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Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.
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Title: Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.
Uniform Title: Star (Roseau, Dominica).
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Publication Date: 09-29-1971
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Spatial Coverage: Dominica -- Caribbean
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_MA. Jane Lowenthal.,
Librarian, '' s
'Yese.rqb Institut f "
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C ON GR A T U L-A T I (r I
.. to our' fellow Aseociate States
GiA"teA, sr. LuCIA s T, V.lShT
for doing away with iwtigratioaL
formalisties Detwaen e -3 iLat. -'.-'

I mst for the tenlefit of taasaa
rowers maxe coaraiett on tne Re"-
port of tne Cnairmnan of th, Dom-
inics ia nana Qcoweres .-jaciation
oa i.in recent trip to London: It
l.': R.w-ed in sanotner local ncews-
paper on Septeaiber 20t?;h, 9'::*
Te ie CIairmnan s.ays nis trip
to Lod0 didL't cost our AIsoc-
tat.Ion a stuilae pL 7e. St jXY &d T
TRBUy? WinJoa had a delegatio-n
of',ia: DXitrectore, Stcretariat,
A.sors ijscluditg ozar CBa..tr-
maS ihea 'o s e of t ru. foray Dl~rePc-
tore of Winan) I. Damliica :-6AizL
Gro'sers A8sociation bears oiE-
fourtn of delegation, coat. I i
adiltioz to taia our CA~irman cad
his peArsoCkLal ,idvisor, Mr'. fiviaF
ihite; uafortuumtely for u2 the
cost of Mr. White is not e cared,
1I1 f.our oDut ,borAe ia Lufull o the
O>aminiice: A3Ssociatioi.

In the house next Monday, the only u.cmber
raisig (on paper' controversial matter 3 s the
member for NCrg.m-lasi, Hon. W.S. Stevens,
He w1ill ats acout lflznts for o *atty
schoeolr tBl.ephone rates, aBre-s SCor
ground pr'0ov:'locas aad imoe Utl.A appt,
of a ^"'CA litoe of Inquiry on fSdcation,
also '"tne abolitto of D0.s.G.A." Mean-
wnile the enigmatic Freedom Par yi wtl1
iat stabborrly awaiting the mon .t of
Government's nd auAd 3rd rea '.iings of
tae Bill to oetaoliaa a Gomaist on to
regulate & control Public Util: J;..,
will corn up at this session. "'ie Bill
is modeiled more on Aferioan ta;.. on
BritLs. practice -- ia Britain P1 tle.
Utilities are lD general national ,Zd.
tTGAMDL : Amin ia urging hiT
Aftca l.eau atitAOal to come for
wTrd an-d :take over tbe property, ,
premisass aJd p Asians right way tie denies *,
S"ortal treatmsnt, ays T&azeAi..
is restarting tae DGorter war.
OrUEJ L PSAC P.I;A will MQT 'W e
awarded this yesar sa l rUm

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My dictionary defines 'principle' as "A general comprehensive law,
accepted as the basis or fundamental ground for other laws and doctrines
deduced from it" and as "A, moral,: political or other rule, tenet or
conviction, which serves as a guide for conduct or action, esp. for
right conduct" (my italics). -
One of the important principles is that of democracy, developed in
the City State of Athens nearly 2,500 years ago. Athenian democracy was
truly government by the people, for every citizen participated in gov-
ernment, and even the officials and the jurors were chosen by lot each
year so that the poorest and humblest took his share in government.
The legislative council (The Five Hundred) were elected but their legis-
lation could be, and often was, subject to the 'yea' or 'nay'-of the
whole citizenry gathered in the market place (the population of Athens
in 500 B.C. was about that of Dominica).
I bring up this fragment of history as a perspective of a principle.
From that idea for self government by the people has developed an enor-
mous number of variations of 'Democracy', all purporting to be based on
popular government. Thus, for instance, we have the German Democratic
Republic and the German Federal Republic. The first, the East German
State, is totalitarian, communist and largely controlled by the U.S.S.R.;
the West German State is a democratic federation of states rather on
the American model -and is still subject to an "army of occupation"
consisting mainly of U.S. troops .
Another principle often-quoted gloatingly by our rulers in Dominica,
and arising from the democratic principle, is 'majority rule'. This
apparently good 'principle' can, however, lead to many evils, ranging
from eventual dictatorship to the slightly milder use of power to re-
press minority opposition: e.g. pogroms against Jews during the last -
five centuries, oppression of the Catholic minority in Ulstcr, the sec-.
ond class citizenship de facto (but not de jure) of 10% of the popula-
tion of the United States because they are coloured people and many
other injustices arrived at because majority-backed leaders take advan-
tage of their power.
The mainstay of the best parliamentary democracies is one that is
unwritten --it is the principle that the majority has the responsibility
of seeing that the minorities (or minority) have a fair-hearing of their
point of view and that legislation for the benefit of the majority does
not adversely affect the minority. The written Constitutions. of the
Associated States, for example, contain basic clauses from the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights, enunciated as principles for the protection
of the Freedom of the Individual.
I have tried to set down a few modest ideas to start people thinking,
and I will add one other principle of the economist-philosopher Jeremy
Bentham -that government should aim at "the greatest good for the great-
est number". 'Good' is a. word which forms the basis of morality and
ethics. These two abstract ideas are woven into most every form of rel-
igion from Christianity to Buddhism, from Judaism to Hinduism or Moham-
medism; and by intent (but not always in-action) into every principle
inspiring most forms of benevolent government.., and especially into the
more successful practices of democracy. With this background of principle
and perspective, I will go from the general to the specific.
Extracts from a speech made on October 6, 1966 by a Minister of
the Dominica Government state "... we believe that a people should be
trusted to govern themselves, ... express themselves freely.at all levels
and in all circumstances ... tolerance and fair-mindedness are the result
of free exchange of ideas and opinions ... We instituted, for example,
party political broadcasting ... to take into Independence the practice
of free speech on the air." I stop there, to let readers ponder on those
words said publicly at a Conference of the Public Services International
nearly six years ago. In 19729 they sound hollow. (contd, on page four)

