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The Grenada Nesletter Saturday 28th November 1992 Page 6
Il e.

PROTEST Prm PagW e 5
'What the question is, hbe said, is
whether somenr, who i, the brother of
the Prime Minister should be appointed
to that off ieft

The Public Servic, e &Cot_ I inis c ia J
wih appointments to the Civil en. and
vith the discipline of thi- Service he s:aid
It is intended to be an itnep;cde nt body
subject to no other authl.ity and appoint-
mren of the rimeni MriisteCr brother to
head it does not irspire co4nfiuence in the
imp:liality expected of it, Mr Wilhia" s

Should Have Been Obvious
The Deputy Political leader s~id it s.b:'ad
have been obvioj2 to tbo, the Fnme
Minister and Mr (3Cociin E.rathw'aite that
appointment. of tihe RPlie Miniss's
brother to that office, as a miattr of pnn-
ciple, is wrong.

The independence of the Public Service
Co:mn-iss ion, ershiined in the Cons titution-r,
makes it -ry difficult, in the ~tiencE of
proven w &'vrn doing, to imnmovie _orie':ine
appointed to the Commissi ,n, Mr Wi 'a-ms

Nilo such -:har e can be laid a'ain -t Mr
Godwin E.ratiwait he saj and he hoped
Mr Bratwaite woud -alise that it wo.ald
be in the best intore t if he wvl.,ld now
re.sign. liNP' was to wiie Prime
,,mis-Ater Nicholas Brathwaite on the
matter, he said.

Political Leaderof the New Nat-
ional Party (NNP) and Member
of the Oppositionin the Grenada
House of Representatives, a;id at a Press
c i.nfetmnce on Novemberl9th that he wotld
report the conduct of the
Speaker of the House, Mr
Marcel Peters, to the Com-
moi,'ieatrh Parliamentary
Associ nation (CPA).

CPA ha, no authority to
rn:- the Spe:iier or
an Athn,- like that, Mr
Mitchiell said, but
tfl p7Suie Ti-s1t be DR KEITH MITCHELL
tr-.ught. on GoTrnment for the disrespect
being shown to Pariarnent by a man who
is supposed to be the key person in pre-
servin.g parliamentary dei.,moracy.

*The Speaker has not demonstrated
fairness or even understanding of the
seriousness of his role in protecting the
parliamentary system,* he said, "and
making sure it fictions appopriately."

Some weeks ago, during a sittiu: of the
H:._.uIe, the Speaker ,:-h.-i e, Dr Mitchell
with disrespect to the Chair and had him
evicted fiom the Chmnbemr.
Was Unfair To Him
Dr Mit'hel said the's action was
b,?s-d on what he (.diichell) had said in
Parlia me-nt, arid that was that he thought
'what goes orn mi this House over the last
'v:. and a half year_" v a unfair to him
andr sonrenmbter:, of the Opposition.

Dr Mith iel said the Spi:aker interpretel this
to mnean that he (Mitchell) had said the
Speaker was unfair to him :and Mr Pete
had asked him to withdrawv ihe staternent
The NNP Pclitical Le:iieraid bhe had replied
tU at he cunL not v itHiraw a staTemeft he
had not made and it vas at this point that
the Spea:ker had had him evicted.
SPleae See MITCHELL Pa 7

The Gra aiNeetera Satuiday 2&h Nowmber 1992 Page 7

(^^iniui~w IB3L^Klm"

fNNP fis b#een out o of icev now Jor two mnd a hailf
years ain tdo total lod cmpcUity is stilt 17

R KEITH MITCHELL for the current daily electricityload sheding.
Political Leader of the opposit-

ion Nev National Party (NNP),
has placed on the Nafional
Democratic Congress Govemment (NDC )of
Prime Minister Nicholas Brathvaite, bla=e
MrTCunLL Fram Pge 6
"At the nemt sitting of Pariiament, Dr
Mitchell said, "ve had the tape record-
ings played back to us and itras proved
that I vas correct. I asked for an arenad-
ment of the Minutes to reflect vhat act-
uallyhappened, but the Speaker reuWed
Imd a vote had to be taken ...

His Motion to change the Minutes was
carried, DrMithell said, several members
of Government supporting it, and. the
necessary changes were made to the
It Had Been Proved
Dr Mitchell said that, at a later stage of
the sitting, he had asked that, based on the
fact that it had been proved that the
.Speaker had erred in evicting him from
the Chamber, that the Speaker n .'
apologise for this.

