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The Grenad



NEWSLETTER

Volume 14 Saturday 8th November 1986 Number 17
THE MAURICE BISHOP MURDER TRIAL

JWhen the Maunce Bishop Munder Trial resumed on October 20th. the accused told Chief Justice Dennis
Byron they had decided not to exercise their right to address the jury.

This decision came following a ruling of the Chief Justice that, whether or not the accused addressed the
mury, the Piosecution vould have the right to "cepy'".
rhat r.lirig- was giwv. on October 14th, and, on the following day the Chief Justice adjourned until the 20th
permit the accused to decide whether they would address the jury.
In this trial, 18 persons, iincluihnI former Deputy Prime Minister m the Peoples Revoluti rVomy Govenutetunt
Bernard Coali, are charged with the murder of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and 10 other


The incident is ille-ed
to have taken place at
Fort Rupert. head-
quarters of the Peoples
Revolutionary Anm'y.-,
on 19th October 1983,
and was the incentive
vhl h promnpt- ed the
inteiventioni of United
States and Caribberan
forces on 25th October
1983.
Discharged
The trial began on
Friday 18th A.pri last
when 12 Juiors and 6
Alenamte Jrors were
emipneled but one
Alt.rnaxte was subse-
q uently discharged
Vhen it came to the
nvwiedge of the
Prosecution that that
Juror had lost a relative
W the shooting at Fort
Rupert on October 19th
19;5.-.
Three other Alternates
fell ill at different times
and were discharged,
and The rj-fAianin 9 tvo,
with the t i ehtmen ard
omr vrorfien bf the jury,
hawe heard e,'idenr e
from 31 witnesses.
-haen the Court sat on
October 20th, Mr
) fioi asked each
defendant in Tuna
trrheter they wished to
exercise the right of
Eddressi-g the jury.
With the exception of
Raeb]mUi Nelson they
said they mere not in
I ICOLUTIMBIA


a position to address
the jury and they
blTamed the Chi.f Justire
for this.
That blame, according
to the accused, hinges
on the fact that, during
the early part of the
trial, Mr Byron was
forced to put seventeen
of the afrr.sedi out of
Court because of their
disruptive behavour.
Because of tis, they
did not hear any of the
evidence, and, on their
return i Court, they
declined to have the
evidence read to them.
Refused
The Chief Justice
refused their request for
a tlascript of the.
evidence and this, 17 of
the accused said, left
them in a position,
here they were not
equipped io address the

The eighteenth aczuyed,
Raebwn Nelson, v4ho
did not join the
diSlS-ptini and who
heard all the evidence,
told the Court he had
nothing to add to his
uiS'wom statement frouri
the ildo'.
"I vo 'Jd only be
repeating myself", he
said, "anl I believe I


IN THIS ISSUE
Page
The Maurice Bishop Murder Trial.- 1
Prosecution Leader Warns Media... 3
Sir Paul Reads "Throne Speech" to
Parliament. ---------------------------- 6
Reagan: Grenadians are "Symbol
of Freedom"----.------------.. 7
Blaize Wants "Merchant Bank" ...... 8
Italian Ambassador Presents
Credentials............................----------------- 8
LIAT to Sue Grenada Airvays.--.--... 8
Grenadian Medical Graduates from
Cuba Seek Registration .--...----....... 9
Nevs Shorts ..........------------------


would
ladies
of the


only bore the
ard gentlemen
]wy"


In accordance with the,
suggestion of the.
Leader of the
Prosecution, Mr Karl
Hudson-Phimlps Q C,
te Chief Justice
adjourned the Court to
Wed nesd4 ay October
22rd when Mr Hud'ls3on
Phillips said he vovuld
begin his address to the
jury.
"If I complete on Friday
(25th)," he aid, "then
all that vill be left is for
Your Loriship to sum
up the case for the
jre-y"


FOUNDED
17Th AUGUST 1973
346th Issue
UNIVERSITY MARIA MOORS CABOT


Before the trial
continued on this day
(20th), accused Selwyn
Strachan paid tribute to
former Prime Ministex
Maurice Bishop, the
anniversary of whose
death had been the day
before, 19th October.
Disruptions
Fromi the start of Mi
Hudson-Phillips add-
ress on Wednesday
22nd Oc-.,ber, there
'were disruptions. An-
gry shouts echoed
through the Courtroom
as Selvwyn Strachan
inle.n pted the Leadei
of the Prosecution to
accuse him of uing
"ei otive linnon Agge".
Further interruptions
came when Bernard
Coard got to his feel
and shouted, "this is a
IafgaXroCt colrt".
AWAW 19 8a 2
AWARD 19841


persons.


-- ----


1COLUMBIA











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TfRn&L 7e0M PA&0 1
Mr Hudon Phillips told
te jury he has never
kowvn a Court sub-
ected to the tactics the
,cused have emplo:-.,ed.
ft is a twbut* to Chief
usice Dennis Byron
and to the system in
Effect in GOenais that
Mhe tnal has proceeded.
he said, but the trial is
it one in which people
-an *ite their own
otles.

But accused Leon
Comrwall interrupted
Mr Ht:dsoi-Philhps to
label his statement as
"inrlevant".

"N-obly was, tryi to-
write rules for this
k aroo Coyurt". Corn-
wll said.

"Thatan accused pen-on
can stand before the
ludge and jiy and call
%is a kangaroo Court"
Mr Hudson-Phillips
said, "is a measure of
h license which has
been allowed."

Against a continuing
Ic3oyrm.nd of inter-
kuptions and vwarnlis
Sthe accused by Mr
Byron, MX Hudson-
Philhps, told the tury
the accused demands
for certain documents
were a "red hearing".
PavsA
t was a ither "red
hemrg", he said, vheri
he accused had
induced a racial
alement calling the
Proecutio "black face
as", a "pwns in
jhe hands of white
mnern".


TIhere was
increase in


a )arMed
tension in


Yte Courtroom when
!r HI.sona-Philhps
inted out that the
used, who professed
have loved Maurice
shop, had, in their
statement from the
ock, said nothing
bout what was done
h his body.

viderce by orne
Pmsecution witness is
tat the bodies of
uihop and others were
V-ed in a pit and that


they looked like "fried
es".

"Is this the normal way
of dealing with people,
when they pass on ?",
Mr Hudson-Philps
asked. "Was there
someThing to hide ?
What have they done
with the body after he
has been fried like
eggs ?".

