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The &enadN

Volume l6 Saturday st October 1988 Number 14;

Ut w Of Pri NOOM
Conni.ssi >1 r Of PriUsors EJls No Com rment


j"L sentenced to death (t iet4ier 1it
TL her husband, Bernard Cc :,.., a:d.
12 others) for the nm.r'-ir of Fr; e
Minister Maurice Bish.p, uh r as i.ft3n anil
published a book from her celt in iL,'n, .,
Hitl prison.
Under the title, "U.S ar O' One
Woi-man", Mrs Coard has written of ha:
she calls her "conditions of "rpri5.--i rilt p,.
C.renada" and alleges th.-t her -iar-pt, incr-
ceration, trial and convictiolj 'ere orches-
trated from vashirgtrIn.
The book is published by Karia Press,
,London, England and caries an intr.o-
d'ution by the Phyllis Coard Support ,'r.,up!
4o The Committee For H.uman RF: "s 1
Grenada, which is headed by Lord An:hilh.ny
Gifford, Memler of the British Hottse of

SStarting rith the United States led military
n!R ervenitLon on 25th October I9'3, Mrs
IC:'.~'. tr. ,-es the history of her captIure on
October tih 1983 ".t a private h. iuse in sje
Mt Farn.issi. area of St Georges" ttlrouh
her e:Teriences in prison up to August 1st
I91 i es.periences, she alleges, inclid, i
among v.ther hardships, physical auid
psychological torture, denial of legal coun-
sel, refusal of medical attention and depri-
rati.: of food..
Ar n-.,r co-mplaint of Mrs Coard, she :.la7,
is the diffiil.ty she had to g-et writing
m.aiLterials with whichh to prepare privileged,
confidential instructions and ntes for her

vMr- C!-rud is particularly certscal i,
Amnesty International (A I) v~ich
or'~~.iatr, .n, she says, sent a relp eseniiti ve
fee BOOK Page 2

Phsllis Coard Publishes Book... I
MWore -Preparation Needed
S f: te OECS Unity:Williani -
|OAS Aids National School
SOrehestra......------------........ 4
Gil bert" Delays Bishop
Appeal ........-...- ..- ...... 5
SBritish Aid Exceeds EC$6 7
M million .--.......... ......- ..... 6
Gilbert" & "Janet" Were
Killers............................. 7
Nevs Shors....................... 9

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i ag -- Saturd-ay 1st October 1988 The Grenada Newsletter

Sto Grer~d only after the Trial had been Eerr. ~ .C:'d (her hub-nd), the foriier
_ nug for four weeks "and tl-en for one Depu? Leader of the .Revolution, which th
"'.-only" +so badly"
"It ".as even more unfortunate, in my For the Peag, Aidminnistration, Mrs C-,tard
'vie'r", Mrs Cord says, "Ah.-it, the Al .: the only -:..;Liyge: to be pitied are
ire'reCi'Vtive, a young la7'.:er, while America~ cnid the :rdly children v.'ho suffer
qlu:;!_in quite a lot of tire ta.iung to the ae the children r:f American itizens.
I'Pr. c.:tIon lawyers in Cou ', between I Hostage
esis:.-, ?i :no time attempted o in~IervI'.i She -:tit. to be w!t hetr children when thf
i dJti nts regarding w-ha A, a i are sick or kl-,el or have difficui.ies atI
IO ". :..;..... t b-,*, ,,i? he i ie a "h ta s" she

. t .. .L . ". ,,. Ag w
:.aL :.'tL e.

"I can't even write openly to them,
saying the things 1 vat to say', Mrs
Coard says, "for I knov from exper-
ience that the letters vont be sent".

C, ii-:ne' of Prisons, Mr Liorel
Mh.l:;,, .: -::-d by NEWSLETTER, onr
Septrnomt r 2.4th to .ggest how Mrs Coard
roild tli e eb hia2jned writing materials to
prpare her !ijariscript. He vas asked
al.S: to ..., how it ,',:uld have been possibtlle
for Mrs C .tird to srmugle that mrausrTip'
..i,. of the Iri. .n

He ,* ,: e,,t.!, to -: .rm.m.ent i
- --^^^M yi^8^

-- Reasoning
Mris CG'.-r. says that, at first, she 4id not
,'-.uri. Twhy she had been "'in'mgd out
f: r fpei..ill-t .ratrnit" but:af-tir, ":-rL to-
i ',T-a the re&-orning of tIP Amen-r

Deir, the regime of the Peo.ples
cRevolutit-iigry Govern ment, she h.0, been
SFr:ident of the National -j..'
O:1r ;isii,"on (04"WO), and she ",u ne to
re.-ie h:. the U.S. forces felt pja'ac.i A!I ,!1
St.hre: ene; by tl NWO."

