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The Grenada Nesetter Saturday 17th April 1993 Page 12
HEWSHORTS Frae Paze 11


Accidents And Violence
Kill 3.5 Million


A release from the World Health Organ-
isation (WHO), circulated by the Ministry
of Health, says an estimated 3.5 million die
annually throughout the globe from injuries
sustained through accidents and violence.

Just an many may be totally disabled, the
release says, and as many as ten times more
partially disabled through loss of limb and
eyesight.


WHO estimates a million deats inS2ed
injury are the results of suicides and
homicides, battered children and spouses,
rape, gang-varfare and crime.

The other2.5 million deaths, the release says,
are unintentional, resulting from accidents
on the road, in the home, in the workplace,
on the playing fields, drownings, pois onings,
falls and from natural disaster.


Crime Statistics Up

The number of serious offences committed
in Grenada during 1992 vere just over 11%
higher than the number committed in 1991.


According to a release from the office of
the Commissioner of Police, 4,904 serious
offences vere committed in 1991 and the
figure in 1992 is 5,445.

There vas one murder only in 1991 and
sevenin 1992. Inbothyears, housebreaking
and stealing shovs the largest number of
offences, 444 being recorded in 1991 and
584 in 1992. Stealing wvas the next largest
offence vith 419 reports in 1991 and 559
in 1992.



[dies" with a space,
t's out of place.
es" as we should,
nationhood.


During 1 92,.200 .persons, 187mnalesarnd
13 females, were charged vilh drug offences.
Of these, 151 males and 8 females vere
charged vith marijuana offences vhile the
others .were charged vith cocaine offences.

The release sayw 8,837 lbs of marijuana and
695 hand-rolled marijuana cigarettes vere
confiscated, and 10, 860 marijuana rees yvee
destroyed Also confiscated. vere 510
blocks of Cick Cocaine and 481 lbs of rav
Cocaine.

The Fire Department responded to 178 calls
in 1992, 40 more than in 1991. Estimated
property loss in 1991 is EC$712,570 and, in
1992, EC $490,110, a reduction of some
31%.


7ApRi i H19ges
/ 17th Apzil 1992


Printed l & PubUl By The Proprietor,
Aliser Hughes, Jounralist,
Of Scott Street, StGeorge's Greaada, Westiaies
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PAKISTANI s-.. Page 3
suggestion his Association had made is th
the DPP should examine the evidence ar
decide whether it could stand up in Cour

With referee toth triree -ay cricket mate
between the Pakistani team and an under-2
years Westindies team, there was some dou1
at this stage whether it. wold take place.
Tour Would Be Called Off
The "Gre nad ian Voic e" reported Pki.sta,
Team Mraager, Mr Maimood, as cargin
that his cricketeri had been framed, thit th
ichargtfe Was "fv4.olous" and. that, u7 Ps
the maattr was settled anicabiy" not
'.onl .ouldUIh the team not play the
match in Grena.a ft tie res of of




Mr. St JCom he ass -er A
NEWSLETTER that. tbie
G,rernada match ,ouild, and
adid, start on Saturnay
10th as scheduled.
SIR. KEI
in an interview with The G inadian Voiceo
ionlMonday 12th, Mr Malmood said although
he had succeeded in persuading his team tc
play the math in Grm.ada, he did not 'thir;
thkiy would want to contiie the tour if thex-

fowlo ing day.

A ieleas& issued, on the evening of Mornday
12t. from the office of the DPP says Mr
Friday had res ved the evidence regardingr
he caI.rBs against the accused pfEhrS.

'lHavmg revievald siuh evidezre7 the
release says, "the DPP has decided to
discontiaue proceeding on those charges
against all seven persons at this stare

Sone hight vas ti:own on this decision when
Mr Friday appeared on 7ional TV on
Friday 16th.

