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A. & C. Hughes
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Page 32


SDate Page

12th Ralph Thompson loses decis-ion i. '
application before the High'Court .. ;
for a Writ of Habegs Corpus.'' ,
(See June 19th, July 'i2sti October
28th, 29th, November 28th) ,

12th Non-resident Swedish Ambassador to i,-
Grenada, Eric Tennander, leaves.
(See December 6th, 9th-)

18th Caribbean Development Bank apok6vea t" ;,
loans to:-.the Grenada Development

19th Deposed Prime Minister Bxidc airy;'sr.' 'd
p-%sport. withdrawn by the Peoples
Revolutionary Gobernment.

19th Professor Stanley Cyrus* passport


13.12.80 .16

13.12.80 .8

"I.12.80 10

S13.12.-6 10

27th Harold Strachan Day observed.' ;31.i2.80 1.

30th industrial dispute develops between
the Seamen & Waterfront Workrs Uhion '.
and the Peoples Revolutionary .. -
Government. ; ,
(See December 31st) 31.12.80 1

21st The Peoples Revolutonary Governmesnt
overrules the objections of the:.i'Saen .
& Waterfront"Workers Union in the
industrial dispute 0onw the docks.i rd-i,-
(See December 30th)"...*,. :
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Alis Hughes
December 19804-
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,. GRENADA NEWSLETTER Chronological Catalogue of Bvynta. 1980
Page 30

D ate

23rd. Joint funeral of 5 young men killed on
November 17th.
(See February 13th (2-entries), 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th,
21st, 24th, 25th (2 entries), May 1st,
4th, 8th (2 entries), 9th, 12th 26th,
29th,. Ju.y 2nd, 4th, 9th, September
19th,-November 17th, 20th, 28th)

27th Carib Breweries Ltd holds Annual General,
Meeting. :

28th Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus
ro Ralph Thompson'heard:.
(See June 19th, July 21st, October 28th,
29fth December 12th.)


15.11.80 27

15.11.80 12
29.11.80 9

28th T7o wanted men, Glen Simon and Wilber
Charles, shot and killed by the Security
(See;Febru'ary 13th (2 entries), 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th,
21st, 24th, 25th (2 entries)m May- st'
41.'t, 3th (2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th; '
2f ", July 2nd, 4th, 9th, September 19th .
November 17th, 20th, 23rd) 15,11.80

?8th Seminar sponsored by the Council of
Churches of Grenada opens in Grenada; .,
(See November 29th) .

29th Semin..r -sponsored by the Council of
Churches; in Grenada closes.
(Se.e November 28th)

L0th The Peoples Revolutionary Government sends'
the Barbados Government a message on the
occasio ,- ,-f Barbados 14th anniversary of
indepe:. x 'ce.


1st A seminar on the Caribbean Regional PFoc'
Plan opens in Trinidad,.
(See December 5th)

1st Grenada born Cuthbert Woodroffe, visits
Grenada for the first time as Anglican
Archbishop of the Westindies.
(See December 7th, ll1th)

1st President Ronald Reagan of the United
States replies to Prime Minister Bishop's
congratulatory message.
(See November 10th)

1st A delegation from the German Democratic
Republic arrives at Grenada.
(See December 4th)




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THE G#ggjDA &BWN WUTER Qhi ojog1gA1a C ril z a u f Events 1980
Page 33


Date Page

2nd Attorney General & Ministe vof 'Legal
Affairs, Kendrick Radix, accuses
Alister Hughe- of the GRENADA NEWSLETTER,
in his capacity as correspondent for the
Caribbean .aws Agency, as quoting -him? oit
of context.
(See December 3rd)

3rd Attorney SGeferal & Minister of Legal
Affairs, Kendrick Radix, makes statement
at invitation of Alister Hughes.
(See December 2nd)

4th Mr G RE Bullen, Grenada's Ambassador to
Sweden, presents his credentials to Kimng
Carl Gustav.

4th Delegation from the German Democratic
Republic leaves.
(S2e. Pepnber 1st)

5th Mr Err, Thione, Budget Advisor from the
International Monetary Fund, leaves.

5th Seminar in Trinidad on the Caribbean
Regional Food Plan closes.,
(See December 1st)

6th Mr Eric Tennander, non-resident Swedish
Ambassador to Grenada, arrives.-
(See December 9th, ~,th)

7th Atrc'Tshop of the Westindies, Cuthbert
Wood ofee, j*aches in the St.Georges
Anglican Church.
($ee December Ist I't1h)

9th Mr Eric Tennahder,. non-resident Swedish
Ambassador to Grenada, presents his
(See December 6th, o12th)

9th Preventive b6tention Tribunal resumes
sittings. ..

9th Mr Karl-Heinr Rouette, non-resident
Ambassador to Grenada of the Federal
Repablic of Germany, pays official
(See December 10th)

10th Mr Karl-Heinz Rouette, non-resident
Ambassador to Grenada of the Fereral
Republic of Germany, leaves.
(See December 9th)

11th Archbishop of the Westindies, Cuthbert
Woodroffe, returns to St.Vincent.
(See December 1st, 7th)'


United Kingdom seminar on Management &
National Development closes.
(See November 18th)

Seminar on biogas production concludes

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ie GREBNAA NBMLLETWR Chronologica Catadq of Ev*
Page -6

MARCH. ,*'.

Date PaZe

1st Government owned nightclub., "El Sombrero",
opens to business s

1st Grenada business of the Canadian lipekial
Bank of Canada becomes vested in the Peoples
Revolutionary Government..
(See January 23rd, February 28th, 29th) .

Ist Grenada Tourism delegation at opening of
Berlin International Tourism Exchange.
(gee March 7th) .- *

4th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop announces that'
Grenada policemen are to be trained in a
Caribbean country. ...
(See June 3rd)

5th Grenada establishes diplomatic relations with
the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos

6th United States ,uilt-,fishing, bo t,- "Alister-,
arrives for the Peoples Revolutionary -

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29. 3.80

29. 3.80

29. 3.80

7th Berlin International Tourism Exchange closes.
(See March,.1st) 29..

9th Construction of International Airport at
Point Saline officially launched. -

9th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop says that,
if there was no Cuban revolution, there
could not have been aGtenadian or
Nicaraguan revolution.

.ith, More equipment arrives :rom Cuba for
construction of International Airport at
Point Saline : '

Sth Package of ammunition alleged to have been
posted in Canada on this date to Layne
Phillip, one of 6 persons arrested and
charged with bomb:blast murder of:June 19th.
(See 4une 19th, July ZLst, 22nd, 24th,
September 2ndl,--., :

3th First anniversary of the revolution

13th Prime Minister Maurice iBishop addresses,
rally at Queens .Prk. :

13th Pr minister Maurice Bishop complains of
harassmentt" at Grantly Adams and Piarco

**3th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop declares thal
the Caribbean is not a part of America's
"backyard".I ,.

3th Prime Minister Michael Manley of Jamaica
addresses rally at Queens Park

z:i Senor Daniel Ortega of the ruling junta in
Nicaragua addresses rally at Queens Park.

22. 3.0o

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THE QfMWQL A EWSLEITEhR- Ch ronLogqical Catalogue of BEv*t Q, 1Q


16th Prime Minister Maurice giahop g:ives reasons
for qaosure of the "Catholic Focus" newspaper
by the Peoples Revolutionary Government.
(See Februairy 10th, 11th, 24th). 2

17th Mrs Florence Alexis thanks the Peoples
Revolutionary Governmenrt for, the release of
her husband, detainee Hubert Alexis.
(See February 14th, 16th) I

1Kli ,.Japanese Ambassador to Grenada Mr Akira, Makayama,
presents"his credentials.
(See February 15th)- '.

