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Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.
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Title: Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.
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Publication Date: 12-17-1971
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Mrs, Jane Lowenthhl,, i
librarian, r
Research Institute for
the Study of Man,
162 East 78 Street,
New York 10021, N.Y.,
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Town Council Strugge Per
First Round5 Won.
Utie por
A N V NT tNPARALLE=LLE _,
THE HISTORY OF DOMINICA TCOK PLACE Freed{
IN Arm ARCrTD ThI FOt3E OF AS3SEBLY .'-
ON THURSDAY TC MORNING, DECWBER 16th.
., 1C.o,000 CITiZ'S, YOTNG, CLD A D
VIDDLIG, C ? X 'F LY CLASS f.,ii s B ,,-
jRC,3 B3 iOlS SA3T I' AVST?%ri!?"& -
ATTEPT TC ISSO LVl BF' LEGISLATION
THE DWXOCATICALLY ELQCTD TOW7 CT--
CTIL. THf HAD OTHtER RiIEVNCES TOO,
B1T' THAT WAS THE I JEAIXATE CAITS3 CF
kEOLT. / E,
A PART OF THIS GREAT CeOD, HEio. EPu
l BY MR. LOUIS BENOIT, "ZABOCA" elected Pre
POPULAR PR:SITDENT CP 3SEA & WATR- &Oosi
1.PCT ;i:.3?3 UITI 4 CT ITS WAY,
PAST PLI A ID IRC ATS O F T7 A Q CATIP
COURT HCOFS3 O TOOK CVER THE HOUSE ?FAM"S1 PC
OF ASSEMBLY, TEE SIB.'S' SEATS AS Hie never i
TABLE ANE TE~ SPEA 3P.3 S CHAIR, tMl O However me
WHICH T' rS LE.DE ADDRESS&SD T'f He could r
THEY W~7 S TL INED TO STAY IT THE And no miz
PRECI1CTS TTIL "HE BTill WAS T"7- Could stern
DRAWN. TE B AS WTT RA, Or dazzle
B3T ONLY .AFR THE PECEPLE CRAM fED But at the
INTO THE C'SE3Z I SUCH VOLL1WE ATT 37f Of his imn
SUCH A CCOD THAT T~1E J35Tr OCN THE Stood prof
EMBER3 S TABLE AND BROCF IT UP;ST00D And sermor;
O0 CClLASIZ 3 CHAIS; BROS BOTTLES ---
AYD GLASSES AD TORE UP LEGISLATIVE
PAPERS. THE' CARRIED POSTERS DMAIT Joyf
IDG THEIR R IGTS AID ?REIDOWS AND
ASKING FCR GCVTSilNMENT'S RESIGFAT~IC. You a
TES PT -. STAYED AT ROME; .' ev
AReOLR WAS ABS7NT; CE COR TWO GCVT.,
yMBEIS ER2E BRIEFLY SEo, BTUT SCOW "G(
RTIRED. CIrLY TPH SPEAJM R *,ErST- Readings
ACE pRANCIS H AD OTS TC COrF Rf the Romr
THE ENRAGE CROWD IN AN ATTSEP TO glican Ch
NEGOTIATE WAS SC #(lHAT ROUCTED
-., LIETT JC H: CHAf3ERS OFF R Tim: 8 0
LED A POSSE OF DEF1TCE C3M C 1N Day SUNj


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ycn complete support;
ny votes he bought
lot silence all the cli. ac:
saculous tecthiques
ilize all discontent
it into asset,
Very noon and arch
ense triumphal miartch
*hets pelting him with clu
is and satiric verses.


