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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday Ist May, 1993 Page 6
CHORES from Pag 5


Additionally, certain Grenadian children
requiring complex surgical procedures have
been identified and these are taken fbr
attention at Wolfson Children's Hospital in
Jacksonville, Florida.

In addition to the services of the
team, which numbered 12 on this
visit, CHORES donates medical
supplies for use of the General
Hospital, Mr C ampbell said, and on
this visit, the team donated, for use
in the operating theatre, an anaes-
thesia machine costing some
US$20,000. "'

Dr Nelson. present
at. the conrfe.ence,
said all visits prior
to the current one
had been funded entirely by DR. BEVE
CHORES rvith the help of s ome United
States agencies, except that the Grenada
Hotel Association has provided accom-
rnodation-
CarrySome Of The Epenses
It was felt. she said, that Grenada should
carry some o.f the expenses and, to this ern.
Sthe C H OR ES S support ,G p as estabislhed
Last September Responses to appeals to
the Private Sectr f-r -assistae-mQ ha been
,very elrouraging- she sad. nd -she expects
the Group will be v-Ly successful in its
eff t.-

Mr Campbe l. who is a Physician's Assistant
at Woflfson Cildmrens Hospital, said
CHORES vas fonred though the chance
remark of one of his colleagues to the effect
that he was donating an incubator to Dr
Nelson who, after speciaising inpaediatics
in New Yo*k, was ,tur-ng to Grenada to
practice.

He inquiid then urhata se Dr Nelon L ;-ght
need and after a phone conversation with
rer, he paid a oine-reel. visit to the island
sponsored by a GAenada travel agent.


RI


That .eek was spent, in discussions vith
officials of the M inistry ofH health, authorities
at the General Hospital and private practi-
tioners trying to identify the needs, Mr
Campbell said.
Fill Those Needs
It. vas his job then to go back to
Jacksonville to find people who
.could fill those needs, he said,
and. the first CHORES team
arrived in Grenada in August of

SWith th he lp of everyone in]
Grenada and the help of God, he
said. t ehis effbr s blossom-
e1 ed into the von-
S.erfubn-going pro-
ject in operation
S today.
: -"It was just a con-
LEY NELSON tact, a phone call and ar
incubator vhich started the hole thing',
Mr C ampbell said.

WELCOME CENTRE from Pae 3
SPF programme, launched in 1987, vas
formulated to assist small scale, high
priority, economic development projects

Original y, SPIF vas allocated Can$7.5
million over 3 years a d the programme
as ene-wed in 1991 I fr a fthe r five
Years ith a 100.- increase its budget
SBecarm Very_ Popalar
"Over the initial y ;-ar penod of the
programne, SPIF became very popular
vith the Windvani Islands Govern-
ments", he said. "The projects ver of
the right size, the programme allowed for
mai mumn input by the island Govem-
ments rnd it could boast of a very quick
app ival pmcess -and fast implementation
using local contractors."

In addition to Grenada, he said, SPIF
operates in Arnuilla, Antigua, Dominica,
Montsenat St.Kit.ts, St Lucia and St
SVincent i
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nfwWror^A~ra I3 3
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S -PHETHER OR NOT
they are conscious of it,
Sethe negligence of parents
Wan1d guadiai.s towards
the c-ildrenin their charge is on the increase.
Mr Phinsley St Louis, Minister for Health,
expressed opmio to the' press A he
formally opened Health Week in Gre-
"nada -~.rly in April.

["There is a high number of cases of
accidental poisoning seen armng
children at the Accident &
EmergeircyDepartneat of.' -
the General Hospital, he
said.

The Mi'nster said ther is r PHINSI
a growing vorid-vide con.emr over the
mcrasing number of accidents and escal-
ating violence, and this is reflected in the
theme for 1993, "Handle Life With Cats,
PrBvent Violence and Neleipence."
Sensitize And Inform
Grenada is no erxeption, Mr St Louis said,
jand it is in this context it had been decided
to senitize a inform the public of ti-e
issues sn-romrding neglige-c-, rolmnce and
accident,.

