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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 20th January 1990 Page 3


GENERAL


ELECTIONS

MARCH 5TH


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:MITCHELL Ki.
DI KEITH MITCHELL


fD R KEITH MITCHELL, PO-
* a tical Leader of the Nev National
fl Party (NNP) predicted, on Jan-
uary 19th, that Prime Minister
Ben Jones will call elections for Monday
March 5th, 23 days before March 28th, the
constitutional deadline by which Grenadians
must go to the polls.

"Jones will use the Independence Celebrat-
ions of February 7th to try to make a bigi
splash," he said in an interview vith
NEWSLETTER "and he will announce the
date for elections then."
In addition to NNP, three other major par-
ties vill contest those elections. They are the
National Democratic Congress (NDC) of
Mr Nicholas Brathwaite, The National Party
(TNP) formerly led by the late Prime
Minister Herbert Blaize and nov headed by
Mr Jones, and the Grenada United Labour
Party (GULP) of Sir Eric Gairy.
Strategy Was Successful
Before the last elections, held on December
3rd 1984, three political parties merged to
form NNP. They presented a united front
to defeat GULP, the strategy was successful
and NNP von 14 of the 15 seats in the House
of Representatives.

Because of internal friction, however, there
were defections and NDC and TNP subse-
quently became splinter parties of NNP.

Dr Mitchell expressed the opinion that no
"teaming up" of political parties will be
successful for the coming elections and said
that, neither before the elections nor after
vill NNP be interested in merging or having
an "accommodation" vith any other party.

"There are individuals in NDC, TNP and


even GULP vith vhom ve can work," he
said, "and, if they wished to join us, we
vould accept them."

The NNP Political Leader said that, last
July, when the Caribbean. Community
(CARICOM) Heads of Government met in
Grenada, efforts were made by personnel
of the Caribbean Democratic Union (CDU)
to patch up the differences between NNP,
NDC and TNP.
In Spite Of Their Influence
CDU represents all the ruling political
parties in CARICOM (vith the exceptions
of TNP in Grenada and the Peoples
National Party in Jamaica) and Dr
Mitchell said that, in spite of their
influence, the CDU efforts at unification
had been unsuccessful.

He understood that further efforts were
Please See MITCHELL Page 4

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"P IRIME f, MINISTER BEN
Jones,in his weekly television
broadcast made on January 19th,
appealed to Grenadians to ensure
that their country has a stable political
climate.

"I wish once again to appeal to all
Grenadians to exercise tolerance," he said,
"especially during the electioneering cam-
paign that has been gaining momentum over
the past few weeks. Let no one encourage
another to make war against his brother."
Made This Plea
Mr Jones made this plea against the back-
ground of his disclosure that, on January
16th, representatives of the World Bank and
of the Economic Division of the Organ-
isation Of East Caribbean States (OECS)
met with Government personnel, in Gre-.
nada, to review Grenada's economic devel-
opment and future.

In the draft report on the island's future, he
said, the team of experts noted that "Gre-
nada has bright prospects in tourism and
manufacturing." The experts also com-
mented that Grenada has a highly divers-
ified agricultural base focused on bananas,
nutmegs and cocoa, but that the country has
not been able to produce a "regulatory
environment" in the agricultural sector.

The Prime Minister said he considered these
remarks most encouraging and that they re-
flect the painstaking efforts of the Govern-
ment to put the country and the economy on*
a sound base.

"There are, however, difficulties to be over-
come," he said, if we are to realise the


bright prospets for vth and develop-
ment in tourism and manufacturing"
Must Be Revieved
Government's. policies mnust be reviewed. to
make them effective and more attractive to
local and foreign investors, he said. Some
reforms have already been undertaken
along those lines, he continued, but much
more must be done.
.Please See JONES Page S

MITCHELL From Page 3


made when
Grenada for
ister Blaize,
him.


CDU personnel was in
the funeral of Prime Min-
but nobody had spoken to


"They may have talked to Ben
Jones," he said, "but they did not
talk to me probably because they
knov my position is that there
should never have been a split in
NNP.'
Prepared To Listen
NNP is the "home for all", Mitchell said,
and, even if "mistakes" have been made,
he is prepared to listen to proposals. Mr
Jones bad phoned him once, he said, it had
been a short conversation and Mr Jones
had said that, after the funeral, they must
"talk and look at things." However,
there had been no developments after
that.

Dr Mitchell said that "feedback" indicated
to: him that NNP is gaining strength. He
believes the youth vote is swinging in his
direction and he looks forward to the
coming elections vith confidence.


PRIME MINISTER

PLEADS FOR

FIGHT AGAINST

DRUGS

"...in the natm of God, please help
in whatuvert wayj ou cua to protect
our chizLren.a"


The Grenada Nevsletter


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FRIME MflITER
EE JOlES


Saturday 20th January 1990


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MARRYSHOW From Page 2
Netherlands Antilles and had been etect-
'ed on the Esplanade, in the heart of St
Georges, .by the then St Georges City
Council.

The Esplanade was, at that time, a public
park but that area has since been
overbuilt with shops and bars and was
thought to have become unsuitable as a
site for the plaque.
Presented To The People
As a result, it was removed, and, at the
ceremony on the 11th, was "presented to
the people of Grenada", erected on the
grounds of Marryshow House, head-
quarters of the Extramural Department
of the University of the West Indies.
Cost of the resting was met by Gre-
nadians resident in New York.

Marryshow was active in Grenadian
politics early in this century and was
responsible, almost singlehandedly
through agitation, in having Crown Col-
ony rule replaced by representative gov-
ernment. He was foremost also in the
drive for a unified Westindies and earned
the tile of "Father of Federation."

Sir Paul referred to Marryshow as "this
illustrious patriot and prime mover of
Westindian unity" and said that by any
computation of his contribution to the
growth of Grenadian society and to that
of the wider Caribbean, Marryshov
must stand as "a man of vision."

Also speaking on this occasion, Mr
George McGuire, Minister of Education
and Member for the Town of St. George,
said Marryshow has been a "towering
figure" in Caribbean politics whose con-
tribution to Grenadian life and politics
"can never be devalued."
Expressed The Hope
Mr McGuire recounted some of Marry-
shov's political achievements and ex-
pressed the hope that his words,
manners, philosophy and values stay
always fresh with Grenadians.

"May the pursuit of his truth lead us to
the flowering of democracy in Grenada,"
he said.


JONES From Page 4
The Prime Minister said there are
frightening sounds and signs which are
appearing along the path to the nation's
success. He referred to the problem of
drug abuse which, he said, is worsening
in the Grenadian society with numbers of
young people, including school children,
becoming users of drugs.

