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The Grenadd.


NEWSLETTER
Volume 16 Saturday 30th January 1988 Number I





SCHIALLMKGHD
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mr Clarence Hughes
-Senior Counse
C CHIEF JUSTICE MR SAM GRAHAM
has reserved his judgement in a case
brought by Bernard Coard and his
wife Phyllis, two of the 14 persons con-
demned to death in the Maurice Bishop
Murder Trial.
Hearings began on January 1th and, on that
day, Counsel for the Coards launched
another attack againstActnumber 1 of 1985
passed into law on 22nd February 1985 by
the New National Party (NNP) Government
of Prime Minister Herbert Blaie.
No Authorit
That Act sought to validate, among other
things, all the Laws of the Peoples
Revolutionary Government (PRG) and Mr
Clarence Huges, Guyanese Senior Counsel,
argued before the Chief Justice that
Parliament ad no authority to attempt to do
that.
"Parliament cannot validate vs vhich, in
the first place, it had no authority to pass


itself", he said.
One of the implications of this case is that,
should Act 1 of 1985 be proved invalid,
sentences in the Maurice Bishop Murder
Trial vould be in question and the right of
appeal to the Privy Council, not nov
IN THIS ISSUE
I Act 111985 C llen Agai...I
SMethodist Synod a For
Boycott Of Haitian Govt....... 2
Appeal Court Defers Ruling
In Ramsay Mtter................ 3
SNDC Condemns Caribbean
ILeaders. .. ............ 4
SCuban Govt Given Time To
Apply For Leave To Appeal... 7
Watty: Methodist Hymabook
Dated............................... 8
Non-Naional Buuinessam
Take P.M. To Task-..-........ 9
*News Shorts ...-.................... 10

available, would be confirmed.
Mr Hughes referred especially to PRG laws
4 and 14 of 1979 vhich abolished Grenada's
Constitutional Court and set up the
unconstitutional Grenada Supre Court
vhich is still in operation. Theselaws, he
said, could not have been passed by
Parliament and so cannot nov be validated
by Parliament.
Grenada's Constitution, he said, includes the


e eS CHALLENGE Page 2


Son RIALENE Pge


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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 30th January 1988 Page 3




RULNG, DN iASAY CASE


THE COURT
of Appeal
has deferred
its ruling on a
preliminary object-
ion raised by the
prosecution in the
appeal of Jamaican
barrister, Mr Ian
Ramsay, against his
conviction for crim-
inal contempt of
Court.

When the hearings
began on January
27th, vell known
Trinidadian barr-
ister, Mr Karl
Hudson-Phillips QC
told Mr J 0 F
Haynes, President
of the Court of
Appeal, that that
Court has no
jurisdiction to hear
the appeal.
onvgiCtioB
The conviction
against Mr Ramsay
vas made in the
High Court last July
7th by Mr Justice
Lyle St Paul as a
result of a charge
laid by Director of
Public Prosecutions
I(DPP), Mrs Velma
HyltonQ C.

Mr Ramsay vas
accused, among
other things, of
referring to the
Maurice Bishop
Murder Trial, (in
vhich he appeared
for the Defence), as
a "travesty of jus-
tice", a "kangaroo
court'" and "judicial
murder in cold
blood under guise
of lav".


Mr St Paul
sentenced Mr
Ramsay to three
month in jail vith a
fineof EC$5,000.00.
Last September
11th, Mr Haynes,
sitting as a single
Judge of the Appeal
Court, granted Mr
Ramsay a stay of
execution of the
sentence and Mr
Hudson-Phillips, who
appears for the
DPP, referred to
this.
Critical
He did not vish to
be critical of Mr
Haynes' action, he
said, but only vith
compliance of cer-
tain conditions un-
der the lay can a
person guilty of
criminal contempt
be granted a stay of
execution.

Those conditions,
he said, are that
notice of intention


to appeal must be
given within two
days of the sentence
being passed and,
within two days of
that notice, a bond
in the sum of
EC$100.00 must be
posted.

