I A J OMteINICA
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IS BAD NEWS
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Editor Phyllis i a3bd AllfrM_
Vol. XXV U0,.3
fr10td zy :, U 1977 -
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UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT' INVITES
LENNOX TO VISIT WASHINGTON
The Embassy of the U.S.A. in Bridge-
town. Barbados, has seWt a written
invitation to Hon.Lenhox Honychurch
to come to Washington on a visitor's
grant for 30 days before October.
While there he will see many
places and people ,of interest, con-
sult with U.S. colleagues and look
-into many things which should enhance
his private and professional career.
Lennox hopes to go there in-August.
Lennox's friends and followers in
Dominica are certain that he will
find this excellent invitation (sim-
ilar to that.recently given to the
Premier) of great value, and will
give a good account both of himself
.and of his small but by no means un-
impoketant homeland. We shall expect
to hear abo't his activities there
when he comes back! He hopes to show
his new American friends some of the
coloured slides with which he has been
entertaining us Dominicans.
BELIZE AND GUATEMALA STILL TENSE
Guatemala is claiming,sovereignty
over-the small British colony of
Belize in Central America. British
troops stand by on guard.
Belize, formerly British Hondur-
as, wants independence, but is dead-
locked because Britain will not guar-
antee military help after independ-
ence. Guatemala has a 6 million poop-
ulation and a 10,000 man army. There
are 130,000 Belizians defended by 1,
squadron of British troops and RAPF
support. A: warship lies offshore.
Part of the trouble is that Guatemala
is in the middle of an election cam-
paign. Belizian Premier George Price
has been trying to get friendly Coun-
tries to form a multilateral gourity
force and this prospect has mad-
dened the Guatemalans. Britain has
been conferring with both sides in
an attempt to keep the peace. Recen-
tly Barbados seized an air,cargo of
arms destined to be flown in to Gua-
TEN YEARS FOR MAN WHO STRUCK DOWN
DOMINICAN WOAFN I ST.VINCENT
At the recent Criminal-Sessions,
in St.Vincent, after three days
.trial, Elmore Trumpet, known as
Parachute, was found guilty by a
Jury of 8 men, I woman, on three
counts: 1. Burglary; 2. Malicious-
ly wounding Celia Frost (your Sd-
itor's sister) with intent tr
maim, disfigure or cause gri v-
ious bodily harm and 3. ditto in'
regard to her husband -Douglas
Frost. Judge Neville Berridge
sentenced Trumpet to ten years,
hard labour. His previous history
was then read out: he had'spent
most of his life in jail. His
confederates got off "scot free"
through lack of corroborative ev-
idence, though Tr iaet called one
as a witness. However one of them.
is now in prisonh on another offence..
NEW YORK ELECTRICITY CHAOS
current now restored
The Mayor of New York said today
(after electricity was reinstated)
:.-. the private electricity firm
Consolidated 'dison whose appara-
tus was struck by a bolt of light-
ning, that they were guilty, of
The great City was plunged in-
to darkness ong~~neit ay night and
over 2,000 looters were arrested
"after vandalism,theft and scatter-
ed glass brought parts of New York
(inhabitants 10 million) into
chaos. Underground trains stopped
also elevators and refrid erators
during temperature of 90f.
N-- E SBRI EPS
Here in Dominica: actress Vanessa
Regave, daughter of another famous
actor, Sir Ilahael Redgrave; stay-
ing with a friend in Pointe Michel
Now in Barbados Miss Mary Max-
well, Second Secretary Informat-
ion Officer, left St. Lucia to work
*in the Information Section of the
British High Commission,Barbados.
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Friday, July 15, 1977
D.B.S.: RECRUITING or EMPLOYING?
by Gerard Shillingford Mason
As I listened to the 6 p.m.ews
on DBS radio on July 1, I heard
an aXnnouncer speaking in English
say that a man was brought before
the magistrate's Court for recruit
ing men without a licence for a
firm which did not exist (or words
to that effect). A little later
I heard another announcer speaklie
in patois.say that a man was
brought before the Magistrate's
Court for emaloying tean without 'a
licence. This' sounds rather con-
fus*91 th wo announcers spea king
about the same incident? Or was
DBS radio telling its listeners
that recruiting, and emplQV yinggAa
% IwrS! meaning? Is the law ask-
ing for a licence to "recruit" or
a licence to "employ "?
Well,N/s.Editor, it must be
,clear to everyone by now, that the
idea of using patois on DBS radio
is just to confuse its listeners
thus nullifying any news that's
heard from that radio. Since' there
js no grammar to patois, the auth-
orities believe.that they may use
;come" for :'gQa'-and vice versa,
and that will be all right.
