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Brathwaite For IMF/World
Prime Minister Nicholas Brathwaite vill
head Grenada's delegation to the annual
meeting of the Board of Directors of the
Intemational Monetary Furind/World Bank
scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C.
on 29th and 30,th September-
This meeltirg brings together a large number
of donor agencies and, according to the
Government Infomiation Service, the
Grenada delegations expected to meet with
several of these agencies with a view to
seeking assistance fr the island's economic
St Louis ForWashington
Minister of Heaith. Mr Phinsley St Louis,
on September 26th, will attend a meeting in
SWashington, D.C. of other Health Ministers
from the Caribbean Commnunity
Chief Medical Officer, Dr Eugene Laurent
who vill accompany the Minister, told the
Government Itfrmnahtion Service (GIS) that,
among other subjects, this meeting ill
discuss th- CatibbeanCo-operationin:He. th
Mr St Louis with Dr Laumrnt together
with the other C ARICOM Health Ministers,
vill attend also a meeting of the Directing
Council of the Pan American Health Organ-
lisation (PAHO) scheduled on September
27th to October 1st.
According to IS, the PAHO rreetirng vill
make policy decisions which will direct the.
vorkl of PAHO for the next. year.
Pursoo Now UN Vice
It has been announced that Mr Eugene
Pursoo, Grenada's Permanent Reprsentative
Pleae See NEWS SHORTS Pae 10
POLICE From PaRe 8
was evolved in 1991 vith ihe goal of
instilling police practice with a sharpened
understanding of Human Dignity as an
inborn quality possessed -by all human
The course does not employ "lecturers"
but participants are encouraged in group
work to explore the fundamental qualiides
of Human Dignity arnd its status as an
ideal towards which to work.
Participants exploe personal experiences
where Human Dignity was violated or
denied and. examine instances in which
their dignity or the dignity of someone
else was violated by the Police.
SThe course also exposes participants to
colns ideration of violatis of Police Codes
of C ond uct and the improvement of corm-
munmications between the Police Force
and the community which it serves.
Twenty-five members of the Royal
Grenada Police Fore, ranging in rank
f nm Superintendent to Sergeant and
including four women, took part in the
workshop. Also taking part were four
members of the Guyana Police Force.
Resource personnel included Proessor
J Raymond Pitt of the John Jay College of
Criminal Justice. Lieutenant Seymour
Jones of the New York City Police
Department and Mr Carol George
Me Kenzie, instrmutor in Laws ard Police
Procedures at the Jamaica Police Acad-
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E NEW NATI AL It is car from
IE NEW NATIONAL it is clear fm hs notice, Dr Mitchell said,
Piart (NM ) is prepared to that Govetnent plans to sell rmo
vet to sett steet politics, A O ta 50% of GRENLEC's sh-ares,
Tleadin-_ der.:s .n tratio.:l- in. arid just as clear t-at that sale
prc';-test acg at the Lm nada uov- w. iill be to "a foreig- interest"'
ernnient's plan to pinvartise- 3r-eraa G,"-,
Electncity Services -( tRENLST-). lTt ikarp Ia- cm r n hJ
This was disclosed at a press con-- .
feorence on September 21st by Dr Keith th
.Mitchell NNP Political Leader.si- am a
he said NNP vor-ld hold talks be b
shortly in this :ormiection ih t hs .
Labour MovemI nt, other politicall -- :" A
D .KEITH MITCHELL
parties and non-go:ve.errtin- ITH MITH
resources of EC $30 1nllion plus
which is the estimated 50 value of
Sconmpany, he s aid. Further, since
k; nI i rnev georieratois must no
ought br GRENLEC, Dr Mitclhell
ntnued, the foreignn inmteist" viil
acquire outright: controllinginteiest
when there is "additional sime
Please se HHP Fasze 2
, Jw v./h&h rMOe Y-r 1w ra ens nrwe &
nt mnnnstage thirBs flfalm as sir' o
ast jatir&Si/ he said, an tf wrm hF A?
marrh to SAtWzr Ao stop & s6 M a? Ae
Dr Mitchell referred to a Govenument notice
currenitly appzea-igi thne local press i nting
tenders for purchase of shares in GR EN' .LC.
