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NEW SLETTER
N E Vo uSeU Num er 17
For The Week Ending 13th December 1980
8th Year Of Publication - - 250th Issue


NEDD RULES AGAINST NOEL

Ex-Attorney GenerAl Mr Lloyd Noel has lost his bid to have the
High Court issue a Writ of Habeas Corpus on behalf of his
client Ralph Thompson.

Thompson, a former top ranking member ox)he Peoples'
Revolutionary Army, was arrested on June 19th, and Mr Noel
argued before Mr Justice Archibald Nedd that the tention Order
issued against Thompson is invalid because, among other things,
what is stated on it does not constitute "grounds" for Thompson's
arrest as required by law.

In the High Court on December 12th, Mr Nedd ruled that what is
stated on the Order is sufficient grounds and that the Order is
valid.

After his arrest, Thompson was held originally at Fort Rupert
(formerly Fort George), headquarters of the Peoples Revolutionary
Army, anid'was transferred to Richmond Hill Prisons on 21st July.
It was brought out in the hearing that the Detention Order is
dated June 19th, the day Thompson was arrested, but Commissioner
of Prisons, Mr Patrick MacLeish, dip not .receive it until 27th
October when he gave Thompson a copy.

"It is a matter or question", Mr Nedd said, "how the
Commissioner of Prisons arrived at he fact that Ralph Thompson
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'age 2 1 THE GRBNAD WSLETTER Week E iing 13.12.80


was detained under the provisionis of the law."
Uneasy.
The Judge said he is. "uneasy.".'at the prospect of'a detainee being

held for several months before receiving a copy of bis Detention

Order to know- why he is 'being held, -This is possible, under

the existing law and Mr Nedd believed some thought should be given

to this. "


"Before I bring down the curtain on what, for some reason, has

developed into a drama", Mr Nedd said, "I have this to say. This

Court does not propose to act in any way different from that in

which it has' -eet accustomed to act, that- is, to administer *.

justice according to the law, without fear, favour or ill will.*?


Mr Noel told NEWSLETTER that consideration is being given to

appealing against the judgement.
(319 wotds)



PREVENTIVE DETENTION TRIBUNAL SITS

he Preventive Detention Tribunal sat on December'9th and

reviewed the cases of three persons held in detention by the

Peoples Revolutionary Government.


The Tribunal was appointed in April 1979 to advise the Minister

of Security as to whether or not a detainee should be released.

The advice is not binding oh the Minister.


Originally, detainees (who have no right to legal council but must

present their cases themselves) had the right to have their cases

reviewed every two months. This was subsequently extended to

very sik months but the last time the Tribunal sat was in

September i979I


The thiee persons heard by the Tribunal On December 9th are Messrs

Norman DeSousa, Oliver Raeburn And Norton Noel. DeSousa and

Raeburn were closely connected with the Government of deposed

Prime Minister Eric Gairy, Deso sa being the Labour Attache at the

fLondon Embassy and Raeburn the Minister for Agriculture, Land

abd Fisheries. Noel was employed at the Elections Commission.
continued -




WeqBndangd '.12.80 o THE GREIAM&N WS LETTER Pagb 3


Members of tkl. Tribunal are-Dr Adolph Llerzynski, Chairman,

Mrs Alice McIntyre and Mr Bryce Woodroffe. Dr Bierz-ynski told

NEWSLETTER the Tribunal will meet twice a week and will see three

detainees at each sitting.


It is believed that about 100 persons are now held in detention and.

at last check, some 25 have applied for hearings before the

Tribunal.
(214 words)



NO BENEFIT FOR MOTORISTS IN GAS PRICE REDUCTION

Decreases in the landed cost of gasolene will not be reflected in

a lower selling price to motorists but will result in revenue for

the Peoples Revolutioniry Goverrnment (PRG).


By legislation passed last month (Peoples Law 56/1980 "Petroleum

(Increased Profit Margin) Law, 1980), provision'is made that, when

there is a reduction inthe landed cost of gasolene, the Minister

of Finance may make an order to have the Oil Companies pay that

reduction into the Treasury.


Sources close to the Oil Companies told NEWSLETTER that, as a result,

of a glut on the market, gasolene was imported recently into

Grenada at a 'landed cost showing a reduction of BEC(c22 per imperial

gallon. The Government controlled selling price of gasolene is

EC$5.25 per imperial gallon and the Oil Companies suggested to the

PRG that the controlled selling price be revised downwards to

reflect the lower landed cost.


