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Mr's, ,Jane Lowenthai1 9 "j
Zib.atmian,I -vr- i
Research Institute for ..'
'i>the S'tudy of Man, - a
"T162 aost 78 Street
New Yjork 10021, N.. ,

os/ ^^ Ave, W.., lior PHYLLS SHAND ALL
VoLl QV No. 14' Fidy7 Ai: 21,.F1a


"WHEN GREEN TURNETH
SYELLOW.."
Guest Editorial by V. John Charles
It must be known by all and sundry
that the Banana Industry is the mainstay
of the Dominica economy. It is al s o
common knowledge that we have as yet
found no suitable replacement nor are we
likely to find one in the near future.
Yet any one who bothers to move
about the countryside cannot fail to see
the signs of Death, large and ominous,
hanging over most of our Island's
banana holdings. The death of such a
vital Industry can only result in chaos--
economic, social, moral.
This condition did not come over-
night. Rather it was brought about slow-
ly perhaps, yet visibly enough to have
drawn the attention of all and sundry.
Attempting to look for scapegoats
will not help. We are all to blame:
WINBAN, the local association board,
The Government, The Grower. The only
Party that can claim any laurel in this
business is the Purchasing Company, for
it cannot be gainsaid that it ne ver
neglected to look after its interests.
Yet all is not lost. The industry can
still be saved. Our soil can still produce
good bananas; the U.K. market is still
open to us. What we require therefore
is what the grower calls a 'Profit Margin'
without which he will not sell nor grow
nor even own bananas. The gap between
what the grower gets for a lb. of bananas
and what the British housewife pays is as
wide as- the Atlantic.



This must be narrowed. At present
we are tied to this unholy fixed summer
price. Crdncded p6Wg 0)
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The Dominica
lfFreedom Partb


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ssi rights for
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Sy F. SEAL COONa
TR TAIsN's 'Went
L, Indianw coionie s.
lew.tied from t1he colo,-
nf power the elements
of Western democracy
--representative gov-
ernment, party politics,;
the separation of the
executive from the
judiciary, open trial
y jury, freedom of
religion, and freedom
of speech.
SNow it .looks 's if
some of these element
are going to die in'the
independence that hasi
collis to some of tbte
territories and is about'
to come to other..
The first casualty
mhy well be freedom..
of apeej h and written
word. Several Carib-
bean governments have
moved to muasle or
control their media, or
have shown an inclina-
tion to do so.
Most of these ovemn
rmea, and partwei'laly
those of countries where
tourism Is Important, have
long shown themselves
sensitive to criticism, how.
ever justified, that Is public.
she. abroad ,


its life

Some are within broad
%liita, Irdtdereant to what
is, published for internal
consumptoe only. Jamaica
mray be said to rank first
among these, followed by
Trinidad and Batrbados.

Nevrtheless, the benet':
of ofllal adwartis in has
only recently been restored
to a Jamaica wektly newso
paper that sports the
opsoiton, w e before
?=Znti ,1M election
the pmini mhas ter emd
other members df his party
voict ted velt d tre&ate
'At mt uie.- usemeust ist
8rZaitet" otk i ar" ln pa s




bro t n tnBg stion anS
Guyana, o their favour.
of South Aa series, uus
does Ifeaa aarcntly frt
hear Carl a sotes. KIr
prime minister ao procaiwner
tha the media and pramuw
groups that ceuntrywil a
bhe ranimoler but atthe
acquired or set up its own
newgept"ea, printing works't
-brotneasting station ona
advertising aeiny which
willy always hove the impend
loaded iq their favour.
Not Iong iso a section
of the local Ouyanai Press
thtL had been severely
critcssa of the government
suffered a threat to the
cititenship of Its. leading
writer and foer owner;
and subsequently the nov
ernment .halted a ocal
share-offerina by the
GUYANA, GlAfRiHtC
(owned by Lord Thomson, i
the Britfsh Press million.
aire), setting up a commit-
tee to "examine the circumr.
*stances and conditions of
the offer.
This action was related
by observers to the impend-
ing issue of the govern.
ment's own periodicals.

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MINI SERIAL H HYSTERIA by ANDROCLES

I am reliably informed that the gathering of Village CounDillors iof
Dominica, assembled for their annual Seminar on Monday, 10th April, was
shocked at the formal address delivered by Mr, Ronald Armpur, Deputy
Premier, in opening the function.

Listeners to Radio Dominica on the following Thursday night when the
same speech was broadcast came to the conclusion that Mr. Armour had lost
hisa balance.. He got himself so out of control and so carried away, that
he said things which, if he can recollect, he must now be regretting having
said. But it is too late.