The Police sould tel slibted he said,


because h had withdrawn the changes. It is
felt, generally, he contiued, tiat whenev-er
the DPP exe.rcises his constitutional authority
to vithdra cha es, it. is because he feels
there is not enough evidence, but that is not
so. |

"In this particular case, I thought it fit,
having regard to all the circumstancegI
Mr Friday said, "to errcise that colstit-
uional poper and vithdrav those charges
at ti.s time." I


TH FRIDAY


No The O(jy Oxe
Te. DP. -,aid sufficiency of evidence 1
is o3. ,- the circumstances the DPP I
|cod take into account in con-
Ssidering the matter, but it is not the
o ormv one. There aight be a case,
he said, where tlere is a&n
a -dar
abourdarce of evidence but,
fr sor so reason best knovn
to the DP?, he feels he
should withdmav the charges.

The arrests, charging and
subsequent p itihdmfal of the
,, dm v .,- .


charges excited a .geat deal of public
L_,_C, S.-,, arm_ aCiflh r-i o nn-z2n o
1i session andu, on a call-in prgramme on
national radio on April 17th Mr Lloyd Noel
.* Pisident on tiie Grenada Lavars Ass-
Pcare see PAKI.3TANI Page 4

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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 17th April, 1993 Page 4
PAKISTAMI from PWae 3


ociation (GAOL), but speaking on his own
behalf, said it is reported that, when they
were arrested. the Paki tanis and. their
companions weri sitting in public out onC
the beach.
Difficult To Prove
SIn tc:ase cirvcstan-
e. s-. !' sNad, it
-.o. ullfd be very1
difficult to proved
a charge of "cor-
d ..stnctive lpos-
n __.., ag-ins:.
them.

.-MrN.oelsaid Prime
Minister
Nicho 1 a

as Minister
of Foreign
Affairs and
M.Q. LLOYND NOL..tio"l Secunt,
_.Dr .F..cis zar ey General and


-Id ta-eu *.11.



marm-r &C aecomke ep f4


to defend, a charge in Court.. On the other
hand, because the Pakistanis a. intematioral
personaities, theyare given a different level
of tzeatment.vith the chaies being dropped.

His position is, he said, that, when people at
that level have tic be dealt with, it must ber
realized that it is a matter of serious inter-
national relations. The Wes tiles are at the
fomfront of international cricket and, in
dealing with members of the Pakisan team,
there am other responsibilities.

One of those other responsibilities, Mr Noel
said, is to see the Pakistanis as "ambas-
sadois" of their country and, when some-
thing ,oes wrng wihen they are in your
country, one does -ot go first to the Court
but uses diplomacy

"You get the facts, call m the people
responsible for them and you see whether
or not the situation you are faced with Jis
so bad, so dangerous, so inimimca toj
Grenada that you have no choice" he
said. "And nov that we knov that the
only thing they had was so-called "con-
structive possession, no charge should
haw been brought in the first place."
Before The Press Was Called
This natte.r could have been d dr. wthi


V .. ... .. r i=.. 9, e ..y r early before
Mte press 7wa
Sailed. he
fais ik&_27 _ban- & crsaid, a- and



I.fidaa. h fh- d dith tA A l hi
Iedsa and cle rme--
m_ & *f At-. ..AR .... IT ...,-.
ewnlvm-he rtoutanta/Jan r questicnled the autboxity for te.. press beingI
I t&k._.pm.r rho LeT Aw,._ ,i .called. The Pole m.l .ng
t4(tSs- o nnez -IA e,.?r, Vtf to call in the vress. Mr Noi s.di and.
embec'use they did this, it 1akes
r..e .as to the claim made by theI
Mr Noel said. t. eay the natterw as handled Pakistani team manner thathis playses eie
creates .the imp hseion in the muid a o fi-ane d
i readian that, if Ih is fourmd ith d.. f ,
a putAlic pIace or in his home- ,. will"
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The Grenada Nesistter Satuiday 17th April 1993 Page 5


DEAE MM


BECAUSE OF POOR PER-
fomlance -f Ag .cultura and,
Tounsm, the Gradianrieconomy
sloed -during1- he thitd quarter.
of last year.

