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Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.
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krs. Jane Lowenthal,
Librarian,
Research Institute f o
'the Study of Nan, .
162 East 78 Street,
!New York 1'A 2 Y.i1
U.S.A. AiYTLUS SHAND ALLFREY
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CHRISTUS NATUS EST
. Chsatmas Poem
by J. K Ralph CamwU
Aidae Jesus in the warm hay
bI born this day a Saviour,
Mary, Joseph kneel quite humbly
With cow and sheep Him o adore:
ALIJLUiA.
The shepbherds while they tend their ashepV
The -ad adings th wgek gi ve
A4d btI h 'they with joy ro see
God is vyime with man to live;.
RES MIRANDA.
S, S Mechoir with purest gold,
sddy Cas ar with ince ur we,
EB,-. Bahrbazar with precious myrrh,
Hasen the King of kings to great:
TRANSAMUS, S.
The Aq s~ arg 'te glad NNc4
Crms as be~Is are chsiia ga S

GUAD AMUS.
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CHRISTMAS MESSAGE|
Faa i is ExcuIhesc l. G.wmtww
Once again I have much pleasure in a
dressing, on behalf of my wife aad my-
self, a Christmas Mesage to the people

At the Season of Christmas, Christians
throughout the wold celebrate this great
feast, which is traditionally one of good
will.
We rej~ce at the birth of Otr Saviour
who became man to bring Peace on Earth
and Goodwill to men.
We are bidden to love our neighbour -
and we are reminded of that love at his -

kms f~~atwe Brothers and kloe and asst
twn= now and throughout the year.
As we celebrate the festivity of Christ-
mas with our families and our ffiend we
must also remember the sick, rhe aged
and those who are separated from their
lvd onS and pray that ftey too =ay.
derive soeie consoladon from the spirit
of the seaso..
Above all Le. us- unie and co-operat~
for the lasting' benefit and progss of
this beau iful sand of ours.
On behalf of my wife and myself, I
wish one awd ai a happy Christmas and
a Bright and Prosperous New Year. 3


The Publisher and Editor


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advertisers, contributors
anW colleagues
L cs Christmas Greeti- *. Lennox Ho


extend their very best wishes for
Xmas 1971 and New Year 1973
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TH E S T A R Friday,December 22, 1972


ISLE OF BEAUTY ... by JOHN SPECTOR
Even seen through; a thick veil .of rain, as has beeh the case so
far in this 'December-month',. the. island of Dominica is a fabulously
beautiful place, and. though. I cannot claim, to be a globe-trotter, none
of the other lands I have seen can compare with it. It so happens that
at Christmas-time,-wheJ:'m-'r friends are starting to get sentimental about
their children, their lost loves and dear departed and sometimes (may I
add cynically) even their wives, I always get sentimental about Dominica
and stand gazing at the view from ny bathroom window when I ought to be
taking a shower or shaving. It is peculiar how many houses in this
State have allotted the best -outlook to -bathrooms. Sheer bad planning'
On these moonlit .nights, I just turn out the light and stand there deep
in a reverie of' admiration until someone comes banging on the door. One
special-line of poetry keeps recurring in my head:
"mortal, guilty, but to me
.the entirely-beautiful."
Now how can an island be guilty? I can hear my readers ask. Well,
it's this-way; -the land. itself is innocent of any guile, it' is just a
natural paradise. But it is the people, the mortals, who have provided
the guilt. Not only have they kept in power a Government which I truly
believe is -not admired by the majority of Dominica's inhabitants, but
they are guilty of following their. leaders 'in many small but unattractive
ways. I will exercise Christian charity at this season and not elaborate
on .this point, But any Government in charge of such an exquisite king-
dom which dares to encourage a Venezuelan timber concern to set up
another saw mill and logging industry that is bound ultimately to ruin-
-' that unsurpassable landscape which is our greatest national asset, is
a Government of guilty men. Let them remember that they are mortal too.
Once the STAR editor gave a brief definition of the. difference be-
tween a patriot and a nationalist on front page not so very long ago.
I see nationalism as falling into three classes .) nationalism of place;
Nationalism of race; &(c)nationalism of custom and tradition. With the
first and the third,I am entirely in sympathy; the second I despise for
its anti-humanist creed. That's why I,. unlike .a lot of :West Indians-who
support (b) above, have an affection for America and for England. The
U.S.A. has this marvellous polyglot of human races spread all over its
huge variable surfade.-If they have a guilty man at their head and
.who does not listen with horror to'renewed accounts of bomb massacres in
Viet Nam? then they share the guilt because they put him there and
presumably support his policies. .But the immense diversity of the Amer-
ican people always fills me with hope; as does (despite Enoch Powell and
his company) the traditional diversity of Britain, increasingly so in
spite of laws and migrant lock-outs. While following this line of thought
and referring back to custom, I think one of the nicest things the pres-
ent Dominica Government has done is to revive and encourage the old songs
and dances, music and contest of the countryside. When I hear one of those
famous old Mister Quicks telling his somnimes interminable tale, I am not
only reminded that he is of proud African stock, but I hear in his witty
voice the tones of an old French peasant entertaining his comrades in the
local estaminet.
Last year in.the final paragraph of great Androcles' Christmas col-
umn, he wrote: "I do not pretend that we shall be having a truly Merry
Christmas this year. A number of factors conspire to prevent this, not
the -least being the tensions we are going through- and the economic de-
pression raising its head..." We are the poorer this year for the death
of such a colleague and because of the dying condition of the banana
industry. Androcles had also written of the young people; he said that
what was needed was "more humility on both sides" (i.e. youth and 'age)
"so that dialogue and mutual understanding may proceed." It has not pro-
ceeded at all, as far as I am aware. Who will make the first move?
I am reminding the leaders of progressive thought in this lovely land of
the need for such a dialogue. And on that note I wish you all, young and
old, mortal and guilty THE HAPPIEST POSSIBLE CHRISTMAS.


