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Title: The Grenada newsletter
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 36 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: A. & C. Hughes
Place of Publication: St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
Creation Date: 1981
Frequency: twenty no. a year
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1973.
General Note: Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 22, 1983); title from caption.
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-E GRENADA NEWSLETTER - Chronological Catalogue of Events. 1981
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MARCH (Cont'd)


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7th Government employees offer to stop sick out
if the Peoples Revolutionary Government will
withdraw letters of warning, suspension and
dismissal.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries), 23rd,
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, April
9th, May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries).

9th Government employees call off sick out
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 3ntries), 23rd
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 10th, April 9th,
May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries)

10th Cabinet meeting considers Government employees
offer to resume negotiations.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries), 23rd
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, April
9th, May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries)

12th Cuban astronaut, Colonel Arnaldo Tomayo
Mendez speaks to the media in Grenada.

13th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop speaks of the
concept of "international terrorism".

14th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop holds press
conference. Refers to :-
Drawing up of a media policy
UK/Grenada relations
Conflict in El Salvador
Gives definition of "non-aligned"
Says Grenada is not responsible for
United States' difficulties
Says new Constitution to be introduced

"56th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop writes to
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4th Mr Rudolph Dolland, Grenada Electricity
Services Acting Manager, migrates to the
United States of America. 4th
(See January 14th, April/5th, 15th,
May 21 (2 entries), 23rd, 24th
(2 entries), 25th (2 entries),
October 2nd, 9th. .: .

;th Mr Rodney George, Grenada ElectrA t...
Services Manager, leaves Gr d ,,
(See January 14th, April/qt hm 21st
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16th Regional workshop on Rural Development
Planning opens in Grenada.
(See February 27th)
1-8th Representatives of the Netherlands
Organisation for International Development
Corporation arrive in Grenada for
discussions with the Peoples Revolutionary
Government on plans to develop rural areas.
(See February 21st)
19th Minister of Communications, Works & Labour
Selwyn Strachan returns from Ministerial
Meeting of Non-Aligned Movement in India,
21st Representatives of the Netherlands
Organisation for International -Development
Corporation leave.
(See February 18th)
23rd. Government employees give an ultimatum to
the Peoples Revolutionary Government.
(See January 1st, 9th,
20th, 21st, February 3rd, 12th (2 entrie's),
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, April
9th, May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries)
25th Chairman of the Cocoa.Industry Board Lyden
Ramdhanny says 1980 was a difficult year for
the Cocoa Industry.
27th Ultimatum given by Government employees to
the Peoples Revolutionary Government expires
on this date.
(Se January 1st 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries) 23rd,
March 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, April 9th,
May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries).
27th Dominica's Prime Minister Eugenia Charles
discusses Dominica's Banana Industry.
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March 6th, 9th, 10th, April 9th,
May 22nd, August 7th (2- entries)
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2nd Windward Islands Banana Association (WINBAN)
team arrives in Grenada to review operations
of the Banana Industry.
2nd Inter-American Institute of Agricultural
Sciences (IICA) conducts course in Grenada on
handling and marketing of fresh fruit.
3rd Government employees reject the Peoples
Revolutionary Government's conditional offer
made on January 21st re industrial agreement.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st, February
12th (2 entries), 23rd, 27th, March 3rd
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, April 9th, May 22nd,
August 7th.)


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New departments opened at General Hospital.
Minister of Communications, Works & Labour
Selwyn Strachan involved in diplomatic
incident at Barbados' Grantley Adams airport.
(See February 7th, November 25th,
December lst.)
Independence Day celebrated
Prime Minister Maurice Bishop gives details
of diplomatic incident at Grantley Adams
Airport, Barbados, involving Minister of
Communications, Works & Labour Selwyn
Strachan.
(See February 6th, November 25th,
December 1st.)


12th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard presents
national budget for 1981.
12th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard discloses
expenditure to be made on Radio Free Grenada
and Television Free Grenada.
12th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard warms
Grenadians of difficult times ahead..
17th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard says the
Peoples Revolutionary Government cannot pay
salary increases to Government employees.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries), 23rd, 27th
March 3rd, 6th, 9th, 10th, April 9th,
May 22nd, August 7 (2 entries)
12th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard discloses
new taxes to meet salary demands of Government
employee.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries), 23rd,27th,
March 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, April 9th,
May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries).
12th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop criticizes
military manoeuvers held in Barbados
12th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop discloses
gift of agricultural equipment from the
Soviet Union.
l1th Mr Vancent Noel reelected President of
the Bank & General Workers Union.
L th Bank & General Workers Union holds
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20th Negotiating team for Government employees
puts forward to the Peoples Revolutionary
Government, new proposals re industrial
agreement.
(See January 1st, 9th, 21st, February 3rd,
12th (2 entries), 23rd', 27th, March 3rd,
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, April 9th, May 22nd,
August 7th(2 entries)
21st The Peoples Revolutionary Government makes
conditional offer to Government employees re
industrial agreement.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, February 3rd,
12th. (2 entries), 23rd, 27th, March 3rd,
6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, April 9th, May 22nd,
August 7th (2 entries)
21st High level team from Geest Industries Ltd
leaves Grenada for St Vincent.
(See January 20th)
22nd The Peoples Revolutionary Government receives
a shipment of fertilizer from the European
Economic Community.
(See January 19th)
24th Detainee Layne Phillip alleged to -Magistrate
that he has been tortured.
25th New Jewel Movement delegation leaves for
Nicaragua to attend meeting of International
Solidarity for the Reconstruction of
Nicaragua. (See January 26th,31st)
25th Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE)
seminar opens in Grenada.
(See January 29th)
26th ,Chamber of Commerce and Hotel Association
submit Report on the Tourist Industry.to the
Peoples Revolutionary Government.
26th Meeting of International Solidarity for the
Reconstruction of Nicaragua opens in
Nicaragua.
(See January 25th, 31st)