SAmong their first acts following the
invasion Vwa the banning of the
i National Youth Organisation and the
ANWO", Jhe says, followedd by the
smashing o the NWO, by the
!dismissal ol its leading members
| from their jobs, the freezing of its
|bank account. The seizure of alj its
Sproperty........ and, of course the
imprisonment 4f its President and the
vilification of e through a massive
|propaganda cranAign, followed by
1my continued imprisonment, on a
Irumprptd -up chawp of murdering the
Iman a.i Grenadian women ilveir
I&.ply PrimL Minister Mauricen
i ishop'

ir:. C :....d sees hers.elf~s "a h.-.rte of the
'3o:rnmni ? of the i}rnt States Of

SiT Re..-.. -: Ardnurst?,,:.n, she ,', is
Sell "1.- ire that Maurice 1:shop did f:not i
as a re--ut of order:- frorm le.,eri-;p of 1
Sthe Nt? .T71El-, Movenernt (N1,i).

|Se is not a erni:r r~frnb er of '.: N1 it.. she
js.hy^ ?h 'repesent8 no political thrp a to the
Uid S1.-t- but. t-? "impriz::lmene, a d
ithe ill-tre.-itent of me, -er~.: to pu. ithat
e -^f pf,;ych l.:.gic... p~- -~,n ; ':' :. i

An ,:.ffi :

e::o:,si5 e

-ij inqiiry concluded that "tI.
:. .t. due to the effects of au
i.i -iic: placed within the
: ..r- -i-trient of the aircraft."


IrtLdllF~-- I ----. -- -

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Ev,',-ry~-,g, sen-ed normal as the Cuil:
ni',onal -ri- .DCo aircraft, Cubia
Flight 55, took off from Graraley Adan
(hern el-v Interifntioaln. Airport,
Bar .d.os, 1.15 pm i onOctober 6th j976.

Piloted i ?6 ;-,- --r ld Wilfred,-, Prez, the
i-,''-' Vit r -i.f 'i- 4- p~-isengers and a crew of
i5 tiandition, i er. ore oe on biard 10 cre
I i'i'rf tIf! -aft,
.'..ei. s froia ser Cub.tid air, ra'ft.

,Niie : ". -,,.: arer .:. e-off, Pere: radi.ced,
"We bwe &an e .l:-,, on bt":.;rd", an d he
themn '- I espar. lte struggle to bring hi1
,- r,.I- ,i - b ..' to, the' airport.

S.en arI,.4. l.-,er, h'weer, h~e v..c
o'verccrme frYI.uA- ftOYn the fire vuwi ci
r-'".Aed If-r te e::plioin, an the polar.
cr -rdi i1 trit the F i. killtg allon board

The Grenada Newsletter Saturday Ist October 1988 Page 3



IJte neeC cdcrCl4 exists it most isCans for
intensification of the public education campaign

Williams, Min-
Sister of Health
and Chairrnan of the
Natioi-al A6Cdvisory Crom-
mittee on Organisation
of East Caribbean States
(OECS) Unity, said. in
an interview WITH
tember 21st that a lot
rm: re Vork is needed in
pre-paraticon for the pro-
posed political unity of ..
the OECS.

"Somre States are much
more advanced than others", he said, "For
example, the St Vincent ind St Lucia
Comfrittees were appointed iwnce. last yea:u,
whereas ours vas app,-.inled only in April of
this year" D
On Friday September 16th, repre-entatives
of OECS National Adcviry Cmnimiltees
met in Crenad. under Mr Williams'
Chairmanship to discuss prog:rTes. mnaJe
towards the "closer union" pr':p:osied by the
OECS Heads of Goverunent at their
mreetir-g in lMay 1997.

In addition to Grenada, delegate from the
National Advisory of St. Lucia
and. St VinretLt. attendJed tlat meeting, ad a
press release issued by the OECS Se:reitariat
says "suitable e:x~use were tendered for the
absence of other delegations".

