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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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Mrs. Jane Lowelrthal, Ffee-
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CHRISTMAS MESSAGES
From Hil EseeRacy tkh GOauW
It la with pleasure Sthat I tnke tlhe
Opportunity afforioda mi at this tiuime .
the year to dcli~ver, on behalf of wr -if
and eiryolf, Christmas mosasancg to the
people of Dominion.
Chiristas. is ithe fear celebrating
Sthe birth of Christ and. it mias al.roed a
ia-jor cstiival in the early days of tthe
Spagan Roian, iorld, with colobrations otin
the 25tih of Decamber, including foa4tini,
dancing, tle :ivi-. of gifts ,and the do*:-
ori.^n aof homo.. (oCatisneg on Spc.st.v I


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To at pup friends, readers,


and colleagues



eI andi TAY- eAMs frey

extend their very best wishes for

"nas 71' antd New Year
:: omas X97 and New Year fi


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r, fi Hi VorsAhip the Mayor of RoeesM
Citisesr of Roseu,, friends in Dominica,
Last ye-.r when I spolk to you, dcqr
friorts in !ioseYon, I asked fot your kim".
co-oerantioi in helping me, cmbers ar ,
workers of the Raosoaa To:n COomCii to. key
thli ;sreots of "ur city clean. You resp&ii-
'-dod *spleniidly, this year I isko an eveC
miore'urgent apPiial to you for.hoip. ,
ne'e4hielp to mnaie clear somethiin, Muchabcrm;
dangerous and dirty itan the sefroeat of'
Resoau. hat somelUutig luts tIken
grovwt itn the *rindAB a;
hearts of niny persons -
high office, living no-.
N*L U.N;Sep; Gen only in aoseau, but i i"l
R pac.rha U ~; hole of Doiminice. P6.
S,"wed-oge of misistrust ind
S. uaieorstmnding Nas co .
W710 teen us. A weWg-e iicI: i
'splitting the entire S-
S asnavmiudor and ca.n have
a df consequences.
. "e It -is ey duty, therO-
fore, the Rosnau Ton,
Couneil's duty, .d.,in.-
S 'doi od, theo duty of all
r ',uS o:o l'v0o ou r i.)--
Kurt Walbeim it52 ci osc,'- I
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THE P E 0 P L E'S 'R T E S 3 by ANDROCLES
December 16th. has always. been for me a meaningful date. It is
the anniversary of my First-Communion and Confirmation and I always
remember:-the :day. This year, however, it: took. on added significance and a
new dimension. For on:. :.Thursday 16th December, 1971, the people /nation
to which 1 belong publicly revealed a side of the national character
hitherto dormant for nearly 80 years.'In other words, a political adult-
hood was expressed on that .day -a-kind of counterpart to Confirmation,
itself the attainment of spiritual adulthood.
Thh last time the people of Dominica braved the armed forces of Gov-
ernment and faced death in protest' against what they considered an unjust
law was in 1893 when the inhabitants; of La Plaine refused to pay a land
tax imposed and for their pains had three_ of their people killed by Gov-
ernment troops: landed by MHM.S ,Mohawk. Yes, those were, the days of
.colonialism' But.,four years after we ,:ehtnust'.our -future td our own people,
we' face' the 'dange-r last faced"'80./ years;.ago.' The Carib fracas of 1930 when
one life.,was lost had a rather different cause.
It will remain one o my most cherished recollections to have arrived
around the Court '.House at about a quarter to ten on the day. As IL approach-
ed, I saw somI thing which remains etched on my memory. There before me
appeared a .cene sgo very reminiscent of the drawings one has seen of the
storming of the Bastille on 14th July,'1?89. I was just in time to see a
large body of enraged citizens leaping over the railings and bursting
through the doors and windows of the House of Assembly, but with this
difference: that the Dominica citizenry, because of the involvement of
South in 19;71 as compared with 1789, contained a much larger proportion of
ydung persons and, to that extent therefore, the local scene portrayed
.more agility and'spring. But the situations -were the same: an assertion
that all power is from the people'and that the will of the people, Once
manife.s.t, must. prevail.
::WhenI I .was able' to-get into the building after the citizens had ex-
pressed, them leaves. I. was ...equally impressed with what I saw. Normally
I do not approve or tolerate vandalism and breaches of the law under any
pretext, but this. time, as I looked' at the damaged chairs and.tables and
sp1in.tGued.,glasa, I felt very much as one feels in the presence of the
relics of martyraeand saints. These. were the fruits and consequences of
Sof a.holy anger and high ideals; an assertion of the deep human instinct
of love of freedom. I shall be ~nost disappointed if the Premier does not
himself take this view of things. I am sure that as a good Dominican and
-placed on the other side he would approve the same act. Among Dominicans,
freedom wells from deep human springs. Let not the Premier's only-partly-
Dominican entourage detract from that feeling which, I am'sure, he shares
with the rest of up.
This is why I refuse to believe the story circulating that the Premier
is.dissatisfied with the-handling of the situation that Thursday morning
by the head of the Police Force. The Premier will be making a very grave
mistake if he doe. s anything other thar commending the Chief of Police for
his handling of what was an extremely delicate state. 'Theie is no more
dangerous situation than dealing with an aroused. citizenry which feels.
'that its rights have been trampled upon. It takes but small heat topro-
*,duce the combustion and then a conflagration. By his conduct and that of
his men, this is what the Police Chief forestalled. As-someone has! remark-
ed, if complete law: and order was not maintained, at least the peace was
kept and that was a lot in the circumstances around the- House of Assembly
on 16th December. Far from condemnation, there is a genuine spontaneous
expression of admiration for the conduct of the Chief of Police under ex-
tremely adverse conditions and many feel that he should be cited for com-
mendable action in so tactfully handling a huge worked-up, crowd. So the
Premier should thank his stars for the type of chief law enforcement O!siomr
he has. In the hands of a different type of.person, even the Premier might
have been sorry.
Another event of the period covered by the People's Protest and one
as ,equally commendable as the conduct of the Chief of Police is the
intervention of the Christian Council of DQminica. (Concluded on p. 4)