TThe Hospi talAuthorities report a number or,
cases of indecent assault, grievous hairn, and!
assault with deadly istrunents. the Mf inis ter
:said, and. tfhe mmUlber of tmrffic accidents is
high. Stafis1tics reveal, he svid there were
:76f traffic accidents in 1990. 85 in 1991
ad 880 in 1992

IQuotin other st.atstics, Mr St Louis said
ihe number of robberies with violence has
risen by 100% from 10 in 1990 to 20 in
992, the crime rate continues to be high


and there have been incidents of drugrelated
crime.

"The issue of illegal drugs is of grave
concem corld-wide, including the Caribbean
as well as Grenada," the Minister said- 'In
ft. 1992, 200 persons were charged for
drugs of which 187 vsr males and
-13 fem ales if
.. Make The Difference


With the knowledge that use of
Illegal d:us adversely affects the
.. physical, mental and social life
of Grenadians, especially the
youth, he said, the picture
Sbhe ha pd painted may appear
goonmy. However, he


E T.
EY ST_


LOUIS


Granadians


continued, it does not have
to remain that way and he urged
to "make the difference".


Man is nmstr of his mird, Mr St Louis
said, incidents of violence and accidents can
be prevented, and he urged Genadians to
thin before they act so there vill be fever
incidents of injury and death from stabs and
fighting.

If young people utilise their spare tme to
become involved in community activities,
the Minister said t-ey will not be out
searching for "highs" from illegal drugs
These young people are te men and
women of tomorrow, he said, and strong
men and vomen are needed to take the
place of today's leaders.
Suitable Role Models
Mr St Louis uqed parents and teachers to
provide the young with suitable role models
and emphasized strongly that life must be
"handled with care".
Please Se NEGLIGENCE Page 8








The Grenada Nevsietter Saturday Ist May, 1993 Page 8









The two teqiQona Catriers, LAAT and B WAM,
continue& to be ths prin ar pvassegesr Air
Car riers


OF EVERY 100 PASSENGERS
pas sing through G rnada s Point
Salines International Airport
during 1992, 40 vere North
Americans. Europeans came -rough at
the rlte of 33 per hundred while Caribbean
Community (CARICO-M) nationals regis-
tered 24 per hundred.


This is discosed by the 1992 Statistical
Summary published by the Grenada Airports
Authority which says Passenvger Movements
through the Aiport. continued to increase
last year.
These Movements (ari.vals plus depart-ues)
Please Se AIRPORT Pae 9


Pleas &e he GLIGENCiO Page 8


He .urged, too. that tihe.1 be mor care
exercised wit chemicals, matches and lamps
and children sbhl.d be t-aght why: they
should be careful with these iterm
The Minister pleaded. for more caes to be
exercised on the roads by both pedestnarn
aria vehicle drivers and refined especially
to te loud playiirg of music by zxhat he
Said wvas most public transport and s onr
Spriaze vehicles.
This noise, he said, is a contributing factor
it road accidents and he asked for a
mrduction in volume as, additionally, it can
1!~


cause he ringr bss.

The Minister said, in tune with the 1993
theme, there would be a number of activities
throughout the State organised by the
Pnrary H ealit Care Team, and he en-
couraged Gmnadians to take part in thlem

Health Week an from April 4th to I Oth. It
coincided with World Health Day estab-
lished by the World Health COrganisation and.
commnerorated on April 7th.
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Passenger Movements BWIA/LI AT
1989-1992
1050000
101000 _____________1C___
97000 -- 3
93000 a95__________ .9,83


91000 I_83,235
89000 I


00 9732694


o9U0 --7 =-- ------ --I' 1992
19____9 990 t 991992










The Grenada Nesletter Saturday Ist May, 1993 Page 9
AIRPORT tano Page 8


rose by 15,336 or 6.42% as compared with
the 1991 figures, the Summary says.

"The two Regional Camiers, LIAT and
BWIA, continued to be the primary pas-
senger Air Carriers," the Summary says.
"They carried a combined total of 180,532
passengers, which represents 71% of total
Passenger Movements."


Aircraft Movements at


the airport in 1992


However, this increase does not reflect
greater Passenger Movement as there vas
a significant increase by LIAT in the use of
the smaller islander (BN2) 9-seater aircraft
compared with their 44-seat Avro (HS748),
37-seat Dash-8 (DCH8) and 19-seat Twin
Otter (DCH6).