The Plitical Leader pointed out the
invitati-.n stats Gov rne nt "is initially
seeking to sel 40% to :50 of the sai s
Lith the potential for additional shar
putrhass e ith investment in the -mpany
IN TH IS ISSUE
SNNP Wil March To Save
GRE LEC .-.....-...-.....-................ 1
' No Automatic Release For
Fo-uriten" ..----------- 3
- OECS Manufacturers
In Troub .... ... ..... .. 4
' Geest Not Purling Out-- .. 5
S Co~-oa PrOductionPrics Up....-.. 7
SPolice Study Human Digity- .- 8
SNews Shorts .........- --.. 9
The Grenada Nesletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 2
NP From Pae 1
purchase vwth investment in the company."
The Political Leader described as "a joke"
Govermnent's claim that it needs to privatise
i The MJv Na
in order to get coIuntMrpait finds to attract
new capital projects to the island and so
stimu-late economic ac tivit.
In Reply To Questions
Highlighting his party's rejection of this
claim, DrMitchel fend to answers given
by Minister of Finance, Primne Minister
Nicholas Brath-Uait, in reply to questions
posed by him (Mi rc hell at the last greeting
The reply ose dscse that money realis ed from
pnfiatisatison of the National Conmmerial
Bank (NCB) vas used, not as cointer-
part funds, he said, butto buv television
equipment and "prepam to renovate" .
the bumnt out Financial Comple
from the proceeds of the sale of NCB to
finance a Cocoa Rehabilitation Scheme.
If Government considered that Scheme a
priority, he said, there was no need to sell
the Bank to finance it, because the cashcould
have been found from NC B's annual ponfitj
which was more t Jhan ti EC$2.6 ill
Pkans To Increase Phorne Rates
Tb-e Political Leader efenrd to the uco-
finned report that the new arhger of
G-erinada Telecormmiunications Ltd
(GR ENTEL), Mr Colin Little, plans to
increase phone rates by moving from a flat
monthly rate to a charge ~ade per local call.
Originally, Govenrnent had controlling
interests in GR ENTEL but majority.
lhars in the Company are now held
-_y Cable & Witless Dr Mitc
!aid the rsk of incimased phone rates
^ ,-illust.ates the dangers of control by
"To pozts "foreign interests".
iwand by A&e pRac foir av- -
ea7rtmt to nsbtK A tthsfLcai "AWaIAW :-ataUamaW...i_
C.nP.rs he said, -mut s at & w ma*. b yw at -pntota
amoRey saD .pywt ar other br :g .. he said" A
parSy a? Gferrwt is nor -ES
as igjr it S faRey A n the ~ R COtlN LITTLE tIP &A c' m afy m ~ oar Cal
sk otfM so ap2danta&strni2 are p tg i &af i A a 2sa3 corny
to faplr Avmranow - of he Fasn~ ar c PnX they cn2 fAin all ar~ s a f flvJ 2
Crapers dang^Siresn Anny s tAe Olocal popS-
Dr Mitchell saia the Prime Minister -*.*-
disclosed also thnat EC $2.6 million was taken
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 3
TD)1_ FF f (5\TD
PO2 ., ,:, nE
Those instruments do not talk of 'for life" but
say they were to be confined 'Jor the remainder
of their naturaL Lines'
ID R FRANCIS ALEXIS. GRE- Prime Minis
nada-s Attorny Geneal ters
and i Minister of 'Le gal his C
Affair sSad i an An
inteervew i t NEWSLETTER .. -. -Bac
on Sept ember 22nd that the four- po
teen pecs convicted of th. IT. -.,
under of Prinme Minister Mauce se
,Bis hop will never have the right to i
claim automatic release from prison
ihavi n served a :-iff sern--,
In A Technical Sense i
SThe AttomePy Ge ner said .
that, normal in Gnada,-
ivhen on speaks of a "ie .
isentenerce", "life" does not DR. FRANCIS ALEXIS
mean the natuia life of the peron but by the killing
Iconventioi, is used in a technical sense to supporters, C
mean a prison tem2 of abcut fifteen yeaxs.