"ul Christmas Music
re welcome to ioin in a ioyful
rning of music led by the
)ODWILL SINGERS"
will be given by members of
an Catholic, Methodist and An-
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ST. GEORGE'S CHURCH, ROSEAU
AY 19th DECEMBER, 1971


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Page Two T H E S T A R 1Tridaay,.Jecember _1,J( 1971
WH ER E. VUL T URES .GATHER by ANDROCLES
"When lovely woman stoops to folly The only art her guilt to cover,
... A.-- f-inds teeo .1.-ate-- hat-men--betray., .To hida: herahe f ye,
What charm can soothe her melancholy, To give repentance to her lover,
What art can wash her guilt, away? And wring his bosom is to die."
.(Goldsmith: "The Vicar of Wakefield")
Not only in amorous affairs does.it Isometimes become fitting and
appropriate'to'resort to self-immolation. Those who lead, when they have'
led badly and provided they are men of honour, bring about their own end,
not necessarily in the physical .sense, but certainly in their role as.
chief guide.
This, it seems to me, is the position in which the Premier is now
placed. He.has stooped to folly; he has betrayed us and no charm or art
of his can cover or wash away his guilt. To hide. his shame from our eye,
the course indicated is that he should die politically.
What is this great folly he has committed? Everyone knows that I am
referring to his private and personal decision to take Dominica into union
with Guyana, much against the manifest will of the people.
The Premier has committed a. great folly indeed. One must begin by
remarking that the man does not appear to understand the notioncCdem.ocsacoy,
He has said it before and, prodded enough, will say it again: that once
elected to power and office, a Government can do anything in the name of
the people. 'That way lies, left unchallenged,, dictatorship; resisted, it',
can lead to civil commotion.
The Premier cannot possibly be forgiven for his high-handed approach.to
this matter "of' unibrn for daily, before his .eyes and to his ears,- he has
had the. example of our former "mother country", Britain, working up her
way into economic (later, no doubt, also political) union with continental
Europe.. For years, both the Labour and Conservative Governments of that
aGountry'have- let the pe.opl' know 'what. is .in. their- mind as- regards the6i '
particular form.of regional integration. They have invited and actively
encouraged. the. British, people to discuss and debate the matter in press,
'adio, clubs, schools., pubs' and in all ways appropriate to a democratic
e_ iety, before taking the final step of seeking Parliamentary approval.
Bu' what does our Premier do? In the greatest stealth and secrecy, he goes
to'.Grenada and the next thing we know is that ho has bartered us away to
the.tender care and mercies of the Burnham-Jagan Guyana variant of Com-
munism, even at a time when, unsought and unsolicited, daily news out -of
Guyana tells of that country' s mounting social ills and evils. Del.iberately,
the, Premier refused to give an inkling, to. the people of what he had in
mind for them. At Grenada, he plan's to.. the: day three years hence the moment
of formal political union. and all the variousstages preceding it. Chall-
enged on this impertinence to -the nation, the Premier feebly replies that.
he..had proposedtto consult the'people and to include the Opposition in the.
formalization of his fait accomli in due course. 'Whoever says that the
prestigious Opposition would accept representation in a Commission appointed
to give respectibi-lity to a personal decision of the Premier?
I want to show readers that in the matter of non-consultation with.the'
people in'this important matter, the Premier acted with what the. lawyers
would call "malice aforethought". Asked whether he would seek to ascertain:,
popular opinion and obtain popular approval for his projected union o'f
Dominica with Guyana, the Premier, somewhat irritatedly, has made it clear
that he has no such intention because the Constitution does not call for
this. This may be true, but the Constitution does not forbid it either and
since a referendum is.\the surest way of-finding out the people's will in
the matter, the Premier's refusal to use it must be highly suspect. Surely
a referendum is: a more accurate way of ascertaining public opinion than.
the- formal vote in the House of Assembly of Party hacks'like John Royer,
Earl Leslie; and H.L.Christian.
"Malice aforethought' is also indicated in the stance of the Premier.
vis-a-vis that of soqe of his co-conspirators. When the Premiers of St.
lucia, Grenada, and, I believe, St. Vincent, realized that their publics
were opposed to their political union with Guyana, (concluded on p.7)


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; 4ANKA PRICES
EBanana gr w-:rs- are nofied rh:t the Green
Market Pr a: has dr ooed by one uni'. frrm
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Poem R E V 0 L T by J.R. RALPH CASIMIR