Perhaps we will soon hear them
call the "national certificate"
"party certificate"- especially if
it ha. to be signed by a Minister.
Let's be patients -G.S.#r
GAIRnC2IS KNIGHTrED -Hugh Lawrence
There seem tc be widl disaprro
val, disappointment and even shock
over this particular knighthood
which H.M. Queen Elizabeth II con-
ferred on this gentleman, whom
somebody recently named "the Trjsar
In my humble opinion he deserve
it, and it was quite fitting when
our Governor sent him a cable of
congratulation. Sir Eric is certain
ly determined' to prevent Communism
- from' taking hold of his Spice Is-'
land, and is perfectly right tp bar
any outside militant andpolitical
activist from landing on Grenada's
soil.'Prevention is better than
cure. H. L.
Editor's reply: We were among those
who were dis&pproving, disappointed
and terribly shocked by the bert-i
of that knighthood. You have not
mentioned some of the other things
Gairy has done to his own people.
We suggest you should get hold of
a copy of the Duffus Report and
read itl P.S.A.
SA C K N 0 W L ED GEXME N T S
We are grateful to the American Em-
bassy in Barbados for arranging to
send us "DIALOGUE'", a fascinating
quarterly journal which concerns
itself with social justice, the
arts, politics, science in fact
mixes things up in a really C.P..
Lately the Editorreceived from
"TWO HE DS"(two young Dominican men
who.write poems and prose: Arundell
Thomas/Anthony Lockhart) a very well-
produced collection of their work,
with a fine cover and 7 illustrative
sketches by Alwyn Bully. The poems
are full of feeling; some of the
tales are like sections of a novel.
I liked "Uncle Charles Nostalgia"'
and the Dreads abduction poem "Dey
get Dose Girls";, The book is on
sale at GEE BEES and PAPERBACKS (i4).
Why not buy a copy and encourage
tne talents of Two Heads? -. P.S.A.
TEN WICinTS I AN ,Lobldo-
Well Editor on Thursday.July 1
the public was invited to attend a
debate at Goodwill .Parish Hall on
Socialism versus Capitalism. iMr A.
Martin,Mr.Para .iviere and Mr.R.'-
Douglas were defending Socialism,Mr.
Bellot and Mr. P.Nassief were speak-
ing-for Capitalism. lirst-speaker
was Hr.Para, then camea Mr.P. .eSe'lo,
than came Pr.kartin, then came Mr~r.
Nassief, then came Nr.Roosie Douglas
with his blacck-be.004 on the social-
ist side. The public was not at
school so 1-hey considered Mr.Douglas
was blowing bubbles in the air. Mr.
Martin seeded to. me to give a whole'
history about socialism without any
real foundation. Then came Mr,Naas-
ief who gave a real history of cap-
Sitalism with solid foundation, After
all this the floor was open for ques-
Editor, putting everything in a
nutshell (shortness of space), Mr,
Bellot and r., P.Nassief won the
Match by giving Douglas,Para and
Martin two (2) for one (1) with ten
j (10) Wickets 'in hand., .C.L.
PLANT TIIEES OR BE PUNISHED
President Iiarcos of the Philli-
pines has issued a decree that ev-
ery citizen must plant ten trees a
e year or pay certain penalties in-
cluding.loss of basic rights.Fruit
l3 trees or forest trees may be chosen,
Logging ha- denuded'the Phillipines
(as it certainly will do in Dominica)
causing flooding,loss of drinking
water, and silting up of dams,Here,
a call has gone out to replant 'rare.
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Firday 15th July, 1977 T H E S T A R Page three
ONE PARTY STATE
The Government not being satisfied with riding roughshod over
-everybody now wish to have it made legal that they need not
listen to protests by persons who do not think like themselves.
This idea was referred to once before by Ronald Armour
when he was a Minister in that Government and now it has been
repeated by Ferdinand Francis Parillon, Minister of Health and
Home Affairs. He wants a One-Party State because he says
Opposition parties are not relevant in the developing countries
such as the Caribbean. He went on to say that opposition
parties are luxuries that the Caribbean cannot afford.
If the colonial Office, when it existed and had some control
over these islands, had dared to make such comments, Parillon
would have been the first to jump up and down in a frenzy and
accuse Britain of treating us as second class nations and denying
us the rights which the British have at home.
And what are those rights that he would have been defending-
the right to dissent the right to freedom of expression the
right to full information so that each and every individual
can make up his own mind as to what he believes and what he
wants for his own country; and the right to attempt to obtain
the things he wants for his country by way of the ballot-box.