THtE S AR


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T .ursda,. December 23. 1971. THE STA__ __ Page lThre

Q UEEN'S WELCOM--
l t's a i c N t icsee si, many. fai s
C CHRISTTMAS I That so long were: orf our
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Swith relatives -
And make the season Happy
O m rdbiac Day THE and Bright. Our And
THE NEVIS REFORM, T Our Patrons An
SiS lI O TION Party won six of the *
u.as m ff i w dight contested sat in the Friends
S tI aSWrvice t -atm first fully elected Local Coun- F e
fGMT. ispteo at ISl cil Elections held in. Nevis on
a "- i w~."Wed.iesday.

POSITION VACANT e r ,l ,tl
S CENTRAL WATER AUTHORITY SSe .
STh.: CG;::r!l W.iter Authorirt invie', alicaiorns -
Strom suitable teronsr fcor te posr oc Laboratorv a '
Technician Traiec; now vacant : .
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mancs.nd hc.nce subic, p:r-nraci.e h .:lem.- Best J' ishes for Christma$ s
mistri. or Bio7 ", .
I.e'. .. in accordance wrih tde -Ce .- c AND
S" oob taltl & ro pttp
Succe< unrgo trainmpg locai There ar2 howe-e, rea- :.,, A A
sonble prospects for oversea.j training.
SApplications in writing, stating age 'full I
pari-cu!ars ef qualification, together with two tes- ..
limonials. should be forwarded to:.
The Chief Engineer, .. THE DOMINiCA DISPENSARY CO. LTD.
Central Water -Authoritv. .' fh Thank ri i'r Man' Fricind PFr heir:'Kwiid
S22 Barh Road, Pa ro: n ag; Dur;?g IO97. and 1 ,'t., Exwr.nd hA.l
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3 th December, 19'!. :. .. / l "
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At this most wonde40u time of the ye- when sit hearts
Applicants should be qualified in Electrical .. .
Engineering, and a good knowledge of mechanic- ire fuli of "vy ad' i"i h .. e
a! engineering would be a definite asset. THE D i C A TRAn'E..!IN U
Salary will be cnm-n-nrsurate with qualifications tkes he o)erru. t' w.h Meme.
and experience. The cn opany operates a pension i| e:L.,ihers ar) r!en.lS
and life assurance scheme. j. C /,
Applications in the applicant's own hand writing, A MERRY CH
stating full particulars of education, age and ex- .I r. a
perience should be addressed to the Secretary,
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Castries, Si. Lucia as soon possible z t. -- .







THE PEOPLES PROTEST by ANDROCLES from Page Two
This Council is a body which the Government has so far refused to recog-
nise officially.
It is the second time that the Churches have intervened in a moment
of danger to the national life. The first occasion was in connection with
the passage of the Seditious and Undesirable Publications Act onJuly 5th,
1968. On that occasion the Premier pretended not to have received the
Churches' joint letter urging reconsideration of the measure and suggest-
ing postponement of its passage into law. It is well known that the
message was received in time. Had the Premier acted on the advice, recon-
sidered and decided not to proceed with that law, all that has happened
in the political life of Dominica since might have been averted, since it
is the existence of this; unjust law which has impelled the critics to de~
it. This time, however, the Premier used the intervention of the Christian
Council sensibly, making it the opportunity to step down -at least temp-
orarily -from his untenable position of attempting to abolish the Roseau
Town Council -the people's ancient Town Board, later Roseau Town Council.
The Christian Council also addressed the Roseau Town Council as the other
disputant in the needless quarrel. I must record a portion of the text of
that letter as one of the most balanced documents it has ever been my
privilege to come across;
..."The Christian Council of Dominica appeals to the Chairman and
members of the Roseau Town Council to explore every avenue of afford-
ing the greatest possible co-operation with Central Government in
the spirit of tol erance and wisdom, and with all due respect being
given to the rights of individuals and institutions..."
Read it carefully, giving every word and phrase its due weight, and
see how ridiculous; it makes some lodal apostles of 'compromise' in a
certain section of the local press appear.
Yet another valuable experience I gained from the occasion of the
People's Protest was the opportunity of meeting socially some of today's
youth. The young people formed a significant proportion of the protesters
and gave a useful element of purposefulness to the proceedings. Their
sustained militancy was also a valuable contribution. When I met some of
these young persons on the night of the People's Protest and discussed
the day's events, I liked very much what I saw and heard. And I feel heart-
ened to think that much of what I had heard about and, indeed, suspected
in the young people of today, is without foundation. What I really think
is needed is more humility on both sides so that dialogue and mutual un-
derstanding may proceed. And, frankly, some of the garb and mannerisms
repel, but these are importations, extraneous and accidental. Beneath
these externals, I feel that there is much room for coming together between
the age-groups. Nor is it necessary to pretend to approve and explain away
all that the younger generation does. There are many persons, even instit-
utions, seeking a cheap. -and transient popularity with youth by
feigning and pretending to agree with all they do. This is a disservice to
the young who, I -begin to feel, .are anxious to separate the grain from
the chaff of life. Plain and kind speaking, it would seem to me, must be
the basis of dialogue.
This is as good as thought as any, I think, upon which to end this
piece and to wish readers of this column the best for the Season. I do not
pretend that we shall be having a truly Merry Christmas this year. A number
of factors conspire to prevent this, not the leastbbeing the tensions we
are going through and the economic depression raising its head. But,espec-
ially in those of some maturity, let them take the occasional bad with the
more frequent good and let us as, a nation work to ensure that the next time
the Season comes round, we shall be able to wish in the fullness of sincer-
ity and on the basds of achievement
A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a
BRIGHT AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!