But accused Seflv-i
.'xachan inter-upted to
say Mr Hudtioit-
Phillips did not know
what was happening in
Grenada at that time.
Yankee Dollars
"You don't know our
busine.:.", he told Mr
Hudson-Philhps, "You
Vere high and dry in
Trinidad and all you are
doing now is makircg
.ankiee dollars".

In spite of vwanins
from the Chief Justice,
the interruptions m-
creased in frequency
until, for the record,
Mr Byron had a police
officer give evider.ce of
the behavior in the
Dock, especially of
accused Ewert Layte.

The climax camn-e when
Mr Hudson Phillips-
refenred to a statement
given to the Police by
ace .ed .Andy Mitch-
eil

Jumping to his feet,
Layne, in a high
pitched, hyis .rical
voice, accused Mr
Hudson Phillips of
having "no shame".

"You torture people to
make statements",
Layne said, "and then
you use those state-
mente against them. I
am not M oi ri to allow
you 10 get away with
this."

The Chief Justice then
took a short adjourn-
ment to allow Layne, he
said, to regain his
composure but, on the
resumption, Layne con-
tinrved to mant.

"I did not lose my
comrposure", he shouted
at the Chief Justice, "I


was justifiably indig-
nant and you can
do what you like about
it You know that the
statements taken from
us were taken under
torture. Hudson-
Phillips is in a
conspiracy with the
Anericans to murder
us, and he will answer
for this. I make him
that promise as I go to
my gawve."

The Chief justice told
Lane his beha,'viou
rendered the Coiu-r';
procedure impractical,
arnd he earned the
accused this was the last
chance he was giving.

The interruptions abated
at this poin-it and Mr
Hudso n-Phillip went
on to explain to the jury
the legal meaning of
"murder" and the cir-


curstances
which a killing
regarded as
slaughter".


tuder
can be
"man-


Layne was agoiL the
chief source of
interruptions when the
Leader of the Pros-
ecution continued his
address to the juny on
October 23rd, and this
finally resulted in Layrne
being lifted from the
I.ock and carried out of
the Co itroom.

The incident came as a
climax to a tension-
filled day in which Mr
Hudison-Phillips, add-
ressmig the jtuy, was
cnr itntl., inteiTUapted
by shouts of abuse from
the accused, hurled both
at him and at Chief
Justue Byron.
Duress
Mr Hudson-Phillips'
address at that time
dealt with "duiess" as
a defence in a murder
charge. There was
strong objection from
Layne, however. when
the Leader of the Pros-
ecution referild to a
statement givea to the
Police by accused Andy
Mitchell in which
Mitchell indicated he
had taken part im the
murder under threat of
being shot himself.


"Other people, rot
Mithell, have ren-ed
U: that statement as a
'torotur statement'", Mr
Hudson-Phllips told
the jury, "but if you
reject the statement,
then Mitchell is without
defence"
Hysterical
In a high pitched.,
Ih:sefical voice, Layne
accused Mr Hudson-
Phillips of using a
statement "taken under
torture" to get Mitchell
to seek a life sentence
for manslaughter in-
stead of the death
pensaty for mmuder i

"And you are part of
this", Layne shouted at
the Chief Justice,
"because you know it is
a torture statement"

Ordered by Mr B yron to
take his seat, Layne
continued to rant even
when the Chief Justice
rose and left the
Courtroom. And he
continued to rant when
Mr Byron returned
shortly after.

"Mitchell said he would
give evidence in a free
and fair trial", Layne
shouted, "and oui
Motion calling for such
a trial has not yet been
heard even though, nine
weeks ago, the Appeal
Court said it would give
istwctions for the
hearing".

The interruptions con-
linued as Mr Hudson-
Panfhps analysed Mitch-
ells' statement, which
statement indicates that
the accused was under
duTess at the ime he is
allegedd to have taken
part in the murder.

According to Grenadian
law, Mr Hudson-
Phillips said, "duress"
is not a defence in a
murder charge but the
accused is entitled to
consideration for a
r-edu.tion of the charge
to manslaughter if the
jury is convinced that,
when he pulled the
trigger, Mitchell
thought he was cany-
ing out a legal duty.
coTIXIVr P&AZ 3










The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 8th November 1986 Page 3


q


"If you are in the forest and .ou see a manicrou
(oposvmB) and an officer tells you to cock your
weapon, that is all right", the Prosecution Leader
old the ~ury, "but.. if vbhat you see is a line of
defenrceler.- people, aren't you going to ask, the
officer, 'VWhet you domi Chief ?' "

Richardson's statement to the Police says he was
one of a 3qu d of soldier. at Camp Fedon at
C.li',.iv 'Twho 'ere ordered into full combat dress
before they moved into St Geor.'e on the day
Bishop died. cornwrzA WPAM 4

PROSECUTION LEADER WARS MEDIA


TIA" rauO. F&GI 2
"Can anyone third they are caiyJg out a le,-itui te
duty when they are aske.1 to f e against unarmed
people lined up a-ainst a will ?" Mr Hudson-
Phillips asked the juy,.

The climax came when, amid a chaos of shouts
fEmm the dock, INr Byron orrdered that Layne aid
accused Lester Redihead, vwho seemed to be the chief
offenders, be taken from the Courtroomn

Redhead offered no resistance and walked out.,
harudcuflfe, escorted by a policerfain, but Layne.
nrmaimed seated-

"I' telling you s1rra1h', he told the police, "I'm
not valkirk out of here".

It as then -ie police closed in on him. Lifted
bodily from the dock by three nirim'bers of the
Special s-rv-ices Unit and one uniformed pol.icmir.,
he was cared, smiling, from the Courtroom.

Shritly af-ter, the Chief JIu uce adjourned untii inext
Tuesday 28th as Parliament was scheduled to be
opened on the following day, Filday October 2-1'4.
and the following *.Jnday, October 27th, Vas a
holiday.

"I will give an oppoirtiit foU lefiec'ioL ov-er 1he
.eeked ad" the Chief Jostice said.

The "-ppru-nrl-j folr e i-fectn" did not result i aTny
ci;angt ui thli beha'-ricuv of the accused, and, on
October 28th, wheL the C'ourt resumed, four more
of the accused joined Layre and Redhead who, on
Thursday 23rd, were :fidered by the Chief Justice
to be removed from. the Courtroom indefinitely.