J ehe cass oxf t/'3h%? Ah Thce
monr0-"he said h.te NErr x
Taoa ndta maEK nss i 2 of Foun- z M D
d r the rema--inder of t.hir natr. h1ive_.s"
l4-hic h means until death. 1Olases
In a lersng d .a mfied ot-ro m tral,
Sjur fouid the "i-urice Bishop Fouriteen" in
teeny fr the tcber 19th i 9lies :muir 1A Amit
in er I/h ur
ter Mau.ice Bishop and 10
- i Ner Javel Movement vwich
:ed the government of the isl-and
an almost blood.-ess wlueo-
il i on in 1979d. Bishop
on one side of the
S split, Vase con-
_.4'-.- frontd from the
../ .tr5 .side by the
-fMinist er Beim-a.|
Coard, b, but llowing I
of Bishop and some of his
oad'S rule vas short-lived.
Please ee BISHOP Page 4
- *. 1 1 1* 1 ^!
led 17th August 1973
0OOS CABOT AVARD 19B
'ayae In Adviace
aid By Scond Clan Airmail
lad Post In Grnada)
$115DO $ 43.00
Issnes PNblishSa i
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 4
IA- UW, L AIN2S-
EffJJectivE, ef icit psrformane -orietBrted
manacmqEnw rmst be purt in place.
I MANUFACTURERS IN
the Organisation of East
Caribbean States (OECS)
Spntzduce in difficult circim-
Accoring to the 1992 Annual Report of the.
Easter Caribbean State Espor Develop-
ment Agency. (ECS-EDA), they operate in
an environment characterized by small
domestic markets. They also suffer from
a lack of ra rmaternals.
Lack Of Resource
There is an absence of an indigenous
I BIMiOP From Pae 3
At the request. of -en Governor-General
SSir Paul Scoon, tacked by Domirnica's
SPrime 1 tnster Mary Eugenia Charles,
then Head of the Organisation of East
Canrbbean States, United States and C arib-
Sm ,b ean For-es otverthurew
,_. the Coisd faction and
retumed -he island to
ii i The tral of the 14
S- concluded late
rin 198 An appeal
PRIME Wn STER BRATHWAITE ,-)
e a n d
i resulted in a juI.-gemnent Maded down in
Ju-Lly 1991 up-holding thlie verdict of the
Trial Court. But, there were no
.'-..ti.nr. In a national TV art r-adio I
braret on August 14t- h 1991, Prime
SMinister Niclas rathwte announced
Sthat, ith the fi l support of hLs Cabitn t,
IP ag SeeL BIS OP Pee 5
industrial tradition, the Report says, and a
lack of resources to ensure technical and
According to ECSEDA, corntraints exist in
market research, product development,
design. a-i engineering as they do in
productivitutechnology, trade and market
information, law nrterials sourcing, stand-
ads, packaging and labeling, scale of
production and management at all levels.
",aa ow-mdindus amir to sLwpim p4
and inaom .emwavay to svjprt oB1
sanddnaf Iflg te Repfl Ms"
5ia'*zam AcLie mart te ,a? As
swpphrt npain rs n' xksrtdrys "
ANeTed To Invst
Among these factors, ECSEDA lists a need
to invest in additional plant and equipment.
The Agency says there is need also for a
ventur- capital irntitiution to provide
financing for the higher-risk. higher pay-off
business s and for new en itt.mp.erie1al
Most businesses m the OECS are family-
owned and/or are sz-e all undertakings, '-e
Report says, and there is need for training
irstitutic.ons to provide systems for upgrading
top managers, middle ir agers and super-j
visory level pei'.sinei.
Anddeisrsth e irtp risi E CSAtYAZA sn
nwragnsrewawt st ie pt S pacei
There has teen sore success in upgranirng
the packaging, labelling, design, brochures,
price lists and. presentation of OECS
Please Sbe OCS Page 5
The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 5
OECS From PEge 4
manufactured p-ducts, ECSEDA says,- ad Decisions must be based on international
!a cntical decision must be made as to competitive strategies, the Report says,
whether to concentrate the Agency's ard for this thene must be a
,assistance on expct-ieady companies or comrrprehensive package allowing for plant
investt mn tbinging the others up to export- expansion, upgrading and training, -
ready level. working -capital and risk capital
Opt For The Former Choice availability.