ThursdayDecember 23,1971


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a tbre. yevar contract whiatc may be termir.ud'
b1W Order either party wving 6 three moni:
*i*lle. !The St'ry w0il bl $ S400 iOxed) par
u.,.,.ven itrv a ramrit' ao S'5. of saIarpy on
Sthe termn;tathon of thSe notratc. An Applidh4f.:
transpori allowance wik bo paid. ]vIie 1.i4! .
granted at tiF ratte of A orkmai 4va per
:anarM and abah -ot be lUPowed it aztiamalata:
AppeiAatitS: ApipiNi-lot should bhe acwiomtpEed by acnm ;
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ground sard ex-prieace darinR the list t .t
years tridudt g type of w.rk perfrilOmd io'* .
salary reCi;ed'. Three ba*iu reaferneaae s
Aere rei~0rPr' ,adieta~trg uB tep, E~oEbioua, ad-
dices and telephone nortber.
SAln apulaCot.lr, teloding t b o 4 e of presseti
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to extend all good wishes for a HAPPY CHRISTMAS5
and a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR to one and al.


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BI es arles not Permitted to
Speak o Radio Dominica
.iow o'ppears t ttext of a speech which the President of
"he Freedom Party wished to broadcast but permission
wues not granted.

Fellow Dommeoans. Today Thursday 16th Deo
1971 bas marked a unique historiteoloooaaon in
our island State. There can be no doubt now that
the people are the ultimate authority and' that
from them all power flows.
Is is the people who give governments, botb
aoenral and local, the power to look after the
affairs of the people. It is true that the people
cannot be conaltled daily by the government,
that bhey have eleosed bhu when ihe people have
shown what their wishes are on epecifio aisaes
then Governmeosa moos be prepared to pay heed
ou suob wiehbe and stay basoy aotioo which
1,'!i merely serve to rouse and antagonise the
y -spie.
la the past three years many sets have been
donr by the Government of Domrcliea contrary
o thewishes of the people. But the last two
whibc seemed to have broken the oarnme's back
sre the Grenada Deotaration and The Disso!u'
mson of the R&eeae Town Conncil. rbe people
have shown very clearly thai thpy do not wieh
to have the integratlon planned in the Deel;-
ration but tbe member of bte Governmpent have
passed a resolution to adopt 1it.
In yreent eleolaote the people of Roeeau
showed by the resounding victory they gave to
the Faeedos Party that they approved of the
naming of Freedom Sareet and of the Council's
deciteon to see payment from Central Govern-
ment for the land an which Government has
boilt the new Markes.
In the face of tbie Govevmment ohose to draft
iegeilaston intended to prevento the oRdeao
Town Council from carrying out the will of the
people.
Is is la the light of these aols that the people's
aemonsoeston abat Thureday morning must be


seen. No-one in I h i a
l t.!e Staie wishes to
':w:e violence or mob-
an's. But no-Soe wishes
:~ live andet a regime,
wiobh tbinki th b a It
merety needs to exert its
pcwet to sileose t h e
people.
Today fellow Dominoi
oans you have indlo@
led to the world that
you ase etand united to'
gatebr atslessl le+oelation
.which you, consider oppmes,


aive. We have succeeded
lo b al Government has
agreed to, withdraw the
Dsetnl tion of thb Ron-
ean Town Gouaoil legie.

We are quite asre
now that Government
having reoogolsed ltaday,
If never before, that
Government is of h e
people, by the people,
and for the people and
kaowing that the paeo


pie of Dominloi do pot waust tulrateion with
(aymsa thhe bowhla lesse of the Deolerati0o .f
Greneda will be sbelve riadefioitely.
We are pleased to nose from the prems rd-
ease issued by Government that they realis
the events of ibis moratng was a popnior
movembit and a gencine vo'oinO of the peop'e'9
wlabed -.*ad we expect that Goveroaneont a
not al0ow amy poantive etepl to be Iak t
against the people of Doomnicai who h ave
deoron ratled Ibeir unified opiuTDo en laeuein
of tep day. ,
Speaking for the Oppoadtion Periy I 1o0
say lhas we tre 'prepared to co--perate wiAh
(joveroameo wtenoevr Governnmeat I eating
for the g nod of the people %nd for Djmntos.
We wiib to akb ik Govecornme for bee::ng
that the wishes of bhe people were brougRb to
frutioan by withdrawing the. Bill for bse D i,
golutoi of the HReatu Town Coxiou i. And mrl
wiser taonsel alys prevail with Lbl a future.
W t; efa to bshak sbe batloe4e oommani
ty. bth Unainf, our faolowt is. stlpporeerl as r)
all D[~tauioijn as a whoie for showsirg tbr
courage of Iheir ooovoteloao and operliy dem
oastraltag fr -the preservation of baez ftund
amenlal rtbhs and freedom.
We wish to b a k the Obief, Oflie,
ere and mr m b e r of tie Ro y n
Dominia s .Polioe Force for their saofol Aso
capable handling of a eitnrttlo whteb mDalib
have ended ohherwtee if they bad no sadher-oe
so serlotly to the precepts of bbeir iraltamg-
preveasitoo ratleri thba prosesoaonD.
And to my fsliow Dotmloaiotn we have
glioed the firet step ia tbhka ooainouuw strt~ei
g.;e for our freedom and ecstro.se of otft br'i
right, let as look forward -o a pearefol ~amn
ahead during which oar wishes w il neve
again be igeorTd-.
Fedow Domlica an, may I take shis op,
porluna:y to w:eh yvo a peaceful and joyou@
Obristeais, and a New Year filled wal~ bealer
things for Dominiaa.



