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The Grenada Nesletter Saturday 30th May 1992 Page 4
DISPUTE From Page 3


Iv residents, Mr Chester Humphrey, Mrs
i.ClanMs Charles and Mr Eric Pierre. ho is
I also President of the Grenada Trades Union
C-ouncil (TUG). Also present was Mr Tally
rainci, an independent economist.

1Mrs Clarkson said, some weeks ago, the
Unions had put out a "feeler" to Government
which set out certain "conditionalities" and.
"'-hich would have reduced the Union's
demand to EC $14.69 million.

Government did not respond favourably
to the "feeler" she said, and, since the
Unions did not regard the "feeler" as a
counter-proposal,. the workers' demand
remained at EC$17 million.
Capital Gains Tax
Mr Humphrey said the "conditionalities"
trxduded a revenue generating proposal for
I.t.,duction of a capital gains tax on real
,estate transactions other than agricultural
ar-d. The Unions also emphasised the
Ineed. for Govetrnmentto block whathe called
"ilakages in revenue collecting" methods
mainly to deal with smugging..."

bT Unions' negotiating team had spent a
It: of times pointing out to Government areas
11 leakages relative to tax collection, he said.

a It was show that, by the vay Govrn-
ment shoved favouritism, particularly as
it relates to people vho may be
sympathetic to themn, he said, "Gov-
mrient itself had quite often frustrated
].s employees responsible for income tax
i election*

Another conditionalityy" le said, was tihat
government should limit "the contracts it
been giving to party hacks'. These
: :r-acts, he said, give benefits and. fees to
recipients up to and beyond what is
iceived by qualified people in the Civil


Mr Humphxey said the Union's negotiating
ea-mn bad been specific ini-ntifyingt-'. v-


eminent the persons to whom these con-
tracts have been given. Also, he said, the
offer had been made to Government to
identify the persons who have been given
preferential treatment in the matter of
income tax collection.

Mrs Clark son said, although the gap between
demand and offer had not been closed in
the discussions with Govenment, the meet-
ing had ended on a hopeful note.

The discussions had been with the Cabinet
Com%_ ittee headed bySenatorCarlyle Glean,
Minister of Education, she said, that
Committee had promised to consider argu-
ments of the workers' Negotiating Team]
and a tmply was expected shortly.
Given A Deadline
One week before, (May 5th) appearing on
Grenada TV, Mrs Clarkson said the Unions
had called a one-day and a two-day strike to
"send. a clear message to Government", but
Government had been given a deadline
beyond which the workers would take more
serious indrst-ial action.

"If the Govewnent does not reach a
reasonable settlement by Tuesday 12th
May," she said, "a national strike, that
means, all other sectors of this economy,
will be coming out as of the 12th."

The PWU Piesident said Government had
been advised by letter that both the port and
Pleae See DISPIH Page 5
POLL FPum Page 3
Accodirig to the Grenada Constitution,
unless sooner dissolved, Parliament shall
continue for 5 years from the date of the
fr.t sitt-mg and that places dissolution of
the prese nt Governme nt not late r than 5th
April 1995.

Following that dissolution, the Con-
stitution allows three months within which
G4eneAl elections must be held.
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"Ihe essential services would be involved in
e proposed general strike.

n the cal-in prongramme Mr Pi ere said
.e T..Cr had already taken a decision toe
:-pport a general st rke.

rveer, appearing on a call-in radio
programme on May 12th, Senator C a rly-~
.lean. Minister of Education and Leader orf
SGovernment Negotiating Team, ann-
. -.ced that the strike: action had been put
:;n. hold while Goverm-ent considered a new
:)rooosal out -orward. bv the Unions.
-i


1 nav nor yet met M4k &
Sonsidser we proposal so we are not y t m

t we will be meeting with the Ui.nions'
tiatingL Team sometime to mrit. oi

Stating Its Case
Glean saia the Unions' Negotiating Team
S.ith Cabinet. on the 11th and had1 1 o
Srs of discussions. The occasion as
appraisal of the situation", he said, with
:'Ianm.,et tatin its case as to the diffi-
y and implications of paying more than

o.v:-ui e- 1 :a
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Spart of its proposal, he said,
rm-,ent oftfred the Unions certain
conditionaliies" inIhaling represnt-
ation, from 1993, on certain committees
=i h il a.llov the Umor, an input into
polic--e such as preparation of the nation-


-enator Gle---n said no monetary value had
.s yet been worked out on the Unions' new
pposal. Th proposal has 14 condition
iies he said, and he quoted Iso of theim.-

' ::nis that the Govarnor-General be subiectt
... taxes. Another is that the tax system
n ffect in Greiada should be estru""ctud 4


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anJ yet. another is that, one month after a
Nb. Wa,, ge Ag.re-emoent is signed, a National
Co ns:idtative Conjnmitsee be set up to review
Government's structural adjustment pro-
gran -e and the fiscal policy.

The Unions' first demand made in August
last year, was in the vicinity of EC$40]
million while, at that time, Government said
it could ive no increases at all. After
much negotiation, the Unions eventually
r .ced.. their demand to increases which
,toa, ..s n appn imately EC $i7 million.

'.. Gov.em nt did not accept ths
...... -but, after.



...iaton,0 increased its off-r to EC$10.8
1 ion., part of which was to be paid|
ifiediately in -cash, rt nexst year in cash
'and pat n five-year nlon-intlrest-bearing
bonius.
Reduced The creases
The Unions counteirMd this by sending!
Gcvrmh nt .w hat they called a "feeler".
This feeler reduced the increases to sore
EC $14.68 million but attached certain
"conditionalities". This too was rejected
by Gve- ment and-, subject to the new
propel thenbeing considered, the Union's
demand reverted to EC $17 m-illion.

PLeseit vith Senator Glea- on the call-in
prw- gmanrue- were Mr George Brizan former
Minister ,of Finance and now Minister of
Agricuitus, Dr Franicis Ale..s, Attorney
,Gene -ia and Minister of Legal Affairs and
Mr Michael Andrew, Minister of Health.

The propectof age nerml strike loomed large
again : he n Govenmint ie ejected the Unions
pr posal.

In an mitervie with NEWSLETTER on
May 14th, Mrs C larkson said discussions
held with ,GoveTririent. on May 13th had
,p-.duced no decision.
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I" Government has rejected our proposal", she
-,aid, "and we have scheduled meetings with
i-het Unions' membership for this evening
(14th) and tomorrow evening (151t).

Those meetings, she said, vere intended
to inform members of the situation andi,
ion May 18th, members vould be asked
to vote as to vhether or not protest
industrial action should be taken.
Do Not Include
Mrs Clarkson said all PWU ard GUT
members would vote on May 18th but voting
by TAWJ ad SWWU would be restrict
persons actually employed by Govern-
ment. These, she said, do not include
employeess of the National Water and
ewerage Authority and Grnad.a Electricity
services, both of these organizations being
..ttory bodies ina separate bargaining unit.

I Clarkson said the Union's latest
SRoposal, which Government had rejected,
reduced the total of increases to EC $12.5
million, EC$1.7 million above Govem-
:nent's offer.

