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The Grenada newsletter
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St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
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The Grenada Neosletter Saturday 25th February 1989 Page 5






::i" sewe the will to duMege the system ant
we- se the system moving posttvdty in the
right itrectton k this t s. "


t rL R.EORGE McGUIRE MIN-
ister for Education, said at a press
coherence on FPebtuary 17th,
That the bazic cause of the high faiire rate
in the Primary School
Leavingr. amitions
is adeficiency in read-
iing skills. .

The Miister said is
finding cos out of a
Report of Committee
'appointM by him to
look into the poor
results in the those
e xaminatior.ns
Jaa
!"We. i~o have four Mr Georg
irsadispecialists, he __ __
said., "We are paying a lot of attention to
i English, rmathemac and science and there
are workshops, almost weekly, in various
Areas of the country, to address the reed to
Improve in those basic areas".
According to statistics of the
Minit of Education, the pass rawt
in the School Leaving Examinations
over te years 1984 to 1987 has been,
Iresptvely, 5.6, 14.6%, 15.7%
'and 11 :

The Committee appointed* by Mr Mcuire


i ound that the standard of teWacin at the
Primary level has dropped and that a fast
turn-over of teachers on the staffs of
Schools has resulted in a lack of experienced
teachers and a high percentage of
inexperienced teachers.
Another finding of the Conmittee is that
'Esainers are not avare of what is
happening at the Primary level, and a
Thorough examination of the whble
education system is urgent needed

The Minister said the problems in this
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situation are complex and his Ministry is
already moving to overcome them, but
cemages in education take time to be
effected
l "We hav e t vill to
change the system", he
said, "and ve see the
system moving positive-
y in the right direction
Ther time.a

Thre is a need to


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strengTe n e currc-
ulan at both primary
and secondary levels, he
said, and deep and
incisive changes have
been made so that those


curriculum changes can be reflected.


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through the Continuing Education Pro-
grarmme.
"We gave private candate the
opportunity, in droves, to vrite the 0
lewl eAaminations" he said, "and some
people are lumping the results of private
candidates vith results of the schools and
in the consequent derease in the
ustlatics to state that the educational
ytemn is a failure.

If the results of scondary schools
only are conidered, te Minister
said, the O level results ae as high
as 45%.
Mr McGuire messed his "total
reiecion" of anyone vho claims that,
tbaed on results of the Cambridge 0
level earrnation, Grenada's education-
ai syste is a failure and is in a state of
I chaos and confusion.
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KEITH B TAYLOR 65,
_. based St Georges Untwrsity
School of Medicie, said, in an interview
with NEWSLETTER on February 20th,
that there e now far too fev doors and.
health professionals in the vorld.

SWhile there may be enough doctors serving
the developed vorld, he saidi, in n'st pari
Sof the undeveloped world, e population is
Snot properly cared for.
"This is just one example", Dr Taylor mad,
"of the fact that the affluent ocieuetse have
noyt yet been able to contribute in an pp-
ropriate way to the poor soctie of the
vwrld"
Parochical
j ThW statement has been made by the
medical establishment in the United
States and other parts of the western
vorld, Dr Taylor said, that too many
medical doctors are being trained,
;but, in his opinion, this is a paroeh-
jial view because, considered inter-
nationally, there is a serious short
Supply of medical doctors.
SArd that sort of statement he said, is hang
Adverse effects. Its impact, n parents rtd
their offspring who are potential students, is
to keep those students out of medical seh-iA
in the fear that, as medical doctors, they ill
rwca be able to make living
i Thi has affected the St Georges Urniversity
SSchool of Medicine. The student body has


" Whilfae there may b6
S-enousqy doctors


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serving the esvetoped
worf4d, In most pars
of tihe udetopeds
wortl, the popu ason
tis not properLy cares


dropped in mnnbers frao some 1000 to
about 400, the Vice Chnrellor said
enrollroret has fallen off considerably, and
Dr Taylor did not anticipate that, in the near
future, there vould be an improvement in
the situation.
"I doubt if the number of North American
students will increase again, certainly not in
te next three or four years", he said,
"because the situation is the same in North
Amerie, that the mnuber of applicants for
places in medical schools has fallen quite
sharply in the last three or four years".
SIntermational
St Georges Medical School has the potential
to become truly international Dr Taylor
said, and efforts vill be made to draw,
student from all prts of the vorld.
Already, there has been some enrollment
from Shrn Lanka and h t would like to see
tudernt coming from all ovr South-East
Asia.