This is disclosed by a now-published Re-ort
1of th Eastm anean Cetral
(EtCB) which saym in that quarter
consttionctio t- orIued to be. sluggish
and the output pefomac- of the smalf
rmanufacturn-g _ctor as :Axed.

"During the third quarter" .
the report says, the co m--
bimed output of the tracd-
itional crops, comprismg
Ibanaas, cexoa and nS-
rmaegs, vas 35% less than r
Ithe comparable penod Mi
1991"

Banana produ:.ion declined by 2S.2% to
1,267 tones, tm rport says, cocoa output
fell by 51.i to 64 tones, tme decned
1by 46.1% to 425 -t s and mace the
nutLeo y-p-- d-ct fe by 55.8% to 19
aJores.

Tosm ou..put also a .ened, the report
says. Duia g the tCi- q-ar.er, -isit. r
amvals -.n .re 61,877, s_,ip 5.9% less. -
fthan the comprble period C 191.
Analysis of these figure shoV that stay7-over
visitors feli by 15.3% ard nmbed- 2'3-95,
and cis sp aCnvals by6.% to 35,720

iEcursiouists (one day visitors who
acomunt for only a small proportion of
total arrivals, more than doubled to 2,362-


increased respectivelyby -5. %, 491.3% ic
21.6%, 120% and 11,3%.

Among Ith other light, manufacturing
products, poultry feed, paints and macaroni
increased but output of flour ard vInat-bian
decli-ned..

Expainsion of hotel aciiiis enerated
increased .c ivity-in the comtmiction sector.
BHoevaer p ;Fate sector residential con-
struction continued to be depressed and
w while activity was slightly higher than I
1991, the performance of this
sector. as a wole, remained

Trade Im-balance Fell
As a result of contraction in
4 econrormc ac tivity, Girenada's
imnport bill f.11 by .6% to
EC"-- :-
E C$ ..3 million m the quarter
under review. Export earnings also
declined but the imn-balance fell to
EC $6.7, a figure about 5.3% lss than the
corresponding pecr d in 19 91

The ECC B report records that, in the July
to September period of last year, mainly
beamnse of a signifrat rise in recurrent I
expenditure and contraction im economic
activity, Government's public finances
deteriorated.

'4"Recunrrent operations resulted in a deficit
of EC $3 1 nrillion incontimt with a smplus
of EC $3.6 million during he third quarter
of 1991,"' the eport says

The rport' recoi'ds ftuther improvement inIl
liquidity conditions of the comnmemrial banks


Both the cash reserve and liquid asset ratio
|- te m-nufacturing sector the bevemge rose; it said, both influenced by a significant
sub-sectorperitmYed credit;ably. Production rise in commeria bank balances with ihe
f be;er, malt stout, u and soft drinks Central Bank. P__a-e see ECCB ap 6







The Grenada Neysletter Saturay ith April, 1993 Pae 6


The Comittee 's man
dives tmtnt of 1)1

SENATOR CHESTER
H Humphry, prominent irnnmerof
I Ithbe National Joint Co-operation
SJ Committee on Priv~isatison
NJCCP), sad ai. JCCP prss con-
ference, on Aprill6th, that divestxmnt of
the State owned enterprise; Grenada
Electacity Servicss GR ENLEC) F
and the Gmnada E.an: of Corn- i
merce (GBC) would not tL in the
best- irterst of Grenadiars. -a

"The Prime Miistr says his
privatisationprogramme as alot l
to do vith the fact that these
enterprises are unprofitable,"
he said, "but I vish to
quote from an Inter-gI
national Monetary d F
(INF) document in res-
pect to GRENLEC .-:

The Senator -i:. fr,- tliat MR CHEITE
doctanent hiRch sa:s: GRELEC-' had
u1eficit m 1987 and i9,9, due to seven,
Capital projects including a rajor ru elact-
irification prgrammwn t-ut had s-urpiaes ir
the years following, including a surolus in
1!0aja -h,


ECCB from Pasm 5
There vas a d cline in loans to the n jor
economic se ...s, -:agn t.i., manuf.ac-
tming arnd tomisin falling, respe, actively, by
1.9%, 1.2% and 1 ,3%. -
Loans for personal uses, vrnch account.
for .35% or, tc otal loans and ad-ances,
also, fll by 1.9%, C efiecting reduction in
lending f or purchase of consumer durable
,and. home mortgages.
e.-.. s^ ^^^si-


ANDV) @Rm



dtg is to oppose th4
ENLEC ant SIC.