In this connection, the Report suggests the
Agencyrnay opt for theformer choice. If ECS DA ;as established in 198X by t
social an d econormiic chaos is to be avoided, OECS Authority (H-eads of Government
.it s available limiete'd resources must be with it- princpal mandate to encourage
ONE MRATEGY Wffil AREAT POENTIA TO BE
l IPUSUEDiwls.TO eEATHiRDCI
Iput behind the "potential iminers". promoted ar develop the export of goods
ian sri pviceF fromnT M .m.h.r IState
SAccoding to the Report, one strategy with
great potential to be pursued is to gear the
productive sector to produce for the Totuism
sector To this end, the w ood sector is
to b geared to production for the tourist
market with S select few to target niche
markets in the export fumiture sector.:
\ thesam^rdcforin nfder de fsawdedIt
a.nd- 4 tS? n EC SE DA says,
1emrtKtant shawn mtpmfrhears rho
.s pmn&. q.age and 4,aSO ,t
IThe Agency says marketing by, itself ill
not provide the export volumes needed to
support economic development..
BISHOPi From Pae 4
'the death sentences had been commued.
This had been done, he said, on the advise
ocf te Ad visor Committee on the Pre-
rogatin e of Mercy, a Committee for which
|the Grwnada Cortitution mf es provision.
n the interview w i Dr Aleais, he said the
question of parole for the Maurice Bishop
Fotuteen is not goveme by written law in
otate, T-i iot. lax j-i- n-
According to ths Report, the OECS manu-
fctmring sector employs bout. 11,500
persons with an average enterprise em-
ployIent of about 5 per-sos.
EreadiAg The Set Target
In 1992, expt sales were EC.$19.G7
million, exneeding the- se. target by s.ormI
27%. However, th.e trade deficit between
the COECS andr. the More Developed Count-
nes of the bbe C nbbean C onunity (Jamaira,
Trindad & Tobago, Barbados and Guyana)
continues to gr:'.
In 19 1, that deficit stood at EC $79 million
and, in 199G, it had groun to EC$247
terms of -an Act of Pariat-ment or a Court
decision, but wvo!d be regulated by practice.
Froam faq '4Aeswa -?S& m s a
-.r tle A&riyAu& m; andb the
rea pkjayzk are to fe ha! -for the
nswis kr f' r tr qu ns& oil
pIfamf SfeiiA&Wa "
igaids e ce mhIen-er t msaS
The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 6
?fTT TT I --I"
iD F il3 ^W ii Ji
_Cl '- _' KU
tRather than prepare to pul-out, Saest has
repeatedui demonstrated its coEmmirtm nt t he
kindw ards by- preparing to mret the Chalenags
of the sver-changin j European 1MarLst
j EEST INDUSTRIES LTD, "Rather than prepare t pt llpout", the i eas
S-the buyers of, arnd Maketing. says, "Geest has repeatedly demonstrated itR
Agents for all Windad i Islands conrm-it:nment to the Windvards by preparing
bann.anas, has expressed concern to meet the challenges of the ever-changinx
over vhat the CompanY called "peris tent European Market."
rumours" that it is "pulling c uf of the Has Entered Into Joint Venture
Z 7Haa nuaamaS amr earnel
wt&ot Afbufru&w' a press
release says, "sadf e assS- -
| ammsryureztmtvatt ar
rsha tIe en/sk Bsaiea hB-
dusjsknythe ikdnsrf Maawtr
tke Eroj Sz Maze#AA
dz *YA h g I ffas w ffL. Y..
ff 1 24AL16WA? ~
following thee cent an-
nouncernent by Geest that,
As ;an example of this, the release says Geest
"opened new ripening facilities and
has entered into joint ventures and
Partnerships throughout Europe to
I -'erisur the distribution network is in
"place for Wmd'vars fuidt.