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Fiction: M A T I T I N E'S CHRISTMAS
by Cynthia Watt
"WellBaby," Ma Titine said, I think I going spend a different Chrift-
ma dis ya Qh"Y
"2ow? Baby yawned.
"I 'bin heahing what de. Churches an dem say about sharin'. I going to
ax about 20 poor pussons to share-. nV Chrismass dinner wid us. Doan you
tink so Baby? Musingly, "If each pusson who can afford would invite:
20 pussona to deir home for Ghrismass an share deir meal wid dem, tink
how so much pusaon dat doan have a good meal even once a yeah would be
eo happy an tankful! I bettah off dis yeah becos Garge an Aurilla sen.
me beeg passels an so much cash. Is a lucky day Garge dee go to a
St. Thomas! "
But Baby was doubtful. Anyway, acting on her impulse Ma Titine began
preparing a fete.,f.r 20 poor people. Baby and herself, armed with huge
shopping baskets and, of course, the most useful 'arm' of all MONEY -
began a hectic hey-day of shopping exactly one week before Christmas.
"Look Titinel exclaimed Baby excitedly before their favourite super-
market, "look at dose beeg ham:"
"I tell you already Baby, I doan wan no ham, no beke Chrismass food.
Ea.rn" isguasted~2, "I tired wid dat: Is cochon parfumre we going hive.
Long time I doan eat a real Dominica Chrismass food." By midday they were
laden-.with 'all the stuff they needed for their fete.
"I deeden tink we would hav so much to buy. Way, way! Money can .
;ety fast." gasped Ma Titine under the weight of her basket. "Baby, go
quick an call Reuben to come wid do ear. Bon Dicui IL tired"
Reuben arrived in due time., and the heavily-laden baskets, parcels and
weary shoppers aluthped in the car-*
Two days before Chri.stmas, Ma Titi=e's house was bursting with dhristmas
smells* Smoked pork, chd dasheen, che. chou (tania), baton dasheen, baton
chou, "baba-woulay yam, ochroes salt-beef, salt-pork, lach6 cochon, gel
cochon (pig-tail and pig-snout), spinach, plenty of curry, a few hot
peppers, about a quart of coconut milk, dumplings galore, tanias and some.
Irish potatoes. ("I tink you say you doan wan b6k6 food dis Chrismasso"
*as Baby's 'comment when she saw the potatoes) wera busily bubbling on
the stove. A real Bombe Creole-
"What for de sweet-mout?" .Baby enquired. Ma Titine turned a sweaty
face towards, her. "Whah happen to you? De mountain-dew go up you head
Sbe added chuckling,"you an Reuben hitting dat stuff hard papa.
I only wish Garge an Eurilla was hech1 But dey shore sen us enoff to
enjoy de Chrismass, he-in?" Then remembering what Baby had asked her,
"You ftrge.t IL tell you is cornmeal an sweet potato cakeT An we goin to
sorve it wid coconut milk an guava jam. We putting everything on de fridge
an fix @erm up on O'Chiasmas Day." Soon everything was in excellent, order,
and the two cooks relaxed. "Way, way,BonDieu, Noel weevay l Baby yawand.
On Christmas Day 20 people, who had no hope of a good meal, plus Baby,
Genelia and Reuben of course, were entertained in Caribbean grandeur by
Ma Titine, who wore a splendid red velvet waan (Eurilla's ift) and long
white, glomes. Reoi. hear ears dangled snake earrings. (see page 1.)
There wereqaf course, other native dishes too numerous to mention, and-
everyone was in a real cheery, happy, relaxed and satisfied Christmas
mood. A shed I'd been built in the yard, made up of palm branches, as a
dining-room, .and there the mountain-dow and. other drinks were served,
while, all happily sang their old antiques and oqbar Christmas carols.
No doubt, Ma Titine.'s 'Iuchassy' attire waste responsible for the way that
aSf was treated with such greatt respect .
Ma Titine attended Midnight Mass like a First Communicant that night.
She could still hear the. warm and grateful 'Tank you Titine'. You is a
real Christian. God bless you an yo' famaly.I" And for days afterwards,
in Ma Titina's home and yard (despite all nature's fragrant sprays) the
scent of Ma Titine's memorable Christmas cooking lingered in the neighbour-
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Friday, December 22, 1972