Mr. Armour, deputising for the Premier (the former always stresses the
fact --- I wonder why!) began by crude flattery of Village Councils --
obviously for their Party political potential -- for their work. He in-
vited them to become advisers to his Government in the matter of national
development. He suggested that the members should even become the alter
ego to the House of Assembly representative in their respective areas.
Government, he gverred, was most anxious to work hand in hand with the
Village Councils (the cavalier treatment meted out to some of them does
not bear this out).

Now it is known that the present Government has tried, and in some
cases succeeded, to prostitute Village Councils to become agents of the
Party for securing the votes of the district at Election time. This is a
fact. Butthe question which arises is this: why this apparent friend-
liness to Village Councils an'd such marked hostility and antipathy.towards
the most senior Local Government body, the Roseau Town Council? Why offer
the Village Councils to become advisers to Government while, by legislation
harassing the R.T.C. in its lawful spheres of activity, going so far as :to
attempt to dissolve it and thus almost precipitating revolt and revolution
on 16th December last? The answer is clear: the Government has no chance
whatsoever of using the R.T.C. for its Party political ends. In fact, the
R.T.C. is a stronghold of the Opposition Party and this alone is sufficient
reason in the eyes of the Government for its destruction. The people of
Roseau have chosen in free election to support the Opposition Party and the
present Government cannot and will not accept this popular decision. Hence
all the harassment to which the R.T.C. is subjected as compared with the
mollycoddling applied to Village Councils. These Village Councils should
consider, however, whether the attitude of the Roseau Town Councils is not
the more dignified one: independence of Government in their lawful spheres
of activity.

So much for this part of Mr. Armour's address to the Village Council-
lors. In the next part he was so carried away that he failed to do the
honours of formally declaring the Seminar open and had to be recalled-to
do so.

Mr. Armour then turned to the. explosion (or bomb) which a few days
earlier had taken place in the vicinity of the Newtown home of his buddy,
the Minister for Communications and Works, Mr. Patrick John. In short
staccato, machine-gun-like bursts of-hysterical exclamations, he related
the incident and drew his conclusions, the main one of which was that
Opposition politicians were responsible for the "attack" both on his own
home last September and now on Mr. John's home. He barely stopped short
of what his publication, "The Educator", said was the work of the Dominica
Freedom Party. Mr. Armour wanted to know why the three newspapers (and in
so doing included the "Dominica Clironicle" ), -- Concluded on Page Four


THE STAR'


Friday, April 21, 1972


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MINI S TRIAL HYSTERIA by Ai\DROCLES from p.Two
(which I consider meet treatment for its ambivalence in this matter),
the trade unions, the Chamber of Commercej etc. had not issued pro-
tests as they had been quick to do around the 16th December* He
had originally included the Churches within this compass, but later
left them out. Speaking as a Party man he reminded those who cared
to listen that his side could also throw bombs at the other side.
This was a most important statement and threat. While there is no
proof of who caused the bomb explosion at Mr. John's home, if at any
time bombs are thrown at or around Opposition personalities, every-
one will know without any doubt from what source such bombs will have
come. We-have it beforehand from the horse's mouth' To this blood-
curdling threat, Mr. Armour added that those who marched on the 16th
December but have now shown no 'interest in this bomb incident may (in
obvious reference to what his Government may do) have to march in a
mass funeral procession LET THE PiOPLE OF DOMINICA POjDER THIS
THREAT BY THE LEADING ACTIVE MIiiISTER OF GOVERNMENT.

I think that Mr. Armour is deeply disappointed that Dominicans do
not take this bomb business seriously. They know that an explosion
did take place around Mr. John's porch, but they find no reason what-
soever to believe that political motivation by outsiders is behind
the fact. And for this they give a number of reasons:the story of
Mr. John himself that he slept through the explosion while over a
large radius everyone was awakened; the bomb being detonated without
effect on the porch while it was quite possible to throw it inside
oi the building with the desired effect on the person of the Minister;
the fact that the Minister was seen about one hour before the explo-
sion (which took place around 3 a.m.) entering a house a little
distance away; the strange coincidence that both of the supposed
bomb attacks on Ministers (the other being Mr.Armour himself) have
produced nothing other than miracles --- all these have led to the
popular conclusion that these are hcme-made hoaxes calculated to win
sympathy and to place the Opposition' Party in a disgraceful light as:
being instigators, The public further argues that seeing its popul-
arity in such rapid decline, the Government is seeking (and is pre-
pared to create) the opportunity of declaring a.State of Emergency
whereby it can close down the press and put away Opposition political
leaders indefinitely. A presumed valid excuse for this would .be
bombings of Ministers in their homes.