My conscience revoltd-,
against man's beh aviour' towa dashis fellow-man:
hypocrisy, dishonesty, distrust, malevolence,
hatred, disrespect,''disobedience, irreligion;
more work for less pay,
less work for more pay!
II
My soul revolts
against the "modern" or"new" religion:
lack of faith, piety, devotion, discipline,
charity, sincerity, unification, godliness;
flirting with sensationalism, mockery;
preaching materialism instead of the Word of GOD!
III
My heart revolts,
against "dirty.gutter" politics:
dissension, lies, deceit;
bad governme nt -
misrepresentation, misrule,
malfeasance, misfeasance,
neglect of service,
misuse of taxpayers' money,
abuse of power!
IV
My whole being revolts
against the .swell-headed czars, dictators,
misguided rulers, dishonourable "honourables"
who do their damnedest best to suppress
freedom of thought,
freedom of speech,
freedom of movement,
freedom of worship,
freedom from want,
freedom from fear!
V
My conscience revolts;
against certain world conditions due to:
rulers' inability to rule ,
education misapplied, the learned is yet ignorant.
Ignorance and mischief :are rampant
but man boasts of -intelligence, greatness, power.
Creator of all things in heaven, on earth,
how dare man ignore him?
All that man is and has
are from Him.
My whole being revolts
against man's misbehaviour.

And now a famous poem by W.B.Yeats (1865-1959) once winner of the Nobel
prize for Literature: AGES OF
THE FOUR AGES OF MAN
He with body waged a fight, and these unforgettable lines:
But body won; it walks upright.
Then he struggled with the hicat; TOO LONG A SACRIFICE
Innocence and peace depart. CAN MAKE A STONE OF THE HEART.
O WHEN MAY IT SUFFICE?
Thenahe struggled with the mind;AY IT SUFFICE?
His proud heart he left behind. NOW AND IN TIME TO BE,
Now his wars on God begin; WHEREVER GREEN IS WORN,
At stroke of midnight' God shall win.ALL CHANGED, CHANGED UTTERLY:
_A TERRIBLE BEAUTY IS BORN.


Friday,December 17, 1971


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Fort Young Hotel Boutique
For gifts of Lasting Pleasure visit the Fort
Young Boutique and our new Branch Boutique
over the Safari Oflices, Victoria Street.
An Exclusive and Limited number of Chris-
mas Cards and calenders especially designed by
John Newel Lewis :r the Fort Young Boutique
are now on display. ThiS is a Unique opportunity
to buy Dominican Greeting C.ird- and calende's
for your friends and families at home and over-
scaQ
Also a\vjilb-bk from the Fort Young Boru
ique, FINE BONE CHINA GIFTWARE by
Royal Worcester and Tuscan Exclusive ad Ori-
ginal Fashion Jewefery by Coroc-aft. And also
wide choice of Gifts for everyone
And for all those who wish to feel cool ons
Smart Occ~ior-r, Safari Suits for men, the Perfect
Suits for the Trotnis, available only fi .-N the Fort
Young Boutique
THE FORT YOUNG BOUTIQUE AND SAFARI
BOUTIQUE WELCOME Y QU TO OUR CHRISTMAS
SDISPLAY 19.71 l.,


. NOTICE


Customers, are advised, th;,t our Service
Department will be cosed for annual staff
Vacation from Monday 20th December,
1971 to xoth January 1972..
Only extreme cases of emergency may
be met within this period.
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CO. LTD. Tel. 2780