"t is difficult to understand, she said,
'vhy Government cannot bend a little to
meet our compromise proposal"

SClarksc.n told N EWS LETTER Governm-
'ent's ejectionof the p-rposal had not been
ed on the c onditionalities set out by the
..Jons but on the monetary cost.-
Willtng To Accent Some
,The conditiorialities vesr not the point at
ue",-" she aid, "We dis -cussed them, hi ey
,.re killing to accept some, and some
Jeeded tf be elaborated upon. The rejection
.as based on the amount of the proposall"

Details of the Unions' pr-iposa are that for
years 1990, 1991 and. 1992 respectively,
employees earning less than EC $i1000 per
Ionth be given increases of 2%, 3% and
For those earning between EC $1000
ECd EC$2000 the relevant increases would.


EC $2000 mark vould receive
r: t5,-7.


I%, 2% and


Might Be Averted
Hope that the general strike might be averted
was revived when Senator Glean appeared
on Grenada TV on May 15th and announced
that, following the discussions held with the
Union Leaders on May 13th, the Leaders
had agreed to take a nev Government offer
back for consideration by the rank and file.

"This vas the first time the Unions'
Negotiating Team has agreed to take
something to their membership,, he said -
"They mayfeel satisfied they can convince
the membership to accept and this is a
very hopeful thing."

Until the last. meeting of the Teams, Gov-
errmment's best offer had been EC $10.8
million. This was broken down into an!
immediate cash payment of EC $5.5 million
and a cash payr.ment of EC $1.55 million next
year. The balance of EC $3.75 million
vould be in the form of non-interest-bearing
bonds redeemable in 1995.

rn his announcement on TV, Senator Glean
said, by making the bonds interest bearing
at 6,%, Govennment had increased its offer
to a total of EC $11.5 million.
Was Asked
Mrs Lauret Clarkson, Leaderof the workers'
Negotiating Team was not available for
coiininet but MrC hester Humphrey, TAWU
President and a member of the negotiating
team was asked about the Unions' decision
to take a strikee vote" on May 18th when
negotiations vere still in progress.

Mr Hump-:uBey said negotiations were then
at an end. Union members were to be
advised of cvenmment's final offer, he said,
after which they would decide, by ballot,
whether or not that offer should be
accepted.

"The workers must tell us whether they


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Te Grenada Newsletter Satu
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....ept Government's offer, "he told
t:WS LETTER. "If they accept it, the
:t.er is settled, if they reject- it the
Implications are that the Unions vill then
.i- a general strike."

.he Unions could not reduce their de iandr
:.B further, he said, and, if the wokes
e; -isd on nmoie than ivat Governmetnt -ad
I-fe-Jed, the only course open would be a
aneral stmke.

imr Humphrey sail there had already
SbEn four days ofstrike bycertainsections
of the work force and this appeared to
iave had little or no effect on Govemn-
ment's approach to the negotiations. He
i-phzsisad thatvhatwas envisioned then
as a '-eneral strike" involving all
i-4tors a the economy-.

SUnions' "most mece nt demand vas
:-ached t fourteen "cornditionalities", and
a TAW Presi dent said these had not been
C.m oned and rennrined to be hasnhed out
Sth, Govenmment.

ne of these, he said, as that Me mbe is of
i. House of Representatives and. Senate be
d not to accept any pay increases the
1ons may secure for ths workers.

: -t request is relevant, he said, because
.y increases ton by the Unions ould.h
p ly to all GoveLrment "employees".
i.:L'.ding the Governor-General, the
"-y, thn Pa-'iaentai.-ans, people in the
'lomatic missions and Ambassadors.
Huphey- said Dr Francis Alexis,

-omey Geneal and Minister of Legal
e-i.s, a .me mbe r of th Go- ment Team,
:4, wi-out consultation, the Team couId
': com. it Parliaaietrians to thi- s con-


:?tput the question to Dr Alexis, would he
r--." his inc "eases," Mr Humplhey said,
,. Dr. Alexis meplied 'absolutely n: :aay".


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Page 7


Queried on this, Dr AlMeis told
NEWSLETTER he has no recollection of
having any exchange with Mr Humphrey
relative to his attitude towards forgoing a
salary increase.

O.,ther conditionalities i-fenrd to by Mr
Humipuiny include extension of the time
Parliamentarians must serve before being
entitled to a pension, availability to the
Unions of the CaribbeanDevelopment Bank
report on Gove rnent's structural adjust-
ment programme, revision of the Debt
Service Levy to proimide a more equitable
division of h burden on the population and
thatbw Government employees be allowed to
buy Criw-n lands- at 50% of the rated value.

Another condition-al:t is that the Trade
Unions have representation on any Gov-
enunent delegation negotiating loans with
banhs, international agencies or otherwise.

"We should be present there as of right",
the TAWU President said, "so that we
can understand vhat implications there
are for our workers, Vhat conditionalities
they are setting to these loans and,
therefore, be able to police the honouring
of those conditionalities-"

At press time, a spokesman for the
Workers' Negotiating Team disclosed that
the ballot takenby the PWUwas in favour
of accepting Governmint's latest EC $1 1.5
million offer.

ResuKs ofthe voting by TAWIJ, GUT and
SWWU have not biee disclosed and a
source close to the Unions told NEWS-
LETTER there is some concern in Union
circles that PWU published results of that
poll before the other three Unions had
completed their balloting


.1.ii0 ^^i~a^ NOWy^ia


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Tb~ Grenada Nevsletter Satunlay -30th May 1992 PageS


j2jsrnJlV Io&rfl
re2 sxr uran meThjU IWer=x
rE'nor XEQZ2 X!71d ofuiang
'7 J rmf r n


RIME MINISTER NICHO-
las Brat-.aite, delivering the
feature address a .d declaring


SAtudies Association (CSA), expressed
sat faction tha- t C3A is not comprised of
persons only from the English-s peaking
Caibbean.

Ths vider Canibbean, their Prime Minister-
said, is a geo-political entity vich i m-
a ientv -a:aits the dawn of econoni-c and
Spolitic.al integration.

SThe pursuit of a regional dialogue on
co-operation aM integration among all
|countries of the region unrestrained by
considerations of language and cultures,
is nov jvita" he sa~. and must be
factored into the Caribbean response to
the creation of mega-t.ading blocs-7
A Strong n Polai al ill
The Pm :e Minister declared there is bioad
consensus on the goal of regional unity and
teration, but, said a aj.or impediment. has
-been the relative absence of a strong political
will to explore various options and. suppoIrt
|.approaches by which economic integration
Might proceed.

Significant costs ill attend implementation
f those approaches, he said, but it is his
rconvition that, if they are undertaken, long-
term gional plosperity will -vhawe been
ie an. ed- .


The 0hEmR of the Confe c a
" lobalisation And The Caribbean", and Mr
Brathwitje said the phenomenon of;
"lobahia-ti--r is in itself a powerful
stimus. for new thinking and concerted
action in the Canbbean.