LETTER FROM LO001DO: Lennox Honychurch SEASON'S GREETINGS
HOMES FOR THE BROTHERS --
Community planners throughout THE MAYOR and MEMBERS of the
the world generally accept that PORTSMOUTH TOWaf COUNCIL wish to
Britain, more than any other county, extend SEASON'S GREETINGS and
is a leader in the field of planned BEST WISHES to His Excellency
community relations and organised The Governor and Lady Cools-
race relations policies. Though Lartigue; The Hon. Premier and
laws and community groups -cannot Mrs. Leblanc; Hon. Members of the
easily change individual prejudice, House of Assembly;
their effect on a national scale is The Royal Dominica Police Force;
something to be praised, the fore- The Dominica Defence Force;
sight of groups such as the Commun- Citizens of Portsmouth;
ity Relations Commission has ensure, Members of the Roseau Town Council;
to a great extent that the complex Members of the Village Councils;
integration problems with which the The Staff of Radio Dominica.
country is faced are settled in an
amicable and organised manner, MAY THIS SEASOiN BRIING YOU PEACE
It is because of their concern AND GOODWILL THROUGHOUT THE NEW
with such problems that 25,000 is YEAR. O.J. MAGLOIRE
being spent on the present dilemma *****Mayor of Portsmouth.*********
of unemployed and homeless West
Indian youths. To be able to help, HOMES for the BROTHERS -L.Honychurch
a survey is being carried out to (from col. 1)
track down two types of homeless Black House in Islington in disgust
West Indian youngsters. Easiestwill and founded Harambee, a similar but
be the chronic homeless whom the improved set-up. Both were helped
social services have in their care. only by the British Council of
Far more of a problem will be the Churches,
youngsters up to 1,000 in London The title of 'Brother' used by
alone who sleep in empty houses, Edwards and Hinds is important. Any.-
railway or bus stations and circling thing which suggests a father,warden
trains. Ocz boss figure frightens off the 'teen-
According to the 'Sunday Timesk agers. Similarly 'hostel' is avoided
the 1971 Census shows that 16 per for its official ring and the term
cent of West Indian youngsters are community based on the extended
unemployed twice the number of family pattern, is adopted.
Asian African or indigenous youths, But present efforts only touch
Some have suggested that more than the tip of a huge problem. In Man-
other immigrants, W.I. youths rely chester and Wolverhampton, for in-
on their alienation and self-pity asstance, where groups are making great
an excuse not to work or malke.-.a efforts to assist these wanderers,it
effort in life. These adolescents, has been admitted that there is very
especially those between the ages of far to go before the problem is sol-
sixteen and twenty-one, have opted ved. Haynes has estimated that the
out of a society which they see as number of drifting youngsters has
completely hostile to their needs, quadrupled in recent years. The
To make matters worse, it is report- hard-working British community organ-
ed that they are responsible for isations realise that this problem
much of the mugging and petty crime will surely escalate in years to come
in their areas. This accusation is unless properly tackled. It must be
of course debatable, hoped that progress will be made in
A cousin of mine who lives in this field, for the sake of peaceful
Brixton and whose home is a meeting community relations and for the
place for many notable Afric=n and drastically overpopulated land of
West Indian figures, has told me of Britain,
the work being done by a few percep- ROME Poe Paul asked (in a speech
tive West Indians to help these wan- Pope Paul asked (in a speech
tive West Indians to help these wan- to pilgrims) that special prayers
during youngsters. Writer Vince Hids be said at Christmas and New Yeaers
turned his flat into a commune call- Day for "Peace to rain from the kye".
,ed Dashiki and offered accomodation He had expressed disappointed it at
and friendship to drifters. Herman delays in attaining peace in war-
Edwarda left Michael X's notorious. torn Viet Nam.
(next column)