Mr Ramsay had not
complied vith this
See


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Mr.Just ce J.O.F.Heynes
Pressient or The Appeal court


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procedure, Mr
Hudson-Phillips
said, and therefore,
not only should he
not have had a stay
of execution, but his
appeal is not proper-
ly before the Court.
Proainent
Leading Mr Ram-
say's defence is
prominent Jamaican
barrister Mr David
Coore Q C., vo, in
another field, vas
Jamaica's Deputy
Prime Minister to
Mr Michael Manley
in the term 1972 to
1979..

He told the Court
Mr Hudson-Phillips'
interpretation of the
lay is wrong. Mr
Coore pointed out
that the condition of
the law Mr Hudson-
Phillips had high-
lighted referred to
giving notice of an
intention to appeal
RAMSAV Pafm 5


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CIA1EI3 BBEI OT


IN THEIR APPROACH TO THE Haitian
problem, Caribbean leaders have
adopted a principle they themselves
have condemned.

This opinion is expressed in a press release
issued by Mr George Brizan's National
Democratic Congress (NDC) commenting
on the meeting of Caribbean leaders in
Barbados on January 6th to discuss the
Haitian situation.
Emwsre
That meeting did not, as was widely
expected, warn the Haitian Government of
General Henri Namphy that, under the
terms proposed, the election scheduled for
January 17th would not be recognized.
Instead, in a lengthy release, it called on the
Haitian Governnmnt "to conduct the
elections and the transfer of power in such a
manner as to ensure that support is given to
the new government ..............."

NDC says the excuse put forward by the
Caribbean leaders "for recognizing the
illegal government-to-be", is that,
otherwise, conditions in Haiti vould
deteriorate and the people vould be the
eventual sufferers.
Sanctions
"That is the same principle (Prime Minister
Margaret) Thatcher is sticking to when the
same Caribbean leaders urged her to
implement sanctions against South Africa",
l DC says.


Prime Minister Thatcher insisted sanctions
would hurt the Blacks and not the white
minority, NDC says, and "of course, we
know Mrs Thatcher is not interested in
Blacks and she would never do anything to
[ I ml


Mr George Brizan
NDC Political Leader
hurt the South African Government".

"We in Grenada have felt the might of the
military and know what it is to be fearful",
NDC says, "We were rescued in our hour
of need We hope the International
Community will be more sympathetic to the
needs of the Haitian people than are our
Caribbean leaders".
; ::m-i =,- : - . ..... .- |


CHALLENGEz From Page 2
The Defence seeks a Court Order declaring
that Act I of 1985 is null and void because
jof "unconstitutionality, uncertainty and
absurdity".
| Confirmed
jWhen hearings continued on January 12th,
Mr Hughes, told the Chief Justice the Clerk
lof the Grenada Parliament has confirmed
that the Speaker of the House of
Representatives failed to issue a Certificate
ivith reference to Act 1 of 1985, as is
required by the Grenada Constitution.
I"Act number 1 of 1985 never became lav at


any time because the Bill was not submitted
in accordance vith the provisions of the
Constitution", he said, "and the Governor
General's assent was not legal or valid".
Created
Mr Hughes argued that, in attempting to
validate PRG laws 4 and 14, (and, therefore
the Grenada Supreme Court created by the
PRG) Parliament sought to effect a change
in the Constitution.

To effect such a change, he said, there must
be a Certificate from the Speaker of the
See CHALLENGE Pa._e 6


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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 30th January 1988 Page 5
RAMSAY From Pane 3


and not to lodging the
appeal itself.

That notice, and establish-
ment of a bond, gives the
convicted person an auto-
matic stay of execution, he
said, but, elsewhere in the
law, there is provision for


Karl Hudson-Phillips Q C
ForThe Prosecution
application to be made to a
judge for a stay.

"It is a novel proposition to
suggest" Mr Coore said,
"that a person loses his
rigtih to appeal if he does not
chooib do the things in law
vhieh give him an
automatic stay of execut-
ion".
Jurisdiction
Replyingto this, Mr Hudson-
Phillips said there is only
one section of the lavy which
provides for an appeal
against a conviction for
criminal contempt. Mr
Ramsay had not complied
with that section, he said,
therefore, the Appeal
Court has no jurisdiction in
the matter.