Date '14

3. 3.80. "14

14 68,0 13

18th Government owned sawmill goes into operation .

21st Grenada businessman return from Cuba.
(See February 13th) 23. 2.80 *2

22nd Dion Modeen Mohammed, third grandchild of the
Editors and Publishers of theGRENADA NEWSLETTER,
Alister and Cynthia Hughes, born. 2.-80 28.

22nd Miniature submarine reported seen on east coast 23. 2.80

23rd Grenada Rotary Club East gives the Peoples'
Revolutionary Government a dental clinic

23rd Technical & Allied Workers Union calls Annual
General Meeting.
(See March 15th. ....

23. 2.-80

29. 3.80

24th Statement from Roman Catholic Bishop Sydney"
Charl l're closure of "Cathdlic Focus'" ewspapeV!','-'
read 1i all Roman Catholic Churches.
(See February 10th, llth, 16th) 23. f

28th Jonas .Browne & Hubbard Ltd hold Annual General I
Meeting; Managing Director Mr Fred Toppin reports
negative growth rate in physical volume of the
Company's sales -



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2.80 15

). 5 80 14 1

28th Peoples Law 8/1980, authorising the Pedples
Revolutionary Government to purchase the'Grehadar'.
business of the Canadian Imperial Bank-of Commerce,'
(See January 23rd, February 29th, March 1st)29. I3.80

Peoples Law 8/1980 (re purchase of Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce) gazetted.
(See January 23rd, February 28th, March Ist)29. 3,80 *

Magistrate Mrs Holly DaBreO resigAns
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L. GRSNAS NBWSLWilJR ;*Chnoloqical Ctatalo of BuVext j
Page 4

FERUAf Y (),ont Id)

Date Pag
13th. Anti-Peoples Revolutionary Government
resolution passed, by.d4iss4e.t ina the Tivo4, ,
St.Patricks area.
(See February 13th, 16th(2 entriess, March 14,
April 19th, Aprl& 21st 2'4th. 5thb entries)
May 1st, 4th, 8th (2 entrie), :9t th, 36th,
29th, July 2nd, 4th, 9th, September 19th, 3'-
November 17th, 20th, 23rd, 28th) 10. 5.80. 7

13th Venezuelan Technical Mission visits


Grenada Businessmen visitCuba.
(See February 21st)

23. 2.80 25

234 2.80 26,

13th Minister of Agriculture Unison Whiteman
announces that workers on Government estates
are to e given t m6dnthly report on profits
and expenses of these estates and are to get a
share of the profit.. ''23.


2. 80 26

Mrs Florence Alexis, wife of detainee Hubert
Alexii, af ealf '0 Primd Winister Maurice
Bishop in c6hnnecion c ith the health of her
(See February 16th, 17th)

15th Japanese Ambassador to Grenada, Mr Akira -
Makayama, arrives at Grenada.
(See Febriiy 18th) ,
15th .Mr Lyden Rasdhanny, Chairman of the. Grenada
Cocoa Association, describes the success
of the Association 1 trading year ended 30th
September .919 4'a "fantastic"
16th !Detainee Hubert Alexis released
(See February 14th, 17th)

loth Keys of tiver Antoitie estate returned jo
owners :
(See February 13th (2 entries) 16th,
March 14th, April 19th,.21st; 24th
25th (2 entries), 'May 1 t, 4th, 8th
(2.'entries);i.9th, 12th, 26th, 29th,
.July 2nd, 4th, 9th,-September l9th,
ovember 17th,. 20th, 23rd, 28th

16th lvan Bhola and Kenneth Budhlall hold first
meeting with owners of River Antoine estate
(See February 13th (2 entries) 16th
March 1At April 19th, 21pt, 24th,,25th
(2 entries). May 10t, 4th, 8th
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th, 29th,
"July 2nd, 4th, th, Aeptember 19th,
..November 17th, 20th, 23rd, 28tAh)
16th Prime.Minister Maurice Bishop accuses
Dominican priests of being "counter-
revolutionaries" .

16th Prime Minister. Maurice Bishop attacks
th. Life Stun y Fellowship organita$ on
f ?r-otony Codnep.tAU*t, U A.

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JANUARY (cont 'd)


28th Prime idr'-MuiceBishe akds e&tbm@n 7
on the Afganistan question. A't r.2. 2.80 2.
28th Me*NeS4I Shod1Ui Gd da lbs x \ (' .i'
Id fediax t 11)' ) 3 ;r A 2. 2.80 19
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1st At this d~a 7 ,persQ erq. W det4ent$on -23. 2.80 201,
l si,,. **s :" * ." ." ",** + + .. . ,- < 7.r *
.Is~, law 9q the Sea Conference opens .4 jrt Kitts
(See February 2nd) 23 2.80 25

2nd "The Free Wt -.1p.ind aJn. pN, repo s that ,the,
Royal Grenada 'oioe ^prq "ph i. an.w' .
"image" J2'. 2.80 lif
2nd Law of the Sea Conference in St Kitts closes
(See February 1st) ..... ...:. ...23. 2.80 .25
6th,, BointSqaline International Airport Projpct
manager, Mr Ron Smith, addresses the Grenada
Chamber oa Co ie7ce l r* ..+ : n3. 2.,8Q 10 l
6th Chamber o Comperce Pre.s i reoff.ray .,, A
ompson disclosed that .is ,, ha ,
monthly' meetings with Minister of Fnance Bernam "i
Coazd. .. ... .. .: .: -. l 2.80 17
th 6th Anniversary of Grenada T independence
celebrated. _N___- "I Nr t)$ SE TTR'
story report that the celebrations were held
on February St.. ; 23.. 2.80. 2 ,
8th Grenada Publihers At.d 4p roach heI iopi!es
Revolutionary Gqvernpent re ithe 'lifting 'of tlhe ..
ban on the "To;ghlight" newspaper .
. (.. March 31iTj..bay.2Ist), -v.'i ., 19-. 4,80 ..1
10th First issue of "Catholic Focus" newspaper
p ub l is h e d .'i,+ .' i+ 1 L ^ ; : i -, : . 4!. .. .,-
(See "FA ,titay'T 2 3. 2.80 1, "1
11th The Peopis '-Revolutio iiry'6vernmdri: jses, .i.
the "Catholic Focu newspa.r '" -
(See February 3Ot h t6 24f 23. 2.80 141
ilth Cubai Ambassadork 4 GrenAda,t -iiam Tor
Rizo, visits Dominica -. 231 2.80 24
13th River Antoine estate Hiacked'. Q ,:; ,
"'" e February 13th, 16th, March 14th,
April 19th, 21st, 24th, 25th ( 2 entries)
May 1st, 4t1ih- 8' "(t* en Z ies) ht .l.hLM 'l '""
26th, 29th"'' +*I' 'hVI'-4il I' '-eteSmtrl
S. vember 17th, 20tWc, ontrdinue- ?d 23. 2.80 I

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S SLETT Chrooteial Cataloue of Bv NtI 190

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:; NUARY- oridt d1

4th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop leaves for'tour
of.:Middle "Iast. '
See Jaruary 27th) : J

4th Statutory Rule & Order (dated 31.12.79)
confiscating shares he ldy q ,ter Otley in
Spice Island Inn gazetted. .