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qtUEEN OM1MOiWEALTH, WORLD *eU: The fabulous ancient Coliseum,
Richard of Gloucester, only surviving scene'of the massacre of ChrPstians by
brother of Prince Willian who was re- lions has been declared unsafe and
cently killed in a plane- crash-fire, closely to sightsee-ers. na *a*nd
married a Da ish Secretary recently, T d .it .
Her Majesty did not attend the weddng TRINIDAD: .After research at home and
in an Englsh village, but Prince abroad, Sir. Hugh .ooding, member of
Charles flew, to the spot by helicopter, the ainidad revision-of -onstitution
UGANDA Exodus of Asians..stipped of coma tee, declared that iNgroes and
jobs and possoesions continue this Indians Indians in Triay idnsegrated
week to Britain,, Canada and India. as t Ind in Trinidad.
Prayers for peace were said in Uganda. CORRECTION: lWe are grateful to the.
A Somalia peace plan was-beinC careful CDC staff member.who telephoned to.
considered by both sides, it is stated, point out that in our issue of Sept.15
"Bullying, t eats and intimidation" we gave the impression that Dr..Srio
were revealed by the victims of this (with his 120 pay' increase) had a
exodus who arrived in Comnonwealth lands YEARLY. salary, f.53,00. Of course it
ANTIGUAt Civil servants ended their 42 is a 14ONTHLY salary, like that of his
day sbtike after a..call.from the Public Ministers (2I000 per month).
Service Asso,< to return to work while DOMINICA TOURIST BOARD entertained Mr.
negotiations ,between Govt.-* .PS.A.go on Patrick Rivers (Restless Generation)at
ST. VINCENT STAR sad.. that elements of a cocktail party Tues. Mr. Rivers is-
West Indian society were doing their looking over Dominica from a tourist's
best to destroy tourism, vi 30foWE TI r i .o nr ,
CDC Castt~ituce dispute isrk: ar1eiation, 1 i ar. .o o s
ar bxation*U ., & # awar a d

LETTER FROM 'LONDON Lennox Honychurch
I have always rOgardo~ the Shanklandi
& Cox Report with skepticism if not with
a certain amupementi'-I remember at the
age of fourteen being amaed at educated
people taking the million dollar SIPA
dreams of an 'mericah chicken farmer so
seriously. Though the plans and propos-
als made by Shankland Cox are more' level
headed than those of Eruce Robinson, I
am still inclined to regard them in the
same light, This is not because I find
them physica3lJ y impossible, but because
I believe that if their ideas of mass
tourism ever do materialise its result
will not be the rosy .island-wide pros-
perity that sbme imagine but enormous
social problems that will forever stain
the future of the state....
As the rich nations get richer and
the poor grow more desperate," develop-
ing countries throughout the world are
turning to tourism as a -cure for their
economic ills' But a feit governments and
a handful of economists, environmental-
ists, ecologists and others have begun
to question this move. For some time ,it
has been known that not all the tourist
money stays,ip the country and even if
it does, the: benefits tehU to be skewed,
with the better-off members of the com-
munity growing even better-off.' And
against any economic gain must be set
the losses of social ills and environ-
mental impoverishment. Chnsidering the
present mood of the Dominican population
the dissatisfaction and testlessness,es-
pecially among the youth, it would be in.
advisable to base the future of the ooi
try on such a shaky economic foundation
as mass tourism.
It .should be noted that -I stress the.
word MASS tourism, the type where large
hotels (contjued in next column)

