Kendrick Radix, Attorney General and Minister for

Legal Affairs.
( 37 words )


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Cypsus Commissioner Presents Credentials

Mr. Michael Sherifis, Non-Resident Commissioner of Cyprus to

Grenada, presented his credentials to the Acting Governor

General, Mr. Allan La Grenade, on September 9th.
(24 words )



5.*est Indies Shipping Corporation Law Passed

The Peoples Revolutionary Government, by Peoples Law 45/1980,

has given legal effect to the Agreement establishing the West

Indies Shipping Corporation. This Agreement, originally drawn

up on October 3rd 1975, is between the member countries of the

Caribbean Community. The Agreement was signed on llth Octo-

ber 1975 on behalf of Grenada by former Minister without port-

folio Derek Knight.
( 58 words )



Students Complete Cooperative Course In Hungary

Four students have completed a six-month course in Agricultural

Cooperative Management in Hungary. They are Messrs. Oliver

Benoit, Marlon Joseph, and Andrew James and Ms Lydia Simon.

They will be attached to Government's National Cooperative De-

velopment Agency,/
( 38 words )



Diplomatic Relations With Sahara Arab Democratic Republic

Diplomatic relations have been established with the Sahara

Arab Democratic Republic. This was agreed during a visit to

Grenada of Mr. SaleC Babih, Minister of Health of the Republic,

during September 30th to October 1st. Grenada' recognized the

Republic on August 18th 1979.
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First Cooperative Launched

Grenada's first Agricultural Cooperative was launched at

Requin, St. Davids on Sunday September 28th.
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Another Ambassadorship For Bullen

Mr. G.R.E. Bullen has been appointed Ambassador to the Kingdom of

Belgium. Mr. Bullen is also Ambassador to Syria and to the Euro-

pean Economic Community (EEC). He became Ambassador to the EEC

on July 23rd and to Syria on September 6th.
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GES Refused Request For Rate Increase

Grenada Electricity Services (GESJ have been refused a request to

Government for an increase in the statutory rates now charged for

electricity. According to a notice appearing in the Government

Gazette of October 3rd, a Commission of Inquiry is to look into

the management of GES before Government can decide whether to

grant the increase. That Commission, comprising Messrs. Miles

Fitzpatrick, Osbert Benjamin and Eric Glean was appointed on Octo-

ber 2nd and is to commence sittings on October 20th.
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New Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Point Saline is to be demolished and, from

October 2nd, a temporary flashing light with a luminous range of

6 miles is located at Trou Jab Point, some 620 metres north-east

of the present lighthouse. These arrangements are necessary as

a result of:the construction of the international airport at Point

Saline.
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Alis Hughes
October 1980




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