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The Grenada newsletter
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The Grenad Newsletter Satrday February 13th 1988 Pa 11
NEWS SHORTS From Pam 10


West German Government is interested in
establishing an Environmental Health
Institute for the Caribbean based in St
Lucia.

Oter areas of interest are after, severage
solid vaste mn ment and disposal of
toic chemicals and hazardous chemicals.

Mr Williams said that, originally, Greada,
together vith all CARICOM countries, had
been offered a solid vaste management
project.
With de opmnts in renada over the last
tvo years, he told GIS, it has been suggested
that the Grenada solid vaste
project be rewritten
During its staying Grenada, the Mission held
discussions vith Government and officials
of the Health Department.


AniM lCraft

The Netlrlands Goverment has donated
US$6,500 to assist in the restoration in
Grenada of the candle making craft.
A cheque for this sum vas presented on
February 5th to Parliamentary Secretary in
the Ministry of Social Services, Senator
Norton Noel, by Honourary Consul for the
Netherlads, Mr Richard Menezes.
Mr Menezes told the Government
Information Service (IS) that three small
ventures, already funded with Dutch
assistance, are progressing satisfactorily.
In keeping with the Caribbe Community
declaration of 1988 as "the yr of small
business, he said, the Netherlands
Government is killing to fund similar
projects.


PrFwtm


Amheam--m~e


The non-resident French Ambassador to
Grnada, Mr Rene Bucco-Riboulat,
presented his credentials to Governor
General Sir Paul Scoon on February 2nd.
Ambassador Bucco-Riboulat vas bor on
August 31st 1924, joined the Forceign
Service in 1946 and his former overseas
postings include Tripoli and Mexico. He
servedas Ambassador in Assumption and as
Consul General inSao Paulo, Brazil.

During his visit to Grenada Ambassador
Bucco-Riboulat paid courtesy calls on the
Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Venezuelan
Ambassador Efrain Silva, on the Resident
British Representative Mr Graeme Roberts
and on United States charge d'Affaires, Mr
John Leary.

The Ambassador also called on Prim
Minister Herbert Blaize, Minister for
External Affairs, Mr Ben Jones and
Minister for Communication & Works, Dr
KeitMitchell.


A four-man Canadian Government
delegation, headed by Mr Peter Hoffman
and including the Caribbean Head of the
Canadian International Development
Agency (CIDA), visited Grenada late in
January.

The visit vas part of a Caribbean tour of
inspection of CIDA funded projects
cluding the Cocoa Rehabilitation and
Telephone Expansion programmes in
Grenada.
Discussions held vith Prime Minister
Herbert Blaize included a proposal that
Grenada participate in a training
programme for auditors.

lndian High Cmommi sio
Preenul L.tM

Non-resident Indian High Commissioner to
Greada, Mr Shiv Kumar, presented his
Letters of Commission to Govrnor
General Sir Paul Scoon on February 3rd.
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NEWSLETTER
Volume 16 Saturday FebrAy 13th 1938M b


14TH 0 E yS


iTM-"i" Minister
FHettr tBlaizo
.r said on Feb-
ruary 8th he cannot
xoept tawt Gret--


tan ftet tod ;
ambe that tse




destiny fetin our
country is in their

"liv tvere re iv
would have forgot









ten the 14thday
taiK s conld 7ot






February 1974.
votM, he said,







Goramns role
rs been the over-
ridingo afectin of
lives re nad in
Eng and".
Sbe P Miouthiser
as speaking at a
role aitry parade ofd
cltral sbav cbothele-
brating the 14th
am&rsaryof Gre-
attaied on 7th
February 1974.
For the past 14

has been the over-
riding concern of
oost Grrmdian
ad he set out his

the citizen


oF lDwMDEMPDI


Goermnt m t
respect those rights
ad, as long as the
citizens interests do
not infringe basic
right or "a'
national unity, v
ernmunt should per-
mit the individual-
istic pursuits of
thosinterests.
"The nation vould
not mo forward if
striving individuals
are not able to
advance their inter-
ests within it", he
said.
There Prine Minser
urged the "Young
ard ot so yelf
individually and
collectively", to
pTy their ort in



civic aisrnotei
pride in one's on-
hard fork, self re-
liance, honesty,
peace and justi.
The social mortar
vhich held Grenad-
ans is not ethnic
bonds but a set of
ideas givig con-
creteformtoday-to-


Prime nimster
Herbert A D)ize .


