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NEWSLETTER
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SVolume 16 Saturday 17th September 1988 Number 13




YUY WA LLEGA
"ThW list wus Irdwwn urp ngj the wrong person
a tkh wron"i time ani for the wrong purpose"
IT IHE DEFENCE IN THE MAURICE BISHOP MURDER APPEAL
i _charged in Court on Ai.gs.t 29th that. the .2 persons empaneled as the jury th the
I 1J Murder Trial did n,.t, n law, c-nsatuti a jury.
Th argument vas made sitting of the Court prior
Sby Defence Counsel, Mrs to Auust. 29th_, being
Jacqijulin Sanuels- I 10th last, and the
SBrownr, and she said that number of sittings before
on three counts, the 12 August 2%th being eight)
persons vere chosen days.
From a list which was Mr Member
illegal, j 3 Mrs Samnets-Brwvn re-
I r niinded the Court that the
The list was drawn up j jurors list li,3 been


by the wronr person at
the wrong time and for
the vrong purpose", she
sdl'"1


MR JUSTICE J
"R .usT I rcE j


The Appeal Court is
comprised. of Mr Justice 0 F H.',mez
(President), Mr .Ju tice Rex MKw and Mr
i Justice Sir Frederic: Smith.
Killing
I Before the Court are 17 per:.-ins ,-.niciteo
iof involvement in the n :hi~e-,mun of
SPrime Minister Maurice Bishop and
members of his Cabinet on 19th October
I1983.
1 i
i 1 Furteen of these persons, in'c! i0 f ri', 'rnjeT'
i Deputy Prime Minister Be'nArd C-.ir'd .;id
Ihis wife Phyllis, have been .-riderrir:eo th
hang for murder, vbile the other three are
serving long prison sn-teri s for man-
SLlaughter.
i The sentencrs were hxrJed dovwn on 4tji
December 1986 by Trial Judige Mr Dennis
SEyron, and hearings of the Appeal started
Sonh 30th May last. Since thaf date, hearings
Shave contied interirr-riltlv _- l.-t


drawn up by the Regifs-
trar, Miss Denise CarIp-
bll, who, irmnediatel1
before her appointment
o F HAVES as Registrar, had been a
... member of the Prosecut-
ing team in the Murder Trial.


That f.ct, Mrs Samuels-Brown said, is
enough to, create suspicion of bias and made
See APPEAL Page 2
SIN THIS ISSUE
Page
a* Defence Says Jury
Was Illegal--....--........---........ 1
a Don't Blame Us : Ramsay...... 3
I Brizan Condemns Blaize's
"Management Style"......... 9
I* GTC And C & W To Merge-. 11
GHA Calls On Government
[I To "Level" With Nation .... 12
S* Gifford Concerned Over
Human Rights In Grenada. 13
Government Not Shoving
Commitment To Tourism... 14
:=,j Nevs Shorts-..---...........--- 15
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IAPPAL room Page 1
Mliss Campbell the wrongg person to have
drawn up the list of prospective juror?.

The Defence Comusel said the h-v demands
that the list be drawn up before t iittiin of
Sthe Court. A list was, indeed, drawn up
before the sitting, but the Trial Judge had
found it v,;-s illegally prepared and ordered
a new list mrnde. That second list, Mrs
Samuels-Brown said, was drawn up after
Mr Bvron's Court be;am sittir, and tat,
acco.irig to law, was the "Trc'ri.r" tine.
Instructions
SOn tfe third "wrong" contt -agaiasI the list,
Mrs S?e1mue!-Browr said thitlid. dli:- n' up
on the Trial Jud.ges instructi-.rie hiJ been
prepared especially for the Maurice Bish,':.p
Murder Trial. According to law, she
saud, the list should have been dr.r n up for
a sitting of the Court and, having been
dravnr up for a specific c..-se, it had been
prepared for a wrong:" purpose.

IMrs Samuels-Brown argued also that, in
any cae., the list hiad rnot been precred as
Stipulated by the law.

J E:.pltnr-g, she said tha.t. the law diemand.s
That, in preparing the list, the frs', rname
tslecwed must be the first nn'r hJlste
iarlhabeticcdly under "A" in the Jury Book
ad t ext must be the last rname under
"Z". The third n.mre mi us be the second
listed unter "A", the third must be the onie
b fore last listed under "Z", and so on until
the required number have been :elected

The Defeice Cormsel remindxlu the Court


jthat NOU persons hat teen select for the
list and she pointed out that name had be en
taken fr'omr the Jury Book from under tihe
letierP "A", "W", "B" "T" and "V". ThIre
are 2I 0 n.:-aies collectively in the Ju.r Book
under thb-se five letters of the iplhabet, she
aid, and, if the names had been e!ecte as
stipulated by the la1 the required 140
rnams c,:ud have been selected from thimr
Evidence
;She ..Allege,, however, that 90 of the 140
narmnes were drawn from under the Ip.ters
"C" to "S" -ad he aru that this is clear
e .id.erce that the list had not been ifr awni up
I fMlolnmg the method required by !aw.

iMrs S.mniaues-Brovn subinttied rl., ag.aint.
This bach:round, the 12 persons selected.
from the list could not and did not consritrute
La iur with jurli:rtion to gi7ve a e:'it in


the Murder Trial.


"They did. not return a verdict", she said, "It
w.is merely an opinion given by a loose
groupp of per':.im, and the Appeal Court
should reject it."

-Thirteen barristers, led by Jamaican Coun-
s.el Mr Ian R..-anjy, appear for the Defence
vhile the Pirosecution team is led by
Trirnidadian b.rri.ster Mr Karl Hudson-
Phillips Q.C.

When the Court sat on te following day,
Augu.- 30th, Presid.ent HayTnes,asked the
Defecr,_ to give thoriught to the aspect of a
certain c:,ri..'.equence which might arise if the
Defence is ticce Sful in having the Court
declare the tri-al nll! ind void.
Referred
He ref'rrpd to .:.ie of the accused originally
charg-d. R-ebt'rn Nelson, who was found
not g.mity and diu:._h.rged

"If we decl.:are si trial rnll anid oiand
qu;sh the eneninces of these 17 people now
in the dock". P. fr Ha-e.s aked with a smile,
"':il we also lhr':? to quash the discharge. of
P -jlurn tNelts)n- and bring him back ?"

The Judge's query c.m-e1 in the course of a
pr eent.ition Oy Mrs Sramuel-Brown, vh.:
.continued to put forward arguments she had
st.ated on the day before.