The tragic results of this abuse are
obvious to all, he said, and as in-
telligent people, Grenadians ought
to take heed and guard themselves
against falling into the trap of the
drug pushers, the "veritable angels
of death.-
A National Problem
Mr Jones said drug abuse is a national
problem which requires the cooperation
of the entire community because no
government, by itself, can solve it.

"I appeal to you, to all of you, in the
name of God, he said, "please help in
whatever way you can to protect our
children, the future of Grenada, Carria-
cou and Petit Martinique.

The Prime Minister closed his address
with an exhortation that Grenadians
ensure that the soon-to-be-held elections
is an event free of crisis, stamped with
the seal of responsible and disciplined
behaviour, an event which will be
remembered with ride.




A love story with a sad ending is that of the
young British seaman, Inkle, who, early in
the seventeenth century, went ashore on the
Spanish Main with some of his shipmates.

The party was captured by Indians and were
all killed except Inkle who was hidden by a
young Indian girl whose name was Yarico

Yarico got Inkle safely back to his ship and,
being in love with him, followed him on
board and went with him to Barbados.

When they arrived at Barbados, however,
Inkle rejected Yarico and sold her into
slavery.






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MEDICAL SCHOOL

ALUMNI HOLD

CONFERENCE
Cm4fr~nc. tsw no rest
al flprytis AL.pert,
Dewn the f in swtowan FtaticsL Colleqs


*T A CEREMONY HELD AT
Sthe St Georges University
L School Of Medicine on 20th
j --" and 21st January, the Alumni
,ss aton of the School presented Prime
Miiter Pen Jones with a valuable assort-
ment of drugs for use by the Ministry of
Health.

Aeepegtir the gift, av. espr4ggmaf js sV-
vTi00st40 of if the I0 P iM aitS sair d tse
dru5 are a Vry Qrthvwhle contribution t
the iaain's upplies,
'tFegaa4 is not ra fi q ouqitryP be
si4, "ve to nat Bttve a lot of *o wy-
We Pi ot affIord a let of th tinWg
Ye Vat atd mWdiPie 8A ediaWteal
lpplies eFtainly U w k auoug these.'
t ~ as Bean Told
The University Sch-I-of Medicine was
,established in Grenada in 1977 vith a
tenftt body of 195, and has since set up a
branch, the Kingstown Medical College, in
St Vincent. Mr Jones said he has been told
that there are now some 2,500 graduates of
the School, of which 1,900 graduated from
Grenada

The Prime Minister congratulated the Vice-
Ch~nrellor of the School, Dr Keith Taylor,
and'his predecessor, the late Dr Geoffrey
Bourne, on the success of the School, and
pledged the continuing support of Govern-
ment.
The presentation ceremony was part of the
Alutmni Association's Second Annual Med-
ical Update, a continuing medical education
conference. The first conference was held
in honour of Dr Bourne who died in July
1988, and this year's conference honoured
Dr Morris Alpert, Dean of the Kingstown
Medical College.


Among other topics discussed at the Con-
ference were the subjects of hepatitis, peptic
ulcer disease, sarcoidosis, hypertension and
the medical and social aspects of occupat-
ional disease, the last being based on the
asbestosis model.
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Early in ths ei gtenth century, gne of the
greatest Fproble iu tf West Idies s 0 the
wearm of pirates vgieh infested Cr ibbea
wvterp.

It wAs estimated that, in the Bahamas alone,
at any one time, there vere some 400 to 500
pirates besides those who were out cruising.
In 1717, a Royal proclamation vas issued
offering amnesty to those pirates who gave
themselves up by a certain date, but this
gave only partial relief.
Soon Returned
There was some response, but many pre-
ferred the free and easy life of a pirate and
some vho did surrender soon returned to
the old life.

These were the days of the infamous
Bartholomew Roberts, John Rackam,
Charles Vane and Edward Teache, com-
monly known as "Blackbeard",
Aid the pitate ranks were iot Without tlir
women leaders. In 1721, Anne Bonney
and Mary Read were captured, tried and sen-
tenced to death.
Their sentences, however were suspended,
they having been found to be "quick with
child".


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Th Gread Newlete SCztrda 20t Jaury19 P


PROFILE OF


A


PRIME MINIST ER

"1 beLieve peery o9 man and, possiibly,
Sevry goargu wu momn, shouluA do a stint of
mwititArA tratinijng"

P RIME MINISTER BEN JO- Late in 1946, Mr Jones migrated to the
seph Jones, 66, successor to the Dutch island of Aruba here he worked for
late Prime Minister Herbert over nine years with the United States oil
Blaize, vas born to humble par- refinery, Largo. It was during this period
ents in the village of Carriere, in Grenada's that he first met Herbert Blise vho also
eas-coast parish of St Andrews. worked with Largd and tale was born a
friendship which : would have reflections on
That event took place on 5th August 1924 political developments in Grnada.
and, at a tender age, Mr Jones ventito -''
small private school before, at the age ofi" Mr Jones saved his money in Aruba and,
attending Belaire Presbyterian primary returning to Grenada in January 1956, built
public school- a house for his mother. With what-
ever money he had left, he then
Leaving that school in 1943, he vent to England with the hope of
secured a job vith a merchant 7 fulfilling his ambition to become a
in Grenville, Grenada's second barrister.
t 1,. h,, ft. +Ir-w n 71011-e 1 Undertook The Study


V-J W 11 UtIA, al i Ue rIe U tlll-i I
left that occupation to become
Assistant Overseer on Paradise
Estate, just north of Grenville.
Rank Of Corporal
That employment, too, came to


With only primary school
education, it was necessary to
improve his academic background
before he undertook the study of
law and to accomplish this, he
r nanitornrl th rhiWarir Prir--


an end after three months PRIME MDmrNTER
World War II was then in it's iioi iu.,.o H, technic.
fifth year and, on 8th January 1944, Jones Interviewed by the polytechnic's officials,
enlisted in the Windvard Islands Battalion he was told that students with secondary
of the South Caribbean Force. He served, in education could complete the course in 5
St Lucia, Dominica and Grenada before years but that, with his primary education,
being demobilsed, early in 1946 ,with the he could not get through it in less than 7
non-commissioned rank of corporal. years.


"The army did much to develop me phys-
ically and instill a sense of discipline," Mr
Jones said in a recent interview with NEWS-
LETTER, "and I believe every young man
and, possibly, every young voman, should
do a stint of military training."
After leaving the army, Mr Jones returned
to the agricultural field, accepting a job as
Assistant Overseer on Carriere Estate,
being promoted shortly after, at age 21, to
the post of Overseer on that estate.