IN THIS I=SUE
* Grenada Celebraes 1th
Anniversary Of Ispemeace. 1
* Iep 1 m Avards .......... 2
SUSAID Has Very Sdlstaaial
Programmn: Lmwy.............
SBan "Old Policie Of Divide &
Exploit Hidon-Phillip.... 4
* Diffeeces With CIDA
Patched Up...................... 6
* AVT Projct In Grna ....... 7
* Blaie Wants More Paht
OnHaiti ....................... 8
* GSES To Educa Grenlr
On Indendence..... ..... 9
* Nutrition More The Jmt
Pouring In Cmicls......... 9
* Nes Shorts.................... 10


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MD -CZS AW A-D-S


N" EW GROUND WAS BROKEN
on February 8th vhen on the
occasion of the celebration of the
14th anniversary of Grenada's indepen-
dence, national awards vere presented.


Teacher.

Nurse


These were in tvwlve categoris, each
recipient being categorised as being the
"most outstanding" in that field.

*Recipients vere as follows:-


Elizabeth Gooding
Cecilia Cruickshank


Manufacturing Company


Caribbean Agro Industries Ltd


Sportsman


Sportswoman


Fisherman
Taxidriver


Youth-worker


Farmer


Policeman


Policewoman

Businessman


Dennison Thomas
Dannis Celestine

Joseph Hyacinth
Andrew Charles

Christopher Cato
Miriam Roden

Lloyd Dragon
Jennylene Dowe

Andre Cherman


Presentation of citations was made by Governor General Sir Paul Scoon at a military
parade and cultural sho at Queens Park on Monday 8th February.


day dealings vith
each other, he said.
FMamftntal
One of these values
was the rspon-
sibility of the
family, the Prime
Minister continued.
The fundamental ob-
ligations of the fam-
I ilymustbe reaffirm-
led and tise o i'
ioit whi iotmh w


the eighbourhood,
through successive-
ly higher levels of
society, providing
backing for the
efforts of each level
of nation-building.

"It has also been
suggested that re-
ligious belief, deep-
ly rooted in us,
provided the social


cohesion that en-
abled individuals
to band together to
help one another
survive", Mr Blaize
said, "I exhort you
to return to those
beliefs for the good
of this nation".
Taking part in the
military display
vere detachments


from United States
and British ships-of-
var visiting for the
occasion, and there
was a fly-pat of a
United States hei-
copter flying Gre-
ada's national flag.

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Th Grenada Newsletter Saturday February 13th 1988 Page 3

LAYq: WUA A L

VUy SUBSTANTALL


SIR JOHN LEARY CHARGE
d'Affaires at the United States
.LA..Embassy in Grenada, denied, on
February 2nd, that aid to the island from the
United States A ncy For International
development (USAID) had ceased.

"We still have a very large USAID
programme in Grenada", he said, "The total
level of aid is somewhat less than it was
imdiately after the intervention in 1983,
but, nevertheless, it is a very substantial
programme"
Mr Leary vas speaking in an interview vith
NEWSLETTER following signing of an
Agreement in which USAID will invest
some US$185,000 in a joint venture to
develop River Antoine Estate and diversify
its crops for the export market.
The River Antoine Project, he said, is the
result of a special programme financed by
USAID and called the High Impact
Agricultural Marketing & Production
Project (HIAMP).
Under the programme, HIAMP first
provides technical assistance to countries of
the Eastern Caribbean in order to seek
opportunities to expand and diversify
agricultural production, Mr Leary said, and
then gives assistance in marketing the
increased production.

