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The Grenada newsletter
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Page 4 Saturday 20th October 1990 The Grenada Nevsletter


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T HE GRENADIAN PRIVATE
Sector has called on the Grenada
Gorrnment to take another
careful look at the Agreement.
signed on 23rd tJune 1990 by Govern -men
v'ith the United States based- firm of Waste
Conversion Ventures Ltd.

I "Ven
That Agreement is for has been
production of electri- n monopoly
city from garbage. all the po
Both te Grenada demands. bu
Chamber of Industry 8& report
Commerce and the Gre-
nadaEmploers' Feder nbh its
and its ca
action are critical of the er o
Agreement and have hous er co
submitted emorada r per da
to Goverunmrnt pointing This is ver
out what these organ- -'
isations feel ;are
Serious flaws in the arrangement.
No Cost To Thensselves
The Cihamber, for instance, notes that
Ventures will generate electricity from
materials a cost to themselves.
According to the Charmber the Agr ent
stipulates that Government must supply
SVentures ".with a minimum of 300 t"ons
Icombulstible gaprbag per week, but no
SVhere is it stated that Ventures ,il. pay for
this material

The Chamber's memmorandu indicates also
a concern that Government has not trade
sufficient inquiry ino Venures' abilit- t
imnplemrent the Agreement satisfactorily .

V Ventures h'as been granted a monopoly to
supply all the power Grenatd dermads t.he
Chamber points out "but there are no
reports of the history of Ventures a.nd its
capability to deliver ;consistently 24 hours
per day perpetually. This very
fo)lhardy. "

The Agreement stipulates that the operation


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by Ventures ill meett a- pliable environ-
mental emission standards" but The Gre-
nada Employers' Federation (GEFj con-
siders this to be irnsurfficiently specific to
guarantee protection of the enviro.nment.

GEF objects o Article [ of the Agreement
ef fi-h plac-8es certain
res restrictions on inspec-
ranted a ton by Govermrent of
.o supply | the Ventures plant.
or Grenada 2 According to the Feder-
there are no aton, access by Govern-
of the ment to te plant should
Ventures t be minted at y
ability to timein anyway.
istently 24 qute
p. GEF is critical also or
perpetually. the article in thfi Aee-
Ire ,-n the Ag ree
foohard f meT under which I
.sc "G.-renada agrees to co-
operate with Ventures
in obtaining financti-ng icldg entering
into separate guarantee or credit e eraJLe-
ment agree-ments and *priding sulch
assuranIes as may be reasonably requested
by Ventures' lenders or loan guarantors".

In this connection, the Federation issues a
reminder Lof t losses Grenada incurred
whn a similar A:r -'eement Was entered into
with th.e operators f no- defl t renada
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HEARTLAND From Page 3
Even b-eyond the regi-n, Sir Shri.dath

opi-rons from West. Inda110ns Ne
SYork, Tront, London ad othr places
Abroad where W-'est Indians reside.
SThere w.il be dis-cussions alo, he said,
.ith Latin America, the ider
n-';- 1. IkeI-tain ;?
FCar ribbean Dasin and the "ear
neighbours" like Suif-name, and the
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"Le must tki titr esp nsibility be uuse tOW
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Universit" is at the apex oj the wiwk

medication sstem" t: aflren n
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R ALISTER MCINTYRE
T ... .ice-Chancellor of The Urm-
S versify of the West Indies
-^.(UWI); sa.id. in an int._erv;iew
vith NEWSLETTER on Septemnber -29h,
that UWI must take responsibility for doin
something about the poor school exam.-
ination results no being- experienced at. all
levels in the Caribbean Comimunity (CARI-
COM).

"We must take the responsibility,. he
said, "because the University is at the
apex of the whole education system-
We train a large number of the
teachers who go into the system, we
are involved in the Caribbean Exam-
inations Council, so their e are any
Vantage points from vhich we are
deeply concerned about the situa-
tion.
Facing Up T The Problem
"But the Umnjversity is facing up the
problem, he said. This sumnr",
Slainched an experiment rwit, remedial pro-
Sgrar-anes in English. mathermati-cs ad the
sciences for teachers in secondary and
-I i
pri ary schools.