LETTER FROM LONDON (Honychurch)' 'contd.
nad extravagant comforts are implanfe
without consideration onto the shores of
developing countries. Though Messrs.
Shankland- Cox may have good intentions
I cannot help feeling that their plans,
if implemented, would turn out to be a
terribly distorted version of the orig-
inal. I kn6w that theirreport is a big
political'showpiece for those who seek
to use it, but so was SIPA, and will it
really benefit Dominica to the fiil?
How can the "authorities talk so glibly
about Shankland Cox when they have not
even solved'the disturbing tourist pro-
blems we have' already? How can they''
discuss fantastic tourist attractions
and status'symbols like a jet airport
when three-quarters of the population
are raising their families on an annual
income less than the price of a long-
distance air ticket? Have we not got
our priorities mixed up? Do we have
the money or the brains to waste'on fan-
tastic ideas while basic educational "
moral and financial problems are crying
out for attention? When these are solve3o
and Dominicans have been given a firm
and constructive sense of stability under
a mature" government then they can afford
to welcome`iarge numbers of visitors
without fijmbaity, confident of their
own achievement "
For the present, I think our island
has been licky 'in that even without the
expertise of planners Dominicans them-
selves (with others wh, haye a genuine.
interes --fad. loe for he lan have
so far but a few hotels wt scl taste
and understanding that with few exceptions
*1 consider them to be among the best in
the smaller resorts of the Caribbean,
These people and the present trade should
be helped and encouraged sensibly instead
of wasting time on fantastic dreams.
LENNOX will write soon on ENOCH POWELL.

-Friday, September 29, 1972

Page Three


Radio Dominica which could be a great power for good in the land
is being throttled by the freedom-despising hands of one or two of
the Ministers of this Government. The Station is starved of money, evid-
ently starved of staff, prevented by stupid political fears from using
the best and most experienced brains (and voices?) in Dominica to help
with their progranfes; the Premier's Office which controls Radio Dom-
cannot (according to a contemporary newspaper) even pay the overtime
due to its hardworking staff. It appears that the Ruling Party's de-
votion to their country's welfare (in this instance so far as the radio
is concerned) consists: of personal aggrandisement over the air,attacks
on those who criticise them and a refusal to grant air-time to those
whom they attack,to reply through the same communication medium.
All this they can control, these power-addicted fellows, only be-
cause the staff of Radio Dominica are civil servants, ruled by so-called
'General Orders' -which are Colonial Regulations based on past British
practice, since discontinued in Britain soon after the famous 1958
Masterman Report (by the Committee on the Political Activities of Civil
Servants) This re commended that all civil servants under the rank of
Principal (Senior Assistant Secretary in Dominica) would be free to
join political parties, talk on public platforms and write letters to
the papers so long as they we re not contravening the Official Secrets
Act. The Minister's speech (1966) quoted above said on the subject:
"Similarly we thought the time had come when the members of the public
service ought to be permitted greater scope to indulge, if they wished,
in open political activity ... the Government thought that it was gross-
ly unfair to several thousand citizens ... when all of them, except
perhaps 100, do the kind of routine work which is the lot of thousands
of their fellow citizens." Well spoken, sir'
Radio Dominica is an excellent institution IN PRINCIPLE, though it
veered away from the Federal ideal by insularising broadcasting. But
a further principle of Human rights -an extension so to speak -should
be introduced, and that is to take it from direct Government control and
put broadcasting under a Statutory Board. And this Board should be
,drawn from the best, most level-headed, most progressive brains in
Dominica, regardless of their political affiliations (if any), and
with special att nation to the younger generation.
Before I am accused of bashing Radio Dominica (and my remarks last
week were not meant unkindly), let me say that -despite their limited
means and their nit-picking censors -and despite my personal dislike of
radio advertising and too much repetitive Pop music at a time Radio
Dominica, amateurish at times, has the making of a fine broadcasting
set up. All we now need, and badly, is that Statutory Board.

Mr. Etienne Pascal was Chairman and gave an excellent address, from which
our Morne Jaune correspoiidentt gives quotes: "We may make mistakes during our
new term but never will we make .the same Ones" "'We have not seen the road of
development but we are chasing towards that &goai. "You should never be too
low'to Walk with a Prince ahid you must never be too hi-h to walk with a pauper".
(Mr. Leblanc made -a play with this last quote, claiming credit for such a sit-
uation in Dominica.) "School children of the area performed well under the
guidance of their now Head Teacher; they sang "Let unity spread through the
land". 'Hon. Thos. Etienhre said "The Village Council is 'the government of the
village,," Praise was rendered to Angelina Cuffy for a self-composed song,,'
sung in patois. The Premier promised electricity very soon'in the district.
throw some mepris at r,; olartii Sorhaindo,who- was present and said "You must
labour by the sweat of your brow and to die"(? unt odo6ath3. MORNE JAUNE-members
elected were Maximen Matthew and Mrs. Anastasie Matthew; RIVIERE CYRTiQE: Etti-
enne Pascal, Joseph Cuffy & Ambrose Cuffy, NOMINATED IMIBEISt Muatglati Cuffy,
Benedict Lawrence (R C.): Arnold Archibald (hoorne Jaune).