It is for these reasons, it seems to me, that the newspapers and
civic organizations which Mr. Armour mentions do not appear to take
the matter seriously or in the light he would wish them take it.
This is the price to be paid for consistent lying on the part of the
ruling Party and the writers of the "Educator".

A LETTER FROM BARBADOS

I haVe been following the trend of affairs in the State of
Dominica with interest and I must indded say that Dominicans are
to be,grateful and thankful for the coming into being of the Free-
dom Party under the astute leadership of Miss Eugenia Charles,
Had it not been for the timely intervention of the Freedom
Party, Dominica like Barbados/would have been deprived of its Town
Council which is undoubtedly a necessity and a 4ery important link
between the masses and the central Gove-rnment in any developing
country.
(Continued on page 5-).


Friday. April 2i, 1972


THE STAR


Page Four







I Ar 2


On the Scene ... by RAMA

Conspiracy Espionage' Explosives!
This columnist is reliably in-
formed that the homes of two in-
dividuals in Goodwill*were sear-
ched for dynamite and anything
that goes off with a loud bang.
Bomb. scares accomplish a number
of things and citizens should be
particular ly mindful of the sus-
picion that results in a police
search. Why certain people are
singled out for scrutiny beats me.
HF would be a real ass if anyone
left explosives or ammunition
(unlicensed) after some terrorist
activity. It would be tantamount
to a confession of the deed.

I understand that the famous
'Beetle, has changed dealers, We
are not getting the real story
from the former dealer as to the
whys, and people are looking on
with interest (VW owners) as to
how the new dealer is going to
absorb it into his present set-up6
-What people are wondering is how
"the compact" is going to sell
side by side with its VW compet-
itor, they being in the .same pria
range, size and performance.

Editor's note:
*One of them was Mr. Star Les-
trade whose home was entered by
five Policemen last Saturday and
searched (on warrant).
He was not there, Even his
young daughters' dressing-table
and beds were ransacked, iothing
was found, of course. But it was
an upsetting event for the wife'
and family.,. The other man in
question was a P.W.D. employee,
who had two sticksof dynamite in
his custody, for work purposes,
THE .QUEEN
Socialist'W.German' Chancellor Wil-
li Brandt and his Norwegian Wife
stay overnight with the: Queen at
Windsor Castle (Friday) after din-
ing with the Royal Family.


7- -- --1M
DOM I NI C A F A R MIE R S : r
REMEICBER your Meetihg at Castle
Bruce *** Sunday, April W0th. a


LETTER FROM BARBADOS (from p.4)

It was rather disheartening to
.ear that Dr.Jagan, a man of repute,
ras denied entry to the: State where
ie was scheduled to deliver a lec-
;ure to the Public. The antics
and manoeuvres of your present
Irvernment are likely to do them
iore harm than good. You cannot
'ool all the people all the time;
,he eyes of the electorate are
vide open; they have realized that
;hey had been taken for a ride and
Ire growing desperately anxious to
iave the decision reversed at the
?olls, from what I hear.

There is a tide of totalitar-
ianism and dictatorship now swe- .
=ping the Caribbean which if all-
Dwed to continue may very well
spell disaster for all of us who
believee in democracy. Let me at
this point offer a word of congra-
tulation to the electorate of
Tamaica for a job well done. Their:
'hocoe of the iNational Party with.
such a handsome majority over the
Labour Par.ty has demonstrated a
senae of political maturity:which
I hope will be emulated by the
electorate of the entire region.
The day of reckoning in St.
Vincent came fast. Cato co2ld not
repeat his performance at the last
election. It is my considered
opinion that the dice was heavily
loaded against him by himself. Time
till tell. In the meantime let's
hope that wisdom will. preail and.-
St.Vincent will at log"i last see
the emergence of a sincere, honest
and democratic Government. G.W.,
St.Michael
A NOTE FROM PORTSMOUTH .
.Congratulations to Miss -Charles-
for the excellent manner in which
she displayed her talents, and hler
Dravery in the recent heavy legal
,ombat over Dec. 16th. The fund
suggested by the Party is a very
good idea. Let us all contribute.
Well, I must say that St.Vincent
lad a rather tough election. Mr.
Iitchell played top with his oppo-
nents, spinning and twisting them
around until he has resolved his
'pinion and bound them to promises
ind his wishes. M.P., Bay St.


