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Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.
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,Mrs. Jane Lowenthal,
'Litarian, '
Reseape Instftuog0A
the f 9 '73
the -Sudy ot,1,afF
162 ast 78 et.- D M INI
V e* York 104 MIN
'hA.Ad'ia mepnsaMtause. Repr)it1i
uB rn,-r (Lodon) Ltd.
-rf + f c..-. Edi;tpr -PHYL..S S, i

"Ua do not knoaw wnetaer tra
klemier is dead, insane, 1ll
or too lazy to atteia."
Tnese words were spoe~i dur-
ing the T1iird bomauated Memaer' s
query as to iLwy the Premier had
beei absent from ? te h house of
Assembly for three Sessions.
Obviously Mr. LeDlan s. aura
of enarismatic punditry had made
aiim acceptable to the peopleI as
Premier (in 19')70 for a fmurta d~
term of office. But the people did
not' iaicate that nia nDepty twrno
oi!y wo, D y a tadiAful of votes in
South Moseau) should t&ae over in
'midatream. The salary paid to tae
Premier is generous. He should
attend the democratic Asseeibly and *
uot waste tAe people's cash sd
coufi.deuce. The fact thnat kr.
.eoDlanc 'received' the Caadian
Ai/* islaAioner 2i Moseau dur-
i 4g f semsDly session seems
o deiote a disregard for tne
people's purse and welfare and
addc a touen of arrogance.
When tie Tnird MemBer put the
question to a'green' Ag. SpeaKer.
he had to consult witn the ClerK
of tne house, 'afterwards declaring
that the Premier was absent with
nis -xaowledge. Tae Memoer did not
withdraw ear -remark.



Comaming 41.712 acreof ln
situate in the parish of St. Joha
Near PtSmPO.Bo, a -
M.E.ChagtrleP.OBox un.i+

HATIONAM41 4 1972

A Preview
When ihe Premi er Mr. Leblanc)
leaked Crandiose plains or 19"2 Na-
tionrai Da during :he course of his 1, 7o
elekion, victory speech, 1 was not im-
Today, almost two years later, as the
de!,'as of the "extravwg r-.za" unfold, I
am still umimpressed! to be quite frank,
I am downright incensed!
Yes, for those few days of "showing
off" to invitees from abroad, our roads
will have been ses'ed; our houses
Swill have been coated with duty-free pain
+our sidewalks wiil have been cleared of
debris; our store windows (laden witl,"
nemprxe-f d be) ndi Lhere ch of many a
Domirkan Isn w "l.ha'vef'been'foodlit; ou1r
s~coooi children will have been made to
an;.am in ihe most harmonous of voices
ail s o r s of variations on the illusive
themes of unOit, progress and national
pride. .t De

Last Mo dlay iu thae house (Govt
aLLwiounced the dissolutiowa of the
Domiuica Manao& Growers AMsoe.,
board of Maragema~t. (See p. 10.)


. j fi

We have long iaB
tine. humanitarian
wor done Dy the
Canadian Save the
Children Pund. nla
fact, w e have seen
the progress of tre
children they lave
helped. Prom uct.
;-9 they have hel
a special weeK on
the theme "A Better
Life for Gaildrea in
alums and Shanty Townesa
ke _e E. A ) ,

Yot xBV iZenis -___^. .^nQi.M^SEAQi^___--^-_____ 5 -lfc

THE PUBLIC UTILITY Commission Aci just rushed through the House of
Assembly is one. of Government's typically all-embracing Bills in which
thepeoples' representatives in the House (and the public and Press
present) are verbally assured:.that -a voluminous piece of- legal verbiage
does not mean what it appears to mean but is to apply only to one.,or
two things --in this case to prevent the public being explQited by the
.Electricity, Telephone and.Water suppliers. But the definition of "public
utility" is so wide'that it. could as well include Banks, Insurance. Com-
panies,. Customs -and Excise, the Postmaster 'General and perhaps even the
Government itself'
I quote: 'public utility' means a statutory authority or any body or
corporation performing services to the public; but does not include any
public utility excluded from the provisions of the Act under section
(3) unquote. Section (5) is, believe it or not, the Public Utility
Commission itself.' (During the debate mortgage finance companies were
excluded) .
Of course, we know that the Act is really aimed at the Dominica El-
ectricity. Services (a C.D.C. establishment) and Cable & Wireless' Dom-
inica Telephone iService.i One of the jokers in this Act is that the
Minister can exempt a public utility from provisions of the Act (i.e.
opening their accounts to the scrutiny of the Commission who can then
alter charges or rates made to the; public) by a simple published declar-
ation in the'0Official Gazette. Then, of course., the Minister can always
prescribe fees to be paid -- five more expense accounts for government
supporters. :These members start off with a Chairman who is a barrister
of the Supreme :Court: well, they could always add that ope to Editor
of the Educa.tor, Speaker of the' House and Vice-President of the Shoe
Party, or give, it to the relative of a Minister. The other four have to
-be familiar with trade, finance, economics, (law but the Chairman has
that one), engineering or accountancy. That at least rules out the rest
of the government side of the House -- they have no such experience nor
know edge.
I wonder if the Act applies to Central. Housing and Planning. Rates
.ar collected by them but their system of accounting (as presented to
the. House) could surely bear looking into.
eOn of the Corporate Bodies that has been kicked around recently
and in my, opinion least deserves it is the Commonwealth Development
Corporation. This 'worthy and helpful experiment in finance was set up
in 1948 "to assistt .the economic development of th. then dependent ter-
ritories of the: Commonwealth ... It. operates on commercial lines and
has: a statutory obligation to pay its way, taking one ye"r with another,"
I quite-from the C.D.C. Report & Accounts for 1971, In effect this Corp-
oration, using as capital the British taxpayers' money, supplies "risk"
or "venture" capital plus technical management for-the infrastructures
(excuse, myn economic jargon) of the L.D.C.s -- Less Developed Countries --
like Dominica,.or Malaya or Uganda.
Statistically, the Caribbean region gets the largest slice of this
cake of investment capital ..(over 20..times, larger per capital than. Africa),
Altogether, there- are listed new ly 170 coipriies all over the world:
27 of these are:now Limited Liability Companies'', designated as "subsid-
iary" because. C.D.C. still holds most shares: 17 are Public Companies
in which C;C.p. has either .a minority shareholding or'a loan out stand-
ing. The remaining -nine are-stil. '"Direct Projects" -- that is.to say
they are not private or public companiess nor hI the local. government
taken over in.part .or complete control with a loan-: Inciluded in this
nine. are Melville Hall Estates (Castle Bruce Estate'is pat .of the project)
and Dominica Electricity Services. .... .
(concluded on page four).- :