"I told them I was then already 32
years old and I had neither the time
nor financial resources to spend
seven years at the polytechnic before
going to lav school," Mr Jones said,
"and I successfully pleaded to give
me a chance to prove I could do the
course in less time'.


Mr Jones
September


entered the polytechnic in
1956 and, studying, allowing
Please see PROFILE Pare 8


Page 7


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PROFILE From Page -
himself only three hours sleep each night,
working at part time jobs and studying on
veek ends and during vacations, he
achieved, nine months later, in the
Cambridge General Certificate of Educa-
tion Examination, Ordinary level, full
passes in English, English Lierature,
History, Economics and British Constit-
ution.
Fell Short
In the examination, Mr Jones had taken
Latin also, but failed in that subject. In the
examinations in June 1958, however, he
successfully took that subject again at the
Ordinary level, at the same time passing in
Economics, British Constitution, and Hist-
ory at the Advanced Level. He fell short,
by three marks, of a full pass in Economic
History.


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"The school rec-
ognised the kind of vork I
had put in," Mr Jones said,
"because, m eighteen school-months, I had
achieved what they said I would take 7 years
to do, but it called for a great deal of study
and sacrifice to do this."

Mr Jones entered Gray's Inn early in 1959
and began his study of law, at the same time
enrolling as an external student at London
University, adding to this a correspondence
course in law. Carrying on the routine of
intensive study with only three hours sleep
per night, he successfully completed his bar
examinations in 2 years and 9 months, 3
months less that the average time taken for
these examinations.

The next six months were spent in a post-
final course, learning the practical applic-
ation of the law, and in recognition of his
outstanding success in that course, the
Governing Body invited Mr Jones to
deliver the valedictory address to the grad-
uating class.

"I was called to the Bar on 6th Feb-
ruary 1962", Mr Jones said, "I was
then qualified to practice lav and,
normally I should have been going
home then, but I vas flat broke and
had no money to pay my passage."

To overcome this difficulty, Mr Jones took


a job vith a firm of solicitors and, after two
years, returned to Grenada in October
1964, and "hungouthis shingle."

A few months later, he accepted an invit-
ation from Herbert Blaize, then Chief Min-
ister of Grenada, to be appointed Magis-
trate, a post he held for about a year before
returning to private practice.

Shortly after, in anticipation of Grenada's
advanced Constitution to be a State in Ass-
ociation with Britain, he accepted an invit-
ation from Blaize to head Grenada's Min-
istry of Foreign Affairs.

In furtherance of this, Mr Jones vent on
secondment to the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs in Jamaica, returning to establish
such a Ministry in Grenada
v n the Constitution
S went into ef-


fect in March 1967, and heading that Min-
istry as a Civil Servant with the title of
Senior Assistant Secretary.
Was Unsuccessful
Mr Jones relinquished that post to contest
the elections of August 1967 under the ban-
ner of Blaize's Grenada National Party. He
was unsuccessful but Blaize, as Leader of
the Opposition, nominated him to a seat in
the Senate.

He was again unsuccessful in the elections of
1972 and again vas nominated to the Senate
by Blaize as Leader of the Opposition. He
did not contest the elections of 1976 but was
again nominated as an Opposition member
of the Senate, a post he held until the New
Jevel Movement revolution of 13th March
1979.

With the return of parliamentary democ-
racy after the military intervention of 1983,
in the elections of 1984, Mr Jones success-
fully contested a seat in the House of Repre-
sentatives under the banner of the New
National Party led by Herbert Blaize.

fle has held, at various times, the Ministries
of Legal Affairs, External Affairs, Agric-
ulture, Tourism and Forestry & Lands, and
the post of Attorney General.
Please See PROFILE Page 9


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NEWS SHORTS]


British Assistance To
Education-

Refurbished by the British Government at a
cost of some EC$1.3 million, additional
facilities of the Hillsborough School in
Carriacou were officially opened on Jan-
nary 7th.

This project included, not only the upgrad-
ing of the school, but provision of facilities
& equipment and technical and vocational
training.

Additionally, several teachers have received
training under the United Kingdom Region-
al Training Programme, and tvo school
buses have been provided to convey child-
ren to the school from outlying districts.

On the mainland, under the British Heads of
Mission Gift Scheme, Mr Alan Drury,
Resident British Representative presented,
on January 17th, a microscope' and
biological slides to the Grenville Secondary
School.


PROFILE From Page 8
In January 1989, he was promoted to the
Post of Deputy Prime Minister and was
appointed Prime Minister by the Gover-
nor General on the death of Blaize on
19th December 1989.

Mr Jones nov heads the minority Govern-
ment of The National Party, the organ-
isation launched by Blaize vhen he
(Blaize) broke away from the New Nat-
ional Party (NNP) following friction
with Dr Keith Mitchell, NNP Political
Leader-

It lies in the Prime Minister's discretion
to fix the date for the next General Elect-
ions, provided that date is before March
28th next, and political observers fore-
cast that that date is likely to be within the
first two weeks of March net.


Fourth Lome Convention
Signed

Grenada was among the 66 African, Carib-
bean and Pacific (ACP) States which signed
the 4th Lome Convention in Togo on
December 15th.

Signing on behalf of Grenada was Mr
Denneth Modeste, Permanent Secretary in
the Ministry of External Affairs.

Mr Modeste told the Government Inform-
ation Service (GIS) that, in addition to
trade, aid and financial & technical co-
operation, this Convention covers a new
area, that of Cultural Co-operation.

This Convention took 18 months to be negot-
iated, Mr Modeste said, and it will remain in
force for 10 years.


List Of Electors Now In
Force

According to the Government Information
Service (GIS), the House Of Representatives
Election Act provides that the List of
Electors shall come into force on such date
as the Governor General may proclaim.

In this connection, Governor General Sir
Paul Scoon has issued a Proclamation bring-
ing into force, with effect from January
12th, the List of Electors which will be used
at the forthcoming General Election.


Grenada At Co-operation
Meeting

Mr Denneth Modeste, Permanent Secretary
in the Ministry of External Affairs, repre-
sented Grenada at a 2-day meeting of
officials which started in Caracas, Venez-
uela on January 12t
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NEWS SHORTS From Page 9
Purpose of the meeting was to discuss mech-
anisms for increasing co-operation be-
tween the Caribbean and Latin America,
and present were officials from countries of
the Caribbean Community, Venezuela and
other Latin American countries.

Matters discussed included regional self-
sufficiency in food, joint exploration of the
mineral resources of the region, increased
levels of intra-regional trade and the
sharing of technology.

The idea of this meeting vas born on Aug-
ust 5th 1989 when Venezuelan President
Carlos Andres Perez met in Tobago with
the Heads of Government of Barbados,
Guyana, Jamaica, St.Vincent and Trinidad
& Tobago.