This the Speaker declined to do, he said,
and it is as a result of this that. li matter
vill be referred for the information of
CPA. '

Dr Mitchell says this is tlie only recourse
he has. He believes Dr Fiancis Alexis,
Attorney Genenid and. Leader of Govem-
inent Business in the House "i" the main
person behind the wrong decisions of the
Speaker, .and his report to CPA vill let
Dr Alexis and the Speaker know that the
world is looking at them

His comments were made on November 15th
at an NNP General 'unril meeting, and he
said that, when NNP took office in 1984
underthe late Prime MinisterHerbertBlaize.
the load capacity of Grenada Eectricity
Services (Grenflec) vas 6.4 megavatts.
CapaityHad Been Increased
Dr Mitchell was then Minister responsible
for utilities under Mr Blaize
j, and he said. that, w'hen, in
S July l a~ s oa 'A -stut of
differences with the Prime
Minister, be was removed
From office, Greinlec 's
^ 'capacity had been incre-sed
-. -to 17 mega aitt and ti:e w_ was
S-another 5 miegavatt genertor

NDC won the
Gene tal Elections of Mar'h 1990, .:tnd Dr
Mitchell said the order, for the new 5
megawatt genemratr had. been cancelled and,
to date, no improvements had been made to
Grenlec's load capacity.

'NNP has n---- out of office nov for tvo
and a h&lf years, he said, "and the total
load capacity is still 17 megavaits."
Does Not Make Provision
The Polilical Leader said the present load
capacity does not mrke provision for beak-
dovp., servicing and, expansion, and he
ch:taied -i1t the present load-shedding
schedule has been made necessary becaus.-
of NDC "incompeterne".

Of 166 delegates entitled to be atthe General
Council, 153 verv prieont and theri was an
pe as See BLAME Page 8

The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 28th November 1992 Page 8

UI isiaL il@Miis

h'VR JUDE BERNARD looking at the product in its widest possible
I ,mmaeda's Dimetor of, sense."
T urisr sxd in Gre- 'L '(e
nada. on November The Director's rnmarks were made at
i' 23 that, o'.'er the re, there ha.e.. the opening ceremony at a two-week
ben griet chan.. in the Tourfism -traing v.-,rkshop on Customer
|i, r-,ry..rdthlp visitor todayis much Relations sponsoredd by the Canada
:rm s.;,-pl-:tic.a;.d tAvler. Training Awards Project (CTAP),
o ci".. te v :...r.. "i . and, he said, "Tourism Product" is
"N o i. gjer do ,,,tih e vi;ik.rn.:.. .
.e e tor by o the su total of all interactions the
ance of the people at hotel and the MR JUDE BERNARD visitor has from arrival to
rin dae" he naid "thr Aiiditir is nor de rkiim paleL o

B. ABIE From Page 7
:= 'i-:P! .,terjjdance of sornre 400/500 peions.

Q7 ,",.umht tjisinbuiedd to delegates, and
dai, .lh by the Political Leader, covered
. sne-s of issues and offered NNP solutions.

iUer Fiscal Policy, .he document claims
Star mentality" of the NDC has created
K :a.-r problem mi produ tivity, investment

Government Has Imposed
The G(rveiment has imposed over 47 ne .
I -.sirnc taking office, the document says,
,including the DebtService Levy, WaterFRate
Increaes, Cons umptibon Taxes and the Land
Ti-- fer Act.

"NNP will remow- the Debt Service Levy
!and many of the nuisance takes it says,
!and vil commit an overall review of the
ijeasures with a viev to lowering some to
."'curage productivity, investment and
rd-_ taking.

;j.A rc'tur,, NNP believes Grenada can
a -' ,- dip-nd for su vival on the tradit-
".: .. crops of cocoa, nutmrr&s and bananas.
.ti:t.'.l acti-tii must be diversified
Ifuher, the document says, wnd farmers

should be assisted to invest in cut flowers,
fruit and vegetable production, sugar cane
and local tea production.