1992 of about 1% of the Gross Domeste
Product.

N.JCCP w-as established on the initiative of
the Grenada Trades Union Council (TUC)I
anrd -comprises sone 17 organisations
includmgU all trade unions affiliated
:Hl to TUC adm ll opposition political


According to Senator Humphley,
";' -t e Co. ittee's mandate is to
o; p oppose iie divestment of GREN-
LEC and GBC. The Comnittee
is not. involved in ideological issues,
he said, it is not an :anti-
pnvatisa:tion lobby and its
i menmer hold a wide var-


..... SOmI, he said, are pro-
R HUMPHREY privatization, others are
not m support of wholesalee"
privatation vhile Vet others do not sup-
port privatization at all.
Refermg again to GREN iLEC Senator
Humphrey said the o'era! peribmian e of
that organisation cannot be compared ,ith
thie pe ifomance of a eg ar business in that
GRENLEC has a "social component..

"GRENLEC is asked by Government to
undertake rural electrification in areas!
vhich are unprofitable," he said, "there-
fore, you cannot expect GRENLEC to
register levels of profitability vhich
private sector companies register.

NeverthI, es, he said, accoirdLg to audited
Pli mea see NJWCP Paan 7







The Grenada Newsletter Satuiiay 17th April, 1993 Page 7





aSnBIB3 CirATO
(0IRCOBB0 j79.ADD
ArI&1rWD


C AR IBBEAN COMMUNITY
(CARICOM) officials are now
Irnamin1lng details relative to
roimation of an Association of


ments has identified intra-grnup
liberalisation and trade promotion
possible area for immediate focus.


trade
as a


'Caribbean Sate (ACS). Also identified is functional co-operation in
such areas as energy, the sea bed, the
A release frm the CARICOM Secretariat environmental, tertiary education, culture, drag
says 1the- move follows a global abuse abatement. arnd conti l,
trTbd towaids formation of Larger language training, agOculuturm and
groupirgs t,: secure_ a .vantages of industrial development and tnans-
co-operation,- and consultaiios port and conmmi-cations.
inhave ;aheady beg.m.
According to the release, other
f It is evisagEd the Association, areas for immediate focus are
las a group, Yould focs on a ~OARCOM l development and co-operation of


selected range of important issues which
will help to define the Association itself
and enable the ACS to develop intra-
Caribbean Basin Co-operation'" the
release says-

The Bumauof Heads of CAR IC OM Go.vem-


a group relatio-ship with the rest of the
hsrisphere (for example, with regardto the
North American Frte Trade Ag mere-nt),
designing of the ins itutional structure and
machinery, and identification of financial
and hu-an misourmes to canry the proposal
forvari. Plea see ASSDCIATION Page 8


HJCCP frm Page 6
statements for 1991, GRENLEC had a total
revenue of over EC $28 million
ofro.m .brhc morm than
'- EC $2 7 $ as due to be paid
t mt..' Goverm-t in Busi-
... ... L'e ess 2~1~ i and tlh.ms ._
S"s till a net profit of
-v--r E. 1.. 1uiion.


July leaves a very bad taste in the mouth.

Granadiars, notfoiuigneis, should have been
givan thie first. oppod.unity to buy the banks'
shares arid so keep its ownership national,
he said, arm the tenrs given to Republic
Bank w7ere ver? liberal.