Britain Funds Drug Education
Project


Britain is to fund an EC$77
education project in schools
Caribbean.


thousand drug
in the Eastern


caused by drug abuse, and the fund vill
cover the cost of surveys, workshops/
seminars, production of posters and a
booklet, consultants, education studies and
overall project management.

OECS Aids Fishermen.


The Fisheries Unit of the Organisation of
East Caribbean States (OECS) has presented
EC$20,000 to the Department of Fisheries
to fund a Small Project Programme for
Grenadian fishermen.

The presentation vas made on January 12th
following the signing of an Agreement and,
according to the Government Information
Service (GIS), this is the first disbursement
covering an EC$35,000 project entitled
"Fishermen Training For Increased Pro-
ductivity". ;

Among other subjects, fishermen vill be
trained in navigation, safety at sea and the
use of longlines.


The project will be conducted in eight
Eastern Caribbean countries by the
Barbados based Caribbean Network of Edu-
cation Innovation for Development
(CARNEID).

On January llth inBarbados, a Memoran-
dum of Understanding covering the project
was signed by Acting British High Com-
missioner, Mr George Edmonds Brown and
CARNEID's Director, Mr Hubert Charles.

Following the signing, Mr Brown handed
over to Mr Charles the grant which vill
fund the project.

Aim of the project is to increase awareness
of secondary school students of the damage


British Aid For Prisons


Britain has approved another development
aid loan of some EC$455, 000 for improve-
ment and expansion of the Richmond Hill
Prison.

These funds will provide for construction
of a dining shed, new access to the prison
yard, alterations and extensions to the Fe-
male Block, conversion of the Officers
Quarters to a Reception Area and convers-
ion of the Remand Block into a borstal.

The funds will be applied also to such other
additions works as may be agreed by the
Governments of Grenada and the United
Kingdom.


20th January 1990
Printed & Pblished By The Proptiaor
Albser HuSges, Journalist
Of Scott Sauet, St Georges Grenada, Wertiies
(P.O.Box 65: Phone [809] 440 2538: Cables HUSON, Grenala)


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IVolume 18 Saturday 20th January 1990 Number 1


NO COALITION


FOR NDC
".. tt will omnC
ma&G arenrstians uneasy
andu scaredl..."
s mr d;


SR NICHOLAS BRATH-
M waite Political Leader of the
National Democratic Con-
gress (NDC), has ruled out
any possibility that his party will team up
with any other party to fight the General
Elections due to be held before March 28th
next.
In an interview with NEWSLETTER on
January 19th, Mr Brathwaite said NDC has
already announced candidates for the 15
seats in the House of Representatives and if
there was an "accommodation" with another
party, he said, some of these candidates
would have to be withdrawn.
' No Intention
"We have no intention to do this", Mr Brath-
waite said, "as that will only make Gre-
nadians uneasy and scared as to whether the
accommodation will last.
The Political Leader said, however, that, if
invited, he would be willing to hold talks
with Prime Minister Ben Jones, Political
Leader of The National Party (TNP).
Those talks, he said, would centre, not on an
"accommodation" to fight the elections, but
on other ways in which "parties can collab-
orate in the national interest."
"NDC is, committed to creating oppor-
tunities for using able Grenadians in various
positions without those Grenadians being
members of NDC," Mr Brathwaite said,
"and those opportunities include appoint-


LA 4B. 6 S


ments as senators or ambassadors".
Rule Out Any Possibility


Following the General Elections of 1984,
and before Mr Brathvaite entered the
political arena, he was Executive Advisor to
Prime Minister Herbert Blaize. At that
time, Dr Keith Mitchell, now Political Lea-
der of the New National (NNP), vas a
member of Blaize's Cabinet and Mr Brath-
vaite disclosed that his experiences then
rule out any possibility of NDC having any
dealings vith NNP.
IN THIS ISSUE
Phag
@ No Coalition For NDC.......... 1
@ Marryshow Plaque Resited.... 2
General Elections March
5th- Mitchell..............-.... 3
PM Pleads For Fight
Against Drugs..............-----... 4
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PLAQUE

RESISTED
"iLLustrious patriot and
primm mover of liestinndian
anittt" : governor Giner~ a

GOVERNOR GENERAL SIR
Paul Scoon has urged Grenadians
SI r to protect and respect the insti-
tutions of their society and those
*i-;.ave opportunity to be leaders in those fa ker /oa FnkErn sl 9
institutions.
"If we do not respect and guard jeal- 11 th at a ceremony commissioning a bronze
ously our main institutions of State plaque commemorating Theophilous Albert
and the people who symbolize the Marrysho, one of Grenada's national he-
authority of those great institutions," roes.
he said, "ve are telling the world we
are nor fit to govern ourselves The plaque was originally donated early in
the 1960s by Grenadians resident in the
Sir Paul made these comments on January Please see Man~wko Page S
NDC Frem PageI
concerned", he said, "and therefore it is of the coming elections be indecisive and the
impossible for me to see any arrangement. country is forced into a coalition govern-
vith the NNP before or after the elections." ment the most likely members of that
coalition will be GULP and NNP.
In spite of public statements to the contrary
by Dr Mitchell and by Sir Eric Gairy, Polit- NDC aill not go into a coalition govern-
ical Leader of the Grenada United. Labour ent with any other political party, Mr
Party. (GULP), Mr Brathvaite said he saw Brathwaite said, because this will open NDC
possibilities that NNP and GULP could to the danger of compromising its position
come together either before or after the to meet the demands of the other party.
elections. There is also the danger, he said, that NDC
Common Ground could be "held to ransom" by the other
I have followed their public party.
statements over the past few months,* Have No Difficulty
he said, "and it seems to me that there Mr Brathwaite said, however, that if there
is common ground between them in is an indecisive result in the elections and
several respects." there were elected people who vished to
"cross the floor", .he would have no
Mr Brathwaite said that, inan interview, Dr difficulty with this, provided he is
Mitchell indicated he has nothing against Sir "comfortable" working with those who
Eric and, on several occasions, Sir Eric has sought to join NDC.
referred to Dr Mitchell as his "political
son." Judging from their utterances on If this could not be arranged, he said, rather
public platforms, Mr Brathwaite said, both than have a coalition government, it would
Sir Eric and Dr Mitchell are "leaving the be better to go back to the polls and allow
dqor open for a possible something." Grenadians to give a mandate to a party
Mr Brathwaite said that, should the results