The documentdeals atlengthvith Education
and sees a basic problem in the lack of an
"appropriate policy". The curriculum is at
fault, it says and there is a misplaced
emphasis on "just acaderric performances'.
It see;, too, a problem in the inability to
attract or keep highly trained and competent

'At present very few of our qualified
teac he r re rmin for verylong in the sys tern,"
the document says, "mainly due to poor
salaries, the excessive number of childimn
in the classes and the problems that go with
it, and little or no materials."
little Or No Materials
The Politica! Leader wamed his listened not
to believe that any "plan" on its own vill
benefit Grenada. Any person w ith basic
intelligence can produce a plan on paper, he
said, but it is the integrity and intention of
the people vho execute the plan which gives
it its success.

mammmmmmn .4Valmem

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^til.^ '^ 'W.'..1."."

Barbados-based Regional
Representative of the Can-
Sada Training Awards Project
(C TAP), zid in G:rnada on Novem-
berl3th that both tlh Public and Private
Sectors in the island CIT involved in a
tremendous ir. ing initia!i ve both
independently and in co-operation with each

"At a time when one should, perhaps, have
a feeling of depression in Gn.:'a .," she
said, "what we ane seeing from the outside
The Tourirfsm Product is not a commodity,
he said, but an e;perirence, and eveiy
encounerr the visitor has from the time he
or she .ri'.'.:. at the Irn-igrtioM Desk to
'.a tirm he or she valks out of the airport
dcpp'irtup I :,unge, is an irortarit part of the
_',r.ft.ry's T;luism :r'-uct.
Therp Is A Sta.dy Shift
MIr Bep-ard s:lid the e.rhasi; tlihe Grenada
Board of Tourism is pI' on tainirng
c n~es at a time wvben thleri is a ,e'dy shift
in the, of Grenada's economy from
Agricult,-es to a te which h is service

"Service" in this sense, hse sid, is not a
reference to the Civil' S'.ri here, in the
departments of OGv. nt e the emplc-,yee'
attitude is that the client has no option but
to cor-ae to that c ep- rrimenl ard must, there-
fore, tolerate whtev.?r rc.-mrt. is meted
out to him.

e are loo.kirg at a sh..tion where,
tra-izioi.Illy, the cli-nt ws just some one
Iwho intenzpted the rest or the chat of that
officer," the Dirct.o-r said "arid, the fewer



y 28th Nowember 1992 Page 9

is a move to de-
velop human re-
source s.
Miss Belfon vas speaking on the occasion
of the closingsession of a six-veek Tourism
Education & Skills Training Workshop for
taidri ves, vae-taidrivers, towuropemas
and vendors.

The CTAP Representative said. what is
behind the drive fortrainingis the realisation
that Grenadians have the ability to rrrve
themselves foivard by becoming profess-
ional and empowering themselves to become
responsible for their own fate.

Miss Belfon said other countries in the
region also are moving towards acquisition
Pleae SeeORKSIfOP Page 10

the clients who came, the happier the officer
would be because he had less work to do."

In that situation, the number of clients
attended to bore no relationship to whether
or not that employee' would continue to be
employed or whed'er be would get a raise
of pay, Mr Bernard said, but that that is
Into ANeVEra
There is movement now into a new era of
service where a person's employment
tomoirov will depend, to a large extent, on
the satisfactionof the clients he serves today,
the Director said.

This workshop was under the direction of
Mr Randolph Brice, Instructor in the
Division of Hospitality Studies at the
Barbados Community College. It was
attended by participants from the Immi-
gration and Customs Deparmernts, the Royal
Grenada Police Force, the National Water
& Severage Authority, and from several
restaurants, boutiques, shops and stores.

' --'

G-i:,da .t ivler Saturday :2th mi t. er >-. P e t

,.- ,o .n -- 1


Ii 'jN C 1' TOPLI ER

4 1CO .eanfir Eed -*F: ita
I j,, a _c, d..ay for the
l..h:.< p. T": of the i- .,n

jby^ y I -..;- A .- i 30, Chief of
.es. ", the

|D D ;-: n C m ,,.anb ^ on ..,-

M .. u-,: "; : he -,-.4 as the

of ': ... .v here p- ..? :. T e i-on is
12 ..- : .:. '.g.T itis il G.rernada. And
it *:'. s t-cia about it. she .,aid, is that
I" -.- h'-'." I:. ut. n( ontrie per': ._ '.'e" th32 nIa''V
to '.- rang Las :om f mm G.:--di;ns

Kri: .. ,D {e; n a TAP
,sposred e,-.>. of there vhich st-ii ied in
Di 6rofl..T: 101 FT ia se

,ra .uates ,,r n-:..i p .-re r-- .- over ^.
-. -. y .- - .: -- -...