Friday. October 6. 1972


Page Two

Friday October--2,1972

BRITAIN: Prime Minister Edward
Heath had an audience with the
Pope in the Vatican, Wednesday.
.They talked mainly about Europe's
attempt at economic unity and the
violence in Northern Ireland. Pope
Paul hoped for peace and justice
in that sad country soon. Heath
said it waq his sole purpose to
work towards the ending of violence
(Read L.H. on the Pope page 7)
UGANDA: Tanzania and Uganda have,
signed an end of hostilities treaty

LONDON: the first batches of Ugan-
dan Asians have been extra well.
treated and declared "we are del-
ighted at the welcome.., it is
better than anything we hoped for".
ZAMBIA: President Kaunda has. said
that Zambia will be. a one-party
JAMAICA: P.M. Michael Manle'y has
declared war on bad housing for the
people, and on illiteracy. 20,000
-",volunteer~"~teachers"have, come for-
ward to battle against illiteracy.
Mr.- Steven. & other members, note)

IqATIONAL DAy 1972 A Preview ;
(p.1) by Rupert Sorhaind0o M.Sc
Our "raconteurp" will have thrilled
their audiences with their "co'ntes"and
"tim-tims"n lour. musical bands will
have thumped the rhythmic beats of
Regae, Soul and (occasionally) Calypso
music; our restless (and leaderless?)
young Seneration will have had an ex-
cuse for livingg"" aid"Ifeting"; our rum
and whisky sellers will have realized
a handsome profit; and "bur" inrritees
fro. abroad will :have been entertained,
maybe to the point of boredom.
However, in spite of all the cele-
brations,'all the feting, all the ex-
penditure, all the spent energy, the
stark' realities of Dominican injustice,
neglect, illiteracy, malnutrition and
bankruptcy will be.present.
For all the hundreds of thousands of
dollars that will have been spent,
National Day 1972 will not have altered
the direction or alleviated the conse-
quences of the inept and selfish Dom-
inican Government's warped priorities.
National Day 1972 will not have
changed the fact that on November 4th
19721, hundreds of students who will *
have qualified to enter Secondary School
will have been denied the benefit of
(continued next column)

A large mural created out of plywood
and paint by Stephen Davenport, son of
Dominican Tony Davenport (onetime ed-
itor of the Chronicle), will be oh
view when the grandiose new police HQ
opens in due course.

NATIONAL DAY 1972 contd. from col.l
adequate instruction in the classroom
because of inadequate facilities and/
or the shortage of qualified teachers*
National Day.1972 will not have
changed theoFACT that hundreds of sick
Dominicans will have been denied, on
November 5th 1972, even the most basic
medical services deserved.
National Day 1972 will not have al-
terod the Dominican FACT of the mockery
that is -being made of the democratic
process- It "will not have altered the
FACT that several of our legislators
(ministers a oluded) are among the
most naive and illiterate of Dominicans.
(In this connection, I would like to
suggest to the National Day 1972 "Com-
mittee" -that they seriously consider
scheduling a regular House of Assembly
meeting as an added entertainment fir
"our" guests 'frm overseas. In thej.me.an-
time, I. am going ahead with my own plan'
for a "'Mock" House meeting, complete
with mute puppets, bewigged and gdoned
partial Speaker, abusive juvenilo6stired
Opposition, intoxicated partisans:glib
legal adviser and pathetic PS.,s. 'The
Bill to te debated: THE CIVIl SERVICE
ACT of 1972 (OR How to Control the
Private Activities of Every Dominican),*,
National Day 1972 will'not have
changed the fact that "local" meat or
fish will hot have been available at
the new. market on Saturday Nov,. 4 or
that the-available frozen meat" will
have been sold for up to $2.90 a'pound.
National Day 1972 will not have
changed the FACT that on November 5th
1972 many ambitious and talented young
Dominicans will have been reminding .
themselves that the Dominica Goverhment
could not find the funds to provide -
them with'scholarships for further
education+ -and it will not have alter-
ed the TACT.that on Nov, 5th there will
have been NO massive literacy campaign
planned to raise the MAJORITY of Dom-
inicans from the quagmire of intoler-
JNational Day 1972 will not have al-
tered the fact that on November 5th
1972, the National Radio Station will
;have been used to keep the Dominican
masses in ighoranCe of the vital
issues of the day, featuring a"thrill-
ing serial"instead. (Conclusion Suppoii)


