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vol XXV No. 110. Friday, .Sep ember 23. 1977 Fifen cents 1
STRIKE: THE LXNG STRUGGLE GOES ON RAINS CAUSE DEATH AN DISASTERR
This is the 23rd day of the CSA IN DOMINICA
strike. The strikers, as well as Devastating rains which swept the
the general public, have had to island of Dominica on Tuesday and
suffer hardships; but the idea of Wednesday of this week have left
giving in is unthinkable, and the a trail of damage and loss of life.
public is behaving very well On Wgdnesday afternoon p massive
doing nothing to undermine the flow of mud, rocks and water tore
determination of striking civil through. five houses i" the village
servants to get the money promis- of Bagatelle. At preps'time eight
ed to them by Government. We can bodies were recovered| three per-
name a few ways in which we have sons are still missing'and there
felt the strike most: chief of were 14 injured. All were occupants
these is the lack of postal ser- of the damaged houses mep,women
vices, and children.
Today the CSA Executive and: The scene at Bagatee today
Government team met for further was one of desolation, A blanket
discussions. As we to press of mud and stones lie across the
discussions s ego to press hillside. Rooftops, jalls, beds
the outcome is uncertain. ,nbi of future ick out
The OSA Striike Bulletin i gn and bits of furniture stick out
ecln mea lting t here and there above the surface
excellent means of lifting the
morale of its loyal members. We of the hisoil,c r
need to have our morale lifted Two French helicopters were
by these up-to-the minute accounts criss-crossing the island all
almost as much as the civil ser- Thursday carrying the injured to
vants; doesn't the strike affect Roseau, where a skeleton staff at
every facetof life in Dominica? PMH gave treatment. Up to late
Where else would we learn :: Thursday the road to GQandbay was
that retired Nurses are getting heavily blocked. Earthrmoving eq-
$30 a day for their humanitarian 'Uipment has now got through to
services at PMH, while the salary the stricken area.
of a staff nurse is about $12.35 The banana industry was gravely
a day Set back by the disruption of
BRITISH FINANCIAL SECRETARY feeder roads. Layou, P-card and
SAYS HE WILL NOT PROVIDE MONEY Woodford Hill, were g atly affec-
Asked at the Commonwealth Fin, ted. Souffriere and Scpts Head
are still cut off and aWats are
ance Ministers Conference in Bar- ryig passengers toAtseau.
carrying passengers to t seau.
bados if he could not provide.the Water and electricity se~ices
Dominica Govt. with the money tO have suffered damage. Giraudel re-
pay its civil servants, Mr.Denis gistered 10.5 inches in 12 hours.
Healey said "This would take by I T ITON IV 'S DAY -this
own civil servants angry...I WaS: co marathon is postponed due
not consulted when the promise was to our crisis.
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N 0 T I C E. SURELY THEY CAN BE MOVED by
DOMINICA TELEPHONES WISHED TO E.C.Ldblack
INFORM THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT The principle lid down in.Brit-
THE TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF THE ain is that Governments come, Gov-
UNDERMETIO0NED PERSONS HALVE ernments go, but the Civil Servants
BEEN CHGTGED: stay in, office. So the Government A
in England-do not sing "We shall not
Dr. B.A, SORHAINDO (Residence) be moved" like the Labour Gov'there.
From 2184 to 4400 Now Madam we the general public
CHARLES BROS. FURNITURE".STORE do not know if the Leo Austin Scand-
From 2185 to 2887. al, is alive or dead, but we know
the Patrick John scandal will be
alive for generations yet unborn.