.. Two ne: larger ships with refriger-
: -,ation facilities have been introduced to
MR- MICHAEL DOV
because of a drop in profits, -and tne eed
to meet the challenge of the nerw Banana
Regime '- -ow n place in Europe, the
Company had been forced into a ration
alisation of adrnirtratve and staff fct
Would Be Cut Back
To this end, the announcement s aid, sta-ff
members vould b be c.t tk ty 16 (about
15% of all employees accoi.rinr& to an
infonr-ed souire), this move w' ill affect tIh
G'.eest Offices in each of the 'Vindiard
Island s and ;7ill take effect on October 1st.
Geest now stresses that these staff cutbacks
do not indicate the Company is "pulling-
ooqt" but simply are a part of the cost-cutting
-id restnjtmaing vbich all sections of the
I Indrstrv have to face.
handle products of the islands'
agi cuitral diversification
J pbrograrnmes, the release
DALL says, adl te Coipany is
heavilyl involved vith the Banana
Growers Associations in "Operation 2000".
This i progmi me which covers nearly
'l.Wi.nd J. Islands fruit, the release explains,
and consequently improve the price of the
ruit on the European market.
On a mreent, visit to the Windvards, the
release says, Geest Chairman, Mr Michael
Doydail, and Mr Leonarid van Geest, assured
Government Officials, the Banana Ass-
ociations and the Press of tIh Comparn's
continuing commitmrent to the Banana
The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 7
P T& iT Nfl
The daemantdC for Grenudian cocoa is far greater
thai the s upp!ij, anm tKis provides a stosmy
incsistnwe for increased production
a MsM-,R GEORGE BRIZAN.
rea-'a'as Mifristerof Agii-
lltue I t s said the GCe-
1 n sn nada C oco-a Association can
ISongItatle itself 'on its operations in t-h
Mr Brizan said the demand for Grenadian
cocoa is far greater than the supply, and this
provides a strong incentive for increased
crop year ending 3t. Septembe.r .199 The world market pnce for cocoa dropped
in 1t992 to its lowest level in 20
"P'fJ ? ofa.,nfa hre.ap upI~am ye ~as, ti M Minister said, but he
29mdflwAonrmts. Zee?-iA-kain has been infrmed tlat the
puat n&ia : he said, "anjt- present price is S.80 per
Wof or :I tpeimAd VMS d4 '," C9fl A metric ton, afi. v hichis 33%
t"_. * igiher than it vas 6 months ago.
ThS a me S ome thi~rg
Th Minister's rem ars . t The Mini ster stressed the need
Ta12 on, Snm- ---.. theP.
were made on Sep-te- 4 to be frugal in the face of
h ber 23r: s he ad- .- this price upSving and
Ih said he is informed a si-mlar MR SEORGE BRIZAN
increase may be eXpected in the Lcuent -year. so ietw ss# n fir M* rtiayp
if all goes -7ell in 1994, he said, the Ind1rustr
v-ill be back to an an--al production of 4
Million pound -s ith piospects of e-en
Is A Good Product
Grenadian cocoa os a god product, Mr
Brian said, and Mars Incorporated, one of
the largest chocolate mianufacttuirs in the
United states recentlyas sho aninte t-
in this p ,r.duct
That company has run tests on Grmnadian
cocoa, the Minister said, the product has
been foclnd to be e -mellent, ind, wit a viev
to sales negotiation, talks vith the manage-
Iment of Ma-n' Incorporated ar scheduled
ft;or early next ,year
I ---~ -~i iY-. ~ IC~L
dsa'"he said, oriet& dvy vken thersd s
Acc oring t tthe overviev of the Ass-
ociation's Chairman, Mr Raymond Rush,
circulated to the neieting, the International
Cocoa Market lhad production deficits of
64. 00 metic tons ard 102,000 metic tons
respectively in 19-92 arn 1993, reducing
world stocks to a 5.5 month supply of 1.1
An even greater deficit is expected in 1993/
94 the Overviev say, resulting, for the first
tire in five years, in a fall in total world
stocks to a fi:Sr, below I million metric
Plmase See COCOA Pare 8
L Cf (t
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 8
I8IIE2PM AF2 DIIGfIITW
The Police katie a certaitw amount of power aind
the exercise of power needs to be carejulty
manoitored at Ka times
of Police, Nestor Ogivie, said
in an interview vith
6 NEWSLETTER onp -
September 17th that every Police
Force could benefit firom -n
evaluation of the subject, "Hu- 1 0S
man Dignity And The Polce".