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are proud to announce their appomitmenrt as
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RESULTS OF MILO COATS OF ARiS CONTESTi
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VWHERE VULTURES GATHER by Androcles (from -p.2) and. that the other more
developed Commonwealth Caribbean countries whom they had -hoped would join
had not done si, they thereupon withdrew from the project. Not so .our
Premier who, with Bradshaw of St,Kitts, has'expressed determination to
press on-with.the union with Guyana,.whether the people want.it or not,
once he gets the necessary majority of his paid henchmen in the House of
Assembly.
This is the crisis which faces. Dominica. It is clear that the overwhel-
ming majority of the people of Dominica are opposed to this projected
political union. A referendum would confirm this. The people of Roseau,
for example, cannot accept that Ronald Armour and Patrick John can over-
ride their feelings in this most important matter. So that -- were these
these two Parliamentary representatives, along with any number of the others,
to vote to take us into political union-with Guyana, no notice would be
taken of the step which would be regarded as a travesty of democracy, not
binding upon the people. For were the people of Dominica to allow this,
they would deserve to return to the chains of slavery which shackled them
in the 18th and 19th centuries.
So when we contemplate these things and realise that they all stem
from the guilt, folly and betrayal of the Premier, it makes good sense
that he should retire from the political scene on this issue. He knows
that in this matter he is at great odds with the population and. he has
indeed badly calculated. Honour demands that he resign though, if he likes,
continuing to hold his personal view that union with Guyana would be Para-
dise.
It seems' to me that the moment of his resignation at this time is op-
portune: for other reasons. He does not seem well and it is known that he
just cannot do justice to the affairs of State. The kind of policy such
as we saw last week indicates this: on Monday telling the population that
it would be illegal to gather on the site of the New Marke;t in Roseau for
the inaugural meeting of the Roseau Town Council; on Wednesday offering
by means of press release to pay the Council for the same land upon which
two-days previous it was illegal to enter at the invitation of the Council.
This is: contained in a statement issued by the Premierl Subsequently, pub-
lic'., meetings in the Town of Roseau have been banned and. the Town Council
threatened with dissolution; there are also strong rumours that newspapers
will be suppressed.
This Premieral loss of grasp on things of State has not gone unnoticed
by those waiting in the wings. The number of lawyers and Company Directors
flocking to join the Leblanc Party with a view to the Succession is re-
vealing. Nothing else explains the phenomenon of persons, lon1 resident
here, now rushing to join up at a time when the crimes of thad -Party are
.being made manifest; a Party, be it remembered, which has hitherto pro-
claimed. itself to be the little man's Party. I think that this phenomenon
is nicely..summed up in St. Matthew's Gospel, referring to th6" End:- "Wherever
the:-corpse is, there the vultures will gather" (XXIV, 28). In this connect-
ion, I strongly urge my fellow Dominicans to keep their eyes focused on
the recent neophytes' to the Leblanc Party to see what it is which has
brought them into a Party whose original members have affected to abjure
"Gros bougs". But"gros bougs" come to them now in great numbers, well
shaken pressedd down and running over. For one of them, we understand that
Earl Leslie as the representative of Portsmouth in'the House Of Assembly
is being ordered to make way long before the end of his term of office.
And it was also to give place to gross bougs" that a number of"petits bougs"
was replaced on the Executive at the recent Convention of the Leblanc Party
at Portsmouth. Clearly, the hand shakes; the footsteps falter. It is time
to go.

MAYOR OF GEORGETOWN, GUYIANA, RESIGNS
Because it was "the only honourable course to take" since he disagreed
with the political aims and actions of his Party (the People's National
Congress of which Forbes Burnham is leader), Mr. Archibald Codrington
resigned his position as Mayor of Georgetown. yesterday. Mr. Codrington,who
is a member of an old West Indian family, has a high reputation for integrity


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Page Eight THE. ST.AR FridayDecember 17, .1971


CARIBBEAN ASSOCN.OF INDUSTRY AND
COMMERCE statement by Sir Garnet
-Gordon at the A.G.M. in Grenada;-
"Our legislatures can be of service
to us, or the means of our enslave-
meit; the Church can call us backto
devotion to God or can be just an-
other pressure group, in the mundane
turmoil; the Law can be firm and
just, a guarantee of freedom and
liberty, or it can become our
shackles; the Press can be free
and courageous in serving public
opinion or a servile organ of the
state; the University of the West
Indies may be "destroyed and sub-'
verted or preserved in integrity as
a seat of Learning,Training and
Scientific Service."
BRAVE WORDS, Sir Garnet-and WISE

ST*A*R*S*P*O*R*T*S* DASA THAN
Sorry we have to shorten DASA's re-
lease thanking their many patrons
for invaluable contributions to the
success of 1971 Popham Tournament:
Castaways Hotel, for hosting at
cocktails on Dec.12.; to J.Astaphan
& Co. for their gifts and entertain-
ment of the Dominica Football Team;
Minister of Home Affairs for a fine
-dinner and enjoyable evening; and
last but by no means least special
tri-bte & big thank-you to "By Trin-
ee" for sponsoring live commentary
on all the matches throughout the
Tournament (Radio Dominica). The
Managers & Teams of St.Lucia,St,
Vincent and Dominica also thank "By
Tr~ine" for gift travelling bags.