Not only does it raise issues of trade and I
econonliics, he said, but also of democracy,
human nights, social equity, the enrvironrmrEi.
and state gies for sustainable development.-
Is As Valid
The link tDetvween huan :- .
right, soc ial equity,
poverty and develop- -..-
ment is as vaid as that
betw-een tihe rule of law; .
Sdem:cracy, police al
stability and social and:
econoCutc iVeClopmnt, S
he said., and at is why, Ak
in the qi.ist fo-r economic
impdvemn the d--
functionliti.s', created _,. L""
by drug-rafficing> PRIME M TE
social inequality, de- BRAT HWA TE
pendence, discrim-
ination against omen, and cultuan
penetirat..ion cannot be countenanced.

Mr B taLt-.aite noted thb e initiatives towar --
closer Caribbean integration. These aw'
the \vest Indian Commission probi
poCssibilities for closer ties in the Caribbeern
Commity(CARICOM), PthI RegiT e..
Please See BRATHWAITE PaR *r


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RENADA-BORN MR WAYNE SANDIFORD, WHO
to the Ministry of Finance in the Peoples R.evolutionary
has disclosed details of a land refnnrm prgranuns attempt
of an overall approach to developrre nt


BRATHWAITE From Paze 8 t
Mr Samdiford, now emj
Constituent Assembly exploring~ the Caribbean Centai Bar
1pro-spects -of,,WiVn .ard Ilan ds political unit e a
'he pyrg-gmyne in. a pa
and the proposal of Mr Patrick Manning, a ibbean Studies Ass
PnMre Minister of Trinidad & Tobago, that ih in Grenada
there should be a comi-rng together of his M.aya
country with Barbados and Guyana. Question Of L.
SAlthough little is writt
"These are a Caribbean responses to L on the ques
developments at the global ie l, and it is he aid a "Marxist" i
alutary to recognize they are not insular .
naTve ,F-n'ded NlJM's co
in character", he said "This is especially
portent sine international tolerance of Given the economic I
micro-statescan be elected to besevereiy tie vere little dou
ted in the context of te unfoldingN agreement) that the d
World Order
vas adequately conc
Ensure AValid Transition out Mr S ord
_. S-' Q-- Oout" Mr Saniiford s
Mr Brathwaite said the regional political
directorate must now move away humredly a sis r de
4 -,t.-.-' AS --i basis fo,-r develop
frcm rhetoric towatris souimd plarnnaig and Pleae See
positive action, and he expressed the oririn T
._ .- .. ,, . V e WaSs .lIso a pano
mat CSA has an "en inee'nui role" to playv
t.:. CSA has- an p .s, pay Revolution: Voices Fro
i- the endeavour to ensure a valid transition .
. ists iIcuided Mr Ken
tr social and economic n rainalisation .
. an Mfinister in tle Pec
t social press and economic deltlop- (R a
..--r e s ,.,-mient (PR G), a
sho., Political Leadero
|, k'a ,. 1, :,Patrotic Movement.
oA fourAnded in 1974, and now with a
iv..ond-widoe membenhip of over 900. is an
i ........ .. -- ,- .. Other panels covered
ir.:.etendent professional o-- amsatn .r- ---. --
i ,-, l],, [- I'l-ton s c; Commmica
otr-ed to promotion of Canibbean studies .., all ,n,
Iorm And The C aribt
...m a multi-disciplinrra and multicultctural
.... Secunty, Social Policy
,joit of viev. -
Sthrough Caibbean 1.
S. atonal Identity to
Tt, agenda for the three-day Conference in t
'- 14l- -- i o at I ation, H
Sranada iniCuded a panel on "The Gmie'-nada r t H
* i ton Ne Pee A D d Relations.
,e;_-:iLtion: New Perspectives A Decade


Page 9


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WAS ATTACHED
Government (PRG),
d by the PR G as part


played at the Eastern
ik, set out details of
iper delivered to the
ociation Conference
from 26th to 29th

adl Reform
en by Marx, Engels
tion of land refomi,
rmnework seems to
nception.

situation at the time
Is, if any (and more
xwlopmentstrategy
-ied and thought
aid.

in that strategy, he
SANDIFORD Page o10
el on "The Grenada
m Within". Panel-
rinck Radix, former
mples Revolutionary
ad Mr Terry Manry-
f the Maurice Bishop


a vide range from
itions, World Econ-
ean, Enrvironmental
, Crime, Economics,
music, Religion and
Drug Trafficking,
aiti arid International




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Saturday 30th May 1992


.".IFQPORD From Page 9
:id an agiculturAl census was conducted
hich idic-ated them ~wee 34,73.5 aces of
iable land in Grnada and these ver-
o -ked by 8, 202 farme;.

i dicated also, he said, there was a high
.dgree of inequality in land distribution.
While 10% of the jrmenrs controlled 70%
I the land, the other 90% had only 30%
of the land to cultivate, he said.
indications Of Inequity
| lr Sandiio said Th csus shoved even
-3ater indications of inequ ity when f1ame is
ere classified as "pool", having less than
i5 ac;s,, middles", having 5 to 25 acr s,

t,- i',-r "-, w C.-,-
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1orp then 8 ij ej y 10 i :
xr~rn5 W7ie "poor together they operated
out a thi o the arable land in the Stat
'.nd that averaged ass than an acre and a
Idf per fa-mer

S.st over one of every 10 was a "middle"
-mer This group ope ated about a q quarter
S.,- he tot-al aceage in t. e State, and the
!.-,r-age acage per fa--er as ne early 10.

-ane difference is further draniatised m
S"big" catgory to which. less than otn
ever 380 farmers belonged, he said
Iese farmers cultivated nearly a third
the land (3107%) vhich ove an
rge of 442.42 acres to each farmer.
A Ca Can Be Built
se (statistics) provided compelling-
-idaence and justifcation for land ref:ri:'
SSandifb, sai-. "Certainly on these
,:oimds2 a case can h be built for red.is utive


ifluern-cing impiemen'atizon of the land


reform vas the fact nearly a fifth (18.4%)i
of the g cultural land was idle, Mr'
.Sandifod said, but. politically, the timing
of the reform ) -as not the best.
Numerous Attempts
Interiiationaly, the United States was
publicly rdemo stratin growing gro hostility to
the PP., he said, and numerous attempts
aere, made to *destabilise the Government.