The sources said the PRG did not accept this suggestion but decided

instead to 'stabiliset, the price at its present level and the

necessary law was passed to authorise the Minister of Finance to

order the Oil Companies to pay the price reduction to Government.

(192 words)



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Week Endingl13.2.19O0


CIVIL SERVANTS NOT SUPPORTING NCB

Civil servants in Grenada are not supporting the state owned

National Commercial Bank (NCB).


In a letter to Ms Bar.ard Couad,IAKniytr -o Finance, NCB'P gener-

al manager, Mr. M.B. Archibald, has expressed concern about this

and asked Mr. Coard to use his influence to encourage Government

employees to transact their banking business with NBC.


"We have realized that, although 'we have recorded substantial

growth", Mr. Archibald said, "the'support from Government employ

-ees can only be described as poor".


Acting on Mr. Archibald's request~ M. Coard has sent letters

to Government employees expressing the hope that theywill sup-,:

port NCB but stressing that this support must be voluntary".


"I want to emphasise". he said, "that the! placing of your account

with NCB must be doneO,ut of your.,own patriotism,and must be ex-,.

tremely voluntary".


NCB commenced operations in October 1979 when>~the Canadian Imper-

ial Bank of ,Commerce (CIBC).ceased operations at its branch in

the island's second town,1 Grenville, and the Peoples .Revolution-

ary Government (PRG) purchased the, premises vacated by CIBC.

In March. last, CIBC sold iti remaining business, in Grenada to

the PRG and NCB opened its main, office in St. George's.


Informed sources say the purchase price to CIBC-was slightly
million
less than EC$S/but there were certain "liabilities" which NCB

undertook to honour., The nature of those ,,liabilities" is

not known.. :
not kowA ( 227 words )



PRG MAY BUY BRAZILIAN PLANE

The Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG) is considering the

purchase of a commuter type aircraft from Brazil. Manufact-

ured by Empresa Brazileira De Aeronatica, the aircraft is a
continued


THE GRE N4DA NEWSL.TTERR




Week Ending 13.?2.1980


"Bandierante" 1A8 seater turbo prop and is intended for shuttle ser

vice between Barbados.and Trinidad and Grenada.


Negotiations for the purchase were initiated by a two man Govern-

ment delegation which visited Sao Paulo, Brazil, last month at the

invitation of the Brazilian Government to attend the Brazilian In-

ternational Trade Fair.


The delegation, which comprised Mr. Lyden Ramdhanny, a member of

the PRG, and Mr. Terry Moore, an economist in the Ministry of Plan-

ning had talks with Mr. Paulo Roberto Da Fontoura, head of the Div-

ision of Operations of Latin America in the Brazilian Government.


"We are particularly interested in the Bandierante aircraft", Mr.

Ramdhanny told Newsletter. "It is as fast as the LiAT planes which

now serve us and the fuel economy is very good".


Mr. Ramdhanny said it is hoped to develop firm trading links with

Brazil and discussions were held with the Brazilian Government with

reference to establishing lines of credit on a Government to Gov-

ernment basis.


The delegation also discussed the possibility of technical and eco-

nomic cooperation and, among other things, the Government of Bra-

zil is interested in assisting the Grenada Government in the manu

facture of "Gasahol", the fuel which is a mi ure of gasolene and

alcohol produced from sugar cane.
( 232 words )




RADIX PROTESTS NEWS REPORT

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr. Kendrick Radix,

has accused NEWSLETTER's Editor, Alister Hughes, of quoting him

"out of context".


The accusation came following a news story Mr. Hughes filed on Dec-

ember 2nd ,s correspondent for the Caribbean News Agency (CANA) in

connection with a case in which Mr. Radix appeared in the High

Court. In that case, Mr. Justice Archibald Nedd heard applica-
continued -


THE GRENADA. NEW-SLETTER -




?Pae -6 THE GiENADA NEWSLETTER Week Endin9 13.212,.198-:


tion for a writ of Habeas Corpus made by former Attorney Gen-

eral Lloyd Noel on behalf of his client, Ralph Thompson. Mr.

Radix appeared on his own behalf and on behalf of Commissioner

of Prisons, Patrick Macleish.


The CANA story reported that Mr. Radix had told the court"that '
'"Grenadians now have no fundamental rights and freedoms".