Those programmes have been
successfully tested in Jamaica, he
Said, and, next year, with the help of
Sa grant from the Canadian Govern-
ment, the programmes will spread to
I other territories_

There is also a drive to increase access to-he
University generally and there Iwl b;e more
"summer courses, rmore short. courses aind
More work at the various Uri versity centres
which can reach both teachers and students

Mr Mcintyre said the weakness in the


education system? in all- CARICOM
countriess is .aso being experienced in the
United States, Britain and. other developed
countries.

"A lare. part of it : toi dio with the fact
tat teachers are so badly paid, the world
over, that teachin- s no longer an attractive
Please See RESULTS Page 6


VENTURES From Page 4
SAirwa, and poses the question as to why
SGovernment s-iould expose itself to the
risk of such losses again.

Obection is raised, too, by GEF that. in
the Agreement, under the heading of
r"Force v.ajeu-e" (majr force) tether
ith the results o storms Acts of God
vers, civil strife. etc, Ventures will not
be held li.ale for any d.7el or failure in
perf: rmancer .an obligation under the
Agreem-ent a a riesut. of "strikes and
I other labour distur bances".
Cannot Be Rated
JStrikes and lour disturbances- the
r Federation say, cannot be rated as force
ninjaure.

At a eeing on October 9th, represent-
atives of the Private Sector ret ith i
Phinsiy St: L.is, Minis-er of Works.
and Mr Ke. y L.alsingh,. Minister
SHei-alh, to eJxpress their coi-:cerrs relative


A spokesman for the Private. SectIor tid
IE .LETTER the meetir had been
fraik am. cordial and that the Ministers
YU- 1-I (-ie ltrs
had promised to consider the views ut.
-Jro,. ...


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.S.


FUND S


FOR SEW ERAGE


PROJECT
"It is in mr inteessts toa fp you succeg., unW ustin such ,
mechanism whisi will b&Esefit buot visitors anM tFw foclt Jofts is
tsrmns of pubLic hecLtfi and plansanifness, Xi.s ai joys. :strv


T HE GOVERNMENTS OF
Grernadza ad the. United States of
Ar America, on October 3rd, signed
through the United States A;ency fior
Internationall Developrent (U-SAID), of a
additional US$1.4 million for the U.S.
financed Grajnd Anse Sever System Project.

These addition-al fimds bring to US$4.4
million the total amo.-t of U.S. support for
the Project, the new grant being earmarked
to ex-pand the Project to install additional
gravity mains within the Project area and to
make house connections to: t -he ra-iy
mains.


The Grand Anse HSe .erae Proect involves
,-contr.uctiovn of a several collection
-I
system for t e hotel devel t in the
Grand Arise area some four miles south of
St George's. The Project includes the
Freqouento ndustrial Park south of the hotel
area and. extel-ds to the Point Salines
International Airport, each- of these areas
Saving a gravity sever system feeding a



rulway from -hich t -ill f.lo., by gravity
through an 1100 foot pipe to be discharged
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RESULTS From Page 5
profession," ha said. "People are moving
ito other fields and are moving abr:oa.
CARICCOM lost ov-er 100 teachers to tih
United Kingdom last year."


CARICOM Go.-.rnments ar
very aware of the problem. and.,
despite financial constraints
are trying to do somethii.r
about it Mr Mclntyre said.- He
expressed thie view h-owever .
that education is- not. a govern-
ment responsibilit- erclusivl-"


TA flT i iJ~t. Ii
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A rv.ooctul- S uioloc fz~r (3API:()~ iloll-~
MichTe 4 <. Lzd1 ,.i -tf Stu Lcii a v iid perhaps
on& Q d r --.*f t tcd11
ratoz~ ill CARI011ae ii
A 9 'te..di.. U~rOS0 1~S
the 2cift ceraurr tho 'thcoo aq'e
pop, atc!n v *,1 b e *i n d;an n


Ve0t10 born -Mr Mclntyre -as
It is a commit ressilit a a Member and Vice-
VTgC. !is o the VV e.st, W.=il
said, and those who can r- of tafe Wst Ind ia
ill have e to nt e or to -ommission mh Wats then on a
the education of their children C' Eto. i some .slands the
:EasTern Car ibbean, canva-ssihg
vrybody who es to UWI -tip e I::iopruon as to the polit-ical
Everybody fakye ;-, t-e -.-Aemr 2t h /
expects tto go there free he s uture the Member States of
"but. When they go abroad to a AifR. _L~T MC CAR. CM.
um-iversity they pay fees it- t
out question, and we have to tlz-Think again .E