Internally, Go ernment was at the negot-
iatinpg table ith it workers, he continued,
maIny of hom were part time fam.ers vith
the Minirs;tr- of Agriculture but, nevertheless
the auSlptt at and reform was mad e.
. _,_T it. "!C; xn : ,i;e


Was embodied in the Land


- vr Development & Utilisation Lav
,o, _. v-ic h, basically, forced landowners
to ut into cul..vation all l-ards declared
I- AkLv.u I k Wliua nud.S
"i by I.vernment Upon failure to do
.so. :ovent. Zwas empovered to acquire
comp.tilsory leasehold of the land and could
sub-let
Swift and Fierce
According to Mr Sandifbrd, farmers
reaction to this lawnas "swiftand fw rce"
They threatened to cease production and
mount demonstrations against tte law, he
said, and of great significance was their
labeling of the Government as
"communist" and the beinnings of their
mistrust of the Government

P art of the problem c s the lack of adequate
public consultation and discussion on the
issue Jer' it .as passed- into law, Mr
andifd said. iNot to be consulted on an
issue .tha immediately concerned them was,
no doubt, he said, considered by them, sus-,
picio %e :ad treac-herous.
Piesse S&e S-ANDIPOD Pae 11I


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B ARBADIAN BORN DR
Hilbou ne Watson, 48, Profe-ssor
of Political Science at Ho-azd
University, said in an interview
'" ernada with NEWS-LETTER on May
h that Caribbean people should wake up
, the fact that the attitude of t.he United
tes of America towaids the region has
.- .-'.-ii ed. .
THERE
r United States is not IS 1
ing at us out of the NOTHING
lenses it vas ALTRUISTIC.--
Aing lhen it had to -1
ith the Soviet presence in the
Ibbn", he said. i
Cannot Be Analysed
*orAd is now in a state of -
the Professor said, crmat
ines are occurring, and the import-
:. of the Caribean to the United
:es c"n-mot e analysed under the old
!s.

-es'sor Watson said that, historically, and
m. ousZ, thee has been a tendency of
-bbean people to look from the per-
...v. of "benv ole nce on the interest


]NDFORD From Paue 10
he PR had little option but to retreat
S as still in the press of doing so at
t.r.e o the fall of the PRG," he said,
S11e theS passing of thel aw, notasingle
of laInd vas declared idle."
"''==. 4. sawsama


shown in the C aibbean by the United States
and Euro pean Powers.

These world Povers may be interested in:
working with Carbbean nations to help to c
alleviate some of the burdens of those;
nations, he said, but only the extent which
can help- them to promote and consolidate
L4 own interests in the gion..
Gainal Their Objetiwves
*t7hen they have succeeded in doing
that, he continued, then, because they
h ave gained their objectives, the im-
S N po rtaio" e of tih e C aribbean
AMERICAN ls in their judge-
i FOREIGN ent -
-OLICY "The United Stater
l foremgnp ck y towards tds
ELJ 1R Caribbean is fundanae-
al'ya selfish one" he said- "That charact-
enses the behavior of major Powers amd,
fm the point of viev of the Caribbe w
there is nothing alruistic in Arwric-a
foreign policy."

The close geogmnphical relationship of th
Caribbean to the United States places the
region in a special position, Professorc
Watson said. Both the agio'n's sea lanes
uand air space are strategic to the United.
S tes and that gives the C aibbean a special
importance, he continued, but that does not
mean the US vill say "here's the shirt o,,
my back, take it."

Given the over of the United States anr
Please See WATSDN Page 12


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Mas Al L, Ka!
Cis


j EXCEPT TO ENDURE A
Situation .which had. b..come.
gross intolerable, there ver no
j j alternatives vhen., in March 1979,
amurice Bishop's Nev Jevel Movement
seized po-ver in Grnadera by am.rled


7 i-s t-e opinion of Dr Tereince Many-
.,, Political Leaderofthe Mau.ce Bishop
-notic MAovement, and it was expressed
My 28th as Dr Mainshow delivered a
-.per to the Conference of the Caribbean

' TS From ?-e 11
al 7eaness' of the Caribbean, he said, the
AS can make "ce tain impositions" on the
ion fomn the region's position of
sakness OWlaN to its olnv position of

He Had No Desire
-.ssor Watson said he had no desIzr to
t a pictur-e of "gloomr and doom, but
S.:. ahibbean is n:ow in a sANte of economic
sis. Such11 a crisis can lead to a social
-isis, e said, but this depends on the vay

Sthe. realities of .e. situation.

.Those reality are the Professor sail,
lit g standards of liing, rising
uinemql.oymeant, decline in traditional
!e:orts, deterioration of the balance of
:p-.mes sittion and a growing
=ability of Gowernments to meet the
:ueuis of the most seirely affected
meTbrs in the society _


S-tudies Association then
in session here.


"Olr expensnce in Gre-
na 1a at the time as an -
evtremn that deuird
.ex..me. dical 4reasums
to solvee" he said. "'Itis -
not unlikely that, some- DR MARRYSHOV
'wheie in the C aribbean in the future, th-.
such conditions will present themselves
again... "
Pleae See MARRY-HOW Page 13


Accoding .; dthe Professor, hope for t-h_
region lis. in cominMity grass ,M ots efforts
to create alternative means of produce:
goods an. food.

"Peopb seem to think that unless tth.
can go inteo the supermarkets and .:
European and Aerrcan products," h-7
said, "the they are not middle cla..
people any longer."'
Can No Losger Afford
Caribbean people can no longer affrd th-
attitude, e said. and, a watch must now b-
kept on the global process of change, Vhls:
there is quest for local means to adjust.
Caribbean zralities in a global environment.

This nmy seem a daunting challenge, he
said, but that is only because of the lack o
the decentralisation of decision making.
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MARRYSHOW From Page 12
Dr Mtarryshow said Bishop's People's Revo-
:lut:onary Government (PRG) moved radical-
1tn from "Westminster' style democracy re-
|paing it with "mass organisatiorn" of
o"men, youth, workers and farmers.

iere VQwere also "embryonic" village, parish
-and zonal councils, he said, and he described
ti-s as the first genuine attempt anywhere in
the En.glish-speaking C aribbean to put poe-
:er n the hands of the people.
A Sinister Effort
S-The attempts by external forces to
pressure the revolutionary Government
'to hold general elections vhich vere not
jammed an urgent priority at the time,"
-I Dr Marryshow said, "was nothing more
ian a sinister effort to force Grenada
back into the Westminster democratic
|yjid.j

i mus the remembered, he said that, in 1983,
ie PRG established a Corstitution Corn-
r .sion char-ed with preparing a neW
os titution reflecting the "new political
|reity' in Grenada and one which wouid
|hvw. included the holding of free and fair


hat C constitution would have been subject d
Ito tense discussion and scmtiny of the

WATSON From Page 12
every one of these Caribbean counties"
.ofessor Watson said, "evewy political party
l-ntsr to monopolise everything from the
c-ostixuency to Par!iament and keep the
aliases of the people out. That is how they v
;intain their power and mystify the people
i belving govemmrentis something only
ucated politicians can do"

S"commron man" can take an active part
a.n government, he said, and, among other
b-""dies, tiade unions, credit unions, the
.Cur:h and the rmdia should provide
leadership in a quest outside of the state
:michnery f_ r lots of answers to the prob-
,ms. iJ.


people before it was approved, Dr'
Manrvs',,o said, but this intention ne'-c
came to fruition because of "the untime.-
demise of the revolution".

Ho::.wver, the Political Leader said, involve. -
meren of the people in refining and adopti.,
a Constitution to guide their social, politics.
economic and rmorai development remai:-
as relevant as ever.

"If ve are to survive politically in tL,
region,* he said, "our political institutiocr
and thinking have to undergo seric:.
modification to make them more suitatl
to the existing needs of the people."
Sense Of Pride
Dr Manyshow listed- a series of PR.
achievements which, he said, gave CGr-
nadians an over.r lming sense of pride an
confidence in the revolutionary process anrt
roimAng optimism in the future.