"Personnel from HIAMP seek potential
investors from abroad", he said, "and
another part of the project is a trust fund
created to assist projects by putting equity
investment into the projects".
Mr Leary said current USAID aid to
Grenada is both in the form of direct aid to
the island and aid derived from regional
projects.
In direct aid, cash grants are given to the
Government to support the budget, he said,
and there are funds for a variety of
infrastructure oroiects. On the regional


Mr John Lesry
U.5.Chbarged'AfIetres,Brenode
basis, one project vhichbenefits Grenada is
the Presidential Tra inig Initiative under
vhich persons are sent to the United States
for various forms of training or academic
study. Ad

A spkesir for USAID disclosed to
NEISLETTER that, in 1987, nsr
Agreement3 signed covered direct aid to
Grenada of US$10.7 million vhile aid
from regional projects amounted to US$2.8
million.


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Page 4 Saturday February 13th 1988 The Grenada Newsletter

BAN "OLD LOLESE7 OF


"Why cant BWIA fly from London, England to Orenada ?"


M R KARL HUDSON-PHILLIPS
Q C, Chairman of the Board of
Directors of the Trinidad &
Tobago state-owred airline, BWIA, ha
urged the Government of Grenada to exert
diplomatic efforts to secure route rights
into Canada abd the United Kingdom.
Speaking on January 29th on the ocr.ain of
the opening of BWIA s rservations office
in St Georges, Mr Hudson-Philips said
recent experiences have shovn that many
small Caribbean states continue to
experience difficulty in obtaining the
necessary route rights to maintain and
expand their touristindustries.
"It is important therefore, that I bring to
your attention that, before BWIA can
operate between Grenada and either Carada
or the United Kingdom", he said, "Grenada
must first negotiate aviation bi-lateral
a -reants vith these countries and, after
that, designate BWIA as the carrier to
ipleplent its rights".
Canada has agreed that BWIA ca expand
its services from Toronto through
Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
countries, the Chairman said, provided
CARICOM members have negotiated the
necessary bi-lateral agreements and BWIA
has been designated as the carrier.
Both St Kitts and St Lucia have successfully
used this approach to gain BWIA's services
from Canada he said, and he urged the
Grenada Government to implement this
procedure as a matter of urgency.
"We must insist, as a Westindian people, on
not letting old policies of divide and exploit
militate against BWIA flying our people
v.rrever ve vant to fly", Mr Hudson-
Plilips said. "Why cant BWIA fly from
London, England to Grenada?"


MR KARL HUDSON-PHILLIPS QC

The fact that BWIA is not no flying that
route is an imposition, not only on BWA,
he said. but upon Grenda and all Caribbean
peoples Much greater diplomatic effort
is required to correct this situation, Mr
Hudson-Phili ps said, as, so far, the United
Kingdom has been reluctant to allov
expansion ofBWIA's services via and from
CARICOM countries to London, Heathrov
airport.
Why should there be this reluctance, he
asked, vhiie the United Kingdom airline,
British Airrays, has six points of entry
from Londorn into the E tarn Caribbean.
BWIA's international flights have been
operating into Point Saiies International
airport since that airport vas opened on
28th October i984. Thi airline nov has
daily flights to M; ut of Point Salines
and two eeSkly gfights to New York.
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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday February 13th 1988 Page 5


iTh



HE
Grena
I and a
Strangles point
which is seto
being set in t
three at the
the flag. In th
)triangle is s
iplete" nutm
carp, nutand

The golde
Ground repr
brightness o
and the va
friendliness
inadians while
Sof the people
be free. P1
ithe red is
preserve har