It is proposed that referen'i.iun be held in
each of the States relative to moving to-
wards political unity but the Meet.irg felt
more work is necessary before this step is

"The Meeting rted that while tlhre had.

been active discuss-
ions, so far, on the
political -unity initi-
ative", the release says,
the reed clearly exists
in mst islands for
intensification of the
S p-- public education cam-

The public needs to be
told clearly the form
of government polit-
ical uIif cation will
entail, the release says,
wILLIAJIS and National Commit-
tees should give more
active cL:-iideralc n t this form This 'ill
- sift the e-itation campaign which should
emtip. sise the kinds of poarwers vbich should
he transferred to the Central Government
i:mJ the reasorii why these powers should
rest with the Central Governmnt.
See W1LLLIA~ Page 5

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"Music, culture and the arts are our true roots"
can States (OAS) has rnde a furtle i J RANK LAKARAN
donation of musical instruments to Grenada's
National School Orchestra.

Handing over the instruments, on Sep-
tember 28th, to Minister of State in the
Ministry of Education, Senator Ben
Andrews, OAS Director in Grenada, Mr
Frank Laukaran, commented that countries
are often developed to the detriment of
music, culture and the arts.
"These are our true roots", he said, ".and,
over the years, through various pro-
grammes, through continuing education,
through technical assistance, the OAS has
made modest, but important, contributions,
both t tthe arts and to economic develop-

It must be stressed, Mr Laukaran sd, th~ t
1hile economic development is a g l, it is
equally important that human resources be

OAS sponsorship of the National School
Orchestra began in 1986 when Grenada's
Ambassador to the OAS, Mr Albert Xavier
appealed for assistance
Speaking at the handing over ceremony on
September 28th, Ambassador Xavier said
his ori~ral intention had been tlat the
instrumerts received from the OAS would
be distributed all over the country a-id be of
benefit particularly to primary :chool

While there are plans to involve students
nationwide, The National School Orchestra
is, for the time being, centered at the
Government run Grenada Boys Secorndary

School (GBRE.). The Ambassador said he
does not say this is wrong, but he hopes the
schools in the out parishes may, some day,
have their band.

"We need to look out into the country parts
now," he said, "ecially among the
primary sch-.: k~,'te".

Senatr,:,r Andt e expressed his Govern-
ment's appreciati.)n of the aid given by OAS
to the Nafli-tnu Sci- t rk Orchestra and said a
o,. al has been ~xit .for that orchestra to make
its debut on a nitih.mnal platform.
"We .a' on our vay", he said, "Students of
the GE~SS in the OrLchet.ra are working very
hard. They are ma:ring speedy progress
and o:ur goal is to have our first national
perform nace at the time of our Inrependen-
ce Celebrations. r. : aye. 7th February."

This is the third do.tation of trmsical
intrumienfs made by OAS to the National
Schoo-l Orchestra. The first two donations
brought the strength of the Orchestra to 15
and this most recent dorn.tion vill brirg the
stren.dhto 2l

In the Non-S andard Erl ish of Grenada, to
call for help is to "bawl (shout) am-way"
"Am-vay" is a c:i.,rrupti.on of the French
-A Moi", that is, "c,~n to me, help !

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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 1st October 1988 Page 5
ii yst

i l IJ^N@P P PI

lawyers in the Maurice Bishop
i. Murder Appeal were not back in
SGrenada for the sitting of the Ap pea C.urt.
Jinch was scheduled. to c.ntrinu to hear this
mat tter on September 2 th

In cable to the Court, the iaw.ers said they
lhad been seriously affected by the severe
blov given Jamaica by Hurrican- "Gilbert"
Sandr would be quite unable to meet the date
set by the Court for its next it .i g.
i Tasks
S"Our immediate tasks as a pe:.'.{l are being'
Directed to gatherirg supplies on a
basis", the cable says, "a-nd to clearing
Wreckage, repair of damage and As.i.t-ance
ito others".

Hurricane "Gilbert" tore into Jiam.~ica on
SSeptember 12th with 160 mile an ourir
'vind.s, roaring on rith an :official rating of
being the most powerful t..-:.rrr recorded in
|the Western Hemisphere. Damage is
S-totr.mat.t in billions of doll .rs -r the death
Il.o11 is over 50.

The cable from the Defeine Ivy-er s says

On :0th.July 1683, Captain Chil- C- ile, .
Iconnmanding the British frigate, H M S
"Francis", cornered the notorv.r': French
pirate, Jean Hamlin, and his ship, "La
STrompeuse", in the harbor of St Th.m: -ia

The Danish Governc'r of St Th,:..-ms, Ad-
.:;ph Esmit, to his own profit, v,:. an
Sabettor of piracy and the fort at St Thomas
joined "La Trompeuse" in firing on and
i repelling the "Francis".

iOn the following night, a b:.r-din3 :airty in
t -rnsmall boats from the "FrI.:azis" i'rept up
on the pirate, captured her and blew helr up.