BefcoiE. the pjirceedinigE started on the 28rth, Beineid
Coard told Mr Byron he would not take part in the
trial in the abse-nce of Li-wie and Redhead, arnd
vhen Coard persisted blodl in his objection, he
was ordered n-movd from the Couu-
iidefmitei .

nla ucrce :-'. after, Calistus Beniad, Leon
Cur-iwall and Selvyn Su.achan inter-upted Mr
Hidsor.-PFhiMps as he addressed the jury. Ordered,
t:-y Mr E. yn i t~ke their seats, they pe ristedI and,
In tlumn, wee ordered removed from the
Courtroom ninefirdely

In his address on the 28th, Mr Hud.-o-PFhilips
dealt with- evidence agmiiot acci.*ed Andy Mitchell,
Vincent Joseph, Cosmos Ric.rdsjon and Calistus


A. statement .iv-en by Mitchell to the Police indicates
(hat, ou the conmrnd of an officer, he earned out
orders to kill, and Mr Hudson-Phillips said the jury
must decide whether Milcrhell believed he iwas
paryiryg out a leg-il duly,' vwhe. he fired at
deferceles. persons.

"Not every order a soldier gets must be carried out
blindly", Mr Hudon-Phillipz said, "he must have a
conscience too".

Joseph's statement to the Police says he (Joseph)
obeyed an order from Cabstus Bermnal, a Fir-t
lieutenant in the Army, to "cock his weapon", arnd
aftaervards had fired on Maurice Bishop and cther:-
iaed up ailIt a wv&il..


Mr Karl Hudson
Phdlhp. Q. C., Prosecut-
ion Leader in the Mau-
rice Bishop MI'T.der
Trial, has issued war-
rdings io ntwo ug
Trinidad Lnev.'p:1 pe '.

In a letter to there
"Tminidad Guardian",
dated October 24th, Mr
HBudson-Phillips said an
article entitled "Laquis
Calls For A Probe On
Karl" is "treading on
extr-e-aelv dangerous
f rouiul and is a senru.3
libel on me"

The Tnimdad Queens
Coiu~ el .said the article
is not fair and accurate
but is a libeloiis com-
ment.

"It suggests that the
nuitiuzst of the accused
(in the Bishop IMurder
Trial) are v3rjhyv, in
some w.ay, of ivesti-
gation", he said.

"I tJAe the strongest
ci'hectijn to thiis and
wish to indicate that I
Twill take the strongest
measures shot.Ji' there
be a reocciurrenc of this
by anybody"

The article object 4d to
1-' the Prosecution
Le'-ier f-efai. to a call
by Trinidad & Tot. w-e
Parliamentary Repre-
sentative. Dr Joe
L.i dJ, (kwho defeated
Mr Hu dsini-Pul1hi.s in
the 1981 General
Electiorns) for an in-
,estigaotio into celtairL
alph?'ati:'r:i made i.IUinst
Mr Hudson-Phillips by
acL.:.ued in the Thai.

"The Trinidad &
Tob,.o society has
been known m the past
to be highly sus-


ceprible to gossip and
rumour", the letter to
the 'Gualdian' says. "I
am sure Dr Laquis is
ordy too well awvae of
this arid his call for a
'probe' should be seen
in this light There are
other obvious rmotiv s
of Dr L.aquis not to be
menitiined ino.r."

In the case of the
"Trinddad Express", m
a letter of 24th October,
Mr Hudson-Pillips
comrplined of a head-
line reading, "Karl
Accused Of Asking For
Arms", vhich appeals
over a nevs story also
related to al-_g.tions
made by the accused
against the Trnndad
barriser.

The letter to the
"Express" says thef
news story Y, acc.irC.U.te
but the headline was "an
ampt at sesat ieol-
ism".

"You ..ill appreciate
that I can say no more
beyond I.t1i'elbi the
material scandalous", he
said. "For me to go
flhi:!r wcIld be to
ptejuiice the fair hear-
ig of a very serious
and sensitive matter in
,,ich I am efraged".

Should he go further,
Mr Hudson-Phillips
said, it could possibly
provide grounds foi
aborting the trial, ard,
he added, "This is,
unfortunately, vbat
7,ertain people would
war iJ"










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Jram* rYog PAGE 3
Accordiifg 1to Richardson, t*h soldiers were told
"soine vonud have to die for some to survive", and
Mr-r Hudson-Phlhps told the jury that is
significant .

"IT i for you to decide who it was that was to die ",
he said "and who was to sunrive.".

Mr HudAon-PhiiipLe then dealt with the saement
BenuTd gave to the Police. That statement says, in
part:-
A1 wrent back to Fort Rupert on the night of the
19th October 1983 about 11.00 pm, and the
bodies 'wee on a truck I drove my van there
arvl then the Iruck driven by a man -hom I don't
-lnov. and about seven soldiers on it, left for
Camp Fedon, Calivgiey x-with the bodies to
be buried. I drove my van and focw&d them.
When we reached a road in Calivig nYiv the track
sticked (sic), so I had to transport the bodies in
my van. When we rev&i..i Camp Fedon a
grave was ai.d y d u0 so we put in the bodies,
po'ued g-aZoiae on them aid light them. They
burn until thJ next day and then I covered the
gra.Te. T.'e; i covered the grave, only bones,
little pieces of skull and st.iff was in the
'gre I."

The Leader of the Psec.ition expressed the opinion
that cremation is not nonidal in Grenada, and that,
y disposian. of the bodies by fire, it is clear "theie
vws something to hide".
Rum & Coffee
"As ordinary men ard Vwomen of the world", he told
4e ji-ry, "when 5ou hear someone has died, you
Es, when is the fmieral. And you probably inquire
ihethefr :ou cani bi-hi .o)x roum ar d coffee to the


he Prusec:,tion Leader referred to the statement
made from the dock by -.3ccused Leon Cornwall that
e (Comael]) had discussed with Governor General
i- Paul Scoon the holding of a state funeral for
Bishop Mr Huds'on-Phillips said that, if Sir Paul
fallen in with what was proposed to him, a
gantic hoax vould have been crianied out.

r"They probably would have had a coffin full of
stomns d draped with the national flag",he said,
"and they would have had the population filing past


SHudson-Phillips rantumnd his iaddr.33 to the
jury on October 9th in a tense ,ath her, and
,gas-t a background of angry shouts, obiectiorn
md itenruptions from the accused.

Ile sitting stared with six of the accused absent,
(bey having been ordered out of the Court by the
hef Jusvice t.e-3.iuse of their dis -pnve

Eart Layne and Lester Redhead were put out on
rTtsda.y 23rd October, and Bernard Coard,
.Calistut; Beriaid, Leon ComwaUll and SelPVn
'Strchia followed them on Ttesday 28th
citober.