ECB3 OLS Ow


NATIONAL FLAG OF The national colours, red, gold and green,
da has a golden background appear on the shield vhich stands at the
red border. Tvo green centre of Grenada's Coat-of-Arms. The
it to a red circle in the centre in shield is flanked by an Armadillo (Dasypus)
ne of seven stars, the other six and a Rainier (Columba Squamosa), and
he border, three at the top and carries Columbus' ship, the "Santa Maria"
bottom of at the centre point,
left hand commemorating the is-
et a corn- land's discovery.
g, peri-
mace. The golden cross divid-
t ingrgthe scheld into four
n back- sections is symbolic of
events the national consciousness
f the sun The NtUonul Flngofrenoao of God vhile the lion
rmth and in the first quarter of
of Gre- the shield and re-
e the red stands for the fervour peated in the fourth stands for the strength
and their burning aspiration to and determination to face the challenges of
aced in the border of the flag, nationhood.


indicative of dedication to
aony and umty of spirit.


SThe green triangles symbolise fertility of
i the land, lush vegetation and the importance
i of agriculture to the economy.
IThe seven stars represent the seven parisheS
of the State of Grenada, comprising the
islands of Grenada, Carricou and Petit
Martinique, and represent also thae hopes
aspirations and ideals upon which the nation
is. founded.
iThe nutmeg is symbolic of Grenada's
Reputation as the Isle of Spice.



Z.








The Coat-or-Arms orf rpn ada
twsCoaciou Of oj A we AspirTre.
sum&da" Adranc As 0M oe eopte"


The Grand Etang lake
foreground here


is represented in the
also is placed,


Thenationfl Anthem
Hail Grenada, land of ours,
We pledge ourselves to thee.
Heads, eart and hands in unty
STo reach our destiny.
Ever conscious of God
Being proud of our beritige,
May ve in faith and courage
IAspire, build, advance
As one people, one family.
God bless our nation.


representing Grenada's traditional link vith
an agricultural economy, a cocoa pod and a
nutmeg pod. Also representing this link is a
stalk of corn on the left of the shield and a
bearing banana tree on the right.

The golden helmet has seven bars across the
visor representing the seven parishes, as
does the crest of seven roses set between two
sprays of Bougaivilea, Grenada's national
-over
p- 4'*of I Ii.


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DmFFIR CEZS


wImTH


CIDA PATCHEDU


UP


New CtMA &rrcnt I. a fivo ajur Programme


D" ifferenes
Swiththe Can-
adian Inter-
national Develop-
ment Agency
(CIDA) hav been
resolved and Gre-
ada's Cocoa Indus-
try is to benefit by a
further CIDA grant
of some C$4 to C$7
million in a five-
year programme.
Rkis
This vas disclosed
at a press con-
ference on Febru-
ary 3rd by Chair-
man of the Interm
Cocoa Board, Mr
Raymond Rush, and
he said the risk of
losing CIDA fund-
ing has been re-
moved.

"We had discussions
vith CIDA last
veek" he said
These were con-
ducted in a spirit of
mutual cooperation
and the basis on
vhich the negotiat-
ions vere carried
out was vhat vas
best for the Cocoa
Industry in Gre-
nada .
In August of 1981,
CIDA entered into
an Agreement vith
the Peoples Revo-
lutionary GOwr-
ment to provide a
grant of EC$20
million to finance a
Cocoa Rehabilit-
ation & Develop-
ment Programme.


Launched early in
1982, the Pro-
gramme as never
operated to CIDA's
satisfaction and, last
year after some
C$3.5 to C$4 mill-
ion had been spent,
CIDA threatened to
cut off funds at the
end of December
last,