.~ZPng~ Pb~

Friday, September 29,1972


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t r. & Mrs. T D. Shifiigford snd family, Mhi
and Mrs Huxley Shilhugford and family, .Mrs El.
Mira Blanc wish, through this medium, to thank
a relatives and friends who, in so many ways, ex-
prssed sympathy on the passing of their beloved
un~- ... Mrs Maud Hendernson.
:She's gmne her Savi8or Lord to meet,
AW gkr y crows te mercy stat.

SWe h e reduced ousidtrab y Dis;couars of
S33--/ )., 50 and over), prices otf mavn C.n.me-
|-c Ines and Hinr W\is to make way C:r Cr;s tnas
Here ~I your chat-'cc to obtain suppiIh at
ridic:icil;:tiy low prices in the facz of ever- increas-
aing castS. S.-4

aales iervize and aSpplier

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to compare elgd choose

Slashing Reductions on Ladies' Pantes,
Nighties, Duters, Slips & Dress Materials.

CGe's Shi-ts, Underwear, Etc.
Al-o children's wear.
Reduction of up 1t 85.in some cases,
Sale noww on
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'I -r. STAR

k-4f pow.-mber h%, 1972

TJ_ STA Frda SaLb. _b Y_ ___ I

Applications are invited from young women
between the ages of twenty-one and thirty years
to attend the 1973 training course to be held at
the Canadian Save the Children Fund Welfair
Tiaing Cenar in St. Vincent Successful candi
dates receive a one year residential tratinla in
Childcare with ftee board and lodging, unifo
and tuion.
Applicamnt hold have either G. C. E. ea
Scool LeaUr Cutdricssa s, mad ay apply in pet-
on or wrre to Representative, The Canadim
Save The Children Fund, 9, Hil.sbmgh Stree,
P.O. Bor 169. Ro~au. Doainica, not later than
8th. NoveIuber.



aet OFFERS you --

20, 30, 40,

up to o% discount on many, many items.

You save money when you shop at a F

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Domniicai No. I Com~ e
Group is ow bemg managed by Vac Rivr
Management Services. This Group is Rhyth.-
conscious and hopes to go on an Overseas
Tour shortly
Ft details of Bookings, Engagements, etc.
Vic Riviere (MaWkr) '
P.O. Boa 54, Rao u, Dominica.
Gr m Office: 8, Ca&de St., Rm. Tel. 3219, 3276

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Schedule of Application for Certifia
thereon and Caveats for week ending 2
Date Requested Person Presenting

tRquist dated the
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No crh East br land of Ci~t Th $ ~

ate of Title and Notings
.3rffdayf erpt miM.
Nature of request
whether a Cerrificate
of Title of Noting
thereon or Caveat-
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First Certafite tof Title in
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At M aawa. in t, Parish o
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pigaa of way separcitg ft fretB land af AAs'rao }lha
North West by ad of Morrft Stlmo. Souih Wesit by the Sea.

kistrar's O Fe,
Rosecu Dorinica. '970.

AdCiy Regtstrar of T ti,.

NOTE Any perso- who desires to object th the :,iusr g of
Ce tif:cate of c~rie ,n the Dove appTcation mar enter a Caveat
in TZe aclOve office wtIh'i ,,x weeks from the date of t.,e First
appearance of thi ychedule mn the STAR Newspaper published
- thiOs tate or from the date when the notitr presrrtbed by
law was last served on any owner or occupier of adjoinltg
lina In respect of which the application is made. w.A