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S is the cordial wish of
T. 9. Shillingford
hcr your grocery, liquor & dry goodstequirements I
In our grocery department:-
FROZEN CHICKEN, BEEF and LAMB;
Cained, VEGETABLES and SOUPS.
In our Liquor Department: -
... JOHNNY WALKER WHISKY,
PETER DAWSON WHISKY
TANQUERAY GIN, .etc.
Always Visiti
T. I). Shillingford,
KING GEo. V STREET, ROSEAU.


* C//RISTMAs ORE T/M
S ;E. NASSIEF CO.
'lsend greetings to all Friend
and Customcrs.,'at this fesive
on ,lwisshing them and
their faallies
A HAPPY NEW YEAR
blessed w i th health ..and
prosperity. We look forward
to continued happy association
during 1973



.ToOura n.ada :
Ase Hoiali4ey Seaaan apprsw heai our ithohts
.tara to. the trde.moaning of this happy time.
We wouM sik e t s se asds the rotomne of* but.
ness and express oatrv sincere hope that your HOLI.
DAY SEASON will be Joyo- a AdHppy and that
tS NEW YEAR will bring Good Health anad
Priperity to you and yours.
WitA Sincere 'est JaAbs,
Fr o
A. C. Shillingford & Co. Ltd.


O ErTHOSf AD APP/NM
to every one of our Friends .and
Customers during the
Festive Season
XMAS x972--New Year 2973
is the cordial wish of
J. E. NASSIEF & CO.



IT IS A GREAT PLEASURE FOR US AT
DUPIGNY'S
to join in telling you at this
most appropriate 'time how
sincerely your Goodwill and
Friendliness are appreciated.
May the happiness and cheer
of the holiday season be yours
throughout the
NEW YEAR
L. A. DUPIGNY & CO. LTD.
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Friday. December 22. 1972


BLAC* AMERICANS IN AFRICA
(*from Swiss Press Review)

It has been quite a fashion in
the last few' years for black Amer-
icans to emigrate to Africa, their
spiritual home, as they see it.
The past seems to be the, tense, how-
ever for in most cases they would
have found that they are simply not
accepted where they thought they
would be home.
One of the most attractive. place
fao the dissident American, blacks
has ben Dar es Salaam, capital of
Tanzania. It seemed toa be thQn e
place. radical enough to accep with
out question, and also the place.
where under the strong influence of
Nyerere a new African society is
being built up which ought to be lilb
no other. But the truth is that the