These achievements ere, he s:.
establishment of two state-ovned ban:
creation of a National Insurance Sche-
development of an agrondustrial coC':-
pik, undertakmg of an agricultu
diversification project, setting up of
Marketing & National Importing Bo-7-.
and construction of an international az--
port.

-he full extent of the impact of the
Please See MARRY SHOW Pag-

.ust as people mobilize around a politic:-,_
partyat election time, so can people mobilish
to deal with community resources and co-
operative actions in a variety of spheres, hr
continued, everything from education t.
health care.

Efessor Watson was a panelist at t
recently held Caribbeani Studies Conferer...,-
in GCrnada. He presented a paper on "T.
United States Ard The Caribbean: Whosr
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HUMPHREY From Page 15
"vas calling on farmers to. mobilise to
protect themselves".

SThe Senators accusations were made at a
Press conference called to explain why
: TAW' had called a strike on May 8th at
,J GCA femnentaries, which strike was still
ai effect.
Even Into The Night
Thle end. of the cocoa crop is close, the
'Senator said, talks with GCA have


.ogged down, and the Associa
V:as working overtime, Sat tnd
,Sundays and even into the mg
t.: get all their stocks shipped.

i"We realized if they were able
ship all of that cocoa, we %
:ave no lewamge," M
i .unplury said, "and e
SoulAd have to wait until
^tob.er, November
I e ember, before we
i-d have any leverage
bring on them for a
i3-tilend nt."
i I T
th reference to the indus t
|ILLETTE Fram Pae 15
r Millette said his comments
ns should not be taken as critic
J- heo did not thinr any ch.
rganisation should be haried
:iions of the Executive. The
m. t be polled to obtain their vi

ou-gomig President sa
i.Impted to suggest ways in wh
eight want to enter the 21st C
: the academic, political, b
P fessionalconmunitie s can be
'ome together to work on 1jo

is pleased, he said, that their
.F-.lsident has already begun to d
he issues he had raised,
:her issues which CSA should
,f :1 about.


Senator H umphrey said talks relative to
amendment of an Industrial Agreement to
cover the years 1990, 1991, and 1992 have
been going on since May 1991.

Initially, he said, TAWU asked that male
workers, then being paid EC $14.75 per day
under the old Agreernnt, should receive
increases to EC $20.00. EC $22.00 anr
EC$25.00 respectivelyforthe years 1990,
a9. 1991 and 1992.


ticn"
ays The demand for female workers,
ht" . paid EC $13.90 per day under the
'' -. "id.. A geement, was for increases
-- o EC$19.00, .EC$21.00 and
to in EC $24 00 in the three relevant

-'i His Own Proposal
;, No agreerment was reached, Mr
b.etw -V, Humphrey said, and the
Smatter finally vent before
S'- the Minister of Labour, Mr
MR CHESTER HUMPHREY Edzel Thomas, rho put.
folvaid his own proposal.

According to Mr Humphrey, that proposal
nal dispute, was that there should be no increases in,
19901 n l99l, men should receive
EC$18.50 per day and vonen EC$16.00
anf suggest-- In 1992, the rates would be, respectively,
:ismof CSA EC$19.96 and EC$17.00.
f1goes in the
dorn as dr < -- .:th ,'eat. reluctance the Union accepted
membership the Minmsters proposal'," he said "We
e .s h e s i id '.
h a- recogise the Cocoa Association does have
difficulties..."
id h 1 lad Please See HUMPHREY Pare 17
ich the CSA Founded in 1974, CSA is an independent
entmy, and professional organisation devoted to
business and promotion of Caribbean Studies from a
encouraged mrnti -disciplinary multicultural point ofI
mt projects, view.

in-corning The organisation nov has over900 members
discuss some world wide and its secretariat is located atj
it there awjethe Iteranreican University of Puerto
.d begin to Ric>.
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The indaustrLri action continues where other
agents' ships are uunoerweA


R ERIC PIERRE,
General Secretary of the
Grenada Seamen& Water-
fr ont Workers Union
I(SWWU), said at a press conference on
May 19th that, from information he received
from colleagues in Barbados, it appears
Caribbean employers plan t do battle with
IrMgional Trade Unions, possibly to get rid.
it them.

"As far as Grenada is concerned, b he
|said, "and I amsure as far the Caribbean
Trade Unions are concerned, we are
prepared to do battle for our survival"t

HUMPHREY FPrm Page 16


These difficulties the Senator itemised as
depressed prices, declining production,
shortage of labour and increased cost of
!inputs.

un March 2 3rd last, MrH umphr y s aid, with
-a copy of the letter to the Association, the
jUniorn wrote the Minister confirming
acceptance of his proposal. Having
1hear nothing from the Association, he said,
- letter was written to them on March 27th
eatingg that, if GCA did not accept the
Minister s proposal, TAWU would have "no
other choice than to take the strongest
possible industrial action."
Action Has Been Criticized
The TAWU President referred also to the
"rympathyV action taken by the Seamen &
ate front Workers Union vhen that Union
e-fused to load. a shipment of cocoa con-
STied to Germany. This action ias
.-en criticized as exposing farmers to loss
m:',ugh spoilad of the cocoa.


The press conference vwas called to inform
the media that SWWU and the Grenada
Shipping Agents (GSA) have agreed to send
their industrial dispute to arbitration.

Since May 1990, the two parties have had
discussions relative to terns fora nev Wage
Agreement covering the years 1990, 1991
and 1992, and MrPiene said there had been
no agreement on two matters. The first is
wages and, secondly, interpretation of the
clause in the Agreement dealing vith
vacation leave.
DIgsontinn~xl_ Qmmedia
These two matters are to go to arbitration
he said, and, consequently, the go slow
.action on the docks vould be discontinued
inunmediately.

The S IW/U General Secretary, vho is also
President of the Grenada Trades Union
Council, stressed, however, that this
disc onti nuance applies only to ships of the
GSA Please see ARBITRATION Page 18

'"hat they .are trying to do", Mr Humphrey
said, "is to create panic, among the farmers.
The cocoa is not spoilt, it takes 7 to 14 days I
to reach Germany so, if the cocoa vill spoil
in two day-s because it's on the docks, it
vould mean the shipment would arrive in
Germany spoilt anyway. The cocoa is
cured, they don't ship cocoa bhich can
ferrent easily."

Mr Humphrey said that, while the GCA
Management resists paying their workers
increased ages, members of that Manage-
nent. have been given "massive" raises of
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r.RMITRATION4 From Page 17
"The industrial action continues here
tc lhtr agents' ships are concerned," he
:c1, "'because ve do bawe a matter
|outstading vth them-"

LLThaI matter, h.- said, relates to fialisation
,of ai A,,er e-nt which a- ne,-Ugttaed .ith
;husm last year.

n--tda Shipping Agents Lti is ,n
organsation of the larger si pings
ciagents operating in Gre-
M-a and relates to such
r.teamship lines as Geest
(bananaboats).Ned lod, 11
Tecmarine & d Canb
Trader
Nomiatled A Spokexman
Outside of this rgan-
;. Sale r shi ppmg a .gnts
::r ...r 4 errn said they
Ih-d nominated, a spokes- B|
Kmn, there had bee., '
negot ationsrz, and a that
remains rn to "t.. up a faev
?1::11 itenr nnd si2T ST

This had not beei done, he said, thie
iaMalfer shipping agents have nov formed
'tt.selws into the National Shippinm
' nationon and have r4,ereed SWWRU to
iat orga nation.