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SPage Eight T H E. T AR Priday, Sept ember 29, 19782.
DEWHITEI' 'Juni- ,0oi .anV tho rest know of the importance of bananas to our
economy...75-per cent! What is being done to keep the industry going?
JUNIOR Why me? Ask your-.ianister of Agriculture. .
CO-OP-1: I? I don't Iknow..a thing. I'asked the growers to elect the same board'
as last year and I find that they .made"all kinds of changes. ITaturally'
I assumed the-instructions came from higher- up.
DEWJHITE: Me? I had nothing to do with it. Junior and his clan have been oper-
ating thewhole industry for sometime.
JUNIOR: Me? Met chief?
DEWHITE: Yes you and your clan. Who was in charge in 1970? Who cut out the
insurance scheme? Who decided**.
JUNIOR: I must stop you chief. From the" time my kinsman left we: have taken
no part in. this banana affair.
S.CO-OP-I: Yes, and .left-me holding the baby
JUNIOR: Hear him chief holding the baby eh,. ha, haT 'You'saw the chairman
take his daughter"to St.Lucia at the growers'expense,, what did you do?
You saw him drawing nearly $600 in one mrioth"for travelling from his'
estate to Roseau at the growers' expense: what did you do? Yo.u aw
him taking & brand new manager to England at the growers' expense,
-what did you do? You saw him go to Germany where the Olympic Games
were going on, at the expense of the rain-drenched, sun-scorched, bare-
foot..grower. WHAT DID'YOU DO? Holding the baby' I like that.
LITTLE JOHN i .-Four times .600 is $2400. Why, in four month this is more
than I got in the Town Council'for a whole year, and besides I had
to pay *.. I mean you chief had to pay it back for me.
SJUNIOR: I. have no houses. in America so I am not going to pay back any. money
for anybody,. that's' straight. But if I were ... when I am chief I'll
..sack you Co-Op for this.
DEWHITE: Anyway I am still chief. But Co-Op what are you doing?
CO-OP-I: Well chief,' the man says he is your man. Doyou want me to sack him?
DEWIHITE: :No. Don't sack him yet but check him. You know I' don't trust .;.
You kndw"I never wanted him that's why I never put him on our platform.
CO-OP-I: Chief what.can I'do? -This man will ruin the industry, the country
and the party; .
DEWHITE Part -f first. Always, Don't ever 'forget that,
LITTLE JOHN : Anyway Cb-Op that's your'problem baby. Junior and aI will make
you pay for this later. Eh Junior?
SPiction: M A T .I T I N E by CYNTHIA WATT-
"Titine; Titinei "*.*.. '"Who callih me?" ..,"Ah Titinei you'mean...t. say
you doan know my voice?"
"Eh eh Reubenl 'Come right inI I.jus 'get tup, d sleep still in my. head-'. is
dat' make me doan reckernize your voice." She did hot add that she had been
dreaming of Garge .
Reuben entered with a bouquet grander than the one he had brought before
(he knew he had scored"'a -lit wit'h:that romantic gesture, oI -:rare in' is home-
island). This time there was a ring around the flowers of maidenhair, bamboo
and baby ferns. .. '
"Wa-a-ay, Reuben" Boy you is a darlin freni Dat bouquet beat de odder
onel" So saying, Titine hugged .,Ruben, bouquet and all, and gave him a;lucious
kiss on the lips:. .. ."
"Hai-ai-ail Reuben .eloked.*-l Careful Titine You neah~ly-. h ~ ie -bouquet
an me." --
Sh~ took the flowers ard arranged them carefully iii her brightest flower
vaselsone Eurilla had given her and nature's colours paled before the gaudy
rainbow hues of the. vase "Dis time is not no ole bottle going house dem
bayoutifui blooms,"' Titino smiled lavishly.
Reuben went into the' kitchen and came bac grinning. "You kill de pig?Plenty
smoke pwk.. Such a lovely day, I came to axe you on a picnic."
S..- (Concluded on vaae 10)

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THE GARDEN CORIIER ...by Lands'man
-Types of...Plant Containers
ITheteo are many types of contain-
ers'. which you can use some you
can buy and some you-can make your-
self with -little extra effort. Here
in Dominica there are a variety of
natural materials from which to
choose. ' '-
You should not have any trouble
finding a- container the important
point is to find one that best suits
your needs, if your garden is a
small one,..or a courtyard,
'"Choose a container which suits
ybur' plant, or vice versa.A square
box is goo. for a low bushy shrub,
or a taller pot looks well with a
slender-shaped plant. (For plants
you wish to keep indoors, it is
wise to invest a little money in
a good ceramic tub, or terra cotta
pots which:can be extremely hand-
some. Unfortunately these are not
available. in Dominica, but they are
worth looking around for if you go
on. a trip)
Clav'yots' These are generally c on
sidered to be about the best type
of container, being both attractive
and porous. .
Plastic Pots: These are also adapt-
able, are light, and easy to .change
around, and are not breakable.
Large Tins These can look very
attractive if painted and are also
adaptable as; plastic pots are.Small
tins are excellent for starting
things in, 'a they are easily avail-
able, and obviously much-easier to
use interchangeably. The drawback
of tins for long-term use is the
real danger of scorching the plants'
roots unless they are..carefully
watched when in full sun.
Barrels Old Barrels cut in half
and raised on cleats can be made
into excellent tubs, since they can
hold a plant of. considerable size
and cpality. They should not rest
directly on the ground,iLbut should
have cleats or wooden runners under
them. They are attractive and make
a contrast with other pots.in a
small area.
Containers to Make and/or Find -
Simple wooden boxes, cleaned, var-
nished or sanded, with a small rim
'and cleats, make very good contain-
ers. Cement blocks these.placed
over fine screeningng,. placed in turn
on a wooden tray .are good for. small
plants...Driftwood ftenone can
.next col