Appearing
for Mr
Guyanese


with Mr Coore
Ramsay are
Senior Council


Mr Clarence Hughes, and
four other Jamaican law-
yers, Messrs Maurice Tenn,
Maurice Frankson, DeLano
Harrison and Carlton Will-
iams. Mr Ramsay was not
in Court.

With Mr Hudson-Phillips is
Mrs Velma Hylton and Mr
Keith Friday of Mrs
Hylton's office.

When the Court sat again on
the following day, January
28th, after having Counsel
on both sides clarify certain
points, Mr Haynes said the
Court's decision on this
preliminary objection
would be deferred until
after the hearing of the
Maurice Bishop Murder
Appeal which starts on
March 7th next, and in
vhich Mr Ramsay is
expected to appear.

"We have a viev on this
matter", President of the
Court Mr Haynes said ,"but
We need time to think it
over".

President Haynes did


The linguistic "footprints"
of a Grenadian's ancestors
shove in games he played as
a child.

One of these games is the
pact made by two or more
children to satisfy a certain
condition or pay a penalty.

That condition may be to
have always a stone in one's
pocket or a green leaf
pinned under the collar of
the shirt or any other
condition agreed upon.

Should any party to the pact


however, give an indication
of the thinking of the Appeal


David Cefre Q C
ForTheDefence
Court. The Court considers
the jail sentence imposed on
Mr Ramsay to be too severe,
he said, cad, if the Court
finds it has jurisdiction to
hear the Appeal, it vill
certainly set aside that
sentence.

Appeal Court Judges sitting
vith Mr Haynes were Mr
Justice Time Kendall and
Mr Justice Rex McKay.
.rsa B-&--


be found in default by
another party to the act, the
party so finding athe
right to snatch anything the
defaulter has in his hand.

The name of this game is
"Pe-rh". Grenada was
colonised by the French for
over a century, and that
word, a linguist "footprint"
of those ancestors, is a
contraction and corruption
of the French phrase, "Faire
un Pacte Ave", meaning
"to make an agreement
vith".
E.


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Page 6 Saturday 30th January 1988 The Grenada Newsletter
CHALLENGE From Pa~ e
House that the Bill passed in 1987". Hudson-Phillips said, have
embodying that change was established the validity of
passed with a two thirds Another Peoples Law which both the Acts and the
majority vote in the House. concerns Mr Hughes is Grenada Supreme Court
There must be also a number 84 of 1979 which under the "Doctrine of
national referendum in abolishes the right of appeal Necessity".
which the change was to the Privy Council. In
approved by a two thirds this case also, he told the The real purpose of the
majority vote and Mr Chief Justice, Parliament's case, Mr Hudson-Phillips
Hughes pointed out that attempt to validate the law said, is to try to get the
neither of these conditions had failed and that right of Chief Justice tosaythat Gre-
appeal now exists, nada's constitutional Court
ArgumnIts is nov operating in Grenada
Mr Hughes wound up his and so the Coards have a
arguments on January 14th, right to appeal to the Privy
and Mr Karl udson- Council.
Phillips Q C, appearing for RE ognisdii
the Attorney General, told That constitutional Court,
Chief Justice Graham, that the East Caribbean Supreme
the case brought by the Court, under which Court
Coards is another abuse of that right is available, is not
the process of the Court. in operation in Grenada
now, he said, and the Privy
"It is vexatious", Mr Council has recognized this
Hudson-Phillips said, because, on three occas-
Smerely seeking to annoy, ions over the last three
Mrs Velma Hylton a delay and embarrass the years, the Privy Council has
Director ot process without leading to refused to accept jurisdic-
Public Prosecutions any practical result" tion in matters from
Grenada.