TO ONE. AND ALL, THANK YOU. S A S 0 1'8 G EET I NG S
G.Registe,Mngr.D/ca Football Team. The Mayor and Members of the Ports-
N ICE-. LOSiNG HO mouth Town Council wish to extend
N iCE ot general info SEASON'S GREETINGS and BEST WISHES to
It is notiiedat for general info His Excellency the Governor and Lady
mat nst sdurs QgceQools-Lartigue, the Hon.Premier and Mrs.
ap o he evised aws f omn eBlanc, Hon.Members of the House of
is wof it efhoisoa enai one Assembly,
mile beyond, and within he boundar- The Royal Dominica Police Force
ies of the town of Portsmouth and The Dominica Defence Force
one mile beyond, are hereby author- Citizens of Portsmouth
eed to remai M oen a orn serving cus- citizens of Portsmouth
omers be weerl Ohe. j'oywn ours Members of the Roseau Town Council.
on e da es spec ie e low.- Members of the Village Councils
MN..20 Dec.19l 8am to 6 pm. The Staff of Radio Dominica.
TUES.21 Dec. 8 am to 6 pm. AY THIS SEASON BRING YOU PEACE AND
WSS.22 Dec. 8 am to 6 pm. GOODWILL THROUGHOUT THE NEW YEAR.
THFRIS.2 Dec." 8 am to 6 pm* (Sgd.) O.J. Magloire,
F 31st Dec.1971 8 am to 6 pm. Mayor of Portsmouth.
The above variations from the Ac ~'O .. .. a
usual srm o en hn e ai rno g atb h~ : We have been involved in the battle
appcble shop workers will receive for a free Dominica. Our ink was sold
appropriate additional Ohmu1n^era1o1 b t1 rs to the _ducato. Stis
Mor .o er m2ie services rendereat. ee2 0t EL( R eu ca
J.A.BARZEY, Permanent Seoretdny I nted epu lised bH he rpietor
Ministry of FinanceTrade & Industry o. M ill Ho.use oPt Hoi t l
3 Dec.171.M.P.T.18/74,Gl90.259/lat 26 Ba th .oaeau, Dminca ..


VAN GEEST'S DENIAL BANANAS/GUYANA
During the week when we suspended
publication, we received a cable from
Mr. John Van Geest, Mg.Director of
Geest'.Industries, asking us to print
the following telex letter, signed on
his behalf by Mr. C.E. Johnson:-
"A news item under the caption
"Bananas would perish immediately if
Dominica joins Guyana" appeared on the
front page of the Dominica Herald dated
27th November 1971. It is a completely
false report and I deny having made ar
such statement at any time and further
state that the subject referred to was
not discussed-at the meeting.
I fail to understand why my name
should have been used for this purpose
and I regard-the news item as mischiev-
ous and misleading."
We replied to Mr.Van Gst that the
three newspapers Chronicle,Herald and
Star had made a 'gentleman's agreement'
that matters critical of one newspaper
should be dealt with by the offending
newsorgan. However, since the material
has already appeared in the Chronicle &
Educator, we publish it for the informs-
ation of our readers We were ourselves
surprised at the sensationalism of the
headline, but we understand that certain
reputable planters at the Citrus Grdwerc
meeting of Tues,23rd.Nov. got the im-
pression that Mr. Van Geest made some
comment similar.to that cited in the
Herald text under the offending head-
line, and that one of them will make
this point elsewhere. Some misunder-
standing is obviously involved. -Editor.


