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Page 6 Saturday 1Oth November 1990 The Grenada Nevsletter





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Problems of security arisE because people
equats "ealeds" withk "wats : Pr Charles


ECONOMIC VIABILITY IS
anr important factor which must be
considered hen- the vulnerability
cof anry country is being assessed.
That opinio-n was expressed on October
27th by Prime Minister Eugreia Charles of
Dominica as she delivered the feature
address at a seminar in Doinbica on the
Se c -r 4
theme, "Security of Small States: A.
Caribbean Perstective".

It is unlikely that small island-states of he
Caribbe an vil' be taken over rphsicaQll by
Sso-me other state, S said, b-ut problen o
security arise because pecrple equate "needs"
%ith "vants" and it is impossible for any
Governmental to satisfy all the 'ants" of its
People.

S"Small states are particularly vlner-
i able vhen its people refuse to devel-
| op a strong national spirit with under-
Sstanding of true and real values" she
said, "and fail to understand the
liHmitariias set on their Goveranment
by economic eonstraints.-,

spirations ;are set at such a heiht. MLAW
| '1-ales said, that theybcome iossible to
Stiam id dissatisfacti.on increases wvhen
necessary restrictive m..asures are iosed
| e-He groj .-th, de lopment and the fa.r
T'; lrig o 't 4e small available r*s-c- ..
--. s. n.% "; ill"
Caught By The Glitter

-dns I .e t-o externa interfere.-e., tihe
P.rn.e ruister said. and e'ver co'.it.r- .':
ILI C aaribbean Con Mmity (CAR i OM) has
a- l i r iy %-ars, its corps of nae- son

prTJses .>t the ideal or super-ideal.
St the o s
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,ith the proper indoctrination courses and
military training in it" sh, s-aid, "and we
also et the monetary -assis-ance from Libya
to some opposition parties."

Miss Charles said th, while Cuba's
interference is not relished, the desire of
that country to spread a particular doctrine
ca. be mderstood. However. she has never
been able to understand hat interest Libya
could have in the Caribbean.
Look At What Happens
Vigilance against interference should
not be confined to the activities of
Cuba and Libya, the Prime Minister
said, and the small countries of the
Caribbean must look at vhat happens
with their business interests-

With little access to capital re-
sources, Miss Charles said, all small
states must seek foreign investment
through vhich both the "needs" and
"vats"s of people can be satisfied,
but th s is an avenue through vhich
secuty can be threatened, and
caution shotud be exercised.

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VIABILITY From Pare 6


must also be examined to discover what
matters are creating unrest and she
advocated reactivation of the old concept of
"family hold back" and. its application to the
community.

in that concept, she said, one remember of the
family did without because lhe or she wanted
to enhance the benefit of the other part of
the family which vould help the hole
family in the end.


Governments are soume- -.
times guilty of creating
unrest within the state.,
the Prime Minister
said, by the intro-
duction of apparently lmha rd
measures which are une:mlained to the i
population or unfairly applied. When tis
happens, she said their e ae lways others in
the corrmunity who, for various reasons,
are prepared to fertilize this unrest.
Keep Government Informed
A small State must have an efficient intelli-
Ience system hi-ch will keep CGovernment
informed as to what is h-vape..n in the
country, she said, and Governmenrt must
have a large enough security force to meet
its needs. However, she is sure that no small
-tate by itself has the financial ability to:
meet. these requirements especially withl the
Warlwg activities of the "drug- b-ar ons

TsfAs v oo egog n ast vhat a can
do tOeAter as a regrin to ensure t4at
Ve haFe snae sss &anc4 wt-%q
Char/el sw4 "n s it sees_ to me /A-
A A&nJt Ass4ace &S-cuzrftv Pa-i ..
necsssar7 S


'uch a pact, a small one is already
jaisterne creating t -h Rejginal Secur
i Scheme (RSS) she said, but she belies it is
Snecessary to viden it. ar put it on a treaty
is that we ca jo hands with ,r
Sneighbous the Frencn and Vrz-
Sueit ans............... "

SAll the countries of the region are fihtig
in the same cause of keerir. democracy
S.-Alve, the Prime Minister said, but the smle i
States do not have the frinaniar l biitv fto dr
I. T5'it they must and should, but ae un- le to
: .'