Traditionally, he said, academies are not
kev on marketing and the School's efforts
in tas direction have been very lov key, but
thi will have to be taken more seriously
vith advertisements being placed in app
ropriate periodicals, possibly in Africa,
Middle East and South-East Asia.

The Vice-Chanllor vas doubtful that the
trait~ p of students from the developing
Yorld will ssist appreciably in providing
doctors for the countries from vhich those
students aredrawn.
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i "ANANA FARMERS IN GRE-
| inrda and the Windvard Islands
J must produce a high quality of
j ff ifthey vish to retain their market in
fthe United Kingdom after 1992 vben the
i European Community enters into free trade
arrangements.
This vas stated by Baroness Trumpington,
IParliarntary Secretary in the United
SKingdom Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Foods, a a press conference
in Grenada on February 22nd.


VIt is very important
that you lobby for
yourselves", she said,
"and it is very important
that you keep
your qu= ty^ up
b~m, if it is
not good quality, it just
vont be sold.
Protection
As to whether Windvard"Islands a
bananas will continua-fo have prorteion
ion the British market after 1992 the
Baroness said she cnnot be optimistic or
otherise at this time. No discussions in
any depth are taking place on these matters
in the European Community, she said.
SWhat I do say is that now is h time
to keep pressing, she said, "We
knov the situation, we are definitely
doing our best for you, but you've
got to do something about it
yourselves .
Baroness Trumington, vho spent a short
holiday in Antigua before visiting Dominica
arn then coming on to Grenada, sad the
purpose of her visit to the Caribbean is to
"lay a trail for British busiessmn" to see
vhat the opportunities are.


atity9, U just wont be so= "


Her intention, she said, is, on lmr retun, to
meet vith the Londn Chamber Of
Commerce vben she vill report on her
Caribbean trip. Her report will incde
the possibilities for joint ventures, for
setting up offices in the Caribbean and,
generally, for promoti tvo-vaytrade.
The British Government as a grat deal of
expertise vhich might be ufuto Gmada,
the Baroness said, and, in every field, that
Governn ent is anxious to be as helpfl as
possible.


"Woe VW pMbe
maal to lp
Sn rdice on
dimersifico
(of crops)',
sl said, 'end
vbile diwrsif-
ication is difficult, there is a very big
and growing market for exotics, The
pay-pav trade has grown enorm-
ously since 1970 and those sorts of
things are hat we expect to receive
from Grenada".
The Baroness va scheduled to met with
both Prim Minister Herbert BlaiM 9 nd
Acting Minister For Agriculture, Mrs
Pauline Andrv, before leaving on
February 24th for Guyaa the last country
she would visit before retiring to Loadon
Th Baroness, the former Mrs Jean Brker,
vas made a Life Peer in 1980.
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nOttlORS From Pane 7


Experience indicate that, because
of human ntatre, if.yo train people
out of their environment, a fev will
retain that desire-to go back to where
they are needed, but an awful lot
vwont', be said. Fifty percent of the
graduates of India leave India and
Svwork ,m ainly the United Kingdom
or 5irid'stats .^


The. ason for 'ts; Dr
Taylor said; is only partially
finiialiand he belief,< ttat no
proper "career structure" is
offered these graduate in their
countries


Relinquish
Dr Taylor is currently Professor of
Medicine. at Stanford University,
Califormia, U S A. Next August be vill
relinquish that post to take up full time
duties a Vice Chaellor at the St Georges
School of Medicine, replacing Dr Geoffrey
Bourne who died last July
The new Vice Chanaelor was in
Grenada to attend the first meeting of
6bs Alumni Association of St Georges
Medical School. That meeting
was on February 18th and took the
fora of the launching of a course in
Continuing Medical Education spon-
sored by the Association.