The story also reported that the Attorney General and Minister

for Legal Affairs said that the Peoples Revolutionary Govern-

ment, "as is comparable with the interests of the nation, will

observe and protect the interests of the individual".


Following a protest made by Mr. Radix over Radio Free Grenada

on the evening of December 2nd, Mr. Hughes called Mr. Radix

on December 3rd and invited him to make a statement.


"It was in the context of the suspension of the Grenada Con-

stitution that I told the Court there are no fundamental rights

and freedoms in a constitutional sense", Mr. Radix said. "But

in the declaration of the revolution, Government has pledged

to observe the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people,

subject' to the interests of the nation".


The Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs said that

what he had done in Court was to put the matter within the con-

text of a l'.galistic argument that "whereas the concepts that

we are trying to depart from art constitutional rights and fund-

amental rights which are given by virtue of the Constitutional

per se, here you have to interpret the Declaration of the Revo-

lution that the Government wll protect these rights but, it is

protecting them from a revolutionary point of view and not with-

in the traditional norms as understood by constitutional law-

yers and within the Constitution".


"th my view", Mr. Radix said, "the news report ( to CANA on

December 2nd) failed to grasp, in its essence, the conceptual

framework in which I made my submission. The report'was but

of context in the sense that it was not ptefaced by the argu-

ments I had laid out relative to the suspension of the Con-
continued-





Week Ending 13.12.1980 THE GRENADA NE1SLETTER Page 7:


stitution.
(403 words)


THE MATeRNITY LEAVE LAW

Householders in Grenada who employ domestic help are now entitled

to a special "deduction" when income is being calculated for income

tax purposes.


According to the Maternity Leave Law. passed by the Peoples Revolu-

tionary Government (PRA) on October 10th and gazetted on October

31st, persons employed as domestic help are among workers entitled

to receive maternity payl This law states that, when the joint

income of a husband and wife does not exceed EC$20 P00.00 per an-

num, half the amount paid in maternhiy pay may be deducted in as-

certaining the chargeable income.


The basic provisions of the law are that an employee who becomes

pregnant after she has been continuously employed for eighteen

months by an employer is entitled to three months maternity leave

and mate-nity pay. In the case of daily paid workers, "contin-

uously employed" means employment for 105 days in an 18 month

period .


Maternity pay for monthly paid employees is two months pay and for

weekly and fortnightly paid employees, 8 weeks and 4 fortnights as

the case may be. For daily paid workers, maternity pay is one-

fifth the pay earned in the 12 months immediately before commence-

ment of the maternity leave.


In the case of women whpbecome pregnant before, they have worked

for the qualifying period, they are entitled to the three months

maternity leave but no maternity pay.


These rights are extended to women over the bearing of three child-

ren. After the first child, the woman may claim maternity leave

and pay only once in.each period of two years, and claims may be

made for a maximum of three pregnancies including the first.

continued -


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age 8, THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Endin 13. 12.19.80


Sources close to the Greniada Employers Federation say many pro-

posals submittic to the PRG when the Law was being drafted have

not been included. The sources say one particular concern is

that maternity leave and pay should be given to unmarried school

teachers :and teenagers.

S( 316 words )



TASK FORCE STUDIES FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

A financial task force visited Grenada earlier this month and

studied the operations of banks, insurance companies and other

financial institutions.


The purpose of the visit is to gather information with a. view

to putting forward recommendations relative to making these in-

stitutions more responsive to development needs of the island

within the framework 6f the economic strategy of the Peoples

Revolutionary Government.


The task force is comprised of Mr; George Theophelius, deputy

Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Currency.Authority,

Mr. Nathaniel Richards, Advisor to the Caribbean Development

Bank, Mr. Huntley Manherzy, Deputy Financial Secretary to the

Bank of Jamaica and Mr. Alva James, Financial Consultant to the

3renada Ministry of Finance. Mr. James is Coordinator of the

task force.
"( 120 words )




BISHOP AND RAEGAN EXCHANGE MESSAGES

It has been disclosed that Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and

United States President Elect Ronald Raegan exchanged messages

expressing support for friendly relations between the United

States 'and Grenada,


Mr. Bishop's message, sent on November 10th, congratulated Mr.

Raegan on his election win and expressed hope that friendly

relations between the two countries will be maintained and

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Page 9


Week Ending 13.12.1980


and further developed.