In reply to Mr Haynes, Mrs Samuels-Brovwn
said it "'..as not necessary to go as far as
th-i" arnd, in fairness, s seaid, the Pr'ose-
cution fho tld not take any tion against
fel-o;n if the Trial is declared null and void

C-.ntimung her itt.ick on the validity of the
Tril :jIuy, hie .atleed that so many errors:
had been nude in .electing and impanelling
that. iu2yV that is was as though there was no
jury at all.
Deaf
Mr Hat~s?' did not accept that. There was
a case, he ii in which it w f.a found that
one of the ji1r:r~ was both deaf rid. dumb,
but tih.; ha-d not resulted in halving th trial
d -:l .:T. n~r ll and. vid and the conviction set
aside.

"I hiw? diffi'i.',y i h vithe proposition ,h:-it.
they (the jir.u' at. lhe Trial) were not a jury
because tlhei' were not properly selected",
seP fPPAL_. Pe 4







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O]NT





US

C COUNSEL FOR THE DEFENCE
in the Maurice Bishop Mur-
derAppeal rTesp:ndel in Court, on
September 9th, to charge,: by the Appe~
Judges that they (the, Defeice) are Slowing,
*owr-. t.he hearing of the Appeal by the
repetitious nature of the s,.bniissi,;;s beihiE
made.

"We find this attribution of blame surprising
and unacceptable in viev of the effort of
Counsel for the Defence to be both as
thorough ad concise as possible inl .i. is a
massive Appeal involving many unique and
substantial issues", Mr Ian Rrmry, Leader
of the Defence Tearn, said in a prepared
statemepnt
Commented
Mr Ramsay reminded the .Jges tat, at. the
end of the last Appeal -herings in June. Qle
Court had -conunented f- %:.;ir:.Tl' on the
time-saving achieved by methods ad>pVd by
Defence Counsel in presenting their
ar~.jrnrts

The Defe:nc e had also cooperated, Mr
Ramsay said, by arTeein-, to e: -i~ed ',ur,
of sitting, but it is ivritable, he -i:nr.ait-e_,
that some of the grownds zof appeal "vill
req..uire greater p:rticip.;:tton".

Mr Farnay said tblne for d:1-v pr,- "ress of
the hearing htas also been attr ib.1ed t:o I:
Court beimg "too ognerous t. L.eielce}
Counsell, but, he said, this *:.,tl1:-.::, the
true nature of wihat ha.pperi in the App,-
C.,ourt.

"A cinslideirable part of "- e... sub-
nissi:,or are a direct e:ldec..vT:,ur to arniser
queiAcns frequently posed by '-e Court
fr-:m *mr t to time", he "We ': .-nm
this as itis the "'ry he;.'* c r he-- in i


MR IAI RStiAYV


---

d.u course ve prop :;e to submit to the
Court a '"rbatim copy of the fir-st
tr.-iscript. of the .ar.g ients which vill
de<:.aL.rate r/hat is stated above".
Paramount '
Wha,'-er the sources of theC complaints, Mr
P-..sy said, the paramount duty of
Ccu~i:li to his client is constant and vell-
e;,:.l. :-- and it is not a duty from 'which
C,.:rel can pr pely .,hdrr.

The DT ferice has filed 38 grounds of appeal
ii .. wven the Court aliourrn' on
Se-pre-i- r 9th, there had been 18 days of
hearrigs and .argm~enfs had been put
f :rv.:i;-. relative to 5 grounds.



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APP-AJL From Pge 2
he said. "People who have been convicted
must not be allowed to escape on a tech-
nicality of law".

Mrs Samuels-Brown was followed by
leader of the Deferne Team i.j can
barrister Mr !an Ramrsay, and. one of the
Ipoxints raised by him vas the appointment of
Mkis Denise Campbell as Registrar.

immediately before her appointment, Miss
Campbell had been a member of the
Erosecuu:-m Team and the Defence -iie~S:
lhat the jury was not selected by her in
accordance with provisions of the law.
Prejuiite
SBecause of this "illegal" seiecli:n, against
Sthe background of Miss Canmpbell's
jpre.vaio.u association with the Pr'ri.ecution,
jMr Rc.-asay charged that the Court nmust
:comnider that prejudice against the .:r.ct-ed
was im.ivoed

"There is an inescapable i ference of bias",
bhe said "Miss Campbell is a batrrister, an
educated person, but she chose to select the
array of jurymenin a manMer vhich
e:-lud.ed persons vwho were ernitled. to be in
the .'rray and include persons who were
I not.".

.Mr H.c..s rerrmnded Mr :.an.msi that Miss
CT~.tipi:! I had not had an opportunity to
explain the alleged irregularit.je;, 0ecau.e
the Pro-secution had argued successfully
Before the Trial Judge that the challertgei to
Sthe array and jury had not been made at the
Ipr.oper time.

iMr Rvianav said he was aware of This and
expressed surprise that the Pro:secuti.on had
ncot alor.'ed so important a Ti-ntter to be
cleared up. ii
Validity
Over the nest two days, Wed.rsday August
31 st .;d Thursday September 1st, and into a
part of Friday September 2nd, the Defence
continued to attack the validit. of the jury,
ar-.uments being put forward by Defence
Coimsel Miss Norma Linton and Messrs
C.arence Hughes, Maurice Tenn, Glen
CruicksharA7, A J Nicholson, Earl Witter,
DeL.mio Harrison. Maurice Fr.:rd:s,:n,
I Carirton W ilihams and Nigel Hug-hes.

btNe'v arguments vere introd~.ed on
I2eptermbper 2nd when Defernce Coursel, Mr
!


Hovard HamiltonQ. C., told the Court that
both the trial judge, Mr Dennis Byron, and
the Prosecuti.,n Team, headed by
Trinidadian barrister, Mr Karl Hu son-
Phillipr Q C, had failed in their duty to
ensure that the 18 accused. persons ere
gu ranted. a fair trial.
Duty
"There existed pre judicial matters known to
the Court and Pr;osecution which imposed
on them a bounden duty to take remedial
action to ensure the rights of the accused to
a f-ir trial he said.

j -


KR KARL .U11r-ON-PHILLIPS QC


Mr H.:mi'ltoirn told the Court that be has in
his .:;"es;.-':i n published press reports to
-resent to th C.:ur-t, of which reports the
Trial ui ,-i h ad. k:.vtid. ge and. which
si.i'id. have prr. 'npted the Judge to take
action to ensure that the jury had not been
biased a~.iurst the 'rccised by these reports.