7th Government-,j ormation Seryice p lisjes'
'Fact Sheet' Atganista"- -



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2. 2.80

.2. 2.80

I"Trinidad Guardian" new papae; publishess
allegation that Trinidadia;l* are be trained
n- AGrenada "as" jueri'llAs. bn t

The -eiples Revolurti'anry-GvGte B T ftIes

^I writ in Trinidad against the Trinidad
publishing Co Ltd. jihc ion in "Trijidad
Guardian" of Jarduay.. t .....
(See January 9th) 2. 2.80 _

Ipth Spice Island Inn Ltd buy' Interntational
Airport Bonds 2. 2.80 12

.1Oth 19thW asteti.ia,&eet'ig it-the 'West Indies "
Associated States Council opens in.Antigua 2. 2.80 16.

12th Minister of Health & Housing. forris Bain. .
loqyeg fewlobaniaf tf8f d latin 0 '. 2.80 19
4 -,> .. ",' :? -'" ( ; .... "':" 9
1th Prime MiASter tMaurice Bishop aoPd .
EC$ ]A oa mU taka1Ada e,.t6:.IMsn 2. 2.80 M9

Nh. -G o, m em er.. of I'nternational Fund' ...
1 oi fo l3ra aBv46pat 2. 2.80 16

o Scenoo o nnds
S4 ti t 3 1 r1- ,i .80 12

?a Brithif l Al feitr Af urance Company buys
international Airport Bonds 2. 2,8 10

A;st brnaidas Aiassador to Cuba, Mr Richard
ii Jacp presents his dz ntsldGf Havana 2. 2.80 16

S t SyndT opens in Grenada
S ee January 28th) AT 2. 2.CO 19

ples ,Revolutionary Government signs
t, with' the Canadian Imperial Bank
erce to purchase the Bank's business
ada. t '- ; '. .. c t
February 28th,29th, March t- a. ... .29.

i expe5 x ;9s I1nternatientl
rand Bold disiM ohsh with Minister
ice, Bernard Coa *'

Minister Maurice Bishop returns from
,Middle East
January 4th)t-

2. 2.89 1

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Minister Maurice Bishop announces that
A, .Lybiae, ryfoift i4 q nueg Granad&
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THE GREIADA NEWSLETTER:' -: crtel o l CAtalfya... o Events 1980.

t, (cont'd)

16th Regional workshop campin Cuba ends.
(See July 3rd)

16th Scholarship students return from Cuba
on vacation. *

16th Claude Cheysson, Commissioner of the
European Communities, arrives on
(See July 17th (2 entries)

17th Claude Cheysson, Commissioner of the
European Communities, holds prss,.
conference in Grenada'.
(See July 16th, 17th)"

17th Claude Cheysson, Commissi.ner of ;the
Eur9pean Communities, leaves.
(See July 16th, 17th)

17th 6th AnnuadlsConference of Caribbean
Community Health Ministers closes.
S(See July 15th) ...

17th Dr Philip Boyde, Chief':of the Health
Section of th& Caribbean Compunity,
Secretariat .holds press conference in
Grenada., .;

Date Page

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21st Fitslyn Joseph, Grace Augustxne, 'Roland ,
Budhlall, Kenneth Budhlall, Russel
Budhlall and Layne Phillip charged with
the 19th Jihe bomb blast-murder of
Laurice Humphrey and Lorraine, Phillip.
(See June 19th, July 22nd,24th,
September 2nd) 1

21st Ralph Thompson transferred from Fort
Rupert to Richmond Hill Prisons.
i(See June 19th, October 27th, 28th,
29th, November 28th, December 12th) 1

21st Bernadette Bailey, third bomb blast
victim dies.
(See June 19th, July 22nd, 24th,
September 2nd) 1

22nd Six persons charged with bomb blast'
murder of Laurice Humphrey and Lorraine
Phiilip appear before a magistrate
for the first time
(See June 19th, July 21st, 24th
September 2nd)
.(Note Until December 31st, they had
appeared before a magistrate every
Tuesday morning)

22nd The Cuban Embassy in Grenada cables
the Government of Dominica offering
(See July 30th)'

23rd G ?R F Bullen, Grenada's Ambassador to
the European Economic Community,
presents his credentials.. 1

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THE t .NSb TTERp CllBQEpLpla _Ca p '_ei

AUCLST (coat'd)

Date Page


The Peoples Revolutionary Government
enacts the Passport Law Peoples .Law
No. 40. .
(See August %th,.26th, 27th, 2,9th

8th The Passport Law, Peoples Law no 40,
(See August 5th, 26th, 27th, 29th, .

15th The Nqw .ewel'Movement London Support,
Group alleged, by the "Beacon" newspaper
of. Barbados, to have passed a.xesolution
on this date calling on the Peoples
Revolutionary Government to hold general
(See September 19th)

15th Geest Industries Ltd estimates Banana
Industry recovery from hurrAcane damage
by April 1981.
(See August 4th, 15th)

15th Minister of Agriculture. Unison Whiteman
estimates hurricane "AlleA" damage to
Grenada's crops at'EC$15.48 million.
(See August 4th, 15th)

15th Minister of Agriculture .nison Whiteman
discloses that Grenada will seek emergency
hurricane aid from the United Sttes of
America. 1

16th Director of Public Proseoutions, Desmond
Christian,, leaves Grenada.
(See August 31st) 3

16th Venezuelan Government present Grenada with.
.a navigational radio beacon at Pearls
Airport. 1

16th The "Free West Indian" newspaper makes
charges against Grenada Electricity
Services Ltd.
(See August 23rd, 27th)

19th Delegation from the Tourist Board leaves
for tour of West Germany. 1

19th Ex-Venezuelan -dictator, Marcos.,Perez
Jiminez, visits Grenada. 3

22nd Top management workshop held for
senior Government officials -

22nd Proposed date for departure of Christian
Church group to Cuba.
(See August 30th, September 15th) 3


'The: "Fge' qWest Indian" newspaper makes
charges against Grenada Electricity
Services Ltd.
(See August 16th, 27th)

30. 8 480

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THE GRE3NAA, NEWSLElT'ER Chrio]tb _iI Catlgue,.of ._R .

-** *- *-, <** .* *Da-tft fy

Registrar of High Court, EC Wilkinson
resigns. :



1st The Central Water Authority raises
metered rates b3y 1I000%

2nd Reginald Dowe, President pfthe
Technical & Allied Workers Union,
(See October 9th)

2nd Attorney Gen eal & *inisterb r Legal
Affairs, Kenisck Rddix, a&sgres
magistrate that every efort' is being
made +o bring the 6 person! accused of
the bomb murder of June 19 t,-_to trial.
(See June 194h.,,Jp,4 gist, 22nd,24th)


Carib 'reweries Ltd withdraws off.r to
purchase the. Coca Cola plant seized by,
the Peoples Revolutionary, $ovexnment from
W E Julien & Co Ltd following aa ,
industrial dispute and strike.'

4th Grenadh4i Permanent Representative to the
United Nations, Caldwell Tayloc, presents
his credentials.

4th: British High Commissioner to Grenada,
J. Stanley Arthur, presents his
credentials. ..

6th G'R E Bullen presents his credentials
as Grenada's Ambassador to the Syrian

7th Labour seminar opens in Grenada
(See September 20th)

8th Grenadh Bbys Secondary Schobl fails to
reopen as scheduled due to shortage of
(See September 22nd)

8th tuban S'prts Specialists begin one month
programme of visits to schools and
recreation areas.