26th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop brands Jean
Dixon, American seer, an "obeah woman".
28th Tourist Board delegation led by-Chairman
Dr John Watts returns from promotion tour
of United States.
29th Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE)
seminar in Grenada ends.
(See January 25th)
31st Cuban National Airlines (CUBANA) makes
inaugural Cuba/Grenada flight.
31st Meeting of International Solidarity for the
Reconstruction of Nicaragua ends in
Nicaragua.
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9th Caribbean Workers Conference opens in Grenada.
9th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
Caribbean Workers Conference.
9th Deadlock reached in negotiations between
Peoples Revolutionary Government and trade
unions representing Government employees.
9th Cuban health team arrives in Grenada.
10th Industrial Agreement (signed November 12th)
between Grenada Shipping Agents Ltd and the
Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union effective
this date.
llth Mr Tim Hector, Political Leader of -the
Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement,
addressing the Caribbean Workers Conference
in Grenada, attacks the placing in Antigua by
the United States of a Voice of America relay
station.
llth Mr Fernando Rivas, representative of the.
Democratic & Revolutionary Front of El
Salvador, addressing the Caribbean Workers
Conference in Grenada, attacks United States
assessment of the situation in El Salvador.
llth Caribbean Workers Conference closes.
(See January 9th)
14th Organisation of American States delegation
re regional and multi-regional projects
arrives.
(See January 16th)
14th The Fitzpatrick Commission of Inquiry into
Grenada Electricity Services hands in its
Report to Government.
(See April 4th, 5th, May 21st (2 entries)
23rd, 24th (2 entries), 25th (2 entries)
April 15th, October 2nd, 9th.
14th Tourist Board Delegation led by Chairman
Dr John Watts leaves for the United States
( (See January 28th)
14th Mr Keith Smith, Managing Editor of the Triniv-
la. "Express" newspaper, disassociates his
paper from anonymous pamphlet published by the
Grenada National Party for Reconstruction &
Liberation asking for support funds to be sent
to the "Express"
16th Organisation of American States delegation
re regional and multi-regional projects
leaves.
(See January 14th)
19th Cba and Grenada abolish need for visas for
nationals travelling to the two countries.
ih"h The Peoples Revolutionary Government receives
a shipment of fertilizer from the European
, . European Community.
t '. ' "$ (See January 22nd)
tfh. ,"igh level team from Geest Industries Ltd
arrives at Grenada.
S..' , (See January 21st)
iC,'h Mr Giovanni Tedeso, Eastern Caribbean rep-
" resentative of the United Nations Food &
S Agriculture Organisation, presents his cre*,
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31st Charges laid against recaptured escaped
detainees.
(See December 19th,20th,22nd,28th)

31st The Peoples Revolutionary Government
publishes texts of three letters received
relative to human rights in Grenada.

31st Mr Miles Fitzpatrick, Legal Advisor to
the Ministry of Justice, discloses that
there are less than 100 persons held
under the detention law.

31st Mr Herbert Preudhomme, Deputy Prime
Minister in the Government of deposed
Prime Minister Eric Gairy, released
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13th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop accuses the
United States of America of threatening an
invasion of Nicaragua.

13th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
National Youth Organisation rally


13th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop discloses
that National Youth Organisation teaching
team will go to Nicaragua.

13th National Youth Organisation Congress closes
with rally.
(See December 12th)

18th Mr Lyden Ramdhanny, Chairman of the National
Commercial Bank, discloses that the Bank's
employees are to share in the profits

18th Ms. Regina Taylor, General Secretary of the
Agency for Rural Transformation discloses
that the Christian Aid Agency has approved a
grant for the National Youth Organisation
Leadership Programme.

18th Seven accused appear in Magistrates Court
on terrorism charges.

19th Four detainees escape from Richmond Hill
Prisons.
(See December 20th,22nd,28th,31st.)

:Oth Two escaped detainees recaptured
(See December 19th,22nd,28th,31st)

20th Opening ceremony of the National Commercial
Bank's St.Davids Agency.
(See December 21st)

A1st National Commercial Bank's St Davids Agency
opens to business.

21st The Peoples Revolutionary Government's
trawler, the "Mary A", sinks
(See December lst,23rd)

22nd The third of 4 escaped detainees recaptured
(See December 19th,20th,28th.31st)

23rd The crew of the sunken trawler, "Mary A"
returns to Grenada.
(See December 1st, 21st)

25th The Council of Churches, Grenada issues a
Christmas message.

25th Governor General Sir Paul Scoon, delivers
a Christmas message.

38th The last of the escaped detainees recaptured.
(See December 19th,20th,22nd,31st)

'Oth The Media Workers Association holds an
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1st The Peoples Revolutionary Government says
it is satisfied the diplomatic incident
involving Foreign Minister Unison Whiteman
at Grantly Adams airport is the result of
a misunderstanding.
(See February 6th,7th, November 25th)

1st Officially announced that Grenada is to have
a shipping cooperative; ship purchased.
(See December 21st,23rd)

2nd Trinidad journalists in Grenada to investigate
freedom of the press interviewed on Radio Free
Grenada.
(See September 27th, December 4th)

2nd Grenada Cooperative Nutmeg' Association Report
and Statement of Accounts published.

4th Trinidad journalists complete fact-finding
tour of Grenada.
(See December 2nd, September 27th)

4th Government Gazette publishes reallocation of
ministerial portfolios.
(See November 26th)

6th National Womems' Organisation rally held.

6th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
National Women's Organisation rally.

6th Mrs Phyllis Coard, President of the National
Womens' Organisation addresses rally.

7th Premininary hearing starts in the case of
the "bomb blast" murders.

10th The Trade Union Executive meets to consider
proposed amendments to the Workmen's
Compensation Act.

12th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard answers
the Business Community with reference to the
state of the economy.
(See October 22nd)

12th National Youth Organisation Congress opens
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20th The Grenada Hotel Associatioh holds its
Annual General Meeting.

20th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
Grenada Hotel Association Annual General
Meeting.

20th Mr John Bell, Executive Director of the
Caribbean Hotel AssOciatioh, addresses
the Grenada Hotel Association Annual
General Meeting.

20th Mr Royston Hopkin, out-going President of
the Grenada Hotel Association, addresses
the Annual General Meeting.

'0th Mr Royston Hopkin, reelected President of
the Grenada Hotel Association.