"It mill be submitted", he said, "that tlh
failure to t -:e any action in this connection
rendered mn.y r-ubse-quent trial to be merely a
hollow fon-ralir ,it".
Inadequate
Mr Hamilton said that there was so much
prejudicial matter publishedl that, in this
cas~, the "tradit.i::-il" remedies for dealing
vih suh s :.situ.4 ?.i.i .l were inadequate. It
A,/,,Id i2.,. iha',:e beeii sUfficient. to move the
trial to .in'ther veinue, adjourn the trial for
a period of time, or confine the jury and
'arn them aI.:isi t the possibility of being
pr_ ic7.: ed. a
S- -r"TM. Pag. 5








The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 17th September 1988 Page 5


APPEAL Fr Page 4
What should have been done, he said, is that
each member of the jury should have been
closely questioned by the Trial Judgei in
order to find out whether any possible bias
existed against the accused
Miscarriage
"Thiasvas nbt done", Mr Hamilton said,
"and the failure of the Proseo-uton and the
Court gav rie to a nmsc.u'riag of justice,
the result of which can lead :jny to a
quashing of the convictions."

After the weekend, -henr the Court. at. a in
on Monday 5th September, Mr Hamilton
told the Court that ad.er.s publicity against
his clients had. been orgaied on a massive


and in Trinidad which had published what
be considered to be offending articles and
ediftrials, Mr Hamilton gave examples of
the "prejudicial material". He also quoted
lyri's of calypsos vhich, he said, also
offended

With reference t the alleged orchestration
of adverse publicity against the accused,
Mr Hamilton said there are seven themes
which run ihroughl the articles, c,:,pies of
which he subrritted to the Court.
Assumption
The first is the assumption that it vas the
accused vho gave the order for the killings
and the se-rcod is that that order vas given
-" "


|sr..le because ,te aci.




" Eanminafton of arti-
-le. and the themes
hich appeared in ..
Them in various regional -.,'.: '
papers in different counitnes-
sho;ws an orche station na., '^
AoosSal scale, e be. &%d.
. .. ......... .. .... ,, . .







!The Defenze Courel ;tk tt* Appe-al
icoirt to find that there as over.Uhlig
!pre judiial matter appetarin in the presy
bt'efore the Murder Tril:in;d -there v gre.t. and "yrut2hle.'".
rot.i ability that any jury ei-p.u-ll d in the
murder Trial 'v :'ud have deeel:ped a bias The third thi
.against the tccu'ed. OcT.ber 1 th 1
di e'elopel d out
The Trial Jud.ge did not e:am.n7ne e?.ch furor fourth, ;,ha tl
lito establish W .tethBr r ir n, -i.uh -i ~ e:i...~ d for the "siaug
r Hamilton said and the ,.uy ad not been ians"
r :.,perly warned agzainZ tthe develop- ment.
of bias as a result of what the-y mna have That t .e .'acc'
Read in the ne wspaper or e.ard on the ,er.renmistt" is
ir. i.). tat. te a ,c-
.W arning v., t'hey er
MIA Hanmiltc- said the .I. uj's ul-i.ilIU n up of the Pe':. res
of the case to the jury had taken 791 pa.igs and the -e-*en
of the official record, and of ti ;u only 4 expressed inev
pages were devoted to a varningj to the jury. -ccu sed.

The Defence Counsel said I bs.: thit, EPfc.rp the Coi
a:ltl:ough the Trial Judge must h-e been Sep iber 5th


aare of the prejudicial cmiaerial vrich w1 a
teing published., bh gwae no varrding, t., Ite
frrdia in that connection

SM:ning newspapers in _-'e;,: Bb,':,:,


Tkstice J 0 F
H.rrii',,rl on
;ASr uni-.rA..


-used were pover hungry
#.. ,%.^ ^ ?$ %.
,// ".; /,,'. . ::..,


eme is that the events of
983, the date of the murder,
a "palace coup", and the
e accused vere responsible
hter of hundreds of Grenad-

Evil
Lsed are "evil, ideological
the fifth them, the sixth is
sed were absolutely ru.thess
e in power during the regime
Rev:.olutionary Goverir-nent,
th theme is an assumpti:..n,
ery article, of the guilt of the


irt rose on that day, MAontiday
SPresident of the Court, Mr
Hayrles comIpliimented Mr
is clear presentation of his


See APPEAL Pag 6


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Page 6 Saturday 17th September 1988 The Grenada Newsletter
APPEAL ram Page 5


"He has helped us a great deal", the Judge
said, "and he has avoided repetition. I cant
say the same of all those who addressed us
last week. There was much too much
repetition in some cases and there is no need
for that before a Court of this experience".
Muzzled
President Haynes said a Trial and Appeal
are costly things He did not want those
who h:.id brought the Appeal to think their
SCounsel as being muzzled, but he felt
Matters could move faster than they were
Doing then and it was his hope to conclude
the hearings before the end of this year.



ii : : 7:ii 7:ii 7;i .. :. . .




Mr H.amiton vound up his arguments on
September 6th, giving the Court examrples-
of the type of questions which should have
been put to the jury.

These include queries as to whether the
j.,r,.r was a participatory in or spectator of
any of the events vhich took place on ihe
Idav of the murders, and whether the iJur'.r
ibeiieved that, in spite of anythire heLhe had
heard, read or seen concerning the case, it
was still possible to give a fair hearing to the
Accused based on the evidence
Killed
Mr Hami'ltcn suggested also that the juror
should be asked whether hieshe, or anyone
connected with the juror, had been badly
treated by the Peoples Revolutionary
Government, and whether the juror tis
related or connected to anyone involved in
the case, either as a vitness or defeninJcar or
vho vas killed or injured on the day of the
murders.

Deeence Counsel, Mr A J Nich:,ls,:n, told
the Court on September 7th that the Trtal
Judge had a duty to advise and .asist the
ia:Cused persons who, frim early in the
trial, had dismissed their lawyers and were
Before the Court undefended Mr
INicho-lsc.r raised the question as to whether
the Judge had discharged that duty.

"An accused. person vho elects to defend


himself does not forfeit his rights", be said,
"and the trial judge........has a duty to give
an unrepresented person the necessary
information and advice to ensure that that
person has a fair trial".

Defence Coaunsel, Mr DeLano Harrison,
addressed the Court also on the subject of
prejud.icial publicity, and. broke ew
ground. when he referred to the signed
c.:nfessions by some of his clients, which
confessions are a part of the evidence in the
Trial.


Ti i accused, he
said, have stead-
.. ... .. fasty maintained
that these colnfess.rios were not volmutarily
given The Appeal Court must ask itself a
"subjective question", he said, and that is
whether the Judges are content to let matters
stand as they are or whether there is not
sie "lurking doubt" vhich makes them
-.'-'nder vhethe' an injustice has not been
done
Rejected
President of the Court, Mr Justice J 0 F
HRarte, rejected thatargument.

" find it difficult to accept that, e must be
guided by a '!hrking doubt'", he said. '"Our
judgeriment must be based on the evidence.
We cannot play hunches".