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7 MINISTER OF AGRI-
culture, Mr Ben .Jones, said
S I r on October 14th that it is not-
S. enoi;uh for G'renadians to say
they nave enougli food, they must make a
contribution to solving the lum ger problem
in the vorld.
"We are part of a large family," he said,
"and we cannot afford to say, 'It's all right
for me, Jack I am, fed, anmd do not need to


be concerned about the others elsewhere'."
Mr Jones' comments were made as he de-
livered the feature address at the opening of
an agriculture exhibition mounted by the
Ministry of Agriculture to celebrate
"World Food Day .
The world, he said, produces 10% more
food than is needed to feed the entire global
Please See JONES Page 8


PROJECT From Page 6


into the sea at a depth of 60 feet. According
to a release from the United States Inform-
ation Service, te total ierngh of this
sewerage system is approimateiy 7 miles.

Signing the Agreement on behalf of the
Grenada Government was Mr Phinsley St
Louis, Minister of Communications, Works
& Public Utilities, while Mrs Edmee
Pastor, acting char d'affaires, signed for
the UJrited States Gov.merment.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr St Louis said
the Grand Anse Sever Systemr Project h-as
been "in the pipe line" for about two yars
but co-ud not be implemented because
Government did not have money to finance
connections from houses in the area to the
system.

"The cited States Go-verrnment has always
given help to Grenada in so many different
ay," he said, "for which the Grenadian
people are conscious and. thankefl. and. the
sir-ning of the Agreement marks another
milestone in the relationship between the
Grenada Governm.ent and, the (Goverranernt
of the United States. "


Mrs Pastore said the people of the United
States have a special place in their hearts for
Grenada. She was delighted to see the
"final piece of the puzzle" put in place and
work on the Project will commence in
November
"Te United States realizes how
important the resource of Tourism is
to Grenada," she said. "It is in our
interests to help you succeed, and
using such a mechnism vhich vili
benefit both visitors and the local
folks in terms of public health and
pleasantness, is a joy"
Mrs Pastore said the United States
appreciation of the efforts Grenada is
king is shown by th fact that, since 1984
and to date, the Uried_ States has put into the
island over US$120 million in nfra-
structure and. various econo-mic aids.


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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 20th October 1990 Page 7


GRENADIANS


CANNOT BE


COMPLACENT
"he cannot affJrd to say, 'Zt is at right for
rme, JacFe-... .."







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JONES From Page 7
population, but, nevertheless, half a billion
people vorld-vide, still. suffer and die from
hunger, malnutrition and urdernurishment.

Mr Jones said many reasons have been given
for this, including poor productivity in
some parts of the world and inadequate
distribution.
It Is Clear There Is A Need
"Whatever the problem might be." the
Minister said, "it is clear there is a need to
produce more food so that ve can spread it
around further to ensure that, even in areas
which produce insufficient food, there vill
be enough."


Grenadians are fortunate they are not
hungry, he said, and the forecast is that, if
things continue as they are at present, the
island vill be vell supplied with food for a
long time.

Nevertheless, in order to feed the vorld's
hungry, Mr Jones said, Grenadians must do
everything they can to increase food pro-
duction, and if they can contribute to
ensuring a better system of distribution,
they must be prepared to do so.

The Minister highlighted the
seriousness of the situation vhen he
said that, of the 51 million people
vho vill die in 1990, over one third
of this figure vill die from hunger
and hunger-related diseases. He
said, too, that, of those vho vill die
of' hunger and hunger-related dis-
eases, some fourteen million are
children.


Against that background, Mr -Jones. said,
Grenadians cannot be complacent, they
cannot take the attitude that their needs are
veil taken care of and they need not be
concerned vith the plight of people in other
countries who are starving.

The Minister vas high in his praise for
officers of his Ministry, many of whom, he
said, felt they are "inadequately compen-
sated" for their efforts ...