Dlack. American has much more in S 0 L A C E
comsno with his white American com- There is the living moment
patriot than with any native of When time stands aill
Africa. Will iam Raspberry, a cor- And you wish that time
respondent ol the Washington Post Would stop forever.
and himself black, explains it this
way: "Colonialism and slavery in- But time goes on
vol-ve far more than governmental Through day and night
structures and working conditions. To the next day and year
They involve the essence of what Piling up the living moments.
makes people who they are, for they
impose beliefs, standards, pers-' Time injures and soothes
Strives and value judgments on the Bringing pain and heart-break
colonised and enslaved. Then calms the broken spirit
This of course goes against all With the passage of more time.
current radical theories of what
ought to be. But unfortunately what Time is the mad-ter of humanity:
ought to be in theory often turns Determining Lerth and death
out to be totally untrue in practice Measuring i.ft in days and years
It is difficult to find a case of .Breaking and making men and women.
real American re-integration into 't .m committed
Africa; and there are lots who will MA- L PEAKSt "I am committed
to the libertarian method, because I
tell you of their failure. The moral to the libertarian method, because I'
tllhyouf ther ai e. A oa believe an inviolable area of freedom
is that the real committed Afro-Am- must be preserved if societies are to
e ican had better stay at home, aocomplish6 the finest of which man is
ee e an moe eily foster hi capable... Man is at his finest when
illusions, his disciplines are, self-imposed through
the perception of responsibility within
AMIN'S LATEST STRATBY the framework of F"eEm." e- MnAo
British Foreign Secretary Speaks ... IM Dec..m.be.


This week General Idi Amin of
Uganda declared he would expropriate
British Companies in Uganda and seize
British citizens'possessions. The UK
Foreign Secretary said "We shall go
to the United Nations. We shall de-
mand full compensation... we wish to
be assured that all British citizens
suffering expulsion from Uganda are
allowed to take their money and all
personal property out of the country.


This action is intolerable and un-
heard of in international diplomacy
... We shall take it up with the
United Nations because Uga.da rep-
resentatives assured the U.ie. that
British Asians would be allowed to
take all personal property out with
them on expulsion but this pro-
mise was not kept."
Did Sir Alec Douglas Home really
believe that Amin would keep AIs
promise? Did Hitler keep his word?


Poems THE KIIGDOM OF BEPAL
by G. B. Giraud
A sugar mill for a house
With a running stream for the plumbing
And fireflies for the lighting
Where
Birds roam the backyard
Fish swim in the stream
Puppies and Idittens reign supreme

Where
Oranges, palms and coconuts abound
Near at hand the mountain chickens armal
All night long in the fertile valley

Where
Imposing mountains dwarf the sugar mill
And brood,, protectively tender
Over the kingdom of Sepal.