had been satisfied,

Mr Hughes said Parliament
had tried, unsuccessfully, to
remedy this matter in June S
1987 when it repealed Act
1 of 1985 and passed Act 16 Mr Hudson- i .
of 1987. This second Act Phillips referr- .
was also an effort to ed to Mr
validate all the Peoples Hughes' challenges to Acts 1 All the matters raised byMr
Laws. This time, there was of 1985 and 16 of 1987 and Hughes have already been
a covering Speaker's said he declined to reply to argued before the Court and
Certificate but the required them. judgement given Mr
national referendum had Ansver Hudson-Phillips told the
not been conducted. "I do not intend to answer Judge, and he did not think
the substantive arguments that Counsel for the Coards
"If it was necessary in of my learned friend", he should be permitted to
February 1985 to pass Act I said, "as they have already "regurgitate" them.
as a 'holding' measure" Mr been considered and dealt
Hughes told the Judge, it is with in at least two This viev was repeated by
difficult to see why such a judgements of the Court of Mrs Velma Hylton,
'holding' measure was still Appeal". Director of Public
necessary two and a half
years later when Act 16 was These .judgements, Mr Sse CHALLENGE Page 7







The Gremdla Newsletter Saturday 30th January 1988 Page 7

utm Gos Gaiie Tis To

Aply o 2 Lsmve To Appsl


THE COURT OF APPEAL HAS
given the G,,ernment of Cuba 21
days within vhich to apply to the
High Court for leave to appeal in a matter
concerning Cuba's two claims on the
Government of Grenada for loss of an
aircraft and millions of dollars of
construction equipment.
The judgement was 'landed dovn on
January 29th by President of the Court, Mr
CHAL LENGE From Page
Prosecutions, as she addressed the Chief
Justice on January 15th, and she said
that three judgements of the Grenada
Appeal Court and a pronouncement of
the Privy Council have established the
validity and legality of the Act number
I of 1985.
"The matter, has. been litigated and
relitigated" she told the Chief Justice,
"and Your Lordship should not allow
this matter to go any further".
Implications
Replying, Mr Hughes argued that vhile
Act I of 1985 may have been mentioned
in other cases, there has been no
judgement in any case on the legal
implications of the fact that, vhen the
Act vas passed, the Speaker of the
House of Representatives did not issue a
Certificate as he is required to do by the
Constitution.
It vas not until the 18th of Augut 1986,
he said, that a letter from the Clerk of
the House confirmed that the Certificate
had not been issued. All other cases in
vhich the Act was mentioned originated
before that date, he said, and the present
case, filed on 8th September 1986, is the
first in which the absence of the
Certificate has arisen on a factual basis.
Submissions ended on January 15th and
Chief Justice Graham adjourned the
cas to a date to be fixed on which he
will deliver his judgement.
ru --


Justice J 0 F Haynes as he sat with his
brother judges, Mr Justice Rex McKay and
Mr Justice Time Kendall.
One of Cuba's claims is for construction
equipment which was in Grenada at the
time of the military intervention on 25th
-October 1983. That equipment was in use
building Point Salines International
Airport, and the amount of this claim is
US$5,246,100. There is further claim for
US$209,547 for "loss-of-use" of the
equipment. a
The other claim is for 1.987 million Cuban
pesos said to be the value of the Russian
made "Antonov 26" aircraft, one of Cuba's
Cubana airline, which was destroyed on the
ground at Pearls airport during the
intervention. "Loss-of-,e" in dhis case is
estimated at 79, 391 Cuban pesos. Bankers
in Grenada are unable to give
NEWSLETTER te current value of the
Cuba peso.
The case first had its hearings in the High
Court before Mr Justice James Patterson on
21lt and 28th January 1985, and he ordered
then that, before the claim could be argued
Cuba should make adepositof EC$5,000.00
as security for costs.
Cuba's lawyer, Jamaican barrister 'Mr
Dudley Thompson Q. C., successfully ap-
pealed against this, the Appeal Court ruing
on March 10th 1987 that Judge Patterson
did not have the jurisdiction to order the
deposit to be paid.
Successfully
Appearing for the Grenada Government,
Trinidadian barrister Karl Hudson-
Phillips Q. C. then successiplly made applic-
ation to Mr Patterson for an order calling
on Cuba for a deposit of US$50,000.00 as
security for costs.
That order vas made on 27th May 1987.
Cuba vas required to make the deposit by
10th June 1987, but this vas not done and,
on4thNovember 1987, Mr Thompson ask-
ed for and vas given an extension of time to
See CUBA Pae 8