Friday. April 21. 1972


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Page Seven ..... T HE S
READER V I E V
WE NEED THEM I'TOW
Madam, -(? GCollect-ive--Farms --Ed..)
In Dominica %there are plenty of
so-called flat lands thIViY76 could
cultivate. One thing though, too many
of us havelhhids that e' cannot afford
to cultivate,some with a lot and others
not so much. I do iotmnind being
branded a socialist 'but' Iuboild like
to see our Government iiimporting about
50 plough Tractors, so ihat we can get
our cultivation going.
It will not be difficul'tlto train'
even 100 of our boys to'bperate them
These machines would have t'o.be shared
by fives to different parts -f the
State. Wherever the heavyooquipments
are required such as D, D7' or D6 they
.iill be utilized to open lands whether
virgin or not. .
The Plough Tractors will be" operated
to get the-soil ready, for planting.
Now what about labour'? Which 'is such
a problem today allb over The world t I
remember a certain gentleman just a
few years ago called in to hoe us and
to talk about purchasing a parcel of
land at Atkinson.. This transaction of
course could never mhterialis6., During
o'bur conversation hie "orold us that in
Ponnsylvanik..where hu hailed c frohii, his
Government pays them to cultivate the
lands., 'and then buy over their crops
at harvest time. We found this method
a wonderful one,
In Domirnica we have some hiindreds of
workers as gangs on the roads etc, and
more and more people are seeking jobs;:
some of those gangs on Yile roads or
projects whether they be four odr-five
thousand will be diverted L"o the fields
for planting, weeding anid reaping,
whether the plantation is snall or
large. Those workers. hall .be pajAL
fortnightly .by the P.I.D. The-proceeds
"of such harvest'whether they be' fro h
- anes, bananas, ,potatoza, .rea bans j
melon; cristophine and what' not, should
be shared fifty fifty, Otir poor farmers
or small holders and their families who
are continually suffering economically
by-ho money,,and moi:s.o no'Labourt
wouldbe able to lii'e a life'of less
strain .and- .a...cntentede.d_. t ..............
HUGH LAWRENC9E- osoau
Class War in Grenada
Sir .
'Ih our State ofGr6nadad se ti.mes.
when-a- private par-g is- roingS-on- states
and-bottles are thrown- a--the--building.
It--is nPt a race war but- a- class war
those with money property are bomb-
ardod, no matter how dark their skint.
CRAB-BACK, GREITADA.


T A R Friday-T- April 21, '/972
^ -. .--. "/' -- -- --
THOUHIITS 011 TIIIITGS WEST INDIAN.


Dear Sir,

So the students of S.M.A. want
to get rid of the headmaster I .
gather for-two reasons (1) This de-
mands of discipline (2) he has a
white skin band"i not a national of
Dominica. Oh,' what hatred for the
white skin who civilise and educated
the black skin and still supplies
them with money iliich they can ill"
afford (I 6otbh3grieve for the poor
British taxpayers whose cash comes
out to these islands and often is
not used to the b6st advantage).
It secns the i6st Indians are still
hoping to federate but alas they
grow furthe'irand further. apart. A big
wedge is-bbili-g driven between their.
with Work iori''ta. As time-goes on
it may beo"easier to go to foreign.
lands or-'no nore difficulty I should'
say, than to go from one of."the
Windward '`roup toao- other' 11
In the past -`1re' was a bond b-t-
ween the Uincldards also one between,
the Leewai-da a'nd with the advent of
the work pornit, hey...are becoming
foreign to each other However will
they federated?
So thore is-a-- ruour that Car1p.~0U
and the Grenacdinos will'bocome another
State like Anguilla has.
At this rate the groups wil3i dis-
integrate into smaller and smaller
pieces.
Haybe--thoe "who"said the West
Indies' were nbt "grown up" enough
to leave the nother.Country will
prove to be correct some day. Some-
times the heads of the islands do
remind one sf small children fighting
over some toy.
It sooee tliat the dried lands such
as Barbados produce the best workers.
All over thoi world one hears of how.i .
hard and wliEt ood workers Barbadians
are.. They'halve "a hard iife with no
free brcadfruit, iiiaSgoes etc. -The
Windwards especially St.Lucia and
Dominica,abound in free food, so I
expect it is only natural they
should be losc"bnorgotic in the cul-
tivation of voo6tables and fruit also
as tlfe' get so iucli froe food and
vogt.abloa:, tlioy need not work so.
hard: therefore 't'io outsideoworld calls
then lazy. people.
G.H, ST. LUCIA







