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Page 2 Saturday 15th September 1990 The Grenada Nevslet


MISSION


HEAD S


RECALL


THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DI
of the Grenada Government is cc
the possibility of having join
representation with other membi
Organisation of East C.aribbean States (OEC,

This was disclosed on September 12th by Mv
Payne-Banfield, Permanent Secretary in the
of External Affairs and Head of the E
Service.

"One of the very important things which we
vill have to look at. is the question of how
many votes you have in certain orign-
isations," she said.

Mrs Payne-Banfield .as speaking at. a meet-
ing with the media of Heads of Grenada's
overseas missions who, following the
General Elections last March, had been
recalled for consultation on developments
in Grenada and familiarisation with current
projects.
Arrived In Grenada
The Heads of Mission arrived in Grenada
over the weekend of 8thi9th September and
had a meeting vith Governor General Sir
Paul Scoon on Monday 10th. Briefing at the
Ministry of External Affairs began on the
same day and included a -meeting- ith
Prime Minister Nicholas Brathw-aite who
outlined Grenada's foreign policy..

On September 10 th, there was a session with
the Director of Trade, Mr Vaughn Renvick
and with Mr Stephen John, the Manager of
the Marketing and National Importing
Board. There were also le-ngthy discussions
vith Mr Juie Bernard, Director of
Tourism.

"Yesterday afternoon we had our tvo most
imiportait sessionss" Mrs Pavre-Banfield
said. "They were with the Ministry of
Finance and involved were the Director
General of Finance, Lauriston Wilson Jr.


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On September 12th, the Heads of Missions
met a delegation from the Private Sector
comprising Mr Gus Cruickshar i., President
of the Hotel Association, Mr M1ichael
Minors, President of the Grenada Chamber
of Industry & Commerce, Mr Justin
Francis, President of the Employers'
Federation and Mr George Williamson,
President of the Grenada Manufacturers'
Association.
Certain Agricultural Projects
Following the .meeting with the media on
September 12th, the Head.s were scheduled
to tour certain agricultural projects and to
have a meeting with Ministers of
Please See HEADS Page 3
Cocoa Fmm Page 1
the current year, the average selling
price up to 20th June last was EC$2. 13
per potnd indd the Board expects that by
the end of the crop-year. 30th Sep-
tember, this figure will have risen to
EC$2.15 per pound. The average
selling price in the crop-year 1988/89
v*as EC$2.190 per pound.

The Cocoa Association meets in
General Meeting on September 27th to
elect a new Board of Manageiment for
the coming crop-year, October 1990 to
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APPEAL From Page 3


General of the Peoples Revolutionary Army
(PRA) and several of his commissioned
officers. They have all been condemned
to hang for the machine-gun slaying of
Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.
A Power Struggle
In addition to Bishop, ten other persons,
including members of Bishop's Cabinet,
vere victims of that bloody incident arising
from a power struggle which took place
seven years ago in Bishop's left-ving New
Jevel Movement.


Defence was charged with completing its
final arguments by Friday'21st September.
Sir Frederick made it clear that the hearing
vould definitely not go beyond that date.
May Give Their Submissions
"The Defence vill have its opportunity to
reply to any new matter the Prosecution
may have raised," Sir Frederick said. "If
they feel they do not have enough time to do
so, then they may give their submissions to
the Court in writing, but I am closing this
appeal on Friday 21st September."


THE GRENADA COURT OF APPEAL












MR JUSTICE REX MCKAY BIR FREDERICK SMITH MR JUBTLC.F TIU- KENDALL
President
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The Court is considering also appeals of
three persons, foot soldiers in the PRA, who
were the actual triggermen in the slaying.
The jury came to the conclusion that these
foot soldiers acted under what, they (the
soldiers) thought, were legitimate orders.

According to Grenada's law, the killings, in
those circumstances, were not murder but
manslaughter, anrd the jury found them
guilty for that offense. They were sentenced
to long prison terms.
The 100th Working Day
Hearings of these appeals started on 30th
May 1988. The eleven-man Defence
Team, led by Jamaican barrister Mr Ian
Ramsay, completed presentation of its 40-
plus grounds of appeal on June 19th last,
that date being the 100th working day of the
Court since hearings of these appeals began.