Bone of contention
as, principally,
poor management
resulting from the
fct that the Cocoa
Industry vas in the
hands of tvo
separate bodies, the
Cocoa Rehabilit-
ation Project (CRP)
and the Grenada
Cocoa Association
(GCA), and a
merger seemed the
best solution.
There was some
resistance by the
Cocoa Association
to this solution but,
on October 28th
last, the elected
Cocoa Board vas
dissolved by Gov-
ernment and the
Intrim Cocoa
Board, headed by
Mr Rus, vas a
pointed ith
Leon Charles as
GCA Manager and
Mr Fitzroy James as
Project manager of
the CRP.
'"When the Interim
Board vas appoint-
ed ve vere given


the specific mandate
to effect amalgam-
ation of the oo
Association and the
Rehabilitation Pro-
ject" Mr Charles
told the press, "and
this ve will do by
September of this
year"
Activity
It is estimated by
GCA that some
10,000 acres (24%
of land under agric-
ulture) are under
cocoa production in
Greda, and that
this activity sup-
ports about 7,000
farmers directly
and approximately
30,000 people, or a
third of the populat-
ion, indirectly.
Because of several
difficulties includ-
ing aging plantat-
ions, poor field
management and
lov technology,
hover, annul
production has
declined steadily.

Statistics of the
Association shov
that, in 1976, pro-
duction vas marly
6 million pounds
but since then there
s been a 36%
decline vith 20%
taing place over
the lasttvo years.

The CIDA rehabilt-
ation programme is
expected to correct
this fall and, in spite


of the fact that,
generally, cocoa is
nov owrprodued
on the vorld
market, opportun-
ities for increased
sales of Granada
coco are ellent.

Mr Charles said
there are two types
of cocoa on the
market "bulk"
cocoa and "fin
flavour" cocoa,
Grenda producing
the latter type.
More bulk cocoa is
produced annually
than there is a
consumption de-
mmnd for, he said,
but "fimn flawur"
cocoa is in short
supply and, if it can
be produced, Gre-
nada could sell
muchmore than the
island markets nov.
OQffset
"We haw a type of
cocoa ve can con-
tine to sell', he
said, "and, if ve can
increase product-
ion, ve can offset
lover prices
through increased
volume"

Trinidad, Jamaica,
Costa Ricat
Ecuador, Papua
Nev Guiaa and
Sao Tome are some
of the other count-
ries vhich produce
"fine flavour co-
coa, Mr Charles
said, and consider-
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The Grenada Newletter Saturday February 13th 1988 Papg 7


A enter to pru c m met for

%Uis vetwate to proMvde emplotpmnt for 150 peopC.


A N AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED
on February 2nd involving
investment of ECSI.F million in
one of Greada's oldest rum distilleries and
sugar estates.
The signing took place in the office of
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize and the
investment is a three-way point venture of
the Agricultural Venture Trust (AVT), Mr
Ceylon Barclay a United States investor and
the DeGale family, owners of River
Antoine Estate.
Sir Fred Phillips, vell knovn Caribbean
barrister and Chairman of AVT, said at the
signing ceremony that the Trust, a funding
arm of the United States Agency For
International Development (USAID) was
established about 18 months ago.
"For the last year", he said,." we have been
trying our best to get off the ground and
have, at last, succeeded'.
The River Antoine project, which involves
crop diversification to serve the export
market, is the first AVT project in Grenada,
but Sir Fred said Agreements covering
venturesin Antigua, Dominica and St Kitts

COCOA From Pae 6
action is being given to approaching these
countries vith a view to promoting
marketing cooperation to ensure greater
control ofvorld prices.

Greada produces only 0.1% of total
world cocoa production, and 11% of
vorld "fine flavour" cocoa. Plans for up-
gring production include contracts vith
the Cocoa Research Unit of the University
of the West Indies and vith the Costa Rica
based Tropical Agricultural Research &
Training Centre (CATIE)
There are also incentive plans to
encourage farmers and the Cocoa
Association target over the next five years
is production increase of 30%.
EgpBgZa.>^i'Ka<^ ,-i^.iha ^ ZB^ss"roAi! i.


have already been signed and are to be
implemented shortly.
Prime Minister Blae said te project was
eammined and approved by the Industrial
Development Corporation anld e va
pleased to see implementation of a venture
which is expected to provide employment
for some 150 people.
According to a release from the United
States Information Service, in addition to
cattle raising and real estate development
Mr Barclay has successfully ovned and
operated a number of restaurants in
Colorado and New Hampshire. It is
understood that, in addition to maintaining
the production of River Antoine rum ing
the historic pot-still method, he vill open a
restaurant on the estate.
Sir Fred said that, in addition to Grenad,
Dominica, Antigua and St Kitts, here
Agreements have alreadyben signed, AVT
serves St Vincent, St Luci,
Barbados, Tortola and the Turks & Caicos
Islands.