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S *TA A*R*S *P*0 *R *T *S
by Iorchriston
CRICKET:
Spartans gained full points in
their match against DIadkburiis played
at the Botanical Gardens last weekend.
SScores ii the match were DIackburns
126 and .'110, Michael .Loblanc 69 and
38 and. H.Lafond 26. BoZlin;'for Spar-
tans G.Lafond 4/28 a'nd 2/27, J.C.
Josephs 4/30 and 1/23, V.Titro-..1/22
and 1/21, A.Roberts 1/16 and C.Bramble
/27 'in th6 second ihnini.i.
-'Spartans 183 a~d 5.4/77, 7-.Roberts
26,.. C.Williams 51,- L.Enanuel 41 and *
'JC. Josephs 21. r.Alan'5/52"aii'd 5/15,
II.Charles 1/38 and 1/41, O.Lewis 3/64
and 1/17,, E.John 1/13. "
flew Zealand won Yi-e 4I5-over match
against the Windward. islands aht Arnos-
Vale in St.Vincent. Tlis 'Gillette-
type match replaced the three-day
match which was abandoned ohithe
second` dy because of' a waterlogged
outfield. Conditions wore" ali;htly
better on the third' day and'the above
match took place. "Scores were i Wind-
wards. 162 all out. -.Sebastian 58
and I.Shillingford 36. Tebb' 3/18,
Congdon 3/29 and Howa6th 2/36.' New
Zealand 163'for 4, Cairp'bebl 435,
Hastings- 4., Wadsworth 30n.o,'and
.Vivian 23n.o., G.Shilliniford, 1N.
Phillip, J.Gibbs and- V'Dute ;obt one
wicket each.


rUEST EDITORIAL by V.Jno. -Charles
(from p.1)
Inevitably we shall be tied to
a fixed Winter Pr..ce which will be
considerably lower than the. Summer
Price. By which time, Britain will
be safely inside the .Consnon.,Market,
thus exposing us to .muh..:stiffer
competition.
To meet these challenges we must
act NOW.,
The Government,like St.Lucia,
should initiate a massive 'programme
aimed primarily at increasing the
grower yield per acre. The .Wind-
ward governments must appoint from
among .their staff a high-level com-
mitee to make an in-depth study of
the Banana.Market not excluding
Shipping (It may well be that to
maximise grower profits the Wind-
ward govts may have to acquire
meaningful shares in the Companys
Shipping.).. This must be done INOW.
It is one year this month since
WIiIBAN has been bla-blaing about a
Banana Probe and to date not a
thing has-been done. Let's disj-
miss WINBAN'S Probe and let the
Govtsa do it ROW. It is necessary.
We have been the irunocent and
ignorant partner in.-a business for
over 20 years. We must be wise
now. Our contract is due for re-
newal next year.


We cannot be less than Equal
NETBALL: (weekend)j .-... .. Partners.
DetSure Dazzlers defeated Coronas _____
21 goals to 13 with' Regin4a Iewtown C 0 N.. R A T L U A 1 0 N:
Setting 13 for DaFlorsi.'* -_
getting 13 for Dazler-.. Members and Supporters of the
-. Specials overcome Olyjiicbin a very
esed and.fast enm-e y n Freedom Party (Portsmouth Branch)
tensed and fast en oii{tor in the
second match which auff6red from very take much pleasure in extending
poor shooting to end- 22-19 -Dorothy their sincere congratulations to
Didier got 18 goals for-!01ympics their Advocate Miss Eugenia Charles
.whilst Jidith James scored 13 for and her colleagues for their office
Specials.. ...... .. iency in discharging their duties
A.' .h.e ,- in connection with the numerous
BASKETBA The B. cases taken against. the healthy
Competition began on a ed't. IResult6 of a .' Roots of the. "REEDOM PARTY
two matches Panthers 53 DGS 47; TREE". Contribution towards
SM Gails 50, ACS Royals 2,--. ** the fund of this worthy cause will
iETBALL- Results,- Tues. Senoritas- won follow. (Sd.) Members, Freeom
Over* OI 42.420. Tnhie 2nd match. of
the evening, CS- -too k'~eireiige-. on Hills Party, ~ PORTSMOUTH BRANCH,
._..bar Coronas ..56.. Thi2r5ad.Jn.atch T.a- RIP VP l OE- UTY :J Ess Xigrid n Merrifreld
tween Hills. Secrl a.b.s'abandoned. st Carniil"'Queen runner-up ani'ex-
IE!1PORTS in uipplemeni inc ng tremely. popular, is off Sat*. to co&mpye.
TS TICKET and -ISTiAD- R in MSS CA..IFT~. QUEEN CONTEST, .(ore -
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from our stock of Top Quality Cameras,
Movie Cameras, Lenses, Enlargers,
etc. which we are selling out at
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AVAILABLE ARE:-
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35SP, OLYMPUS 35LC, OLYMPUS 35EC,
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i CANONET QL 25, CANONET QL 28, CA-
NON DIAL 35.2, CANON DEMI C WITH
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A fact-finding mission
;,'m the Inter-American
;1ess Association, a group
'insisting of responsible
ret;esertatives from the
Carilbean Press, met the
uorney-general of St.
Kit--Nevis. Mr Lee Moore.
after the premier, Robert
Br-adshaw, had refused to
receivee it.
The group found that
there was no clear-
cut conception of the place
of the free Press in a demo-
c~attc society" and .
in St. Kitts we haye in
ppwer arrogant politicians
who have a totalitarian
ph ilsophy of the role of
tie Press."
rhe government's atti-
tude was shown in a law
to prohibit "undesirable
publications calculated to
harm th. national interest"
which not only threatens
through a statutory board
arty medium or writer
deemed to have published
:,1. I'rh "distorted" and.
oir not in the public interest,
",,t can call on them under
rptaitv to disclose 'their