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..Toe Grenada Volume18Saturday20th January 1990Number1"... t&a-twiUn.n4 !RNICHOLASBRATH waite Political Leader oftheNational Democratic Con gress (NDC), has ruledoutany possibility that his party will team up with any otherpartyto fight thB General Elections due to be held before March 28th nek"t. Inaninterview with NE'NSLETTER on January 19th,MrBrathwaite said NDC hasalready announced candidates forthe15 seats inthe House ofRepresentatives and ifthere was an"accommodation" WiUlanoUler party, he said, someofthese candidates would have to be withdra'fln. 'INoIntention"We have nointention to do ttris" ,Mr waite said, "asLl:latwill only make Gre nadians uneasy and scared as to 'fllleUlerUle accommodation will last. The Political Leader said, hO'flever, that,ifinvited, he wouldbewilling to hold talks with PrimeMinister Ben Jones, Political Leader ofThe NationalParty(TNP). Those talks, he said, would centre, notonan"accommodation" to fight the elections, butonother ways in which "partiescancollab orateinthe national interest." "NDC is, committed to creating oppor-I,tunitiesfor using able Grenadiansin various positions without those Grenadians being membersofNDC,"Mr Brathwaite said, "and those opportunities include appointMRNICHOLASBRATHVAlTEment.sas senatorsor ambassadors" .RuleOut An:KPossibilitY-.Follo'fting the General Elections of1984, arrl beforeMrBrathwaite entered the political arena, he was Advisor toPrimeMinister Herbert Blaize.At that time, DrKeith.Mitchell, nO"flPolitical Leader'of the New National (NNP), was a memberofBlaize's Cabinet and MrBrath waite disclosed that his experiences thenrule outany possibilityofNDC having any dealings withNNP.IN THIS ISSUE @ NoCoalitionForNDC.. 1 @MarryshoY PlaqueResited....2 @ General ElectionsMarch'5th-MitchelL3 @PM PleadsForFight AgainstDrugs .. ,..@ Medical School Alumni HoldConference.._..._....._.6 'il ProfileOfAPrimeMinister,7 @Neys Shorts__9"I saw some behind-t1le-scenes activities involvingDrMitchell and I wasveryPleaseSee NDe pge 2

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Page 2, 'Saturday20thJanuary1990 TheGrenadaNevsletterMARRYSHOWPLAQUER.ESITED a.ntlp.-i.melOOve.of : Gove.-no.-6enenuGOVERNOR GENERALSIRPaul Scoon hasurged Grenadians to protect and respect the insti> tutionsof their society'and those opportunity to be leadersinthose institutions .If ve donotrespect andguard jealouslyour main institutionsofState and thepeople vho symbolisetheauthorityofthosegreatinstitutions,he said,ve aretellingthevorld ve arenorfitto governourselves .Sir Paul made these comments on January 7BEOPBILOUJ!!ALBERTMARRYliIBOV. nFaHier Of FeJenJiunn 11th at a ceremony commissioning a bronze plaque conunemorating Theophilous Albert oneofGrenada's national he-., roes.The plaquewasoriginally donated earlyin the 1960sby Grenadians residentin thePleaseSeeMarrysboy 5I.ofthe corning electionsbe indecisiveandthe countryisforced into a coalition govern ment,t.hemost likely membersofthat coalition will beGULPandNNP.HDCProm 1 conceltned ,hesaid,"and thereforeit is impossible for me toseeany arrangement withthe NNP beforeor after the elections." In spiteofpublic statements to the contrary byDr Mitchelland by Sir Eric Gairy, Polit ical Leaderof the GrenadaUnited.Labol.lr Party (GULP),Mr Brathwaite said he saw possibilities that NNP and GULP could come together either beforeor after theele.ctions .CommonGroundI have follovedtheirpublicstatements over the pastfev months,he said,and itseemsto methat thereiscommongroundbetveenthemin several respects.Mr Brathwaite said that,inan Dr Mitchell indicatEdhehas nothing against Sir Eric and, on several occasions, Sir Eric has referred toDrMitchell as his "politicalson." Judging from their utterancesonpublic platformS, Mr Brathwaite said, boll1Sir Eric and Dr Mitchell are "leaving thedQor open for a possible something. Mr Brathwaite said that, should t.he resultsI,NDC will notgointo a coalition govern-I,ment with any other political party,Mr Brathwaite said, because this '.lill open NDCIto the dangerofcompromising its positionI to meet the demandsof the other party.i Thereisalso the danger,hesaid, that NDC11couldbe"held to ransom" by the other ,I party. I Have No DifficultyMr Brathwaite said, however, that if thereI isan indecisive resultin the elections and I there were elected people who toI"cross the Hoor",he would have nodifficulty wit.h this, provided he 1S"comfortable" '.,orking with those who sought to joinNDC. If this could notbe arranged,hesai'd,rathert1lall have a coalition govermnent, it would be bett.er togo back to the pollsand allo'9.rGrenadians to give a mandate to a pa:ty.

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$ 43.00$77.0040 Issues $390.00 $146.00About 20 IssuesPUlllli::!ledAlUm.ally 10 Iss1res $115_00 20Iss1res$207 _00 TlJeGrenada"-----c __NEWSLETTER Founded 17th Auguat 1973409th IssueCOLUMBIAUNIVERSITYMAllIAMOORSCABOTAVAli!D1984Suhscrintion RatesI .PanbIe In Adva.w:e .POS1JlgePUllBySecondC183sAirMail(Inland. PostIn Grenada)EC$_US$ Hel.mderstood that further efforts werePleaseSee MITCHELL P!!tte 4 The NNP Political Leader said that, last July, when Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Headsof Government nlet in C3relKl.da, efforts were made bypetsormel of the Caribbean Democratic VIUOU (CDU) to patehup the differences between NNP, NDCand TNP .In Spite Of TbeirInfluence CDU represents. all therUling political partiesinCARICOM (with the exceptions of TNPinGrenada and the Peoples National Party in Jamaica) and Dr tvfitchell said that,inspiteof their influence, the CDU efforts at Ulufication had been l.illSuccessful. "There areindividuals inNDC, TNP and Becauseofinternal friction, ho'O,evar, tilere were defections and NDC and TNP subse quent! y became splinter partiesofNNP.DrMitchell expressed the opiluon that no "teaming up"ofpolitical parties will be successful .for tile conring elections andsaid that, neitherbefore the electionsnorafter will NNP be interestedin nlerginl?" or havingan "accommodation" withanyoUrer party. -Inaddition to NNP, three other major par ties will contest those elections. They are the National Democratic C0Ilooress (NDC)ofMrNicholas Brathwaite, The National Party (TNP)formerlyledby the latePrimeMinisterHerbert Blaize and now headedbyMrJones, and the Grenada United Labolll'Party (GULP)ofSirEric Gairy.StrategyWasSuccessful Before the last elections, heldonDecember31'0.1984, three political parties merged toformNNP.They presented a muted frontto defeat GULP, the strategy 'O,as successful and NNPwon14of the 15seatsin t.he HouseofRepresentati vas."--'--'-.,.' -,..-.------'.---_.,-------TbeGrenada Nevsletter Saturday-20thJanuary 1990GENERALELECTIONSMARCH5TH:MITCHELL .. ..". DRKEITHMITCHELL] even GULPwit...'1 whom we can work," he said, "and,iftheYwishedtojoin us,'O,e'Would accept them. D KEITH MITCHELL, PO.. tical Leaderof the New Nationalarty(NNP) predic. ted,onJan uary 19th, thatPrime Minister Ben Jones wlll call electionsforMondayMarch5th, 23 days beforeMarch28th, t.he constitutional deadlinebywhich Grenadians must go to the polls. "Jones will use the Independence ionsofFebruary7thto try to make a. big splash," he said inan interview with NE\lv'SLETTER, "and hewill allll01.mCethe dateforelections t.hen.",