21st Trade Union Solidarity Conference ends
(See November 2nd,18th)

22nd "Bloody Sunday" commemorated

22nd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
"Bloody Sunday" rally.


22nd Minister of Legal Affairs Kendrick Radix
disc-loses that "Sea Moon" has been acquired
by the Peoples Revolutionary Government

'2rd Solidarity with Grenada Conference opens
(See November 25th)

2;3rd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
Solidarity with Grenada Conference


3rd International Festival of Latin American &
Caribbean Music opens in Cuba

,-4th Minister of Finance-Bernard Coard addresses
Solidarity with Grenada Conference

25th Foreign Affairs Minister Unison Whiteman
involved in diplomatic incident at Grantly
Adams airport, Barbados.
(See February 6th, 7th, December 1st)

25th Solidarity with Grenada Conference ends
(See November 23rd)

25th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop delivers
closing address to Solidarity with Grenada
Conference.



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Rome closes.
(See November 7th)
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17th Mr Fredrik Gladstone "Sleepy" Smith's :A
appointment as a Justice of the Grenada
Appeal Court gazetted.
(See July 14th)

17th Mr Dudley Francis, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice", disassociates himself
from the newspaper.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) 11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th, 17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries) November 10th

18th Mr Norris Franker, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice", publishes a statement in
"The Free West Indian" disassociating
himself from "The Grenadian VDice"
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th.29th. July 2yd:
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) 1ith ,
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,,'
(2 entries) 21st,28'th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

18th Mr David Otway, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice", publishes a statement in
"The Free West Indian" explaining his
association with "The Grenadian Voice".
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries), 21st
*-(2 entries), 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) ll1th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th

19th Youth Camp 81 opens
(See August 30th)


19th Minister of Finance Bernard Coard addresses
Youth Camp 81. 1

21st Mr Dick Oosting, Deputy Secretary General of
Amnesty International, writes the Peoples
Revolutionary Government with reference to
the detention of Messrs Lloyd Noel, Leslie
Pierre, Tillman Thomas and Stanley Roberts. 3
(See November 17th)

21st The peoples Revolutionary Government refuses
the request of Mr Oliver Clarke, President of
the Caribbean Publishing & Broadcasting
Association, for discussions with Prime Minister
Maurice Bishop relative to the closure of "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper. 2
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st,
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) 11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th; September 3rd,4th
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30th The Commercial & Industrial Workers Union
holds its annual general meeting.

30th Mr Vincent Noel reelected President of the
Commercial & Industrial Workers Union.

31st The Peoples Revolutionary Government hails
Editorial in the "Contact" newspaper.

31st Mr Dennis Forrester, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper, disassociates
himself from "The Grenadian Voice".
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
(2 entries),25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) llth
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st., August 3rd,
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3rd Surveillance by the Security Forces of
the home of Alister Hughes, a shareholder
in "The Grenadian Voice" and NEWSLETTER's
Editor, lifted.

5th The Peoples Revolutionary Government issues
a statement in reply to a call made by Prime
Minister Tom Adams of Barbados for General
Elections in Grenada.

7th The Peoples Revolutionary Government and the
trade unions representing Government employees
sign an Industrial Agreement.
(See January lst,.9th,12th, February 3rd,
12th (2 entries),23rd,27th, March 3rd,
6th,7th,9th,10th, April 9th, May 22nd,
August 7th (2 entries)

7th The Peoples Revolutionary Government and
Government employees agree to a review of
Staff Orders & Regulations before the end
of the year.
(See January lst,9th,12th, February 3rd
12th (2 entries),23rd,27th, March 3rd.
6th,7th,9th,10th, April 9th, May 22nd
August 7th (2 entries).

10th Conference on New & Renewable Sources of
Energy opens in Kenya. (See 21.8.81)

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19th The Agricultural & General Workers Union
takes industrial action against Grenada
Farms C corporation.
(See August 27th)

20th The Media Workers Association of Free
Grenada condemns "propaganda campaign"
against Grenada..

21st Conference on New & Renewable Sources of
Energy ends in Yenya.
(See August O10th)

23rd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop warns of a
mercenary attack on Grenada.

23rd Rally held to honour Marcus Garvey-

23rd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
Marcus Garvey Rally

26th Income Tax Commissioners give decision in
favour of Alister Hughes, a shareholder in
"The Grenadian Voice" newspaper and
NEWSLETTER's Editor.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

26th Radio Free Grenada says the Peoples
Revolutionary Government is considering a
new rent control law.

26th Canada and Grenada sign Agreement on Cocoa
Rehabilitation Project.


27th Agricultural & General Workers Union cAlls-
off industrial action against Grenada
Farms Corporation.
(See August 19th)

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SEPTEMBER


3rd Alister Hughes, a shareholder in '"The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper and NEWSLETTER's
Editor, pays the Income Tax Department.
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th,. July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2,entries) 11th
(2 entries) 13th,l4th,15th,17th,18th,
12 entries) '21st,28h,31st August 3rd
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18th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop leaves on
four-nation tour.


18th Mr Ron Smith, Project Manager of the
International airport construction project,
discloses that the first phase of the
dredging operation has been completed. ,

19th The Peoples Revolutionary Government
verbally attacks the Caribbean Press.
Council and Alister Highes, a shareholder
in "The Grenadian Voice", Executive
Secretary of the Caribbean Press Council
and NEWSLETTER'S Editor.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) llth
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries),26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries) November 10th

19th Alister Hughes, a shareholder, in "The-.Qxenadian
Voice" newspaper, Executive Secretary of the -
Caribbean Press Council and NEWSLETTER'S
Editor, replies to attack made by the
Peoples Revolutionary Government.

20th Grenadian delegates,. leave for .Project
Management course in Barbados ,
(See September 21st)

20th Belize becomes independent at midnight

20th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop-attends
Belize Independence celebrations ,

21st Project Management course in Barbados opens..
(See September 20th)

22nd Minister of Finance Bernard Coard and a
negotiating team return from Cuba.

22nd Cuban Ambassador to Grenada Mr Julian
Torres Rizo, returns to Grenada from Cuba.