Page 8 Saturday 30th January 1988 The Grenada Nemletter


mTr


MIETHODXST HYI


"I B to coa.... to the melu ho t Euh"
"I lIve had to come. ..... to the melancholy truth


R EVEREND
William W
WattyChair-
man and General
Superintendent of
the South Caribbean
District of the Met-
hodist Church issu-
ed a warning on
January 17th that
church music must
be reviewed.
Warming
The warning came
as he preached at the
official Welcome


WA


choristers vho have
passed a certain age
limit, but because
they find it hard to
resonate vith Chur-
ch music vbich they
cannot identify vith
reggae, soca or
vhat".
The Synod coin-
cided vith the bi-
centenary of the
death of Charles
Wesley, the celebrat-
ed hymn writer and


Ecumenical Proceslson Or Witness Through St Georges, (Before
Welcome Service). Led i uReverend William Watl (Circled)


Service of the the rest of us", and
Annual Synod, the Church had
better hurry up and
"Over the last two find the right
years I have had to rhythm and beat.
come, very reluc- Yish
tantly, to the melan- "They (the young
choly truth", he people) don't partic-
said, "that our hymn ularly care to poss-
book has become ess a hymn book,
dated". (and) cant be per-
Serioui suaded to join a
If the Church is choir", he said,
serious about reach- "not because they
ing the young peo- cannot sing or
ple of this generat- because they have
ion, and making no vish to be
vital contact vith associated with


them, he said, it
must look again at
Church music, list-
en again to the tunes
and, perhaps, assess
again th expensive
istrumnts nov be-
ing used in the
Churches.
Singing.
Sadness comes over
him, Reverend
Watty said, vhen he
sees that the young
people "are not
singing along vith


CUBA from Pe 7
permit an appeal to be made against the
order.
On January 29th the Appeal Court struck
down that appeal on the grounds that Mr
Thompson had not obtained leave from
Judge Ptterson to make the appeal. Gre-
nadian barrister, Mr Carol Bristol Q C,
appeared for Mr Thompson and s
ven 21 days within vhich to apply to
r Patterson for leave to appeal.
The Appeal Court ruled that, if leave is
given by Judge Patterson, the appeal
must then be filed within 21 days.
Ir -...


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brother ofJohnWes-
ley, founder of the
Methodist Church.

Emphasising his
point about Church
music, Reverend
Watty said the
significance of
hymns composed by
Wesley has not been
always appreciated.

The names of Isaac
Watts and Charles
Wesley vill remain
in the annals of
Christian hymn
riding as trail blaz-
ers and pathfinders,
Reverend Watty
said. They vere, he
said, men vho
dared to compose
and e uraM the
singing of hymns
vhich caught the
popular mood and
the rhythm of the
age.
Traditional Church
See WATTY P






The Grenada Newsletter


N-NsAT sONAL




TAUS PuM


SRIME MINISTER
Herbert Blaize has
been taken to task for
a charge he made in a TV
broadcast on November 8th
that non-national business-
men are indulging in "short-
practices".

"Some non-national people
in business in Grenada
believe that (the practice of
not) issuing bills to cus-
tomers and reporting in-
accurate sales could not be
corrected or discovered",
he said, "but they are
wrong".
indignation
At a press conference on
January 14th, called under
the auspices of the Grenada
Chamber of Industry &
Commerce, a representative
group of the Lebanese and
Indian business community
(vho did not vish to be
identified) expressed indig-
nation that "non-nationals"
should be singled out for
vilification by the Prime
Minister.

"There are honest and
dishonest people every-
vhere in the vorld", a
spokesman for the group
declared, "and it cannot be
said that either non-
nationls or nationals are
one hundred percent honest
or dishonest".