Expenses for this course are being paid in
part by the Association, Dr Taylor said, and
there has been support from some drug
companies and from the Medical School.


Dr Taylor sees a bright future
School and would like Grenadis
of the School as their ovn,


for the
to think


One of his plans, he says, is to
develop a nutrition course as it
relates to the health of the Grenadian
community. Teaching of
nutrition, to date, has been in a
Formal sense, he says, and he would


like the course to have an inreaing
content
relevant to the practice of medicine.

There must be nutritional surveys in
Grenda; Dr Taylor said. There is no
strture established yet for this but it is to
be discussed with the health authorities
hbose co-openrtion vill be sought.,
i. ,, is
at increasing
iulersaB' tau ng


home


the quality of helth care inatem islam, he
said. and hopefully, in the entire south
Caribbean, Hovever, Ie continued, the
School has no desire to "tell everybodyvat
to do" ad his. aim is to ge-rate co-
operation by "building bridges" to the
Greavdian community.
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A strange legend did much to stimulate
exploration of Guyana after that country
was discovered in 1499.

About 1535 Europeans learned of the
leegedt vhich vas that "El Dorado", the
gildedd nma", an Amerindian king
appeared once or twice a year before his
people at a lake-side high in the mountains,
is naked body covered with rold dust.
The king vould paddle himself t the entire
of the lake ar, before plunging into, and
ahing himself off in the vatr, throw
hugh quantities of gold into the lake.

This legend led Sir Walter Raleigt among
others, to hunt for a golden city, Manoa,
and a golden king called El Dorado.

The legend of El Dorado vas notdisproved
for over two centuries.


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This is differ~t from the lure of essentially their School", he said, "It
money, e said, and is related to the is a Grenadian Medical School, not an
need ~he graduates have to. kno that, Americae one'.
as professinals, they belong in the Bi s
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i aXAMPLES SET BY CARIB-
l bbean politicians in their private
)'L, .lives have been a hindrance >t
idev-fl-opment of stable family life in the
region.
This opinion was e-preed at a press
conference in Grenada on February 13th
Iby Mrs Blossom White, Director of the
Medical & Skids Training Centre in
Kingston, Jamaica, and a teacher at the
SJama~ica Theological Seminary
I The private lives of politicians are, in fact,
Public, she said, because everybodyy knows
whose vife is not sleeping in the same bed
vith vho".
"Sometimes our politicians do not et good
examples", she said, "sorneties they pay
lip service to 'family life', and that's Vhere
ve need moral values."
I Mrs White, aociologist, vaw in Grera.a a
part of a three-voe team from "A
|Woman's View", a programme aired on
STrans World Radio in Bonaire.
The other members of the team are Mrt
SFath Lind.on, an educator 'who serve n the
Board of-Family Life MirArtrwes, ad Mr/
i.itet Ludlam, prog~ are co-ordinator off
I"A Woman's 14a1.
SThe team arrived at Grenada on Febrnary
S9th, and Mrs White said that, in addition to
speaking to youth ard chrirch grourr, sh?
'had had the opportunity o meet many
Individuals on a "one-Wo-ore" basis. While
she could not generalize her find is, she
said, it vas her opinion that there ha been a
serious breakdown of family life in
I Grenada, as there has been throughout the
Caribbean.
One of the reasons for this, she said, ia the
abserne of premarital couseling. Ymung


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pwsrsor enter marriage purely on the
strength of passionate love she said, and,
when the personalities clash, the marriage
cannot survive it.
Counselling ill assist in three vital areas,
Mrs White said. It vill teach the need for
adequate communications between the
maria partners and it vill provide
needed education vith reference to sex and
to the management of money.
Arrotrr problem, she said, is that the older
nieraion of parents is i informed on
faMil life and has been unable or unwilling
to pass information on to their children.
There has no been an effort by family
paring orgamisationg to make good this
deficiency, she said, but information must
be given in a responsible vay.
"When ve started in Jamaica, Mrs
White said, "ve got the impressio,
vhen the Family Planning Board was
giving out its advertisements, that
vhat they vere saying is, 'you don't
have to get pregnant' "
Those advertisements said nothing
about morality, she said. They did
not say one had the choice to abstain
and that abstinence vill not 'drive
you crazy".
The Church has failed to play its part
in providing counseling am inform-
ation, she said, but there has been an
aalening to this defect and a
growing desire for expertise in this
area.
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According to-the Departmnt of Tourism,
I Tourist arrivals at Greada grev by 7%
During 1988.