- MPHRY F Pag
jhTdMPITREY From fagejI?


The Association infers toJ it as 'salary.
T-hgriment', he said, but tle fact is taa. t
"gisters as i ,e- aes

.)uting f -rm t. he. said is a GCA
official l document Mr Htunphrey sai,.
,-3e member :f Management had received
. 33% monthly increase froin EC $,000
EC $2,671 Anottoir, ai said, .lad
;I-' a sal %y incrEase o, 56% frm
",$1,400 to EC$2 185.


"We have not recognized that body," Mr
Pire said, "All ve say to them is "come
and fish tid ing up your natter aid,
after this, if you want us to djal vith
another body, v can took at it7'

W hr eni trying, inc 1986 to g
thes-:e sal aen to, sign an Agreement,J
thL SWT General Secretfiry said they
eventually hijd negotiations min 1991 and.it is
not fairto ask the Unaon nor-
S; (ti stav:t + reoolttKs all J
| A A. over agtLn tirth another


With refwnere3 to the
arbitration vith the GSA,
Mr PieRre. said the Union
till no inate one'
member of the Tri-
bunal, GSA vil nom-
Sinata ome and GowV-I
^ ernmenlt ill nominate

Within Tvo Months
The Tribanal is maniteda tol
sabunt a report within tvo monatIis of its I
appointment, Mr Pierre said, and it has
been agreed by both parties that the
fiAdings of the Tribunal will be final and
bumlig.

The SWi- General Secretary aid the
Union had had a bad esxerienc some!
tite ago naen GSA had not hono.rwd its
andertakmg to accept as final and binding
thi findings of a committee set up to!
arbitrate a dispute.

Mr Pierre said he had made it clear to |
te GSA that the Umon hopes tis i does
not occur again in the present instance.


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PRIME MINISTER NICH-
olas Brathwaite, on May 26th,
speaking on the occasion of the
fonnal opening of "Grentel
House", headquarters of Grenada Telecom-
munications Ltd, (GRfENTEL), said the
building had been renovated at a cost of
some EC $3 million.

"These facilities vif provide a modern
and comfortable working environment
for the headquarters staffof GR ENTEL",
he said, "a dynamic and growing success
story of private sector/public sector co-
operationCA
As A Joint Venture
Following an agmerrent signed on Sep-
itember 1st 1988 betw?n the Grenada Gov-
ernment and Cable & Wimeless (C & W),
Grenada Telernmaunii ti t L::: e" tab-
lished as a joint vernurc on 12th -Jan- i Y
1989.

Government's contribunon to the venture
vas the Grenada Telephone Company Lniit-
ed vhich was valued then at EC $56.9
million, while the Cable & Wireless plant
in Glenada, which vent. int. ihe venture.
was valued at EC $19.5 million.

After payment of EC $7.7 million by C & W
'to Government, GREN TEL emerreld with a
51% to 49% shame division in favour of
Government.


This share division Xa7 atered in Dec mber
1989 vhen, pressed .:f money to pay Civil
Servants' hack-pay. "h N... Na...al. Party
Government of the latr :rim, Minister
Herbert Flaize sold 21% of GREN'TEL's
-shares to C &W ,: 2 .:hn sha division
70% to 30% inf.' of C W.
Have Been Built

LceSln ony, Mr -I' "-
Stone, n3RE T1TEL _'Cn:-
erali Manager sa d
eran I IA f a 0,3 e re
firm f.,ndat,
have been built h -w e
the C company w.- es-
tablishe d.

"We nov
have almost ,
17,000 tele-
phonres int rstl
sR TOM. CHELLEW



service to most parts of Grenada,
Carrincou and Petite Martinique and we
are vell 0on ,xA-rse to have service
available to ebod;. on emannd by
mid- 1993."

Mr Stone said, at th9 sarms .time, the
international system ha teen expanded to
keep pace with deti nd, makin ithal "all
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( RENADA-BORN DR CAR-
lyle Mitchell, Director of the
Organisation of East Caribbean
States (OEC S) Economic Affairs
Secretariat, said in Grenada on May 22nd
the OECS manufacturing sector has not
grovn because there has been a misdirection.

A start should be made with natural

GRENTEL fum Page 19
circuits are busy" recording, a thing of the
past.

As far as the sister island of Carriacou is
concerned, the General Manager said, three
years ago, there vere 350 lines. This has
nov expanded to over 900 lines, he said,
and the number is growing daily.
Full Digitalization
Of Petite Martinique, the smallest island of
the tri-island State, Mr Stone said a digital
radio system nov connects Petite Martinique
to Camiacou, and this completes the full
digitalization of the GRENTEL telephone
system.

Present for this occasion was Mr Tom
Chellev, Executive Director of C & W plc
vith responsibility for the Caribbean,
Middle East, Asia and Pacific Regions.

Mr Chellev said the C & W Group has had
a presence in the Caribbean for over 100
years. The Company now operates
businesses or participates in joint ventures
in 19 territories, 12 of vhich am in the
Eastern Cariban, he s--idA


resources he said, and the best chances for
an OEC S nianufactueg Indurtr: elates to
the potential in a Uoindusty.


"I have always said that if I were a. dictator
in Grenada". Dr Mitchell said, "I wouldd
make sure our spices wouldd never le" here
in bags and return in bottles I

Dr Mitchell's remarks 'er rrnde as -e
addressed the Secord Meetng of OECS
Ministers of Agc.ulitur which opened on
May 22nd for a ort-da session.
Pleas See n IMISTERS Pag 21
Ten years ago, he -aid, the GCxup decided
to modernize the Caribbean telecom-
munications inf ,str..cture by bringing
state-of-the-art digit~ technrokgy to all
businesses vitl vi -ch it is associated.