"Each of us must build a strong
nation with shared real values," she
said. "If we allow our churches,
political parties, individual organ-
isations in their selfish goals and our
greed for money in some cases, to
score above our love of our nation,
we ensure an insecure, vulnerable
state which vill crumble at any and
every threat."


The semirar .as jointly sponsored by the
Bustaiante Istitute of Pulic & Inter-
national Affairs te Eastern Caribbean
Institute. of Democracy and the Caribbean
Institutejt frr the Promotion of Human
Rights (CARIBCAR E).

Presenters included Mr Jenner Armour,
Dominica's Attorney General, Dr Francis
Aleis, .ren.a's ttrney General, Mr
Brian Aleyne, Domrinicas Minister of
External Affairs, Dr Ramesh Deosaran,
Executive Director of CARIBCARE and
mtor in teTrinidad & Tobago
rli nt, and Dr eadley Brown, former
Manager of the Bank of Jamaica.



Edward, Prince of Wales, ho became
famous later as the British monarch who
gaep up his throne for love of a woman,
visited Grenada on 24th Se.pt.eber 120.

At a welcoming ceremony, an address w.as
read from the people of St Vincent which
regretting that scheduled visit of the
Prince to that island had had to be cancelled
in acco-unt of the sickness recently
pre.-valent there to the risk of infection
from which it v idd not have been just to
subject. Your Royal Hi o shns."


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iHE UNITED STATES
-?,.I.Government, through the Depart-.
mert of State, has amoui that
Mr James Ford Cooper, c-hare d' afaires at
the United States Embassy in Gre.nda,r is
being re-assigned to Washington DC. to
rundertake a special assin-i nt for the
Secretary of .Sae.

'Mr Cooper has bean designated as
the Special Uited Ste Coordinator
for the Partr p for Democrac &
Developmens n Centr America."
i the announcement says, "an iiative
aimed at provid-inMg intern ationa sup-
port to the peace and development
I process unsderway n Central
America "
Has e Ben OI Sncondmeat
Since early SEs e r, Mr Cooper has been
on secndment t. t-he Uited States Mission
1C. the u. ni' 1" '..... 'Pa0

Si tlf ki inr =e -.
t1 the United Nations. He ill assie H

sill be on temporary duty-m Washington
oter the next.f-w re s.L

Until Mr Cooper'es sit.essor i-
named, Mrs Eme H Pstore, ar
d'affaires ad .Lnsgr r will -or
to head the Embassy in Grenada

|-Ar Cooper, vho joined th Uted States
- a r
jForeign Service in 196, passed

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Srenada e hl. ths ost of Director of the
fice of Northern Europsi Affairs mn the
Saartme ith responsibility fsr -


SC are pd return


to Grenada in late Decem-ber for farewell
cails i forma: departure from the post.


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r h y T y of rsailes i 1783
r Colin Clris--e, h- had served as a
rit-h ,r- sursn -roughout_ the United
s C me to m e


Descri~i~ ths health itiat on Grenada
then Dr -rishom- referred to iaras of
Stag .--ater ar Mars:h y tracts "at all
,ir-s corrupting the air to leeward of them


in .;-.- :-.. sa, edly diseases
.p. -, . .nfy an.. sihteenth par t of the
ts y perish;ut in other
disrics, e e radfl uses of
disease do nt It, the ortaltyv is not
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counted she saidl, ad a C-~vse-tion is held
r years, the 1992 Cmntion being
scheduled ito b somewhere in the Carib-
... reore --th Conventio n, members
r th Eaecutive wiho C-ome from Finland,
Ge.a.. Gh A tralia and France,
Sil" net ties
Will Make Eff-rts
T n. vl m3sitr 5si- -A beca-me a
imber o:f th Federation during her
udent days he~ir sh -lr in England
dying la, m s v lalt:e efforts to
oI..b~th wuomlen lawyers


D- r., in r.-t-nu o.. erred on Miss
C l action into the Hall of
So international Women's Forum.