Insults
VWhen it is an offence to
';,ibtkih anything "insulting
.,o the government as a
-whol,) or to ministers taken


severally", itcan be realized
how much depends on
interpretation and what
fate awaits the outspoken.
writer.


Premier Bobert Bradshaw,
in Antigua, widely-
criticised legislation to
licence newspapers and re-
quire a deposit before
starting a paper was en-
acted fairly recently and
this has led to the closure
of two of the three news-
paters there.
However, the mission
was courteously received
and heard by the premier.
and cabinet.
But it found that, as in
St. Kitts, the Antiguan
government wanted to solve


its problems by using the
Press as an instrument .of
political design.
Dominica passed legisla-
tlon similar to that in St,
Kitts-Nevis, called the'Sedi-
tious and Undesirable'
Publications Act, over three
ears go. It seems noS to
ave been used, but the
continuous threat is there.
In Grenada, now openly
referred to as a "police
state" under its hblh.
handed and eccentric Pre-
,mer Eric Gairy, a law was
passed, called the Motel
Occupancy Tax Ac4, whiob
was aimed at stopping criticism
of a specific pic. of egeIation,
In the Bahamas, where
a government of a new
complexion has drastically
altered and curtailed the
economy, a leading news.
paper publisher has had to
close one publication and
run the other on a skeleton
staff because of official
insistence that only native
staff should be employed,
who, it is allied "are not
only unavailable but the
number capable of being
trained ls lImited _
These harssments and
restrictions pale before
those imposed in the Associt.
ed Statesof Antigua, St. Ktts,
Dominica and Grenada.


SItal bhlder whena art o
fee skr A 1ag ka fite wft
*a to be pawint St. ftwE'.
7h a eadera of Anguilla
have feut ovtr baekiwatu so
as to conclude negot dation
with St. XJtts in order to
boring about a speedy aetil, -
meat since August &b, 1971
when Britain, stained an agree
nmvnt with Atgailla to give
full security duling a thie,"
year period, tu be reGnwed
if either side see it n~eceary,
We the people of Anguilla
will not sit idly by and altow
oar country to be destroyed
by tha S1, Kitts Goveamnent
and we are informing the
British Government and the
United Nations accordingly.

| RONALD WEBSTER
LAN ADPI,~
ANOUILLA COUNCIL


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pTwtHE STAR


APAN -- B EW LASD FOR QUATIY GOODS
The JapanZese.used to be tholuht of as the
land where they mada hboddy idaitations of
Western good&, but nowadays it is 30aoWa .a0
a- producer of the best quality over
sino. the Leica camera fiends started put-
ting tLkkon lenses in their cameras after
World War IIT. Nlna's swept out Britiah
motoroylea4 t'oyote rivalled the Land
overT aMd now Dataumi are threatening to
conquer among the e all tough saloon, and
huasy polfkrl-. mwkftf.
The firat Datsun to arrive in Doaniioa
J.ast week is shown below the property
of T Officer willard ollae. Springsiel
traintg call this Dateun 1200 "The ltg









Udttle One'"Y eour more came in yensterd
'ith 4 Dateai 1600 by Geeestresat and on
oandas 8 Dat*un Piokups and a tB.esan 2.5-
weater ficrobus are due in. early in v i F
other shipment is due i.n Barbados and.
ill include the race-winning Dat~un 1600
e IDat esn 1200 ia unumsally rooyo,' hla
slow gas consumption, advanced engineer.
8ng and a high performance engine giving
69 zwP ..6,000 rpm. OV, w, 5-..bearing rank
shaft. .S. and IZS an d chassis/framir
vwelea for quietness. ioats for the price.