Tota. Numer Of i'rscuij
... .. .sof . Di, ector ": .- -
.I a '. 1be of r ;-..
(q'l .--f .. ._ .[ ;i Yd a: prof, ss :-..... to ir
guides "love'i.? -.: ; t T.:. Di

1 z u
gla'dlesow r .. "

.,ee t. in Hotl Food u.m E -ene
Ma..: ? Secuy s at Point
|S -' 'n-? Ai'mrt. had a u
|, T .-.rn.. E._r. i, i'. HumianR el i onis
j3 p ~eon? .-. i".d iiCi ftDe r, i;nand
j. 2 h : ad workshopss in Eco
| C Tour "nd. Tour D" O- "? and

arrival i th -' k r r' he :
except fc: s .. -
Sfiv. $%"I y4 e s .. -

Cl %sb to celebrate
... .. -. .
Ui .. A v .. .. .. ,' A. ..... .... -
one t. mada ty irist bUtal tt *.-. n ^
,aiyis p,<"pi he ffiti h sa "bi,
the c.U.,': -. f o i h f-0:i- i"---:.

T.C more CT AP- *.. .: 'd pi i -....
vill be implermer.' before b ip c- or 1t
year, he Sii, t.' El 'n-' Comer S .
ad Tra ,i-, of Tmi a s. O. cor.ple,." :
of th se, th..e D-I-.-.' .-.::- a -- :.-:- .. ,,f
333 pe:r- r ill h e ..
?-rtfie' in 19

"Tourism is a f.t cx-: -ig -.r:
': ',.'- .e-. :'.'.s t i-F- e'- h. *' "i" ... l .|
pr-,. 9.:-iu *u?3- c-c'm zz -
,: a p ...:: .. .:;, .o p "'.:'- -' al in :".- n3 .'- --
_let ia h:are

if Grnrl is to come .ui of h. -pr-es
scon: mic dif'-^, .MrB Jaid, thd

-i' mst be :U:. a ;. T<: H* t Gnme-
:- ..:. -. .-.:.. , -- ..p p ^ ... o .: -. if -.- I
.. i is t0 ^,its ^ **f i l --

.i. ,peL.. I at e Mr
". C -l;. t ,; P ,idei ,of 'h.. ... ^
HV wl A.... : .' Sen,'. G' '," ,
Ventota, P' h: roer,,.-y 'eg.:,:- i +y in h'
Mirnstiy of Touri. '
'.... =i ... ^ o ........ ... i 1 / T;?,|

. .. . . ..... -. -_ .r j ... .. 7 . -

The Gread ; Neatter S aturay .2M N.o.- 1 -9 Pae 11

COLUMBUS From Page 10
Fench, Spanish- and" English that vas
possible only based on the fact that
Columbus led the first expedition.",
,* .. '
For the Caribs, Columbus represents
colonisationn", the Carib Chief, said, and
when Caribs refer to the bad tites vhich
took place then, it is not to Columbus the
man but to the fact that he led "the European
invason AT
... Second Five Year Term
Mr Auguiste was first elected Carib Chief
eight years ago and is rc.v serving his
second fiPe year term. In addition, he has
recently been appointed Cooirinator of the
Caribbeaun Orzanisati-on of Indigenous
People (COIP).

COIP vas established in 1988, he said, and
represeiits 3,000 Caribs in Dorninica, 70,000
in Guiana, over 25,000 in Belize, 5,600 in
St Vincent and 1,500 in Trinidad' .,>

Mr Auguiste said that, compared to the
difficulties of the indigenous people of
Ecuador, Guatemrala and Chile, the Caribs
of the Caribbean bave no problem.

In those Latin meran countries, he
said, the indigenous people are "still being
shot like birds". They have no freedom.
of speech, he continued, the Police flush

Government primary schools there but
students nmusttravel outside the Reservation
for secondary education .,
One Profssional Only I
This creates hardships because of the travel
time involved,.:he said, and result i the
fact that the Reservalon-ohas produced one
professional or;,a medial doctor who vas
trained in Cuba recently.