ELrnit was later tried in Denriiark fir har-
SIbouring pirates, but through irth of
his Ernlish vife, Charitre, A .- ble ft E:.,ur.
a "not uilty" verdict.

the resultant dislocation caused by "Gilbert"
made it impossible for them to prepare to be
present in Grenada to contiru the appeal as
arranged., and they wouid need at least
another two weeks, which vould bring the
date to Octo ber 12th.
The Appeal Court had decided that
SeFptE er" 28th vould mark the start of a
two week sitting and then there would be a
recess, the next sitting starting on
November 28th. The Jamaican lawyers
S-L' thev will be available for the November
sitting. A source close to the Court told
NEWSLETTER the next sitting will be on
NoveRmber 28tharnd vill latf or two weeks.

Of +. thirtsn-strong Defeice Team,
vhich is led by Jamaican Mr Ian P.amsay,
eiee'Pn, including Mr Ramsay, are
J:aic,..: The other two, Messrs
Clarence and Nigel Hughes (father and son)
are from Guyana.
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The Meeting felt that the potential of the
electronic media should be more fully
I expkiited., 1at Governmrrrrt Information
SSer'ice. should step up the dissremination
"f i'-r n. tion and. thattere is a n1ed to
-a i radio link-up progrxanes pbtwe-en
I t.h island- onthe unity theme.

The It.:i;ion of the OECS AutJhorivt
(He.:ads of State) to liberalise travel
rentricti-.s among the OECS c entriess
should be implemented before the next
rmetin;g of the Authority, the Me-etrg
said, .and it was agreed that the National
rConL-iiiees should meet again. prefer-
Sably early in November.

Dr V-au'hn Lewi, OECS Director
Genr-e!. vaxs in Grenada for the meeting
S-ul, pre-,.nted a report from the OECS
SeirettLi.:t on work undertaken in conrn-
ecztion witi the proposal for unification
of the leEal services of the OECS States.


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a ge 6 Satu ay 1st October 1988 The Grenada Nevsletter

IsWA 1l P
Rg~z -t S i


-Aim tn educaut
secA odury tstude

SIl| Roberts Resi-
I' l Jdent Represen-
tative in Grenada of the
|Rrbad based British
iHigh Commissioner,
disclosed to NEWS-
SLETTER on September
i7th that British aid to
renada in 1988 will
jexeed EC$6.7 million.

Mr R,.iberts gave this
information in an
interview following a
ceremony at his office in
which he handed over an
electric cooker to Ms.
Bermice Gordon, the
Principal of the St
Mary's Roman Catholic
;.:ho,: at La Filette on
Grenada's east coast.
This donation is an ma
etsamsin of British the
ad given to the the
School some months iot
go in tlie form of a Th
rant of EC$10,000 gr
for materials to con- fro
st"uct a new kitchen me
somp lex me
Marvel gra
"Unfortunately, I an
vas not able to be Go
present for theopen- the
ing of the complex", fro
Mr Roberts said, Br
"but i understand
i that ihte icarents and Be
[friends of the str
jSchool Vho suppli- yea
ed the labour for the he
r str t.uion did a LE
marl!ou job". dif
jMr Roierts said the of
cooker has b been

on is to increai ftoMw of
nts for tocal mwrf1et nAfru c

... i. :*. *.* ---

de a.ailable to
SSchel through
S"Heads Of Miss-
s Gift Scheme".
i iis a ro-
mnme separate
'm the Govern-
nt to Govern-
nt aid pro-
umme, he. -aid,
the asked Ms.
rdon to consider
cooker as a gift
>m the children of
cause aid projects
etch from one
u into another,
told NEWS-
TTER, it is
ficult to say
fctly iow much
British aid vili
devoted to

the current
but the thrus
is completion
indary Scho<
ject m the
island of Can
"That scho::
been ref7u
vith rnew
rooms addei
Robertz sa
with a libra

Work on
project staru
out a year
said, it sho
opIperled vitrh
next six -ve
the total cost

qualified post-
rversEas training.

EC$1.47 million.