0%AK: lrse*

A "EEBBO" ACT by John Spector (from page two)
C.D.C., as stated on p.2, tries to make a profit: it has to try
by law, and it has to pay the interest on the capital borrowed (at low
rates) from the U.K. government, C.D.C. are always ready, I repeat -
always ready to sell out all or a part of any "Direct Project" at any
time, usually to the local government (most L.D.C.s have a quasi-social-
ist government (in name at any rate). Dominica Electricity Services
started work building the Trafalgar Power Station after the Enabling
Act was passed in 1951 and "went live" about three years later. Five
years after that, it still had not made a profit; government did not
want it to shut down, nor did they want-to buy, but they authorised an
increase in rates in 1958, In the sixties small profits were occasion-
ally made and the Padu Station was added: government still did not
want 'to buy in Statehood Year 1967. And in January 1970 the Chairman
of'C.D.C. stated in writing: "What we have not succeeded in doing is
to make an arrangement for turning Dominica El e ctricity Services into
a jointly-owned Company such as exists in Grenada and St. Lucia. (Dom-
inica) Government do not, at the moment, want to go ahead with this."
And of course, the electricity rates were raised again lu.'1970.
In 1971, D.E.S. made a 'profit' (before payment of interest on
capital investment) of 5.5 per cent or around $200,000 on nearly four
million dollars. That is after 18 years' operation..
Many people think that 365 rivers is enough for millions of kilo-
watts of electricity, but an experienced engineer told me he would not
put a cent in .a power station in Dominica... "a volcanic island,prone
to earth tremors and landslides," he said ... "anyway 360 of Dominica's
streams are only a trickle not enough to light one 25-watt bulb."
He is right, when one comes to think of the number of times the big
'pipes down the Bapilotte .Cliff at Trafalgar have been swept aside like
maitchsticks by quakes and landslides. We are at the mercy of the elements.
However many people will be lulled by thinking that through this act
they can have redress when they are affected by "water off or lack of
lights and power.
Dominica Mortgage Finance Co Ltd. (notice that Ltd.), which is ex-
empted, made a net profit of $51,000 in 1971.
Melville Hall Estates (including Castle Bruce) lost -before Treas-
ury interest payment $178,241 ((1970 loss $465). Of course it is for
sale. Who wants to. buy? Several people do; but I understand that .some
of the workers on Castle Bruce Estate have already got plots of land of
their own but prefer the steadier income of working for the CDC estate.
I am glad to hear that the grader was at work on the Valley Road
at the 'Shrine' site; let's hope the road will be sealed before Dominica
Discovery Day when the Spaniards discovered the Caribs' land. Why, did
not .the authorities change the day to about a hundred years ago when
Dominicans tried to prevent the island becoming a" Crown Colony,, and the
Legislative.Council voted itself out, protected in the Courthouse by
bayonets from a British gunboat' That's more I'ike a 'national' occasion.
In answer to readers who wrote in about-my mention of the Human
Bights clauses in the Dominica COnstitution, I requested the Editor to
print the whole thing in full for everyone's benefit. Cut out and keep

Running through itldhoit a lunch-break on Monday, five Bills were advanced
(one is mentioned on p.1); the others included an amendment to Customs
& Exports Tariffs Ord. The Dep.Premier now off on a CARIFTA Council meeting
which will take in--~tle'European Common Market and the future of WI made&o'
statement on this Blil, which aims at harmonization between signatory States on
tariffs and duties abolition of the present surtax on certain classes of im-
ported goods and. a. list of goods to be admitted free-of duty. It replaces the
late schedule. Slight increases & decreases can be expected. Answers to Mr.
Stevens questions and remarks on his Private Member's motions next week.

T H E S T A R Friday, October 4, 1972-

Page Four- .-




A lot of us talk about the U.N. Human' You may care to detach this print ad keep
Rights document, but few of us have read it; f for future reference, for use in detLesae
in entirety. Reference is made to it in John Human Rights Day etc It tows you 'Mlu
Spector's article e man's ight shld bel

Wherea recognition of the inherent dig-
nity and of the equal and inalienable
rights of all members of the human fam-
ily is the foundation of freedom, justice
and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for hu-
man rights have resulted in barbarous
acts which have outraged the conscience
of mankind, and the advent of a world
in which human beings shall enjoy free-
d6m of speech and belief and freedom.
from fear and want has been proclaimed
as the highest aspiration of the commrao
Whereas it is essentiaL if man is not to
be compeUed to have recourse, as a last
resort, to rebellion against tyranny and
oppression, that human rights should be
protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the
development of friendly relations be-
tween nations,
Where the peoples of the United Na-
tions have in the Charter reaffirmed their
faith in fundamental human rights, in,
the dignity and worth of the human per-
-son and in the equal rights of raen and
women and have determined to promote
social progress and better standards of
life in larger freedom.
Whereas Manibe Stats have pledged
themselves to achieve, in co-operation
with the United Natins, the proamothn
of universal respect for and observance
of human rights and fundamental free-
WhereaM a commoxi understanding of
these rights and freedoms is of the great-
est ~nportance for the full realization of
this pledge,

Now, Therefore,

HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard

. oo.chieement for all peo~sa e ad
nations, to the end that every la ivduami
and every organ of society. beepbw lthi
Deciafation constantly in *dmd, shall
strive by teaching and educatioa to pro-
mote respect for thee 'right a6 fee-
doms and by progressive measures, n -
tional and international, to secure their
universal and effective reloglntton and
observance, both among the peples ato
Member States themselves and among
the peoples of territories under their
Artle L Al human beings are born free
and equal in dignity and rights. 'Tey are
endowed with reason and conscience and
should act towards oue another in a spiri
of brotherhood.
Article Everyone is eantital to all the
rights and freedoms set forth in this
Declaration, without distinction of any
kind, such as race, colour, sea, language.
religious, political or other opinion, na-
tional or social origin, property, birth or
other status.
Furthermore, no distinction shall be
made on the basis of the political, Jurs-
dictional or international status of the
country or territory to which a person
belongs, whether it be indepe .lent, trut,
non-self-governing or under any ether
lmlntatiam of sovereignty.
Article 3 Everyone has the right to lie,
liberty aad security of person.
Artee 4. No one shall be held in slavery
.cirasemitde; ;,slavery and the -deve trade
shall be prohibited in all their *wris.
- ArtUCe a -No one shall be subwets to
torture or to cruel inhuman or degramiag
treatmem or punishment.
Artcle I. Everyone ams the right to ree-
ognition everywhere as a person bore
the law.
ArUele 7. All are equal before the law aa
are entiMed without any discrhitnattf
to equal protection of the law. All are eo-
titted to equal protective against any dia-
reimbiWatiu in violation of thb Dwcbres-
tian sa agaat any incitemeat to essc
Artitce & Everyoan has the right to aa
eisective rrnedy b7 the comapeten sa-
tional tribnals for acts vtolatims the