The Prosecution began its submissions on
June 20th, completing its task in 16 working
days, arnd, starting on September 12th, the


In his submissions or September 11th, Mr
Hudson-Phillips dealt. ith the 'three
remaining Grounds of Appeal to which the
Prosecution had not yet replied.. The first
was that the jury's verdicts were unreason-
able. The second Ground was that the
Prosecution did not institute an invest-
igation when "the evidence disclosed"' that
the shooting incident was triggered when
the crowd fired on Uth A-t'--'hment of the
PRA which had been sent to recapture PRA
Headquarters, Fort Rupe.rt, from the
crowd.
Unparalleled Array Of Errors
The third Ground was that "the entire Trial
presented an unparalleled array of errors,
mistakes and failures of elementary justice


With reference to thb -irst Ground, Mr
Hudson-Phillips said there was an abund-
ance of evidence on which the jury was
justified in returning the vr4icts they did.
Please Se A.-PEAL Page 5


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APPEAL From Pare 4


The evidence put forward by the Prose-
cution was not dross-examined or tested by
the accused who .had sacked their, legal
representatives, he said;,but thi Trial Judge
had.given directions to the Jury which vere
"eminently favourable to the accused".

Concerning thesecond Ground, Mr Hudson-
Phillips said there is -no evidence that the
crowd had fired on the PRA.


There Was No Ne
With reference to the third
Hudson-Phillips said
there vmas no need for him
to reply except in the case.
of the alleged bias of the
Registrar, Miss Denise
Campbell, .who, before
her appoi Eitnt W- Sat"
post, ha --.e a-~.re-ber
of the Prosecution Teah. r

The test of bias, he said, is
whether the thought of
bias would arise in the
mind of a reasonable, fair-
minded person who
knows the facts.

In this case, he said, the
facts are that the only
connection the Registrar
had with the Maurice
Bishop Murder Trial was
that, by a method set out.
in law, she had to select an
array of persons from
which the jury would be
cho sen.Ws
That Was Ridiculous


Sif that would raise the
question of bias in the
mid r of a reasonable, fair-
minded person, he said,
then the fact that the
Registrar is a paid servant
of the Government. should
also raise that question,
I and Mr Hudson-Phillips
thought that was
ridiculous.

SIn his final submissions to
the Coutrt. Leader of he
Defence Team, J r aican
Mr Ian Ramsay, returned


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on September 13th4 to one of the most
coitrovercial points to be considered by the
Judges.
No Legal Right
Mr~ Rarnsay argued that, according to
GFeia da's Constitution, Judge Dennis
Byron, the juge in the Murder Trial, had
had no legal right to impose sentences of
death and imprisonment on the accused.


*ed The background to Mr Ramsay's argument
Ad Ground, Mr is that,. at the Trial, the accused persons
M f M w .j'iww,,,, ;disrupted the ,proceed-
EXTRACT FROM THE' ings ot
GRENADA chanting, staripig"aihd
CONSTITUTION .clappi; .forcmg the
-,-.~. g: ;J to have them
Removed from the
S : J.SCTIONI courtroom before the
PIf any person is charged trialcould proceed.
"with a criminal offence,
then, unless the charge Is According to Grenada's
.withdrawn. the case shall onstitution everyone
.be afforded a fair hearing has a right to be present
at his own trial unless he
thinhn a reasonable t.me
y an e so conducts himself i
.y an independent. . suc a way asto mae t.
impartial court established ipracticabe to contmue
by law.........and except with in im s presence. n
his own consent the trial ;m accused presents this
,shall not take place in hiss problem, the Constitu-
!absence unless he so con- 0 tion says, the Judge may
ducts himself as to render rmake an order to have
the continuance of the pro- him removed and. for the
:ceedinqs in his absence trial to proceed in his
|impracticable and the court abseice.
has ordered him to be -higblghted
removed and the trial to Thsre is, howvevr, an
-rMr~o m--; D, osin the
,proceed in his absence. important provio in th
S-onstitution which has
Pr s been forcefully high-
Provided a in suc lighted by the Defe c-e
Scirm c mayr matld which e basis of
be prescribed by w the claim that Judge
Sthe trial may take Byron -,d had no legal
place in the absence o rit to impose the
the person charged so_ sentences of death and
long as no punish emen imprsomfdent.
I of R de 0t or ffpris onl-
Sment ifi-her then ; m- That proviso says that,
sonment in d efaul in such circumstances as


imay be prescribed by
av, tPhe trial may take
place in the absence of
the person charged so
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a of pyment sf a fie

his conviction
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W e Iwe fepin irynn small cou iet s with
very srEnst mrk4ets to deal with very lorge
Jfreign pfTarm Wusatica companies


HI EAWTERf CAROMIEA
SDrug Service (ECDS) began a
new phase of its life on
September 5th when it grad-
uated from support by the United States
Agency For international Development
(USAID) and launched. out as a self-
supporting organisation.