"It is the 'ndeistandingof thje Committee")


.- Another member of the Mr Williarm said, "that one person, who
Comaittee, Mr Danny had. an interest in the outcome of the sale,
Williarrms, said the did most of the negotiations with Republic
MR. DANNY WILLIAMS -mamer in which Bank. How could such a peiron be sent:
S controllig interest in Government's Nat-b to negotiate the sale ?"
lional Cormnercial Bank (NCB) was sold to Plase re NJCCP MPe 8
JRepublic Bank of Thnid.ad. S Tobago last








The Grenada Nevsietter Saturday 17th April, 1993 Page 8
ASSOCIATION ftma Page 7


When formed, the grouping vill include
states of varying political and cultural
background, the release says. It vi2i
comprise independent ones as veil as
territories vhich fall under control of
Great Britain, Fraxce, the Netherlands
and the United States of America.

Geographic location of these C anribbean,
terntories provides a ntmnber of common
interests as most of them depend on the
:Caribbean sea for part of their sustenance,
ithe release says, and is cites the beaches
which, tloug-h touri,n earn millions of
dollars of foreign emcnhan.e-


becomes crucial for States bordering the
Caribbean Sea", the release says- "States
must uard againstcontamination from ships
carrying- toxic asts a-d. other sources.
Here,. ACS can serve as a useful body."

It is envisaged also that AC S vii1 help to
increase trade among its members, raise
their cultural awareness, promote inves-
meant through the economies of scale, and
help to counter the abuse of and illegal
trafficking in narcotics.

On the polite ical and diplorratic level, the
view is that ACS can present a stronger


E BYE rO FOni n~ ACriibbean case
.... ..::... ... .. .. s Ithe U m ted.





ZOTIE S MAThE E l:f-A Das trhe


The sea, too, it says, provides rich fisheries
and other marine resourc-es, and serves
as a strategic waterway for commerce-
Protection of this vital area, thetfore,
NJCCP froa Page ?
Mr Williams sad Government agreed to
maintain over 50 "creditor accounts",
including the Natiornal Inssarnce Scheme,
at NCB after the Bank -as sold to Republic
Bank. Instead of doi.; this, he said.
these account should ha-'- been tranfsfened
to strengthen GBC.

NJCCP had ad vertised -a r- to ta-e place
on April.i6th with a demonstration march to,
the Pnrnme Mirs tes office to ha i
petitions.

According to Mr Eric Pien :another
member of the Cormittee, that plan Xas
cancelled because NJC C P understands Prime
Minister Nicholas Bratvite has expressed
willin.gnss to discuss the matter of priva-
tisation v ith jhe Committee.


move to form an ACS Sas co fter a series
of interactions between CAR COM and
other States in the C aibbean.

Linkages have been formed with Haiti, the
Dominican Republic and Surinam a.i
relations have been si--rgthend ith.
Venezuela, Pueito Rico and Cuba.



An invitation m that connection has not yet
been received, Mr Pierr said, and., in the
n-me :nhile NJC P will continue its
progamme of public meting. The rally
and march hae rnot been cancelled, he said,
they have been postponed.



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Cash is nesrae r invosEBtment
mo Tet the Schme's lonl term obUqations


R CHESTER JOHN,
SChairman of the National
Insurance Scheme (NIS)
M said in an interview vith
NEWSLETTER on April 4th that over
a penod of time, Goverunment has deducted
rmontlly NIS contributions from its employ-
fees but failed to pay those contributions into
the ScheirmE.


establishment of NIS and, speaking on that
occasion, the Chairman said Government
continues to be the biggest bonovwer from
the Scheme.

This is the situation vhich obtains vith the
Governments of the English-speaking Carib-
bean an-d. national insurance schemes in those
countries, he said, and the Grenada Govern-
ment oves NIS EC$51 million for which'


Government's contributions albo have not NIS holds Govemment Bonds and Treasury,
been paid in and the debt to NIS has run to Bills.
some EC $15 million including interest. We Are Seking Ways
---------------------------------------------------- z7l" W e recognize the economy ic
: - :: ..-' .". -"" "" 'r1- ----- -* ....... -*":: ......- . - ..... ---- ......... --"--"----- ----o- ----- t ,-.on-,--
i C. U difficulty of our times,
e-J- Mr John
IS O W said, "but
have con-- 6 j a- sre, seeking ways and
Diverted most ----- -- -------------------------- Ieans of recovering so that


,of those anmars into Government 8%
Bonds," he said, "but we cannot continue to
accept Bonds in payrnent because youcannot
pay benefits from Bonds."