Additi~orly, Mr Rob-1
erts said, his Govern-
ment is supplying ti
Government. of Grenada
with two school tuse..
for use in Carriacou.
These vehicles vill ccst
,me* EC$225. :00.
An important aspect of
British aid to education
in Grenada. the Resideni.
Representative said, is
the programme under
which about 12 scholar-
ships are offered ann-
ually at the post-
These are courses, he
3aid, vhich are relevant.

to the needs of
during specific Ministries.
year, These courses runt
t n:'" on the average
Iof 'h. from 12 to 24 mon-
Sec- ts and each course
ol Pro- is wrth from
sister about EC$27, 2:Li
ri u to EC$32,000.
hed Graduate
:I has Mr Roberts ;-.
rbtshei Britain also g.'ve:
class- Grenadian studersi
d" Mr four or five scholar-
id,"and ships annually to the
ry a University of the
>n vm West Indies. These
are at graduate
this level he said, they
ed ab- run for about thr.-
, he years and the ern-
uld be pha:iz is on
-n the "developmental sub-
:: ard jects" such as
is (, t.-, 7
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 1st October 1988 Page 7

TG L BRn T w ?I- "

1-Today's enewration- mr4 fave to lear the hard wa

remember will rever fcor ',et the terrible night of 22nd September 1955 vhen hurricane
"Janet" struck.
A "k.riar" hurr
AID Fm .Page 6 cane, 1ke "Gilbert" AMd the tourist .and gigan vave
cultureur, or on vh .e ~dltated alerature of the pounded i coast-
temag. Jzmrica recently, early 1950, lulled line, runmmng viti
S"" left over :evrybody into a towering, frothirgi
C"Our adv srs now 100 Greradians fal se s e of secur- heads into the
iave before them dead in her vale, ty. "Grenada is out usually mrror-flat
fur their reonuests ur-res mure t hurricane St Georges harbour.
i bl .x reaupst st"J..., ,, 2=. ... _

.from the Govern-
nit. of Grenada
for additional aid in
tZie field of Edura-
toan", Mr Roberts
5,d.. "These re-
i.u sts include an
iplication for ex-
pision ofe te-nev
S(renrada National
allgage and this is
ting given very
I .mnnathetic con-
Isideration. The
future is in the
hands of the young
Ipc-ople and we are I
jlea.sed to do what.-
e-ver we can to sup-
iply the de.velckp-
jmental needs of
P. priorities
!His Government's
zaid -riorities in ed-
iucaton are, basic-
lly, in the post sec-
'n-dary field, par-
{tuicarly tertiary
-P'. 'pe de:v lo':-
jrm he said, ad
this has as its aim
Jthe increase of a
Iflo of qualified
p',<-s3condmary stu u-
..enrts for tie l:cal i
Market and owvrseas
f`""-I"L-oi -__

F ~amous
v.3y .

last vords.
the hard
.:ien the was given
that "Janet was
posi:Ig a threat,
pe-ple did not take
the trouble to leave
*i4 aSor-' !e l lying
In the deep valleys,
vhTer rnvers norm-
ally ran placidly
own to the sea,
pir s,.Te Ut'ing on
and near tihe river
banks did not move
to safe high ground
And, in her fury,
hnevt" pushed
su ign.-ranir-ce.

Scm rrietire before
nidu-ght on Sep-
tember 22nd, the
ee of the hi'rricare
otasse~. bPetween Gre-
nada's nort rrn tip
and the sister island
of Cric:u, 20
rL; .f ~.rshore.
With that passing,
1?0 r. :i .-,n-hour
vi ,n,? r"u.d both
is r J: Ramn as nev-
er be1f re h::,eriend-
,, flo" : h -pland,

It lasted just a fe~r
hours but, with the
coming of daylight,
Grenadians were
shocked by the
havoc ,ith rhic 7
they were coufront-

The 850 foot'
pier in St Geor-
ges harbour hadl

Collapsing under
the pounding of
the vaves, it had
gone to the bot-
tom of the sea,
taking vith it all
the Customs I
warehouses and i
millions of doll--
ars of mer-1
Eits and pieces of!
that n richandise
bas of flour,,
boaes of fiodstuff,
cases of :-en'" j
cargo .'er+ all
strev'i in ni .'
"heaps on thi
Carerge- r<,.ad. -:q7
vbhere the had, been
hurled -.*. ie

See KILLEnv Pa.
See KILLERS Page 8j


thousands h.rmele e
?aid n.l1iorns ofr

crops, b'i. ings nmd
public utilities.
The protzlem Tas
th..t G "i, 'i-. did
not knoiw hof to,
defernd themselves
-aint a hurricane.
Tht Inrad of disas-
ter justt: i n: t .-m, .
to+ t' i.Ts::_ .