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Saturday20th January 1990,PRIME MINISTER" PLEADS FORFIGHT AGAINST DRUGS;,'.'...__ j,n.thename of 604,pteaseWp.. awhateve..wU-1J!t0u.cu.n-toou.rchUd:rea. .... ; .TheGrenada Newsletter PRIMEMIHDlTER BEN .JOKES 'pRIME .. MINISTERBENJones,in his weekly tel.eVisionbroadcast made on !anuary 19th, appeallld to Grenadians to ensure that their countryhas a stable political climate. "I wish once again to appeal to allGrenadians to exercise tolerance he said "especially during thepaign that has been gaining momentum over the pastfew weeks. Let no one encourage another to make war against his brother. Made This PleaMr Jones made this plea against the back groundofhis disclosure that, on JanUary 16th,representativesofthe World Bank and ofthe Economic Division ofthe Organ isationOf East Caribbean States (OECS) met with Government personnel,in nada, to review Grenada's economic deveI-: opment and future.In. thedraft reporton theisland's future,he said, the teamof experts noted that "Gre nadahas bright prospectsintourism and manufacturing. "The experts also com mented that Grenadahas a highly divers ified agricultural base focussed on bananas nutmegsand cocoa, but that the country has not been able to produce a "regulatory environment"inthe agricultural sector.ThePrime Minister said he considered these remarks most encouraging and thattheyre flectthe painstaking effortsoftheGovern ment to putthecountry and theeconomyona sound base. "There are, however, difficulties tobe over come,"he said, "if we aretorealisethe and develop-Imentin tourism and manUfacturing" .j. Must Be ReViewed I be Imake them effectnreand more attractive toi localand foreign investors,he said. SomeIreforms have already been undertaken along those lines, he continued,but much more mustbe Q,9ne.Please See .JOKES 5 MITCHELL Prom 3made when CDUpersonnel was in Grenada forthe ftmeral ofPrime Min ister Blaize, but nobody had spoken to him.They may have talked to BenJones, -he said, -but they did not talkto meprobably because they know myposition is that there should never have been a splitinNNP.Prep-Bed To Listen NNJ;isthe "home for all", Mitchell said, and, even if"mistakes" have been made, heisprepared to listen to proposals. Mr JoneslBdphoned him once,he said, it had .. conversation and Mr Jones hadsaid that, after the funeral, they must "talk and look at things." However, therehadbeennodevelopments after UlatprMilchell said that "feedback" indicated to him tilat NNPisgaining strength.He believes theyouth voteis swinging inhis' direction andhelooks forward tothecoming elections confidence. [Emil;

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Page 5 MARRY SHOW PromPH.2Ne.therlands Antilles aDdhad been Jtect"ed on the Esplanade, in the heart ofSt Georges, _.by the then St George.s City COUIlGil.The Esplanadewas, at that time.,a public park but that areahas since been overbuilt with shopsand bars and was thoughttohave become unsuitable as a site for the plaque.Presented To The PeoRleAsa result,it was removed, and, at the ceremonyon the 11th, was "presentedto the peopleofGrenada", erectedon the groundsof Marryshow House,head quarters of the Extramural Department of the Universityof the West IndIeS. Costof the resiting was met by Gre nadians resident York. Marryshowwasactive 111Grenadian politics early inthis centuryand was responsible almost slnglehandedly through agitation, in having Col ony rule replaced by representative gov ernment.He was foremost alsointhedrive for a unified Westindiesand earned the tileof"FatherofFederation." Sir Paul referred to as "this illustrious patriotandprime moverofWestindian unity"and said that by any computationofhiscontributionto the growth ofGrenadian societyandto that ofthe wider Caribbean, Marrysho't1must standas "a man of vision. Also speakingonthis occasion, Mr George McGuire, MinisterofEducatlonandMember forthe Town ofSt.George, said Marryshowhas been a "towering figure"in Caribbean politics whose con tribution to Grenadian lifeand pohttcs "can never be devalued. The BORe Mr McGuire recounted someof Marry show's political achievements andex pressed the hope thathis manners, philosophyandvalues stay always fresh with Grenadians. "May the pursuitofhis truth lead us to the floweringof democracy inGrenada," he said. .JONESFzum4The Prime Minister said there are frightening soundsandsigns ar,eappearing along the pathto the natlon s success.Hereferredtotheproblemofdrug abuse which, he said,isworseningintheGrenadian society with numbersof Y0lU"Jg people, includirig school children, becoming usersof drugs. The tragic resultsof abuse obvious to all, he sw.d,andas tn telligent people, Grenadiansto take heed andguardthemselwsagainst fallinginto the trapofthe drug pushers, the writableangels ofdeath. A National ProblemMr Jones said drug abuse is a natio?ai problem which requiresthecooperatlon oftheentire community becausenogovernment, by itself, can solve it."Iappealtoyou,toall i)f you,in u:rename of God,"hesaid, "please help111whatever way you cantoprotect our children,thefutureof Grenada, Carria-I couandPetit Martinique. "ThePrime Minister closed his address 'lilithan exhortation thatGreIlZl4ians ensure that thesoon-to-be-held electionsis an event freeofcrisis, stamped with the sealofresponsibleanddisciplined behaviour, an event which will beremembered with;:Jride."AiOVe story with a sad endingis that oftheyoung British seaman, Inkle, who .. early intheseventeenth century, went ashore on theSpanish Main with some ofhisshipmates.The partywas captured by Indians and were all killed except Inkle whowas hidden by a young Indian girl whosenamewasYarico Yarico got Inkle safely back tohis shipand, beinginlove with him, followed him on board and himtoBarbados. \hen they arrived at Barbados, however, hilde reject.ed Yaricoand sold her mto slavery.