Mr Jones agrees with this complaint.
Agriculture is the main pillar in the
economy of the island, he said, and, he
expressed the hope that, in time, "thgreat
contribution the Ministry of Agritulture
and the officers of that Ministry are making
toward the health and vigor of Grenada vill
be realized.
Take A Serious Look
"It seems to me that if ve are to be able to
feed our population and assist in feeding
starving populations elsewhere in the
world," he said, "then we have to take a
serious look at the Ministry of Agriculture
and make the kind of input to which they are
entitled to help them to do the job required
of them."

This is the 10th year in which Grenada has
celebrated World Food Day. Theme of this
year's celebration is "Food For To-
morrowv"
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Folloving the collapse of the sugar industry
in the 19th Century, economic conditions in
Tob.ago beme so baed that, as a money-
saving measure, the British Government
decided not to continue to maintain the
island as a separate Colony.

On 1st .January 1889, therefore, Tobago-
became a unit in the Colony of Trinidad &
Tobago. Under this arrangement, the-island
continued to administer its own revenue and
internal affairs but this change in status
brought no economic improvement.

So, ten years later, on 1st January 1899, a
further change was made.Tobago vas made
a vard in the Colony of Trinidad & Toba-
go, the position the island held until indepen-
dence was attained on 31st August 1962.


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NEWS SHORTS


Tourism Advertising
Campaign Launched

An advertising campaign, jointly sponsored
by the Government of Grenada akd Ameri-
can Airlines, and designed to attract visitors
to Grenada, has been launched in the United
States of America.

According to a release from the Govern-
ment Information Service (GIS), half a
million East Caribbean dollars vill be spent
on this campaign which has as its theme,
"Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique-
the Original Caribbean".


World's Largest Sailing Ship
Visits

The five-masted, computer controlled
sailing ship, "Club Med I", the largest
sailing ship in the world, called at Grenada
ion October 3rd.

Ovned by Messrs Services & Transports
Cruise Line and. under the command of
Captain Alain Lambert, the "Club Med I"
Sill make weekly stops at Grenada with
cruise passengers.


Leadership Seminar For
Youth

The National Drug Avoidance Committee
of the Ministry of Agriculture sponsored a
week-long seminar for youth, community
leaders and professionals from 15th to 19th
October.

The theme of the seminar was, "Building
Leadership for Demand Reduction : The
Grenadian Challenge", and. its objective was
to enable participants to promote national
consciousness of the concept of demand.
reduction.

Participants were also made avare of the
role each sector of the Grenadian society
can play in reducing the demand for illicit
drugs.


The seminar sought to promote cross-
fertilization between professionals and
community leaders and the development of
a commitment to integrated efforts.

Funding for the seminar was provided by
the United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse
Control and it was conducted by Mr Lionel
Remy, President of the Caribbean Federat-
ion of Social Workers. Mr Remy was
assisted by Mrs Asha Kambon, a Commun-
ications Specialist of Trinidad & Tobago.


- Central Water Commission
Faced With Difficulty

In a statement published in the Government
Gazette, the Central Water Commission
(CWC) states that, for some time now, the
Commission has been faced with difficulty
of operating because of a poor cash flov.

According to CWC, this situation has arisen
"mainly because some consumers have not
faced up to their responsibility of paying
Assessed rates".

CWC's difficulty in meeting its obligations
has been increased, the Commission says,
because of the recent wage increases
negotiated with the Technical & Allied
Workers Union and the Public Workers
Union.

To meet its obligations, the Commission
says, it is essential that the assessment of
properties for water rates be re-structured,
the work force be streamlined, the
efficiency level of operations be improved
and that consumers be prepared. to pay their
rates.

According to the Commission, new legis-
lation is currently being drafted for water
and severage and a new body, the "National
Water & Severage Authority" is to be
created to manage the operation.

In the meantime, consumers are asked to
pay their rates to avoid the inconvenience
and financial cost of being disconnected.
Please See NEWS SHORTS Page 10




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NEWS SHORTS From Page 9
NEWS SHORTS F agvoluntary organisation co-sponsored by the
British Aid For School British Government and United Kingdom
industry.
The Home Economics Department of the
Grenville Secondary School received BESO sets out to provide private and public
recently, as a donation from the British sector enterprises in developing countries
Government, a wide assortment of cooking with professional, technical and managerial
utensils and kitchen equipment skills by sending men and vomen overseas
on short term assignments of some 2 to 3
The gift, valued at EC$4,000, was presented months.
on October 15th under the British Heads of
Mission Gift Scheme by Mr Alan Drury Te organisation has 2,000 consultantI
Resident British Representative in Grenada. volunteers on its books covering a wide
experience in commerce and industry.
Their services are free, clients bearing the
costs of local accommodation, minor subsist-'
BESO Director In Caribbean ece and tansprt costs