Established some fie f years ago to be drugs-
purchasing-agent for the countries of the
Organisation of East Caribbean States
(OECS), ECDS has received over US$3.1
million from USAID.

This. support covered staff training,
vehicles, computer har 'adare and offices,


and now operating on .its own, ECDS vill
derive its operating expenses from a 15%
fee on the purchase of all pharmaceuticals.

In a press release, the United States
Information Service (USIS) reports that
ECDS is studying ways in which it can
expand its services into the area of medical
supplies.

Dr Vaugha Lewis, OECS Director Geeral,
told USIS, "The OECS attempts to do that
viich can be done at a regional level in a
more cost-effective and efficient manner.or
which.the nation-al Governmients could not
affo.rd. to und.ertafe on their on'......
Please See ECDS Pge 7


APPEAL From Page 5


long as no punishment of death or
imprisonment (other than imprisonment in
default of payment of a fine) is awarded in
event of a conviction."

Mr Ramsay's argument is that, according to
this proviso, the trial may proceed in the
absence of the accused but, if the person is
found guilty, the Judge has no authority to
send them to prison or condemn them to
death.
Must Not Be Pronounced ,, .
The Prosecution puts anE4erfiterpretation
oit h.his- prIoi What itW me- L the
-prosrcution says, is .t-t the-. dised person
my.._be-entn'fftt the courtroom hiile the
t tial proceeds, but, if they are found guiJlty
sentence must not be pronounced in their
absence, they must be brought back to the
courtroom for this.

Mr Ramsay had another argurtit. if
;uon ,..h-said, orda 7 t
i i.ud~g~.,asd,' ordered the


accused. to be taken from the courtroom
but did not comply with the Constitution
and make a specific order that the trial
vould proceed in their absence. This, the
Leader of the Defence says, made it illegal
for the Judge to continue the trial in the
absence of the accused.

The week closed on Friday jipteinber"14th
withthe Defernj rindi goff replies to the
Proseciittiou on a number of podiits includ-.
i:mg tl EqIPsttIns fthe fairess of the Trial
SJudg's summin 'I tl.o the juryv and whether
a soldier has a complete defence if he kills
when acting under superior orders.

When the Court resumes on Monday
September 17th, it. will be the first day of
the final week of hearings of these appeals.
President Sir Fredierik Smith h sat t,
witlft faill t-k ffi gn .. a uthan- t
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TAWU/CWC



DISPUTE
V"THE WORKERS A RE NO Z ONGER PREPARED TO


1SUBS/I/SE THE CVWC

R CHESTER HUMPHREY,
President General of the Gre-
nada Techrical & Allied
Workers Union (TAWIU)J
disclosed at a press conference on August
27th that, vith irrmiediate effect, workers
employed by the Central Water Authority;


" : HIUfiPHREY
(CWC) would take "limited" industrial
action.
'The workers are no longer prepared
to subsidise the CWC," he said, "and
we hope that this strike is not allowed
to escalate."


ECDS From Page 6
"In the case of this project (ECDS),
Dr Lewis continued, we are helping
very small countries with very small
markets to deal with very large
foreign pharmaceutical companies.
By combing our needs, ve are
creating economies-of-scale to bring
prices down."

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DR VALGHN LEWIS
According to USIS, ECDS ias enabled
OECS Member States to purchase
pharmaceuticals in bulk orders, with a
saving to participating countries of from
25% to 66% in purchase costs. In
addition, says USIS, the operation of ECDS
has resulted in improved inventory control
systems and credit, ratings vith pha na-
ceutical manufacturers.


Mr Humphrey said the action taken was as a
result of a deadlock in negotiations for a
new Industrial Agreement, and he described
"limited" industrial action as action which
7ill 1nt. affect the flow of water to con-
sumers.
Those on strike, e. said, were office staff
and maintenance workers other than those
Please See DISPUTE Page 8
"We mkow the system is working," ECDS
Director Ms. Sherita.-Gregoire told USIS.
We a-re receiving strong support from
supply officers and pharmacists in the
region. These Governrents understand
that if they don't adhere t the system; they
won't continue to get good prices overall."