fundamietal riJta -grant hsmn -k t
coartitutio or by law.
Artkle S. No one EltI be sublmctae to
arbitrary arrest, detMoat.as exW,
Article I. Everyone i saBMed *an tB8
equality to a fair sad 0tikie wtea by
an independent adA atphtal t. til.t.,
in the detenminatita bt i ig' 4 a
ohjii 'a as a wd at i= realm -eiaea
agim Xbva,
Ariole L (1) Everya alarmed; rf a
penal ease has the rigt to -p-
strned ternacnt rt geroived gnt'; c
cording to law in a "~ali thria at wf.h
he has bad all the guraIteeo nee -owr
for hia.defeae.
(2) No one shall be held gi99ty a@ '-
penal oesawe on. accomat of any s of
orinaso whc id t eatit"Mat 4
penal ote, undec zaem o a 0r it;b a0^-
tiodal law, at the tiHa wd e' it W, caa%
mitted. Nor shab a be iWer peai,
imposed than the one t*at was ap40 is1t6
at the tias the peOWal ofpa wae aa-

Artiele It. No one ada be awiav.telK to
ritrarT Juaitweerteren"yMb ias pr*: .w ay,
family, heme or eorreapoadeusce, r to
attacks upon his hoasau and rer -indtS
Ev vryani has the rightfto te p:.-Ite ia
of the law against sug) loratefre-s m-
Ardstea I (1>) XIeryouu bha the rtii* to
freedoan of mnovemend andl roinise
. within the b der-ot.each State.'
(2) Everyone has the right to 1t- any
country inch aim g his on, sad to aL1AN
to his cmat7.-y'
Arttcle M. (1) Everyose has the izrt to
seek and to cnjoy in aoer omketraB e ay-
lurt from persecution.
(2) This rigt. may not be invtei a the
cae aof prowseutkmas feauady 'gMag
from ane-politieil aetnes or tro- act
contrary t tthe puoms ad pr-.- IR
of te United Naatin.
Arat 25. (1) Everyee ba the r- t to
a natioality.
(2) o one bal bea arbarui c7
of hi aettoatwy aer dianli the s 't to
chase his n tionatr.
Arltsel -. (1) Men fatA weaBna i
age, without any laiitateia due to a ..

S- - .72

~e~a~hw, CsInLyr E Is~

natalmiy or rigia, WaeI&* .t it to
marry and to Iound a taMy. T*Y are
eotiad to equl rigifa as to marriage,
during Inarriage and It its disaotan.
S(2 Marriage shaB be entered intoa oly
wtth the free and all counset of the in-
tending spoueas.
(3) The family is the aatuwal and ftda-
mental group unit of society and s -
titled to protection by society and the
Artile 17. (1) Everyone has the right to
own property aloe as well as in asocia-
tion with others.
(2) No one shal be arbitrarily deprived
of his property.
Article 2. Everyone has the right to free-
. dam of thought, conscience and rel*Ut;
this right includes freedom to heanee his
religion or belef, and freedom, afer
alone or in community with others and i
public or private, to Imnma4et his rebtgto
or belief in teaching, praCtle. worsbsfl
and obsmvace.
Arthat it. EvWeyoe hast the igm t -r fee-
dom a! qpinion and expresaba; this right
includes freedom to hold aivsswio w*thQut
interferevce and to seek, receive and ln-
part totormaitn and ideas thronCg( any
media and regardless of trontiew.
Al"ke W. (1) .very~ 7 bas the right to
freedom of peaceful assodbly and amo-
ceatioan. ` l i-
(i) No one may be competed to belong
to an asoiatmcn.
Ariile tL (1) Eveecyne bh a* pi&s to
take part in the goveramect at his com-
try, diictwtr or through freely choeas
(2) Everyone haa the right of equal ac-
ceas to fpulie service aI his country.
(3) The will at the Ipople sall be the
basik of the authority of government; this
wil ishal he eprwssed JS perkidit and
getuine elections which shall be h uAi-
versal and equal autrneae and shal be
held by secret vote or by equivalent tfea
voting procedwes.
Aritelie Everyone, as a member of
society, ha the right to social security
and i ofntited to reauation, through
national effrt and international es-ePWa

tia &n in accordance witt the argainiai-
tiaon and resaures of each ite, at the
econooaic. -aocal -atd 'ctiAr4 rights a-
dispensable for hts digtoty 9d the tree
deveai kent of his pcraoalilty.
Argee 2=. (1) Everyone has ee sight to
work, to free choice of emplBeymna, to
fust and favourable coeUtion of work
mna to protection again t a smploymeut.
(2) Everyame, without any disriminattko
has the right to equal pay for e40Ul work
() Everyone who works has the right to
just and favourable reamneratntBM ser-
fag fr himafit and ias famciy ta exist-
once Worthy of human diAgity, and sup-
pteum ted, if naceasary. by othe raan
of soei protectiara
(4> Everyone has the right to form and
to )jb trad U a-ioa for 1th peotwCtheon of
his 1:1reests.
Aat*ee 2&. Uveryane hba the WriWt to rest
and rlisure, iacldi ramaa" Iftitt-
timn 4e working hous and period ha~-
days with pay.
Arletb I. (1) Everye has the ribht to
a stEdward of ling adaOtWd lor the
health and wel-beaag of bk ad '
his fesly, icltdingA ftod, lUalaogit. bos-
ag and mosdibal catm ad Acceesary
s social arvivcel., and the right to useurhy
in ttt event of uniampli yrent siae,
dttfhlty, widowtooD old age or other
lack *S ifdtheald in c breen-tancas to.
Vsnd is clantral.
(<) MVtheruian ard chid(aOSit we entitled
to special care and asaipo. All chui -
daen eaiwa r ban or ea at 4 I tIo-,
$baf sanjoy the same aMe pfroiteot ia .
Ai ste r. (1) Everyone has @ right to
education. Education. theR be ftre, at
least lt the elementary and fud"amexa tal
stages. Elementary education shall be
cwn#rt"aory. Technical and pritefsion*
education rhal1 be made generally avas-
ale and higher edoatioan bsll be equal-
ly aaessibwle to al on the basis of merit.
(2> Edaectien shall be directed to the fdWl
development ofa the huanaa personality
and to the strengthening of respect far
huamag rights and midada3egtal freedoms.
It ahaB pruoMte taderstandiang, toltrace
and friendship among all nations, racial
or religious grasop, and shad furtirW the