Defense Counsel, Mr Earl Witter, charged
that the Trin. Judge had been vrong to
proceed with any part of the trial when the
thenn) accused ere lawfullyy absent" from
IhE CourtroOm.

Referring pe:.ificllty to the empa.we ent
of the jury, Mr Witr it said the Trial Judge,
Mr Justice Denrlr Byron, had proceeded
vith ithi opprairtion while the accused were
absent from th6- Court room, serving
sentences for Contempt of Court.

"To e:.clude an accused person from the
empanellnent procedure to the extent that
he is neither a partcipantin nor a witness to
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 17th September 1988 Page 7
APPEAL From Pafre 6


the procedure", he said, "is to strike at the
Liver fundamentals of the whole concept of
Trial by jury."

Continuing his argument on September
8th, Mr Witter said the Trial Judge had
fallen into "fatal error" when he excluded
the accused from the Court Room and
proceeded with therial after he had con-
victd. the accused of Contermpt of Court.
Duty_
"Having caused the accused to be removed.
[from Court and irmprisorod. for Contempt
of Court", he said, "it was the duty of the
iJudge to adjourn the proceedings and take
the trial no further until the accused had
served their sentences".

Mr Witter's charges refer to incidents
which took place in the opening stages of the
Maurice Bishop Murder Trial. The
background is as follow s.

On April 15th 198%, -hen ihe jury had not
1yet been empanelled, the Defence team
withdrew from the trial, .ar,:urncing that
?they had been instructed to do so by their
Clients. On the folwclving day (16th),
When an attempt was being made to o:btLin
pleas from the accused persons, they
instituted a process which vas to bconme
I their standard practice throughout. the trial.

Clapping, starqririn and chani)ing, they so
disrupted the proceedirs. thaV the Jud6ge
ordered that they be rem,.'ed from the
Court. Brought back in, orn by one, they
were convicted of Contempt. of Court and
sentenced to prison until 9.30 am the
following day.

When the Court sat on the following day
(17th) one of the accused, former Deputy
Prirme Minister Bernard Coard, :ilecd on
the Judge to subpoenmi Preidjejt R,-.naltd
Reagan, U.S.Secretary of State Ge:.rge
Schultz and U S Secret.-:ry of Defenie
Casper Weinberger to testify. And Coard
said he did not intend to be tried in a "secret
trial" by an "urkonsmtituti:- nal Court".


i will continue
proceedings", he said.
put me in leg ir.-an an
and hang me, but I wi
kangaroo Court".


to disrr'it these
"You can .z a me,
d handicufff, try me
ll not take part in a


The threat was carried out on the following
day when the Court erupted into scenes
which conjured u visions of Cwival.

It started when an attempt was made to
impanell the jury. Clapping, chanting and
stam pinm, the accused brought the
prolceedirigs to a halt until they were
removed from the Courtroom. There was
a suggestion then by the Prosecution that
they be kept out but the Judge said he would
give them "one further chance".


BERNARD CARD


Wfen they were returned, however, the
disruption was resumed and it was then that
Jud P- yro-'n sentenced them to prison, once
morre, for Contempt of Court.


In thi-ir absence the jury was
and riempanelled and it is this
Mr Witter challenged.


then selected
action which


In his address, the Defence Lawyer said the
persons on trial had become "frustrated"
because the Trial Judge had. not paid
attentionn to their complaints and also had
not allowed an adjournment of the Trial
which had been requested.
Understandable
"This s what led the accused to protest", he
.aid, "and, in the circumstances, their
reaction is understandable and not
=il'eas' .nat le".

Mr 7Titter said that, faced with the
disruptiornS, Judge Byron improperly
e:r- ed tis discretion aind should not. hae
iem- *'4 the accused from the Court

-Queried by the Judges as to what should
have been done, Mr Witter said one option
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would have been to bind and gag the dis-
ruptingr accused.
Practice
"Are you serio:u 7", the President of the
-C:urt. Mr Justice Havnes asked him. "Let's
be practical That sort of tihir1,n may
happen in United States Courts but wiat 'we
are dealing with here is the practice min
British Courts".

:Tle PrLident said hi if the accused
per-scns hlad been bound and gagged L1: Mr
Witter -u.gested, there wo.xuld then have
been n n ,:utcry about "in12irman tr eftment "
and a lot of conplainirg ttrers in the pres -.
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held outside of the Court.

When the jury ws beigir ernmp; elled, Mr
Witter sa2d, if .i:y of the a.cus. viwshed to
challenge a juror, the P.egistr:-r could have
tbeei used to rely the chaillen i e from where
the accused were being hild, "if the u.ge
has assured nhiseloff the t:'svwcrthiness'
of the P.e .tr ir".
Challenges
Ctha.ltlerls coiMi alo e handled, hea said,
by bri,;-n.- the ou'tictldir accused back
int,, the Court to make the chllen.e.


Mr Wil.ter ccrntinued to address the Court one .m l m ovisi-e hitter said. He
on September 'th ; a, at oi tio did .: reco e their iividul
President of the Comrt, Mr Jutic H.-,.' per'nhities and rights. )m C mayhave
lost patriere vith him. The tident wished to participt'- in the trial but, by
:,-cc .reld. hen Mr Hapes asked ,Mr Witter treating them as oe, the Judge deprived
hwjiet.r, in Mr Witter's opir- r te them all of heir r._hts"
behi;:avioiuj of the :'ccased, at the trial the ,rir i t 'e r
-- 'Earlie.: iQn tle tr.,,ceedni t Es Mr Witter
stamig, clapping and lhtin had been. o p te
in effect, a C:,nternrt ofCourt. sug .ed th., i of pttig the


IA 'it-r. 'E reply vwa that he "v: .jd make
Sno ccO-'.en.s )t to ihat

"Lets face the matter", Mr Haynes rEtrWnd
"Every lawer in this Court kno:s that it
.'t ,r'nt-empt. Will somebody pl~ae t;il
hilm (Wtteri) Ik.t to was.tg tinte on what is
obvious".
Duty
Continuing his a.rgnments, Mr Witter
charged that, when the (then) accused were
chant'in, clapping and stamping to the
extent that they had to be taken from the
Court room before the trial ccx.,id pr.-:ceed,
the J.udge still had a duty to th-em

He should have eriured, Mr Yt.itir said,
!that "th pr.eding were on,'e- to~ i.he
enLCes of tr accused, vhbther the accused


I I
vai ;:ted to hei-a' the prciedings or ,ot'".

iTds the Defice Counsel s.:did, c,-ud have
Ibeeu done by ihMving a :nicrc'phone in the
ICourt ro:o'm .l:nd, f-*lugh an ranplifier ..-Mu
lorudspeal:er, iha.r' the proceedmny reae't


ztc clw-. uJL 01 yl Cl 1 our r o.-.. i, JUE 2,
':-.uld hav1e erered. the use of "physical
restraints" to rtop the .::cuSe-' fro ndisrupt-
in-t the pr.--oceedi.tngs in Court.