In his broadcast, Mr Blaize
accused non-ntionals of
undermining Grenada's
economy, but another
spokesman for the group
sputed this and said if the
See NO


TO TAB&


Prime Minister has proof of
this he should produce it
rather than make broad
statements on TV.

If the Prime Minister feels
foreigners are damaging the
country, he said, he should
do like Idi Amin in Uganda
and expel them. Amin
found he was vrong, he
said, because foreigners are
generally helpful to a coun-
try and, after the expulsion,
thousands of Ugandans
were out of vork and the
reaction spelled Amin's
end.

Another spokesman said he
had settled in Grenada 25
years ago at a time when Mr
Blaize had headed the
Government, and it vas Mr
Blaize's encouragmnt
which had enticed him here.
Naturalised
All his children vere born
in Grenada, he said, and he
had become naturalised
when Grenada vas still a
British colony.
"The business community
and his ovn Cabinet had
resisted Mr Blaize's en-
couragement of non-
national settlers", he said,
"but Mr Blaize had been
firm because, at that time he
was in his youth and,
perhaps, intellectually
stronger, and he wanted
people with capital to come
in".


N-NATIONALS Par 10


Prime Mllnster
Herbert BlMlze


WATTY Prom Page 8
music vas, at that time,
principally choral, he
said, and the composit-
ions of Watts and Wesley
differed from this i that
they encouraged "congre-
gational participation"
"For the first time", he
said, "the tunes the
rhythms and the beat
vere echoes of the street
corner, Or i:t place
and city square"
Thame
The theme of the Synod
vas, "Your vill be done
to serve the present age",
and Reveren Watty said
that, to Wesley, Your
vill be done" vas a
challengeto be truelycon-
temporary and a commit-
ment to and appreciation
of his on times.

At the Welcome Service,
greetings to the Synod,
from the Government and
people of Grenada, vere
brought by Mr George
McGuire, EducationMin-
ister, and from the Con-
ference of Churches, Gre-
nada, by Roman Catholic
Bishop of Grenada, Syd-
neyCharles, vwho is Chair-
man of the Conference.
Ministerial sessions of the
Synod began on Janary
14th and the Synod came
to a close on January
22nd.
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Pag 10 Saturday 30th Janury 1988 The Grenada Newsletter


NON-NATIONALS From Pagu 9
With reference to Government's fiscal
policies, the group thought the Prime
Minister is getting bad advice especially
with reference to implementation of the
Value Added Tax They felt its
collection is not being administered as it
should and thought it a mistake that all
personal income tax had been abolished.
Somethinff
"Excluding the poor people", a spokesman
said, "but starting from the Governor
General right down through the Prime
Minister and Ministers of Government to
every section of the community, everybody
must pay something out of their salary".

Nor was the group satisfied with vhat
Government is doing about developing the
economy. There has been a lot of talk
about investment in the hotel and
manufacturing sectors, they said, but they
are not satisfied that results are showing.

Government is not giving sufficient
eancour-aw*it^ investors in the hotel
industry they said, and objections, on
religious and moral grounds, to


"A casino vill be a great liiillIlllllll
money maker for
Grenada", a spokesman said, "and it is not
intended either for the minister of religion,
the priest or Grenadians, it is intended for
visitors vho ant to gamble"
Applications
Mr George DeBourg, President of the
Chamber, presided over the press
conference and said applications for
membership to the Chamber ha then been
received from several members of the
Indian and Lebanese business community.

A meeting of the "wider business
community" had been called for January
18th, he said. That meeting vould discuss
problems disclosed at the press conference
and other matters, and would formulate a
memorandum to be sent to Government


Mr George DOeourg
IGrenada Chamber Of Industrg & Coemerce

Mr DeBourg subsequently advised
NEWSLETTER that a meeting of the
Chamber had been held on January 18th
and, as planned, a memorandum vas
prepared and submitted to Government

"We have since had a meeting with Prime
SMinister Blaize", he said, "and we
i now await Government's reaction
1I to our proposals."


time being, details of the memorandum vill
not be disclosed to the press.
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In 1833, Peter von Scholten, Governor
General of the Virgin Islands, then a
Danish possession, proposed slaves of that
colony should be freed by a novel plan.