9th Non-reiident Commissioner':of Cyprus to
Grenada, Michael Sherifis, presents his

13thW V4estindian novelist, George. Lamming,
holds 'press conference in Grenada'.

15!' Cuban Embassy in Grenada writes NEWSLETTER
with referpnce'to visas. for Christian
Church group to visit Cuba.'
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22nd Grenada Boys Secondary School reopens
(See September 8th)

23rd Meeting of Commonwealth Ministers of
Finance opens in Bermuda.

24th The Peoples Revolutionary government
issues Statutory 'Rule'& rder 8/1980 .
prohibiting the importation of South
Affidan goods.
(See September 20th, 26th)

25th Non-resident.Argentine Ambassador .to-:
Grenada, Juna A Lanari,,:presents'h4s
credentials. .:

25th Team from Grenada Tourist Board holds
seminar. in Loa Angeles, U:.S A.
(See September 20th, 21st, 22nd)

25th Fire at Magistratest Court, Gtenvil e '

26th Statutory Rule & Order 8/1980,
prohibiting the import; of South African
goods, gazetted
(See September 20th, 24tt) .. ..

27th Bomb explosion at St Patricks. .


27th Anti-Government pamphlet distributed.._ *
(Se September 18th, Nyvember 6th '

29th Terrorism (Prevention) Law Peoples.
Law 46/1980 passed.,
(See October 3rd),. .

30th Minister for Health, Norris Bain,
announces new working arrangements for
government employed doctors
(See September 18th, Octoezr 1st)

30th Minister of Health in the Government of
the Sahara Arab mocratic Republic "
arrives on official visit. Diplomatic..
reIations established.
(See October 1st.)

30th Palime Buxo, Secretary for Tourism,
resigns from the Peoples Revolutionary
(See October 16th),. .

30th Dr Bexrnard Gittens, Secretary for Health, .
expresses the opinion that the St.Georges
University School of Medicine needs
upgrading. .

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Page 22

SEPTEMBER (cot td) ,
: Date age
f1th Colville WBarnett appointed Deputy" "
Secretary for Information.
(See September 19th) 20. 9.80 17

13th Agreement reached by the Peoples
Revolutionary Government with government
employed doctors to discontinue private
practice ,at hospitals and public health
(See September 30th, October 1st) 20. 9.80 6

18th Anti-Government pamphlet distributed
(See September 27th, November 6th) 20. 9.80 3

19th Wanted Man, Joseph Charles, killed by
the Security Forces.
(See February 13th (2 entries),
February 16th (2 entries), March 14th,
April 19th, 21st, 24th, 25th entriesie)
May 1st, 4th, 8th (2 entriet),9th, 1X2th
26th, 29th, July 2nd, 4th, 9th,
November 17th, 20th, 23rd, '8th 20. 9.80 2

19th Appointment. of CopVtlle McBarnvtt aS
Deputy'Secret ary Tfo' Information gazetted. *"
(See September 18th). 20, 9.80 17

1,th The official publication of the Barbados
Labour Party, the' "Beacot" 'q hti-; 'i
Peoples Revolutionary Goverhm.nt "
s t a t e m e n t sh . : : : ' '. . ..'
(See August 15th)

Ith The Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union hol,.s
Annual General Meeting.

'th The Seamen & Waterftont .Workers Uiion
amends its Constitution to 'exclude *
Gc'vert. ment ministers s from its Executive

tOth Labour seminar closes'
(See' September 7th)

.Oth Tourist .Board team leaves for North
America. promotional tour.
(See September 21st, 22nd, 25th)

3Oth The "Free West Indian" newspaper reports
Sputh African goods on sale at
(See September 24th, 26th)

31st Team foqm QGrenada Tourist Board holds
seminar'in'Toronto, Canada.
(See September 20th, 22nd, 25th)

22nd Ministerof Agriculture, Unison Whiteman,
leaves Gre'nada to attend meeting of the
Board of Directors of the Inter-American
Institute of Agriculturaf Sciences.

>?kd Team from Grenada Tourist Board holds .
sci.-inar in Chicago, U S A. .
(See September 20th, 2ist, 25th)

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23rd Three important detainees (George ,Donpvan,
Chrysler Thomas & Albert ,Forsyth) released
together with 10 other detainees.

23rd United States Deputy Chief of Mission at
U S Embassy in Barbados, Mr Virgil P
Randolph .II, declines to comment on the
United States Government refusal to accept
the accreditation of Miss.Dessima
Margaret Williams as Grenada's Ambassador
to the-United States.
(See October 20th)

23rd Caribbean Development Bank'loans to Grenada,
previously authorised by the Bank's
President, formally "noted" by the Board of

25th Russian research vessel, "Corifena" :arrives
(See October 27th, November 10th)

27th Nigeria gives aid to Grenada

'27th ,Peoples Law 52/1980,"amending detention
regulations, gazetted.""
(See June 19th, July 21st,
October 28th, 29th, November 28th,
December 12th)

27th Russian research vessel, "Corifena,",
begins research' $nto bank and reef
fishing .
(See October 25th, November 10th) Commissioner of Prisons,., Pat MaoLeish,
receives Detention Order .for Ralph
(See June 19th, July 21st, Octobor 29th,
November 28th, December 12th)

239th Barrister-at-law, Lloyd Noel, applies to
the High Court for leave to apply for a
Writ of Habeas Corpus on,behalf of Ralph
(See June 19th, July 21st, October 28th,
November 28th, December 12th)

29th 25th Meeting of.the,West Indies Associated
States Council of Ministers opens in

30th The Commission to inquire into Grenada
Electricity Services sworn in.
(See October 2nd, 3rd, llth, 20th,
November 4th, 14th)

30th Government's three-year in-service
training for teachers launched.

31st Mr Norman Manley's Peoples National
Party'loses the Jamaica elections.
(See November 1st) .

-'st De uty High Court Registrar, Miss
Denise Campbell, resigns.

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OCTcfsR cont I'd.)

13th 6th meeting of the Standing Commitoee"
of Caribbean Statisticiabi opens in

13th 7th Triennial Congress of the Caribbean
Congress of Labour opens' 'n Barbados.
(See October 12th, 15th)

14th Mr Justice Archibald Nedd postpones
opening of the Assiz-es. :
(See October 21st, 22nd)
15th The Government owned National Commercial
Bank completes its first year'of

15th -7th. Trienhial Congress of the Caribbean
Congress of Labour closes,
(See October'12th, 13th)

15th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard
discloses that Grenada is to apply for '
an International Monetary Fund loan for
agricultural rehabilitation.

15th Winter Tourist Cruise Season opeis.
(ends 27.5.81)

16th Minister of Tourism,Unison Wbitemniai',
confirms that Miss Palme" Buxb has resigned
from the Peoples Revolutionary b~nienment.
(See September 30th)

20th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop discloses
that the United States Government has
refused to accept the accreditation' bf Miss
Dessima Margaret Williams ,as Grenada's
.Ambassador to the United States.
(See' October 23rd)

20th This date originally proposed for laUt
sitting of Commission of tiquiry it'o
Grenada Electricity Services Ltd
(See October 2nd, 3rd, llth, 20th,
November 4th, 14th.)
20th Caribbean Tourist Association Fall ,
Caribbean Travel'Trade Expositio hcommencep
in North America. -

21st Mr Justice Archibald Nedd postpones
opening of the assized for the second
(See October 14th, 22nd)

22nd Peoples Law 48/1980 controlling export
of "minor spices", passed.