During he "Seven Years' War", the British
Government decided to attack the Spanish at
Havana, Cuba, and a large expedition was
fitted out for the purpose.

The fleet vas under the command of Ad-
miral Sir George Pocock. With him were
15,000 soldiers commaded by General the
Earl of Albermarle, apn setting out from


The booty captured vas enormous, total
prize-noney amounting to nearly
750,000. But the division vas very unfair.
Admiral Pocock and the Earl of Albermarle
each received 122,697, each naval captain
got 1,600. The seamen and soldiers, hovw-
ever, received less t ea MaCI
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PaPe 8 Saturday February 13th 1988 The Grnada Newletter

BLAIZhE WAWS MOREI


ON WAIE

RIME MINISTER HERBERT Blaize
said in a TV broadcast on February
Ist that, as far as the situation inHaiti
is concernd, the most important thing for
thf Government of Grenada is the vell
being of the Haitians.

"There is no doubt, from the reports, that
the elections vere not as ve vould vish
elections to be held in a democratic and
cleary free position", he said, "but, ve
vere not there and many of the people vho
have said different things, some of them
vere not there".

The vord of the Crch Counil that the
elections vere not properly held is accepted,
M Blai said, and the Grenada
Government trusts that "some things could
be put right eventually, butit vould not be
right to take an extreme position and
condemn the elections without knoving all
the facts.
That vould be similar, he said, to the
codemation the rest of the vorld, not
knoving vbat Grenadians vere then
suffer leveled at the rescue Mission" of
0Wtoberl983.
The Greada Government is encouraged by
the call for the United Nations to eamin
th electoral process used in Haiti, he said,
to examine the situation and "see hov it
coiud fit the people of Haiti".
Th Grenada Government ill join ith the
Uipted Nations and the Caribbean
C unity to do everything to put Haiti
back on its feet Mr Blaize said, but vill
offer no condemnation because all the facts
hav not been obtained.
A press release of the opposition National
D ocratic Congress (NUC) condemns the
situation inm Haiti and in vhat appeared to be
a statement directed at NDC, the Prime
Minister said, those ho vishto condemn,
let them do so in their ovnvay".


Prime Minister
Herbert A Blalte


release says
in Haiti on
support of the


The NDC press
Government elected
January must lack
majority of Haitians.


tto
17th
vast


"In fat", the release says, "all available
evidence definitely shovs that those so-
called elections vere a total fraud a a
sham a disgraceful mockery of
democracy".

NDC supports the call of Prime Minister
John Compton of St Lucia for a rejection of
the Government "imposed upon Haiti
through those exercises and insists that the
Grenada Government state publicly thatthis
country "vill not recognse any regime
foisted upon the people of Haiti through
those vholly fraudulent elections".
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G dia o t germt


Grenadians do not germinate seeds, they
"hatch" them Nor do theythrov a pat
or run an errand, they "make a fte and
"make a message".
The origin of "hatching" tomato seeds is
obscure, but "makingaf and makinga
message" are literal translations of the
French, firee (make) une f6te (party)',
throv a party, and firee (make) un
message (errand)", ru an errand.
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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday February 13th 1988 Pagp 9