Slaves should be free to work for ages on
one day of each veek, he said. The money
earned would be paid into the treasury and,
in time, be used to buy the slave's freedom.

The plan was not accepted and freedom did
not come until 3rd July 1848 vhen, follov-
ing slave revolts, emancipation was
proclaimed.


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: NEWS SHORTS


USAID Oive Twelv
Scblanrsipt

The United States Agency For International
Development (USAID) has awarded twelve
scholars to Grenadian students for
undergrad studies in the United States.
These scholarships are tenable at several
institutions of learning and cover a variety
of subjects including Physics, Hotel
Management, Agricultural Science, Animal
Science, Biology and Environmental
Science.

The participants left Grenada on January
7th and spent two days of orientation in
Washington, D C before proceeding to their
various schools.

Williams At AIDS
Confesenae.

Minister For Health, Mr Danny Williams,
attended a World Summit of Ministers For
Health convened in London from January
26th to 28th.
The Summit dealt with the subject of AIDS
prevention and keynote presentations were
made by the United Kingdon Chief Medical
Officer, Sir Donald Acheson and the
Director of the World Health Organisation
Special Programme on AIDS, Dr J Mann.
Mr Williamas' participation in the Summit
vas sponsored by the British Government.

British Aid For


The sum of EC$1,469,460 has been
allocated to refurbish the Hillsborough
(Carriacou) Secondary School.
This sum is drawn from the 1985 interest
free United Kingdom loan of 5 million
approximatelyy EC$23,700,000) which is
repayable over 10 years starting Ist
October 1990.


French Appraisal Mision_


An identification and appraisal Mission
from the Republic of Frae spent January
13th to 15th discussing vith the Grenada
Government atwo-year cooperation pro-
gramme between Grenada and France.
Led by Mr Max Jacque, the Mission
included Mr Jean Claude Quirin, Deputy
Director of the Education & Training
Division of the French nstry of
Cooperation, Mr Daniel Vain French Co-
ordinator for Economic Co-operatives, an
official from the Government of
Martinique and technical and cultural
representatives of the French Mission in St
Lucia.
According to the Government Information
Service, Grmnada and France e"oed an
Economic Assistance Agreement on 7th
December 1987, and the main purpose of
the Mission's visit to Grenada vas to review
areas and sectors to be incorporated in the
French Government's 1988/89 Develop-
ment Asistance Programme.
Also receiving attention during the visit was
preparation for establishment of a
FrenchGrenadian Joint Committee for
discussion and approval of the two year Co-
operation Programme which covers the
cultural, scientific and technical fields.

Bie"d Of IBM"e Tm
RBeaum H2=_

Mr Abraham Reiss,'Head of the three-man
Israeli team which, over the pastto years,
has provided technical assistance to the
Ministry of A culture Rehabilitation &
Crop Diversification Project, returned
home on the weekend of January 9th.
The other two members of the team will
remain in Grenada attached to the Ministry
of Agriculture, one for a further six months
and the other for a year.

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Presrh Pruit Proam Operrnadar Wo~irk Resmned() 1 Eaterin


Oiven U.S.Clearanc,

Through the United States Information
Service (USIS), the U.S. Department Of
Agriculture has announced a variety of
fresh fruit from Grenaa hav been added
to the list of those vhichmayv e imported in-
to the United States without the requirement
for special pest control treatment.

According to USIS, the decision to allow
these additional fruits into the U.S.A. was
based on results of a recently completed
fruit fly trapping programme vhich shov-
ed that harmful fruit flies and the mango
seed veevil are not present in Greada.

The ceptable fruits added to the list
include Passion Fruit, Jamaica Plum,
Mango, Carambolaand Avocado.
Additionally, the Barbados Cherry has been
approved for entry into all areas of the
United Stais except Havaii.