In addition to te logical offshoot of
medical supplies, other areas being
discussed md. likely to have USAID
suppo't-, include veterinary supplies,
arricuilti.ual p products and. environmental
health products.
Tis prograimme (ECDS) has been
extremely successful" USA ID Director Mr
Aarcn W''illiams told USIS. "We believe
there are ot-er areas where Caribbean
ratio-n can work together to jointly
purchase any nm.-iber of products, and
USAID wants to work to develop these
kinds of programmes."
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DISPUTE From Page 7
necessary to perform essential tasks.

The Agreement then being negotiated
covers the period 1989, 1990 and 1991, Mr
Humphrey said, and associated with his
Union in the negotiations was the Public
Workers Union which represents some
workers at CWC.
Negotiations First Began
Mr Humphrey said negotiations first began
in November 1989 and broke down
completely in July of this year. At that
time the best offer from CWC was that
workers earning under EC$800 per month
would be given increases of 6%, 5.5% ;and
6% respectively for the years 1989, 1990
and 1991. From EC$800 to EC$1O00 the


increases would be
5%, 5% and ,5%
while salaries over EC$1000
would go up by 4%, 5%, 5%.
As against this, the i.., ,,,/.
unions demanded
that workers earn-
ing under EC$747 per month
should receive increases of
50%, 30% and. 20% respectively for the
three years covered by. the Agreement.
Salaries in the range EC$747 to EC$1005
should be increased by 45%, 25% and 20%,
salaries from EC$1006 to EC$1449 by
40%, 20% and 20% and over EC$1449 by
35%, 20%, 20%

At that stage, Mr Humphrey said, tme matter
vent before the Labour Commissioner and
the Unions requested the Commnirsioner to
"seek to have from CWC a proposal -hich
made a substantial movement on wanes.
Nothing Came Of This
Nothing came of this and the matter then
vent before Minister of Labour Mr Michael
Andrews, Mr Humphrey said. However,
after several meetings v-ith the Unions
making drastic donvrnard revisions of their
dem-ands, no agreement was reached.

Then, the Minister put forward a proposal
which the Unions accepted. That was that
for salaries under EC$1000 per month,
increases should be 10%, 13% and 12%
respectively over the years 1989, 1990 and
1991. For salaries over EC$1000 and
under EC$1500 increases would be 9%,


10% arnd 8%, and over EC$1500, 5%, 6%,
5%. "

The CWC ne gotiating team said it could not
accept these figures without reference to
their Board of Management, to vhich the
Unions advised they "had reached the end of
their brief.".

Figures proposed by the Minister, they said,
are lover than they had been authorized to
accept, but, in the interest of reaching a
settlement, they had accepted them and
would be calling a meeting of employees on
Augst 24th. .
There Was No Enthusiasm
There was no enthusiasm at that meeting for


cision of the
them.


the Minister's pro-
-i; posals, Mr Humn-
ph.rey said, but the
Y. workers reluctantly
Endorsed the -de-
negotiatring team to accept


The matter became confused, the President
General said, when on the same day on
whichh the meeting was held with the
workers (Friday 24th) the Minister of
Works,. Mr Phinsley St Louis, in whose
portfolio CWC falls, requested a meeting
with the Unions. That meeting was held,
and, Mr St Louis put forward a new lot of
wage proposals for consideration of, the
Uruons.

"We pointed out to the Minister that
ve found this strange," Mr Hum-
phrey said, "because we had already
accepted proposals put forward by
his colleague the Minister of Labour
who vas conciliating in this matter.
in any case, we had. 'no mandate to
consider what the Minister of Works
was proposing .
Put His Proposal In Writing
Mr St Louis tws asked to put his proposal in
writing, Mr Humphrey said, but this had not
been done and, in the meantime, a letter has
been written to CWC setting out the Unions'
position oPn.w glq nfDIT4 DTarm


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VS SHORTS
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Tourist Board Joint
BWIA/Tourist Board Joint


Advertising.

The Grenada Tourist Board and BWIA, the
national airline of Trinidad &. Tobago, have
teamed up to fund a joint advertising pro-
gramme scheduled to be implemented over
the period March to October 1991.

According to a release from the Govern-
ment Information Service (GIS), the pro-
gramme is to be geared to the United
Kingdom/European market and will cost
EC$100, 000.