22nd Minister of Finance Bernard Coard announces
the extension of the joint Grenada/Cuba
Trade & Technical Cooperation Agreement

23rd Commonwealth Finance Ministers meeting in
the Bahamas ends.

23rd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop begins his
visit to Mexico.


24th Foreign Minister Unison Whiteman attends
Socialist International meeting in Paris

24th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop lays wreath
at Tomb of Heroes in Mexico City

24th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addressed the
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24th The Caribbean Agricultural Credit Association
holds its Annual General Meeting in Grenada


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25th Mr Vincent Noel, First Vice President of the
Grenada Trade Union Council and Secretary
(Junior Minister) in the Ministry ,on National
Mobilisation, talk to the press with reference
to the proposed Trade Union Council Convention.10.10.81
(See September 26th)


25th Appropriation Laws for 1980 and 1981, Peoples
Laws 30/1981 and 31/1981 gazetted
(See September 9th)

26th Trade Union Convention opens in Grenada
(See September 25th)

26th Trade Union Council defers approval of
application for membership by the Agricultural
& General Workers Union.
(See October 19th)

26th Joint Grenada/Mexico communique issued in
Mexico City announcing establishment of a
bi-lateral inter-Governmental Commission.
(See October 6th)
27th UNESCO seminar on the media'and development
opens in Jamaica.
(See September 30th)

27th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop leaves Mexico
for Australia.

"7th United Nations fact-finding delegation',
arrives in Grenada

27th The "Guardian" and "Express" newspapers
of Trinidad & Tobago publish joint
editorial on the Grenada situation.
(See December 2nd , 4th)

27th Radio Free Grenada announced that the
Peoples Revolutionary Government will
establish a bus service early in 1982.

28th Peoples Law 33/1981, amending the Land
Development & Utilisation Law, No 21/1981,
passed and gazetted,
(See August 14th, 19th)

28th International Monetary Fund and World
Bank meeting opens in Washington
(See October 4th)

29th Radio Free Grenada announces that nine
persons have been charged under the
Prevention of Terrorism Law.

30th Dr Roy Neehall writes to the Peoples
Revolutionary Government with reference
to human rights in Grenada
(See November 16th)

.tch Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference
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4th Travel ban lifted on Alister Hughes, a
shareholder in "The Grenadian Voice" and
NEWSLETTER's Editor.
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries) 21st,
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) llth
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th.

Ath Peoples Law 29/1981, the Preventive Detention
Regulations (Amendment No. 2) Law, providing
for house arrest, passed.
(See September 11th)

4th Proclamation re control of Moco banana
disease issued.
(See September llth)

9th Caribbean Press Council holds Annual
General Meeting in Barbados

9th Appropriation Laws for 1980 and 1981,
Peoples Laws 30/1981 and 31/1981 passed
(See September 25th)

11th Peoples Law 29/1981, the Preventive Detention
Regulations (Amendment No 2) Law, providing
for house arrest gazetted.
(See September 4th)

11th Proclamation re control of Moco banana
disease gazetted.
(See September 4th)

11th Venezuelan fishermen fined in Court

13th Agro-industries plant officially opened by
Prime Minister Maurice Bishop

i4th Mr G C Watterson, Delegate of the European
Economic Community, on a visit to Grenada,
discloses volume of milk powder donated to
the Peoples Revolutionary Government by the
European Economic Community.

14th Mr G C Watterson, Delegate of the European
Economic Community, on a visit to Grenada,
discloses grant to the International Airport
Project by the European Economic Community.

16th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop cables President
Jose Lopez Portillo on occasion of Mexico's
171st anniversary of independence.

17th Mr Aubrey Fraser and Dr Selwyn Ryan, President
and Vice-President of the Caribbean Press
Council, issue press release relative re
closure of "The Grenadian Voice" newspaper.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) llth
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st 28th, 31st, August 3rd
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12th Deputy Minister of Finance Lyden Ramdhanny
announces purchase of Royal Bank of Canada
Grenville branch by the National Commercial
Bank.
(See November 13th,18th)

12th Mrs Phyllis Coard, President of the National
Womens Organisation, comments on the Womens'
International Democratic Federation meeting
in PXague,Czechoslovakia..

12th The Seaman & Waterfront Workers Union signs
industrial agreement with Grenada Shipping
Agents Ltd.
(See January 1st)

13th Mr Lyden Ramdhanny, Deputy Minister of
Finance, confirms that the initiative in the
purchase of the Grenville branch of the Royal
. Bank o,. Canada by'the National Commercial Bank
i j came :rom the Royal Bank of Canada. -
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16th The Peoples Revolutionary Government replies
to Dr Roy Neehall.
(See September 30th.):

16th The Peoples Revolutionary Government and the
Government of Iraq sign Agreement for US$5
million loan.

17th International Students Day rally held


17th


17th


Windward Islands Banana Association meeting
opens in Grenada.

Minister of Legal Affairs Kendrick Radix
addresses Windward Islands Banana Association
meeting. .: :


17th The Peoples Revolutionary Government replies
to Mr Dick Oosting, Deputy Secretary General
of Amnesty International.
(See July 21st)

18th Royal Bank of Canada Grenville branch
operations officially handed over to the
National Commercial Bank
(See November 12th,13th)

18th Trade Union Solidarity Conference opens in
Grenada.

S (See November 2nd,21st)

i8th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop ,addresses
Trade ,Union Solidarity Conference.

20th The Peoples Revolutionary Government replies
to Mr Michael Mullen, General Secretary of
the Irish Transport & General Workers Union.
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2nd Mr Vincent Noel, first Vice President of
the Grenada Trade Union Council and
Secretary (Junior Minister) in the
Ministry of National Mobilisation, holds
press conference re scheduled Trade Union
Solidarity Conference 1
(See November 18th,27th)

3rd Announced that National Youth Organisation
membership now up to 6,048 1

4th New Radio Free Grenada transmitter in service
for the first time on a trial basis. 1

4th Meeting of Caribbean Development & Cooperation
technocrats opens. 1
(See November 7th,9th)

4th Two housing schemes launched 1

4th Television Free Grenada'introduces mid-week
telecast for first time. 1

7th Meeting of Caribbean Development & Cooperation
technocrats ends. 1
(See November 4th.9th)

7th Food & Agriculture Organisation meeting opens
in Rome. 1
(See November 26th)

9th Caribbean Development & Cooperation meeting
opens in Grenada. 1
(See November 4th,7th)

9th Minister of Legal Affairs Kendrick Radix
addresses Caribbean Development & Cooperation
meeting. 1

9th Mr Enrique Iglesias, Executive Secretary of
the United Nations Economic Commission for
Latin America, addresses the Caribbean
Development & Cooperation Committee meeting.