Mr. Raegan's reply, on December 1st, said he looked forward "to

mutual efforts to promote friendly relations between our two nations"
( 75 words )




INTERIM PRfCE INDEX

Increases in the.costs of biscuits, salted beef, fresh fish and eggs

during November were not offset by falls in the. prices of fruit

salts, Irish potatoes and electricity, and the interim retail price

index stood at 148.4%.


This represents a rise of 1.7 points over the previous month and a

rise of 48.4 points since the Index was established in January 1979.


The following are figures supplied by the Central Statistical Office:


Food

Alcohol & Tobacco-

Clothing & Footwear

Housing

Fuel & Light

Furniture & Appliances

Household Supplies

Transport etc.

Miscellaneous


November
1980

150.0

136.8

160.2

115.4

S177.2

105.1

158.2

168.2

134.7


October January November


1980

147.:6

138.5

153.8

11i5.5

180.7

105.1

157.7

168.2

134.8


1980

118.5

108.0

126.5

105.4

143.7

106.2

156.0

134.0

S108.3


1979

118.1

108.0

124.9

103.2

137.8

100.6

129.6

128.8

103.5


All items


148.4 146.7 120.3





GRENADA CONGRATULATES BARBADOS


The Peoples Revolutionary Government sent a message of congratula-

tion to the Government of Barbados on November 30th, the occasion

of the 14th anniversary of that country's independence.


- continued


117.8


THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER




Page 10 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 13.12.1980


The message said the Government and people of Grenada look

forward to developing friendly ties with the Government and

people of Barbados based on the principles of good-neighbour-

liness, mutual respect, sovereign integrity and non-interfer-

ence in each other's internal affairs".
( 66 words )



CHILDREN TRAINED: IN WEAPONRY

The 6renadian family has been accused of failing to exercise

sufficient control over its children with reference to mili-

tary training offered by the Peoples Revolutionary Govern-

ment (PRG).


The accusation was made at a Seminar sponsored by the Confer-

ence of Churches in Grenada (CCG) held on 28th and 29th Nov-

ember.


Delegates told the Seminar that children between the ages of

8 and 14 years, who belong to the,,Government sponsored "Pio-

neers' Group, are being instructed in weaponry, and the CCG

has been asked to investigate this with Government.

"This practice may tend to'undermine children' respect for

authority in the home and at school", a Seminar spokesman said.

"Exposing children to the handling of guns is certain to af-

fect their young minds adversely."


The theme of the Seminar was "The Role of the Church in Gre-

nada Today", and among matters discussed was that of detain*

ces held by the PRG.
( 148 words )



PUBLIC TO MONITOR EXENDITURE

The Government Information Service has announced that the

public is to have an opportunity to monitor expenditure on

all Ministerial Departments.
continued -




Week Ending 13.12.1980 THE GRENADA NE',SLETTER Page 11


The arrangement is that each Department will prepare Work Plans

and Schedi-les" covering projects to be undertaken next year, and

these Plans and Schedules will be presented with the 1981 Budget

which is expected to be presented in January.


The Budget for 1980 was EC$103 million and was presented by Minis-

ter of Finance Bernard Coard at a public rally last May. In his

presentation, Mr. Coard gave a few details but full details have

not been published.

S( 98 words )



CATCOM TO SPONSOR SEMINAR

The Caribbean Agricultural Credit Training Committee (CATCOM) is to

sponsor a Seminar in Grenada on Project Appraisal and Preparation.


The Seminar is to take place in June 1981 and two other Seminars

have been scheduled by CATCOM for next year. The first is in

March in Guyana on Administration of Loans to Small Farmers, and the

second is in November in the Turks.and Caicos Islands on Small Scale

Fisheries Development.


CATCOM is comprised of representatives of Development Banks in the

Caribbean community and Financial Institutions involved in dispens-

ing agricultural credit. The name of the Organisation is to be

changed to The Caribbean Agricultural Credit Association (CACRA) and

an office is to be established in Barbados.

A ( 46 words )



ARCHBISHOP WOODROFFE PAYS FIRST VISIT

Archbishop of the Westindies, Cuthbert Woodroffe, arrived at Grenada

on December 1st for the first time since he was made Archbishop last

March.