Pressed by tj .I' Jdges to say, preciely, what
physicall restr-int" he had in mind, Mr
Witter s'i there are "devices" which could
have been used.

'.h.it ,'i-r. "es President H.iems asked
"You soutd like the p:,li.ici.ai who say
G.'VErirInenf rust devi:-. mean-s to assist the
.?lrt-.-nv biut c-... say what those means
Straightjackets
Mr Witi te is-aid t.r i:.iht-Lf. :kee and. gags
cO ii have ttn. ::.sed, but Mr Hay.nes said lihe
is "noti .atc.r ted to that".

Bef :-re the Court ad jo.-ned that day,
Sept-ember 9th, 2'resnli Hayne.s .arnmoui-
ed tlha the next h-r':;. of t,'.e'. Appe. ls.
will c*l:e-:s:i':le on Sets!ie :c 28th aid :il
c':'..tinuie mtil r C'c'be& After that,
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S R GEOR6E BRIZANH u IR HERBET .A. BLAZE
OPPOSITION LEADER PRIME MINISTER



(The P.M.) "put all his old 'tNP
Jaitth uls' in promiinnt positions"
Mr GeorReo a had ihd realistic ernnent and came rnet schemes the
Brizan,45, hopes for a majpr as "gestures of good putforward to Gov-
Leader of boost of their econo- vill" rather than in- ermnent could not
the Opposition in my through United vestments attracted be implemented.
the Grenada House States investment by initiatives of the
of Representatives and an increase in Grenada Govern- Mr Brizan, who was
and Political Leader tourism. ment. a Cabinet member
of the National Influx in Prime Minister
Democratic Con- These hopes have One of the problems Herbert Blaize's
gress (NDC), said in not been realized, he facing Grenada, the New National Party
an interview vith said, because, be- Leader of the Oppo- (NNP) Govern-
NEWSLETTER on fore they spend sition said, is that innt, resigned
September -12th that monry, investors the investors who fromNNP early lasi
Grenadians must be want to see a period have comn to the year and said, in the
grateful for the of "good, serious island are not interview, that the
United States led government" vhich "developers" vith main reason for his
military interven- would be an indica- liqiditv. There has leaving the party
tion of 25th October tion of stability. been, he said, an was "the manage-
1983. infl,xv Rf ,r, .y- irunt tT lo" ^f tIh


"If we were not
given the assistance
we received in
October 1983", he
said, "I bet we
would have seen one
of the worst Stalin-
ist/Markist/ Lenintst.
governments in the
history of the coun-
try. And, who
knows ? I myself
may not be alive
now".

Mr Brizan said that,
following the inter-
vention, Gren-adi-ans


Between 1935 and
the present time, he
said, there has been
no significant for-
eign investment in
the tourist industry
generally and the
hotel irnustry in
particular
Fev.
A few mranufact-
uring, enterprises
have coume to the
island, Mr Brizan
said, but these ?were
set up under the
"twin plant" pro-
er~ainme of the
.?Pr to Rican Gov-


ters" with no fin-
ance capital of their
own ar.d who expect
to borro'v one hund-
red percent of their
investment from a
lending agericy.

The policy of
lending agencies,
Mr Brizan said, is
that the borrower
must put up a pro-
p''rticnr of the cap-
ital Invpstment and,
because these "pro-
ri.tern" could not
meet that require-
ment, the invest-


Prime Minister.
Empi
As an example of
Mr Blaize's "man-
agemern style", Mr
Brizan referred to
the fat that NNP is
a merger of three
political parties
which got together
to fight the General
Elections of 1984.
Mr Blaze had been
Political Leader of
one of the merging
Parties, the Grenada
National Party
(GNP), and Mr
Set- B 7AH P&tV 1I


~r- an. A ln ~


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Brizan said that,
after NNP's election
,victory, Mr Blaize
displayed the "man-
agen; nt style" to
vhich be (Brizan)
objects

"What the Prime
Minister did was to
use the authority the
Constitution gives
him to put all his old
'GNP faithfuls' in
prominent posit-
io0s", he said,
"rather than to
Make use of the best
available expertise
in the country".
Problem
The Leader of the
Opposition charged
that the NNP Gov-
ernent .provides
neither leadership
nor inspiration to
Grenadans. This is
a major problem
acting the country
at the present time
be said, and another
is "vastage" at the
educational level.

There is a high per-
centae of student
failure, e charged,
With "drop-outs",
mat~pringr and.
lack of perform-
ance. This situat-
ion, he continued, is
due to lack of
leadership at both
the schox! level and
the level of the
SMinistry of Educat-
ion. Contributing
also, he said, is the
fact that there is no
teacher triramng and
there is a rapid turn
over of the teaching
staff.

Confronted vith the


report that he was at
one time politically
aligned with the
New Jewel Move-
ment (NJM), Mr
Brizan denied that
he is a "leftist".

'" don't know hat
people mean by
'leftist' ", he said.
"We do a lot of
violence to ideas in
the modern world.
If you say I do not
share the ideologi-
cal views of the
Prime Minister vh
is to the far right, I
agree, but you
cannot say that I am
'leftist' in the
traditional ternin-
ology of the word".

Mr Briz~.r said
there are certain
policies of Maurice
Bishop's left- ing
Peoples Revolution-
ary Government
(PRG) vhich he
would endorse
This includes the
PRG programmes
on housing, prim-
ary health andA
school book assist-
ase to lov income
earners
Advocates
He is very much in
favour offree enter-
prise and is totally
opposed to state
control, he said, and
he considers himself
one of the foremost
advocates of the
building up of the
local entrepreneurial
class.

"I am not talking
about a snall elitist
entrepenetu-li
class", he said, "but


a large entrepen-
eural class here
hundreds of people
all over the country
are given the oppor-
tunity to enter into
business ard make it
viable. Without
This, you cannot
develop" -
Pragmatic
The Leader of the
Opposition says be
is neither "socialist"
nor "capitalist" and
does not want to be
tagged either way.
He believes, he says,
in designing "a set
of pragmatic poli-
cies" vhich will
bring the greatest
good o the greatest
nLumber of pe-)fple.

The irrwilt of the
country at the
present time, he
said, is frustration,
and this is because
of the high cost of
living the in-
fighting in the
ruling NNP, the
high level of
unemployment, the
lack of the Expected.
irflu.x of inve-st iennt
after the 1983 inter-


vention and the
fajtre of the NNP
Government to pro-
vide Grenadians
vith leadership.