10th It is reported that all telephones of
shareholders in "The Grenadian Voice"
newspaper except that of Alister Hughes,
NEWSLETTER's Editor, have been reconnected.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries) 11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th. (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

10th Mr Don Rojas, Second Vice Fresident of the Media
Workers Association of Grenada reports that his
organizations is now a member of the
International Organisation of Journalists
(See October 17th)

3 h Solidarity with Angola rally held
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26th Detainee Ralph Thompson buried
(See Odtober 22nd)

26th High Court Criminal Assises close

27th National Food & Nutrition Programmes
workshop in Jamaica closes
(See October 19th)

27th Technical & Allied Workers Union and the
Grenada Telephone Company Ltd sign
industrial agreement.

28th Fire at Holiday Inn
(See October 28th)

28th Minister of Agriculture George Louison
comments on the Banana Industry.

28th Minister of Agriculture George Louison calls
for support of the Prcductive Farmers Union

28th The President and other officials of Holiday
Inn fly in to Grenada.
. (See October 28th)

29th Meeting of Windward Islands Ministers of
Agriculture opens in .St Lucia.

29th Governor General Sir Paul Scoon addresses
the Rotary Club.

29th New method of preparing the national budget
announced.

30th First National Emulation Ceremony

30th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
the first National Emulation ceremony

30th Radio Free Grenada announces enrollment
statistics for the National Youth Organisation
and the Pioneers.
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1st Shell Antilles & Guyanas Ltd moves into
direct marketing in Grenada

1st Productive Farmers Union celebrates its
first anniversary.

1st Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
rally of the Productive Farmers Union

2nd Minister of Housing Norris Bain holds
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EXPLANATORY NOTE .
How To Use This Catalogue '
#A]Ie date in the extreme left, hand column indicates V
I the date on which the event occuzed. In the 4irst U
I column on the right hand side, the "Date" column,'.'
is recorded the date of the GRENADA NEWSLETTER .
- which reports the event. The last column on the
7-_ right hand side indicates the 'page in the relevant,
NEWSLETTER on which the news story reporting the ,
event will be found. Where relevant, entries [}
[] show references to other dates on which are "
f recorded related events.

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JANUARY



1st Industrial Agreement .(signed August. 7th),
between the Peoples Revolutionary Govn- ."'i
ment and trade unions representing Govern-.
ment employees, effective this date. . 1 9. . I
(See January'9th,21Ist, February 3rd, '
T-Th(2 entries) 23rd, 27th March 3rd An,-
6th, 7th,'9th, iOth, April: 4th, May 22nd, % '
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17th The Grenada Media Workers Association is
represented at the 9th Congress of the
International Organisation of Journalists
in Moscow'.
(See November 10th)

19th Minister of Foreign Affairs Unison Whiteman
holds press conference after his trip to the
United Kingdom, Framce, etc.

19th Workshop on National Food & Nutrition
Programmes opens in Jamaica.
(See October 27th)

19th Trade Union Council official confirms that
the Agricultural & General Workers Union is
now a member of the Trade Union Council.
(See September 26th)

21st Miss Candida Alleyne, Head of Grenada's
Food & Nutrition Council, discloses that
Grenada has asked the Caribbean Food &
Nutrition Institute for assistance.

21st Mr Buelena Mohamed Fadel, Polisario
Front Ambassador to Grenada, holds press
conference in Grenada.

21st Mirabeau Farm School receives gift of
livestock from Heifer Project International.
(See See April 20th)

21st The Productive Farmers Union discloses that
an approach has been made to the Union by the
St Vincent Farmers Union.

21st Dr Aubrey Armstrong, advisor to the United
Nations Caribbean Centre for Development
comments on Grenada's Management Programme

'2nd Mr Michael Mullen, General Secretary of the
Irish Transport & General Workers Union,
writes the Peoples RevokLtionary Government
concerning the detention of Mr Stanley Roberts

22nd Minister of Finance Bernard Coard reports
that Grenada's economy is in "relatively
good shape"
(See December 10th)

22nd Detainee Ralph Thompson dies.
(See October 26th)


23rd Bulgarian photo exhibition opens


23rd Peoples Law 38/1981, the National Housing
Authority Law, passed and gazetted

24th Minister of National Mobilisation Selwyn
Strachan holds press conference on scheduled
Solidarity Conference

>-C Minister of National Mobilisation Selwyn
Strachan comments on Grenada/Barbados
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Date Page


30th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop attends
Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference
in Australia.

30th UNESCO seminar on the media and development
closes in Jamaica.
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NEWSLETTER
Date Page


2nd The Agricultural & General Workers Union .
celebrates its 2nd anniversary

2nd Peoples Law 34/1981, increasing electricity!
rates, passed. .
(See January 14th, April 4th,5th, May
21st (2 entries), 23rd, 24th (2 entries),
25th (2 entries), October 9th

4th International Monetary Fund and World Bank
meeting in Washington ends.
(See September 28th)

6th Mexican team arrives in Grenada relative to
establishment of inter-governmental bi-
lateral Commission. : :
(See September 26th)-

7th Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference
in Australia ends.
(See September 30th)

9th Peoples Law No. 34/1981, increasing electricity
rates, gazetted.
(See January 14th, April 4th,5th, May
21st (2 entries), 23rd,24th (2 entries)'
.25 (2 entries), October 2nd

12th Radio Free Grenada-editorial commenting on '
death of President Anwar Al-Sadat, accuses
the Egyptian leader of "turning back
progress".

12th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop talks to the .
media on Grenada/Mexico cooperation.