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Page 6Saturday20th January The Grenada NewsletterMBDICAL SCHOOLALUMNIHOLDCONfERENCE Ikm-f...,......._nounuln"""""isD""oflMXirftljtillownnali.culCOUaJBfAHELl) AT Uw:.it...UniversitySchool Of Medicine on 20th and 21st January, the Alumni of the Schoolpresented PrimeMim1tlraen Jones with a Valuable assort Imntpf41'ugs for use by the Ministryof ft<.Yth.A!;t'\\pti:ngtMgift,mll9Tit.thePrimesmdtb:lli\I'f;l&wryvwt!lvrnleqontribuYQnt9.tmftw'ft"(Jf@M4.fl.o\II..IMtdgahiltofmomyWftIIt@toftimUtiD,Q$@"g"glup,liQtj University Schoorof Medicine vas,_blished in Grenadain 1977with a Studint body of195, andhas since setupa branch,theKingstown Medical College, in St Vincent.MrJones saidhehas been told that there are nov some2,500 gr?lduates of the School,of vhichl,900gradUated from Grenada.TI:1e prime Minister congratulatedthe Vicer G;lmt1rienorofthe School, Dr Keith Tayior,.and'his predecessor, the late Dr Geoffrey Bourne, on the successof the School, and pledged the continuing supportofGovernment. ;Thepresentation ceremony vas part of theAlumni Association'sSecondAnnualMedicallJpdate, a continuing medical education conference.Thefirst conference vasheld in honour ofDrBourne vho diedin July1988, and this year's conference honoured Dr Morris Alpert,Deanof theKingstown MedicalCollege.Among other topics discussed at the Con ference werethe subjectsofhepatitis, peptic ulcerdisease,sarcoidosis, hypertensionandthe medical andsocial aspectsofoccupat. ionaldisease, the last beingbased on theasbestosis model. EiJ'lyintbfloneoftMprobl@!minW",gtImlilllVallthel)finmwdC4ribbelm..It that, intheBahamas alone, &t
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__ P-age"'---7-1PROFILEOFAPRIM.the Mr J0!J.eSsaved his Inoney in Aruba and,atteruilng Behure Presbytepat1 pnmary returl11ngto Grenada m January 1956,bmIt pubhcschooL ahouseforhismother. With what ever moneyhe hadleft, he thenILeaving that school in1943, hewent to Englaruiwith thehopeofI secured a job with a merchant fulfillinghis ambition to become a in Grenville, Grenada's second barrister. t<)wn, but,after three months, .1 UndertookThe Study: left that occupationtobecome With oll1y primaryschoolIAssistant Overseer on Paradise .. education, it was. necessary toIIEstatejust north of Grenville Improve his academcbackground.Rank OfCor oral "-_'_.:beforeheundertookthe studyof Ip__. -" -. lawand toaccomphsh this,he That employment,too, came to y"""""""""""""NN""""""N"""", entered the Polyan endafter tirree months PRIMEMJIDBTER .. .., BENJOBEPH10KEStecbnic. World WarII then m It s"-''''''''''''''';;''''''''''N''''-':'''''''''''''')"J fifth yearand, on 8th January 1944 ..JonesIntErvieved by the polytechnic's officials, ell1isted inthe WindwardIslands Battalionhe was told that students with secondary of the South Caribbean Force.He served in edi,1Cation could complete the course in 5 StLucia, DominicaandGrenada before years but that,Witil his primary education, being demobilsed, early in1946 ,villi the hecould not get through it inless U1al1 7 non-commissioned rank ofcorporal. years"The army did muchto devebp me phys icallyand instill a senseofdiscipline," MrIJonessaid in a recent interview withNEViS LETTER, "and I believe everyY01IDgman and,possibly, every youngwoman, shoulddoa stintofmilitary training. After leaving thearmy,loArJones returnedIto the agricultural field, accepting a jobas. 'Assistant Overseer on Carriere Estate,IIbeing promoted shortly after, atage21.toI the postof Overseer on that estate.-ItoldthemI vasthenalready 32 old and I hadneitherthetime nor 'firiancialresourcesto spend sevenyearsat the polytechnic before goingtolav school.-MrJones said. -andIsuccessfully pleadedtogivemeachancetoprove 1coulddothecoursein less time. -. Mr Jones enteredthe polytechnic in Sepfurnber 1956 and, studying, allowingPlease seePROPILE

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Page 8 Saturday 20th January 1990 The Grenada NewsletterWith the returnofparliamentary democ racy after the military intervention of1983,inthe electionsof1984,Mr Jones success fully contest.ed a seat inthe House ofRepre sentatives under the banner ofthe NewNational Party led by Herbert Blaize.He wasagain unsuccessfulinthe electionsof1972 and again was nominated to the Senate by Blaize asLead.er ofthe Opposition.Hedid not contest. the electionsof1976 but was again nominated as an Opposition memberofthe Senate, a post he held until the New Jewel Movement revolutionof13th March 1979. fectinMarch 1967, and heading that Min istry as a Civil Servant with the titleofSenior Assistant Secretary. Was UnsuccessfulMr Jones relinquished that post to contest the electionsof August 1967 under the ban nerofBlaize's Grenada National Party.He vas unsuccessful but Blaize, as Leaderofthe Opposition, nominated him to a seatinthe Senate In furtheranceof this, Mr Jones went onsecondment to the MinistryofForeign Affairs in Jamaica, ret.urning to establish such a MinistryinGrenada when the new Constitution went into efA fe'i1montbs later, he acceptedaninvit ationfromHerbert Blaize, then Chief Min isterofGrenada, to be appointed Magis trate, a post he held for about a year before ret.urning to private practice. Shortly after,inanticipationofGrenada's advanced Constitution to be a StateinAss ociation with Brit.ain, he accepted an invit ation from Blaize to head Grenada's Min istryofForeign Affairs. a job with afirmofsolicitors and, after two years, ret.urned to GrenadainOctober 1964,and "hung out his shingle.""I vascalledtothe Baron6thFeb ruary 1962\Mr Jones said.-I vasthen qualified to practice lawand. normally 1 should haw beengoinghome then. but Ivasflat brokeand had no money to paymy passage. "The next six months were spentina post final course, learning the practical applic ationofthe law,and inrecognitionofhis outstanding successinthat course, the Governing Body invitedMr JorJ8s to deliver the valedictory address to the grad uating class."The school recognised the kindof work I had put in,"Mr Jones said, "because, m eighteen schOOl-months, I hadachieved what they said I would take 7 years to do,butitcalled for a great dealofst.udy and sacrifice to do this. "Mr Jones entered Gray's Inn earlyin1959andbeganhis studyof law, atthe same time enrolling as an external student at London University, adding to this a correspondence coursein law. Carryingonthe routineof intensive study with only three hours sleep per night, he successfully completed his bar examinations in2 yearsand 9 months, 3 months less that the average time taken for these examinations.PROPILH Prom Pge 7 himself only three hours sleep each night, working atparttime jobs andst.udying on week ends and during vacations, he achieved, nine months later,inthe Cambridge General CertificateofEduca tion Examination, Ordinary level, full passesinEnglish, English L;t;m:iture, History, Economics and British Constit ution.FellShortIn the examination, Mr Joneshadtaken Latin also, but failedinthat subject. In the examinations in June 1958, however, hesuccessfully took that subject. again at the Ordinary level, at the same time passing in Economics, British ConstitUtion,andijist oryat the Advanced Level. Hefellshort, by three marks, ofa fullpassinEconomic History. ,Hehas held,at. various times, the MinistriesofLegal Affairs, External Affairs, Agric ult.ure, TourismandForestry&Lands, and thepost.of Attorney General.LT_"_ ... _o_ve_re_ome__