A native of Grenada, Archbishop Woodroffe, who is also Bishop of the

Windward Islands, preached to a crowded St. George's Anglican Church

on December 7th, when there was a welcome service in his honour.
--continued -




age 12 THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER Week Ending 13.12.1980


After the service, the Archbishcp told NEWSLETTER it had been

"Quite an experience" to stand in the pulpit for the first

time as Archbishop in the Church where he had been baptised

and confirmed, learned his religion and romped with old col-

leagues.


"I only hope", he said, "that the words I was moved by the

Spirit to deliver will be helpful to some people, or to most

people".


Archbishop Woodroffe said Christmas time is one of looking for-

ward in hope and he thought that; perhaps, the greatest mes-

:age of the Christian religion is that of hopefulness.

"After all", he said, "we pray to a God who we declare is

almighty and, if when we fall on our knees before the Almighty

and, we look to Him in hope, then, we have nothing to fear

because God is .God".


The Archbishop returned to the Cathedral in St. Vincent on

December llth.
S206 words )



GDR MISSION TO VISIT
Democratic
A two man delegation from the German/Republic (GDR) arrived

in Grenada on December 1st and held discussions with represent

-atives of key sectors of the economy including the productive

and public sectors.


Purpose of the delegation is to prepare for a high level GDR

mission which is to visit Grenada early next year to explore

possibilities of deepening and widening cooperation in the

fields of Trade, Economics, Science and Technology.


The members of the delegation, Messrs. Fitz Grabow and Deiter.

Hoffman, left Grenada on December 4th
S( 86 words )


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THE GRENADA NE TSLETTER


EAS: CARIBBEAN CURRENCY AUTHORITY
Statement of Assets & Liabilities
as at 31st August 1980
Liabilities


Demand Liabilities-

Notes In Circulation

Coin In Circulation

Bankers Balances

Unpresented Cheques

International Organisations



Bankers Deposit

General Reserve

Special Reserve

Other Liabilities


EC$97,544,525.00

8,096,803.00

17,354,873.00

26,318.00

1,079,58.00

124,102,108.00

62,900,1)00.00

12,302,371.00

1,546,160.00

54,636,370.00

EC$255,487,409.00


Assets


External Assets

Fixed deposits & Money at call

Securities

Regional Currencies

Bankers Balances


EC$141,389,846.00

62,362,154.00

10,400,403.00

859,316.00

215,011,719.00


Internal Assets

Participating Governments'
Securities including Treasury
Bills

Other Assets


36,407,163.00

4,068,527.00

EC $255 ,487,409.00


A,


Week ending' 1t .12.80


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LIAT POINT TO POINT PASSENGER TRAFFIC
July 1980


St. Thomas

St. Croix

St. Martin

St. Kitts

Montserrat

Antigua

Guadeloupe

Dc.:inic3

Martinique

St. Lucia

Barbados

St. Vincent

Grenada

Trinidad


STT

STX

SXM

SKB

MNI

ANU

PTP

E OM

FDF

SLU

BGI

SVD

GND


?TT STX

1



100- 55

289, 159

12 12

443 228

8 8

35 28

6 2

24 96

13 18


SXM


SKB MNI \NU PTP


84 376

43 230

136


106

26

294

4

86

:2

35

'27


16 59.8

4 240

-4. 225

28 678


64 1206

877 1275

29 6 354

11 4 659

2 135

10 8 289

33 9 353


1

2

33


8



2

6.

1

6


tf?


1
71

178

S37

11


DOM FDF

73 5

99 8

69

9 2

9

627 71

247 2

142

187


158

519

S9

;-.12


454

501

10


POp 12- 6 24

930 607 -711 .;1768 1354 4787 1002 2042 1195


SUJ

9





13

9


BGI

20

25

24

20

17


SV6



6


153 217 4

81 205

116 460 9

581 532

2029 65


2214 2884 2179 231 9159

22 2892 129 1466 4565

52 2091 120 lb604 4132

83 229 1286 1664. 3304

3494 8761 4374 4090 3599 38714


Barbados

St. Vincent

Grenada

Trinidad


Left hand column represents point of traffic origin;

Figures at right represent total traffic originating;


top line represents destination.

figures at foot represent total traffic arriving


GND POS Total

S1190-' St. Thomas

8 1 807 'St. Croix

4 4 641 St. Martin

1320 St. Kitts

1376- Montserrat

13 1 4539 Antigua

15 4 963 Guadeloups

9 23 1897 Dominica

1448 Martiniqe

69 65 3373 St. Lucia


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Week Ending 13.12.80 THE GRENADA NEWSL'TTER Page 15.