Ending September 26th last, Mr Timothy
A release from the Information Section of Bellers, Director of BESO paid a five-day
the British High Cormmission in Barbados visit to Barbados. During his stay, he met
encourages the Private and Public Sectors in Government and international officials and
the Caribbean to make application for the Private Sector representatives. Mr Bellers
consultative services of British Executive also visited companies who have used BESO
Service Overseas (BESO). volunteers.

Founded in 1972, BESO is an independent












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20th October 1990


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Of Scott Street, St Georges,Grenada, Westindies
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NEWSLETTER
Volume 18 Saturday 20th October 1990 Number 15

SEVENTH


ANNIVERS AR

OF MASSACRE,

"Play we pruy too that we
wit never mu&e
tIw inexcusavAe mistaufts
of the pust...." : Bratkwati It


I r HE CURRENT PERIOD OF
f 19th to 25th October is special in
Grenada as the island cormmem-
orates the seventh anniversary
of the traumatic events of October 1983.
October 19th was the date of the anni-
versary of the machine-gnm killing of Prime
Minister Maurice Bishop, several members
of his Cabinet and others
On 19th October 12-83, .al, a- stil
Known number of CGrnadi.iars, caught' in the
Bloody turmoill of a po.ver struggle lin
Bishop's Peoples Revitionary l.-over
ment, lost their lives- at -ort George (the,
Fort Rupert), headquarters of the Peoiles.
SRevlutionary Army.
Laid A Wreath
AllI those deaths were remembered on
Friday October 19th., wen, as ha become
customary, a short ecm-enical service was
Held at Fort CGeorge, and Governor General
Sir Paul Scoon laid a wreath on the lover
Parade square .here rmany people died.
SSunday October 21st has been4esig nated a
day of prayer and thant sgivig, tiro-uglhout
the State .and a message from Prime
Minister Nicaholas Brathw-aite ill be read at'
all churches aind at an ecum-nical service to

NOT TO BE


be held
Geor e's.


at the Anglican Church in St
l::,n that ,day.


In his message, n a in a.idirect referene t
the United States led military intervention
in 1983, Mr Bratha 1it 1 expresses the hope
that 1 all Grenadia2: vil taske a fev moments
IN THIS ISSUE
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to recall the "miracle" which allow ed them
to return to democracy.
"May we i-.ay-t.," he says, "that we wil
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TAKEN


0 Seventh Anniversary of
Massacre ------_ ------------.
0 Grenada. The Heartilan
Of Regionaism -----.......... 2
0 Private Sector Concerned
Over Ventures Project....... 4
0 UWI Concerned Over Poor
Exami nation Results-------.......... 5
0 More IU.S.Fu-ds For
Severage Project............. 6
0 Grenadians Camnot Be
Complacent -----. ------....... 7
0 Nevs Shorts-....---. ---------............ 9


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"Ware buM i ing a Caribben homu but it sti


has vert asy ant doors and we ,
to the-m" :


ave not yet
AMMAP/uaf


found a the o s's


j IR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL,
Chairman of the West Indian
L Conmmrssion wmch toured
1 5 .countries of the Easte'rn Ctarib-
bean last Sepltember in a driv t o can, vas
opinion as to tie poj;li-a e tof ,heP
Car bbean Comrmuity (CARICO~ ), said at
a press confeernce on Septe-mber 29th that
the Commission s visit to Grena~ a had- been
"a most heartening experience-


"We have had meetings vith a very
vide range of opinion" he said, "and
we leave ith the feeling that here in
Grenada, we have struck, again, the
heartland of regionalism we always
believed Grenada to bae

The West Indian Con rssion was appoint-
ed s a resut of a decision taken at the
Please See HEARTLAND Pale 3


never make the inexcusable mistakes of the
past I which led to loss of life, a tarnished
ina.ge for our beloved coury and a
fear."