PAWU SUSPENDS' DEMONSTRATION Space will not permit me to give the
due to flood rains whole, story but briefly: in Potters-
On Wednesday DAWU decided to call ville on Saturday 17th, the HorrPre-
off the demonstration of banana mi-r in a supermarket or rumshop
workers because of the terrible about 11 aem, gathered a lot of peo-
condition 'of fields and roads caus-ple around and started to speak.
ed by tropical wave rains. People then began to ask him quest-
In a release, the Gen.Sec. says ions and he started to curses The
that telecommunications workers bad expressions he used cannot be
may not bq involved at this stage, published. 'He made two statements:
Thus Our qnly link with the outs.l (1) he said that Camella Francis
world may.ibe kept open "until th inquiry was stopped by the Policr.
ultimate provocation". Mr.Joseph But we know that Police have no pow-
wrote a long letter on Sept.30 to er to stop inquiries. (2) He bent
Hon.Perdinand Parillon stating the over the pointed out to the public
he would 4o' nothing that would lead where the CSA will get the back pay
to the DESTRUCTION of the banana from. Such was the conduct of the
industry; but emphatically denied Head of the State. There I. (for we,
gtVing the Minister any assurance the General Public, am concerned
that his Union would not'.take !Sa that 1980 Election is out of the
action, industrial or otherwise que tion
wThihwas likely to place. the ban- atrilck. Johri has told the general
ana industry in jeopardy. public that Government is bankrupt
and he has no means to recover-Gov-
NEW MOVES BY PRESIDENT AMIN ernment from bankruptcy; therefore
Pres.Amin has banned the Salvation we the general public say it stands-
Army, the Seventh Day Adventists to reason that they get out of off-'. ~
and.the Bih'ai from Uganda this ice not in 1980 but NOW. It is up to,
week. .:IHe has also said that Bob us to call an the Governor to call
Scanlon, pnetime Britisher who on Her Majesty's Government to use
took Ugandan nationality, had been the big stick which means: go ,
helped to escape from prison by now. How can we allow a Governme6t''t-l *'
the British and that he would not that is bankrupt and d wOie ta i
be responsible for him. The Brit- people have no confidence 6' stay a t
ish Government says that is non- office for anooher- 'Ga a .;
sense and most' people feel that years Belie vp .. is'the view
Scanlonhas been murdered, of the general ," '
THEM"ARCH IMrOP G00S TO MOSCOW' : -- F l'
ArchbishoL Donald Cbggan of Canter- ..M s ^'aret T t OUh REFiRENtUM
bury arrived in Russia on Thursday 0sKon leader,' said iate ondonBtih pp-
as the guest of the Rtiosan Orth4- I.o ? leader, sai'd ofa ondon this
dox Chunrc and Armeian- ~wei..*hat e oas^e of, a raonfrontation, .
has aSso.w*sited 8 agogu tid Trade eUniont*
held a se zvie in, te UK Emiba& t S'?ki b ue 'tp B a sne
Friday 23rd September, 1977
WHERE THE MONEY COULD COME FROM
This government has wasted money for the past two and a half years;
we now hear the plaintive cry of 'No money'. On Thursday the British
Chancellor of the Exchequer, on a visit to Barbados, made it clear that
his Government was not going to provide Dominica with any of the $4.1
million required to pay civil servants. The onus is on us.
Early on in the strike members of the Dominica Freedom party made
a Potential Savings Study of this year's budget to find areas where
savings could be made. The team has come up with $2.1 million without
touching Education, Health, Agricultur'e or development projects.
Here is how it was done:
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
SAVINGS 1977/78 ESTIMATES
Salary (Unnecessary increase)
Furniture, etc. for Government House
(10 Additional Members)
Travel & Subsistence
Increase in salaries
Solicitor General (New Post)
Grant to D.B. Corporation
Salary increase from 1975
Travel & Subsistence (Local)
Plaques, Medals, etc.
Chief Information Officer
Upkeep of Morne Cottage
State Car (Protocol)
Upkeep of State Cars
National Day Celebrations
Flags & Emblems
Permanent Secretary Salary
(new post created last year)
Travelling & Subsistence
National Sports Council
(Revert to Volunteer Force)
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rp Trp T TAI
F2r o 9Hq"n 0c -Vr.