A6- A4awis& wp wnl the wiv that Se
xmie Gosernan a m. ffre a
si rj*arsbipo a C-knb stAW 0 sAsgAar
spndiaukar Affesafs&a'sq t&s safar
h B set & /1kmt the 6'marnst S&rvcn
Cardseroa ersiysd & otde rM bhaun
Se necussawy qasleicsdk'nsus Mwi
*tbnnpt art& pari-rk cmatnerm rs wrik S

The Cafib Chief said the reservation is corm-
pletely up to date withtela phones, electricity
and modem conveniences but many aspects
of the original culture have been maintriind.
These include basket weaving, traditional
boat rmking and fishing, and the C 1?ib
language is being relied.

Thpre is also a traditional law, he said, that,
while a Carib man may marry a non-Carib
vormam and bring her into the R .ervtion,
when a Carib voman marines a non-Carib

their heads in the toilet, tie them by tlhem man, she must leave.
testicles and drag them behind motor cars- TTo Bte Reigi -"
ivMr Auguiste said it is regagnised that
He has himself seen the housing arAd h ui.lth enfoing this law may threaten maintenance
conditions under which these peopu, live of the blood line, arnd it is to be vviewedl
the Chief said, ehe y are terrible, arid
Caribbean pe:- ple should know these thirmg3. The Dominica Carib Reservaton encomp-
With BillionsOf Dollars asses ?7ftacres of land in a 5.5 square
"While ve say things are tough for us Mr-"-ile a'I.: Generally speaking, all hnd
Auguiste said, "there are pe.ple- in central is held as corimurial ptrperty and any Carib
and South America, ho are just. out there is free to clear and de-velop virgin forest.
like stray animal. still in 1992 vhen Some land, however, ,hld by a fanl7 for
celebrations are taking place with billions generations is considered"private property
lof dollan-o in Europe." but may be 3617 only .t another Carib .

Referng to conditions on the Reservation The fully elected Carib Counil, headed by
in Dominica, the Chief -aid there are leas se COLUMBUS Page 12
.t 1 .-'

The Grenada Nesletter Saturday 28th Noember 1992 Page 12

COLUMBUS from Page 11 "
the Chief, is part of the Dominica Local
Government System. The Council gets-
an annual subvention from Governmment,
is responsible for, among otherthings, road
maintenance, land control and health, and,
subject to confirmation by the Central
Government, may pass by-lays relative to
these matters.-.


Brathwafie Chairman of Public
Service CWmnaisi

A release from the Government Information
Service advises that new appointments
have been made to the five-member Public
Service Commisson.

S Don't write "West
SThat space divides
Let's write "Westil
Proud symbol of oi

According to the Constitution, three of
members are to be appointed by the
Governor General acting in accordance vith
the advice of the Prime Minister.

These three members are Mr Godvinr
Brathvaite, retired Civil Servant and the
Prime Minister's brother as C hairn ar, Pastor
Christopher Williams of the Seventh Day
Adventist Churcth and Mr Herbert James,
also a retired Civil Servant

The other two members appointed by the
Governor-General, acting on advice of the
Prime Minister after he has cons ultd with
the Public Workers Union and the Union of
Teachers are, respectively, Mr Joseph Bain
and Mr Prescott Swan.

Regional Nursingr War

With the theme of "Clinical Learning A
Key Component In Nursing Educ ion", a
three-day regional Nursing Workshop was
opened, in Grenada on November 8th by
Minister of Health, Mr Michael Andrew.

The workshop vas sponsored under the
Nursing EducationProjectof the Association
of Canadian Community Colleges, and vas
funded by the Canadian International
Development Agency.

This Project supports the partnership of five
Schools of Nuning inthe Eastern Caribbean,
viz., those in Grenada, Antigua, Dominica,
Montserrat and St Kitts.

St Vincent was invited to the workshop with
a ,view to participating in the Linkages
Project which tvins the Eastern Caribbean
Nursing Schools with nursing schools in

28th N gbr 199es
28th November 1992

Printed & PublishO By The Pprixetor,
Alister Hughes, Jourzualt,
Of Scott Street, St.Gorge's Grenada, Wesimdies
(P.0 Box 65: Phime 1809] 440 2538: Cables D UM)N, Grenada

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Saturday 28th November 192


published reportof
the Eastern Caribbean
*Central Bank (ECCB) I
Sfor the 1992 January to March period says
preliminvy data on the Grenaida economy-
indicates a slo -dovn in grovith.