"I am very pleased to say the arise is
nov essentially co=mnlte, vith the region,
which has benxfi-ted from total invest-
ment in excess of US$13000 million,
nowv having one of the most techno-
logically advanced systems available
anywbhre... ,he sUAt

Since its beginning, the Execuive Director
Pleam- e GRENTEI. Pga 21


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tHis plan, he said, would be to ship Grenada's ensure that OEC S producers can utilise that
,spices in small bio-degradable bottles vith' "conduit'* to the European Marki" he said,
l_ flashy label in English and some other and also be able to sell produce in Martin-
language, and with vwights given in metric. ique and Guadeloupe

'Produce is now shipped costing a fev Additionally, he said, relationships at the
cents per pound and returns costing 100 people level are being A encouraged as an
ties more, Dr Mitchell said. This point joint venture relationships between the
should not be missed, he continued, and OECS Private Sector and thatof Martinique
the importance of agro-development and Guadeloupe.
looms seedidg large in terms of where Has Been Li bera.sl
the OECS is going. Dr Mithall said strong efforts have been
Has Had Discussions made to create an OEC S Single Market and,
In seeking nev markets, the OECS has had over the last decade, trade between, the
discussions with the French Government islands has been liberalised to a remarkablee
with reference to the OECS relationship to extent".
ithe French Overseas Departments of Martin-
ique, Guadeloupe and Cayenne, he said. In one sense, he said, the OECS is ahead
of Europp in creation of a Sine Market
T-::-e- D-epartments, h? said, are a large and in that the OEC S already has a monetary
lucrative market in their own right for the union vherw people can trawelfrom island
jproductsofthe OECS and, more importantly, to isrqad using the same currency.
"ey provide the "conduit" to the European
Market "The major hurdle remaining for us to
overcome," he said, "is the free rmvenment
"In 1993, Europe vill be twelve miles north of labour within the OECS. If we nrrove
lof St Lucia", he said, "and fifty miles south that hurdle, we -,l., i:n effect, have a Single
lof Antigua." OECS Market"

It is of great advantage to the OEiCS to Dr Mitchell said the Economic Affairs
'je so close to the European Market Dr Secretariat presented the OECS Authority
Mitchell said, as there is an Air France (Council of the Prime Ministers) vith plans
cargo plane leaving Martinique and for establishment of "he Single Market and
Guadeloupe every day for Paris with indicated the removal of the hurdle of free
products which can be and are produced movement of labour requires only removal
in the OECS. of vork permit restrictions for OECS
In Process Of Signing nationals.
The OECS is now i. p-cess of signing a Was A Lar Supplier
General Agre-ment with th. French to A Single Maiket will offer tremendous
advantages tor agiiculture he said, by
GE LPincreasingt t-h CECS competitiveness.
GRENTEL From Pae 28 At one time, the OECS was a large supplier
said, GRENTEL has gone from strength of agricultural products to Trinidad &
to strength arid, with the growth of the Tobago, he continued, but Trinidad &
excellent relationship which exists be- Tobago has dirveified its agricultural base
, | teen the tvo shareholders, more can be and, probably, could nov supply the OECS
expected as time goes by. with produce it ued to buy.
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MINISTERS Frm PmE, 21 ...
If the OECS had a Single Market vith all collaborating Agencies including the
trade restrictions removed, Dr Mitchell said, Caribbean Developrment Bank, The Food &
'it vould permit the OECS to be more corn- Agriculture Organisation-and the University
petitive both vithin the region and extra- of the West Indies.
regionally.
Because of the unavoidable absence of Prime
Among other items on the agenda for the Minister Nicholas Brathvaite, the meeting
meeting vere a Review of the OECS vas opened officially by Mr Phinsley St
Agricultural Divemsification programme, Louis, Minister of Communications &
discussion on Regional Projects & Co- Works.
operation Programmes, and. Reports by [U]

IEWS SHORT


Indian Hish Commissioner


Presents Credentials


Pfiessor Cbintamani Lakshrannam. Indian
High Commissioner to Grenada, resident in
iTrinidad, presented his Letters of Credence
to Governor Genemal Sir Paul Scoon on M&y
i 2th.


community and President Kopycinsky
expressed his pleasure that the donation
indicated realisation of the community of
the impact the Foundation has had on the
quality of life of Grenadians suffering from
heart disease.


Heart Foundation Receives
Donation

At a ceremony on May 12th at the St
Patrick's Health Centre, President of the
Grenada Heart Foundation, Mr John
Kopycinski, received, on behalf of the
Foundation, a cheque for EC$1,000 to
further the work of the Foundation.

1T7e funds were raised by the St Patrick's


The Tivoli Roman Catholic School and the
St Joseph's Convent in Grenville both
recently have been recipients of gifts from
the British Government.

The Tivoli School vas given a vide select-
ion ofvoodvorking tools vhile the Convent
received equipmentfor the Hone Economics
Department.


S Bt t -I& Jay 1992
. Printed & Pnblbtd By Te Propiteator,
SM stern Hughes, Journad st,
Of Scott Street, St.Gearge Grenada, WestiaAond
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Poll Prom PanRe 1
iBrathwaite shares an 8% approval rating
with The National Party (TNP) of Mr Ben
. ones, and at the foot of the table .ith 5%-
is the Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movament
i(MBPM) of Dr Terrence Marrshow.

IIt must be emphasised that these rating are
Ipreliminaly and must be read against the
background of the fact that +4% of the
i sample did not indicate their party prefer-
ence.
Some Declined To Answer
Dr Emmanuel told the "Gre-
nadian Voice" newspaper that
several persons said they Wem
!still undecided as to their
choice of party, sore declined
o answer the question vhile .
othersr s said they are so totally
|disenchanted they would .
,aot vote if there was an '
election today.

1n2e of the questions asked
,as to indicate a choice of
Ithe next Prime Minister of
"renada and, in this.
HNP's Dr Mitchell .--
stripped all others vith 29% of DR- PATRICK
the sample. TNP's Mr Ben Jones wis his
,,closest rival with 18 -and Sir Eric G-... of
|OULP received 10%

Attorney General and Mir.istar cf Lv;,i Aff-
:IrM, Dr Francis Alexis, -led with M. .M's
Dr Tenrence Marryshow -ach ric, 4%"
Wf-hile Minister of Ag8 ir11 m, Mr ,-
Brizan, was chosen by 2% -" *' .i
The name of Prime Min-ister N-iolas
;Brathwaite does not appear amon- t'Rs
leased in this connection,
Would Be Tied
iAccording to the preliminary results of the
poll, an election today would see NNP
jvinning a majority of 9 of the 14 sets of
Ithe House of Representatives polled. In
}to others, NNP vould t. tLed with Nk C
-ud TNP respectively while, in th 'ler
tiree constituencies, GULP would qt the


winner. The constituency not included in I
the poll is Carriacou which is nowj
represented by P:ime Minister Brathwaite.

Presuming that, in an election today, Mr
Brathwaite would retain the Carriacou seat,
and also presuming that NDC and TNPi
vould both win the seats the poll says theyj
are tied withNNP, the results ofthatelection
would be a clear 9-seat NNP majority with
Dr Mitchell as Prime Minister.

The Leader of the Opposition
would coin from GULP (3 seats)
but it is unlikely that that person
would be Sir Eric Gairy. He:
'as a defeated candidate in the
last elections and the poll does:
:%W rnt give GULP St Georges South,
the constituency he is most likely it
;: contest .
SWouldBe Held
Of the remaining three sea,,
NDC would have 2 and WITP
1, and in accordance with the
S presumptions set out above,
the NDC seats would be held
by Mr George Brizan and Mr i
EMMANUAL Nicholas Brathvaite.

Mr Brizan now holds the St Georges North
East seat, the constituency allocated to NDC
by the poll and, for purposes of this analysis,
it is :i esutned Mr Brathvaite vill retain the


_ C L S-'.A .-V l4 b tCu3..-.

dI'-, in accordance with the given
presumptions above, Mr Ben Jones would|
continue to represent St Andrews South|
WeT, their TNP seat allocated to his party byj
the poll.