Mr Brizan said he
expects the Prine
Minister to call
General Elections
towards the end of
next year but cir-
cmistances may
force Mr Blaize to
go to the polls as
early as January
1989.
Elections
The last elections in
Grenada vere held
on 3rd December
1984 and, according
to the Grenada
Constitution the
next elections must
be beld no later that
28th March 1990.

In the last elections,
NNP had a. ladslide
victory, capturing
fourteen of the
fifteen seats in the
House of Represent-
atives. Since then,
defections have
reduced the Govern-
ment majority to
nirmisix.
Ei^


A fey traces remain today of the linguistic
"fotpriits" of Grenada's original inhab-
itants, the Amerirdians.

Two Amerindian words, still in use today,
are cormiiec.td vith food prepar-aiori, the
first being "Can-ah-ree", an earthevare
cooking pot. The -other is the vord "Cs-
ah-reap", the kmat preervative extracted.
from the. ruiarroc root.

Also still in use, but less pleasant, is the
wl-ord "mab-boo-ya", an evil spirit, a
name with which a harmless but wnemous
6kI,,..kngIocteral ~ Ji -" '- bas been saddled.


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TOM

SGretnada Comtr

I to be. launcw _

Im E GRENADA GOVERNMENT
S and Cable & Wirels (C & W) are to
j launch a joint venture Crp..-
!vnhch vill c.'in and op::,e Grenada.i
national and internati.:,n.i teleconminlui--

|An Agreement in this ccn net.:.n as Ti-d
ion September Ist, the C-ompnr.ir is to be
called Grenada Conmrnircaions Ltd
I(GRENTEL), and it vill be :urniched in
1N;verrber nea with Goverrimint ofn.iruia
51% of the cnares

ST~e sets of GRENTEL will be comprir:sed
of a inerger of the Govermurint. .'"rt Gre-
i ada Telepho:'ne Complaii and the C & W
Ipil. in Grenad.a A spokes:m.~m for C & W
told NEWSLETTER that, for the purpose
of the merger, the Telephone Corrp.I'a has
b-een valued at EC$ 56 9 rrallion and the
jC W plant at EC$19. million.
Advance
The proposed joirt Corin.m'a:m vw -trm n:,.urc-
ed last November and, at h. tine, it vas
.i._cl..d that C & W had na d a *:-sh
Sad rc-e to G,(overnrmnt o(f US !0 mi ifhon as
ea gesturee of C & Wcomnretr ent-to the pro-
I-
It is understood t that tt sum is to be trea.:.:
Ias a loan to be repaid from dthe eaarixg of
iGRENTEL.

i,4nirster of Public Utilities, Dr Keith
( ..itI-ell, said in a broadcast on Sep'_if2nei
I5th that, in 1988, Goverrment fwll r.- eive


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umtications Ltd

i in November

EC$7.7 million from GRENTEL.
"'Ts (EC$7.7 million) is a lot more than
Gioverrnime!A. used to re':eive in Irlc.ome Tax
for uany i-.v n year under our present fiscal
policy", he ;.uiU
When twv different .agen run the
internal and external telephone systems in a
'-.uir Dr Mitchell said, the local -.yst ern
is h1.-a:: short of cash for its capitalI
financing prgrTamrn. A merger of the i
operation of the tvo sy~tem is the only wvayT
out, the .iiri .iter said, and the signing of the I
Agreercmenr. vith Cable & Wireless repre-
sents Goverrunent's efforts to streamline
and mio'dernise the island's telephone sys- i
tem.
Issue
The A.greement with Cable & 'Wirles-
cannot be riscor.ntru~ a a "sell out, he
saidr.:.hr, it represents a "fin.mc'ial
master .U'.e" by ,Gverimrrdn The
fur amrinentU" issue ";ith respect to efficient
cAll .:., i:,n of -con,:mic resources is not
ne:?ecs-.arily ,rersiip, he continued, but
ccnir :.. a~ pro:~er utisation of those ?
resources.

This merger as first proposed in 19 i8, Dr
Mitchell said, but, Vhile Gowerrment va~
c-..nuittl ~ i t the issue of "priv.:isation",


Gor,.n.r.ner, felt there was a need to first
-co-Lrrrciri:,:ihe and update the Teleph:.'-ne
Corip-ly, '.rebyinre i easing its v:t ue.


See MERGE Page 12
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"WL W Yrn Wf MATUO)
1 -


THE GRENADA
Hotel Association
(GHA), in a release
isued. on August 31 l,
c lars T.hat. the Association
has "disquieting inform-
ation" about "infighting-"
within the r.anks of Prime
Minister Herbert Blaize's
New National Party (NNP)

"If there is any modicum of
truth in this information",
SGHA~ says "then we call on


C :Gverrrnent to level with the Nation -and
take the necessary steps to er.u-e that the
country and. its citizens are not sub ected to
the t.hitiu and fancies of a fer potitkiuans 1
vho haxv visions of grandeur".

GHA haw not nmred the "fev pl1ticians",
but an informed s i'urce told NEWS-
LETTER te "infightin~" referr-ed t is
ased im feuding which has been gong on
behind the scenes between Prime Minister
Blaiz, and M1.inister of Works, Dr Keith
Mitchell.
Unseat
That feudng, the source ca id, sowa tl-t
DecembPtr when, at the NNP Ainm-!
Cowreruioa. Dr Mitcell is all eed to hae
been behind a move to unseat Mr Bl.ai-z as
Priue Minister and NNP Politi:al Leader.
Mr Blai e got wind of the move and killed it
but, it is said, he and Dr Mitchell have beenr
a t lggerhaads sinre then.

A GHA official disclosed that the
AssoC.eiatio. n was told by a senior membtr of
Mr Blaize's Cabinet that the i-ifittiing
witiitn the NNP has grown to Oeri-;iio
priop.rti< and if it ecless-c te further, the
Govern t mayn fall.

i n what -eeaati to be a related matter, Mr
Nich,:las Brathr-tite, former Chairmni of
the Interim GoCvernment which ran Cren.ri.n-d
'in 1984, after the -19S3 military inter-
ventin, said in a recent. inter' vith


NEWSLETTER that he
had rejected an invitation
extended to him by
" oernment Ministers"
to joinNNP.

"Before they asked me to
join", he said, "they told
me the party has a serious
problem of leadership
which will affect the
party's chances at the next
elections"
See QGA P4re 13


?IEG1OE From Page 11
"Whenr the merger vaw first proposed",
he said, "our (Telephone) Company vas
valued at only EC$3 million, and, today,
Cable & Wireless has nov agreed to a
vilue of EC$56.9 million. A success
story, indeed".