"Tourist arrivals declined," the Report
says, "and, although production of the
main agricultural crops was higher than
in the first quarter of 1991, domestic
earning fe-."

In the manufacturing sector, t says,
increased pdudion vas recorded for
bevmrags, but production of tMe other.
manufactured products declined. Exports
performed les favorably vith declines
recorded in receipts from heat bran
(2.3%), flour (24.3%) and toilet paper
Affected This Iniustry
In recent years Tourisril has be- the rmail
stay of the island's ec:,nori-dc: survival and,
according to the Report, continued recession
in the industri e._-ed countries affected this

Volume 20



* Granada's Econoy Sloving
D o T ....;. .................................. 1
@Griiada's Agriculture "In The
Doldruams .................... ..... 3
SGrenada's Sman. Hotels 4 .t-
J :..:........ ........ ..... 4
NNP Protests Appointment Of
PM ,s Brother To PSC.... 5
Mitchell Reports Speaker
To CPA......---------- 6...................
) Government Blamed For | /
Load Sheddig.................- 7
O Grenada Holds Custoer
Relations Workshop----........-..--.-...... 8
@Another Successful Skills
Training Workshop.............. 9
Carib Chief Says Nothing
to Celebrate............................... l
()Nes Shorts---------------12

, v

Number 19

Based on first
q ua rt e r
compaisons, it
says, total amvals
by 5.1% to
Please see


The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 28th November 1992 -Page 2
ECONOMY From Pase 1

84,910. and stay-over visit,:rs h', have a
greater impact on ec ' activity,
declined by 6.';? to 22,033Vh ,

Visitors from the USA, vho, accounted
for 31% of the total, declined by
11-2%, vhile arrivals from Canada
and the United Kingdom fell by 2.1%
and 10.4% respectively, and visitors
from the Caribbean Communiy
(CARICOM) dropped sharply by

However, visitors from Europe ros by
32.9% relative to the first quarter in
1991 and Grenadians returning on
vacation shoved an increase of 10-4%.

Reflecting a slight decline in cruise ship
calls, arrivals in that category fell by
4.c. to 60,969, hiTe. exuryionists, vho
genei:lly ac:co,:it. for less than 2% of
total wivls, de-lir-nd by 0.3%.

The output of the main agricultural
crops, bananas, cocoa, nutmegs ant
mace, is estimated to have increased
by approximately 14% during the
quarter under review.
Fall In World Market Prices
Banana production '.e by 24.7% to
1,539 tnnes, tte .:utpu' of coc-a. as
estimated at 639 t 4nr-. 7, 4.7% up fir:.rn
the first qiuriiter in 1991 and., di:-spite
u-certa.inty due to f.h1 in 'orld in.iret
prices, nutmeg prc.'duction ,Jrse- by 12.4%
to 758 tormnnes.

However; as a resu-lt of spiiag'e, output
of mace, the nut.rreg's iy-p.-,'..uct,
declined by 13.3?". to 58 .-rines.

WS& frdifLce A7 A amary &m the
quarter umder .masl5y on aas
jiosof SB 14a0a eappa urisn~y by
f.Wff to 1, 50- hane ansd azmiru by
CI 4 o ECxi? MdMkn

Ccoa exports *--:-trcd by 25% .o ,27

tonnes and earnings by 15.3?? to EC $4.3
million. N'ut-rng exports rose by 24.8'-
to 368 tonnes, but earnings fell by 20.4%
to EC $1.4 due to lover international

Reflecting the lover level of production,
mace exports declined by 29.? to 45
tonnes and earned EC$0.5 million.

Reflecting the continued emphasis on
agricultural diversification, receipts
from the exports of fruits and vege-
tables rose, in the period under re-
viev, by 37-1% to EC$1
Cautious Credit Policy
The slow down in Private Sector con-
struction activity has been related to
difficulties in obtainrin: credit as a result
of the cautious credit policy of coireiier-
cial banks, the Report says, and. irnple-
mintation of the Public Sector Invest-
ment PFlgramme has been affected by
the tight fi.c,-:i position of the Central

"Consequently, first quarter compari-
sons showed a decline in both permits
granted to build and the sale of build-
ing materials," the Report says.

The 133 permits granted to build vere
1-7% less than in the corresponding
1991 period and, at the same time, the
sale of building materials index drop-
ped by 3.6%.