CI'HISTMAS GREETINGS

and all good wishes to


*^ ^o l our 5frmiers
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Supporters




The Dominica Freedom Part.


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wi. wsea aB their many Cusaomers and Frie rnd. :

A Very Mlerry Chr's'ias
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New Year
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Mranafrer vEl be re:;-:;;l for the overall pertforv';."
of his -'5'.-L (there are '.ur DMs ons) ,etd and tgxx"
operati ras per;san'el aend facilities. P ir.tei. byclde h..- ....
s'r" 'es to growecs as'bhvm bauana a. bLandr7y. diCsa



.CKl.ani.: tte. "ust ':a.e "A irt .frtv years o. su'p.rarv's-
cry evperiencl e ark& d ;xJ a:aisna :g other cgriuricu2tv
('s;: 1 u:;,r: 4fd f.':-; rris. ; rnana: maoa-pr;! :!':V-1
:.:-5es : a.r ktij: arjn:. a r;rl t .trarnitr'g i tt w
ec a. asiet, utr< ;. is not a pre-req1,site.

Ti .ml:rua appoiztr7ecnt ;z3i rt ; thu barn : i
:.ree year contract which n;ay be terminated falt

T: sal wn b 5,400 n;xed r an t a
x>.-y r, 2 -, a( s .iary ,n ge tenrit>at-on o'f t ... ;'e tra,
A:: appj. arte traisipo;' aitorance rlii be paid. Leave r-;
Spi.: -; at t3it- *ate of 3 working days per anrnu: ant.
--tt a.Pio .i ab-wu L ate

Ap:lication:;.s should be accomrn.pe.rdi by completeK tk
tis of education, persaonai ba)rfrountd and x:wxneer".;c
.ring the last ten ytars including type ofi wkork po
ATned anxt -iSaia received, three business eferen-
a' retire. mtiai. n positions aridn;Ess and tte:'
prke. number
Ai: aopi).ca~icti, U.-.. c": z,1.oose as f Cta Asscktion. *rii be, !-andleu t stactest coirii-
Ceixe A;nptpica tiols& shouu'd be submrintted ;,v. laser t\;C '
)e0. t it v nler 34thU 1.'. i d at dressed tio

DCOM'NICA P AANA GiROWSR ASS(KX-'IATIO _
HROSEAU. DtOMUNTCA W-I


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O A PARRsY XV BELLOT
to all Friends & -Customers & C O. LT

of the wih R Fri ads and Customers a fin r a:d
".C happy tirne at CHRISTMAS -S- and Idtringr
FORT YOUNG BOUTIQUE -; NEW YEAR 1972 T.2
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-OaMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOCIATION DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS ASSOCIATION

INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR T"HE POSITION OF INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF
OPERATIONS MANAGER
ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGW--
THE JOB : BANAiA HIUS~ANDY & QUALITY CONTROL
Reporting to the General Manager the Operations of THE JOB :
1Manrager will be responsible for the overall performance Reporting to the Operations Manager tle Assist';i
of the Association's field and boxing plant operations, Oerations Manager.--Husbary & Quanity Control will
personnel and facilities. These will include such ervics be the senior technical officer of the Association. He wi
to the grower as: buying, banana usbiandry, disease con- be responsible for the development of objectives and pro-
troi transport, packaging, fertilizer supply and other re rames related to banana husbandry, leaf spot control
lated services. quality control and field services which will contribute 1
achieving a highI level of fruit quality anti operating'
THE MAN: efficiency of the banana industry.
Candidates must possess proven managerial abilities
and have in excess of five years experiAence as successful'l MAN:
managers in the banana industry or other agriculturally Candidates must possess technical and managena~
o~ented fields. A diploma or degree in agriculture wouldabilities and skills acquired in an agricultural field wor}'
be an asset but managerial ability is the first requirementlenviromnaent and re-inforced by formal training in agri-
culture. A diploma or degree in agriculture would be de-
SALARY AND BENEFITS: sirable pius an aptitude towards practical involvement :;
solutionn of problems and development of improved meth-
The initial appointment will be on basis of a three year of poles and op of ioved
Tonds of banana husbandry and quality control.
-Ym.xtmEt which may be terminated by either party by giv-.
;ig a three monhs ntie. The salary wil abe $9,600 The initial appointment will be on basis of a three year
Sa three mots oti. ,l contract, which nimy be terminated by either party by g~v-
Ufied perm ann um with a gratui.y of 25% of say ng a three months notice. The salary will be $7.200
tUe termination of the contract. An applicable transYport
lowance will be paid. Leave will be granted at the rate fixed) per annum with a gratutty of 25% of salary on
-jowancp e ad.Lav il b ratd tth the termeintion of the contret. An applicable trangport
36 working days per annum and shall not be allowed termiti on of h n n applicabl tansporfv
allof 3 inwance will be paid. Leave. will be granted at the rat
,to acumu-late. pf 36 working days per annum and shall not be allowed
o accumulate
APPLICATION :
Applications sbold be accompanied by complete de-
tails of education, pisonal background and experience Applications should be accompanied by complete de-
during the last ten years including type of wcrk per-tails of education, personal background and experienr,
formed and salary received. Three business references areduring the last ten years including type of work p>r-
iequired, indicating name. position, address, and tele-formed and salary received. Three business references ar
phone number. required, indicating name, position, address, and tec -
All applications, including those of present empioyphone number.
ees of the Association, will be handled in strictest confi All applicants, including those of present emplo-
dll appllicants, incca-sig those of present empt oya-
denee. Applications should be submitted no later ta ees of the Association, will be handled in strictest confi-
December 24th, 1971 and addressed to: dence. Applications should be submitted no later than
December 24th, 1971 and addressed to:
THE CHAIRMAN,
DOMINICA BANANA GROWEliS' ASSOCIATION THE CHAIT MAN.
:RO-SEAU, DOMINICA, W.I_. __ __j -.----- DOMINICA BANANA GROWERS' ASSOCIATION
S ROSrFAU, DOMINICMA. W.I.
NOTICE E a O
Customers are advised that our Service FOR
SDepartment will be closed for annual staff FOR SALE
vacation from Monday 20th December, 1971 Ford Cortina No.3234
1971 to ioth January 1972.
1971 to 0th January 972. yOne owner; 4,ooo miles.
Only extreme cases of emergency may d new G 8o Goodyear Radial y Tyres
be INIC TRCTR & EQUIPMENT nd, ext. 3 audio
DOMINICA TRACTOR & EQUIPMENT Call: 248, ext. 32 8a.m. to 4 p.m.
CO. LTD. Tel 2780 223--