M6ZS TO EDUCATh





independence No1t nereljy 9e"n*
Abie To "Do your Own iT7hC9"
HE NEWLY fored being able to "do your ovn GSES vill offer profession-
Gremada Social and thin". at opinion on social and
Economic Society economic issues and
(GSES) vill arrange a panel "In an interdependent stimulate discussion on
discussion as part of its vorld", he said, "small issues related to Caribbean
programme to educate states like ours must Communityintegration.
Grenadans on the subject of emine ho independent
"independence" ve are and how independent Dr philip is Manager of
it is possible for us to be". Government's Agricultural
This was disclosed in an Rehabilitation & Crop
interview with NEWS- Launched on February Diversification project and
LETTER on February 12th 10th, the objectives of he has as hisVice-President,
by GSES President, Dr GSES include promotion Mr Fabian Redead, Man-
Winston Phillip, who said of, and encouragement of ager of Govermmnt's
Grenadians should under- application of the Industrial Deelopment
stand that being pendt disciplines of the social Corporati
does not merely mean sciences. .A


NUTRITION MOLE TEAM

bre profou ffeC oEMI CALS
Mibrs h"s 4 pVofownd efJfee on Mmurlteo


A FLUENT
Grenadians
(anad Weast.
indians) are more
susceptible to cert
am diseases than
people at the grass
roots level.
This opinion was
expressed to NEWS-
LETTER in an
interview on Feb-
ruary 12th by Dr
DenisBurkitt, prom-
inent British lec-
turer, then in Gre-
nada as a guest of
the St Georges Uni-
versity School of
Medicine.


"Nutrition is much
more than just pour-
ing chemicals in",
he said. "Fibre has a
profound effect on
nutrition, and the
diet at the upper end
of the economic
scale has far less
fibre then is found
at the lover ed"
"Fibre" is concen-
trated in the outer
coats of all seed
plants such as corn
and vblat, he ex-
plained, and is the
part of plant food
which is largely
unaffected by the


human
process.


digestive


No nutrition is
provided by fibre,
Dr Burkitt said,
and, initially, foods
vere "purified" by
removing it because
medical science had
not yet become
aware of its funct-
ion.
It is nov knovn, he
said, that, among
other things, fibre
favourable affects
the beneficial bact-
eria in the gut,
See MNU


regulates the speed
of the body's absorp-
tion of nutrients
(importanttodiabet-
ics), is wry helpful
in the control of
constipation and, by
regulating "acidity"
helps to vard off
bovel cancer and
gall stones.
"The vealthier
Grenadian, West-
indian and North
American is inclin-
ed to eat food which
is low in fibre
content", Dr Burkitt
said, "but poorer
RITION PaiM 1


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I NEWS SHORTS


General Hospita Receives


OrendiaChidran To OCt
Heart Surperv.


Project Hope and the United States Agency
For International Development have don-
ated an Ultrasonic Scanning Machine to the
General Hospital.

According to the Government Information
Service, this equipment, vhich cost
EC$170,000, was formally handed over to
the Minister for Health, Mr Danny
Williams, on February4th.

Red Crom Society Holds


Minister of Health Mr Danny Williams
opened a Grenada Red Cross Society
national seminar on February 1 Oth.

This seminar, vhich ran for three days, fo-
cused, among other things, on disaster pre-
paredness and the role of the Red Cross in
Government program

NUTRITION From Par 9
folk, unable to afford the 'refined' diet of
the western vorld, have a fibre intake
which is much more beneficial to their
health."
Dr Burkitt, vho is nov retired, as born
in Northern Ireland, qualified at Dublin
University and is a Fellov of the Royal
College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
University.
Tenty years in Uganda with the British
Medical Service gave him the
opportunity for study of the effect of diet
in the Third World as compared vith
vhat obtains in developed Western
communities.
He afterwards worked for 12 years vith
the British Medical Research Council on
the distribution of cancer, subsequently
enlarging his field to cover the
distribution of "Western diseases" and the
effects of diet on these diseases.
^^.,. ..- ..,^ ^^,, *.*...-., .