"LIAT continued to experience a decrease
in Passenger Movements," the Summary
says. "They carried 102,856 passengers in


10000


Aircraft


17000
16300
15600
14900
14200
13500
12800
12100
11400
10700


16,758i

~----_ F .__ 1 _. A -- --
JI I


S1.512,26 '_
1i .454 i.,364 ___
| | ... .. ,^ ,,9 .,,


1 1986 1987 1988

(not mecluding the negligible figure for
military aircraft) registaend an increase of
more than 12% over tihe figure for 1991
despite the global economic decline vhich
has adversely affected the Airline Industry.

There was a decrease in Movements by tvo
of the major scheduled service operators,
Amenrcan Airlines and BWIA, the Surnmary
reports, but there as a significant increase
of over 300% in chartered operations.

According to the Surnmary, the monthly
average of Movements (a movement is a
landing or takeoff) was 1,386, the daily
average, 46, and the months shoving most
Movement activity were, in order of
magrntude, December, August, October and
January

IMAT mrgis tamd 8,964 aizrraft Movmaents
dri-ng 1992, a statistic representing 53.49%
of all Movements. and this vwas an increase
of 0.88% on the airline's 1991 figure.


Movements 1986- 1992


1989 1990


p j


1991


1992


1990, 97,639 in 1991 and 88,649


in 1992."


The increase in the use by LIAT of the 9-
seat Islander is marked, and appears to
indicate a preference by the airline for
smaller aircraft or an increase of flights to
destinations with shorter runways.

In 1990, only one in every 100 LIAT
Movements was made by the Islander In
1991, that figine rose to over 5 in 100 and,
in 1992, it jumped to over 34 in every 100
Movements.

The other thiee sizes of aircraft shows
corresponding reductions, the Twin-Otte
being most affected. Use of this aircraf
fell from a 1991 figure of nearly 29 in ever
100 Movements to less tha- 9 Movemeni
per 100 in 1992.

With reference to BWIA, in 1992, there v
a decrease of over 12% in Aircn
Movement as. compared with the previo
'Plesae See AIRPORT Pa=n


II_~_. I _r


Aircraft_


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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 1st May, 1993 Page 10
AIRPQrr from Page 9
year. However, the airline had an increase Summary says, in 1992, there vas a 75.5%
of more than 10% in Passenger Movements, increase in Aircraft Movement as compared
resulting in 36.2% of all such Movements, vith 1991.
the highest of all airlines serving Point
Salines international Introduction of tvo chartered services -
In-bound freight totaled 0.65 million kilos Helen-Air and Aerotuy- and one schedul-
dunng 1992, a rise of 7% over the 1991 ed Service Airlis of Caracou -
figure, while the increase in shipments of contriblld signifcantlytothisincrease,"
Agricultural Produce t6 tWtfiited Kingdom, th Simimary says.
Euiope and the United States resulted in 1.8
million kilos of out-bound freight, an Passenger Movermnts at Lauriston nwved
advice of 22.4% over the 1991 sttistic. up to 23,784, an increase of over 4% and
this, the Summary says, was the fifth
With reference to Lauiston Airport in increase in as many years.
Grenada's sister island of Carriacou, the ~mm

EWS SHORTS


Hopkin For CHA Presidency

Mr Royston Hopkin, prominent Gmrnadian
hotelier, has been dominated President-elect
of the Caribbean Hotel Association (C HA).

Mr Hopkin, who has been active in CHA for
the past 23 years, was the 1991 recipient of


the CHA Hotelier of the Year


He was President of the Grenada Hotel
Association (GHA) fom 1969 to 1974, 1977
to 1983 and 1987 to 1989, has been a CHA
Vice-President several times and is currently
CHA's 1st Vice President.


WHAP Donates Medical
Equipment

The World Humanitarian Aid Programre,
administered bythe United States Departre nt
of Defence, has donated EC $47,000 worthof
medical equipment to the MinistwofHealth.


The presentation, which included an incub-
ator, dressing tables, insertion trays, syringes,
surgical gauze, cotton rolls, intravenous
injection kits and first aid dressings, vas
made onApril 27thby US. Charge d'Affaies,
Miss Amnette Veler, to Mr PhinsleySt Louis,
Minis tacfor Health.