U.LkTn. Tie I*w


Main Road Project

A Government Information Service (GIS)
release, dated January 25th, announces that
work on the 30-mile Eastern Main Road
Project vhich was held up during the
Christmas holidays, has been resumed.
According to GIS, the Project is divided
into three phases. Phase I is the 10 mile
section from St Georges to St Davids and
this is sub-divided into two section.
Subsection I is the first 4.5 miles out of St
Georges and this is nov awaiting
completion of a pipe la vi project before
an overlay of hot mix is laiddown.
Subsection 2, the remaining 5.5 miles to St
Davids, is 50% complete ad GIS said this
subsection should be completed by year aed.

Phse, Tvo of the Project conits of 10
miles ofoad construction from St Davids
to 6rBvii e, vhile Phase Three is rehabil-
itation vork on the 10 miles between Gran-
vifl and Sauteurs.


The British Resident Representative, Mr
Graeme Roberts, has disclosed that Grenda
ill receive over US$5 million inpBritish
aid during the current finnial year

Mr Roberts made the announement when
hbe spoke at the ceremony of the "turning of
the sod marking the official start of Vork
on a new medical supplies vrehouse at the
Psyhiatric Comple at M Gay, St Georges
The cost of the warehouse, EC$650,00, is
being finaw= by the British Development
Division.


S The GIS release says Phase Three should be
completed by Juy 1989.


The Eastern Main Road Project funded by
the European Development Fund,vill cost
E $12 millioLn.

Cyprust sHighCorjm


Mr Constantine Moushoutas, non-resident
High Commissioner of Cyprus to Gre-
nadpresented his credentials to Governor
General Sir Paul Scoon on January 12th.


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METuHODIST S3NO CALLS FOR

BOYCOTT OF I BAtAN


"We deplore the continuing contempt for humn righte-....
THE SYNOD OF THE METHODIST SOUTH CARIBBEAN DISTRICT HAS
condemned the situation in Haiti and called upon Caribbean Governments to use
their memberships of international agencies to assist the Haitians in establishing a
SJ ,, -, democratic form of Government.


Courts Order which specifies, among other
things, the method of appointment of
Judges, and that method guarantees the
Judges security of office, tenure and
emoluments.
PRG Lays 4 and 14 of 1979, vbich, by Act
1 of 1985, Parliament sought to validate, do
not give the Judges these guarantees, Mr
Hughes told the Chief Justice, and he argued
that Parliament cannot disregard the
provisions of the Courts Order unless the
Constitution has been properly amended.


MrKitrl Hudson-PhIllps Q.C.

Such an amendment, he said, calls for a two
thirds majority vote in the House of
Representatives, a two thirds majority vote
in a national referendum and a Certificate
of the Speaker and Supervisor of Elections
that such majority votes had been achieved.
There is no evidence said, that these
provisions for andment have been
complied with.
Mr Hughes appears with Jamaican
barristers Mr Ian Ramsay and Maurice


CHALLENGE From Paq I


The call came in a press release issued by
the Synod vhich vound up its session in
Grenada on January 22nd.
"We deplore the continuing contempt for
human rights on the part of those in power
in Haiti", the release says, "(and) "We find
unacceptable the lack of secret ballot and
other irregularities at the election of 17th
January 1988"
Recognition
The Synod commands those Caribbean
leaders vho have already refued
recognition to any Haitian Government
elected under the present process, and urges
other Caribbean Governments also to
withhold recognition.
The leaders and representatives constituting
the Synod rejoice in efforts of the Christian
Council of Churches of Haiti in assisting
Haitians in both economic and social
development.
We stand behind efforts of the Caribbean
Conference of Churches in monitoring the
situation, the release says, and in standing
behind the churches in Haiti.


Frankson representing Bernard Coard. Mr
Ramsay, who was not present in Court
appears also vith Jamaican barrister Mr
DeLano Harrison representing Phyllis
Coard.
This is a civil matter brought against the
Attorney General (AG) and Director of
Public Prosecutions (DPP). The AG is
represented b Trinidadian barrister Mr
Karl Hudson-Phillips Q C vhile DPP Mrs
Velma Hylton Q C appears in person.
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