During the first ihree months of 1992,
the Report s-y, operatior- of Central
Government resulted in a cument
u:count defi.,cit of EC$1.4 million corn-
pared vith a defic it of EC $11.1 million
during the corresponding period in 1991.

Relatively higher revenue yields com-
tined vith a fall in recurrent expenditure
,contributed to tu srrmal current account

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impro merit in Grnada's 'c'noy
within the neri etigteen m.rnnths.
This is the opinion of I'.ppir,
Mantzaing. Director of .MeN:.% ..Jonri ov.Br
& Hii",b:.iTl Ltd, andI rnosit diversified comc:.:ieis.

no appreciable drop in ec, nornic activity in
,'renada up to June I99'
What c:,:lrii',*.ns will be -
beyond that; e id ...
depends to a large extent )
on what happerr ..brc. .

Mr Topping refernd to the fa,.ct tha there is

._ a difference existing between he
Mr Toppir, who is als. MI.- ...- GrendB: of Tourism and the
aging Dietor of the Gre- .... ..A G vernret. of Grenada
nada 'eenies expressed .... :" 7. -,11, reference to the budget
this vie- in an interview .rl.,at- to the Boar
with NE.' LETTER on N!o.- ad.M.n;.: : .-;::, .- -
vember 28th, and said .he .ed it on In 1991 Govmment orina -locaed
I In 991 Gve-ruent gionally locatedtd

ihe fact that the island's A gric:ulti'al Ind,. tr
is "in the doldrums".

"Nutmegs is in a very serious situation'
he said, "I believe cocoa prices vi
improve ovr the next couple of years bi
our production is so lov the mcrease 1
not gomg to be effective, and ve still don
k nov what the fate of bananas v~i be i
1993 vhen the European Single Marks
.(ESM) comes into opi
S--a afOR"

rt H For-1ateyV f(
SGrenada, he sani(
S TojT sin lool
/vey hpiaith;
N:w'" Re , i tellsl s w ill crme o
slEarmr t,,.ir the end -f 1993, Mr T.oppi
said, ar- the believes this will moreo tha
take up the slack of the losses now beini
experienced in Agriculture.

The Man tging Direct, r 1iid predic,-ti.: -r a2
that Tourism vill hawe a g::, 1992/9
Winter season and this rnet:r tiien vill b

EC$5.1 m!llk-i. to the Board but, in the face
of pro-.-st fr-rmi the Board, cut th-.t figure
back to EC$4.7. A nd, thele wen further
prtes.L, when only EC$3.2 mrillii.on was
all:,-i:ated in 1992.

The Manaring Dizector said the Tourism
irie n.rtatiornal- market is vety competitive and
PleaB See TOURISM Page 4

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Saturday 28th Nowmber 1992

Grenada's Director of Tour-
ism, said in an interview
,November 28th that most of ithe island's
small hctel- are not doing well.

"Most of our small properties lack the
finance to upgrade their premises to
charge decent rates", he said-

The Direct.r said these small hotels also
TOPPING From Pae 3
it is shrt-sightel and makes no sense to
cut back the ,Boan, js budget when there is
growth in the industry.

To c atalhgue the Grentada Govermnent's
"shortcomings" v', Ld, take ho.ur, he saLa
and. h- referred to a difficulty -be has in
his capacity, of Mai.t:ing Direct.:.r of
Grenadi Brew-ries which pr-.duces both
beer arri soft drinks.

"As an industrialist," he said, "I can't
get anappointmentvith George Brizan,
the Minister of Trade I cannot get
ewvn a response from him on the phone"

With refereinc:e to operations of Jonas
Browne & Hubbard, Mr Tppin said.
figure fbr the year ending ?0th Septemrber
have not yet been public. rd but they are
"not a hell of a lot better but aie no worse
than the year before "

The building tr ie is a good bairmeter of
the state of the, he said, and
within the last few months thpe has been
a fair amount of activity.
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lack nfiageri ent ex-
pertise. And,
with reference to
marketing cap-
ability, he con-
tinued, some do
not have even a
decent brochure to pr-,rrte themselves
Construction Nov In Effect
Grenada now has soir 1,200 hotel rooms,
Mr Bemaid said, and, by the end of 1993,
with construction nov in effect, this figue
will have grovn of 1,500.