In a response to the results of poll, Sir Enic
Gairy told the "Grenada Today" newspaper I
that. Dr Enmmanuel can be correct in his
pmed actions only if he (Emmanuel) is greater
than "the source" which pmophesied Maurice
Bishop's death and Gaizy's turn to
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T1DAWLB4ELED
NI Irnmy L PYi'


LENGTHY DISCUSSIONS
on May I Ith between negotiating
teams representing the Govenm-
ment and public mortkers failed.
to break the impasse which has existed since
last August over vage increases for a nev
Industrial Agreement covering the yeas.m
1990, 1991 And 1992.

On a call-in pr-ognmme on Radio Grenada

-POLL From Page 2
S:renada.

i"In truth and in fact there is none gmater
Than the source from which I get my
irfomnnation, Sir Eric told the newspaper.

SCrenada Today" reports that, inhis reaction
to the Emmanuel poll, Prine Minister Brath-
vaite said, given the serious economic
situation facmig the country, he is not sur-
prised at the poor NDC showing.
A Large Percentage
.NeHrteless, the Prime Minister feels the
results0 am encouraging for the Goverm3ent
in ttat a large percentage of those polled
irn-main undecided.

'We have had to take very difficult
decisions -, he is reported as saying, "arnd, if
t t, his stage, we have not lost support. of
iuach a large number of people, I have no
loubt, with things improving in the next
iree years, the party in government vill
eep the polls."

!.,rernada's last General Elections were held
;n 1 3th Mar-h 1990 and the first nIeting
of th~ House of Representatives was con-
viened on 6th April 1990.
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on May i1th, Mrs Lauret Clarkson, leader
of the workers negotiating team and PIesi-
d ent of the Public Workers Union (PWJU)
said there had been no progress.

"What came out of the talks," she said,
"is Governments best offer is still
EC $l0.8 million i increases vwhil e still
demand EC$17 miflion-"

Pour U.nions ar involved in this matter.
They are the PWU representing the Civil
Serve, the Grenada Union of Teachers
(GUT), the Technical & Allied Worers
Uniron (TAWUJ) representing some Gov-
emrnment employees in the sanitation and.
otheerenses, and the Seamen & Waterfront
Workers Union (ScTWWU) representing the
ecu"ity service on the docks in St George's.

On die call-in programm-e, TAWU, GUT and
S WWU, w em presented by their respective
PleaMe See DISPTE Page 4


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Soutgoing Pe sent of the Calibbean Studies f
Asocato ,":I "Y "p ". w_


As sociation (C S A), in his PIe sidential Address
| ~delivered in Grenada on May 29th at the ..i. i| iBi.
|;-osng ceremony of the Association',s Annuadiis.. .. a
Conference, said CSA must decide whether t re main th
|n .alm of pure r-search or get into the "applied area." | .:I 1..

Some hous before-, he said, he had attended a meeting.
chaired by .the incoming President, Dr Jacqueline rsuar rJ
dei veboy-Wagner of City College of the City Uni- ..'
.-itv ofo Ne- Yorkau, nd Dr Mil-et'- said
he had left that meeting "somewhat because those issues might be too political

S-a oI ,-. hr e~, ., o-o th pipcl-d.d w ith- .A r .... t_..-


seemed to me" he said, "that this
oranis-ation, 17 years old, -as not quite sune
a to whether we should. be concerned with
i.:,e very critical issues facing the region


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other o.uSati.suon, Dr Millette said, the .n
of that organisation must be "to makF a
difference "LL
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MARRY SHOW From Page 13
measures can never and vill never be fully
appreciated he said.

In the field of foreign relations, Dr
SMayshow said, the PR G took the bold step
Sbre-aking avay fom the West and. devel-
ping relations vith countries hitherto
,rbidden.
It Was Possible
his was done at the expense of incurring
.. wrath of te United States, he said, but
PRG proved it was possible to undertake
S-ejects as large as constriction of an inter-
t.ional airport without aid from any-
ei:po. er, "be it the United States or the
Soviet Union."

ferinrg- to the internal party stnrggle, in
3983, between Bishop and his deputy,
-mard C oard, w hen Bishop and a still
u imovn munber of OGnadians were


munJeed, Dr Manrvshow said it mru a
reembered that; Bishop ard the revo-uZ
vere destroyed by what Dr Many'st----
called "cointer-revolution"

"The lessons of that tragic period are rele' r.
to all Caribbean people," he said, 7 -
sobenrng analysis must take place a.i. .
prIog rsives to ensure that such a situatu.
is never repeated."
More Positive Aspect
Dr Marryshow said that, despite its er-rs.=
the .evolution brought more positive .nau
negative results. Its legacy is -rt
continues to help Grenada to survive today
Ie said, and many of the island's cunrr-.
problemns resildt from failure of successi'-.
hgoC.Tron-entc- sUice the fall of the PRG, t:
continue with the more positive aspect ; of
the revn.utio,r.
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ENATOR CHESTER personally fr
Humphrey, President of the happens to m
Technical & Allied Workers
Union (TAWU), said on May Mr Brizani's
15t h that following what he called to an industrin
S .in -ammator.y reaks" rmde in a radio the Grenada C
Imadcast by Ministdr of Agriculture, Mr Mr Humphre
'.orge Brizan, he had received many his bnSadcas
S.Matening phone calls. "offe rig viol


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|B had had discussions with other CSA
-,ebers, he said, and there is support for
hi'. view that the organisation must grow
and seek actively to make an impact on
public policy in the Caribbean and in the
Sior d.

Tlat impact, Dr Millette said, would be
..acilitated by the mlti.--cu.lti ral, multi-
. ciplinarOy nature of CA, through its
researchh in the academic social and political
Scommunities.
Used To Analyse_
Dr Millette said the proceedings of the
n-.nual Confemrnce could be used to analy.e
jspscific issues of concern in the region and
u1est specific and. practical solutions to
:hs5e pmblems.

. .ditionally, he said, CSA members could
Su-sed as consultants to promote business
opportunities within the re.gion., and the
-rganisation should provide leadership for


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sponsible for anything T- ::
e and my family", he said

broadcast was with lefefT,,
dl dispute between TAWIJ
ocoa Association (GCA"), a
y said Mr Brizan charge: i:
t that he (Humph9rey) r -a
ence against the farmer."

Mr H umphiev, Mr Brizan z :t.
lease See I MPHNEY Pig v


having Caribbean intellectuals, political.
businessmen and other professionals undr--
take pint research projects.

Dr M illette suggested that the temn of office
of the President and other officers needs t.
he len gthened to at least three veais.
Simply Cannot Ask
"VYou simply cannot ask a person, elected. -;S
President or Vice-President, to get to kn-:.".
the organisation in one year, to pull cor,
nrittees together and to have aConference "
he said.

He suggested also that, at the present stc;'
of CSAs development, the organisaUi
must have a paid, ftul-tinne Secretary. Th7
leadership the organisation needs now, ::
said, cannot be given by someone who ha:
a full-time job vAhle attempting, on a ps--.
time basis, to carty out the duties of the
CSA Secre t;.y.


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