NF'dS SHORTS
NJM Joins Socialist International

The New Jewel Movement (NJM) has been accepted as a full member of

Socialist International. Acceptance was made at the 15th post war

congress of the Organisation held in Spain early in NoVember, NJM

was represented at the Congress by Mr. Unison Whnteman, Minister of

Agriculture, Tourism, Forestry and Fisheries.
( 50 words )



German Ambassador In Grenada

The Ambassador to Grenada of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr.

Karl-Heinz Rouette, paid an official visit to'the island on December

9th. The Ambassador, who is resident in Trinidad, left for St. Vin-

cent on December 10th.




( 36 words )



Grenada at CFC Seminar

Grenada was represented at a recent seminar in Trinidad organized

by the Caribbean Food Council (CFC), the Organisation of American

S+t'tes and the United Nations Development Programme.


Designed to cover concepts of the Caribbean Regional Food Plan, the

Seminar ran from December 1st to 5th and covered the areas of market-

ing, finance, production and management. It dealt also with the

role of CFC as the Food Plan's implementing agency.


Mr. Milton John, Manager of the Marketing and National Importing

Board, was Grenada's representative at the Seminar.
( 85 words )



Bullen Ambassador to Sweden

Mr. G.R.E. Bullen, Grenada Representative to the European Economic

Community, has been appointed Ambassador to Sweden and presented his

credentials to King Carl Gustav on December .4th.
continued -




.e e16 THE GRFNADA ANEWSLETTER "'-ek Fnding 13.12.80


Mr. Bullen, who is based in Brussels, is also Ambassador to

Belgium, Italy and the Netherlands.
( 43 words )




Diplomatic Relations With Sweden

Grenada and Sweden have established diplomatic relations. Mr.

Eric 'Pnnander, non-resident Swedish Ambassador to Grenada ar-

rived in the island on December 6th and presented his creden-

tials to Governor General Sir Paul Scoon on December 9th. The

Ambassador, who is resident in Sweden, left on December 12th.


Mrs. Angela Smith, President of the Grenada Employers Federa-

tion, is the Swedish Honorary Consul in Grenada.
( 62 words )




Pilot Animal Feed Project

The Peoples Revolutionary Government has launched a pilot Ani,-

mal Feed Project which is expected to produce 1,500 lbs per day.


The grinding mill will use waste from the Government agro indus-

trial and fish processing plants to which small amounts of corn

will be added. Consideration is being given to importing a

high yielding variety of cassava plant from Columbia as a sub-

stitute for corn.


The animal feed is to be tested on pigs at Government's Mirabeau

Farm School.
( 75 words )




IMF Advisor Completes Term

Mr. Eric Thorne, Budget Advisor appointed by the International

Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed his term of service with the

Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG) .


Mr. Thorne was appointed to this post in November 1979 under an

IMF Technical Assistance Prograime at the request of the PRG and

has been attached to the Ministry of Finance. continued
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Week Ending 13.12.80 THE GRENADA NW'SLETTER Page 17


Mr. Thorne left Greiada on December 5th and is to,be replaced late
this month by another IMF appointee, Mr. Anthony Harris.
( 76 words )




NSC JOINS IUS

The Grenada National Students Council (NSC) was elected a full

member of the International Union of Students (LUS) at the XUl 3th

Congress held last month in the German Democratic Republic.


The Congress was attended by over 200 delegates representing 79

student organizations and was called to review the work of students

over the past 3 years and to plan future programmes.
( 62 words)



A CHRISTMAS WISH AND HOPE

This is NEWSLETTER Christmas number and it is the 250th issue

since the first publication some 8 years ago.


There have been many changes since then. Changes in Grenada,

changes in the Caribbean, changes in the world and changes in

personal lives.


whateverr these changes may have been, the spirit of Christmas

brings to mind some things which are unchangeable. Like the se-

curity of proven friendship. Like the unselfish sacrifices of

love givenind received. And like the strength and confidence of

dedication to high ideals, principles and standards.


To their Subscribers and Friends, the Producers and Printers of

NEWSLETTER wish a full measure of the experience of these un-

changeables, and offer a hope that, whatever changes 1981 may

bring, they will be for the better.
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Alister Hughes
13th December 1980



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