actiiUtias of the ibaied Nation t1r the
ma&ntenance of peace.
(2) Pairmea have a prior right to ehowm
the kind of edocafi that eBll be given
to their childief.
Artoie 17. (1 Evwrynae has the r*igt
frteei to participate' i the cmutrawl il&e of
the oanParmty. to eajoy the arts ad ta
share ito rintMS advancemiat and rl
(2 Everyone bha te right to the pracE-
ttoi of the aoral &ad material kInterrstS
resumhg troan any aciiAstil. Iarasry or
artistic production of whkid ho is tohe
Antie 2L. Ev;qrymae is eintMad to a
social and sateMattenal or*r in wst&fe
the rigts Maw roebmt w"t *fW* iAs t*is
peclaration San he ahy? ratliEd.
Atfde Is. (1) averlsko has sutia to ar
oamiiutilty iB whiek aloia tfa &rWa Ad
tul dieveopaient of kr" pauakt tois
4 toI the eaerciats hite sil** #)d ftUe
OGMA, owvrye "bal be mnbiit WWt it
asuch I astadtom a& ao dotstvield bgo
law 0o"lly fw the paurypa 4w asxte
&ue reeoignitiest tn4 respect tor thter
-t freedoms st aten -4 e dl Omrtit
the s.t reeuireenUts of sa .t.al
order aWi ut Wk eradw wsl*rv W 1 0 ABsa-,
eratic fBiotet.
43) These riVgtssat t" aedwm wras% up
case be exevretaLd vnary to 1th* OW*
poaes ad 3m ieipls f 1te tG's ta ie'

VS We of Sothtax in tbo *to fEdS tak
may be JrterpAets" as *ilpiy0t 2 f WWr. eFa
State, group or peasn agw rig4t lo 4a=-
gage in any activity or t pto w Pe orsa
act aimed at the deltruisa tka ity V4 C af
rights ad freetdenm set freth heretn.

Final Authoriied Text


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Slashing Reductions on Ladies' Paies,

Nighties, Dusters, Slips & Dress Material

Gem*a's Shirts, Underwear, tc.

A Also children's wear.

SReduction of up to S5%in some cases.

saw. now on



for the Bet i Loca Diabs~
Drop io and we wil do our
_s &/a as.

We have just Received a Fresh

supply of

Burpee's Vegetable & Flower

Garden Seeds.

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Friday,_ Ocoer4 _V2 TJI oA

LETTER FPOR LONDON : Lennox Honychurc
Few Popes have borne such bur-
dens as Paul VI, who was 75 last
month. The Church he leads is no
longer the tradition-hugging, un-
questioning church of old, but a
church in turmoil. I am not a Roman
Catholic myself, but along with
other Dominicans I would not be
ashamed to admit that my education
and in fact my very character has
been greatly influenced by the
Roman Church. Though many may pro-
test and find fault, the tremendous
impact which the church has made
towards the development of our
people cannot be denied. It is in
this light that I pay respect to
Pope Paul VI.
Giovanni Battista Montini ascen-
ded the throne of St. Peter when
the Second.Vatican Council was in
full swing and the church under the
inspiration of his beloved prede-
cessor John XXII appeared on the
threshold of a great spiritual re-
newal. NoW, nine years later, he
finds himself presiding over a
body that seems divided, uncertain
about its own nature and fearful
of the future. It is scarcelytoo
much to say that Paul VI carries
the heaviest burden of any Pope in
history. There have been exiled
Popes and martyred Popes; there
have also (to my mind) been Popes
who were personally unworthy. But
on this God-fearing Roman prelate
of the old school there was laid
an almost impossible charge that
of steeriA the Barque of Peter
through the rough uncharted waters
into which Pope John had launched
it* Naturally many people compare
him unfavourably with his prede-
cessor, but I think the comparison
is unjust, Y The parts they have
had to play, like their personal-
ities, differ. John inspired the
modernising process while Paul is
called upon to give it effective
form. Yet:" they have had the same
aim, to reconcile the church's time
-less mission with the rapidly
changing shape of human society,to
"prove all things" and to "hold
fast that which is good".
Though I myself as a non-Roman
Catholic may question the Pope's (
ruling on certain matters, espec-
ially Birth Control, I do not let
these disagreements override my
respect for him as a world leader,
(Next column)

The Roman Catholic Church in
certain islands is trying to pro-
mote a good feeling among all
races in the congregation by ask-
ing each member to shake hands
with the personsnext to him, but
in the schools children are taught
to hate the descendants of what
are wrongly called the "slave-
masters" for some of those
children are descendants of vic-
tims of the industrial revolution
and their forebears had a horrible
time. A lot of stuff about slavery
is taught in the school. Thus it
is only natural that our children
"iill bear ill will to the children
of Europeans when they are primed
up with hea their ancestors were
treated in some instances by slave
masters. They are not told that
the slaves were sold to the white
slave traders by black people who
caught them and sold them like
they were animals.
What the Church is trying to
build up is being destroyed by the
hate-teaching in the schools.Sure-
ly it would be better to teach the
children of different races to,
live at peace with each other than
to hate each other.
If the majority of West Indians
are urged when young to bear malice
towards the offspring of white
advisors or investors, these people
/cannot be blamed for taking their
help OR their money elsewhere.Who
will then be the losers? Us poor
West Indians, surely.
ST. LUCY (a parent)

ISTE de langue fawLcaise: but
echanger des timbres. Reponses
assure a tout ceux et celles qui
Madame P. Tessier,
66 St. Irenie, Oap de la Madeliine
Province de Quebec, CANADA.