On October 29th, it 'as not Ion r?er the Court sat
vben several of the remaining accused beghsan to
isrt the proceedings

Pirt to be ordered ot? were Hujson Austin,
ChriIopher Stmoude ard Cecil Pffime. All


officers of the Peoples Revobitionary Airm, they
shouted at Mr Hudson-Phiilips that he lkows
thfitlirg about military matte~s.

That ineruptlion come hei Mr Hudson-Phillips
reminded the jury that, in then statements from the
Dock, some of the accused said there were
quariuties of dynamite stored at Fort Rupert. The
accused said that the presence of the crowd at the
Fort pesepted a. hazald to the city because of the
risk of explosion through cairelesness.

"Nobody was thinking of that when they fired the
rocket-launcher at the Opecru:k'. Room ", the
Prosecuti-on Leader said.

Austia, Strouie aid Prime then shoTted that Mr
Hudson-Phillips does not know anyitdg about
rocket-liucher~s, ard Prime said he Tiad explained.
in his stavern-at fth the proiectilp used had not been
explorive.

"Whaeveri it was", Mr Hudson-Phillips retired, "it
was enotuIgh to set fire to a vehicle."

When the three men refused to be quiet they -vere
ordered from the Court by the Chief Justice.

Some tme latir, Mr Byron ordered Redhead
returned to Court to bear Mr Hudson-Phillips deal
with the evidence against him but Redhead did not
slay lo1i-.

Coritaily hirternptihi Mr Hudson-Phillips, he was
ordered from the Court and there was a similar
experience with Stroude.

He vas brought back to hear the Prosecution Leader
deal with evidence tainst him but he too Vas
ordered out when he persisted in nten-upting

Also ordered from the Court for interrupting on this
day vere Liam James and Andy Mitc-hell, the latter
insisting that he wished to make a submission
immediately.

W.Vhen the adjournrient was tVe--lwn. only 7 of the 18
;cc;"ed were in their places in the Dock.

'Corir -u.- his address on Ocotbef 30th, Mr
Hudson-PhLfips charged that Christopher Stroude,
who had been a Ma "r in the Peoples Revclutionary
Annm,? ch L'ge his allegiance between Prime
Minister Bishop and Deputy Prime Minister Bennard
Coard several tij-es on 19th October 1983, during
the hours before Bishop -was mmudered.
Pistol
Mr Hidson-Philips 3so, at one time, Stroude
su-Lnruleied his pistol to Bib:',p and at another, he
was killing soldiers they should never allow "right
oppoturidst elempnru" like Bishop to "tum back the
revolution"

The Prosecution Leader also riiAi:fld the statement
nm'de from the Dock by Hu l son Austin, as to what
Austif sead he had done the day Bishop died.

Austin was the highest rarkirg officer in the PRA,
the Genera, Mr Hudson-Phillips said, and, on that
day. Austin had seen a large crovd break down
barriers and move into Bishop's residence.

Armnotued cars had been there and Austin had seen
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 8th November 1986 Page 5


TRam r anRO IAG 4
k.em iTng te.r g'ims
into the air. And the
General had seen the
krowd take Bishop


"In These circum-
osaces the Prose-
.ution Leader asked the
ry, can -wlv believe
.-itirn when he 3 :as
th:, after all of that, he
mewly, tpoke to a
eg'8eant at Fort.
Fxewdenr.: and then went
home to lie do'"Vn;

Mr Hudson-Phillips
refenred also- to Eehianl
W'oags statement from
e .Dock that, aft*.r
Bishop was -tJen away
Sthe eo'wl, he
Coa:rd) and 1is wife
Phyla* moved to the
PRA camp at Fort
Fedenc'k for persoiL1]
safety masons.
Children
If the move had been
for pejsoai l efetv
asos only, the
Prosecution Leader
asked the. ur.', vhy
ei did the Coaurid
leave their children
behcir ? -

It s at this poirt thait
Phyllis Coard -iteir-
,pted Mr Hudson-
PhillipS to accuse hi-
f-t k n'wig nothmng ab-
out inny regulation


'Children
llowved in
:amp", she


are
ani
said.


lot
army


re were fever
terruptions of the
Co1u7 on this day,
october 30th, alfhoughi
Be-maid Coard, brought
i1 to hear the Prose-
.ution Leader deal with

him, was taken out
a.in because of his
behaviour.

ouiitriumg his address
0the jury on Fnday
31st Oc:tobei, the
pro'3se,:i;rna. Leader .aiid
t is si niriczxLt that nore
tul the accused had
'a vTh'M was done
with Bishop's body.

Referring specifically to
er..ussed Leon ,Com-
vaWH's .t1aterent from
|0ie dock, the Pros-


ecution Leader re-
mirnded the jtury that
Conwall z.sd he had
had an wiitrvtw vith
Governor General Sir
Paul Scoon with re-
ference to irNneial
arrangementt; for '-*Bis-
hop's body.
Burned
That interview took
place four days after
B iz'bhp had been killed,
Mr HuVdso.0-PFil -ips
said, and it i hiughlv
urduilieliy that Cnrivail],
a senior officer in :Th
PeopePI. Revolutio-nfly
Army, did not know,,
when he spoke to Sir
Paul, that B.ihop's
body had been
turned

"At. that tnem e, *hey could
have had only a ieq i".e11n
jnja:s", the Prosecution
Leader said, "because
you don't need a body
for that, but as far as
haiXig a fune ral,
Convall was str-gin
the Gov~nior General


If arrangements for the
funerai had been
followed through, the.
Prdsec;n.Qiof Leadei
said, dignitaries from
the nations would have
been invuied. for the
occasion and they, with
the people of Genadat
would have paid
homage to a coffin
draped with the national
flag and filled with
stones.

At this point. Mr
Hudson-Phillips had
then dealt with ? t.ie-
-ients. of 12 of the
fAccused, arnd it 'as
expected tfh., when the
Court e.suTed on
Monde: No'enrber
3rd,he would dispose
of the .inaifLig 6.

Meanwhile .thf. proceed-
ings on October 31st
o.jnti-i.led to be char-
actt.'.sed by mterrup-
tikojfrorm the accused,
whb:hlo sv..d down the
pace of the PI oseCtiuion
Leader's address, and
this was expected to
delay considerably the
close of the tMl.