13th The Seamen & Waterfront Workers Union cables
President Agusto Pinochet of Chile to protest
anti-w rker laws.

14th Radio Free Grenada broadcasts two
commentaries on Grenada's economy.


15th The second anniversary of the National
Commercial Bank.

15th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop inaugurates the
second phase of the National In-Service
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ll1th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop writes to
President Reagan of the United States of
America.
(See March 26th)

.1th The Soroptimists Club of Grenada celebrates
its 10th anniversary

11th Acting Governor General Mr Alan LaGrenade
addresses the Soroptimists Club.

Ilth Miss Louise Rowley, President of the
Soroptimists Club, discloses that the Club
has applied for a grant from the European
Economic Community.

14th The Security Forces return the car belonging
to Mr Leslie Pierre, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice", to his wife.
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries),21st,
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) 11th'
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st, 28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
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Alister Hughes, a shareholder in "The Grenadian
Voice" newspaper; decision reserved. 22. 8.81
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries), 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries),21st,28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries),26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.


14th Peoples Law Number 21/1981, the Land
wv,_l1opment'& Utilisation Law passed
and gazetted.
(See August 19th, September 28th)

14th Workers at Grenada Publishers Ltd, owners
of the closed down "Torchlight" newspaper,
hold meeting under the auspices of the
Technical & Allied Workers Union.
(See August 15th)

15th Radio Free Grenada announces that the
workers at Grenada Publishers Ltd, owners
of the closed down "Torchlight" newspaper,
have "taken over" the Company.
(See August 14th)

19th Peoples Revolutionary Government issues
statement warning of United States
invasion of Grenada.

79th Minister of Legal Affairs, Kendrick Radix,
says the Peoples Revolutionary Government
will reexamine Peoples Law 21/1981, the
Land Development & Utilisation Law.
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23rd. Socialist International Committee for Latin
America & the Caribbean meeting opens in
Grenada.
(See July 24th)

23rd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop delivers
feature address to Socialist International
Committee for Latin America & the Caribbean
meeting.

23rd Mr Bernt Carlsson, Socialist International
Secretary General., addresses Socialist
International Committee for Latin America &
the Caribbean meeting.

24th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop discloses
that the British Labour Party is pressing'
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to adopt
a sympathetic attitude towards the,'Peoples
Revolutionary Government.

24th Mr Antoine Blanca, Personal Assistant to the
Socialist Prime Minister.of France, addressing
the Socialist International Committee for Latin,
America and the Caribbean, says France will not
tolerate an act of aggression against Cuba.

24th Mrs Rita Freedman, Executive Director of the
Social Democrats of America, expresses concern
over lack of press freedom in Grenada and
failure of the Peoples Revolutionary Govern-
ment to hold elections.

-4th Mr Bernt Carlsson, Socialist International
General Secretary, atia press conference in
Grenada, refers to human rights in Grenada.

,4th Socialist International Committee for Latin
America & the Caribbean meeting ends
(See July 23rd)

28th Secretary in the Ministry of Defence &,
Interior, General Hudson Austin, advised of
the Attorney General's office ruling on law
18/1981 relative to the GRENADA NEWSLETTER.
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries) 21st,
(2 entries). 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries) llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th, 31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

28th Charges laid against 7 persons. relative to the
bomb blast killings of June 19th 1980.

29th A reshuffle of the Cabinet of the Peoples
Revolutionary Government announced.

7Oth The Trinidad "Express" newspaper publishes
Editorial calling for the isolation of
Grenada
(See July 30th)

30th The Peoples Revolutionary Government
reacts to "Express" Editorial of 30.7.81
(See July 30th)


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llth Prime Minister Maurice Bishop verbally
attacks correspondents for the Caribbean
News Agency, United Press International,
Associated Press and Agence France Presse.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3.dd (2 entries),11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries),26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

13th Conference on problems of small island-states
opens in Grenada
(See July 15th)

13th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop delivers
feature address to conference on problems
of small island-States

13th Security Forces examine telex news copy of
Alister Hughes, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper and NEWSLETTER's
Editor.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) 11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries)26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

1-th Security Forces search handbag of Cynthia
Hughes of the GRENADA NEWSLETTER (wife of
Alister Hughes) and seize copies of the New
Jewel Movement newspaper.
(See June 12th,19th (11-entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) 11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
l7th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

14th Mr Fredrik Gladstone "Sleepy" Smith appointed
a Justice of the Grenada Court of Appeal.
(See July 17th)

15th Income Tax Department examines tax records of
Alister Hughes, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper, and finds them in
order.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries) ll1th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,l5th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

15th Conference on problems of small island-states
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2nd Attorney General's office gives ruling
with reference to NEWSLETTER concerning
Peoples Law 18/1981, the Newspaper
(Publications) Law.
(See June 12th,19th,(11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), 11th
(2 entries), 13th, 14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November-10th

2nd Alister Hughes, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper and NEWSLETTER's
Editor, prevented from leaving the island
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries),13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries),26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

2nd Leslie Pierre, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper, has his home
searched by the Police.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries), 21st
(2 entries),25th, 29th, July,2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), 11th
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,3lst, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.


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giving details of Alister Hughes' tax records. 22. 8.81
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries) 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th


8th Radio Free Grenada names Stanley Cyrus and
James Herry as wanted by the authorities.

9th Mr Don Rojas, First Vice President of the
Media Workers Association of Free Grenada,
declare$ his organisation to be firmly
behind the revolution.

llth The Media Workers Association of Free
Grenada formally launched.
(See May 12th)

11th Leslie Pierre, Lloyd Noel and Tillman
Thomas, shareholders in "The Grenadian
Voice" newspaper, and Stanley Roberts
arrested and detained.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries) llth
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries,26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,l9th (2 entries), November 10th.