PLANNING ON BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME i~
Before you do;
Investigate
Dominica Mortgage Fnrace Companyps
PROPOSED HOUSING UNIT
at BELFAST ESTATE DEVELOPMENT
Dominica Mortgage Finance Company
,.,. Tel. 2389

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Small dwelling house at Trafalgar

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which are .in good running codid=o thd h r ve
been repainted:
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Ford Bronco Reg.1 -~ as c .. i
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Friday, iA~ril 21, 1972 THE S1~AR Suppl.ement iii


SIMONE CAUDEIROiN OK CABLE & WIRELESS
.. COURSE IN ENGLAND
S-An 'a-rea- telephone travelling
super Visor from Dominica's C & W
is on a 3"*months series of courses
with the British Post Office, so
that she may pass on her knowledge
to trainees in the Caribbean. This
pleases Simone who "loves, travelling
and meeting people". It is her
second visit to the U.K. she was
.there- on holiday last year, and al-
so visited other European lands.
Simone, aged 24, will be. training
both men .and girls. "As long as
people realise that you..know what
you are talking about they respect
you," she said in a London interview,
(Miss Lorna Stephenson.dlso did a
similar course a couple of years. ago
The tranini -is part of'C & W groups'
$3,840,000 a year. training programme.
One thing was omitted.in the
press release about Miss Caudeirpn.
It did not say, how good-looking she
Sis a real classical beauty.A pity
no. photograph was attached'
S*T*A*R*S*P*O*R*T*S (seae.also p.8)
CREEEKET-Test Match
At the end of the first of
siX days ini ,the fifth and-final
test Qary Sobers again won the toss
(the:fifth in a row) and W.I. were
278 for 6. Batsirtn out were G.Green.-
idge,:.Hastings,'B.Howarth B8; Fred-
erick run out 60;C.Davis, o.Hastings
b.Morgan.40; Kallicharan, o.wkt.
Wadsworth off Cunis 101,gnd C.Lloyd
c.Howarth', b.Taylor 18.'lNot out bats-
men; were M.Pindlyj 2 and D.Holford
-oe I1 9 -VtI 0. i
AotfordrdS r 2.45 pm
ISLAND IALS: these commenced at
the :Gardens on Thursday. Grayson
,.Shillingford's XI were all out for
128 by Irving Shillingford's XI
,..Joffre Paustin scored 31 and Chaucer
-I.Prove captured,- /59. I.Shilling-
ford's team was 22 without loss,
W/.I d L icessTvvc aCff out- SC U


KEEP THIS


DATE OPEN


METHODIST CHURCH ANIiUAL DINNER i
Saturday May 27th
Venue: GOODWILL PARISH HALL .
GRAND BAY Bible instruction -
May 5-7 (Jehovah's Witnesses) "T.o
reach the hearts of the people with
healthful Bible principles')-S.Joseph.


PRIEST BLESSES POLICE LAUNCH
Father Maupetit fokmally.blessed
the British Govt. gift-launch in
the presence of British Government
Dep. Representative Barltrop,Hon.
Earl Leslie Mayor Magloire of
Portsmouth (who gave the welcome
address) and Mr. J.V.Mulligan our
one-.time Police Chief;and a lot'.
of other people. This police
launch is equipped with radar,.
radio telephone & recording echo
sounder. PCRTSIOUTH, Fri. 4.30 pmo
DOMI.tICA TRADE UiTION 27th.'A.G.Conf.
This. .tolt place on Sunday last at
the ITaflal, Freedom St., with guest
speakers S;ta" Lestrade&C'ecil Durton of
D/ca Emp.Fiddration. Elected officers
- Pec6"IYirtbo'i 'CPes.) Isft Vice.Pres.
"St-Utar Uilliams, 2nd V.P. 11oy LaRonde.
Trea;s: 'Jhn LaRonde; Gen.Sec; D.P.-
La Zrence, Kast.Seo.A.LaRorido, anad
EcecI. l3eirs I Iiss' V.G.Nicholas, Nessrs
J. A'Jazies, Sjtalih Joseph ,'M.Labad Cecil
Cufry--&'Cleam GreGoire. 't'e event hiad
a high no-'e of enthusiasm' '- progress.
i Mi~s.Ticlho.las. is now in Antigua on a.
Course; .
S* G FS CIIAGIE SCOUTf "mflF'OM
Cuts of- .the, 21 t .Dominica S coft"Troop
*have a-sdia :ficvew 'military ufifaor m to
catch t1lhe 'eye, *. Under the gi1daice
of Sc6utEia t;er II.Mayers :& 't.Jnrio.lap-
tiste,-'Scuts of this .~foo6p turine'd 1
out. i.ell i-or thlieir .lst meeting "ah.ida
arewoii;rlng. tof-ards the .forthco6aing'.
Caribbean 'Jaiaboree in Barbadaoss. They
are L3oo traiiiin^"f or their athletes
badge.'; 1riJac6b-Dib.' has givenf-the
boys. oore'" training, and is much -tha.ia-
egfor- i.- il roak & .escf
of Edinburgh..Award.-S scheme. lin the Troop.
Some trounmi ladies are also fine fine
training sissitanoe to ScoUts & Cubs.
SOUCOUYANT TRAPPED?
Christians are not suZpposed-to
believe in soucouyants. Yet at
this moment an incredible tale of
a trapped and wounded soucouyant
is going the rounds. And many
:Christians are repeAting the tale
with credulity. We shall publish
one such version next week,