November, dealing
with the statement of
accped E' art Layne,
Mr Hudson-PhUlhps
touched on what he oaid
is .an important con-
sideraton in the trial.

MIany of the accused
have denied that Prime
Minister Bishop had
been put under house
arrest by the Central
Conffjittee of the New
Jewvl M4ovneent.. Bis-
hop was a "beloved
leader" to the end, they
say, and it is ridiculous
to think he would have
been put under anest

The Prosecution says
otherwise, aid MI
Hudson-Phillips re-
ferred to Layne's
statement as to the
events of October 19th
1983.

According to Layne., he
was at Bernard Coard's
residence, next door to
Bishop's home, when
the crowd was app-
.i-achinh Layne says
he was ont his way to
enter Bishop's home to
ask him to come out and
address the pegple, but
had to abarden that
intention when. the
e'c;vd broke through
The barriers.

"With the large crowd
in Bishop's yard
13hro tivta 'Y;e wv-t we
Leader' ", Mr Hudson-
Phillips told the jury, "if
Bishop had been a free
person, he would have
certainly come out to
see what was happ-
e.ni-' and oTl d not
have needed a n ne ID
aIV.he him"
IWteruptiows
The szitti. on No-
vember 3rd was again
characterized by shout-
ed intern.ptic from
the accused which
t..ehavijur has become
the norm, and both
Evart Lavne and
Phy lis 'oiil 'were
sent out to join the
others who have been
excluded from the
Courtoom bec.'usie of
their disruptive be-
haviour


Mcndv 3Srd The court niroceedia


vere brought to a
complete standstill on
November 4th when the
accused, former PfIG
Minister of Mobilisation
and Labour, Selwyn
Strachan launched a
verbal onslaeuht on Mr
Hudson-Phillip.

This resulted in fierce
exchanges between
.Starhn and the Prose-
cution Leader. forcigr
the chief f Justice to
adjourn for. some
tire.

StcacheW, bought back
into the Courtmom. to
hear Mr .Hudson-
Phillips .malvse and
compare his
(Strachan's) statement
to the Police with his
statement from the
Dock, hurled a barrage
of accusations amid
irsults against Mr
Hudson-Philips.
Weeping
In his address to the
jury, the ProQ.ecution
Leader hig lighted
'rachen's claim to
having had a very close
relationship with Bis-
hop, and Mr Hudson-
Phillips reminded the
jury that, makinrg his,
isworanL stateprnt foJrfal
the Dock, Strachan had|
been seen to have been
app-I endy .epping8
when he spoke of his
love for Bishop-

Mr Hudson-Phillip
pointed out to the jury,
however, that, against
that background,
ST.rhan,, like his co-
defendanrts, had failed
to say anvttthdr about
what erquiries he had
made about the death of
his Prime Minister and
close friend.

Amid some verbal
fencing frnnm the
accused, the Prose-
cution Leader also
examined for the jury,
on this day, the
staements made by
accused Phylhs Coard
and Cecil Prime and, on
the following day,
November5th, he told
the jury he does nol
en.wv their task in
decidiit R ilt


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TarIAx roM rea 5
Inoxence of accused
Raebumn Nelson.

hnere are certain critical
ces of evidence, he
Raid, wIicIh they must
consider without stym-
pathy for the accused or
o the deceased

"If you are not ssfi.ed
what the Prose-
Fution says", Mr
adson-Fhillp3s t1 d
he jury, "then hel
Nelsun)j must be giren
(h benefit of the
Idotbf.
0 Enhanced
Nelson's .r:emplfai
iehaour in the- Dock,
contrast to that of the
there acicsed, has won
-n a der'ees of public
Iymp.?rh;, and his
uniwfliT and slated
hliance on God as his
"witness" has enhanced
(hat sympathy.

_r Hidson-Pmilhp- ex-
rinmed, for the jury,
aebum's statement
rmr the Dock in which
ie said that, on the day
f the muders, he had
een instruc,-l to go,
had gone, to Fort
"pect in c.'Jl3lljiId of
one of the th-ee
m-ured cars 'biich
were sent from Fort
Frederick.

Achsordig t Raebvu-.,
he had not been lTd the
pirpose of the exped-
ition but had been
-ticind to deploy his
nen aroud the Fort as
back-up unit to the
rtelr Y iDauied cam.

Accoing Vi the Prose-
tiion ., if these are the
ats, then the charge
against Nelson on two
f the counts of murder
would be reduced to
nanslaughter. These
S~o counts relate to
Avis Fergus'on and
mra. B ebii who are
alleged to have died
tan the OpPratMos
Room at Fort Rupert..
hhe they were with
i3shop and other-.,
.-.ne under a hail of


But Mr Hudson Phaips
toM the jury there is no
1vadente "that, orie


BiLhop and the others
had been captured,
Nelson took any action
to withdraw.

"If, as soldier, he had
to go on", Mr Hudson-
Phillips said, "then he
must face the conse-
quences"

The Prosecution Leader
referred also to evidence
i ven by a Prosecution
witness that Raebiun
was seen to stop one of
the other accused from
shooting one of the
mu-reIr victims, Vince
Noel, as Noel lay
wou ndeu on the


On November 6th, Mr
HuIson-F'hilhp., com-
pletinf his 10th day of
::ddiresing the jury,
firmshe,1 U examination
of the defefduji-w' state-
menis to the Police and
their 'Jnswoni state-
mients from the Dock-
Commnded
Ti.u-iri W to the esti-
m .ni.- of the Prose-
*:ijtion wit esses, the
Prsecutionr Leader
Ucoim'iLended Miss Syl-
via Belinar, mother of
.Jenimn Belmar, one of
the matuder victims who
was fatally Vound-


ed when she was caught
in a rain of bullets in the
Fort Rupert Operations
Room.

Miss Belmar, Mr
Hudson-Phillips sid,. is
one of the "beautiful
vomen of Caribbean
society" who had
shown great strength.

In her evidence, Miss
Belmar told the Court
she had helped to rally
people in the country
districts to free Bishop
from arrest in his St
Georges home on
October 19th 1983,
and she had been with
her daughter in the
Operations Room when
her daughter was shot
in the head.