22nd Assizes open
(See October 14th, 21st)

22nd G R E Bullen presents his credentials
as Grenada's Ambassador to the Italian
Republic. :

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quq of Events. 1980

1st Government employed doctors start new
working arrangements in which they are
no longer 'allowed private 'practice at
hospitals and public health centres.
(See September 18th, 30th): ,

1st Minister of Health in the Government of
the Sahara Arab Democratic Republic ends
official visit.
(See September 30th)

2nd Commission of Inquiry appointed to
investigate Grenada'Electricity Services Ltd.
(See October 3rd,;'llth, 20th, 30th,
November 4th, 14th)

2nd Temporary lighthouse at Point Saline
goes into operation.

3rd Terrorism (Prevention) Law Peoples
Law 46/80 gazetted; '
(See September 29th)

3rd Government Gazette axnouices that
Commission of 'Inquiry is to investigate
Grenada'Electricity Services Ltd.
(See October 2nd; llth, 20th, 30th,
November 4th, 14th)

5th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop .makes
national broadcast 're terrorists.

8th Minister of Communications, Works &'
Labour, Selwyn Strachan, leaves Grenada
to-attend 35th Session of the United
Nations Assembly.
(See October 10th) .

Sth Technical & Allied Workers Union elects
James Wardally as Piesident.
(See September 2nd)

10th Non-Resident Netherlands Ambassador to
Grenada, E G Manduro, presents his

10th The Maternity Leave Law- Peoples
Law 53/1980 passed.
(See October 31st)

10th 35th Session of the United Nations
Assembly opens.
(See October 8th)

11th The "New Jewel" newspaper accuses the
Commonwealth Development Corporation
of "ripping off" Grenadians.
(See October '2nd; 3rd, 20th, 30th,
November 4th, 14th)

12th Representatives of the Grenada Trade
Union Council leave for Barbados to
attend 7th Triannual Congress of the
Caribbean Congress of Labous.
(See. October 13th, 15th)

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13th Workshop on the development of traditional
and potential fruit tree crops closes.
(See Novemb r 10th)

14th Grenada Hotel Association holds Annual
General Meeting.

14th Grenada Hotel Association President,
Royston Hopkin, discloses that Grenada's
Norh American tourist market has almost

l:.i Prime Minister Maurice Bishop says
the Point Saline International airport '
may be opened by November 1981.

14th The Barbados Government withdraws its
accreditation of its nob-resident .
Commissioner to Grenada.
(See November 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th,
llth, 16th)

14th Conmie--iion of Inquiry into Grdnada.
l-.ctr.icity Services Ltd has its
9"h sitting. '-',' "
(Gee'October 2nd, 3rd, llth,.20Othy ,
.,jth, November 4th)

14th En- of year (31.3.80) accounts of -the
,aAst Caribbean Currency Authority :
published in Government Gazette.

14th Jie rigeration experts arrive fromW.: -:.
S- hidad to 'conduct survey of the
'oldrnument owned motor vessel
"Albatross III"

16th '.Bloody Monday" commemorated .

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16th Pri' i Minister Maurice bishop verbally
att,-.-ks Prime Minister Tom Adams in,
ad,. ess at public rally
(See November 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th,
1lth, 14th) 2

17th Five young men shot to death in
St. Patricks.
(See February 3th. (2 entries)., 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th, ,
S21st, 24th, 25th (2 entries), May ist,
4th, Bth (2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th,
29th, July 2nd, 4th,; 9th, September 19th,
November 20th, 23rd, 28th.) 2

18th T!'ro Grenadians leave for United Kingdom
to attend seminar on Management &
National Development.
(See December 12th)' ..

20th Students demonstrate to protest killing
of 5 young men on November 17th.
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th,
21st, 24th, 25th (2 entries), May 1st ,-
4th;"8th (2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th,
29th, July 2nd, 4th; 9th, September 19th
November-17th, 23rd, 2.?th.
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8th Prime Minister Mayicep Bishop verbally
attacks Prime Minister Tom Adams at
public meeting.
(See November 4th, 8th, 10th, llth,
14thi 16th)

&th Minister of Agriculture, Tourism,
Forestry and Fisheries, Uniaoin Whiteman,
denied diplomatic privileges at Grantley
Adams airport, Barbados.
(See November 4th, 6th, 10th, 11th,
14th, 16th)

8th Fu6nction organised by the "'Free West Indian"
"newspaper to honour TA Marryshow.

8th Editor of-the "Free West Indian, Don
Rojas, discloses difficulties of his
S(*** see foot of page'): .
Qth Mr W A Redhead honoured by Rotary

10th Prime- Minister Maurice bishop verbally
attacks Prime Minister Tom Adams'of '
Barbados at -a public -meeting.
(See November 4th, 6th, 8th,llth,
14th, 16th)

10th Russia research vessel, "Corifena"'
completes research into bank and reex,
(See October 25th, 27th)

10th Workshop on developmeQnt of traditional
and potential fruit tree crops opens in.
Grenada-. '
(See November 13th) .

10th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop daiives,
the feature address at workshop on.......
development of traditional and potential'
fruit" tree-crops.

-)th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop sends
congratulatory message to President
Reagan of the United States.
(See December 1st)'

1.1th Grenada Ministry of External Affairs
lodges protest with the Barbados '
Ministry of External Affairs.'
(See. November 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th,
14th, 16th)

12th Peoples Law 56/1980, the Petroleum
(Increased Profit Margin) Law,

12th Three-week regional Mechanical
Supervisors Course opens :-n-

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-Fire at the Nutmeg Restaurant.

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Pat 27-

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31st Crown Council, Mr Henry Paryagresignsr"

31st Peoples Law 53/1980, The Maternity Leave *
Law, gazetted.
(See See October 10th)

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..Is-t Mr Daniel Roberts appointed Manager of
the Grenada Development Bank.

1st The "Free West Indian" newspaper attributes
Jamaica's Peoples National Party election
loss to "destabilisation"..
(See October 31st)

-d Prime Minister Maurice Bishop opens art
exhibition at Marryshow House to ai&k the
"--..ning of "Marryshow Week".

3rd 4 :.eminar/workshop on Pest and Pesticide
Management opens in Barbados.
(See November 7th)

4th International Monetary Fund Mission
arrives in Grenada.

4th Conference of the Interamerican Commisaion,
of Women in Dominican Rqpublic closes.
This Conference opened on October 26th.

4th Coi.irission of Inquiry into the Grenada
Electricity Services Ltd has first
evidence-taking session.
(See October 2nd, 3rd, 11th., 20th, 30th,
November 14th)

4th Prir.e Minister Tom Adams of Barbados
calls on the Peoples Revolutionary;
Government to hold elections. .
(See November 6th, 8th, 10th, llth,
14th, 16th)

6th Anti-Government pamphlet distributed.
(See September 19th, 27th)

6th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop accuses
.Prime Minister Tom'Adams of Barbados of
.. :curfying .favour with the United States
.(See November 4th, 8th, 10th, llth,
14th, 16th)

7th Seminar/Workshop in Barbados on Pest
and Pesticide Management closes.
(See November 3rd)

7th Marryshow Day. (Birthday of T A
Marryshow.) ,

D: ate Pa

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AUGLUST jont_!dY
Date Pa
th Rx-Actinhn AttorneV General arid Binister

for Legal Affairs, Lloyd Noel, sends
letter to the. "Free West Indian"
hewspapef criticizing the Passport L, .
Peoples Law No. 40. '
(See August 5th, 8th, 27th, 29th, 30th.30. 8.80

Rodney George, Manager of Grenada
Electricity Services Ltd, holds press
conference to refute charges made by
the "Free West Indian" newspaper.
(See August 16th? 23rd)

Ex-Acting Atto6rny :G'enral and Minister
for Legal Affairs, LtOyd Noel, 'criticizes
Passport Law, 'PeNples Law No. 40, in
interview with NEWSLETTBR.
tSed August 5th, 8th, 27th, 29th,

Phyllis Coard appointed Screitary for
Women's Affairs.
(See Atgust 29th)

Conference on Science & Technology.
opens in Grenada "
(See August 30t) .