The Comrmss or s remarksvexe s
made at the conclusion of a five- :...
day workshop held in Girnada on .
this therm. Mr Ogiivie said there
is no specific instance which
pointed to a need for .,
such a workshop to be .
held in Grenada, but. .-
he considered it -
"tinmelt" in that it had. ~.
never been done before- NES
COCOA From Page 7
"M ost rrnzet observers believe the 1 million
tonne level is the point at which manu-
facturers will start buying aggressively," tihe
Overview says, "resulting in an upward
movement of prices.
Iss sake m B1993 at EC/SIf arlAn$
as cnm~araf sA KC$Zf amon m
19S FnM wSSe s anawo E$5
ram&w and ECH57 7S Ifi66) maZAjm
Eiavgweiy W Evw adnmaueed A) Arnare
Eclloving deduction of expenses, the net
operating "loss" i 1992 vas EC $364,992
and, in 199., E $235.941.
" ZT Pf ole M a & ere&m samomt oi
,poa, 'he said, '"ad & eranie a
lpowvr iai to l? cmmttfjnawn-
taFnd at a ff ae *
This workshop was conducted on
Sthe basis of a course developed and
presented by the John Jay College
Sof Cnrninal Justice attached to the
i City University of New Yoit, and
S as sponsored by the United States
Depa-rtment .of Justice Inter-
S.-- national Criminal Investi-
. native Training Ass-
.g r a m m e
HIONER OF POLICE
investigative capabilities in democrmcies in
Latin Amencra and the Canibbean, and is
under the operational authority of the Deputy
Attorney Gene al.
According to an ICITAP spokesman, the
course on "Human Dignity arnd the Police"
Pleae See POLICE Page 9
In 1992, the Association received EC $1.09
million dollars from the STABEX (Pnce
Stabilisation) fund of the European Com-
munity. Mr B izan told the meeting that
S TAB EX for this yearshould have been paid
in September but a bureaucratic omission in
Brussels created a delay. Paynent is
expected later this year.
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 25th September 1993 Page 10
NEWS SHORTS From Page 9
to the United Nations, has been named a
Vice-President of the 48th Session of the
General Assembly which will sit shortly and
run until December.
Japanese Studying Sites For
Artisanal -Fisheries Complex
A seven-man team from Japan is currently
studyingsites forconstructionof anArtisanal
Fisheries Complex to be used to process fish
for the local market and for export.
Don't write "West
That space divides,
Let's write "Westin
SProud symbol of o0
The team, which has had discussions vi
Prime Minister Nicholas Brathvaite, Agri-
culture Minister George Brizan and Pemi-
ament Secretary in the Ministry of Finance,
Dr Cadyle Mitchell, is expected to complete
its work by October 17th.
Seventeen Scholarships To
Seventeen Greradians are to be awarded
scholarships to study at the Urjvesity of
the West Indies.
According to the Goverrnrent Information
Service (GIS), these scholarships are ftmded
by the German Government, the British
Development Division, the Canadian
Training Avards Project and the Com-
monvealth Fund For Technical Co-
Richmond Hill Prison Shows
Good Examination Results
Six inmates of the Richmond Hill Prison sat
the last Cambridge Ordinary Level Exam-
inations,,riting 20 subjects and receiving
18 passes, a success rate of 90%.
Indies" with a space,
it's out of place.
dies" as we should,
These statistics are published by the
Government Information Service (GIS)
which reports that, in the Cambridge
Advanced Level examinations, seven
students wrote 12 subjects and received 8
passes, a success rate of 66%.
According to GIS, most of the tutors are
inmates others elves and the examination
subjects most commonly sat are sociology,
economics, human and social biology, com-
merce, mathematics, English language and
Students have been handicapped by a lack
of adequate access to textbooks and related
materials, GIS says, but, in 1994, it is hoped
to add Spanish, French and the Law to the
/ ~ us ges
th Sptemaber 1993
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