It is rot uncommon, M.- r .. Bratae says- to
hear Grenadians complain that their Mibts
have been infringed, but, seldom .hey
I e ren the preamble of re


That preamble states that, s a country
SGrenada is foru.ded upon pri-ciles n .ic-
aIcknoledge- the suprem'-a of G-d. Ui-
Ifo rtuat[ly7 Mr Brath .. .'.g ths h.
Sost often claim ,,thr rhts have been

Violated are frequent-, the o h h -
selvs, neglect the preamble the Con-
Sstitution.
S Should Feel An Obligatio
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rerdians faire ur the senti-
ments of the prea ible in their hearts ,as
responsible, lar .. for events le Ladi
the turmoil y of 193, the Prime Mnister
says, and no, they have lived through .. .n
I .
Sobligation to returning to values umon
vhich they claim to base their existence


"In a troubled world vhich hovers on
the brink of disaster, Mr Brathwaite
says, I ray that tie peace of God a
peace which passeth all under-
staraing may reside in your hearts,
today and alwa-ys"'



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.. ..d a pl._. T h ,. ,I-l bp-
ked h.La Ts? Ilry tradsid nan ctdtur
per'rmance at (ue- Park3 the navir

-ave Ta~eir ives
On that dy (2th- als tre l b, as
become cutom~ a Memrial Sere at
the Grand Ai-se cam s of the St GSorge s

Service, "rith i'reath laying ceremony, Will
tak e place before the M omnuent erected on
the campu in nemory of the 19 -Titd
, e.~i-
States hervaicir-y F a their -nz -
the lp h'rat{ G ren Ja

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HEARTLAND From Page _2f
CARICOM Heads of Government meetings th re were to he public cnsultations in
in July 19S9. The Co(mission's Mandats St Lucia and a return to Barbados here the i
is that, on.tthe basis of a process of public Governor General Dame Nita Barrow
consultation with the peoples of CARICOM, vh is a -..-e-,r he- Ao isSion
the Comission should formulate proposals would officially -pen the Com iionr
for advancingthe goals of the Treaty of he quarters.
Chaguaramas ch established CAR IOM
in 1973.


Sir Shridath said the Commission yas
particularly heartened by te discussions
had with all the Poitica Parties which were
all extre-mely supportive of the hrust of
region integration and the mamTmisation
of the goals of political uT-tv.
Expressed Concr er -
Thlere were specific conver-
sations also with sectornal
groups who expressed ron-
cerns about the future of i;-.-
the integration movement.
he said, very much in terms T
of the need to quicken it .to
the ful realization of its
goals, goals r wvich the
-yo1tung people have ex ress- 1
ed their support to t.he ,..
Commrr ssion.
SiR SHRID


Concerns were exPressed
to the Conm-ission r tat the d-ay-to-day pe
of the p-.eopie of the region, in t-ms of
making a reality of regional identity, are
sometimes thwarted by impediments they
meet at national frontiers.

"In other vords," Sir Shridath said,
i "e are building a Caribbean home
but it still has very nyma doors and
ve have not yet found all the keys to
themn'

The Chairman said he is coisc-ius o' f the
fact that, although the C commission reached
ut t Grenadians to come and. talk to the
i-omrrission, the grass roots" opinion is
still to be tapped. The Corn-ission is to:,
return to Grenada for more coins utatio.
he said, and an effort will be made to evove
procedures to provide a better chance to
reach an even vider range of people.
A Full Meeting
From Grenada. the Commrission flew out to
St Vincent on September 29th where there
were to be public cornsutations and a full
meeting of the Co~rrmssion. Follov inrg


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-1r izeinat saiPd there ill be public
consultations in the Leeward islands "within
a month or ten the Drrc:cess vil! be
continued in Barbados+ the Bahamas,
Belize, Jamaica and elsew:re
Freedom Of Movement
"Meanwhie there ill be importiat work
Ig:ig on, vhich we have already set in
train, Sir Shridath said.
S"nanely, elaboration of
Stech l tujdies in
r a-i- issues vhich have
surfaced in the public
consultation, like ques-
Stio of freedom of
mj movement, a common
l currency and education
for de-vloprment of
'I iian resources.

TH RAMPHAL ut of the public con-
suiltatiors the technical
rhnir-


vork and deliber-
ation r f he Conmssion,n he said, vill
c_. a Rep:ot &i,,. re-.r.wpniedlikjor.s
_vhi vlto of u.rther
discussion with the people of the regon.
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