The -. :-rst ranvb knes- ab.ut -.-u the
",orm," of
her 192. The
records call it a
"V'-er rPae" And
the old iLmei s whio
e:pe:'ienced it des-
cribed w1.dly h:>vt
-a"t s-torm c"'..e
c I, tr Tr to .
;., 7,e SO. ove riat
house roofs v re
bLhedm. -.
Un bel va-le
But eitI'd a 'pIe
tf u"r ......rt d tr'eeji
The w,. then
va;sn't 'h.i strong.
N.:,r did nhey
mention 1mor10tain.r-
Ole, '.aes or rain-
fall so h.pea7y th.'
r&'ic'p ro_-n t,
urjeiiteva.Ie 30 ] :-'
above normal

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SPage 8 Saturday 1st October 1988 The Orenada Newsletter

KILLED S Prom Page
QSt Geor:: is a
s.i ouilrt city;
j but it did not escape
L ::it.e. As comn-
tpared. ,. h *the:"
parts of zhe isclr&,
jhob1wevpr, t!,tt dam-
'e Vas e.- gieibl e.
I L ,s
i n the Parishes of St ci'e'-ly fIr.' to
get oti. kNine of
the tdiraieen .c..:-
pmlts~~ rin e it
thro X.h a 7,il. t ,J
.i..ap .- '...ed ._- the
pitb;h blta." b";.
and were _jr :aor'
*_., ,*

bi-w, t-:' isijl d had
a tough fith4 r:,
buti, :i'th gie erous
hel from neigh-

Thre el;.'.-- Tere-
re_.rl..:e, St Geor-

.k a t Marks, ef:.-re lact tIz got a e p
Im St. Dr'"s and im er"ified men c.-. ._' homes ere : reb-it,
iSt Arr."e'ws, the scrreit out, the lif- Dil..ld to
j., via?- much h:.ue co.pd normal ad the
ore..;r. But it was theT were swept horror of ". "
I the ftrisr of St do.rTre..r in a f :ed. from the

ri: of C.rria: boulders, :.d I A '

i ch took me '-4,',% ,./...'

drowned arj ma -p
They gothe full and en trees. . -f .' t .. ', ,

M4 UU.ii', Vi -ir.,,SS iI.U_ -
cans, the d,-tr1.-
|:. tremenid-
.:, an~j. the death
i '
toil in these :va'et "
w s the hl-hes-ft.

One eaple of the
I'r'r:.r whim-h reign-
ied' that rmght is the
Isryv of the Re-
Iburn f.r,-uly and
|heir frirtts who
IE If 14 i E i 2 7-
took shelter ithP
r, in their resi-
tdemze ard shop
i",'',:1i vas located
isone 15 to 20 feet
I,:ow the La For-
Itume river in St

.i h t1e ,'-7.. andi
irai l;ti4. at the!
17141. of the htjuse,
|the *:"- It-z uere,
hfi ';:t' to -f1iQ v-
ler that .tl level of
isi" ? "i vwer ex
alre : up to tlhe
fl ri :'-ds and
rising ricly. It

Cni man 7r found
-At" morning, --,
'C..c.i s *.,t ative,
wedged in a durmpn
of fallen b.. .. .
trees. He did not
know h.:,-..- h.e ,
gt !here.
Bat tered
The other, tossed on
the r:.yni facr i of
the river '1.:,

t1. supp:rl, Of Aa
rdoe---F ,o_,., i
was able to ..'It:ch a
tree branch -iid,
battered anti brui-
sed, sui.:"""e itil

v.iped ot. 75% of
Grenada's utmeg
estate:., all of the
islar's bana-xs aid
a large pr'renlta eQ
of the plutt.:S'iorz of
* '.-'a ane -r,:.,ri j

It ..t a tcrible

Eut there is a
lurking d a-g,"
tir- E ',''. 1' for a
.i .-:- vpe or two
from passing mirri-
canies, G e: Ii..:i as
beevn spared tiat
kind of diAaster tfor
the last ?. e-ars.
O!y t!e "o-.
.^er:" tn".'". the
h. .*' of a hurri-

The first r ;r-i':-e-uii se
oxf Tine'. v.... i *..m
some :GO rd1xies of
priVicripality then e-:i:.ti

Under a o-yal (-r..
Eriglai d ,' the Dukei

a. a poin '"lui .
Couriaid EBay.