Cash is needed for investment to meet the-
Scheme's long term obligations, the Chair-
rman said, such as the increased liability to
meet the estimated pension cost in the year
2010.
The Sians Are Good
Mr John said the signs are good that the
situation is improving as, at the end of
February and. March, Goverrnments contri-
jbutions, and those of its employees, veei
paid in, the sum for the two months being
close to EC$1 million.

The interview took place on the occasion of
ithe celebration of the 10th Anniversary of


NIS will have rromm flexibility and room to
manoeuvre-"

To this end, he said, the NIS Board has
negotiated successfully with Govenimentfor
ptu'r ase of Govenmrntt lands in exchange
for Gove',rnrrmnt Bonds. In this way, idle
lands can be developed, he said, some being
sub-divided and sold on the basis of loans
fmor N IS

Ths vill provide N]S vith a monthly
income which Government Bonds do not.
Mr John said. Government has accepted
the proposal and anangements are now beiMng
made to identify and value the lands
available.

Recountingthe history of NIS, the C hainnan
Please ee NIS Page 10


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jThe Grenada Nevsletter


Saturday


1mn ors sltd


ITHE BOARD OF GOVER-
nors has re-elected Sir
Neville Vernon Nicholls to be
President of the Caribbeanr
Development-Bank (CDB) fora second five-
year termnn.

A release from the Bank says y_
Sir Neville was first elected -
to office on May 11th 19838 .
and. his second term. takes rI &
effect on May 12th next

"Dunmng the first. tenn. CDB
recorded many notable achieve- "
ments i its efforts to expard membership
and increase the scope and quality of its
contributions to the financing arnd training
requirements of its 17 Borrow-ing Member
Countries (BMC i," the release says. "Italy
and. Gemany became members in 1988 and.
1989 respectively, increasing to 25 the f-l1

HIS fom Page 9
said, in the first year of operation, 1983,
NIS realized EC $4 in assets; currently, the
assets am approximately EC$93.4 million.

NIS was launched with a staff of 8 persons,
he said, and it has grown to 57. Among
those are three persons with First Degrees
in Social Security and a number of others
have been trained in related subjects.

Another speaker was NIS Director. Mr C.
LeRoy Robinson, and he said, when NIS
was launched, the basic provisions were for
age, invalidity, survivors, sickness and.
maternity benefits.


2


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y 17h April, 1993 Page 10


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membership of CDB."

According to the release, one of the most
significant achievements occurred in 1990
when the Bank's Member Countries agreed
to a US$200,000,900 General Capital
I O l increase. The result of this vas
that CDB's subscribed capital
rose to its current level of
L2 US$600,000,000.
Have Been Conchaled
__' Contributors to CDB's Special
Deve lopme nt Fund have agreed
also to replenishment of that
"r Fund for a thind cycle over the
period 1992-1995 vith a target of
US $ 24,00, 000. C turently, contribution
agreements have been concluded with
respect to approximatelyUS$ 103,750, 000.

Furthrr, in 1992, CDB made its first.
approach to the international capital markets.
The Bank was rated "Triple-A" by one of
the world's leading rating agencies, and
US $30.000 000 in 10-yearnotes was offered
successfully in the United States.

The release says that, during Sir Neville's
Pleame e SR NEVILLE Page 11
Five years later, he said, the self-employed
and the temporarily out of employment were
allowed to contribute voluntarily. A
minimum pension was established and a
further increase in the funeral giant was
approved.

Mr Robirson asked his audience to keep a
close eye on NIS as there are many new
features to be added to the Scheme.
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SR NEVILLE from Page 10
current term, C DB, through its co-operation
vith other international institutions and
Member Governments, played a major role
in initiatives which resolved Guyana's
protracted debt service problems.