iThe Department of Tourism says that, in
ai effort to boost tht growth, Greada is
Taking part in eight promotiorl ventures
covering the major markets of the United
Kingdom, Europe aid North America


Project Hope To Stay

Dr William B Walsh, Founder and Chief
SEecutive of the United States based Project
Hope, his denied press reports that his
orgamsation will soon sever connection
i th Grenada.

Dr Walsh made the denial, on February
i17th, at a handing over ceremony of an X-
Sray unit, valued at EC$350,000, donated by%
Project Hope to the General Hospital.

Project Hope vill continue to assist
Grenada's Health Services for as long as the
Grenada Government requires that assis-
tance, he said

Project Hope is a philanthropic medical
assistance organisation founded by Dr
Walsh in 1958. Following the military
intervention in 1983, and departure of the
Cuban doctors from Grenada, Project Hope
cmn-e to Greada's assistance to fill the gaps
left in the Medical Service.

Dr Walsh arrived in Grenada on February
[15th for a five day visit During his stay,
he. had discussions with Mr Danny
SWilliams, Minister for Health.


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In this connection, she said, it was
planned to hold interdomimtiona re-
treats for pastors and for young people
who are contemplating marriage

"I have been speaking to some of the
younger astors Mrs white said, "They
have been trying to deal with these
matters vith a holistic approach, not just
a spiritual aspect, not just telling people
to abstain before getting married, but
also in terms of getting energies diverted
to other areas"


With reference to AIDS, Mrs
White said, younger people in
Jameca are listening to the
varings advertised, but the homo-
sexual population is paying no
attention.
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25th February 1989
Printed & Published By The Proprietors
Alister & Cyathia Hughes, Journalists
Of Scott Street, St Georges.Greaada. Westindies
(P.O.Box 65: Phone (809] 440 2538; Cables HUSON, Greuads)


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Chieae Ambhaador Vhitem |

Chinese Ambassador to Gread,. Mr Lu
Zongqing arrived in Greada onFebruary
13th for an official five day visit.

During his stay, the Ambassador signed a
Protoo! on Economic & Technical Co-
operation between the Government of Gre-
nada and the Government of his country.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for
Exterial Affairs, Mr Ben Jones, siged on
behalf of the Grenda Goverrn nt.

Ambassador Zoning paid cotsy calls
on CGovenor General Si Sir Pa S n,
Prime Minister Herbert Blaiae, Mrs Pauline
Andrew, Minister of State for Agriculture
and Tourism, and Mr Oscar Hernudez,
Charge d'Affirs of the Embassy of the
Republic of Venezuela.
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NEWSLETTER
Volume 17 Saturday 25th February 1989 Number 3


"Wes proc4uc one
the best coos tin


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wormd, fut we do not
produce eswwf9".


I N A RADIO BROADCAST ON
SFebruary 21st, Mr Raymond Rush,
S Ierim Chairman of the Cocoa
Association, told cocoa farmers that their
financial returns for the crop year 1987/88
are not as good as for the previous year.
SProduction fell by nearly 2% from the
1986/87 figure of 3,747 360 pounds, he
said, vhile, at the same time, me aver
!price per pound declined by 11.9% from,
the 1986/87 figure of EC$2.86.
"As a result of these fctorn he sai, totall
revenue for the yew decred by
S E$ 1,401,686 or 13% from the previous
year.
I Mr Rush said it had been possible to redi'r
4 Associaton's operating pandtture by
%4$ as compared vith the previous year,
i U*the owrall situation had eon imtrroved
a grant of EC$702,407 from the Euro-
an Economic Comnrrnit under the
SSTABEX" fund set up to assist shrtfalM in
1 ^agricultural export revenues.
O IAs a result, the Chairmran r id, tje total
price per pound to the farrer in the
1987/88 year is EC$1.71, a decline of 12%
from the 1986/7 figure of EC$1.94