The Peoples Revolutionary Government
publishes a statement :attacking Sx-'
Acting Attorney General and Minister
for Legal Affairs, Lloyd Noe;, re his
criticism of the Passport Law, Peoples
Law No. 40.
(See August 5th. 8:thn 2.6h, 27h

Phyllis Coard's appointment as Secretary
for Women's 'Affairs gazetted.
(See August 27th) '30.

Oth NEWSLETTER publishes fact that visas for
Christian Church group to visit Cuba
have not been obtained.
(See August 22nd, September 15th) 30.

30th Editorial in the "Free West Indian"
newspaper attacks Ex-Acting Attorney
General'& Minister for Legal Affairs'
Lloyd Noel re his criticism of-the
Passport Law, Peoples Law N6 40.
"(See-August 5th, 8th, 26th, 27th,
29th) 30.

Mofe equipment arrives from Cuba for
construction of the international

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Resignation of Director of Public
Prosecutions Desmond Chr..stian
takes effect.
(See August 16th)

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. ... . Date Paae

23rd Grenada chosen to represent'the Caribbean
Counties on the Bureau of the'Codnmittee '
of the Africanh Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) Countries. .

thi Brftadette Bailey, third bomb blast victim,
(See June 19th, July 21st, 22nd, .
September 2nd)

25th Diplomatic' relations established with the
Mongolian Peoples Republic.

26th "Free West Indian" newspaper reports
sugar cane smut disease in Grenada

27th 15th Westindies Agricultural Economic
Conference opens in Grenada.
Q(ee August 2nd)

28th Commercial & Industrial Workers Union
holds Annual General Meeting

23th Vincent Noel reelected Pre-sident of the
Commercial & Industrial Workers Uhioni

30th The Cuban embassy. in Grenada writes to
the Government of Dominica offering.
(See July 22nd) Attorney' General & Minister of Legal
Affairs, Kendrick Radix, Grenada's
Ambassador to the United Nations, returns
from a sitting of the United Nations
General Assembly. ,


1st Meeting of the Committee for Cooperation
of the Broadcasting Orgahisation of the
Non-Aligned Movement opens in Sierre. Leone.
(See August 4th)

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Cooperation of the Broadcasting i
Organisation of the Non-Aligned Movement. .20. 9,80

2nd 15th Westindies Agricultural Economic
Conference closes..
(See July 27th)

4th Hurricane "Allen" strikes the Windward
(See August 15th,(2'entries)).
-h Meeting of the Committee fcr Cooperation
of the Broadcasting Organisation of the
Non-Aligned Movement closes.
(See August 1st).
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tate. Paege

2nd Kenneth; Roland and Russel Budhlall captured.
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th ,
"(2'entries), March 14th, April 19th,-21st,
24th, 25th (2 entries), J.May 1st,. 4th, 8th-
(2 entries).,, 9th, -12th, 26th, 29th, July .4th,
9th, September 19th, November ,17th, 20th,-;
23fd, 28th.) 16. 8.80


3rd Regional workshop camp opened in, Cuba;
Grenada Catholic Youth Congress represented
(See July 16th)

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4th Shoot-out at Mt Reuil, St Patricks.
.(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th',
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th,'21st;
24th, 25th (2 entries); May Isti 4th, 8th.
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th, 29th,
July'2nd, 9th, September 19th, November
17th, 20th, 23rd, 28th) _. 16. 8.8 4d

5th Youth Cricket Tournament (1980) opens
(See July 8th) .

7th Health Information Systems workshop
sponsored: by the Caribbean Community
Secretariat, opens in Grenada.
(See July 13th)

8th Youth Cricket Tournament (1980) closes
(See July 5th)

8th First students graduate from Governmentts
Fisheries School.

9th Mikey James captured.
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th-",
J.2 entries), March 14th, April 19th, 21st,
24th, 25th (2 entries)- May 1st, 4th, 8th
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th, 29th,
July 2nd, 4th, September 19th, November
17th, 20th, 23rd, 28th)

3th Health Information' Systems workshop
sponsored by the Caribbean Community
-Secre-tariat, closes.
(See July 7th)

15th Investigations into alleged misconduct of
three members of the Peoples Revolutionary
Army announced.

15th 6th Annual Conference of Caribbean
Community Health Ministers opens in'
(See July 17th) ,

15th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addressed
6th Annual Conference of Caribbean
Community Health Ministers

5th Caribbean Community Secretary General
Kurleigh King addressed 6th Annual
Coference of Caribbean Community
Health Ministers

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20th "Ai.-Imperialism, demonstration in

20th United States Embassy' in Barbados expresses
shock over Queens Park bombing.

23rd WorkahopEspodsorMd'by the Caribbean -
Community fotripersonnel 'in the health setrices
opens in Grenadt'." (See Jbne 28th)

24th United States Embassy in Barbados denies
involvement in Queens Park bombing.
(See June 19th)

2.5th 66th session of the International Labour
Organisation in Geneve closes.
(See June 4th)

25th James Williams killed by bomb at BeliAint,

26th 1 Caaib Breweries Ltd holds Extradrdinary
General Meeting and increases share capital

26th Students graduate from Mirabeau Farm School

26th Grenada Publishers Ltd hold Annual General
Meeting. .

27th International Students Seminar opens in
(See June 30th)

28th .Workshop sponsored by the Caribbean
Community for personnel in the health services
(See June 23rd)

29th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop attacks United
States imperialismm"

130th F J Archibald resigns as Chairman of the
Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association.
(See May.26th)

30th End of the "Nutmeg Year". Board of the
Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg Association

30th International Students Seminar in Grenada
(See June 27th)

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Page 14.

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9th Acting Attorney General & Minister of Legal
Affairs, Lloyd Noel, resigns from the Peoples
Revolutionary Government :because of
"differences. 6f opinion". '
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LOth To this date,. sa1le- o f aIternational', -
Airport Development Bonds to(a-l EC$622,898

10th Peoples Revolutionary"'Government holds
first meeting with the Public. Workers Union
re industrial agreement, .
(See June 2nd, 11th)

llth Peoples Revolutionary Government holds
second meeting with the Public Workers
Union re industrial agzretem i. nt
(See June 2nd, 10th) ..-. : i .

11th The Caribbean Conference.-of Churcles -
expresses concern over healttqof detained
Antonio Langdon. .. .

11th Land Use Commission:holds firat meeting
'.(See June 9th)

12th Government of Indiq offers scholarships
to the Peoples Rev6lutionary Government.

12th Grenada represented at Socialist
International Meetingq in OBlo Norway.

13th Mardigras water.project opened

4th Balgdbins restaurant in St Georges
destroyed by fire

)th Gkenada and Cuba sign Communications

h... Dr Jenson Otway detained


Bomb explodes at rally at Queens Park '
killing three persons.
(See July 21st, 22nd, 24th, September 2nd)

-.9th Strachan/Butler Day celebrated

19th Prime Minister Maurice"Bishop blames r
"imperialism" for Queens" Park bomb blast.
(See June 24th) ; .