This, the release says, brought about
resumption of CDB financing for pro-
grammes and projects in Guyana's efforts
at economic stabilisation and recovery.

"The past five years have seen much
progress, too, in CDB's delivery of much
needed social infrastructure facilities in
the Less Developed Countries of the
Caribbean under the Basic Needs Trust
Fund Programme which has been jointly
financed through grants by the Bank and
the United States Agencyfor International
Development," the release says.

Sir Neville, 60, a barrister-at-law and
Barbadian, was educated in Barbados. the
United Kingdom and the United States of
America. He served in the Public Services

NIS from Pae 10
In his interview, Mr John, too, saw bright
things ahead for NIS. Within the next
decade, he said, he anticipated the Scheme
would have assets in excess of EC$300
million with age benefits increasing by
almost 200%.

There vill also be unemployment benefits,
the C hainnan said, and he anticipate d that
payments now made by Govemment on'
a charitable basis to old, destitute people,
and administered by the Ministry of
Labour, vill be channelled and augmented
through NIS.


Also addressing the occasion was Mr
Edzel Thomas, Minister of Labour, and
awards were made to several persons.
including members of the NIS staff, who
have contributed to development of the
Scheme.


of Jamaica and Barbados and, as Chief
Parliamentary Counsel in the Barbados
Attorney General's Chambers, was closely
involved in the preparatory work which
culminated in establishment of CDB.

Over the years at CDB, Sir Neville has been
Legal Adviser (later redesignated General
Counsel) and Vice-President

In 1991, the Barbados Government bestowed
on him the accolade of Knightof St Andrew,
and he also has been appointed a Member,
in Barbados, of the Privy Council.


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EWS:SHORTS

More British Aid

Under the Heads of Mission Gift Scheme,
the Grenada Office of the British High
Commission has presented a commercial
deep-freezer to the Bacolet Project for
Young People to be used in the Chicken
Project at Great Bacolet Estate.

According to a release from the Office, this
brings to three (at a cost of EC $10000) the
number of freezers donated to this project.

Other recent donations under this Gift
Scheme are a refrigerator, gas cooker, and
domestic science items to St Matthev's
School in Birch Grove; four typewriters to
the Grenada NationalCollege, and the latest
edition of Devey Decimal Classification to
the Centre for Continuing Education at
Manyshov House.

Grenada Save The Children (GR ENSAVE)
also benefited by receipt of a photocopier,
while The Ministry of Sports received sports
equipment valued at EC$12, 000.

Please See HEWSIORTS Page 12


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Voluzw 21 Saturday 17th April 1993 Number 6


AE -UTA CYC IK U19a


F OUR MEMBERS OF THE
-. touring Pakist cricket team
wvere arrested in Gre-
S r nada on. Thursday
April &Sh Xild ch.,Vred withl
"possession of a co,.mlntlUed
dnrg to wit: cannabis"
(marijuana).

The arrest took place about
10.30 p.m., a few hours after



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All seven were eventually taken to the
nearby South St George Police Station
where the charges were laid.
Bail was fixed at EC $ i, 000 each
and was arranged. innediately
or all ex.-cept Wilson whose
S~arrang ments were not corn-
Spleted until later thatday (Friday


Ordered To Appear
All the accused persois were
onled. to appear in Court on the
S followmg Tuesday (13th).


(&C Ma. -.Bb ~ W-.:? n f ltw.-.r.


.-.:-.:~N :lt appeals that, acting on
The incident took plae on R WA< SM KRAMK a t.ip-off, three members of the
Grand Arse beach, outside th CAPTAIN, PAKISTAN TEAM


Coyaba Hotel whsr? the team wS staying,
and the Pakistani concerned are Wasim
Akram, Ca-tain of the team, Waqua Youmis,
th' Vice-Captain, Mushaq A'hmd an Aqib
Jave&.
Wens Als Arrested
Thiee otherpersons f%;i.wd by the Police ith
the Pakistanis vere also anested. They am
Susan Ross arid Joan Coughlin, English-
women, and. a Granadian, Irvir "Zacr"
Wilson.