It is amazing that the Minister for Home Affairs should
wish to remove from the scene the opposition parties who oppose
government not for the sake of opposing, but because they have
different priorities, they have different ideologies and they
consider they know what is best for the country.
Parillon would have us all Dominicans go about like Zombies,
brainwashed by a party who, while in power, are unable to look
after the affairs of the country.
Does Parillon ever wonder if there had been a one-party
.system. .n Dominica, in 1960 whether he would have had.the
opportunity of putting his ideas to the people and thereby
be able to persuade the majority (although only by seven votes)
to elect him to run the Government?
The same applies to Armour. Has he now decided that
the one-party system is not for Dominica since when he was
thrown out of the Labour Party he hastened to form his own
party"though not with much success? Had the one-party system
existed he would not have been in a position to explain his
views and grieMances to the public of Dominica and we would
have been sorry to miss the revelations he made concerning the
practices at election time.
No doubt the persons who believe in one-party States will
refer us to Tanzania and show how well the system works there.
But should it not be said that it is not the system that works
but'that Julius Nyerere really works? When he is no more it
is very unlikely that the system will continue undisturbed.
And in Dominica we do not even have a Julius Nyerere!
But even with such a magician,at its head who would wish
a Constitution for this island which embraces as the main part
of its constitution, the constitution of the Labour Party or
the Freedom Party?
Because it must be clearly stated that although Parillon
recommended a one-party state he did not state which party he
would designate as that ONE PARTY. It could be the Freedom
Party! But even more likely it could be the NORTHERN SOCIALIST
PARTY consisting of himself, the Douglases and the Party Chief.
When properly parsed and analysed, all that Parillon was
saying was that he wanted absolute power for himself.
Even in Tanzania, the ruling party's constitution which
has become part of the constitution of the State, allows for
freedom of expression. This would mean if properly exercised,
that dissent within the party is allowed. But ParillQn knows
what happens in Dominica, at present, when one of the ruling
party dissents. He has felt it for himself and he has seen what
happens to others when they dare to query merely query the
wisdom of some of the actions of the leader of the party.
Parillon knows what happens to persons who dare to oppose the
leaders for official positions in the party. Is Parillon
so naive to think that in a one-party state such dissent within
the party would be tolerated?
If he does, then we must merely say "poor little naive
One of the reasons for making his statement is disclosed
in the sentence "the type of politics which opposition parties
generated bred animosities and divided the people."
Let Parillon look inside his own party and see how much
unity there is there before he looks outside to seek animosities
and division. Let him explain to the public the stand that
he takes with-Douglas and Seraphin in Cabinet while the other
three politicians stick together i.e. Premier, Attorney General
and Minister of Finance. And let him ask himself why Christian
stands aloof as if he were"in land cloud-coocoo while the squab-
bling goes on whether it be at Morne Cottage or in Cabinet.
After all it was one of his own group who in the system
he advocates would be of the ruling one party, who wrote of the
leaders we now have "that the electricity has been short cir-
cuited". It is that same Minister who spoke of character
assassination of Ministers to other Ministers so that the work
of the cabinet is completely disrupted and no decisions are
taken by the leaders of the country but by one man.
It is that eruption of words by a Minister which has made
us the public realise that we are in fact being controlled bg
a dictatorship though that dictatorship is peculiar in that it
is the brain of one man pronounced from the body of another,
while a braying chorus of one stands by.
We advise that the advocates of one-party States reflect
on how badly the ruling party, which boasts that it has absolute
power, conducts our affairs when it only has such a small Opposi-
tion to face, before they advocate wiping out the only dissenting
voice which attempts to show the mistakes that Government con-
Then we come to the last point that Parillon made in his
strong stand against the existence of Opposition Parties -
that Caribbean unity could not be achieved because there was
not unity in the islands because of the existence of opposition
parties. Parillon has a queer idea of unity. Does he mean
that in a marriage the husband only must have a say and the
wife must never express an opinion, if the marriage is to be
successful? By that corollary he must also mean that in a
political party only one voice must be heard and the others
must not express their opinion if there is to be unity. Then
why is he still in the Labour Party when it is well knovhby
the public of Dominica that he is for ever disagreeing with
the others in the party, and therefore according to his theory,
preventing unity in the Labour Party?
It is clear that Parillon requires to grow up. He must
learn first, that people must learn to disagree if there is
to be unity. He must take his lessons from the United States
of America where the States do not agree with Federal policy
but there is in fact unity of States. He must look at Canada
(perhaps omitting Quebec for the moment) and see that although
the Provinces are fighting for more rights, they are united as
one Dominion of Canada. The same applies to Australia. This
even applies to Dominica for although the Opposition criticises
the Government for their ineptness, for their stupid actions
and for their vindictive methods of operation, they would not
permit a common enemy to wage war against Dominica.