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S*T*A*R*S*P*O*R*T*S --- 19.72 R*E*V*I*E*W
by MorOhris'ton
Athletics. T'he level in this field of sport is not' very high in Dominica.
D.A.S.A. in its effort to promote athletics, staged its annual Mept at
Wfn rsor' Park, 'Though =the organization of that Meet left much scope for
improvement, -it was an advance on 1971's effort. At that Meet,D.G.S.
dominated. They made off with over 40 medals. The Regional Youth Camp
staged its usual Meet at Easter. The. gathering was a fair success.
A State Tenm was sent to St.Lucia to participate in a Windward Islands
Athletic Contest .held there. The boys' performances reflected the sta~lard
of Athletics hhere: Dominica came last!
However., inspite of everything there are plenty of talented young
dthleteb aronLd, and if everyone helps in the effort to promote the sport
here, Athletics will go places.
Boxing. As 1971 neared its end, there was; much activity among our boxers
here that promisadi much for 1972. However, 1972 was a poor,poor year for
Boxing in Dominica. Except for the long-awaited Elite-Cobra bout in.
January, there were no other local fight. In that fight, which attracted
a large crowd to the Windsor Park, Kid Plite K.0.-ed Cobra in the fifth
and young Dorsat gained a unanimous points decision over fighting 'RainSe.
.Since. then however, Flite and Cobra have had to leave the State. Flite,
who.in. the beg-inniing heard more about, was meeting with mixed success.
Lately however, no word has been forthcoming on his activities, .or .
of Cobra's .
Basketball. This year was: as'good a year for Basketball as any ather year.
1972 saw the opening of the new court at Windsor Park, This helped
stimulate great interest in the game which is fast becoming very -'popular
in the State. Car i i Cardinals,, for the fifth year running, took the
(League & Knockout) in'Div.I. Panthers and 8.M.A emerged Div.II League and
Knockout Champs. respectively. A court was -also opened. at Grandbay and
as a result, there Bata Pros, which hail from that village have greatly im-
proved as they showed in a weekend Tournament held at Windsot 'Paark-
There were two visiting teas': to the State this year. The-'Intrade
Trotters from.Antigua and the Pirates from Ambassador University, Georgia,
U.S.A. The Antiguans won their first match against a combined Schools
2exam Rtln.a washed out their game against the Cardinals, 'and they lost to
the representative State Team. The Pirates, on the other hand, won both
their games here. In the first game, they completely overwhelmed us,101-36.
The other game was more closely contested. -
LAWN TENNIS: This game is not 'very pop NETBALLTh standard of Netball has
ular among Dominicans and it is high certainly dropped.' There is no longer...
time that an effort be made to popularize all that iinteres'. which was visible some
it. If something is not done quickly, four or five years ago. This year's lo-
Dominica's Lawn Tennis will remain cal league did not come, to an official
where it is.At the bottom of the ladder, end. Also for the second year running
At the Windward Islands tournament held Dominica iias.not able to participate in
here,, the performances of our local team the West Indies Netball Tournament. All
showed them below the rest. Our position this seems very bhad for a game that was
then was always last. Not good enough! once very popular in Dominica. ********
TABLE TENNIS- That's a tennis game which A little on the. brighter side now. A
has Places to go if things continue Barbadian team (the Rover Trotters) vis-
to proceed along present lines. The ited us and had a 3-match series. They
future for table tennis sure looks good. lost'twd games, one to a Combined Schools
The Dominica team which participated in team, and the o'her to a DASA XI. They
the Windward Islands Tournament held in very narrowly defeated Gazelles 28 27.
St. Lucia took all the honours. We FOOTBALL: This year's season got off to
hope that 1973 will be an oven better its usual late star. This however did
table tennis year in Dominica. not dampen spirits.. Our first reign as
Champs in Windward Islands football had
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* S*T*A*R*S*P*O*R*T*S *1972 REVIEW
n^ by Morchriston (fr. 'p..9)
E92ey was enthusiastic. Therevwe
three new .clubs taking part in the
league for the first time. In all,
six teams were registered in DIV.I
and eight in DIVISION II. .
The first few matches, however, were
disappointing. They didn't generate the
heat expected. As the season progressed,
and players found their rhythmm the
standard of play improved'. Harlem Rovers
completely dominated the league. They
drew the largest crowds to the Parkgand
they eventually won the League Cup. *
Spartans who probably exhibited thee
.best ball play, won the knock-out cup
after some exciting football against
Harlem Rovers. As there were no re-
returns with League to lengthen the
season, two other league, the Yankey
and Gilette Competitions, were initiated
In the Gilette contest newcomers Para-
gons'and Halcyons dominated. Sadly, how-
ever, all games which were suspended
because Tournament was on in St. Lucia
.were never played, and tho Season fell
flat. The State Team did badly in
St.- ,Lucia. Enough has been said about
this fiasco already, so we'll leave it
at that.
In DIV.II, S.M.A. once again emerged
Champs. The DIV.II League was very keen-
ly contested. At one time Celtic United
was in the lead next Bottlers Ltd.
The match that finally decided the
championship was the D.G.S. Potters
encounter. If DGS 'had won that game,
they would be League Champions. If lost
(or a draw) Champs would be S.M.A, DGS
lost to Potters and SILA won the cup.
Although award of the cup was decided,
the DIV. II league's play was not com-
pleted. Premature ending to seasons
seems to mark all sports fixtures in
Dominica.
1972 REVIEW of C R 1 K E T the
WEST INDIAN KNTG OF' SPORTS next week,
THIS WEEK'S STARSPORTS """ Cricket:
Today3tri. 22nd, Aust ralia.vs.PakiOtan
firstfestr match starts.* India vs.M.C.C
--India won the toss, elected to bat &
wao all out for 173 '(Abid Ali 50). '***
Geoff Arnold took 6 wickets for 45 runs
England scored 151 runs for 6 wickets
at end of second day*. ****.; :***
CRICKET COMMITTEE of DASA has been re-
formed to administer V97.5 season with'
Royston .Ellis,Chairman; Cecil Bramble,
Sec.Other representatives are Ir7 ing
Shillingford & Gransworth Lafond.Nomin-
ated Arnold Active ,Ijorbert. Phillip &
Glovello Toussaint. They plan to start
DIV I league January 12, 1973.