The finalised media plan is expected to be
ready for approval by October or
November this year, and costs are to be
shared equally by the Board and BWIA.
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DISPUTE From Page 8
That letter confirmed that the unions
have accepted the wage rates proposed
by the Minister for Labour and said s that,
if CWC's acceptance was not forth-
coming within 48 hours, -the Unions
would take "limited" industrial action.

"We have acted reasonably and
responsibly in the interest of preserving
good industrial relations," Mr Huim-
phrey said, "and we hope that action will
be taken soon to prevent escalation of the
matter."

A spokesman for TAWU told NEWS-
LETTER that CWC did not respond
within the stated time and the "limited"
industrial action was put into effect.

This was followed by talks with Minister
of Labour, Mr Andrews, and agreement
was reached that the proposals put for-
ward by the Minister and accepted by the
Union at its meeting on August 24th1,
would form the basis of the new
Industrial Agreement.

At the time of going to press, the
Agreement had not been implemented
and the "limited" industrial action was
still in effect.
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More British Aid For
National College.


The British Government has approved a
development loan of 18,000 (approx-
imately EC$87,000) to purchase computer
and software equipment for the Grenada
National College

A release from the Office of the British
High Conmmission in Grnada says the loan
ill cover five new micro computers with
appropriate software, and this equipment
will be for use in the Administration and
Accountarny Departments of the College.

A Computer Systems Analyst will be
seconded from the Goverrnment Computer
Centre to the College to assist with the input
of data and provide training on the
computers.

According to the release, this project is the
latest stage of British assistance to the
Grenada National College. Nearly
EC$600, 000 has already been provided by
the United Kingdon for refurbishing and
construction at the College.


Poultry Expert Visits

An agricultural Consultant,. MIr .Ward
Lambert, arrived in the State on September
7th for a three-veek stay.

Mr Lambert, who specialises in Poultry
Husbarry, is attached to the Florida
Association of Voluntary Agencies for
Caribbean Action, a Taliahase, Florida,
based -,organisaton which sends technical
assistance to Caribbean islands at the request
of Governments.

During his stay, Mr Lambert will be
attached to the 4H division of the Ministry
of Agriculture and will assist poultry farm-
ers in the areas of production, management
and nmarketing of poultry.

Principal focus of the visiting Consultant
rill be on 4H o, rk, but he will also visit
poultry farmers and assist with their de-
veiopment. See MEWS SHORTS Page 10




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NEWS SHORTS From Page 9


More Funds For "Basic
Needs"

A release from the Caribbean Development
Bank (CDB), dated September 6th, discloses
that the Bank's Basic Needs Trust Fund
(BNTF) is to be boosted by US$4 million.

BNTF, funded by the United. States Agency
for International Developnment (USAID)
and by CDB, provides, in the words of the
CDB release, "the inflow of foreign capital
to assist national governments to better
respond to their communities' needs of
basic infrastructure....."

Including the present boost of US$2 million
each from USAID and CDB, to date,
USAID vill have contributed US$2 million
in loans and US$28.2 million in grants. The
contribution from CDB is US$8.5 million
in grants.

These ftuds have been used for the
construction ard renovation of schools,
health centres, community centres, drainage.
systems, potable water supply systems.
village roads, roads in low-income housing
areas, a senior citizens home aind other such
facilities.


Upgrade For National
iComputer Centre

The Grenada Government is to receiver
from the British Government a loan of
approximately EC$576,000 to modernize
the existing systems at the National Com-
puter Centre.


A release from the Office of the High Com-
mission ih Grenada says provision has been
made also for additional computer equip-
ment and for training of staff at the Centre.

The Centre is to receive additional aid from
Britain in the form of technical asssitance.

Mr Vincent Cuffe, a British Technical Co-
operation Officer, arrived in Grenada on
September 15th to begin a on-year
assignment at the Centre as "Computer
Project Controller".

The main task of this Officer vill be to
assist in the installation of a nev computer
provided by Britain.

A release from the Office of the High
Commission in Grenada says this computer
is an ICL DRS 6000 vhich incorporates the
latest features in technology and software.

This computer vill be used by the
Government in the computerization of a
vide range of financial, administrative and
statistical tasks.

The release says the total cost of the package
of equipment, software and training courses
in the United Kingdom is over EC$500,000.