GovernrmenV s input of EC$.9 nnlimn
is 51% of the GRENTEL stock, the
Minister w.i-, and, as the Cable and
STreles plant i s vald at EC$l9.4
Tmitiion, Cabtl & Wireless vill have to
pay Gowrnment approximately
EC$M7.9 million in order to hav a 49%
shwre in the Company.

",ov^ern1mnt received EC$1?.
Inrilr:n"', Dr Mitichef said, "and retains
nijority control over a vastly expanded
ITelehif--e Company vith a much larger
cash r-sorC- tase".

Under the terrm of thu nrw tileanng
Agree-ment ith Cable & Wiretess, the
!hilraustir saidr, Gcrnment. vill reeitr
., of the net resources of 3RENTEL.
In 1988, this yield is expeCted to give
CGvernien?. EC1.1 million in License
Fees, EC$4.1 million in Company
ST:.re, and E': 5 millionin Divideads
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GHA PREsI1PNT


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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturda

GIFFORD CONCERNED
MEEMWBER OF THE BRITISH
lrHouse of Lords, Lord Anthony
J afford, ha expressed concern
over the Maurice Bishop Murder Appeal
nova being argued before the Appeal C.urft.

In an interview here *ith NE'WSLETTER
,.,n Aug.ut 29th, Lord ,ififfcr, who is
President of the4 Corraiaeei For Human
Rights In Grenrda, said. e wa in the is id
to observe the Appeal Court pre. --elirngE on
Sbeidh. f of his organisation.
Violated
1 "The. huran rights of the cr'..-nt.'cted perF':iri
I have been violated", he said, "and my
Committee is keepringa cl.:.se '..2tch on' hat
is happening .

Lurd Giff'orcd did not :,pecify t-e riAhv
Sv'rhch have been violate. butnit, Im a booklet
published 1-t. year, he ,set,, out several
criticisms of the cro u. t of th trial.
!


y 17th September 1988 Page 13

OVER HUMAN

RIGHTS IN GRENADA


UI rLrH K----- . ...


jGHA From Page 12_
Mr Brathvaite s-aid
it had not been
suggested that he
trki:e over the NNP
leadership but he
Ilihd been tl.J that













Dr KEITH t
;,,r Blaize vouldt
'have to be g:.t. rid.
Iof",

At a press confer-
ence last March, Dr
UI-A Ii 1i.-f1ni d
thi.'e isa any anos-
ity betvieen him and,
t1e Prime Miriierir

"T,,,re is ger.vuTe


,dee'i re-',pe ct on both
sides, he said, "but
ftheie are somP


peciple .'h;,
like to put
b.f 11_ me


ITCHELL


and the




I


1


Prime1. Miricr" ".

in anx mtLervie trit. i
IiEW'SLE .TT E' on
A,.i_.'t. 31st. Prime
},,.finis.tl"r E.a e
co n LMe n dj GHA
for *hizr "alertness"
in t:,;. interest m
"vw:i they perceive
to be a idep .rtre
fr -'.: the sta-bilitv


'he ex:pe J t".

"I c..:ua t say f-at I
accept thatr fhelre is
tlti-s ; ted 'in-
fight.ir-' that they


corrmlain of", he
..:d6, t.., ihat-
err it is if
:mn.ythi d.. .... app-
..m'r t ''rtibiity to vhat
they say, they must
be assured thJat I
h.ve no e-crets to
'keep r:2 n the
peopiA of Grena:da"


The GHA release
var-s that. the
As.ciati.':n ill not
s support persons
who attempt to
succeed through the


"politics of divisive-
ess" and s..:-3 that
in the fin~a anal.sti.
if it evo-"rn~es n.cess-
ary, the eler',:rate
must be called up.n
to decide v:I.. is to
g.o3ern the country.


These include his allegation that the trial
took place in an "unconstitutional Court",
that-te jury "appeared to be affected by
intense prejudice and hostility" and that "the
rnotiation of the prosecuting authorities
has ben clearly to elirraizte the leadership
of the Grenadan re.vluti on....."
Fouimnded
The Cr,.mniitte for Human Rights in
Gr,!rnaa wvas fioun.ed in the United
Kingdom in 19- and President Gifford
.i--.I thire is a n rntib rsip of about 100
with an E:eri:uti e of 15.

The aim of the Committee is to pro'-mote and
uph:.;' r~inaan rights in Grenada and there
is particular interest in the proceedings of
the .,:, .ice Bishop Murder Trial and the
current A.prpeal


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The inrstitutieotn s TourtLsm

fJram work, needs atterntioun


HE W NATIONAL PARTY
(NINP) Go.rnent of Prime
Minister Herbert Blaize has rot
Demonstrated sufficien commitment to the
iTourism Industry in terms of btudlet and
organisation.

This opinion as expressed by Immediate
P:rt President of the Grenada Hotel Ass-
ociation (GHA), Mr Andre Cherman, in an
inter view vih NEWSLETTER on Septem-
ber 12th, ard he said this is hr~mpverir
de velopment of the Industry.
Small
"The institutional Tourism framework
Ineleds atteti-Ln", he said.. "we d.o rt ha'e a
Director of Tourism, Government.'s budget
for the Irndustry is very small, 'r.il: EC ..5
million m 1983, and some 85~ of it go;,e- to
ad rrinistrative expenses".

United States citizens, he said, prefer to
travel on U.S. airlines and the fact that the
island is not served by a major Urited Staes
airline provides another dariper on Tour-
ism deveklprment.

It is for 'tese reasons that Grenada has not-
had te ype of foreign investrnfent in
Tourism which was hoped for .:tter the
military intervention of 1983, MrChenrman
said, because investors must take these
factors into consideration before s.rstaniti,.
si.irrs are expended

iMr Ch::herrnran said that while the hoiped-for
Igrow.'th hs not taken place, aiccoiumiod..tion
Ifor visitors has grown by about 10<0 since
11983. In that year, he said, the island had
appro:Iiately 400 roomsrr and this has
grown by about 100 roomsr per year until
total rooms on the island nov number 038.
SRemainder
Of these rooms, he said, about '00 are
classified as internationally first class while
the remainder are distributed n.g guest
houses, apartments and corndominiumms.

The great need nov is for forieigP-


investment to provide 500 more first class
rooms, Mr Cherman said, but be does not
believe large chains like "Holiday Inn" and
"Hilton" can be indured to invest in
Grenada.

The large chains are no longer putting
money into the Caribbean, he said, but are
mr-ia'inrg G<',prnment owned hotels in the
rei-.n "Holiday Inn" and "HIton" hav
fo.Lmnd iv the large type hotels in the
C.~ribbea., 'ith los of mangers and
owve.rhead, :ire not profitable, Mr Cermran
said, and "Ramada", which operd in
GrenrMla eaily in 1926, with 192 rooms, is
"losing its shirt.