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S other person were inducted at
e same time she W. They are Ella
_~ou. t Be ord. wife o. President
:rad Ford, and Ms. Maya Ln he voman
.n. -ig: t- e -ie am cl War Memorial


.rs... F --as ,e to attend the cere-
.. 't pri M:imster said. because she
s rec-ntly had an accvid.em which tem-
porarily incapacitated hVr


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Page 1 Saturday 10th Novembe



Pbae 1m Of Fisheries Project
Con pleted

Phase 1 of the Japanrse-funded Costal
Fisheries Prcjc., s -"PlntiM4 .n Oct(ober
22nd.

This phase includes construction of a jettyat
the vest coast fishing tovn of Gouyave, a
slipvay at the town of Victoria some three
miles north of Gouyave and installation of
machines for making stt.rofoamice boxes.

Phase 2 of the project is expected to com-
mence in November. In this phase,
fishermen's centres are to be constructed at
Gouyave and at. Gremeil on the ed-x coast.

Also to be imple rated in this phase is the
supply of fishing boats, vehicles and.
equipment.


Grenada Represented At
OAS PrAHO Gonfewre .


Mrs Joan Purcell, Minister of Tourism and
Women's Affairs, and Mrs Mar.aret
Neckles, President of the Senate, represent-
d Grenada at a Confrerece of parliament-
arians held in Jamaica from October 21st to
24th.

Sponsored jointly y the Organisation of
American States (OAS) and the Pan
American Health Organisation (PAHO),
the Conference vas called in response to
mandates for improvement of social
conditions in member States.


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According to Mr Frank Laukaran, OAS
Director in Grenada, purpose of the Confer-
ence vas to involve parliamentarians in a
regional analysis of health and
development. Mr Laukaran said the
Conference vas also to study the impact of
"the current economic crisis" on the health
sector, and propose effective action.


Government F ,ces IMF~
Loans

According to a release from the Govern-
ment Information Service (GIS), the Gre-
na.da Government is "busily engaged in
identifying and raising monies to repay four
International Monetary Fund (IMF) loans
raised by the Peoples Revolutionary Govern-
ment.".

These loans are listed by GIS as being for
EC$11,058,258.27, EC$6,124,269.17,
EC$3,181,114.37 and EC$6,927,745.97.
t1&tlig EC$27,29 1,387.78, these loans are
subject to varyng rates of interest.


Spaoish Ambasador Presents
Credentials.

Mr Ricardo Zalacain, non-Resident Ambass-
ador of Spain to Grenada, presented his
credentials to Governor General Sir Paul
Scoon on I th October.


Ambassador Zalacain
Kingston, Jamaica.


is stationed


Alister hes

ICth November 1990

Printed & Published By The Proprietor
Alister Hughes, Journalist
Of Scott Street, St Georges,Grenada, Westindifes\
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NEWSLETTER
^ Volume 18 Saturday 10th November 1990 Number 16


ECCB


REPORTS


ON


GRENADA


ULM smon


n aquo nm c3fUap8 Yxr


RENADA'S ECONOMY GREW
by 5.6% in 1989 following an
.average groth-lrate of similar
mnag y-tud over the past three


