Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Thight security urged for CARIFESTA
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Title: Thight security urged for CARIFESTA
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Weekend Post and Sunday Argosy
Publication Date: 7/16/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199690
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Tight Security

urged for

If credenae can be given to loose talk currently circulated in
oertalk qcarterns t hen there s need for every tight security
measures to be Intituled sl through the Carifeta '72 oelebrations

While it may be true that
these rurnours are totally with-
out foundation not hilg can be left
to chance when It is known that a
section of the dootanuity has
ifgnfied4 its intention of taking
no part in the celebrations ,and
that included in that Pedion Is
a fqnatical fringe that places itl
own interpretation osu the deci-
sions of its leadership
Carifesta has been played
down by factions opposed to the
Government aas a "prestige pro-
ject"; but in spite of this, it has
been gaining support particularly
throughout the rural -areas, as
its machinery gets into gear; so
that it is possible that the rum-
ours that have been circulated,
particularly over the past week.
are intended to dissuade the rural
population from taking part.
Within the past two or three
weeks, there have been. bomb
-cares which have sent security

men rushing to key institutions
at Linden ard Georgetown. And
as unconfirmed report placed
one such bomb at a point in
Jleorgetown which point has
since been under potce guard
parncularly at nights.
Significantly, there have been
renewed ieports- of police harass-
ment of PPP supporters in the
party's organ MIRROR almost
immediately after the resump-
tion of circulation.
If these reports are correct
then, it means, also, that the p'ol-
ice are fully alive to the rum-
.ours that are going -around and
are ignffying an intention to
deal with the situation with the
thimness which it may demand.(
But it would be unwise for the
public to pay -too much attention.
br to try tb read too much in
either the loose talk that Is be-
ing circulated or the PPP reporfs
tf police harassment.

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