Maybe he is not a dyjaaic one,but
this devout and humble man, lacking
some of his forerunner's charismatic
qualities yet fully his equal in
spiritual awareness, has shouldered
the burden without flinching. The
church is necessarily in turmoil
,ut the Pope at least has kept his
(Lelinox was once a student and
"or a short while a teacher at St.
lary's Academy. Editor).

T E; o T A

Friday, October 4, 19'12

Va OI 4 197 THE ST -iula~~r~aaos id~tnij



Members of the Roseau Co-operative
Credit Union Ltd. are informed that
the Credit Union will be celebrating its
2Ist Anniversary during the period 15th
October to 22nd Ocrober, 1972 iThe full
details of the program-ne will be posted
at the Roseau Credit Union office and at
the respective out districts for tthe
information. of members.

S29th September
$l I



One 3-Bedroom Houe fully furnished with Ga.
rage, at Fortune, one.mile from Town. Tele-

phone 2595 in daytime, or 2356 evenings.

With effect from ist October, 1972, the re-
fundable deposit on Shellane 2o-lb bc3udes will
be increased to $xo.oo and Sheilane 20 Regula-
tors 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 regulators over the past five years,
due entirely to circumstances beyond our control
and that of and that of our suppliers
Customers who already hold 2o-lb bottles
and have paid deposits of $5 .oo will not be re*
quired' to.pay.-any additional amount when pur.
chasing filled bottle: and returning their equiva-
lent nuraber of empties..
Customers who have paid a-deposit of $2.00
on their Shellane o20 regulators, will have one of
the following two opuons:
(a) Surrender regulators in their posseson
and obtain refunds of depo sis which.have
been paid. This option may ,be exercised up
to 31st October 1972.
(b) Purchase regulators which are now in
their possession. Where deposits have not
been refunded in accordance with (a) a*eve .
customers will be regarded as having sder-
cised the option t purchase these reguat
os ft the amow ts whic htae be dry
see. ag




As part i is fu in' i- f r ite ciebradion
of i 2.st AnnJvc .art. a:he Credit Uni-a
will be organizing a picmc o Muacorch-
ene on Sunday 22nd October 1972.
Transportation wii be free of charge and
arrangements lor such will be maac- by
the Credii Union, Trucks will be expect-
ed to leave the New Bridge ai Roteau -by
.I,.o, am. Members w~il 1,owct'-v: be re-
quir.ed r:?o provide heir- own rw a mls and
dran.ks,-. Interested mernrmer: a'ce .reuested
to register at the office of te Roseau
Credit. Uaion not later than 14th October

29dt Septeoaser
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In view of the expced 1.. : dux .-.sitors To
I~he islixad for thb Nistklal:.Day &..tera'oe s
this yea~ and the frated i tu and. gi.est .bruse
accommIodaton ava tbie, t-i Tour'tk ,r-ard .'e--
?!orii'g the possibih;y oiftecanr g ad..oi- ac-
commiodaon io private j ~ for the occasron.
Any. person Interested in offering suc.h ica.n.o
dafion can contact the Secre.ry., Tomns BCwrd,
by ifh OC~obear, I972, iS4 scrac facrit h avodi
abie, etg-
Number of rooms and whether singlhw twin
be ds or double
individual cr sared K rhrociim
Any pretcetace as rei~ ds g~sis
Mena plan

.' ~~D D nic* Nc. C: o C.
Group is nowl begg iaed V ivEre
Management Seravies This 'Grouip iL Rhythr-
coriscios and hopes to go on an Ovw;eas
ToVs sh Rgravi-
For dretais of Booki.naS Enig mnrists,, etc.

ontmaci *. '

Gre.& Ot'ke s c. s ; 1s Tw:. 2S,
ttrW erW eenaWtesueSeMeWML UsesWJmarVU 1 .Utma.WneJitMllis Jgny^.s! .>rgaBdlB^>g^JsiJ!M

ifta>,,y Ostar 4, 1972


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T H --T : age a. i

P E M ;j
-by' Royston Elii
, Puch conrnerce .
\i,-4ora small village without a representative
..,on.Central Governiment, Without a vilage council,
.;without a. working public. toilet, with ltwo
...,stand p4pes, three..rum shops and a cricket pitch;
4sdch. business -
'- -ctizihes sit on benches an4. -discuss "
-'the latest test scores, last riiht-'s trouble
at the dance, Sunday 's .chance in thse. rounders match, .
the price .of cod fish, the problems of cross week;.
@uch. Activity. .
.'late in the afternoon on Friday as mother-. .
-t.shes over. to. seize ,her- child; boys plot; '
-a girl"shouts her ,directions, a jeeppcoughsq.
't. so-a''tandstill by..:the: shop, and erupts an eager croud;
...suoh -peace '
- ),i;...the gentle afternoon,, as the sun begins to ..die
.,nd everybody drifts away to attend their 'affais .
,-al.,part-.of the village family, all private people
wi.th,'each' a -share of secrets, known- bya::lle

: '.. ." "

by G.B. Giraud .,.,,,;," ,
-I -hiye heard.it so. much before -
'Iv .doh''t believe it any..mere.
i-,t f. 'a.subtle subterfuge
" S.ic. man-.sc: or .Noah.'-s deluge..'
Miery jealousyus, hatred, ..
SItove .kindness, compassion..-
,... Tha -the- human' lot,.
One ma :`i-ask: "f:'or what?" :
It' a. Parade of Pleas
ST i, then..to seize,..
*'//,laiiturgypof plank
Fr, omrs.Qo-c.alled modern cranks ...
l~maie cauvinist's ideas,
.,.:And.~r~wh for a why;,,. .
SA.free&-' eiminlist's affairs,
.Aaia- e tf..axx aeye, .
Hintxig t pes, ofi-'the future" .
Thraugh-echoes-of' the past ,,
"To ,:.qok,,loqrward 'to what?
"Ti:op, b ack on what?