Mr Hudson-Philips
also went over the
evidence of Mr George
Louison, former Minis-
ter of Agricutltre in
Bishop's Cabir au!? nd
a member of the New
.Jewel Moven- men NtJM)
Cental Comumttee

Mr Louison's ev'.iderce
related to his objections
to the Central Comm-
ittee proposal that
Bishop and Deputy
Prime MuTizter B erfaid


Coard should share
"joint leadership",
which proposal spark-
ed an internal crisis in
NJM and led to Mr
Louison's expulsion
ffom the Central
Committee.
Telescope
Mr Hudson-Phillips
spoke also of the
evidence of "much
maligned" Mr Tony
Buxo who, on 19th
October 1983, located
in a prominent position
overlooking St Geor-
ges, had witnessed,
through a powerful
telescope, some of the
ibcidenats relative to the
trial.

The a.cci.ced have
cha.irged that Mr Buxo is!
an agent of the United
States Central Inlel-
igence Agency, but Mr
Hudson-Phillips told
the jury Mr Buxo's
evidence had been fully
confirmed by the
sjat.ement of the ac-
used themselve3.

The Prosecution Leader
told the jury the
evidence of nuse
Merlyn Ruilow showed
that, at Fort Rupert on
19th October 1983,
cournm.I IA&O 7


SIR PAUL READS "THRONE SPEECH' TO PARLIAMENT

0,1oveirojr Genera) Sir Paul Scoon, addressing, the upeifilug session of Greiada's
PaIhameri on October 24th, read the "throne speech", a tradition of the British
zy:'tem ofP._-harmni' w-hv h is a statementof Goen1nert's plans over the next
year


Sir Paul's address indicated a mixed
fmflerted the state of the island as it
,ariiversary of the "rescue mission"
C'ribbean Peace Keeping Forces on


bag of progress and problems which
then stood, one day before the third
undertakert by the United States and
25th October 1983.


"The public finances of the comutry have been weak for some time now", the
Governor General said. "This has largely been attributed to the massive
tirzpportahle pay roll and the huge public debt which my Government
inhnSolutions

GovtrLerneI' z solitionz. to thiz pirlblem, set out in the "throne speech", are the
reschelduln-K of the debt with "tvo maior creditors" and -eorga dsaFtion of the
Public Sei vie with retenchment.

The later move, however, is certain to have repercussions. The tradeumnions
represenfirig public servants are ahleady in.confrontatidon t ith Goveni-nent over
rages, and ..ny s inggestior of wietrenchnment will not be favorably
received.

The "throne speech" 'lid not mention the open secret that the fiscal reforms
introduced by the Nev Natioial Gove.'.iet in this year's budget are not
performi-n as well as was expected originally.
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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 8th November 1986 Page 7


i-JnLiiC;' other aspect of

Hudson-Phillips asked
e jury to consider the
evidence of persons
rho had seea Biz-hop
tid others ahive, w '
the-L hands im the air,
afte e ire nirti-A shoT'irt
fd n-st.oppe-d at Fort.
'ipei.t He asked the
ry to consider also
th evi'diAe f.L:., later,
the dead bodies of these
persons were seen
iappked in An.i


here were no dis-
rapriorts by te accused
ran this day. The pro-
..ee.ings vent -,:,,t:ho
oxid ( CIte& f Justice
fyf-r' adio-wnsed the
Cot until Taesday
11 th No-.Tember.
5151)


) ^ ;. .. :' .. .


TRIAL MUOI ?&Gz 6
there had been a
"veritable massacre".

A "wan to disivrari"
!ad been shorn for
hiurian life, he said, and
lsa.ms T.hat the victims
had died in ":m'sfue
vas unst a srm.oke-
screen.

Dn Frid;y No'-ember
7th, when Mr Hid c'rn-
PhialipN had completed
tis 11 th day of
RdIs35sit the jMuy, the
tial had been in.utin.
for 203 "3d -sinrce tlhe
ruiry y as emipaneled on
18eh A.it3 last.
Testimonies
LiLIteeL- of the
Jefe d.-anit having been
crier 'e:d from the
C,.iour:oof. because of
their disruptive be-
haviour, ody five of the
:,:i.,e- 'vsre in t1he
io'.:k on t'i day to hear
the PrisecuTion Leader
analk-e the testimonies
of ?..-rs tirn wit-


Pres.ide-nt ,n.ild Rea-
g:i told the Gren-idian
people on October 25th
that they are a "syrnibol
of freedom".

Ina sse read ito an
ecuinerdcal religious
service of tha.:iL rin .g
to celebrate the third
anniversary of the
United ;.-e and
C'ibbe:.ei, forces irnter-
ventiva in Greiada on
25th -jr.be- 1983, and
attended by Governor
GOTe-.l Sir PRal Scoon
arw Prime Minister
Herbert Blaize, the.
P-re-iderLn said Gre-
nedians can be jiirond of
"thei- important place in
the history of de-
mrnoracy"


"Your joy at your
courtriWs liberation con
-tiredw. i inspire those
who remain. :iier fthe
control of totalitarian
regines" ,3Mr Reagani
said, ",rvin. hope that
they ,100, car restore


the individual ribt and
'beities for which ,1h:e;


The jej.age which was
read by Mr Albert
X~vler, Grenada's Am-
bassador to Wash-
ij: wi, warned that
theeL is noV a new end
different threat to

Slavery.
A PJw form of slavery,
drugs, thiraterls the
Caribbean and North
Amaerica, the President
said, and he called for a
special erff:r to
preventt the criminals
that pTrfi* from the sale
of ille -3 drugs from
captuing our v.yunr.
and orn collective
future"

"Grenada, the American
people rejoice 'r'ith you
trday", Mr Rese -i
j.:.d, "Go forward in
freedom in build the
bi 'ht fl.ture which
Grenada deserves."


Following the endice,
which was held at the
Queens Park playing
fields outside St|
Georges, there was the:
u.iveiliia of a Plaqw~ o
Grvi~Tide at Point Saline!
Inte1 national Airport

Dedicated by President
Re.gai during his
Febrmary 20th visit, the
plaque "e:.:presses the
gratitude of the.
Gi.inaliand people to the
forces from the United
States of America aid
the Caribbean especially
those who sacrificed
their lives m liberating
Grenada on 25th
October 1983."


The umvefling,
was performed
Paul ScootL,


which
by Sir
was


accompanied by a
piwaide of the flags and
the playir: of the
anthems of St Vincent,
St Lucia. Barbados.,
Dominica, Antigua,
COTUMUP ?AG]Z


.


TIROUZ SZECK r__OM P&AZ 6
Particularly disappointing has been the ietum to the Tlneasmy from the Value
Added Tax (VAT) vhich replaced several lothler taxes varnter off the books.
Reliable sources s.iv the problem has been one of collection but the speech
indicaves that Government has not abandoned its onigiial progmmne and
Phase II of the tax reforms is to be implemented.