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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 Offices, Victoria Street.
An Exclusive.and Limited number of Chris-
t;as Cards and calenders especially designed bv
John Newel Lewis f., the Fort Young Boutique
are now on display. This is a Unique opportunity
to buy Dominican Greeting Cards and calenders
for your friends and families at home and over-

Aiso available- from the Fort Young Bou-
tique, FINE BONE CHINA GIFTWARE by
Royal Worcester and Tuscan Exclusive and Ori-
ginal Fashion Jewellery by Corocraft. And also a
wide choice of Gifts for everyone
And for all those who wish to feel cool -m
Smart Occasions, Safari Suits for men, the Perfect
Suits for the Tropics, available only from ihe Fort
Young Bountque.
THE FORT YOUNG BOUTIQUE AND SAFARI
BOUTIQUE WELCOME YOU TO OUR CHRISTMAS
DISPLAY 1971
250 4/i


Dominica Banana Growers'
Association
NOTICE TO BANANA GROWERS
BANANA PRICES
Banana Growers are notified that the
Green Market Price has dropped by one
unit from 69.o.o to 65.Io0. with effect
from 2oth December, 1971 the price
payable to growers will be as follows:


,At reception Stations
At Buying Points 1


3.2oc per lb
2.400 per lb.


Growers who qualify for Incentive
and Foam Bonuses will receive an addi-
tional .5c per lb.


ST. C. IRISH
Ag. General Manager
2wS '


21st December, 1971


5EA!ON~S


GREETIHOS


A MERRY CHRISTMAS
TO ALL
FRIENDS & CUSTOMERS
FROM

VICE'S SUPERMARKET


Friday, December 23, 1971
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PROPERTY FOR SALE
That desirable property situated at Mornme
Bruce and known as Ross Cottage.
The property. commands a magatifcent
view of the city of Roseau, the harbour
and the surrounding Areas.
It may be regarded as one of the best re-
sidential sites on the island and the land
measuring over an acre makes it ideally
suitable for conversion into a luxury re-
sort Hotel.


For further particulars contact:-
AGENCIES & INSURANCE BROKERS
Telephone 31:24.


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NOTICE
EXAMINATION AND LICENSING
OF DRIVERS AND VEHICLES 1972
Owners and Drivers of Vehicles are hereby
informed that the Licensing Officer and Examiner
of Motor Vehicles will attend for the purpose of
licensing and examining Motor Vehicles and
applicants for Licence at the following times and
places:-
ROSEAU: From Monday 3rd January
1972 onwards.
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to
r p m. and 2 p.m. to'3p.m.
each day.
PORTSMOUTH: From Monday 17th January
to Wednesday 19th January

A valid certificate of third Party Insurance must
be produced along with each motor vehicle for
examination and licensing. No Motor Vehicles
will be licensed unless it is covered by insurance
at Third Party Risks.
Owners and Drivers are hereby advised to pay
their rn;i,,r vehicles and drivers licences by the
3isr do of January '1972. Defaulters after that
date wli be prosecuted..
The fac- that the Exanmwning Officer has not exa-
mined, ard certified as to the mechanical fitness
of a vehicle. is no excuse for failing to pay the
required 11ccnce du.y as the life of the last issued
certificate of ritne- may be extended to such time
as the exam:nmg other considers necessary, in
acc.rjance with section 21 '6o of the Motor ve-
hices Road Trafic Regulations.
S gd.) D.1H. Philbert
Commissioner of Police
and TRAFFIC COMMISSIONER


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Thursday, Decerbbef 23, 2g


FINAL PARAGRAPH OF THE GOVERNOR' S
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE:
Christ came on earth only to die
later to save sinners, and it is
fitting that at this time of the
year we should all get together and
enjoy ourselves in a true Christian
spirit of prayer, charity, peace
and goodwill, .-resolving to unite
and work at all times for the spir-
itual, social and economic advance-
ment of our beloved country.


*** S*T*A*R*S*P*O*RPT*S ******~*
Christmas Rifle shoot, CogZiel Butler
and Gert Elander tied for 1st place
with 93 points each; Mr. Buter earned
1st Choice & won the Fingal Cup.
Mr. Francis Rolle won the wooden spoon.
H.E. the Governor presented his trophy
to Mr. Elander (1971 winner with 123
points). OOT LAT
Last Sat. a final close orseason
match held at Windsor Park between two
DASA teams (Roseau north vs.Roseau S)
was won by Roseau South 4-0. The South-.