19th Strachan Phillips killed by the Peoples.
Revolutionary Army. (See June 20th)

19th Ralph Thompson arrested:
(See July .21st"OcOtbber.27th:,,28th, 29th,
November 28th, December 12th)

7?4th The Peoples Revolutionary Government begins
recruitment with aid of enlisting 20,000 in
the Militia. ...

'h Mc-Idlin John, Strachan Phillips' alleged
common law wife, accuses the Peoples
Revolutionary Army of murdering Epillips.
(Set June 19th) ...

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PMae 13

MAf (cont-rd)

DOae Page
S. %r

26th Alleged date for reported attack n Pearl-...
airport. .
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th' ,
(.i entries), March 14th, April 1.9th) 21st,
24th, 25th (2 entries), May 1st, 4th, 8th
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 29th, July 2nd,
4th, ;th, September 19th, November 17tth
20th, 23rd, 28th)

26th Mr F 'J Archibald subimitehi i dsignation as.
Chairman of the Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg
(See June 30th)


Kennedy Budhlall arrested.'
(See February 13th (2 entritd) 16th' "
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th,'21st,
24th, 25th (2 entries), May 1st, 4th, 8th
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th, .
July 2nd, 4th,: 9th, Sept.fb ec l9th,.-
:.Wveaver 17th, 20th, 23rd, 28th) .

30th Government owned coffee processing plant
i officiallyy opened.

30th, Caribbean Community Secretary General,
;DrKurleigh King,pays. one-day, official-

30th Guyana's High Commissioner td .Grenada,
Mr Harold Sahadeo, pays one-day official
visit. .. N :.
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1st, Diplomatic relations: established with

2nd Diplomatic relations established with
Poland. ': '

2nd Public Workers Union .gives the Pepples
Revolutionary Government an .ulttmatun
reqfixing date for meeting to discuss
industrial agreement.
(.. Jue 10th, 11thy.



4th .


Russian Ambassador designate to Grenad4,
Mr Dmitz Petvovick Musin, paid an
official visit to Grenada

Policemen return from training in Panama.
(See March .4th .. ,

66th Session of the International Labour
Organisation opens in Geneva,
(See June 25th) r .

Land Use Commission appiintd,'
(Se June 11th .

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PaYe- 1cn

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12th Windward 'Islands Banana Assbciation ainua
Srefresher course opens in Grenada. -

Date Mqe2

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12th River Antoine Bstate Commission of Inq iiy '
has first sitting. --
(See February 13th (2 'eriiie') i' 16th "
(2 entriedd Mardh i4th, April 1 19th, 2lst;
24th, 25th (2 entrie s) IMay l'st, 'th 8th
(2 entrieS.) 'th, 26th, 9th, July 4th,
9th,' Septeniber 19th, No member 17th, 20th,
23rid, 28th) 31. 5.6A

12th Caribbean Community Laboui Minisiersneeting
opens in St.Kitts.
(See May 15th)

15th Caribbean Community Labour Ministers te eting
closes in St.Kitts. .
(See May 12th)

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15th Minister of Finace -Bernar dard as me tings
with Venezuelan, Australian ai British
delegations. '31'. 5 80 24

-6th Amnesty Internationa rep6fos that no tape
have been received fn Profesgor Staiey .
Cyrus. . -
(See April 16th 3 9

..-th Court -6f Appeal appointed. (See. May 20h)

.6th First meeting of Grenada/tuba Joit
Commission for Technica Cooperation

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'th United Nations delegation visits 'Grenada 31. 5, 23

,t.h Court of Appeal has fiist sitting'.
(See May 16th) 5.80 9
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(th First meeting of Grenada/Cuba Joint
Commission for -Technical Cooperation
(See May 16th)' Ii .

:.-st Grenada Publishers Ltd abcuse the
Peoples Revolutionary Gocernmeht df'beiiig
S "offensive and unnecessarily hostile"
(See February 8th, March 31st)

'3rd Minister of Finance BernArd Coa6d d-eaves .
Grenada for visit to United States of
Soviet Russia. ,.:

-3.d Caribbean Press Cbunci ,hold. Annual
F General Meeting in .Barbados

J3^.d The P oples Revolutionary Government
buys the Motor Vessel "Albatross III"
(See May 9th) .. .
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1st Centre For Popular Education launched. .
ASe April 26th)

1st Prime Minister Maurice bishop describes.
Tivoli dissidents as "ultra leftists".
(See February 13th (2 entries) 4.6th
(2 entries^) March $4th April 19th, 21st
24th 2t&.. (2 entreJMay 4th, 8th ,
(2 entries), .th, 2t,. 26th, 29thj., July
2nd, 4th, 4tI, September ,9th, November
,,7th, SOfh, 23rd, 28th)



Minister of Finance Bernard Coard presents
Grenada's 1980 Bddget.

Grenada signs loan Agreement with the
Caribbean Development Bank lfox funds to.
develop Black Belly sheep farming in
Carriac.ou .

3rd Visiting privileges withdrawn from detainees

4th Anti- Government demonstration *at Tivoli re'
arrest of Dennis Charles and Ken Bain.
(See February 13th (2 entries) 16th ,
(2 entries), March, ,.Aprl 19th, 21st,
24th, 25th (2 entries); May 1st,*8th
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th,'29th, .July
2nd, 4th, 9th, September 19th, November
17th, .20th, 23rd, 28th) .

5th Grenada signs loan Agreement wlth .the ..
Organisation of Petroleum .ExpQrting Cquntries.

8th Anti-Government demonstration at Tivoli.
(Se 'February 13th (2 entries), 16th
S .72T entries), Maroh, j4th, April A9th,; 21st,
24th, 25th (2 entries), May 1st, 4th; 8th;
9th, 12th, 26th, 29th, July 2nd, 4th,'9th,
September 19th, November 17th, 20th, 23rd,

8th Pro-Government demons trati.on t. Genville*.
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th'
(2 -entries), March 14th, April 19th, f21st,
24ith; 25th (2 entries), May Ist, 4th; 8th,
9th, 12th, 26th, 29th,. July 2d, 4th 9th,
September 19th., November. 7;1t 20th, 23xd


The Peoples Revolutionary'Government appoints
4 one-man Commission of Inquiry re River Antoine
( See February 13th (2 entries), 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th, 21st,
24th, 25th (2 entrisg-), May 1st,- 4th, 8th,
'(2 entries), 12th, 26th, 29th, "ily 2nd, 4th,
9th, Septembe- 19th, November 17th, 20th,
23rd, 28th)

9th, 4Registrar '6f the Supreme Court advertises
Sotor Vessel "Albatross III" for sale by
(See May 23rd)

Date Pag

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1TE GRENA A NEWSLETTER Crl ial.Cataloaue of .S.aa._

'RENADA NEWSLETTSR Chronological _ata ogue of Events, 19SQ

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APRILU (coi 'd) -

.... ......... Date Pa e
25t"h van Bhola and Kenneth Budhlall go into
hding. (arrested ,two weeks later)
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th
(2 entries ), March 4th, Apil 19th, 21st,
24th, 25th, May ist, 4th. 8th (2 entriess),
S 9th, 42tih,'29th,, ly 2nd, th,,9th,
Seprem!er i9th, November 7th, th,. 3rd ,
28th) 1P0, 5.80 4

25th Peoples Law 15/1980 brings Agreement '
establishing the Caribbean Food Corporation .
into force. o. r r aion 10.. 5.80 16

25th Iraque delegation leaves Grenada
(See April 23rd)
25th Caribb'ean Employers Confederation Annual
General Meeting in Barbados closes.
(See April 23r J -'' +
25th Peoples Law 16/1980 fixes increased prices"
of gasolene, kerosene and diesel oil. .