Some 25 years ago an old man some-
Where in the Eastern District of Dominica
fell sick, HIis daughter told me that
when'he looked at the Parish Priest's
face, blossoming with youth, her father
asked'what was hise age. The pastor re-
plied, "I am only 25". Thereupon the
sick man remarked to Christ's represbn-
tative: "how can an old man nearing his
century confess to such a young boy?"
The shocked young Father just gave a
smile aid rode back to his presbytery,
A few'years later the (old man took ill
again, very seriously this time. The
same priest was called in; the old man
was, converted, he confessed his evil
deeds to the young pastor and was given
the last Sadrament of which we read-in
the scriptures, "Is anyone sick among
you? Let him bring in the priests of
the Church, and let them pray over him
anointing him with oil in the name of
the Lord, and the prayer of faith shall
save the sick man. And the Lord shall
raise him.up, and if he be in sins,they
shall all be forgiven him. Confess there-
fore your sihs one to" another, and'pray
-one for another that you may be saved*."
The old man w as then prepared to travel
the long journey to the great beyond to
face his HMaker;
Not long ago a certain man fell ill
and came in to town to consult a Doctor.
His Doctor prescribed some very tiny
pills and told him to take one only
Reaching back home, the man looked
at those tiny pills and said,'"Those
young Doctors are just joking, a-'-big
man like me cannot take.. one pilll"
He decided for himself and took five.
An hour afterwards he collapsed and
never recovered*
If I am'allQwed to go back to the
scriptures, would like to mention
that Jesus was only 12 years old when
he baffled and confounded the old law-
yers and doctors of thb law in the
I Let us therefore respect 'YOUTH..-.
' > -... .. ... ., ,*H .

.Pp U P St. David Allfrey informs in-'
quirers that all the. pups are now sold
and have good homes. Please collect yours

(GARDE5) find a nice hollowed bit of
!driftwood which can make interesting
containers. Bamboo, tree fern -these
can be made to contain plants suc-
cessfully; also wide-necked glass
containers, have been used with a lot
of gravel as drainage. These are but
a few suggestions ... something to
make for yourself.

.FI-l "'September- S9, -1972


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*S*T*A* R*S*P*O* R*T*VS"'b'y'Nirchriston
FOOTBALL: Harlem RbOvrs, skippered by
State team captain, Oliver Joseph, won f
the League Ghampionship Cup'by an ex- y
citing one-all draw with Saints. This c
was the only point they dropped in the b
series of five matches (it was Saints'
accond draw and they still have one s
kabo: to 0cs against Celtics U.. c
Brinsley Charles scored first for
Saints who were only able to equalize f
in the second half wheh Irvine Benoit r
made a solo 25 yard run to baffle Bogo
Roy Williams onto the wrong foot. Up r
to Brinsley Charles' goal was the first
goal against them in the championship I
KNOCKOUT DIV I: First match was 3
Spartanss defeating Celtics 2-1. After
a goalless 1st half,. John Julian right
away found the nets for Celtic,) but
Spartawl mottle was roused and from
the pressure came firstba goal from
Lennox Emmanuel followed by Cuthbert
Williams nettin g from an Ilurtault
Yesterday afternoon, Harlem Rovers '
Irvine Benoit scored a hat-trick against
Halcyon 3-1t Michael Elwin scoring the
loner for Halcyon near th6 end.
DIV,'I: DGS won their first match of
the season against Saints 3-1; two from
Lloyd Thomas and one from A.Lawrence,
Saints singleton came from Henderson.
Celtics U. playing, aggressive football,
beat Spartans 2-1: IIurphy L: Bellot
for Celtics, I. George for Spartans.
C~CKET: Windward Islanders lost by
an innings and 13 runs to Leewards in
the- 2nd Trial Match.' Leewards batsmen
were steady and aggressive scoring 411
for 7 decl. in reply to Uindwards' 214.
Windwards 2nd turn at the crease pro-
duCeddonly 184. I.Shillihgford scored
78, N.Phillip'(always there) 48 & 57,
Grayson S.'35, Sebastien 27 & 32, Mike
Findlay 37, Greaves 23 (Dominicans not
too bad). Leewards bowling Roberts 2/53
& 2/20, Corriette 2/34,- illet 4/42 &
5/79, Allen 2/28, -Richards 2/37, and'
Williams 1/14. Leowards Williams 36, '
J.Allen 101, J.TRichards.55, Edwards 75,
Corriette 51, G.AlJ.en 40'n.o., Wickets
from-G.Shillingford 3/98, T.Phillip 1/7'
and M.Francis 3/101 I
Capt.I.Shillingford, V.Amory & Sebast-
ien openers, Sargeant,--J.Allen and
V,Richards top bats, pacemen Grayson S
N.Phillip & Ar -jorts, spinners Willet
& Francis, iioe Findlay wkt-keeper and
G.Allen, Edwards C Williams (reserves).
BASKETBALL: an off-season tournament
agg nrOigo nB ^s supreme over
PRINTED & Pub..inshed by Propri ton E-A