CQNCLUSION OF MAYOR ED SCORIE'S erners completely outplayec tne Norths
MESSAGE : to work as hard as we (wlth nine S.players fromHarlem Rov-
worked to clean the city streets,in ers, not surprising!) Their combination
order-. to bring about peace,under- was superb. The players from North,
standing and cooperation between drawn from a number of teams, could
Government and people. Violence is have been dangerous for south other-
not the answer; because once viol- wise. ABROAD:. Everton's Star Strik..
ence eruptss, like a seething vol- er, Alan Ball, was transferred to
cano, it will not stop, but contain Arsenals for a record 200,000
da th BOXING. The. second round. of "We
ue until it has left a path of death OurselvThe second round of "We
and destruction in its wake. Such Ourselves sponsored boxing on Sun,
a thing nearly happened last week. 19 Dec. got off to a rainy start at
But Someone more powerful than us Windsor .Pk. In the first two out of
puny mortals stood watching over four bouts, which were both 3-rounders
ps and prevented a national cata- Young Corbette/Kid MBoya and Roy Cooke
ropha At this season we might /Kid Crown both had successes, outpoint
trophy. At this season we might
emulate the words o the song writ- ing their opponents-by 4 pts & 1 pt.
tem by the Gaylords Manager, and respectively. In the other two fights,
sy not only "Pray for the Black Fighting Aines scored a knockout over
Ian but pray for all 'Dominicans, kid Sp;iler in 1st minute of 4th rd.
respective of class, colour oir of their 4-rouhd corlest, whilst Roy
irrepective o class, colour o Cobra scored a technical knockout ov-
creed. er Bab ston in the thi
Let us then learn from this in- er Baby Liston in the third of 10 Ms.
cident that we must unite in peace& .rEw. U' nui wK T" --- .----.-
nd brotherly and sisterly love. SPAIN: The Roman Catholic Church in
and brotherly and sisterly love,
In life, too many expect to take Spain has at last issued a pamphet
and take and not give anything in criticising the Franco regime. *****
return. It is from those persons- WATER is rationed in Canefield,Mahaut..
those grabbers that the germs of iFor this reason I am'asking for the co-
evil spread. TLhe corruption of operation of all in Dominica, so that
power eats into them and then noth- we can say, one day in the not too dis-
ing but final self-destruction will tant future, in the words of a well-
put an end to the misdeed they per- known song: "Dominica it's a happy
petuate. Sadly, they go through land.
life not having learnt the Words of On this harmonious note, I leave
the poett That in search of justice, you with peace and love and understand-
and fair play those who suffer un- ing. May one and all love one another
der the heels of their oppressors- and make not only this Yuletide season
will always stick to the philosophy: a happy Qogoua one, but all the years
"because right is right, to follow, that lie before usr. I thank you with
right, .were wisdom in the scorn of sincerity which comes from deep with-
consequence* in me.
T'day, there are those who have
abandoned the right path. We must NEWS OF WEEK (contd.) Sister Alma
all work, hand in hand, in harmony Rose who.did so much good in the In-
to bring them back onto this right firmary, has gone to Guyana to work
path. If we fail then we face a with herPriest-brother. ********.
future in a land of unhappiness and THE ASSOCIATE STATES & Montserrat will
hate. (Next Col.) each receive $168,000 from UK Govt.-
pr E.- Bcpbished by the Proprie-to final share-out of late W.I.BEDERAL
pobert E.Allfrey of Copt Hall Mill GOVT. s remaining assets, to buy UK
j.ouse at 26 Bath Rd.Roseau,Dominica ,. Capital goods relevant to developnme-,


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Special Supplement TTHE STAR inuraaay, c. 2, I,1,7
THE BREAKDOWN by John Spector
One of the saddest things around the world today is the breakdown of
the first attempts at 'democracy' in most of the new post-colonial terri-
tories of Africa and the West Indies -- a breakdown due to ignorance
both of leaders and electorate of their fundamental rights, procedures,
privileges and freedoms;. This ignorance is epitomised in the crass state-
ment of the Premie-r of Dominica, "the minority may have its say, but the
majority must have its way". note the 'may' and the. 'must'. Then realise
that in Dominica the minority is made up of some 48% of the voting elect-
orate! So, despite an apparent vast majority of representatives in the
SHouse of Assembly, the Premier has not got the backing of even half the
people of Dominica (if he knew the number of onetime Leblanc supporters
who have changed their) allegiance recently due to his own high-handed .,
actions; he would have tried coneiliation rather than dubious force).
In a properly understood democracy, the Parliamentary Opposition is
also by definition a part of the governing body of the land. Bills which-
are for the benefit of the 'majority' but cause deprivation of all or
some part of the minority are subject to amendment by the Opposition to
reduce the hardship caused to the minority; even if, at the same time,
they reduce in small part the benefits accruing to the majority -- and
the representative majority in the legislative body should by definition
of democracy accept the amendment. In this way the cifil rights of minor-
ities and even -inividuals are respected and regarded in accordance with
the Universal. Declaration of Uuman Rights now enshrined in any democratic
constitution. Unfortunately those nouveau legislators of the excolonial
states consider only their supporters, their voting strength and their own
personal, power. Illogical policy or legislation, such as bylaws empowering
village councils to fell trees without owner consultation or compensation
if such tree is considered 'a danger to the public', yet, in another law,
allowing them to build new roads but giving by law compensation to the
owners of trees cut downM or reducing the powers of the Roseau Town Council
whilst handing the village councils the same powers, causes friction, ill-
mill and distrust of the intentions of Parliament.
Let every, one of our legislators take their 1961 Revised Laws of
Dominica and read them carefully through and realise that many of them are
colonial in phraseology and intent. Cap. 254 (Undesirable Publications)
was designed as an Emergency Ordinance in 1940 when the (Vichy) French of
Martinique and Guadeloupe became enemies instead of allies. Read Cap. 189
(Roseau Town Counbal) and note the "we -will-let-these-half-witted-nativea-
have-a-go-at-ruling-themselves" attitude, with plenty of built-in rastvct-
ictions and a vatoay and "Interim Commissioner" as a ready weapon for the
Colonial Administrator. Instead of repealing the bad laws of their old
masters; the Leblane Government strengthens them. Something like 47W of the
new laws passed since 1961. (Leblanc's first year if power) are designed,
not to benefit all Dominicans, but to increase and consolidate the power of
one man -- the Premier. That way lie sleepless nights for tyrants, fear
for rulers. Criticism is branded as sedition, opposition is called treason.
Lacking humility, fearing to spoil their 'image', afraid to lose face, they
turn to oppression -- threat of prison, proclamations, states of emergency,
firearms and other bludgeoning methods of the rule of dictators. Mussolini
was killed and hung upside town, Hitler died by his own hand: small men,
not big enough to realize that a true leader must have humility and the
strength to ,go with it strength of character not of armed might; be big
enough to acknowledge mistakes and realise that Power is to the People.
We all intend to see that we have a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful
and Prosperous New Year. Is: that your private wish too, Mr. Premier ?