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25th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop accuses "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper of being part of
a plot of the United States Central
Intelligence Agency.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries),3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th,(2 entries),26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th

26th Peoples Law 19/1981, The Money Lending
Ordinance (Amendment) (Repeal) Law
gazetted. '
(See May 29th, June 15th)

29th NEWSLETTER requests ruling from Attorney
General's office with reference to Peoples
Law 18/1981, the Newspaper (Publications)
Law.
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries) 21st
(2 entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries),3rd (2 entries ),llth
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

30th Caribbean Community Foreign Ministers 6th
meeting opens in Grenada
(See July 1st)

O-rh Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
Caribbean Community Foreign Ministers'
meeting.

?0th Secretary General of the Caribbean Community,
Mr K'-rleigh King, addresses Caribbean
Community Foreign Ministers' meeting.

30th Mr Peter Jose, outgoing Chairman of the
Standing Committee of Caribbean Community
Foreign Ministers, addresses Caribbean
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19th Secretary for National Security issues
statement re closure of "The Grenadian
Voice" newspaper. 8. 8.81 18
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st
24th (2 entries), 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st,August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

19th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop gives reasons
why "The Grenadian Voice".newspaper is
considered illegal by the Peoples Revo-
lutionary Government 8. 8.81 18
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries),21st,
24th (2 entries),25th,29th,July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries),11th
(2 entries) 13th,14th,15th,l7th,18th
(2 entries), 21st 8th,31st,August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

19th Prime Minister Mauruce Bishop verbally
attacks journalists Leslie Seon and
Alister Hughes (NEWSLETTER's editor) 8. 8.81 19
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries),21st,
24th (2 entries),25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 3ntries),11th
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th.l7th,18th
(2 entries) 21st,28th,31st,August 3rd,
14th (2 entries),26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

21st Minister of Labour Selwyn Strachan holds
meeting in London with reference to "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper. 22. 8.81 3
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries), 21st
24th (2 entries),25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
l7th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

24th Mr Norris Franker, a shareholder in "The
Grenadian Voice", prevented from leaving
the island. 22. 8.81 4
tSee June 12th,19th (11 entries), 21st
24th (2 entries),25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries),llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,1l5th,17th,18th,
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.
24th Mr Stephen John, shareholder in "The Grenadian
Voice", prevented from leaving the island. 22. 8.81 4
(See June 12th,l9th (11 entries), 21st
24th (2 entries), 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13thl4th,15th,17th,18th,
(2 entries),21st,28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
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19th Police seize cars of Leslie Pierre, Eric
Pierre, Joan Spencer and Alister Hughes
(NEWSLETTER's Editor) in connection with
the publication of "The Grenadian Voice".
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), ll1th,
(2 entries), 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th,
(2 entries), 21st, 28th, 31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd, 4th
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th.

19th Leslie Pierre, Eric Pierre and Joan Spencer
arrested and taken to the Peoples Revolutionary
Army headquarters for questioning in connection
with the publication of "The Grenadian Voice"
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th,29th,July 2nd
(2 entries), .3rd (2 entries), 11th
(2 entries) 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th,18th
(2 entries), 21st, 28th, 31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries) November 10th.

19th Telephones of shareholders in Spice Island
Printers Ltd, the Company publishing "The
Grenadian Voice" newspaper officially
di connected.
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries) 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th
(2 entries), 21st, 28th, 31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.

19th Homes of shareholders in Spice Island Printers,
the Company publishing "The Grenadian Voice"
newspaper, put under surveillance by the
Peoples Revolutionary Government
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th,29th,July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd ( 2 entries), 11th
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th, 17th, 18th
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th

19th Peoples Law 18/1981, the "Newspaper
(Publications) Law 1981 passed
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (j entries) 25th,29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th, 17th,18th
(2 entries), 21st,28th,31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th,September 3rd,4th,
17th,19th (2 entries), November 10th.
19th Peoples Law 18/1981, the "Newspaper
(Publications) Law 1981 gazetted
(See June 12th,19th (11 entries), 21st
24th (2 entries), 25th,29th,July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), ll1th
(2 entries), 13th,14th,15th,17th,18th
(2 entries), 2lst,28th,31st,August 3rd
14th (2 entries), 26C September 3rd,4th
17th, 9th (2 entries), November 10th.


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12th "The Grenadian Voice" newspaper goes on
sale for the first time.
(See June 16th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th,
(2 entries), 21wt, 28th, 31st, August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th.

12th Managers of Commercial Banks meet with
Ministry of Finance.

12th United Nations team-; visits re Conference on
NDw and Renewable Sources of Energy to be held
in Kenya.

15th Peoples Law Number 19/1981, Money Lending
Ordinance (Amendment) (Repeal) Law, passed..
(See See May 29th, June 26th)

16th Peoples Law 18/1981, Newspaper (Publications)
Law, passed on 19th June 1981, retroactive to
this date.
(See June 12th, 19th (11:entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), 11th
(2 entries), 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th,18th,
(2 entries), 21st, 28th, 31st;,,August 3rd,
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th,
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th.

17th Mr Arthur Stanley, British High Commissioner
to Grenada, completes 4 day visit to the
island.

17th Mr Arthur Stanley, British High Commissioner
to Grenada, discloses there are "certain
difficulties" in relations between the United
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19th The Peoples Revolutionary Government closes
"The Grenadian Voice" newspaper.
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th. (2 entries), 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries), llth
(2 entries), 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th
(2 entries), 21st, 28th, 31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries) 26th, September 3rd, 4th
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th.

19th Police seize printing equipment and other
equipment used in connection with the
production of "The Grenadian Voice"
(See June 12th, 19th (11 entries), 21st,
24th (2 entries), 25th, 29th, July 2nd
(2 entries), 3rd (2 entries) 11th
(2 entries), 13th, 14th, 15th, 17th,18th
(2 entries), 21st, 28th, 31st, August 3rd
14th (2 entries), 26th, September 3rd,4th
17th, 19th (2 entries), November 10th.


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24th The Peoples Revolutionary Government holds
talks with Esso Standard Oil Co,and Barclays
Bank International re Grenada Electricity
Services. ', ..
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th, May
21st (2 entries), 23rd, 24th (2 entries)
October 2nd, 9th.

24th The Peoples Revolutionary Government enacts
Peoples Law 13/1981 giving itself majority
shares in Grenada Electricity Services Ltd

24th Dr Charles Modica. Chancellor of the St Georges
University School of Medicine, presented with
a medallion by the City of Miami Beach.