MA TTTINE (continued from page 8)& -
Reuben got another unexpected kiss
or the bright idea of a picnic. "Well
ou make de punch an tings an I finish
ook. Wait lemme tell Genelia an Baby
beforee dey go 6ff."
But Reuben was adamant. "Titine,"' he
raid, "I doan wan Baby an Genelia, is
nly two of us'I dee wan to go.'Dey say
;wo is company, tree is a crowd, but
our ... Wooo-ee co ... Dis is a pic-
ic, not a Unioh Club tennis ..."
Titino laughed. "Well Reuben, you
really love me."
Rouben replied frankly, taking off
his ever-present taxi-cap, "Is me love
rou. But you never tell me about Garge.
Is true ho'"have'dat woman?"
Titine was troubled. In spite of her
blossoming romance with Reuben, she
actually loved Garge, She hung,her head.
At this he added hastily, afraid of
spoiling the outlook, "I feeneesh wid ,
dat. Is t'oo much a nice day, ain it."
Half an hour later Titine and Reuben
sped along oh their way to Champagne
pool for their picnic. They found it"
had changed a lot since earlier times.
"I will ketch plenty veeyo, an'we will
make a good braff when we go back," he
GeneLia was at Baby's window when the
car passed by. "Babyl Baby 'LookJ Tit-
ine an Reuben coin somewhere, an dey *
nevah even look heahl" But Baby rushed
her graceful bulk to the window too late.-
"Ebben Titine pas febbi We is so
good fren, she coodon even stop or blow
de horn...She an Reuben have something,
No wondah Garge have dat woman in St.
CONGRATULATIONS to Cynthia Watt on
the success of her daughter Joeie,
who gained a scholarship to Gave
Hill, (U.W.I.) Barbados, ********
To ROSAtTU PARENT, who wrote us an
interesting pieee on "undisciplined
boys and girls", ~mplaining of the
new Grammar Schoo girls with hot
pants & sandals "who look like mini-
prison warders" we'll try. to print
your letter next week. But we must
add that some boys find that uniform
attractive believe it or not. ***
PERSONALITIES Colin Bully (Min/Ag)
is on a post-graduate course.in UK
(Soil & Water Engineering). Hon.ROP
Armour & Fin/Sec. Sprhaindo are at
Council of Ministers meeting in Gren-
ada, one topic LIAT. Miss Cleopatra
Henry (Mahaut) has a Canadian Schol.
to Cave Hill (reading for gen.degree).

sjeisnaesopt Hall at 26 Bath Rd.Roseau,

Friday, September 29, 1972


Pago Ton

Friday, September 29,1972

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Last week the Dominica Farmers
Union transmitted to the General
Manager of D.B.G.A. a letter invite.
ing attention to conditions at
Boxing Plants Generally, and the
Marigot Plant in particular.Among
cpomp 1nts were inadequacy of
plants to handle the growers'fruit
confused organization of manpower
in these units; highly unsanitary
conditions at boxing plants and
buying points. The conditions are
so bad in Marigot, said the letter
(signed by Sec. J.C. Bruney) that
even "the hardy creole pig could
not be expected to survive there".
The time consumed by any individ-
ual grower' in selling his bananas
is unconscionable, leaving him
less time to devote to production;
and the physical strain caused...by
incessant lifting to scales is too
great, and unnecessary. Not sur-
prisingly, tempers flare up and
so sometimes does violence. Police
at Morigot have had to be summoned
to keep the peace. Once a gun was
shown. Blood may be shed. The
D.F.U. Secretary pleaded for im-
mediate remedial action, and sent
copies to Ministers of Agriculture,
Health, Home Affairs, Premier and
Chairman, D/ca Banana Growers Assn.
REPLYING on Sept 21 to Mr.Bruney
letter, Gen.Manager of D.B.G.A.,Mr.
Vivian White stated that the Assoc-
iation management is "not only as
much and more concerned but is con-
stantly trying to improve the con-
ditions at Marigot etc." He points
to certain improvements costing
llP00. AP additional boxing plant
is being constructed in the Carib
Reserve tp lessen bananas-volume in
Marigot, and attributes the main
problems to sudden and continued
rise in banana production in the
area, of which hardships DBGA ia
aware; asking for suggestions and
deploring unhelpful '"blanket accus-
ations". Copies similarly directed.