According to Dr F A Johnson of the St
Georges University School of Medicine,
nine Greadian children vill benefit from
surgery offered by The Rit Of Life
Programmed in the United States of
America.
Dr Johnson told the Government Inform-
ation Service (GIS) that the Programme has
a network of participating hospitals in the
states of Nev York and Nev Jersy,and
these hospitals take children from other
countries vho need heart surgery.
During the last week in January, Dr Joh:on
told GIS, 80 patients, mainly children vere
seen by visiting medical practitioners from
the USA.

EAOO 91cigih Visit

Tvo officials of the United Nations Food &
Agriculture Organisation (FAO) visited
Grenada early in February.

They are Mr Didimar Solderits and Ms
Tiko Watanabea and they held discussions
vith Agriculture Minister Mr Ben Jones
relative to FAO sponsored projects.


Qhm


Mp~a~cLrMi~o


Four members of an Appraisal Mission for
a West German Technical Project arrived in
Grenada on January 27th for a four day
stay.
Sponsored by the Pan American Health
Organisation (PAHO) and the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM), one of the
Mission's priorities is environmental
protection.
Mr Ronald Williams, PAHO engineer and a
member of the Mission, told the
Government Information Service (GIS) the


See NEWS SHORES EP 11


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NEWS SHORTS From Page 11


Mr Kumar, who is stationed in Trinidad
and vho has been High Commissioner to th
Republic of Trinidad & Tobagi since
August 14th 1987, vas appointed to the
Foreign Service onMay 11th 1959.
Mr Kumar paid courtesy calls on the Dean
of the Diplomatic Corps, Venezuelan
Ambassador Efrain Silva, on the United
States Charge dAffaires John Learyand on
Mr Graeme Roberts, th Resident British
Representative.
He called also on Prime Minister Herbert
Blaize, Minister for External Affairs, Mr
Ben Jones, and Leader of the Opposition Mr
George Brizan.

OQ AT Nw York
Ind, eaendnce Celebration

Governor General Sir Paul Scoon vas the
guest of honour at a function in Nev York
on F)bnruary 12th celebrating the 14th
Anniversary of Grenada's Independence
vhich took place on February 7th.
The function vas sponsored by several
organizations in New York including the
New York office of the St Georges Uni-
vrsit School of Medicine and the Carib-
bean ca Chamber of Commerce and
Industry.
Plans for the occasion vere made by the
"Nev York depeence Anniversary
Committee", and vere coordinated by Dr
Lam l Stanisla, Grenda's Ambassador
to the United Nations.


New Head Of Frnch
AgriculthralMisaTo


Mr


Jean-Luce Paul has taken up his
nment s te nea Head of the French


Agricultural Mission in Greada.
Among other services, the French Mission
has provided technical assistance to the
Ministry of Agriculture in the field of
pineapple cultivation and, to date, som
6,000 pinapple shoots hav been
distributed to farmers.

Mr Paul replaces Ms.Bridgt Perrin hose
assignment ended last October.

Blue Mahoe To lntovn
War QOuality & Qumatity

The Forestry Department has planted 50
acres of Blue Mahoe trees in the Anmr al
dam area in an effort to improve the quality
and quantity of the vater supply.
The planting project began in 1984 and,
according to the Government Information
Service (GIS), plans are to plant 800 acres
of Blue Mahoe within te uppr watershed
catchment of the Beausejour river above the



Davids, substantially increased th after
intake and reduced silt brought into the
dam.
The daily vater intake at the Anuadale
dam during the dry season is expected to be
increased by 7, 000 gallons.

Nautme SheH D~pmina
T A Probleam

Following complaints that nutmeg shells
dumped in the sea are threatening mari
life, a committee has been set up, and has
nov submitted a report to the Ministry of
Fisheries.


Aliser Fges Cynt-ia Haghes
13th February 1988
Printed & Published By The Proprietors
Aliter & Cynthia Hughes. Journalists
-Of Sct Stret. St Georges,Greuada, Westidies
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