A-n eyeCW.itness t the nest. alleges that,
when the Pclies identified themselves,
Akrarn fainted and fell to the gomuA.dgettini
a cut on his head. He is reported to have
been taken to the General Hospital for
attention.


Please me PAK.IETAIH Page 2


IN TH ISSUE


t;Pakistani Cricketers on
Drug Charges--..............................
k9ECC B Reports Sloving
Grenada Economy -----.-..S.... 5
*NJCCP Protests Sale of
GRENLEC and GBC................. 6
Association Of C aribbean
States Proposed --.------... 7
NIS Celebrates 10th
Anniversary 9
)Sir Neville Re-elected CDB
President........... .................10
News Shorts--..--.......-...-.. 11


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PAKISTANI from Page I
local mpess anived at the Police Station
sornetime after mid-night. First to arrive
was Mr Terrence Registe report fphotog-
mpher of "The Grnad.ian Voice" and he
was followed by Mr G eo rg Worne, Editor
of"G rnada Todayf' r-jfis seni orpo. rte
photographer, Mr Wayne Modeste.

These members of the media wee preceded
by Mr Khalid Marmnood,. Marjager of the
Pakistan team. Mr Walter S John, President
of the Grenada Cricket Associatin (GCA)
and barristerI Mr Denk Knit- C.
CoTflictm Stories
Ther3 are conm things tces relative
to the arrests on t;he bea.h aznd
subsequent events at the Police
Station. <.

The first relates to as--taemntalleg- t'jl.
edy made by a GCA official that .i
the arrest and charges were part of a -
Police plot to frame the Paista. "S
cncket-ers, and that Mr Wt-rnE ha ,
been invited by the lawmen, and
vas piosent on the beach, when
the an'ests va.r- urde.

In a statement published in the April 16th
issue of "Grenada T da", Mr Worm
denies this.

"I challenge anyone with information to
go on national radio, teLevision or the
Court House to make a verifiable state-
ment that George Worms vas on Grand
Anse beach vhen the Police made their
arrest, he said "If I am proven to be a
liar, offer to close down this paper in

- a
Anoth ,er- conrv-en _y re:ers to a statement
alleged to have been -d. by GCA official
that the press set about" the Pakistams in
the vicnity of the Police Station. Mr
IWbon..e denies this also.
in An Effort To Ston


Accodiutng to him, in an effort to
Modeste from taking picT. u-res


stop Mr
of the


cricketers, the Team Manager, Mr Mar-
mood, ran into the photographer.

"The manager was openly hostile," Mr
Worme said, "and shouted woids to the
effect that he did not want any photographs
taken."
Sparked A Heatled Ehang
Mr Worme said. Mr. Sti-ohn told Mr
M1odeste that he (S. John) could stop him
from taking photographs, and this sparked a
heated exchange between Messis St. Johnr,
Worme and Modes te.

In an interview with NEWSLETTER
on Saturday 10th, Mr, St. Jol.
described Thie charges laid. by the
Police as "frivolous".

"ThePolicechargeisfor 'structural
Sposession' of narcotics, he said,
' "that is, something illegal as I
found in the area here a
number of people were pres-
TAQ AHMED a
Mr St Johinm said he had a mreting that day
to discuss the matter with ConEmrssioner of
Police Nestor Ogilvie, and there had been
discussions the aht before with Prime
Minister Nichotas B ra- rai"e.

Mr St John declined to disclose the content
of those discussions but said the Prime
Minister described the incident as "nm-
to'tunateE
Shal Not Be Subjet
Key person in this issue was Mr Keith
Friday, Director of Public Prosecutions
(DPP). Under the Grenada Constitution,
he decides whether or not criminal pro-
ceedings are to be undertaken and, according
to the Constitution, he "shall not be subject
to the direction or control of any other person
or authority1.-f.

Mr St John told. NEWSLETTER he did
not know whether, at, that time, the matter
had alreadyy got before Mr Friday. but one
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