Sir Paul' z address laid emphai2, on torismi and nma mfactuling development
and he said the Natonel Development Strate-.: for 1986 to 1990 sets a tagetof
an amnual growth of 5.% of Gross Domestic Prodwt.

To achieve ths, he seid, foreign investment is necessary a d, D sAminrlate the
tourism field, there will be an effort to att-act "t-L or three major North
Amec 4 ii"c. airlines".

In rIe 4u.uIr-al field, Govermmemt will extend fturher irtceUtives to bIsiness
enterprises and to "industries compia.ble with the economic development of the
coutr'y". There is also io be art eff c--r to encouLage Insurantce Comip3nies 10
Pl./ a more dynamic role in development of the e':ouomy.
Reagan
The 3pec,- ;efenrd to the matter of access of Caiibbean textiles to the United
States, a .uit--t touched on by President Rrtiludd Reagat when he visited
Grenada last F-'. .iy.

"I am proud x- announce today a special programme that ,rall gu.-tanine access
to The U.S. market", Mi Reagan Iold a cheering l.'ay hee at that time.

Sir Paul di Grenada has already ccniTierJ-fi consultations with the United
States Trade Department with a view to ie-rit1i-ii- a Tex ie quota and "the
siz.1c ae eacoifll".

Re-..4cioa by the business -,:cinmj.uity has been a cautinc'.us acceptance of the
Ipo',:ie3 outlined i m the speech

"The estimates of revenue and expeidittu-e for 1987 are soon to be laid before
-Parh8iameJ-", one businessman saSP, "and, when we see the details of these, '%we
.will have a better idea of the state of the nationn. (550)



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IZAGACM 7O0 PAGZ 7
3St Kittlevis, Jamaica and the United Zfaes, the coutrites vhich took part in the "rescue
mission".

L.ter 'rtat day, there was a similar cereTony or. the Grand Anse campus of the St Georges Uriiversity School
of Medicine vwhenGo'-enor General fir Paul Scoon and United States Charge d'Affaiis Mr John Leaty laid
wreaths at the monument erected t10 honour the 19 Urnitd ,tate? servicemen who gave their lives during the
October 25th 1983 h ~eton of Grenada- (389)


nI


I LAIZE WANTS "MERCHANT BANK"

Prime Minister Herbe-i the Royal Bank of
Blaize has -estated his Canada. the second old-
ihope that a "Mercham est banking int.rintion
Bank" will soon be in Grenada gdhigg rig
established in Gwnada -ally opened its doors
ito assist the island in on S.eptelmber 1st
developing its full agi- 1913.
cuJltral and intdumutial
potenitial Assets of he "Fo.il"
were pru-:cha.ei by the
,peaekirc on November PRO in Jemary? 19'80
6th at a ceenmiory to and becL.,me GBC on
mark the relocation of 28th Jauamry of that
the Grenada Develop- year.
mr Bank n a. more
accessible locatiio, in St Two foreign banks nov
CGeorges, the Prime operate in G3re,~i
Miaitr indic.Td what They are B rlawr 3 BanXk
he thinks the bahernmg ITh'eli-n.tioitfl, formerly
structure should be. "The Colonial Bank".,
the oldest bank
"I hope to see the operating here, having
Merch.iT Barn on one been establisheri on
side of what is our bank August 3rd 1837. The
row", he said, "the other foreign bJk is the
Development Bank on Bank of Nova Scotia
|the other side, and the which started business
Cornimepan Banks here on 17th May
wIvrking aiogside". 1963. (331)

*The Grenada Govern- {..


mIei 11ov operatUs MwC
bawks, the National
Commercial Bank of
Grenada (NCB) and
The Gremrda Bank of
Commerce (GBC).

On 15th October 1979.
.e'-nha months after the
revolution of that vyear~
NCE wwas established
by the Peoples Revo-
Intio.nary Government
(PRG) in Gx-bmrde., the
island's second tolwn.
A3sets
In January of 1980, the
PRG sia.ned an Agree-
meft to purchase the
local assets of the
Canad LVL ImperiaI Bardn
of Commerce, and,
when that Agreement
vwa executed on 1st
March 1980, NCB
headquartas were set
trp in ZtGheogess.

GBC is the successor to


ITALIAN AMBASS
PRESENTS CR(EDEt


LIAT TO SUE GRENADA AIRWAYS

An Imforine.d source close In LIAT confirmed to
NEWSLETTER on October 25th that the airline is
-ur*iv Grenada Airways for EC$79,700.00.

Aordf t e smouce, the claim arises out of a
transaction last August when Grenada Airways flew
Sorme 80 Americajns from GrrLnda to Antigua.

"These people were stranded when Grenada
An r.w did not have seats iv:ilaible to fly them
back to New York", the source said, "and, at
Greneda Air. rys request, LIAT took care of the
hotel accommodation in Antigua and issued flight
tickets to get them back home"

The source said LIAT has been unable to collect the
amount owed them by Grenada Arways, and the
matter i o w before the Cozlt.

Questioned by HEWSLETTER a spokesman for
Grencde .Ahwi'..r admitted the debt but said the
matter is "no hii ".
Shortly
"We have some money for LIAT", he said, ", and
they will be paid shoitlv."


Grenada
firm of
Industie
DeLemrberi
ard Mian
ADOR


His Excellency M.s iniihaino
Badndini., non-resident Italian Am-
bassador to Grenada, -tationed in
Ve _nzuel. presented his cle-
dertials to Governor General Si
Paul Scoon on Thursday 23ni
October.

A ~anSjI.:,r BEratina arrived in
Grenad; on October 20th and, in
addition to Sir P.it, met Prime
Muustfr Herbert Belize, UI
Change d'Alf ifre Mr John Leary
and Mr Bob Visser, Re.idenri
Represetiti'.e of the C'ormnizion
of the Europeani Communities.

The ,jjibaIssaoi flow out of the
island on October 23rd (87)

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Air-ay-, an operation of the United States
Groupe Internmationale du Transport et
Petroliei (GITIP) started flying last
between Grenada and both New York
ai.
lAt that time, Minister for
Coruanuucartio Dr Keith Mitchell,
disclose& that, under a 10 year agreement
with the Grenada Goverrnment, GITIP
avs undertaking an investment in the
3 ifula of some U'S$.O million.

In addition to the airline's operations, Dr

consrietion of a 450-bed luxury hotel
near to Point S.line Airport.