25th The Peoples Revolutionary Government holds
talks with Esso Standard Oil Co and Barclays
Bank International re Grenada Electricity
Services.
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th, May
21st (2 entries), 23rd, 24th (2 entries),
25th (2 entries), October 2nd, 9th.

25th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop addresses
workers at Grenada Electricity Services power
station.
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th,, may
21st (2 entries), 23rd, 24th (-2 entries),
25th (2 entries), October 2nd, 9th.

28th Fire at Jonas Browne & Hubbard Ltd garage

.8th Public Workers Union holds Annual General
Meeting

28th Mr Septimus Forsythe elected President of
the Public Workers Union.,

29th Peoples Law 15/1981, The Money Lending
Ordinance (Amendment) Law passed
(See June 15th, 26th)

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calls on taxi drivers and vendors to project
a better image

1st Minister of Agriculture Unison Whitemen
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21st Grenada Electricity Services Board of
Directors holds meeting.
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th,
15th, May 21st (2 entries), 23rd,
24th (2 entries), October 2nd, 9th

21st Grenada Publishers Ltd holds General
Meeting.

22nd The Peoples Revolutionary Government and
Government employees reach agreement on
industrial agreement.
(See January 1st, 9th,20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries) 23rd,
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th,
April 9th , August 7th (2 entries).

22nd The Peoples Revolutionary Government
withdraws letters of warning, suspension
and dismissal.
(See January lst,'9th, 20th;'21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2'entries)` 23rd,
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th, 20th,
April 9th, August 7th (2 entries)

22nd The third biennial meeting of the local
development fund committee 'of the Christian
Action for Developmeht in the Caribbean
(CADEC) -ends
(See May 19th)

22nd Workshop 6n "The Eastern Caribbean in the
80s", sponsored by the United States
International Communications Agency, held
in Barbados.

22nd Dr Gordon Lewis addresses workshop sponsored
by the United States International
Communications Agency.

22tid Dr Anthony Maingot addresses workshop
sponsored by the United States International
Communications Agency.

22nd Dr Ransford Palmer addresses workshop
sponsored by the United States International
Communications Agency.

22nd Dr Neville Duncan addresses workshop
sponsored by the United States International
Communications Agency.

23rd Prime Minister Bishop announces that the
Peoples Revolutionary Government has. -
discovered a plot by Esso Standard Oil Co,
Barclays Bank International and the
Commonwealth Development Corporation.
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th,
May 21st (2 entries) October 2nd,9th.

23rd African Liberation day celebrated.

23rd Prime Minister Maurice Bishop verbally
attacks Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

23rd The St Georges University School of Medicine
graduates its first class of doctors.


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12th Minister of Education George Louison
addresses the Christian Peace Council

13th Appeal Court sitting postponed to July 22nd

14th "Declaration of Grenada" of the Christian
Peace Council read at ecumenical service.

15th Christian Peace Council Conference ends
(See May 10th)


15th Bishop Jacinto Ordones, Chairman of the
Christian Peace Council holds press
conference. Refers to :- 1
Human Rights.
Support of the Christian Church
in Grenada for the Peoples
Revolutionary Government.

15th Minister of Education George Louison holds
press conference at Christian Peace Council.
Refers to :- (
Definition of the ideology of the New
Jewel Movement.
Foreign policy of the Peoples Revolutionary
Government.

15th Reverend Raul Fernandes Caballos of Cuba holds
press conference at Christian Peace Council.
Refers to:- , 14
Freedom of religion in Cuba,
Non-belief of the Cuban Government in God.

16th Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada., Sydney
Charles, discloses that Miss Rose Hall,
leader of the Roman Catholic Charismatic
Group in Grenada, may have been shot in Rome. 14
(See April 30th, May 2nd, 18th)

18th Miss Rose Hall, leader of the Roman Catholic
Charismatic Group, returns to Grenada unhurt. 34
(See April 30th, May 2nd, 16th)

19th The third biennial/o hrstian Action for
Development in the Caribbean (CADEC) opens
in Grenada. 3
(See May 22nd)

19th Minister of Education George Louison delivers
feature address to meeting of Christian
Action for Development in the Caribbean
(CADEC) -* 3

19th Dr David Mitchell, Regional Coordinator
for education programmes of the Caribbean
Conference of Churches addresses meeting
of Christian Action for Development in the
Caribbean (CADEC) 3

21st Esso Standard Oil Company threatens to
cut off fuel supply to Grenada Electricity
Services. 3
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th, 15th
May 21st (2 entries) 23rd, 24th
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7th Eastern Caribbean Currency Authority
notifies Banks that it will no longer
purchase Trinidad & Tobago currency

9th Prime Minister Maurice Bishop meets
negotiating team representing Government
employees.
(See January 1st, 9th, 20th, 21st,
February 3rd, 12th (2 entries) 23rd,
27th, March 3rd, 6th, 7th, 9th 10th,
May 22nd, August 7th (2 entries)

15th Commonwealth Development Corporation
writes to the Peoples Revolutionary
Government offering to sell its shares
in Grenada Electricity Services.
(See January 14th, April 4th, 5th,
May 21st (2 entries), 23rd, 24th
(2 entries), 25th (2 entries),
October 2n, 9th." :'

20th The Peoples Revolotionary Government signs
agreement with Heifer Project Internati6nal.
(See October 21st)

30th Miss Rose Hall, leader of the Roman Catholic
Charismatic Group in Grenada leaves for Rome.
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2nd Dr Jose Ruiz, one of the Cuban doctors
working in Grenada, defects.


2nd


Miss Rose Hall, leader of the Roman
Catholic Charismatic Group in Grenada,
arrives at Rome.
(See April 30th, May 16th, 18th.


8th Geest Industries Ltd makes donation to -
the Peoples Revolutionary Government to
be used in fight against moco disease'
in the Banana Industry.

9th First meeting held of the Science &
Technology Council

10th Christian Peace Council Conference opens
in Grenada.
(See May 15th)

llth Minister of Agriculture Unison Whitemen
holds-press conference. 'Refers to :-
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