"'. P "' ewell to .Dr. Nunn .
e.*,,',.e ee'.ypou .enjoyed your stay
he, .. like. our sun-.
; e an ur and, of beauty Yu

^aLd2^ -apprediate; 4the way-you
"^wei a Vrd-reveal'ed. your great '
ability. Come back at any' timeri"

L -

S (from. a U.S. Friend-' of Dominica)
Dear Editor: -
r E Last. June I was,-in
Dominica,. just north.of Roseau,
watching a ship being loaded.' Sud-
denly a sick dolphin swam into shore
toward the dock he was looking for
the help of humans in his tine "of
need. -All the people could think of
was killing the poor creature -which
:they mistook for a shark.. .Hdw tragic
that humans must be so' barbaric to a
water animal.which has helped man
for .ages' when in odean distress!
The writer enclosed a fascina.ting
newscut-ting which relates hoW a 23-
year-old. woman swam for 25 miles in
-the shark-infested Indian Ocean~.after
a shipwreck off Mozambique, She owes
her life 'to two dolphins; these. mar-
vellous creatures guarded her against
marauding sharks, escorte'd.her as she
swam and helped her to stay,afloat
when her strength was: failing,. The
girl had cut her foot when the engine
of her' cabin cruiser failedd and a: wave
overturned the boat. Half a dozen
sharks trailed her. Suddenly two dol-
ph-iils appeared at her side. They.-pro-
teeted- her util, &he -reached-7-oy
an rca;imbed on it. Three .other pass-
,engera were drowned. 'Makes you think
- doesn't it? It happenaion Sept.9.



This ppem
first appeared
in' "New .
Writing in
The Caribbean"
- the anthol-
ogy edited by
A.J. Seymour
and published
in. Guyana for
. *


Friday,. October 4, 197.2

Friday, October 6,. 1972

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SST*A*RS*P*O*R*T*S: Morchriston I D.B.G.A. BOARD DISSOLVED (p.1)
pOOBALL The first division This leaves the banana growers
knockout matches continued with without a controlling body, and
Paragons & Saints playing two matcheMr. A. Lazare will have to take time
before Saints convincingly won the off from his literary and Nat.Day
second encounter, activities to handle the matter for
The first match was a goalless Govt, On the other hand, the
draw, with Paragon throwing away Board had a final spurt of expen-
countless chances whilst their de- diture when their Chairman went to
fence stubbornly held the Saints Europe (after Jamaica attended on
strikers at'bay. both occasions by an advises. The
Saints won the 2nd match 3-1,scor- Chairman has written hi version
ing their last two goals in the 2ast of the conflict which Government
ten minutes. The game started with has given as the cause of the
Paragon doing most of the attae ng Board's dissolution. It is a well-
but (as in the previous match)muff- written document in the writer's
ing their scoring chances* best educational-parliamentary st.L
At the interval, the score stood We are left wondering what will
at 1-1, with Saints scoring first happen to Dominica Banana Growers
off a corner kick, and Paragon off and what job the Chairman will next
a direct free-kick. Saints got their be offered.
2nd goal from another corner kick _
and minutes later R. Harris found CARIBBEAN CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
the net sem i-fnal match of the We have received a news
I n the semi-flnal match of the ^elease about the Conservation
knock-out championship, Harlem Rov- conference in Yellowstone and
ers in a most thrilling match en- Grand Teton Parks in the United
tertained large crowds to ballcraft states, where representatives from
(and how the game should be played oSer 81 countries met for the 2nd
fashion) against Saints at the Wind- world conference onNational Par,
sor Park Thursday afternoon. The world cmmemoratingfere the Contennial of the
Harlemites froze the game in the world's 1st National ParksYellow e
2nd half and .had threequarters of stone. Among delegates from the
large crowd on the playing area Caribbean featured is Mr. Chris-
cheering and laughing. There, the topher Maximea of Dominica. The
referee had to stop the match to get get-together was e-fidently most
the spectators to leave the field ofl stimulating and important. *
play. Harlem Rovers won the match io
3-nil with Herminus Emmanuel getting EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET
two and Wilfred Dontfraid the third.
The final match is to be played This week Norway voted to keep
on Saturday, Harlem Rovers against out of the E.C.M., and her Governmen
Spartans, with Rovers as favourites, fell. Denmark voted in favour
Both countries held a referendum.
SECOND DIVISION: The Schools S.M.A. In Britain at the Labour Party
and D.G.S. played to a 1-1 draw. Conference, votes wee heavily
SMA found the nets 20 minutes af- favour eo revising terms of entry
ter the interval through Ericson into the E.C.M i But P.M. Hea says
Christopher, a header of a corner it would be a breach o trust toa
kick. DGS in an all-out attack soon alter e EC agreementrut to
got the.equalizer off the boots of
Michael Darroux. SMA then piled on CrENADA: Lady Hilda Bynoe returned
the pressure but could not find the to the State after a two months.tour
nets, thanks to some good goalkeep- of Europ.e.Se is the State's Governor
ing by the DGS tall custodian Trevor pe e is the Stat
Knight, We regret that Cynthia Wattle
*** Potters United &- Harlem Rovers both We regret that Cynthia Watt's
played hard to aoallesdra gettingstory on Ma Titine and our "three
played hard to a -oalle*s'drawi, getting Star Gra "evint' have had to be left
chances and throwing them. Throughout of this a a week's ishue. Look out
draw, Potters U. hias- ioed to the top our them ne weeks is' u e Look out
of the Second Division-E able. This Fri- next we
day afternoon, S.M.A. plays Spartans. T te paHperf I SNTK
Printed & Published by. the Proprietor, Robert E; Allrey o. r~. riouse, 'opt
Hall, at 26 Bath Road, Roseau, Dominica W.I.