Ma1993
Printed & B By The Proprietar,
Aister Hughes, Joumalt,
Of Sott Street, St.Georges Grenada, Wesindies
(P.O jBox 65: Phone 18091 440 2538: Cables HUISDN, Greada


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The Grenac 6


NEWSLtITER

Volume 21 Saturday Ist May, 1993 Number 7




V_ T '9, 4JFLUWJtC


at- semrns aGovernmnt
privaaisation spree a
proftalrbI


{RENADA'SMAYDAY CELE-
brations or May Ist w
overhadoed by Gov7 m- T
ment's oy of v--

some aspects of tnhat uolic v.

Addressing a rally at. Qee ,. .
Park attended by so.-es .
2,000 vrker, Preident
of the Grenda Trade
UmonCouncil tU, [ -: -.
Eric Piene, said p-va""- "
Isation is o'ne challen-e ~R
Faced by the Trade Ujri-n Movement.

.I -,snc G nnit Av eioSrec.
j afpmtsdaSKc sj0r at he eaquasea faor
| /s taLs~ewTsss he said, "pctofwarzsIw
iaJnatI, &1a aoac tWhs B im teng the
ai nd, ie )nn_-ws flirt of Ccbram?

[ Ou& Not To Be So ki
I TUC has made it cle-ar GREN LEC ad- GBC
joupht not to be sold, -he said- and TC feels
Govemmernt does not have the authority.

-"Befom ovemret decides rd isf of
Sas sets.

Before Govemrnment decides to rid itself of


is bent ong qoitn on a
it the expnse of our
Sassets I
its assets, the Pesident said. co-st'oenefit
analyis m1 st be donre, and tis analysis
.. r"It ncl~d th social cost be-
.. caae the public sSctorhas vider

m::, .niwl t. te com- j

sahcon prSC he said; but
: ".- is opposed to the sae
ofp.rofita.ble and econ-
omically strategin
enterprises.


ERIC PIERRE


Asic, 1- said, w- n an


Peam see PRIVATIfATION Pag 2
-N THIS ISSUE
SPrivatisaton Policy
Concerns ThUC..... ... ........... I
A Former Consui General P
Joiz NNP .._ ._- 3
t Grenada Opens Visior
Welcome Centre 4
CHORES Completes
Another Programme ............ 5
Negligence Tovards
Children n ao Increas.......... 7 1
Traffic Grows at Point i
Saines Airport--.. .... 8w
*NevsShorts . .1


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The Grenada Nevsetter Saturday ist May, 1993 Page 2
PRIVATIZATION from Pai e I


enterprise is to be privatized, Greradians
must be given fi preference to puinhase,
Government tast make public all aspts
of its negotiations and. before any sale is
finalised, vies of the people must be
sought.


,
WPe
Ime ak

tion boetweep nr -
ermneLt ownership ad Go.e.n7rrent con-
t 1". Mr Piene said, "this s s a r-y- important
distincttion ht keep in. mind ."

The T.esident said ie Minister Nicholas
in .- ;

emment -assets. Mr Pie said-; however ,
'Mr Brath-aie not honest enough to
ad. mit that t e si last i of the National
KY salm~, ercfial~n~r~ ~ Rjrdr + -.-m -
of Tnrnidad .; T.bao SS a "-i-- mistake









_Kep:.:hhc k"~~--- a E $:_'-
SRepublica paid Ej ?, million for 51%
of NCB'E shas, and Mr PieCt3 said Mr
;n t, 9 i ,en..d

SBrathaite d6d i'o. admit iis figure is less
Than one -thi of the Bak's value

Having given away NC B "for peanuts", he
said, Gove..rment has med.. swiftly to do
the same +th .GRE LEC and is .coid-ering
I selling even Point Salines Intemrational Air-
port.

Mr Piere said one of Govenment's
reasons for selling NCB and want to
sell GREMLErC is that mrney is needed
to finance- publ'c sec-or ivestmieni.

viftyf to do
However, hje saidi wrhat, G Cbomment is
noSe saying is wherP the money will conie
ftrm to pay off t-h old debt. aa t-he new
ones created.