This is disclosed in the recently released
Report (to 31t March 1990) of tte Easter
Caribbean Central Bank ECCB) 'rhich
-,i-
!attributes bucyanc, of econornic activity
aily to expa-nsion in Construcfion a;
STourism.
| Unlikely To Continue
IThe Construction Sector" the Reprvrt says,
I J.'41'3iI ;- -1Y- I
nlias remained buoyant since 19--6 nman-
i taking, until 198 a 15% mm.nal rowth.in
real value added. The grotXh in
l ..construct tion ctvity durin 1989 is
. .i.ic.ated, by the sale of -build, I mT-aterials
''atch increased by 11i to EC $17.6
Sidilion. This trend. however. is unlikely, to
I continue.
SBased on the decline in building per-
anits and the completion of the West-
,erB Main Road the Rsport says, a
Slower growth in construction activ-
ity is indicated for 1990."
here as a sharp decline (11.2
1srip arrivals during 1989. esultin in a
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decline of 4.2% to 192,172 in total tourist
arrivals. iHowever, there was overall
growth in Tourism as the number of stay-
over visitors, wich has been on n upward
trend since 1986, increased by 11% to
6, 596.
IN THIS ISSUE
Lage
0 ECCB Reports On Grenada ..--
0 P M. Charles Discusses
Political Unity..... .....--------- 3
0 Grenada Celebrates
Thanksgsving Day....-------- 5
0 Economic Viability Can
Affect Vulnerability ------.. 6
0 Ford Cooper Re-Assigned .... 8
o Prime Minister Charles In
Hall Of Fame--.....--.....__--- 9
0 Nevs Shorts .........-- 10

Visitors from other Caribbean islands and
Gren.adans r-eturmng on, vacation recorded
growth rates of 6 5% and 9.1% respect-
iveiy, while visitors from the United Stats,
w- :h aco'ntedd or 9. .5% of stay-over
visitors, we 2.4% higher then the
previous year.


Please See ECGB Page Z
E TAKEN
BRARY,


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ECCB From Page
The Agricultural sector, the Report says,
after expandim n by 8.6% in 1987, grew at
reduced rates of 2.2 and 2.5% in 1988 and
1989 respectively.

"The slower growth has been due to the
poor performance of the main traditional
crops comprising bananas, coca and
inutmegs," the Report says.
Concerning Bananas, after in-
creasing by 12.8% in 1988,
this crop declined by 5.5%
to 8,822 tonnes in 1989,
the fall being attributable
to the ravages of moco
di seas and the fact that some f
bar na areas were cotn erted
to cultivation of other crops.
Continued Efforts
IReflecting the continued efforts at revital-
ising the Co-a Indrstry, the Report sas,
t output of Cocoa, which declined by
2I.o% in 1988, increased by 2.7% to- 1 439
tcnnes in 1989.

The-re 'ere only marginal increases in the
production of Nutmegs and Mace in 1 989.
These crops, which imre-ased respectivel-
by 2. % and 5.9% in 1988, rose by 2.9% to
2,87 and !.3 to 312 tonnes respectively
in 1989.
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As a' result of these developments, the
Report says., Ariculture's contribution to
the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
declined from 17.7% to 16.%.
Moderate Increases
The rate of inflation was 3.7 in 1989 a
.figure significantly lover than the 6.5%
rate in the previous year. Details are that ,
A -lthotugh prices for "food" rose by
5.8%, the increase was signifi-
cantly lover than the 10.8%
7 A recorded in 1988. There
J -vere moerre ate increases
under other headings, but a
significant increase of
S ..12.7% in "transport equip-
r ment, transport operational
expenses, transportation and
Tv lui. es ".
GovPer-nmnt Finances in 1989 shoved a
deterioration from the operations of tie
previous yr. In 198, there vwas a
surplus equialent to 2.89%_, of the GDP but,
in 1989, there vas a deficit in the current
account. equal to 0.9 of the GDP.