i MR RAYMOND RUSH N

Because of surplus vorld production, the
international cocoa market continues to be
depressed inthe current year, Mr Rush said,
and in the European sector of the market,
the Association expects to receive an
average price of only EC(1.87 per pound,
a drop of EC$0.65 pound from the
previous year.


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i Brizan Caled Wicked ........ 3
* MBPM Cables Manley-........ 4
SEamiation Resuls Poor..... 5
* Banna Qualty I ortant...... 6
4 Shortag of Doctors.......... 7
Politicians Set Bad Eam lel.. 9
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On the brighter side, the Association has
been able to negotiate a contract, at a price
cf EC$S.20 per pound vith the United
Stats company of World Finest Chocolates.
"Despite the surplus cocoa on the vorld
market", the Chairman said, "the demand
for Grenadas cocoa is increasing. We
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SRS PAULINE ANDREW,
Acting Minister For Agriculture,
ooemd, on February 13th, a tvo
Sday ocoa Marketing Semiar conducted by
Personnel of the Interational Trade Centre
(ITC) based in Gerva, Svitzerland.

SMrs Andrew referred to the importance of
Sthe Cocoa Industry to the economy of
Grenada and expressed pleasure that the
seminar had attracted such a vide cross
I se uon of the community.

'Government thinks tm% in the re-
strcturing plan of the Cocoa Indus-
try', she said, "a informed and vail
Educated cocoa farmer, together with
everybody in the cocoa industry,
makes the industry one which villa
Remain in Grenaa for a long time'.

aLeader of the ITC team vas Mr Bertil
IjByakov, ITC Senior Market Development
SAdvisr, and vith him ere Mr J J Schu,
SPresident of the Cocoa Merchants Assoc-
i iation of America and Mr Oscar Sigg
Advisor
Mr Sigg has had 35 years experience in the
international Cocoa Market as a purchaser
for one of the largest chocolate manufar-
turers in the vorld, and is now attached to
ITC as an advisor to developing countries
on tie marketing of their cocoa crops.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Mr
yov said the seminar organized in
Grenada vas of a type which has already
i been held in a number of small developing
countries. Itis based on an ITC handbook,
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produce onew of the best cocoas in 4the
world, but we do not produce enough",

The Coca Board does &t t expect the
Sprevailing low market prices to con-
tinue for very long, he said, a he
encouraged farmers to do everyting to
xeet the current demand
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In a Report circulated to Cocoa arners
on February 23rd;'te Cocoa Board
says the interti on coamarket iin
a period of uarertainty becd ae the
Ivory Cost, "theSIman prducing
country" is attempting, singe-handedly,
to force anincreasin prices.

The strategy of thbe I o, oat th
Board says, is to refse to sell until the
price is "right" and this lha produE d ah
artifctal shortage of cocoa- Prices
remain depressed, however, the Board
says, because buyers know there are
supplies of cocoa vbich can be sold
"o..e the price is right".

With reference to the pland integra-
tion o the Grenada Cocoa Association
and the Cocoa Rehabilitation Project,
Sthe Board's Report says;this is expected
to take pace: during the 198&889 year i
and ill coincide viththe start of five 7'
year assistance package finawr ed by the
Candian International Developn ent
i Agency,^ y .
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I o cnJ t C&M be Ca
esducatonist emai Look
onky at tmse narrow


M R GEORGE McGUIRE Min-
ister for Education in thi Grenada
, Y Government, charged at a press
conferencee on February 1 7th that Mr
G Oeorge Brizan, Leader of the Opposition in
Sthe House of Representatives, is pickedd".