CONCLUSION OF H.E. the GO SRNU0Bi AAS MESSAGE:
It was not long after, however, that it became a Christian festival,with12
a-Christian meaning imparted to it, in conjunction with these customs.
Christmas carols arose in the thirteenth century and are now a part of
Christmas celebrations in every country.
(Conclusion on page 12)


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Christmas Supplement (i) THE -ST.AR
The following lines are adapted
from a world-famous poem written
in 1916 by the Irish poet W.B.Yeats
- to whose shade we tender humble
thanks and apology, knowing he is
with us in the spirit of our times.

DECEMBER 1971
I have met them at close of day
Coming with vivid faces
Prom counter or desk among gay
Brokendown West Indian houses.
I have passed with a nod of the head
Or polite meaningless words;,
Or have lingered awhile and said
Polite meaningless words,
And thought before I had done
Of a mocking tale or a conte
To please a companion
Along the pool by the pont,
Being certain that they and I
Just limed wheredort~ata ;:wor
All changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.


Thursday, December 23, 19' i


That woman's days were spent
In' ignorant good-will,
Her nights in argument
Until'her voice grew shrill.
What voice more sweet than hers'
When, young and beautiful,
She led the choir in church?
This mat had taught in school
And rode on his hobby-horse;
This other his helper and friend
Was coming into his force;
He, might have won fame in the end
So buoyant his nature seemed,
So daring and sweet his thought.
This other man I had dreamed
A drunken, vainglorious lout.
He had done most bitter wrong
To some who are near my heart,
Yet I number him in the song;
He, too, has resigned his part
In the carnival comedy;
He, too has been changed in his t
Transformed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.
Hearts with one purpose alone
Through the hurricane season seem
Enchanted to a stone
To trouble the living stream.
Theb landslide blocking the road,
The peasant, the birds that range
From cloud to tumbling cloud,
Minute by minute they change;
A puff of steam on the hill
Changes minute by minute;
Will the dormant volcano spill
Carrying tyrants with it?
Th6 roving.malfinis dive
And hens to chickens call;
Minute'by minute they live:
The stone's in the midst of all.


GOODWILL SINGERS AT ST. GEORCE'S
Sitting quietly in the Anglican
Church last Sunday with a bhart ullJ
of the beauty of the Goodwill Singers*
Christmas music, accompanied by Mrs.
Bascomb on the ancient organ and now
and then joined by a capacity crowd o;
Christians of Dominica was like lis-
tening to a wonderful paen of joy.
The singers lifted up their voices in
hymns and carols of love and worship
, of the Christ Child; that there wera
so many wonderful voices in Dominica
was a matter of pride. The excerpts
from Handel's Messiah were among ti-
most obviously familiar numbers, and
soloists M. Royer, J. Eugene, B.Toulo.
and particularly E.Richards were if- 1
of promise and beauty. The discipli.u
practised virtuosity of Marie Davis
Pierre (who tackled the fantastic t'1t
urn, olos of Handel's "Rejoice Greatly")
impressed tihe music-loving congregat'
with its verve. ERichards has a ver,
lovely voice which deserves further
training. The perfection of Dr.Watty'
leadership never came out so well as
in the carol "0 Little Town of Bet.4.-
hem" the parts were so in unison th-,
they were as one voice, and every ow U
was clear and distinct. "Quittery Pas
tures" was new to me but charmingly
simple. Dermot Southwell's good voice
was smothered by his back choir posit-
ion in "Holy City" but what a thunder-,
ing praise the Singers gave it; and the
canon between tenors,basses and sopra!.P
in "DingDong Merrily" gave the key to
"t~~eaietYo rpo0qtaneous wor it-4
Br Icadas., n. aRadi


Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
That is Heaven's part, our part
To mnurr name upon name,
As a mother names her child
When sleep at last has come
On limbs that had run wild.
Those who in fearless pride
Marched to the iron gate
Might well have lost and died:
.None of them flinched from fate.
I call some names in a burst -
Zaboca and Labad,
Ed Scobie and VanoulSt,
Alvin and Star Lestrade,
Derek, Martin and Stuart
Amnetto and all the young
Who played their courageous part
In the vast and massive pthrong...
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn
A2. changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.