British Books For Sauteurs
Library

At a ceremony on August 24th, Mr Alan
Drury; British Resident Representative in
Grenada, presented to the Sauteurs Library
a gift of books valued at EC$5,500


15th September 1990


Printed & Published By The Propietor
MAister Hughes, Journalist
Of Scott Street, St George's,Grenada, Westindies
(P.OBox 65: Phone [8091 440 2538: Cables HUSON, Grenada)


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Volume 18 Saturday 5th September 1990 Number 13


COCOA



OUTLOOK



U NCE RTA I

Tfhw Mwaret is vEry sensitive to wkatFer
conditions in West Af ics ands razil


C OCOA FARMERS IN GRE-
nada have been advised t-at
market prices for the coming crop-
year October 1990 to September 1991-
cannot be forecast at this time.
In a Report to Members of the Grenada
Cocoa Association, circulated early in
September, the Board of Management says
the price forecast depends on developments
in the main cocoa producing areas of the
vorld, West Africa and Brazil.
"The market is also very sensitive to
weather conditions in West Africa
and Brazil," the Report says, "with
conflicting reports on the effect of
the drier-than-normal weather vhich
these countries are experiencing.
Situation Will Become Clearer
The Board notes that the internati nal cocoa
surplus s j expected to be reduced .and
anticipates thattthe situation will become
clearer within the next. 60 days .-
s "o
During the 1988/i crop yearV- 't surplus
was. 330,000 metric tons and, depending-on
the weather .and prices, this sh-oud drop to
150,000 metric tons in the 1989/90 crop
year.


According to thP Bord's report, Grenada's
farmers produced 3,031,436 pounds of
cocoa during the period October 1989 to
June 1990. This is an increase of 2% over
production in the October 1988 to June
1989 period ad aid production for the 198 9/Q 90
crop year is now projected to be 3% ?above
the previous ye r.
IN THIS ISSUE
Page
j' Cocoa Outlook Uncertain --- ..
M Mission Heads Recalled -....--- 2
So Bishop Murder Appeal
The Final Count Down.---.. 3
E ECDS Nov Self-Supporting- 6
*T TA WUICWC, Dispute............ 7
ii- News Shorts.-.. ........--- .......... 9

A-n increase in. gross revenue is also
.7 4 i
projected. To- June 1990, revenue in the
1989i1990 crop year was EC$5,909,520
ad. _when ths ye5ar closes at the end of
September, tlis figure is expected to climb
to EC$7, '10,520, ," increase of over 4%
above the figure of EC$6,811162 in the
previous year.
But market prices were disappointing. In
Please see coQA gg& z |


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The Final Count Down


HE FINAL COUNT DOWN
of arguments in the Maurice Bis-
hop Murder Appeal was off to
a whirlwind start.
The Court ended a sitting on August 22nd
and President Justice Sir Frederick Smith

HEADS Prom Page 2
Government. On the following day,
they traveled to the sister islands of
Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

The week was wound up on Friday
September 14th with a meeting with the
Manpower Development Unit, a tour of
the Frequente Industrial Estate and an
evaluation session at which the Prime
Minister was present.

The diplomats taking part in this
e:lercise were Mr Derinth Mode:.ste,
Ambassador to the Urjted States air
Permanent Repres.entative to the
Organisation of American S'tates, Mr
LyntonM Noeli, High. Cor. ssion to the
United Kingdon, Mr Eugene Purso,
Permanent Representative to tohe United
Nations, Mr C.anute Burke, osl
General in Toronto, Caad.a, iss
Henrietta Maria Blaize, Ambassador to
Venezuela and. Mr Samuel Orgias,
SCharg d'affaires at tLhe Grenada Mission ,
in Brussels.
Unavoidably absent were Mr M.ark
Issac, Consul General in New York -ind
Mr Bernard Yankey, OECS Hi gh
SConmissioner to Canada.


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said then that, at the next sitting, the Prose-
cution ould have three days in which to
complete its case. When the Court resumed
on September 11th, however, Prosecution
Leader. Mr Karl Hudson-Ph-illips Q. C.,
wound up his submissions in less than two
hours.


"I think you overestimated the
ve vould require," he told
Court.


time
the


Comprising the Court with Sir Frederick
are Justices Rex McKay and Time Kendall
of Guyana and Antigua respectively, and
before therm are appeals of 14 persons in
"Death RoP at Riachmond Hill Prison.

These persons include former Deputy
Prime Minister Bernard Coard, his
Jarnaic;an ife Phyllis, Hudson Austin,
Please See APPEAL Page 4

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