Recurrent. Reventu.e vhich amounted to
EC$130 mil;on, the Report says, increased
by 6.-7 but, as a proportion of the GDP,
remained at about 34.8 %
Please See ECCB Page 3


SlLLted Economic Inoicators
Si --
I 1987 i 19868 199P
S(ECSM)


Nominal GDP at Factor Cost
Real GDP at Factor Cost



Nominal GDP at Factor Cost
Real GDP at Factor Cost

Of Which:
Agriculture
Manufacturing
Construction
Hotels & Restaurants
Government Services


320.5 350.21 376_4
262.1 275.9 291.3
(An--nual Percentage
(A~rmu!s PercenQage Change)
------


14.8
6.0


8_5
16.5
15_0
0.2
0_0


-0 ()
Wholesale & Retail 6.3 4.2 4.5

GDP Deflator 8-3 4. 1-7
Consumer Price Index
0P = Pro.5 3.7v
P = Provisional
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9.3
5.3


2.2
10-3
15.01
7.6
0 0


7.4
5_6


2.5
12.0
15.0
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mm 5S MARY EUGENIA
SCharles, Prime Minister of Drom- :
i ai said i an i-ntervieW v ith f ai
nNEWSLETTER in Dominica on October (iMITR EUGf
2-, -t !PRIME MI -STER E .GENIA CHARLES
28th that, v hen a referendum is taken in
renada, St Vinen.St Lucia and Dmica n be a r a
..S1 Dc ."It cn!oinct be a It-on or eaftf and a half
" t nEter the people want to join each scrape through she said. "it must be clear
other in political rty, a "responsible that a majority of the people are interested
majority st decide th question. i- going forward to.gethr.
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referring to the Balance of Payments, the
Report sarys rei-m-,nary data indicates that,
I a a result of a -redution in export hearing
Lacompaied byh higher import ;payments.
there w-s a -dterioration in i198 to the
*. -, n -,rt m .

Commenting on the prospects for
S 990t, the Report says the economic
forecast for its member countries is
for a further reduction n the pace of
output u rovth_ Real output is likely
to expand at an average rate of about
3 5% in contrast to 47% in 189, and
6 5I-u during the period 1985 to 198.

LK'.B has as its luemer countries
Aia, Anm gua. Dominica Gre-nada,
ontserrat, St -Kitt, St L d St-
| incent..

" A"" banking institution e&4ved from the
SrI.iLh Caribbean Currency Board 1BCCB
Swi'a set in 1950 to serv the present -
-e. n .embers of EC"B together i T i ridad
oba Guya ,and BI ,ld. Ls i
o.:normig. withdravel of Tr.dad.. &
Tobag, a"d Guyana to establish their
Srespectiep Central Bank te Est
; ribbean- urre-nc Authority ECCA "
|t up J 19659 to serve t remIin .


members of BC-B. T he haadqurters
were in Barbados but, hren that country
Withdrew, the headquarters were moved to
St Kittsin 1975.

The Agreement converting ECCA into the
-. t ,_d t r --' `
East Caribbean Cs.tral Ba i as sig- ed by
the eight participating Govenments on 5th
AJuy 1983 and the Cenrtral Bank officially
came into being on lst OJctoer 1983.
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UNITY From Page 3
Miss Charles said that, at a meeting in
Tortola three years ago, the decision was
taken to explore the possibilities ; of litical
unity of all the small States in the Eastern
Caribbean, but, since then, Antigua, St Kitts
and. Montserrat have withdrawn from the
I scheme.
Is Disappointed
nShe has made efforts n Doi nic-, she said.
to promote thought, debate and discussion
on the matter, but is disappointed that organ-
isations like the Service Clubs, C-hmber of
Commerce, Employers Federation and
Village Counctils to whom she had spoken,
nave not taken the matter forward.

I -ha, is bein
aone lnoWv Miss
CThr-les said, s
that Grenada, St
Vij.ncen.t, St Luci
aind Domirnica M
have decided to ,-,
lah} ad as 0T-;nal y

:- :kpen
44hich -m\ y u-'-.-
Wi7 "'Vd ..7 ...4
jhe fli V S; 60-
the pi'c r-- open uc. A-'
u:?n t U1, tto

Mar
i .ave appointed


i oIst1sLt Assembly com4 p sL d of' i1
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law ,t!;._. i- j .


The hope, the Prime Minister said. is that.
following the work of the Assembly, there
will be a referendum in the middle of next
year at which the people of the four islands
vill vote "yes" or 2. to the straight
question as to whether. or not they. want
political unity with each other.