The (Co mri Z-Jrt. rtt
not last f ,.i.;
w Ore u'-<' ;autit too
.... Gove YL t -.Ii, 1i
miigrated v 1 lie ELi:I1
r-xci.^niu;-:-n& crs : : tt



cane. There is a
new generation oft
Grenadians arid trhev
have rno pers.. -.
experience of na-
tire on the ram-

They, like their
nmithers and f 'h-rs i
in 1955, may seel
little urgener7 to
prc-e,': themrseI', : i
from rrag sn wind i
and rising watr,
the destructi ve
power of whichh r
ht c-ai have no
.:'tn, Tept. They,
like the tourist
i~ I

//,//// git/ I

literature of 1955 I
may still ci inG to the
belief that "Gren.ia-
is out of the hurrm-
---ar belt" .

They, like the I
Greadians of 1955
may have to learn,
the hard vay.

ttlement of the island
polished by a party ,f i
- Cjtiand, a sn-J:l
ngin the Baltic.

nt by Charles I of
Sof Courland, these
ago in 1654, larAdini;
,ayr is still called

element, howemvr, Ji0i
from their hormnetlli
irregular. In 1688.
acst of the col'ciruRL
ailr and, in 1690, lti!
rned to C:,urlard.

The Grenada Newsletter


Gift Of Medical Equipment

An assortment of eii-ial equif r.

i -s
au at, EC $7:,U 000.u, has een do~.e
to the ministryy of Heti by the Unted
States bed C'ibbre. H.:.pni-: Relief
jAssociation .

At a Inin 'e c eremny on Sp .-er
:2rd, .,firnis: of H.-.. Mr CC .,,
lli. ki, s the equip ment ll e h at
the Gener tal Hl, i St Geor-. a. at the
IPrincess Alice Hospi t.., St Adres.
i n exwpressi~ ls applr?':i. on, tle Minisster
tais A t-.i.:rid the tiraoer To YouTrhport

C -Tnai.d fr1-.. of ch:-j e.

jPresent at- th rr-emor:. rivas Mr. Ford
!Cc: er, Un-ted St~.;t'. Ci.r-. d'Affmirs in

peole- -p!.eekii, to bri: dequate health

I Williams Calls For Special
) Attention To Youth

jMimister of Heat.h Mr D'-.._- Witiams, h:,-
_,01 on the FP-uti-Anieri. n Health rgan
isation (PAHO) to use its influence Vith
Sinternational A.-.i -: and nn

The call v. made whv n Mr 'Wih.iW
idd r sed the 33rd rnp4e r. of PAHO vjch
S,- -" r

C held in Washington, D C from Septem-i
ber 21.htoc October L i

SService, in his address 1 .
1a ~ rj, .
j r Fs-5 that "hiafl h is not i..e: '- -i:
it.:.e:, e of disease but is alsoa stte 'of
{complete ph'.yK:, mental i : ;: u vell-

He alth cannot be d --'e in J.. .;: .j
Fr i.' oher interests in die 0If. ,e v :h..i.
Sand the quality of life to~> 0- Ip -n on
wh--,* is dohne :d.dY.
i -{s:::_qk .

Saturday 1st October 1988



Industrial Arts Supervisor for
Vocational & Technical
Education Programme

Mr A hi,:n:'. Goodinf: Acting ~d'itr.- I
Arts .SupECTFi.r in the Mi. iitr of r
-Eductiaon, 1-f t the island on 24th Sezdt.r-
for the U : t, S. to p.-' lrtiipat..e in a siu-
rta pro am e on Voc.r.nw &
Te' di,: Edu,.:i.: n
Spo.; ;. United tae-zt Infori-iationr
Age.y, the pro-gramn vill allow Mr
Goo.ding t, :am-ine <-- design, pra,:'.a: i
.ppi'-ation ad impement.-t.i : of' Vc.::.- I
it- Ttc'r. pri ::m e te TJU-. |

PF 'i' :"".-.:_ in the prorarn2amie will .iJ:: j
ha he pprtit tto -,tudy the ef fe: I n
V :.?:1 .,:..I.J'echlnical curritic.l., -'.r 't1.
about by a changing eco-norm labour
ma'rkets -ad. rne technology.

They. -,ill .-*:I stAtudy the role of -.- j
rent and the Prate Sectr in coperative |
tr.a.img -,ff.,rs and. recruitmrent str..ttxe ;.
ei~t. to ,gt nrcn-tr~[af.{,.ic.Al stI.xents$

The Prc:, minue includes an inbtriL-hiLp at a
technical and vcational eiuction institute
where there will be :'pp:rtuity to study
*:pEri.i::n2s of a vocatinal.Rieclude.:J iattit-
uton. -' tjicip.ilt. will also he able to I
ob -' meTholo s and rie:: 'ues used
in their p.1 i' fields.