When all profitable assets have been sold,
he said, there will have to be an increase in
taxes and. already, the working class is the
most taxed sector of the cormnmity

Referring to GR ENLEC's operations m
I9V, t the
r' sident
said with, 2e,466

the Cor-
pany nrade
apronfit.ofEC$6..4
million. The cap-
ital employed was
EC$:3&5 rrmiio on rr aich
there -8as a retIu2 n of 15%,
moving the eaTings n onl noJ.lm shara ron
EC$1.59 in J 990 9 o EC$2.86 in 1992.


"It is clear that eit
Prime Minister is it
ised," he said,
knovs not vhat be
tailing about _
Two GuestSpeakers


Wer the
ad- ,.
or-


There .er two yuest "
spea-kers at the i.ly, Mr
Edzel Thomas, Min- .
i.st ir of Labour an

_om MR- EDZEL THOMAS
frm.ier Pesident .it EDZL TH i
Gein-l of the Trinirdad & TouagoI
-ilfields Trade Union.

Mr Thlomas stressed the need to pprmote-
peace and tranquillity in industrial
relations. and said. Government and his
inistr-y a~ie dedicated to working wfit.h
labour.

Mr Weeks, who was in Grenada at the
invitation of the Tecmhical & Allied
workers Union, tmn celebrating their
35th armiversair, urrged worker to]
protect their .nimoons and. leader
s^ ^^aeisaiaim ija^ ^ ^g1


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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday Ist May, 1993 Page 3


cGnRaM JJIEUL
:1F M3125MM


R MARK ISAAC, UNTIL
recently Grnada's Consul
Gene ral in New York, on
.19th Apil announced his
membership of the New National Party
(NNP) of Dr Keith Mitchell.

The announeenment was nade at an NNP
press conference, and Mr Isaac reminded tlhe
nedia that, before entering the diploirtic
service in 1985, he had. been
an NNPfoundationmember. f


"Many of you are veil
avare that I vas, from its
inception, a member of the
NNP7 he said. "H ov-
ewer,myprofessioral com-
mitments over the past
eight years precluded my
participation in active
politics


U


Mr Isaac said the "structural
adjustment" policies of t-he i A
Grenada Govemrment had resulted in
reduction in staff at the island's overseas
rmssions and, as at 31st December last, his
services had no, longer been required.

He had returned to Grenada, he said, to be
a "professional politician" vwich he ex-
plained "is a politician who has no other job
and who puts his political career as his top
priority'. As an example, he cited United
States President Bill Clinton who, he said,
has never had a job outside of the political
arena.

As to his economic situation :nd his ability
to support himself, Mr Isaac said he has
done all sort of jobs in the United States, he
understood the New York stock irar et and
he had done himself "quite well".


Mr Isaac -as a member of Mr George
Brizan's National Democratic Party (NDP)
which, together with Dr Francis Alexis'
Grenada Democratic Movement (GDM), in
1984, merged with the late Herbert Blaize's
Grenada National Party t form the New
National Party (NNP).

NNP won a landslide election victory that
year but friction between Mr Brizan and Dr
Alexis on one side and Mr
i Blaize on the other created
a split. Mr Brizan and Dr
Ale:ds breaking away and
,, -foming the Nationa De m-
Socratic Congress (NDC),
th-e tpar ty now in pover
after the General Election
of 1990.

Further fiction in -NNP
between Dr Mitchell and
Prime Minister Blaize re-
suited in Blaize launching
K I SAAC The National Party.
Please see IAAC Pae 4

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WYEETTT IR WELCT Wn





To provide sheFter and amenities Juf people
who work in this ream


M R TILLMAN THOMAS,
Grenada's Minister for
Tournism, on April 27th,
oIfficially declared open the
new Visitors' Welconie CItle on S-t
Georges' docks.

"The purpose of this facility", he
said, "is to provide shelter and
amaniis for people who work in .
thi areat.

IntbheCentre, ite Minister said, will
be offices for ,orgnisations offering'
services to crises line passengers,
and this vill increase effi-
ciency and prevent congestion
vbich, until now, has. existed.