Of these, 900 vill be of resort class in
hotels vell equipped to take care of
management and promotion- C oncern-
mg the remaining 600 in the small hotels,
the Director feels, hover, that, vhile
they get some business vhen the market
is good, they are unable to target the
lucrative main stream.

Concern min-ug a nagernnt, Mr Bernawd said
e:perien'e .has shovn that an hotel must be
large eno.uglh to affordd to hire professional
managIge irEnt or, if it is not, the Cowner must
be able to manage it. himself.
The Hotel Suffers
The problem is, he said, tht. if the hotel is
too small to hire prn:feszionridl m.ta~rrraint
and the owner does not have the necessary!
skills, the hotel surf?;:

"%digr f ptes rper so sw taig
&aut &m not Argr ieow & A si

ieim a At mnassB suma "of-i

Anroither we iri-n: in small hotel operation,
Please see BERNARD Page 5



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&"(BERN IMW ......

Party kI1..NNP) of Dr Keith,
Mitchell is str..-n:v opposed to
the ap-.oirntment of Mr Gd vin
SBrathw--it b.:-,tr of Primae
|MNi,:iholts Biathwaite, to '. postofChai.mar
i.Jf the Public ivice Conurission.

BERNARD Frtom Page 4
Mr Bemaid s-j, is tha.t. .Tmoi of them aie
fin:incd -r-ly for their "hri and mortar'.
They get money to put up lh- building, he
said, but, 'hen it is mcrnmpleteed arid fri'ihed'
the?. is no cash left to prniotef the pr:'perty.

The Dire::tor -aid the Boaid of Tutism is
-onscious of the problenF. of the. small
hc teller and t3s to sit. Training
workshops open to staff of the laige hotels
are open also to staff of th1 si-Lill hotels, he
said, ainJ over the past. two years, thU 17e have
been specific workshops organised for the
miall hotelS
H as Been Disappointing
JThese -'ldf'b.-'ps, he s-.:, cove red such s.b-
jects a-" ia.Agemient. arid .:ccoutitg, but
rsp-::,r_ e '-iomn the symia h.Al1 hi.- been

'There is nov a groivmg reaIisatioa of
the need for training, Mr Bernard said,
"but some of the small hoteliers sti'l do
not knov that they do not kntow.v

The tDi fctlr feels, ho .'ever, that, even if
all the :smnll i,:htelies took adv.-ita,:-e of all
the raining offered, it vwoul not be enough.

Many of these hotel are too small to survive
on their own, he says, anri it is his
4.nrtdert^j,"-,ig that the G(ri-erda Government
'3vorkin'Iona sclhien- to .e. is. m lr. <,?ri:b .

i'r Brathwaite l. s been appointed to utiat by the Gornr Ge rneial, acting on the
ad'.ic:. of Prime ,unster Nichol..:i Brath-
waite, ., atapres :,.rcnfei~nicoon No.em-
ber I 'th, Mr iD.i /v .l,.i.ris, NiJP Deputy
Political Lea er*.sa } r G.... ... r.;.th. i -
is the sort of pe'ron v%' could hold the
..-ffice, but tha- was not the question in this

PIease See PROTEST Page 6

What this z scheme will do, he said, is tf' a-ssis t
In refi ,i' ihir and upgEnding the pn:)perty
to an acceptable staidd u Additi, onally,
he said, then wvoiJd be, in the short tenrn,
an umbrella org.zaisati.'n w--hic-h ill take
care of these sinall h1c-tel until their o:wr.ner
managers can be properly t.rined.

That ,.ani'--it- .'.n, the Director said, would
set up the n:ceLsary syrter. for ::tcco.uting
and :nnagenerint and -outld take care of ci:-
operati 'e rrl:keting if hrxigh such eff oiis a.
a joint bi-:.:ht-
Without Any Lucrease
IMr Penm.mi -,i-di tha, even with these
problems, and +, ithut i ny incr.e o inrem,)t-
c .:i roomns, G has hd:- an increase of
. iAitor over the last fe' y.+.s

There will be a significant in-rea. e of resort
class rooms ne xt yeai; he _aid, .n-d, if thn
Board of Tourism is : vi'en an adequate
bud.E. by GcverM.nent, 1993 v wil be a
"waersihed year' in Toturism for the island.

"If we do things right in 1993, the
Director said, "from 1994 and beyond,
Grenada is going to be a major force in
Caribbean Tourism"
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