PagiQ 10

S$ derwo .and Cveats for weck mndlng 30Uh day of Sep 1972.
0a.6 Ruevsted Persco Presenting | Nature 9f requst
Swhesthtr S Cc-*tlifits, |
of Title of Noting
th*rcon, or Caveat,
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40i.Sourh by a PuWi!cb' Roadt Eat by ins dof PauIni-l
W;arwe:t b ends of UL es HNcctsr and slsnt rr
tcue-i c..& :t. $ 'be ::. o l.us L o'r 'Tihe issu or a
9 day C! e7. C n:.rit'e n Tule in
btr i, i. ir t land
r i o;rdi.,.i VFOid, in tn. ParrthI
d a I Sa :p... ,t j ,'nia ~ 't Er.ap : i -t L.-tvd, u the itatec ofl
'97f at( p.j Dorrn:m. c taiung 13568s 1
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Norh by P RoAd ar'a 'ani c' P'rice mAri;
5, ita4 -bt; ci Efae Si.mu'e ?nk DiirSc', Gai on.
VA y ,a c rk~l..a tr y. 9Ft oy d g!.i, RC d
Schedule of Applcaoinon for Certificae of Tile and Notings
teeeonr and Ca-ats for- week ending '7%k day 4I OOctra 1972.
Nit Rquesteid Person Presenting Nature of request
whether a Certificate
of T)tie of of :. -,
ther~en or Cavers.

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Noh West by land of Wn:Iord JohB
fgS w'nd of Loaia Giasto.- ,arst East bty a Puteic Road
osemu, Ctominca, Actang Regsatrar of TidLs

NOTE: Any person who desires to object to the is"ing of a
Cttit.tfae o title no lthe above app!cctton may enter a Caveas
t 4he abte. o&ci* wthirn sx weeks from the date of the First
pp-wrance of this schedule in the STAR Newspaper puhlbshe
in tchis Stat or from the date when the notice prescrribed by
law was lutx served on sny owner or or ouper of sa4jint5a%
Ird toa ruspmt of which the applkalot is mIade.
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The first consignment of this range
Sfime Cosmetics specially formulated for
imr dark-skinned people have arrived.
We shall be stocking the compel t
mwg within the next few weeks.

A name o remember..




SiSutpplef :. ,B : STAR

THE GARDEN CORNER b.., Iy idsman
Pruning: a few general suggestions
Pruning generally has. .to be done
more: frequently than in'cQldea cli-
mates, because of the continuous
growing season. But that does not
mean going ahead and pruning away
everything in sight. A good pruntig
job usually, should not be notice-
able, since the aim is to restore
the plant to :its best natural shape
Pruning, if possible, should not. be
do-ne with a cutlass. This results
in unsightly, jagged edges, where
diseases are far' more likely to
occur. Use a saw wherever possible.
If large branches are to be
pruned, it is a good idea to paint
them over to prevent disease. V~dite
lead and raw linseed oil is consid-
ered good. If your garden is a
small one, however, or contains
only shrubs, then all you really
.ne d is a good pair of hand clippers.
'Heading and inningg are two
basic pruning techniques. 'Heading'
is cutting branches back to buds;,
leaving stubs, and 'thinning' is
removal of branches completely back
,to main trunk. Heading will usually
result. in a bushier appearance,
bee4nuse the numbers of new plant
shoots will increase. Thinning
makes a plant more open, and new
growths are formed without stubby
Different shrubs will require
different techniques -- it is a
mistake to make all your shrubs
look the same way because, in some,
their natural growth habits will
be violated. Some hedges, for ex-.
ample, do' better if lightly trimmed
three or four times a year, whereas
larger-leaved hedges should both
be, trimmed and thinned less often,
and left to look best in their nat-
ural shapes.
Basically, not all plants should
be g~ePned at one time. Wait until
flowering season is over that wil
give you a chance to see clearly
what limbs are doing badly,
WI F E N 0 T T~r'
,,, Alvan1Edwards of Wisley" beg to
state that my wife Ruth Edwards hav-
ing left our home and nine children
on 27th March 1972 withoiit just cause
her children and myself are begging
her to come home and meoawhiile I will
not undertake a iirespons ability. for
bills or burdens of any kind accumul-
ated by the said Ruth Edwards*during
her absence ALVAT EDWARDS.
i(n6e Greenaway)

SturdSy, reliable, high performance
cars. Rally-test6d the world over...
Winners of Greek, U.S. and Internat-
ional Rallies. Join the growing
crowd' of-satisfied DATSUN owners.
We have 1600' and 1200 cars and
Pickups' aind will soon receive the
sporty 1200 CoupB. DATSUN is backed
up yourr reliable service and spare
parts Drive a DATSUN ... Then Decide.
QOODWILL. Telephone 2340'
NATIONAL DAY 1972 R. Surhaindo -concl.
National Day 1972 will not have al-
tered the FACT that on November
1972 Police"Fortresses will hIve been
given: precedence over schools, hospitals,
teachers,' agriculture and public housing,
For me, then, National Pay 1972 will
be a d~y of sober reflection; not a day
of extravagant and joyous celebration
at the expense of the hard'pressed and
ill-treated Dominioan banana grower,
teacher, hous- ife and clerk.

This important traiinng-for-ides sem-
inar got inder way at the Sisserou Hotel
today, Friday, with four Trinidadians
distinguished in industry as partici-
pants; one of these, Mr. Beocles, gave
an address after the opening by Home
Affairs ITinister Leslie, Messrs. D.K.
Burton and Wendell Lawrence attended
the opening, preparation for which had
been organized by DEF man Cecil Burton.
CANSAVE and DOES SAVE (fr.p.1)
Response to flag sales has been
very good, showing not only that the
people are aware of the children's
needs, but of the way Canada is hel-
ping them. Representative Millicoit
Iton of St.Vincent,- the major Carib-
bean HQ of the movement, spent this
important week here; Miss D.Jules
and her committee have been very
busy a children's party in Scotts
Head, also a jumble sale; much act-
ivity at Mahaut & P -f atnS~idat9th is
the final big event, a party in
'Baytown' (back of the Roseau Infirm-
ary, His Excellency the Governor is
speaking on the air,._Sunday; and
there have been other radio talks.
The CSCF operates aciothing scheme
in addition to helping children of
school age; nutrition is not over-
looked; and the centres for infants
are extremely valuable.COiGRATS,

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Friday, October 6, 1972