Corntruction of the Cent-r MR. T1LMi
began in August 1992 and it completion in
Februarylast marks the end. of the fint phase
of the Burns Point Tounsm Development
Projectfunded by the Canadian Interational
Development Agency (CIDA) under the
Agency's Srrall Project Implementation
I SAC froa Pare 3
Mr Brizan is now Minister of Agriculture
in the NDC Government., and Mr Isaac
said his relationship with bis former NDP
Political Leader remains cordial.

"It is my intention to remain cordial with
all politicians in Gienads regardless of
political persuasion", he said.
I!]r


Facility (SPIF).

The second phase, to begin soon, vill be
reconstruction of an existing building on the
peimiter of the pier compound to house
offices of the Grenada Board of Tourism
This phase also involves landscaping
of the area and provision of facilities
for training personnel in the Tourism
Industry.

When the project was launched, Mrs
Elizabeth Gorman, Grenada's
-Cruise Ship and Yachting
Officer, told the press that
meeting regional competition
fortr the C nise Linesr trade vas
the thinking behind the project.
The Fastest Crowing
AN THOnAS "The Cruise Shipping sector
of the Tourism Industry is the fastest
growing mi the vorld", she said- "Most
of it is passengers who travel out of North
America, and the Caribbean is the largest.
recipient of those cruise shipping actiit-
ies

Tt.s resulted. in fierce regional competition
for the trade, she said, and it had. become
urgent that Grenada upgrade its product,
starting with the reception area on St
George's docks.

Total cost of the Bums Point Project is
EC$1.3 million of which EC$382,000 was
Please we WELCOME CENTRE Pat 5


O4P NN








The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 1st May, 1993 Page 5








It was just a EontsW ,. phone cal annd an
inwcuba"r ilwic skfrt thwe whole thinq

R DOUGLAS. :C.:MP- Paediatic Departnent, in. establishing a
Shell Executive Diector of inulti-discipline chl- in's Ihalth-car
tII Chil.en's Health Or- pro tjct.


Sganisaionr Relief And Ed-
Acatirona Services CHOP ES), said a at Eery six mnths, sai, comes
pass conference in Gr- frm United States
- oE Apri Z-ri r
ra on April 2A3.d theo:ron -a one-veeR s3taO1n
._ ..... .. ....... ......... -i Iland and t e fo-
at the ad of another cus is on a num ber of
one-.eek service pro-'- -f... MarfW .. -.as incl uding paedi-
ect o ie- is- .atriccamiology,anaes-
S- thesia aind surra.


"We ae a ot-fr-prfit organisation
founded in i989 iJckso eF
he said. "and wiihat ve have done is work
1ithDr D r eve Nelson. Head of Gren da's

WELCOME CENTRE f& Pa 4
Ssespent on the Wel-
S, COJ Celtre.

Spjakin -on!
|!. 't q.rf. .h ias %occas .

- I -'man
C hai nan-
.-- Esslof t.he Ge-I

.f Tours '
said

ii1e Pchp e P I
I 11& RicH A ERMA
l fsdited Grdenada ;-t yeau-. 1 ihe Bod1
Z a +.a--et of gV.rowth m the Craisej
0I Ship Sectr in i9903.3he said, and. for the
Sirst quarter of 19,-3_, g .w.i1tl was 17 "7

Mr Miiurr E-sse irnt of the anadian
Hi ConmantS arb said the
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physical therapy, hbo--sergrieering and nurse
education. To date, La said; the teams have
attended to some 2,600 patients.

The teams work in close collaboration iith
the Ministry of Health, staff of. the .:eneral
Hospital. medical pmac:titioners in the com-
rmurty, numses aad physicians in the parish'
vi tir g-satios and .he Ditrlicti Medical
Offices, he said.

Another gmoup it wi which the teams work,
Mr Camp ell said, is the Gnenada Heart|
Foundation vhich is afillatd to the St
George's Ulniver itv School of Medicine.

"There is a high icidence of rheumatic
heart disease m Grerda," he said, "'and
ve are ending a lot of Grenadians have
heart lesions seconzaryto rheumatic hart
diseases

Some of these patients have earth. problems
hich requLire surgery; he said, and we am
able to refer them to hospital in the Uniled
States for corrective surgery.
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