Parillon need have no fears, for when the occasion arises
for all Dominicans to get together in unity for the good of
their country, they will do so in spite of every effort on the
part of his ruling party, to preach and inculcate hatred in
the hearts of Dominicans for other Dominicans because of poli-
Friday 15th July, 1977
T HES TAR
Friday, July 15, 1977
STATE OF DOMINICA
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ACT
Schedule of Application for Certl"
ficate of Title and Noting thereon
or Caveat for wee'k ending Julf 3&th
Date of Person Nature of Re-
Reqauest Presentinj quest whether
for Certificate of Title or Noting
thereon or Caveat.
Request da- Bright Request for
ted 1st !Toussaint the issue of
July 1977. by his a First Cert-
Presented Solicitor ificate of
17th July Cilma A. Title in res-
1977 at f.Dupigny pect of apor-
3.50 P.m. __ tion of land
at Castle Bruce in the Parish of
St.David, in the State of Dominica,
containing 10,019 "square feet and
bounded as follows:- North: by
Public Road separating it from land
of Joseph Alfred; North-East: by
land. of Letisha Istash; South-East:
by land of Colyn Bucket; Sodth-West:
by land of Preston Bannis; West:by
land of Stephanie Wiltshire.
Request da- Larrina Request for-
ted 20th Newton the issue of
June, 1977. by her a First Cert-
Presented Solicitor tificate of
14th- July, Cilma A. Title in res-
1977 at MDupigny pect ofa por-,
10Lpm m. __ tion of land
known as a Lot at Savanne Paille
in the Parish of St.John,in the
State of Dominica, containing 2.337
acres anc bounded as follows:-
North-East by a Public Road.separ-
atin-g i4 from land of John W.FlIck;
South-Easl by land of Georgina Fe-
ler and Nixon 3t.Jean; South by a
Ravine separating it from land of I
Randall H.Lockhart; South-West by
The Sea; Nor-:.:-West by land of Roy i
N 0 T E: Registratbls Office,.
HENTRY DYER, AgiRegistrar of Titles
Any person who desires to object tc
the issuing of a Certificate of -
Title on the above An-lications may
enter a'Caveat in the -above Office l
within six weeks from tbh date of
the first appearance of' these Sched
rules in the STAR news paper public
ed in this State or from the date
when the Niotice prescribed. by law
was last served on any occupant of t
adjoining lands in respect of which
these applications were made.
"Less Garbage, Better ilealth.A
"Do it properly use the bin'.
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CA D D 0 FN K
Conrad Cyrus and friends'of Rosalie
Estates Ltd. wish to thank the
Doctors and Nurses of the Princess
Margaret Hospital for the medical
treatments and care rendered *
throughout the past illness of the
late Leslie William Leach, as well
as all those who sent cards and
others who assisted by showing theA
sympathy at the period of bereave-
MR. LESLIE W.~J0RE was -an upright
Englishman who loved Dominica and
made his home here many years ago,
greatly contributing to the devel-
opment of Roealie Estate.
He died on June llth, and was
buried at sea according to his
wish, through the rites of the
Roman Catholic Church, from the
home of his friend and Counsel Hon.
Eugenia Charles. To his partner
Hon.Conrad Cyrus and others con-
nected we tender our sympathy,be-
lated due to our own recent loss.
THOSE INDEPENDENCE SEMINARS
Miss Eugenia Charles and Len].ox
lonychurch have begun a series of
seminars to educate Dominicanson,
independence and to explain the new
constitution. The firsbtwo of these
were held at Calibishie and Wesley.
The seminars took place in vil-
Lage halls where participants could
sit and listen attentively, JLennox
iad prepared a number of charts t'-
lake complex constitutional matters
simpler. Villagers took the oppor-
;unity to ask questions and present
suggestions. Most expressed thanks
"or this first chance given by the
'reedum Party to thrash out the is-
sue. These Freedom .Independence
seminars Till be held throughoutthe
island. A listener said: "W' need
>ur best Dominicans to return after
independence but they will ncot re-
;urn until the government changes
ON A NrGT OF .GLADNESS -
Lithough we find it easier to pray
mnd to think of God in what the old
loets called "a dim religious light',
readmit that the brilliant neon
.ightihg is needed for those with
ooor e Osight or those unused to the
iany li-turgical cha.nges. Such a night
as the recCet Anglican Ordination.