POLITICAL TRIALS FUND
of DOMINICA ERKPDOM. PARTY
As.we go to Press we learn that this
fund. has gone over the top.
CARD OF- THANKS next week.


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Friday, .April 21, 1972


Supplement iii


THE" S T A R






Friday, April 21, 1972 T H E S T A R Supplement iv

Fiction MA TITI14E GETS TWO SHOCKS by Cynthia Watt
Although Ma Titine had been expecting a summons for bashing into
a tree in an official yard, she jumped when she heard knock...knock...
knock... and untying her apron for the sake of.dignity, she muttered
"Who de .... dat? Wait, I coinn'. Then she opened the door.
Who should be facing her but the policeman who had warned her in
the courtyard, and with him three others. They showed her a warrant.
"We have come to search your house for dynamite, gelignite, bombs
or any explosive material," explained the Senior officer politely.
Well it was the first time Ma Titine knew what gelignite was: she had
always thought of it as a jelly dessert obtainable from the Dominica
Dispensary or Mr. Ted Boyd's fancy shop which she had lately patronized
to "eat and grow thin". Although the only explosive material she had
was heaving up.in her own breast, she controlled herself while the
men poked into all her private belongings, reserving the blast-off for
her friend Baby later, after watching the men put everything back quite
neatly. "Dey even crease back my hot pants an shake out my Church
dress on de hanger," she told Baby, who seemed more mad than she was.
"Siddown, Titine and drink de coffee is de good Cafenoir."
"An' de ........ even spy in Garge demijohn of old Bagatelle.
Dey cork/it back so hard I can'open it no more."
But rage was turning into laughter as grog followed coffee. The
two old friends rocked at the thought of Titine as a bomb-thrower. "I
bet is Ancine accuse you on behalf P.N.E.'" Baby gasped. And Titine
was in a jokey mood. "I takin' off to boil up a little gelignite for
lunch," she announced.
"Doan go yet... I have annoder shock for you," said Baby. "Didn'
you heard dey have Ma Titine name on de radio?"
"Who 'dey'?" asked Titine, aghast.
"Is de Guvment making' propaganda in patois. So dey callin'"Titine
name all de time." She nudged her friend. "See is how popular you are."
"In patois: An' me modder a Monstrattian: I brought up on English
wid my dasheen!" cried Titine. Somehow she was more vexed at this
latest information than at the police visit, and muttered that she
wished she had a barrel of gelignite, aphrodite, malachite and dynamite
at her disposal. "Wait ontil Miss Charles return I go sue dem for
usin' my name," she said fiercely as she backed out of the.door.

"LEAVE OUR SONS ALOIN say "DEC.16th" COMMISSIONER
Parents of S.M.A. Students Mr. E.R.L. Ward returned to the
State and interviewed the following
In a long, hard-hitting letter sent on'Weds.-Thurs.: Mr. Watty, Perm.
to the Dominica Students Associat- ,Sec. Home Affairs; Arnold Active;
ion, U.W.I, SMA parents rap the DSA Speaker-Editor Eustace Francis,'
of UWI for their "malicious attempt Thomas Etienne, Min.Lands & Agric.;
to interfere with the proper train- Patrick John, Min. Comm. & Works,
ing and upbringing of OUR. S0JS" a ad Albert Matthe Ag.Attorne Gen
letter from the Association critic- He will retpot to Premier on S~, *
rising SMA authority was. recently teachers and the Church, and find
directed to Government. The complain- nauseating the view expressed by
ing parents point out that bDS I the Assoc. that SMA's Board "re-
Government's concern and "we shudder flects the Bourgeoisie class bias
with grief when we think of it as it ... which makes it impossible for
was in the days of ..*"(naming four black people to express... their
eminent Headmasters of The immediate blackness." They say the critical
past). They suggest that those who UWI students l~ve sunken so low,
disapprove of SMA's policy should being blinded by their inferiority
transfer to the Govt.-run D.G.S.; complex, that they cannot recog-
these parents also lash the UWI Assoc. nise a detrimental blow to them-
for its racial intolerance towards selves.