The Resident Tutor writes that
this series seems to be a success.
First enrolments are coming well,
with age and professional diversity.
Portsmouth & Marigot areas want a
second programme for more advanced
French students. A bouquet to Dr.
Mller, and wv wish she would intro-
duce her classical music programmes
in French too! (If so permitted).**

I, Alvan Edwards of Wesley beg to
state that my wife Ruth Edwards
having left our home and nine
children on 27th March 1972 without
just cause, her children and myself
are begging her to come home and
meanwhile I'will not undertake any
responsibility for bills or burdens
of any kind accumulated by the said
Ruth Edwards nee Greenaway during
her absence,
will present in association-with
Radio Antilles, a Dominica Special
programme on BIG A (live) Friday,
Nov. 3 from 9-11 p.m. A group of 10
will leave Dominica on Nov.lst to
carry out this project, which in-
cludes a 45 min. playlet La Vi
z'Animaux by Chris.Seraphine. On
monday 5th the group hope to be bac'
home to put on a pIy in Loubiere in
aid of the infant school.


With effect from 1st October,1972,
the refundable deposit on Shellane
20-lb bottles will be increased to
$10.00 and Shellane 20 Regulators
will be sold at $5.00 each.
These increases have been forced
on us by the continuous increase in
the cost of new bottles and regula-
tors over the past five years, due
entirely to circumstances beyond our
control and that of our suppliers.
Customers who already hold 20-1b
bottles and haye paid deposits of $5
will not be required to pay .yy addit-
ional amount when purchasing Tilled
bottles and returning their equivalent
number of empties.
Customers who have paid a deposit
of $2*00 on their Shellane 20 regul-
ators, will have one of the following
two options:-
(a) Surrender regulators in their
possession and obtain refunds of
deposits which have been paid.This
option may be exercised up to 31st
October, 1972.
(t) Purchase regulators which are
now in their possession. Where
deposits have not been refunded in
accordance with (a) abovecustomers
will be regarded as having exercised
the option to purchase these regul-
Sators for the amounts which have
been deposited.


The Dominica Banana Growers Association invites sealed tenders
to supply fertilizers to be delivered to the Association from December
st., 1972 to November 30th, 1973.
S The Tenders are required to comply with the. following specificatiaS.S
1. The Price- .The price quoted shall be in E.C. Currency per long ton C.I.F.
: landed in Dominica on the wharf in Roseau and Portsmouth.
Formulation fertilizer-shall be of nutrient ratio of 12 (Nitrogen):
12 (Phosphate): 17 (Potash) plus 2 to 4 (Magnesium) with
potash at Ild8t in part form of sulphate and low in chloride.

.30 Chemical Bl.end.
. Chemical Blend..TTIe fertilizer shall be in a most concentrated 'available
form, as a granular blend which will not cake on storing.
4 3cking Fertilizer shall be peaked in woven polypropgaD bags of 112
lbs,,net with polyethylene inner liners.
5. Terms Terms of'the tender shall be expressed as cash or credit per
-- long ton, G.I.F. landed in Dominica on the wharf or Portsmoutl
as followss-
.(1) Cash against documents.
(2) Six months credit terms or payment in cash within 180
days after delivery to the Association.
6. Quantity The quantities required -are 4,000 tons"in 112 lb. bags made
..- . available -in,accordance with the following schedule or as
per subsequent instructions'from the Association'
December 1, 1972 February 28',1973 800 tons
March 1, 1973 May 31,' 197' 1200 "
June 1, 1973 August 30, 1973 1206 "
September 1, 1973- November 30, 1973 800 "
In the case of unfavourable weather condition or other
factors which may curtail the application of fertilizers,
the delivery dates may be changed. In each such case the
supplier shall be notified accordingly.
7.. Analysis A certificate of the.chemical analysis of each.fertilizer
shipment'shall be forwarded to the Association with each

8. Closing Date- Tenders shall be/received up to 3.00. pm, October 16th
S"' 1972 and shall be clearly marked "D.G.B.A,. Fertilizer
Tender 1972/73" and addressed to the Manager, Barclays Bank
International, Roseau, Dominica.
The Association shall not bind itself to accept the lowest or
any tender. 582 1/1.

A special week of effort and achievement towards the care pro-
tection and happiness of children is taking place. from Mion.Oct.9th
The theme for this year's CANSAVE Week is "A Better Life for
Children in Slums and Shanty Towns". We hope all with join in'
As a result of appeals made, seven valuable helpers came forward to
join local Representative (Miss Jules') organizing committee.

(2) Chairman says "We were able to renew our friendly associations with the
biggest German Fertilizer firm..." Frankly I don't know that I"WE refers
(3) "Winlan is in possession of a Chemical cheaper and more effective than
effective than T.B.Z." Thanks to the London trip for that knowledge|
(4) "Growers ,.. can get up to 50 within the next tw' months". I hope that
Growers will check very carefully their Pay Packets.
Hard is the luck of the Grower, Madam, when his own Chairman goes
like thisT. .

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Friday, September 29,1972