IMr Brizan, an educationist hirmelf, has,
Based on published examirnaton results, been
i critical of Grenada's education 3sytem, and
the Minister's charge is a reaction tothis
Wicead
"a a i d


i-Any one vwo uses tie results or
I examinations to condemn the present
educational system in Grenada is
ivtcked", he said, "because you cant
Sbe an educationist and lcok only at the
narrow results of having 30% pass
rate and say the hole education
system is a failure".
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Education is far more than exr~Am tiU s,,
Mr MeGuire said. It deals vwth the total
human being, his feelings, aspirations, goals,
intentions and striving for life.

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i:iMr George McGuire)ii

the majority of people look at the results of
tie Cambridge Ordinary (0) Level
examination and condemn the education
system as a failure.

Giving results of the Caribbea
Examination Comucil (CXC)
examination, Mr McGuire said
Grenada had achieved pas rates of
41%, 39.1%, 34.5% and 35.1%
respectively in 1985, 1986, 1987 and
1988.

The Cambridge 0 level eamination
results are 27.5%, 32.1%, 32.2% and
36.6% respectively in 1985, 1986,
1987 and 1988.

One of te changes he had introduced in the
Ministry of Education, r MciGuire said,
vas to allow a greater volume of students to
atermpt the Cambridge erninations
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i Pae 4 Saturday Z5th Pebruary i989 The nGr mai wwnrr



I "We olf rejoice at your resowndng victLOry"


N A CABLE SENT ON FEB-
ruary 10th to Prime Minister Michael
Manley of Jamaica, the left-wing
Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement
(MBPM) expressed heartyy congratulations
to you and the Peoples National Party
(PNP) on a veil deserved and expected
victory" mthe recentJamaica elections.

Signed by Dr Terrence Marryshov, MBPM
Political Leader, the cable said Manley's
policy of "putting the people first" should
be an example to all.
"This is a victory, not only for the
Jamaican people but for all the
struggling people of the Caribbean",
the cable says, "and e all rejoice at
your resounding victory.


Mr Manley vas a close friend and strong
supporter of the late Prime Minister
Maurice Bishop and his communist Peoples
Revolutionary Government (PRG), and
some political observers see Mr Manley's
election victory as creation of a rallying
point for the left in Greada vbich vas
routed by the murder of Bishop and
dissolution of the PRG in 1983.

The MBPM cable lends eight to tis
viev awd Dr Marryhov's cabled
vish for his party's "coatined
relation vithth PNP" is read s an
indication of a possible resurgeae of
Mr Manley's solidarity vith the left
in Grenada vhich existed during his
last term of office.
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SEMINAR From Pare 2


"Cocoa A Trader's Guide", be said, and
the seminar vould focus on the functioning
of the international ocoa trade and hov
Grenada can benefit from it
"It is not that ve are travelling around the
world with a specific message", e said.
"What ve vould like to help vith is to
improve the export
performance in the
producingcountries.
In an interview with
NEWSLETTER Mr
Byskov said ITC vs g
started in 1964 as an
"offspring of the
General Agreement
on Trade & Tariffs
(GATT). Four years
later, ITC became in-
volved vith the Unit-
ed Nations Confer- B
once on Trade & De-
veiopment (UNCTAD)
and the Centre is nov
funded by both GATT Mr Bert
and tNTAD,


ITC's aim is to work vith developing
countries to set up effective trade pro-
motion programmes for expanding exports
and improving import operations. The
Centre's operations are vorld vide, he said,
and cover the application of technical
assistace to a variety of products.

Before coming to
I -Greada the ITC team
heIld similar seminars
in am^aica adi Haiti,
"B. and a minar vas
Scheduled to be held in
Trinidad before return-
ing to Sviterlanl. Mr
Byskov said the res-
< ': ^ i pome to the tWe at the
Sseminars already held
S had been eellent and
he e~pelwed tfAt thA
s..emrs in Grenada
Si and Trinidad would be
equally successful.

Both the travel eainses
il Bysfov to the syasanv and


oitacilbup n of the handbook we d


by the Govwrnment of Sweden.
"Today ve are an independent organ-
ishtion", he said. "UNCTAD is part of the
United Nations, GATT is not, but ve
consider ourselves within the UN family".


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