Following that, she said, if the vote is
"yes", consideration can then be
given to the form of unification most
suitable for the islands.
About Tvelve Months
That corsideration ill take about twelve
months, she said, and then there vil be
another refrendu to adopt the

JCoRstitution.
Miss Charles said.
the frm -r
n- at ion event
ud iv chosen mw, t
s t e th warn
te ieo.ple and de-
id:.d by the refer-
ndue, aitin le
will be prepared to
.--:' .aon0 with that
C'pli.out she does s not
Aav,:u- a federation
-..e e Ot r i cornfed ert;ion.

vant coM-
d2-
plete umfica-
iion, she
said, "I vant one Parliament one
Head of State, one Minrister of Educa-
tion or whatever portfolio one
Treasury and one country.
Dv-To-Day Difficulties
Hovwe-ve.r, people in The islands are
acc-stomed to have some-one to whom
they can go with their day-to-day
diffictues, the wrime Minister said,
*and i eah tqdni-pa
-i, e sand this connection
Miss Char les Vould like to see an
elected representative who vill sit in
Parliament and be a liaison between
the island and the Cabinet.


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GRENADA


CELEBRATES


THANKSGIVING DAY
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The U ed States delegation to the
celebrates icuded also Ms. Barbro
OSaens, charge d'affaires of the United
States Ema at Bridgetow n, Barbados,
and Deefence Attach~ Lieutenant Colonel
Dean Hayes, lso of the Bridgetown
Embassy.

As part of te Thainksgiving Day
celebrations, the Fast Frigate USS "Jesse L
Brow", under th e command of Com-
mander Michael G. Matis, conducted a
port visit to St George's harbour from 24th
to 26.th October.
A Monument Stands
A contingent from the "J ess L Brown"
marched in the official parade at Queen's
Park on O fr-ied a colour 1- guard fr the annually
wreath lay .g ceremony ich took place at
the t o rges UI varsity School of
M dicine her: a mronurmn stands to the
memory othe 19 Uni-ted Stats sevicemen
.ho lost their lives in the intervention,

their member of the U S Delegation ere
..ji teao nere
Captain .Jay Williams, Naval Attah
-idTon, IMajor Hug Posevy Air
Atace, rideton Lieutenant o:rni-
Lnanl r ames M c Cast Guarrd
Attack of the nitd Sttes Embassy in
SCarac, Mr Aaron Williams, Director of
"-th O'fic- f ',eio.a Dev-eopment Co-
tenat Arm Groves of th



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T HE COMMANDER OF THE
United States Loistics Com-r
ruand for the Atlantic Repion,
Rear Admiral W Lewis Glem
Jr., headed the: official United States dele-
gatin o the Thaksivinu cDa celebrations
tichi took place in Grenada on Thuisda-.
25th October.


Present also for the occasion vas Mr
-amesFord Cooper, charged d'affaires
of the United States Embassy in
Grenada, vho is on secondment to thep
Umted Nations-

bThese celebrations marked "he seventh
:an-nversary of the United States led riiitarv
Sintervention in 1983 .vhch freed Gr:fenra
rm the ch the ch.ithe aftermath of the
bldv p er strule in the Peoles
S-lutio.vnary G governmentt
SA Still Uninoy Nnrumbn
t struggle resulted, on j9th 8Octor hr
1 in the killing of Prime Mister
tMaurice Bishop, embrs of his Ctinet
j i.d a still iurinoarn numb: of Grendi
F...lioing te/se killings, a Revlut
-tary Concil (RM... -uder Hus.:_
Astfin, General of the Peories R-:tion-
i ry Army took cofmmand- deiarinr a 24
Jur m curfew backed. by a sh oot--i .ht


SThe intervention launched on u25t Oct-
oer 183 defeated the fthr-ie *--f -- Mo
, within a re days, and. sim~nce 4 t._h
a-iversy of that datL has been celebrate
in Grenadaas Thanksgiving Da


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