"They have n.:.'t serviced their debt since
they .:.'pened", he said. "They oe
US$70 00, 00 to the private sector arm of the
World Bani: and, I understand, foreclosure
pro'eedi rgn, will be instituted very soon".

Invest:or-s ,ill lhave to be found among
individui:ls and smaller Companies, Mr
Chernin- said, but tis vill not happen
bef:.re tlere is be~er airline service to the
idard

The GHA believes the United States
Go.rnmi3n fnt. can assist in this matter, he
said, and, recently, a delegation from the
Asociat i.on held discussions Vith Mr Ford
C.:-,pr, U.S. Charge d'Affaires at the
U:iir St. lt- E-mb,-assy in Grenada. These
t.aks, he C:'1, rere with a view to having
tie U S G:vernrfnet. "prod" a rajor carrier
into imstitutv a service to Point Salines
Interrio.a:,nlil Airpo:rt.
Progress
There has been mrne progress in this
direction, BMr Cl'tr- lan said., and. it is his
unAerstui.ing t.at a top official from
Amer'icn Airlines ill visit Grenada early.
inc tber to i stigate the situation

The U S GC.verranent. can assist also, he said,
by funding a promotional programme to
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The United States.

Mr George Williams, Chairman of
Westerhall Estates Ltd, has announced that
his company has completed negotiations
vith American West India Distributing
Company for that Company to become the
exclusive United States marketing agent for
Westerball Rum.

According to a release from the United
States Information Service (USIS), the two
parties were brought together by the High
Impact Agricultural & Production Office of
w United States Agency For International
Development (USAID) in Grenada

Westerhall Estates Ltd. distill, and blends
txo brands of rum as xell as vodka and gin
products. American 'Vest India
Distributing is a new United Sta~ec
Corporation which was started by f,:,rn-er
nuiketing executives of the consumer
products Company, Mfesrs Proctor &
Gamble.

The first product the group plans to market
in the United States is an -amber r~an to be
sold under the name of "Westerih.i
rIlantations Rum". According to USIS.
this will be the first Greriadian produced
branded consumer product sold in the
|United States and initial shipments are
scheduledd for January '1989 vhen the
product vill be introduced into eastern
SUmtted States markets.


Mr (Graeme Roberts, Residert Repre-
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TOURISM FLoz Page 14


"sell" Grenada as a tourist destination.
This money should not go to Govern-
ment, he said, but should be made
available to a private sector orgaisa-
tion put together for the purpose.

In 19 I3, hesaid, there vere 36,000 stay-
over visitorss and the average national
hotel -.c.cupancy rate was between 15%
and 20?. In 1987, stayover visitors
totaled 60,000. His hotel, the "Coyaba"
is one of three or four hotels which
ni' ay rageae an 80%-plus averige
occupancr and the average national
hotei occupancy rate has risen to 42%.


William As Consde tin
r T- radio l -Mvedicin. If the pr,,blemns he referred to can be
For Traditional Medicine removed, he said, development could
be march better than this. The econo,,.my
Minster For Health, Mr Dranny Williams, vould move faster and both the
has called on medical professionals in nemplorymnt situation and Govern-
Grenada to give a higher i.'el of ments financial position would be
consideration to the use of "traditional favourably affected.
nidicine" in their practices.
The United States has done a great deal
Mr Williams made the call on September for Grenada since 1983", Mr Cherman
12th as he delivered the feature address at a said, "but this is a more critical time
conference on "Maharish Ayurveda", the even than following the military
science of health care through the use of intervention, and the U.S. should not
herbs and plants. turn its back on Grenada nov".

S"Maharish Azy _rsda" hb i*. ,':ots .i . __ .. .. __ _-


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and two authorities on this type of medicine,
Dr. D D Triguna and Dr Deepak Chopra,
delivered papers at the conference.

Dr Triguna told the conference that the
system of traditional medicine is officially
sanctioned by the World Health Organ-
isation, and he said that the diagnostic
procedures of Maharish Ayurveda do not
require the lime nor expensive equipment.
vhich modern rredicine does.

Dr Trigua and Dr Chopra vere in
Grenada on the invitation of the Ministry of
Health.


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sentative of the Barbados based British High
Commissioner has presented a sewing
machine vith serving supplies to the
Uplifters Group of Victoria in St Mark's
Parish.

Present at the ceremony was Miss Grace
Duncan, Minister of State for Wormen's
Affairs and representative of te Women's
Affairs Division.

Mtss Duncan disclosed th the aid to the
Uplifters Group is one of several projects
which have been initiated through a
progranmm funded by the British
Development Division and developed
recently to assist rural women.

The mayor purpose of the programme, she
said, is to provide rural vorler withi
'oc:atioial training in order to increase
their involverrint in the ecr.-ornoic
productive sector.


I British Books .For Schools

Mr Graerne Roberts, Resident
Representative of the Barbadco based
British High Commission is to present a
collection of books to Wesley Collego and
the Grrwrnor Baxter School for the Deaf.

BoLth presentations, which are to be n.de on
STuesday 20th September, are under the.
Book Prersentation Programme, a British
Aid Programme designed to assist in the
ed '-r: atn.al, economic and sc-.ial
de el opment of developing courwnrie!

SThe aim of the ProTgrarrane is to rreel the


Aliser Hughes


.needs' of educational and other institutions
Sand the annual total of funds available to
Grenada urne. the Programme is some
EC$23,000.00 (5,000).

In addition to the Governor Baxter School
and Wesley College, other recipients of
books in 19% -vilt be the Central Library,
The EducatiorI Resurce Centre, the
Police Bard, Radio Grenada, St Johns
Ambularme Brigade and The Fisheries
Project.

The Pror.aamrne vill also supply science
textbooks to various schools island ide.

Other institutions vhich have benefited
under thi- Prcgraime are the Univesity
Of The West Indies Extra Mural Centre, St
AndJrevs Anglican School, Bishop's
College in Carriacou, the Grenada Teachers
College, te Mirebeau Agricultural
Cclege, the Nurses Trainmg School, and
he Techric-pa &Vo-.ational Institute.


All Telephone Exchanges


The last of Grenadas nire telephone
e~ changes _as completed on September -th
and integrated into the ne digital system.

This eih-anmg is .l-oca.ed in the vest coast
-,: r.m of Goya'e. According to a
Government Inf,:.rnation Service release.
:ork on fhils e:r'harge began in July and
has been completed at a cost of
EC' $I Oi, 00.


Cynthia Hughes


17th September 1988
Printed & Published By The Proprietors
Aliter Cynthia Hugbes, Journalists
Of cott Street, St GeorgesGrenada, Westiies
(P.O.Box 65: Phone [8091 440 2538: Cables HUSON, Greada)


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