GRENLEC Increases Share

The Govrrimenlt *.*ned Gren..A .i Electri-
cu' rpin: R (GRLENLEC), hi cre-

oM.. i.

A release from the Go('.r iirai inform-

reached t the m u 1 r -t
A rt.e" Lon September 9th.

A: .;ding to GIS, staff profit sharing hia
See NEWS SORTS Page 10



Page 10 Saturday Ist October 1988 The Grenada Newsletter

j -

lbr incrrved to EC$371,906 for the 19877
I 'ear. This is an aJ.v.a-nce of nearly 50
from the 1- '51 figure of EC$248,61 .

GIS quotess Dr Keith Mit-hell, Mister for
Pubic Utilities, as saying there incr''
e...-.r. forr e.letrcity in both .tjh irt' i_,
i., c cir i.ici.J l sectors aid he;i:'d
ias evidence of ec.n..mic. de"-' ...lrnf.

'Dr Mitchell is also quoted as '-'iA; t hi,
t.:-a- ofr GRENLEC's in:r.:I ng (. --pr-
!.1tir-'o, o t'he 18'7 out turn, Go-ve.rment
vill Cre-ei' EC$ million in t.:e:- fron:m '
ICm--'IyaVd -C$4.3,837 in di-.i

T.s favourably -vih the figxu'es
for 1986 -hich are EC'I;;",?3, in tae; s
i -d EC$2Q9,000 in didend s.

IChild Welfare Officer In
Cik.' V.i.e Cific.r S hd to.. the
li Linistry of Social Servi ces., Mrs R.n.
;Firlay, left. Grenadafor the United StAe. on
S Ep ember 21st to participate in a pro-
S C. r s-i on "T 'i.Iteer, C -. :

sponsored b ,'the Uniited States Informatiion
I .-4
|A-.'y,, the Prowgrm-e mill run for one
month and Mrs Firday vill ave an
opportunity to observe Umted States efforts
to. piromnote v Fitry actio in huma"
-sen:: and how, vohj-,,. --*;;
.are prmlamer arid mn" i:.-.,.

T DPthe.- vith other particip-. n t-e
Pr:- "--, Mrs Finlay vilt at-r!' "A -11
&8", the 10th bier- cr of

ter Hughe

Iternr.tionaln A :,.ci.:1tion
Effort (IAE)' 'hiJch is
Shi-"t -n D C.

of Volunteer
being held in

IAVE links, on a worldwide basis,
individuals and .a xi.iiaifJins that arie
committed to be v.:d ue of'volunteer service
by id.,iu.-iv r1 a way to address pressing
human &* social problems.

In a.i10ion, MArs Firilay vii also visil a
variety of u..:teer progr~Ji-res inmludiig
Mveds -Camp of ArI..:-s, a surfflr camp
for v'_:ldren with ha-ricaps ad mental
prtobleris, ari. St Fr .ari-. Childrez Cn re
in Milaukee Vhich~ r vid- riiAbil ati
therapy and. SC-.i edrCationt o infants ard
y. ... :_ ,..:'.renl.

Police Force Training

According i te AO'.rrl information
;r--- (IS)I, Mr Sarame. Harvey Ero:k.,
for-mr C. r-,r.z- oner of Police inSt Lucia,
arrived in Grei.d ,, recently to c.ndiuct. an
intensive t'- i_ progranmie for the
mildl' aid lover railks of the Royal
Gre.TL.:. Police Force.

Mr Brook il be asistei in t2he Je by :..'- trainers who villa
ensure c. _:ini.t of( tr.:iiir- at the er of
lMxr EBroo'k' ...3i .'r;rT...'i. 'ic. is expected to
last for six to .ie mi nths.

Mr :rool, .~irasm born i1 Ne.i't ad. has had
the e iefiit .of i:ilralr courses in seve '!
"eTropo.iita;i: :.m's icl-udiing England,
wihIere 1 ..:--, the Police Tr..iunir~n
S-hci,- at H .O_-

-? vctlua Htsghe

Ist October 1938

Printed & Publishebi Ry The Piopnetors
AJister & Cynthia. Hug ihs, forlists
Of Scott Street, St Georges,Girenla, Weatindies
(P.O.Box 65: Phonte 1,89) 440 2538: Cables HUSOH, G rtada)
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