Brilliance .,rent well witih the joy and
Rev.Fr.E.Richardson, with the voice
of a Cambridge Don and the looks of
a handsome Westindian,gave- the sermon
He had really done a'magnificent job)
of biblical research, in his words
on St.Peter, directed at Fr,Pond,(P.L6
THE S TA
tS.TA@R.-.S.P.O.R.T.S. -. M6rchriston
BASKETBALL: Cardinals Suppress Flmaes
. The return match between 1976
league champions By-Trinee Flames
and 1976 Knockout champions Cash'nt
Carry Cardinals was even more fren-
zied than the earlier one, by the
time the teams lined up for the
start of their'duel. The weather
was again good, the crowds ran into
thousands, and to make the lively
proceedings more enlivened an elec-
tric band was .in attendance.
For once Cardinals' supporters'
came out and even though Flames'
support was more predominant, it
wasn't so very one-sided. Cardinals
got the first basket (2 points) to
which Flames replied with 2 baskets
'(4 points); anothe- basket by Card-
inals made them 3 points and by then
the battle was well under way.Flames
maintained their lead to the interv-
al, leading 33-28. And many were .. E THANK -U1 iM--Rt-
the bets that Flames would again not only on our behalf but also on
triumph, behalf of Mr,Pat Stevens and his
To the close observer, the match sisters, for their many verbal and
seemed to follow the same pattern written expressions of regret that
as the previous encounter but in' our famous columnist Mr. Wills
Sreversel In. the first matchCardi- Strathmore Stevens will no longer
. gals, shooting up in 'the first,half be contributing to the STAR. We
to the Southern basket, raced-to an miss him a lot too, and feel that
-early lead which they maintained to he *would have appreciated all those
the interval, as did Flames in the kind words,. P.S.A.
second match. During the 2nd
half of the first match, as in the THOSE COMMON 3NTBRANCE EAMINATIONS
2nd match, the side whieh shot to Only 20.61% of the Stateb children
the Southern basket were able to who sat these exams passed. (328 of
cut down on the lead and to eventu- 159!)# In 1974 the pass figure wa9
ally forge ahead and win. 45.6%. we. do not have statistics of
Cardinals worked hard in the "nd Roseau Boys'School results. LBut do
half, .as did Flames (to maintain you remember that 277 children were
their lead); until with seconds to squeezed into a room designed -for
go and the score 68-68, Irving Wil- 150? The exam began late, the kids
liams for Cardinals left the courts were locked in, some went lunchless.',
with 5 fouls. The score moved to how-many of the boys did pass?
79-all. Cardinals were given free / This year, CHS Prep -took ten.
shots: Trevor Knight, who topscored scholarships; Stiartins (whose pu-
for them, got 2 baskets in to make pils got highest marks) and Goodwill:
the score 7-$8 for his team; then four places each.
immediately the final whistle went.* _TARi ORTS-'d -'-T:.ngl and beat PR
Outstanding for Cardinals was T. Australia... with-a l.nil lead in
SKnhight with 33 points; C.John Bap- the 5-match series; defeating Aus-
tiste 19. I.Williams,W.Leblanc play tralia by 9 wickets in the 2nd test
ed well co-ordinated games. Oliver match at Old Trafford,ianchester.
'Nbekers" Burton maintained'his The Jubilee Match at Lords was drarwnv.
repUtation as one of the leagues Scores: Australia 297 & 218; England
Stop shooters in any position with 437 and 82 for 1.
33 points, ably supported by Peter Four Dominican players were chosen
Skerritt 18 and Alphonso Etienne 12, for the Windward Islands Youth Team
League Match has to be replayed to to take part in Benson & Hedges ser-
determine the League Champions.. ies following a trial match in St.
In the junior match that evening Vincent. They are: Thomas Kentish,
(women) Pepiz Pioneers lost to Back Joseh Guis e, Mywin Durand and
Street Mag"iians 32-79, Ral Richards- ,-. .... *
Printed published by _thie rroprietor Robert E.Allfrey of Copt Hall Mill
Houseat 26 Bath Road,Roseau, Dominica W.I.
R Friday, July 15, 1977
ON A NIGHT OF GLADNESS (fr. p.5)
Rev, Richardson did not skip out
St,Peter's faults, either. And
he had texts to maintain all his
particular points. It seemed to
us that the congregation consisted.
of mostly poor people, the kind of
people with whom Jesiusassociated
in His day. The only fashion plates
wAre a couple of Ministers' wives
Although much in Church utter-
ances has changed, there are still
some felicitous left-overs from
the old usage: viz. ".this naughty
world" in which the word naughty
has a far weightier meaning than
when it is used by mothers to their
troublesome little children.
Yes, Man, it certainly is a
naughty world. And getting naightier
eiery day. That's why the Ordination
was a welcome ieespite.