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T H .. S T.A R


Friday,December 17, .1971






Supplement TTIIE STAh
Guest Editonial by John Spector PEq
POWER TO THE PEOPLE T
What have. Anguilla, Bangla Desh enti
East Pakistan) and Roseau, Dominicaare
in common? One thing, that thing that
is more important than any other ---
their right to self determination.
The. Anguillans were a small minority
in the. State of St.Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla;
the Bengalis a' minority in Pakistan;
the Roseau Town Council a minority in
Dominica. All had "Democratic" conct-
itutional rights and these rights
wece flouted by the central govern-
ment. As. happens when men and women
are Men and Women, not. mice, the.
people revolted -- Anguilla -has won
out with the help of Britain, East
Pakistan (who had elected overwhelm-
ingly their own national Bengali
"Awani League!') had their leader arr-
ested and the people mercilessly att-
acked by the; West Pakistan army,
causing ten million refugees to flee
into India. Now after India had inter-
veneE with counter-force to securec--
,back the homes of these ten million
people., the chance of Bangla Desh
gaining a great measure of autonomy is
assured.
-What of the. voters of Roseau, who
by constitutional election voted in a
Council wholly composed of the Party
opposed to the party at present com-
posing the central government? They
find that the central government pro-
poses to dissolve the Roseau Town
Council (which they had already strpi
ped of most of its; powers) two weeks
after themenbers of the: Council had
been sworn in.
What do the voters of Roseau do ?
They take the law into their: own hands:
by taking-possession of the Court. ouse
premintabistaying there until they
have a promise from the Premier that
the Bill to dissolve the R.T.C. is
withdrawn, then peaceably withdraw.
Now Premier Leblanc may think he
still has the power to push through
his will, mash the Freedom Party and
declare a one-party state; does he not
realisae that yesterday the trade union,
the Chamber of Commerae, the Employers
Federation, the Civil Service, (the Pol-
ice?)and even a majority of the Defence
Force, were against his' abrogation of
civil rights, his flouiing of the Dom-
inica Constitution and his Parrogant
assumption that the people of Dominica
are "My people" that the government is
goernmeet"? Power is to the People,
Premier' Leblanc, and you had better
not forget ity


FPLE AND GOVT. CLASH (from p.l)
IE- MA'KI' ABSENCE OF DOMINICAFJj-OWFr
C. rSR WAS MANHANDLED. These incid-
and the destruction of property are
.f&ex regretted. The Police showed
firmness and restraint in their
performance of duty. Fortunately,
the RDDF men were early retired.
EVENTUALLY, the massed~ people
left the House and assembled in
the courtyard and street to await
return of Hon.Eugenria.Charles,whu
interviewed the Premier.'about with-
drawal of the Bill; she cape back
to announce that it was withdrawn
(although the forthcoming Govt.re-
lease was not satisfactory). She
said: "We have won the first rouna,;'
And all went home rejoicing,afte--
speeches from Zaboca, Mayor Scobi.
o..to celebrate with friends & fam-i
ilies. THEN THE,RELEASE APPEARED,
It laid down terms and conditions,
between Govt. & Town Council for
'co-operation': or else (said Le-
blanc) the Bill will be laid again,
The Christian Council of Churches
had written the Premier a good let-
ter expressing grave concern and
appealing for defermenaw They also
on Friday sent a written appeal
to the RTC for reasonable cooperat-
ion with Government. Both letters
were signed by Rev.Atherton Didier.
.Leblanc made a radio speech on
Friday .giving Govt. 's viewpoint of
the incidenLt and speaking of law
enforcement against offendersa;
All we can add today is that in
all our born days we shall never
forget the scene in and around the
House of Assembly when Dominica's
citizens forcibly made known to the
Central Govt. tjeir stand on their
E I G H T Sn
THE INVISIBLE MAN (Leblanc'
as invisible again when the vote
was tkken (10-4) on a 3-part reso-
lution to go ahead with the two
prats and a shark union-with Guyana,
The Government was demolished by
Opposition thrusts time and again,
but only Mr. Christian said that
"the will of the people should be
obeyed" he defended Govt.othezwie,
It was the usual sorry bulldozing
performance of pushing through an
unpopular measure with serious con-
sequences; but the Guyana tale is
not yet told in all its entirety.
The people, through their Oppositi-
on, will yet have a chance to make
their voice heard on this "union",