26th Registration o6 f~volunteer teachers and of
pupils: for the 'Ce~tre for 'Popular
Education begins.
*(Se May 1st) .

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Branch of the National Impotting t
opened in CarXiacoU.

board --

:9th Grenada and 'Cyprus establish diplomat i.
jt.h Conference of trade unidns"opens in
Pth Prime Minister Maurice shop ahnouncs s :
that a "Revolutionary Court" is to be

.OAh' Prime Minister Maurice Bishop attacks the
Caribbean media.

Cth Prime Minister Maurice Bishop links United
States Caribbean "war games" with alleged
plot tq overthrow the Peoples Revolutionary

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Grenada National 'lP'rty Political Leader,
Herbert Blaize, writes to Prime Minister
Mauruce Bishop making suggestliois for
"constitutional arrangements"
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? GRENADA NftWSLETTER ChronologicaI Catalogue of Events, 19GO
Pagj .0

APRIL ( icot i'd)'

14th grenada Fisheries School reopened at"True Bluci 3

16th Professor Stanley Cyrus alleges torture by 'the
Peoples Revolutionary Ariy and says he has'sent
relevant tape recordings to Amnesty Interhatidnal'
and the Human Rights Committee bf the Oranriisatior
.of Amaerian'.States.
(See May 16th) .

16th Pan-American Health Organisatibn"meeting in
Washington' D C, U S A ends
(See April 14th) .

16th Minister 'fb Communications, Works & Labour
Selwyn Strachan, leaves for. seminar in Panama. I




Date PU&

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Kenneth Budhlall (Evan Bhola absent) holds '
third meeting with owners of River Antoin' estate.
(See February 13th (2 entries), February 16th
(2 entries),' March 14th, April 21st, Z4th,
25th '(2' entries), May 1st, 4th, 8th (2' entries),
9th, 12th, 26th, 29th, July 2nd, 4th, 9th,
September 19th, November"17th, 20th, 23rd,
28th. ..10. 5.80 3

Jeremiah "Richardson Day.

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Go-slow instituted at River Antoine estate -
(See February 13th (2 entries), Febiiaay 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April.19th, 24th,
25th (3 entriesy" Miy'1st, '4th, 8th (2 entries);
9th, 12th, 26th, 29th, July 2nd, 9th,
September 19th, November 17th, 0Qth, 23rd,
28th.) 1..80 4

21st Workshop on "Technoldgy For Smal! Farms opens,
in Grenada. .

23rd. Mrs Angela Smith, President of the Grenada
Employers Federation, attends Annual General
Meeting of the Caribbean Employers
iConfederation in Barbados.
(See April 25th)

23rd Iraque delegation arrives,-in G enada
(See April 25th)

24th NEWSLETTER interviews Evan Bhola at Riv.
Antoine estate.
(See February 13ti' (2 entries), 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, Aptif 19th,21st,
25th (2 entries), May lst, 4th, 8thy',
(2 entries), 9th, 12th, 26th, 29th, July
2nd, 4th, 9th, September 19th, November
17th, 20th, 23rd, 28th)- ..

25th Dennis Charles, and Ken Bain, two young men
of the Tivoli area, arrested
(See February 13th (2 entries), 16th
(2 entries), March 14th, April 19th, 21st,
24th, 25th, May 1st, 4th, 8th (2 entries)
9th, 12th, 26th, 29th, July 2nd, 4th, 9th,
September 19th, November 17th, 20th, 23rd

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Page c

MARCH (c6ort'd)

Mrs Angels1 Bishop,. Deputy Secretary for
tourism, leaves Grenada for New York to
attend Board of Dirbiectors meeting of 'the
Caribbean Tourist Association.

28th Mr Robert Robinson, Piesident of the Grenada
S P~ublic 'Workers Union and President of the
Caribbean Public Services Association (CPSA),
left Grenada 1or Antigua t o attend CPSA.
meeting 2

Senior Governmiht official says the
Peoples Reyvoldtidniary' government has nd `
sentiment against foreignn Iome owners

First blast 6f x'ocki at iP0oit Salines to
mark the start of heavy worK o the .
coxstruction of the international Airport

Date Pa.0 e

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31st Peoples Revoiutionary Government 'reaffirms,
ban on the "Trxchlidht" newspaper.
(See February '8th, May 21st) "19." 43.

31st Meeting of West Indies Associated States
opens in St.Vincent; : '.
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Cubans seek political asylum in Peruvian
Embassy in. Havana

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3rd Land at Woodlands, St.Georges, confiscated, ,
,from deposed Prime Minister Eric,
the Peoples Revolutionary Government, rented. :
out to farmers.. -: :9.4..80

,3rd Mrs Phyllis Coard, Deputy Secretary for
Information,'; left 'for visit to Ouba. -,,

7th ,Police Commissioner 'Jame Clarkson,
expresses concern over cultivation of
marijuana in Grenada :

:th Selling prices of gasolene and
kerosene increased

8th Selling. price of diesel..oil controlled

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9th Minister of Finamnce Barnard Cbardileaves;
for Peru to attend meeting of Ministers of-;
Finance and Presidents of Central Banks of
the Latin American Economic System. 1

14th Selling prices of cooking gas increased 1

3.4th ,Minister of Agriculture;, Tourism &
Fisheries Unison Whitemar at opening of
Pan-American Health Organisation meeting
in Washington, D C, U S A.
(See April 16th) 1



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13th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard discloses
that unemployment in Grenada has dropped from
49% to 35%.. '

13th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard diScHses
Grenada's economy

13th Peoples Revoilutionary ,Army displays Regimental
Colouts ,for ,the first time


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14th Evan Bhola and Kenneth ,udhlall hold second
meeting with owners of River AAntoine estate.
(See February 13th (2, entries.), 16th (, entri)),
April 19th, 21st, 24th, 25th (2 entries),
May 1st, 4th, 8th (2 -entries), ,9th, 12th, 26th.,
29th, July 2nd, 4th9th, September 19th,
November 17th, 20th,' 2rdi, 28th) 5.80 3

14ch Prime Minister Bishop says efforts of the Peoples
Revolutionary Goverhment to eatakblish '. ,
communication with the Goveriniet of Trinidad &
Tobago liave failed. 22. 3:80 18

14th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop declares that I the
Peoples Revolutionary Government is opposed to
the establishment of foreign military bases in
the Caribbean.

22. 38Q 19

14th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop suggests that the
International Monetary Fund has:-inister motive 22.3.80

14th Prime- Minister Maurice Bishop promises to release
some detainees to mark the first.anniversary of
-the revolution.
(See March 25th)

15th Technical & Allied Workers Union holds Annual
General Meeting.
(See February 23rd)

18th "Heads of Grenadiah Government Missions abroad
hold meeting in Grenada

19th Prominent businessman, Mr L.L Randhanny. attacks
Peoples Revolutionary Government statement that
there is high unemployment in Grenada, .a

24th 'iLiat (1974) ELtd shareholders' meeting>-in Trinidad
expresses dissatisfaction with operation of the

25th Civil Service Association holds Annual General
Meeting. .

25th, Civil Service Associatio cdhantgezs.its name to
"Grenada Publid Workers thin" :

25th detainees released to mark anniversaryy of the
S(See March 14th)

26th High level Liat team visits Grenada

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