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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 20th Jenuary 1990 Page 9INEWSSHORTSIIIBritishAssistanceToEducation.Refurbishedby the British Governmentatacostofsome EC$1.3 million, additional facilities oftheHillsborough Schoolin Carriacou were officially opened on Jan nary 7th.This project included, not only the upgrad ingoftheschool, but provision ofJacilities &equipment and technical and vocational training. Additionally, several teachers have received training under theUnited KingdomRegion.-: alTraining Programme, and tvo school buseshave been provided to convey child. rento the school from outlying districts. Onthe mainland, underthe BritishHeadsofMission Gift Scheme, Mr Alan Drury, Resident British Representative presented, on January 17th, a microscope' and biological slides to the Grenville Secondary School.PROPILE Prom Pge 8In January 1989, he vas promoted t.o thePostofDeputy Prime Minister andwas appointed Prime Minister by tl1e Gover nor Generalon the deathofBlaizeon19th December 1989. Mr Jonesnovheads the minority Govern mentofThe National Party, the organ isation launchedbyBlaize whenhe(Blaize) broke away from theNe'(;! Nat ional Party (NNP) following friction withDrKeith Mitchell, NNP Political LeaderIt liesinthePrime Minister's discretion to fixthedate for the next General Elect ions, provided that dateisbefore March 28th next, and political observers fore cast thatthat dateislikely tobewithinthefirst two weeksof March next. ----......l$ii4l""""' ...... ---Fourth LomeConvention Sigged Grenada was amongthe66 African, Carib bean and Pacific (ACP) States which signedthe 4th Lome ConventioninTogoonDecember15th.Signing on behalfofGrenada was Mr Denneth Modeste, Permanent Secretaryin the Ministryof External Affairs .. Mr Mod.este told theGovernmetitlnt9rm ation Service (GIS) that,inaddition to trade, aid and financial& tee:hnicl:l1. operation, this Convention covers a newarea, thatofCultural Co-operation. This Convention took18months tobenegot iated, Mr Modeste said, and itwill remaininforce for10years.ListOf ElectorsNow In ForeeAccording to the Government Information Service (GIS), the HouseOfRepresentatives Election Act provides that the ListofElectors shall come into forceonsuch date as the Governor General may proclaim. In this connection, Governor General Sir Paul Scoon has issued a Proclamation bring ing into force, with effectfrom Ja..'1uary 12th, the ListofElectors which willbeusedat the forthcoming General Election.GrenadaAtCo-operation Meeting.Mr Dennetll Modeste, Permanent Secretary in the Ministryof External Affairs, repre sented Grenadaata 2-day meetingofofficials which startedin Caracas, Venez uelaonJanuary 12t PleaseSeeHEWS SHORTS pge 10

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Page 10 Saturday 20thJanuaty 1990 The Grenada NewsletterHl!WSmORTSProm.PIft9 Purpose of the meeting vas to discuss mech anisms for increasing co-operationbe. tveentheCaribbeanand Latin America, and present vere officialsfromcolIDtries of the Caribbean CommlIDity, Venezuela andother Latin American countries ..causedby drug abuse,andthefund vill cover the cost of surveys, vorkshopsJ sennnars, production of posters and a booklet, consultants, education studies andoverall project management. . ,Matters discussedincluded regional self sufficiency infood,joint explorationofthe mineral resources of the region, increased levels ofintra-regional tradeand the sharing oftechnology.Theidea of this meetingborn on Aug ust5th1989 vhen Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez met inTobago viththe Headsof Government .of Barbados,Guyana,Jamaica, St.Vincent and Trinidad& Tobago..... Britain Funds Drug Education Project Britain istofund an EC$77 thousand drug education project in schools inthe Eastern Caribbean. OECS Aids.Fishermeo. TheFisheries Unit ofthe Organisation ofEastCaribbeanStates(OECS) bas presented EC$20,000to the Department of Fisheries tofundaSmallProject Programme for Grenadian fishermen.Thepresentation madeon January 12th following thesigningof an Agreement and, according to the Government Information Service(GIS),thisisthefirst disbursement covering anEC$35,000project entitled "Fishermen Training For Productivity".". Among othersubjects,fishermen villbe trained in navigation; safety at sea andtheuseoflonglines.Thesefunds will provide for constuctrion of a diningshed, nevaccess totheprison yard, alterations andextensions totheFe male Block, conversionoftheOfficers Quarters toa Reception Area and convers ion ofthe Remand Block into a borstal. Britain has approved another development aidloan ofsomeEC$455;000for improve mentandexpansionoftheRichmondHillPrison .BritishAidForPrisonsThefunds villbe applied alsoto such other additions vorks maybeagreed bytheAimoftheprojectisto increase avareness Governmentsof Grenadaand theUnitedof secondary school students ofthe damage Kingdom.Follovingthesigning, Mr Brovn handed over toMr Charles the grant vhich villfund the project.Theproject willbe conducted in eight Ea$tern Caribbean countries bythe BarbadosbasedCaribbean Netvork ofEducation Innovation for Development (CARNEID).. On January11th,inBarbados, aMemoran dumof Understanding covering theproject vas signedby Acting BritishHighCommissioner, Mr..GeorgeEdmonds Brovnand CARNEID's Director, Mr Hubert Charles.iii2OtIl.J8111l8IY1990Prin1eda:PublishedBy1'bePmtnie1mAlis1er Hve:hes. Jo1lID8list Of ScottS_t.StGeo:Ig:e;s.GreJUUla. WestiD4ies(P.O.BoJ:: 65: Phone (809)4402538: eaftJnHusoN.GreJUUla)---.. ......