SSupplement : THE STAR Thrsday. Decerr .. -,


EXTENDS TO ITS NUMEROUS
FRIENDS & CUSTOMERS


SEASON'S


GREETINGS


and
SA HAPPY & PROSPEROUS
WNEW YEAR


Season's


Greetings


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Best- Wishes
For a HAPPY NEW YEAR
To Their Many FRIENDS & CUSTOMERS
From The MANAGER PROPRIETOR & STAFF
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e tead to every on of their friends & customers
Sincere good wishes for a Mery Christmas
and a happy, prosperous- N' YeaY


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MRS. ENA GIRAUD & FAMILY


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"i Wishing our many
A, a ~ a .


Customers and


jFriend


A MERRY CHRISTM.%


- \sA
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NEW


YEAR


A-f~t
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And Thanking You for Your
Kind Patronage in 1971
Looking forward to Serving
You in 1972


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THE MAN WHO TOOK CARE CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM R.E.HENRY
Satire: OF THE PEOPLE.' by RAMA President-Dominica Association of
Village Councils
All about everyone, as the Leader V- DO MORE at Christmas than to
had said, they could see the evideze observe the Anniversary of an instit-,
of his concern. Fine-looking police ution. What we do is to commune with
in blue trousers, scarlet jackets an idea. I speak of the idea of
and white helmets directed traffic peace on earth,
and made it possible for a man to The pursuit of this idea is both
cross the street without being run old and new. It is as old as man's
over. Police, tightly disciplined, discovery that he could conquer and
were everywhere on motorcycles and enslave other men. In the same sense
in squad cars for the protection of it is as old as the will to resist.As
the people. There were some fine old as the power of a righteous cause.
buildings to gaze at (mostly offic- But it is also a new idea the prsurit
ial), parks to be walked-in, and the of peace, for it is in this age more
careless, shiftless way of life was than ever before, that human wisdom
gone. There was a purpose in every- and energy is directed towards bring-
thing and it was not enough just to ing the people of the earth together.
sit in the sun because the feeling And as the pursuit of peace is both
of this was good. There was no un- old and new, it is also simple and.
employment. A man did not have to complicated. Complicated, because it
look for work. A department of the has to do with people,and nothing in
Government found it for him, and al- the Universe baffles man more than
though it might not be work for which man himself. Much of nature's mystery
a man was fitted or in which he took has been brought under man's control;,
pleasure, he was made to understand the jungles of nature have been con-
he could not be absent or change em- qIered, but man still lives in his
ployment because of a whim, self-created jungle.
All this had a curious effect Therefore, as another Christmas ap-
upon a people in whose veins flowed proaches, we see the need for each of
Negro, Indian, Carib, a littlelench us to strive hard, still in pursuit of
and English blood. In this combin- the peace on ea*th which is the whole
action a'happy indolence. Fruit hung ripe With this in mind, the Village Coun-
for the picking,, fish were heavy in oils of Dominica and my wife join me
the island waters, shelter was no in greeting all at Christmas, with the
farther away than the thick palm- hope that 1972 will be for us all a
fronds which could easily be thatched year of peace and happiness.
to provide a cover. Sun blessed the
island for most of the year. It was ADDITION TO CHRISTMAS GREETINGS
good to lie in, drinking a little (see page si).:
rum, smoking some tobacco, making love THE DOMINICa FREEDOM PARTY
to a girl. Sometimes, those who .. wishes
thought about such things had the to all members, friends, and
feeling they were all marching in supporters
step and some of the good laughter A Peaceful Christmas and a Hopeful
was gone and could not be recaptured, New Year, 1971 has been
Folks no longer smiled so quickly, eventful in that Dominicans have
There was a purpose, though vaguely demonstrated that they hold en-
defined as such, and a man looking shrined the ideal of Freedom.
at'the shining streets, the brisk THE PARTY
flow of traffic through narrow high- compliments one and all who have
ways undesigned for that type of assisted in this endeavour.
modernity, was sometimes uneasy CHRISTIAN LIT-. ATURE CRUSAlE '.
though the feeling wasnot one to CHRISTIAN LRATURE CRUSADE
though he feeling was name.ot one(see page ive) wishes; to remind all
Among the buildings was a fine friends and customers that its present
address is,: 364 GREAT MARLBOROUGH St
one of stone. It was a modern prison re : 6 GREAT R ROUGH St.
with gleaming, electrically-operated JOSEPH AND SRAPHINE DECHAUS e
cell blocks, diet kitchens;, workshops the toelT phnlp ,g -p(_9)I
and research labs. This was proud r the Government. It was a monument to
shown'to visiting dignitaries who theLeade's concern ve
came frequently on trips arranged by eg|a c n nrn ro Bet ofe
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.T HE S TAR .Christmas Supplement iil


Thur-at-lday,December 23, 1971




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C4 ISTMAS OREmw S
Sis-- the cordial wish ao
1 1. ). Shitlinord :
SFor yor grocervy,qiquoor & dry goods requirernmsns
S In our grocery department :--
FROZEN CHICKEN. BEEF and LAMB:
Canned VEGETABLES and SOUPS.
,In ior Liquor Department. --
)J-OHNNY WALKER WHISKY
4 PETER DAWSON WHI-KY
STANQUERAY GIN. etc.

S-T. D. Shillingford,
SKING- Go. V STREET, ROSEAU,
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SE. NASSIEF & CO, .
send greetings to all Friends t
and Customers at this festive *
season, wishing them and
'their families
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' A HAPPY NEW YEAR i
blessed. with health and
prosperity. We look forward
4 to continued happy association
$ during 1972


"Ed"'SH'$S RETr S
To Our Prmh :
As the Holiday Seas o approaches oatr thcgtitts
tua to the true meaning af this happy tnie.
We woeld like to set asid4 the routine of bufi.
nemi and express our sin ere hope that your HOL-
DAY SEASON will be joyouss andHappy asid th.At
the NEW YEAR will bring Good Heith' and
ProIperity to you and yqars.
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Froa
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