A check by NEWSLETTER with travel
*.Ceyis discl'o.d there is 'ceretamty
about Air Grenada's schedule.

"Before issuing any ticket for Them", one
travel agent said, "e call and confirm
that thev. are operating the flight as

Arither agent said the ony" certain Air
G-eiknd schedule is the twice weekly
fI light to Caracas.









The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 8th Novembei 1986 Page 9

GREND TIAN MEDICAL GRADUATES FROM CUBA SEEK REGISTRATION
Ten Grenadia n, General Medical receipt of advice from the Cabinet letter from UWI which
Practitioners, who returned two of Prime Minister Herbert Blaize' acknowledges achievements of
3id a half months ago from New National Party Governunent Grenadian students who have
studies in Cuba, are seeking an that, before they can be registered studied -it Cuba, and they
urgent meeting with 'health as medical practitioners, they complain they have been unable
ifficiais in a bidW to get official must sit 'and pass examinwnions in be registered and begin to
re-islatioa, without which they set by the University of the West practice, in spite of the fact, they
anrnot prncti;e here Indies (UW). say, that they have met all
itpecedented requirements for registration.
The doctors, who began their "This is a itally unprecedented
studies under the auspices of the situation in this country", said The issue of employment in the
Peoples Revo.lutionary Govern- Keith .Johiison, one of the eroup. Government service does not
ment, are qualified to practice in "We are not afraid of sitting arise at this time, a spokesman
,uba arid express frustration exanis, but we do not see why for the group said. What is
wvr what appeals in them to be we should have our qualifications wanted is merely registration so
obstacless erected to block their questioned when medical pract- that they may set themselves up
operation as qualified doctors in itioners from other universities in private practice. (284)
their own country. do not have to do so".

1heir resentment and frjsiration These graduates of the Cuban ."', ''// -
,as been increased followmg university say they hold a


NEWS SHORTS


AMe 6Wfre CaIIsFo-r Obf6r evity


Il Media


Mr George McGuire, Minister of Education,
delivering the feature address at the opening of a 2-
week journalism course on November 3rd, called
for a higher degree of objectivity m Gienad.j's
media..

The Minister said "there is sometimes a very thin
line between objectivity and subjectivity". The
environment in the Glenadian society is very
delicate, he said, and the press should not try to
:reete confusion.

The course is sponsored by the Press Association of
Grenada .


GDBiAppro esr HLfong Loans-

The Grenada Development Bank (GDB) has
approved 10 loans rotiling EC$4520',000 for houasig-
ievelopient.

This money is loaded under the new Low Income &
Middle Income H,:xhir-g Mc,-tgage Finance
ProgrnTmn-e, and is available to persons earnirm, not
inre that ECi2.,000 per aemnm.

SAugust 31st, 20 .nev tpplicatiorns itoal-
EC$739,199 were before the Bank which has
EC$5.67 minlljiin allocated for this Progranmmre.

f this sum, the Caribbean Development Bank is
po'~ vi EC$3.78 million aid the National
ri.uranre Scheme, EC$1.89 million.


Mov Teleane wtem
Minister of Cimminnications, Dr Keith Mitchell, has
announced that the Government owned Grenada
relephorre Company has begin installation of a new
system.


The "slep-by-step" equipment nov in wue rmll be
replaced by a digital, direct distance dialing system
which will be available, by Christmas, to sub-
scribers in St Georges, Westerhall, Mt Haetman
and the sister island of Carriacou

Dr Mitchell said the total of 6,367 subscribers will
be irtcreased t 7,I00O by the end of this year and the
digitalisation of the entire network Vill be completed
by 1988.

According to the Govenmnent Information Service,
the estimate for this modernisation is EC$13
million, t1ryids which the Canadiam Inaernational
Development Agency has made a grant of
EC$7.5million.



MItceAI Lectursr At lo ward
Miru-ter of Communications & Works, Dr Keith
Mitchell, recently visited the United States on the
invitation of Howard University, Washingion,
DC.


Dr Mithell, who
delivered an
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is a former lecturer at Howard,
address on Statistics &


ee m '- sirtdmayff amors
At a ceremony at Governor General's Residence on
October 24th, Governor Geneial Sir Paul Scoon
invested two Gieaadians with awards in the
Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Mr Rupert Elliot Gittens was made a Conmmander of
the British Empire (CBE) and Ms. Edna May
Comwall became a Member of the British
Empire (MBE)


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The psychiatric -ing at the General Hospital, St
Georges, was opened on November 5th.

Constracled with funds of the United States Agency
For Inte i.tional Deelopment (USAID), this udit
will function conjunction with the mental care
hospital vhich vill be opened m some two months
time at MtGay on the outskirts of StGeorges


MittlJstiS afes Medida

Dr Keith Mitchell. Minister of Coranuricatiorns &
Works said on October 22nd that "some people
leem to think democracy means license to

lhe Minister Vas addressing a staff meeting of his
Ministry and referred to an alleged libel against him
8n a report by a local uevspaper, "The Grenadian.
voice".

here is a grat measure of malice in the report
because of the lar.k of trWth, Dr Mitchel said, the
newspaper's "responsibility cannot be left
unchallenged .


fee Fo'r More*Somsag

The Gotverrmne Iifolmation Servic. reports there
have been. 400 applicains for 50 pre-fabricaied
Houses available th-_ruh the Hoiusin Dvision of


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the Miisl"y of Health.

These houses are the residue ofa lot of 100 houses
given I the Peoples Revolutionaxy Government by
the Venezuelan Government. No action vas
taken ID erect them when they were received andl,
because of improper storage, 50% were lost through
rot.

The Venezuelan Investment Fund has
loaned EC$514,800 lovards cost of erection.


GreMaad Owvas cremata Aur-ways

Dr Keith Mitchell, Minister of Communications &
Works, replying to a question in the House of
Representatives on Octber 24th, disclosed that
Grenada Airways is fully ovrnd by the Grenada
Government.

Dr Mitchell said that, under the Agreement with
Groupe Internationale du Transport et Industrie
Petrolier (GITIP) operates of the airline, GITIP is
responsible for the procurement of all aircraft and
their maintenance, provision of parts, supplies,
related equipment, vehicles and personnel to
conduct the operation-

That Agreement says also that the Grenada
Governments shall be the over of the outstanding
and issued shares of the artime.

The initial term of the Agreement with GITIP,
signed earlier thisyear, is 10 years. (815)


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