N E.W S


I GEiAERAL


General Amin having disposed of the
Pakistanis is turning; his -attention to
British residents, warned them to clear
out and that he-will take over their.
firms. In the U.IT. replying to a protest,
the Uganda representative said that fair
compensation would be paid*"Africanizat-
ion of the Churches" is proceeding but
the 1200 priests and missionaries there
have been told they will not be distur-
bed so far..
AIRPLANE, 4 PASSENGERS, DISAPPEARS
Alarm was expressed for the fate of
a small plane carrying 4 passengers
which vanishede route Antigua-Martini-
que since Monday. Detachmants of Police
& Defence Force hqve searched the Trois
Pitons and Di .olin areas in pouringrain,
At Press time (Fr .a.m) no traoe visible.
U.S. Coastguards have searched .he sea.


NEW DOMIITICAI' CITRUS CO. FLOATED


As readers: 1now, Piarry W.$Bellot;& Co.
have issued their prospectus, which re-
veals that some 24,000 cases of grape pA-t
and 30,000 cases of grapefruit segments
will probably be produced annually, for-
the first 3 years, with subsequent ex-
pansion to match increased fruit products.
A nettannual return of $92,000 is pro-
jected,representing some 82% of operat-
ing costs. Capitalitation of the new
Company is g500,000.
Current lines of the old company will
continue in production while the purchase
and installation of the'new grapefruit
equipment is proceeding, thus payment of
dividends is envisaged from the beginning.
The new equipment is expected to be op-
erational for next year's canning season
(early 1974). A spokesman states that
an application for pioneer status dated
Oct. 4, 1972 has. not yet been processed
by Government, but is expected to be
granted shortly. An interesting pro-
viso is a minimum of 50% of the issued
shares being 'reserved for Dominica
grapefruit growers; some of their shares
will also be.able to be purchased dir-
ectly from sale of fruit. A maximum of
30% of the"tbtal shares is allowed 'for
*foreign figms and individuals. Shares
are valued at $100 e ah.. Application
forms for shares can be forwarded through
any of the local banks or Messts. Agen-
cies & Insurance j.encies Ltd* .Roseau.*
RUPERT SORP1AIIDOS ARTICLE on the Debate
is held over for- publication next week.
APOLLO 17 Astronauts splashed down
safely, are all back home for fCristmas.

Printed & published by the Proprietor
Robert E.Allfrey of 1-a11 House,Copthail,
at 26 Eath Rd. Roseau, Dominica, W.I.


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'oemp&iy to import fr t .:from tcre$t
thrOweG which are of suprior quality
J.h< adve;t of bananas of superior qualIJty
Iand awppeiarxnce on the Us4,izze1 has made
the British constuasrs more conscious of
qualit- and created greater daemanade fur
fruit of top quality. It is beoomiag
aorc and loare difficult to .e11.'ind-
war-d fruit cf paor qu1ali.ty eveN at
lower prices., It mierefore =;Ut be
stressed tsat the problem of improving
u-r quality and ensuring auppliee of
top quality baunnua on the market ia
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wiad-;arda Banuata. LndurWMWI y
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th quality of our LafatEa. I a4 cCo1fl
vincr2 that we can achieve m ch in the
iamted time before our acontract- with
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1ity that inres3ed competition fl'OV
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