(Grant to Tourist Board Reduction)
Grant to ECTA (listed in Estimates
but to which we no longer belong)
(Grant to Housing Development Corporation,
which should be self sustaining.from
Rent Tax) 1
Travellinr & Subsistence
5 Ministers @ A3'600 per Minister
(Recommended to be dismissed by the
'Josse Report' into the Princess
NATIONAL AND PLANITIIIG OitRGAITIZATION
LAND MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
This amounts to `2.1 million which, along with other monetary agree-
ments between government and the Civil Service, would go a long way
towards solving the present crisis in Dominica.
"I am going to hang on for as long as this jackass will let me."
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FOOTBALL: Harlem Drops Out of LEAGUE
A decision which looked inevitable
the moment their team walked off
the field against Kensborough United
on Sun. 4th September, was put in
effect by Harlem Rovers after all
eleven players concerned were ban-
ned for at least one match by the
Football Association. Harlem Rovers
decided to call it quits for the
This action by Harlem Rovers,'
the most exciting opponent at the
Windsor Park since 1970, will leave
an already dead season dreadfully
flat and unenterprising. Harlem
between 1970-76 have amassed 11
.championships and there were only
three matches played in 1975.Their
absence will be felt, and fans
think this wiill leave Kensborough
United 4 clean run, as Harlem look-
ed the .likeliest team to beat them,
In matches played over the past
week Kens -inflicted a 6-nil defeat
rLh $purs who played three men short
'.Knsborough United' s Win over
Gutter/Potters wasn't so convincing
as Gutter/Pofters continued to look
the more dangerous team in their
match, which Kensborough won 3-2.
G/P managed to throw away most of
their scoring chances as Roy Murphy
Cecil Elwin and Gifford Walsh got
goals for Kensborough. For G/P, S,
Anthony and L.Andre scored.
President Carter, whose close
personal friend and financial ad-
viser to the U.S. Government re-
signed after'an inquiry against:
which he protested, (Bert Lance)
will be going to Europe in Decem-
ber: Brnssela London & Paris.
The President may also go on to
the Middle East.
His Holiness the Pope and Rt.
Hon.James Callaghan met in Vatican
City this week. The Pope said he
agreed with the US/British plan for
settlement i. Rhodesia; and he con-
gratulated the British Government
on its attempts to bring tolerance
and fair deal to Northern Ireland,
Meanwhile in RB'lfa+t 1 womin
In a 2nd division match, Alcons blown up by bombs;only 1 is left.
playing their first match under -
the Football Association beat *STARSPORTS* contd.
old contenders K-Hides 2-1. Meanwhile in the West-Indies the WI
CRICKET: D.Day. for commencement of Cricket'.Board of Control is in pro-
hee Kerry Packer series is just cess of raising $500,000 in a bid
about a month away with more than to keep their professionals at home.
50 of the world's leading cricket- Alrrady a test side has been affec-
ers signed tp play. Already the ted by Packer: Englandts team to
test and county cricket-board (Eng-tour Pakistan & N.Z, is without Alan
land) has imposed banns on those Knott, Derek Underwood, Bob Woolmer
players local or overseas who play and Dennis Amiss. It can be assumed
county cricket in England and have that Pakistan will also be affected
signed up with Packer. Australia as Mustaq Mohammad, Majid Ehan,Imlan
has forgone that decision and is Khan, Asif Iqbal & Zoheer Abbas
waiting to see how their test mat- have all signed with Packer.
ches will be affected. Austraa: *
Printed & Published by the Propriee Aust i is net on the dard as
tor R.E.Allfrey of Mill House Copt a is due to tour later this
Hall at 26 Bath Rd.Roseau,Dominica WI year.-. ._
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A R Friday September _23, 1977
"INDEPENDEDCKJ NOW "
by Hugh Lawrence
These two words put together
are not heard of any more..I used
to see about half a dozen vehicles
carrying those words stuck on them.
They all have disappeared. The last
one I saw was the State car,
We see instead.and rightly so:
'Time up, pay upt, and tDebentures
My pappyshow country iA the on-
ly one in the whole world with so
many holidays, yet for the ?coming
Independence, we expect to get a
whole week of them. The $100,000
earmarked for fetes should be
spent on our hospitals.