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voos5 N. 17 Friday Api 271973
Dictators who would make us slaves
Make laws that this can be
But there is stiii a ray of hope
As long as the press is free.
WHAT THEY SAI/ AT TEACHERS
R N.Y R u ?peirt Sorhaindf tdM.Sc.
AT TI OP1MNG of tha Teachers' Wal ly on
Wediosday, the Premier (who uose those
occasions for campaigning) touched upon
quotations of relevance of.edtuco tiJnal con-
tent; the critical disposition of youth
and parents; the increasing emphasis and
spending on education, among other things.
It was shocking that the Premier still doos
not appreciate the role that the Church
has played in education in DoMinica: Mr.
Lollanc said that "TIIHE CHULC AD METRiO-
POLITAN GOVEIWSOETS IDM CONSPIRiD TO KMEP
TIf MA"SSS IGNOIRANT!" citing the total
expenditure for education in Dominica,1927
Mr. Loblanc also suggested that moro
CIVICS should be taught in our schools;
although his view of eil scomod liiAitod
to "civic pride in ~aji symbelas prido
in the flag, anthem and tat of arms" I
(Concludod on page gt)
"What's benediction? Well, it's like a
er curse in reverse."
Freedom Party Convention
This stirring annual event will take place
at Wesley on Sunday June 3, and pre-
parations for island wide attendance are
in hand. The morning session will be
open to the public.
DEATH OF AN INNOCENT LADY
SC)nISDMAS has its Holy Innoceits -
infants aMnd EAST cR is tho groat
festival of death and rcsurroction1
.in our amall world, this Eastor was
darkened by the murder of a gentle
and cultivated la-dy, blind and holp-
less, slain in her homo by soma ficn4
in human form who raped and robbod heor,
Mrs. Leila Jolmson, 93, wae tho victim.
Wo tender her family our decp syapatly~
The Police are offering $500 reward for
information loading to the arrest of tho
murdoror. Thoy have interviewed two sut-
poets one of thom twico. This heorriblc
crime, which hjvs filled the land with
horror, mist surely be solved soon.
In the forest,
DOACAT is do6.d.
In the constitution of the.
Labour Party of Dominica,.
now in power, these words
are enshrined: "that this
Party ... seeks to guard and
cherish the natural beauties
and advantages with which
Dominica has been so lavishly ,
endowed by nature."
From next week we shall have
the following items to be given
in exchange for Cash Bills cov.
ering rctatil Purchases-:
Food craters, Meat Tins (Deep & Extra
Deep) Open Roasters, Covered Roasters
Cake Tins (Square), Easy Out Cake Tins,
Bun Tins, Turkey Tins, Turkey Roas-
ters. Baking Sheets, Handiware T-ays,
Trays with folding stands, etc.
THE DOMINICA DISPENSARY CO. LTD.
CANADIAN Soy GIFT
The commurndty-spoasored Mangt Dcy Nuspery
received a grant of $
provide toilet facilities for the Nuracry.
In pursuit of wisdom
MW idoet thrown out il Profoesor Soorr' ar *4ele reprinted below from the NoW
tSeentiat should oncourago a11 original tUdikers end moald instigato a now pattern
for West Indina lifo And culture a troed towards greator diversity,
is prefssor of
at Imperial College
of Science and
22 March )973
We are too simple minded when we consider
contemporary problems of environment, pol-
lution, and population growth. People produce
naive studies to show how the world can
support four times its present popplation--
or 10 times. It doesn't matter which, for none.
of the schemes can work because the'schemer
can't dictate to everyone else what to do. For
example, there is no absolute need for the
starvation pnd undernourishment of the third
of the world's population that now suffer it,
except that we are unable to organise our
wealth to avoid it. We are literally unable to
institute a world organisation to treat all
humans with the same basic justice. We could
.ay that people are congenitally unable to
agree. But we could equally and more. opti-
mistically say that a monolithic system cannot
possibly be imposed-thank goodness; and
we certainly do not relish being organised
into a kind of battery existence merely to
stay properly fed.
Perhaps the most important recent dis-
covery about life on earth is the danger of
monoculture. This discovery, which will cer-
tainly affect how we go about things more
and more as its importance becomes more
fully appreciate in politics and economics,
was not made as a result of attempting to
solve any particular problems. It came about
as an advance in wisdom because certain
problems were not being solved.
The quite old evolutionary theme in biology
that an environment consists of many species
interacting with each other, exploiting each
other's wastes, with new species arising to fill
unfilled niches in the system, developed into
an appreciation that there is great strength
in variety, or at least a great protection
against violent change. When a monoculture
such as a large area of single crop cultivation
has to be cleared of "pests", the culture be-
com~s prey to all sorts of malaises which the
complicated environment somehow protected
it from. Consequently We are not now trying
to solye the same problem as before: instead
of attempting to obliterate the "pest" we are
now seeking to re-establish some of the old
strengths through variety. It is a quite dif-
ferent kind of security from that which comes
from the so-called strength of unity.
This lesson had to be learned the hard way,
because our controlled technology has been
so successful that .business men and even
politicians have come to worship large single
markets and .international trading systems
producing identical products the world over,
even to the point of assuming that the Third
World cannot possibly want anything but a
lot more of the same mass products-hence
the "one world" theme, the EEC, and all the
marvellous theories about how to cultivate the
world to support four or five times its present
That the lesson is really a very old one is
exemplified by the Irish potato famine, a little
over a century ago, in which the failure of a
Single crop was disastrous. Instead of exploi. I
ting nature's own variety evolved over
thousands of years, man tends to react late
to his abuses of the environment. We have.
for example, virtually abolished the rag and
bone man, not (as in some other fields) to
replace him by a much Mhore efficient large
scale scavenging system.whereby we exploit
our rubbish, but by inventing municipal refuse
collection which only encourages more rub-
bish to be produced because it no longer in-
conveniences the producer or the consumer.
We dump rubbish in the sea and old quarries,
and even invent a technology of incineration
to replace the smouldering rubbish heap.
Nature makes no distinction between pro.
ducts and by-products, and would probably
prefer to, breed more rats to clear the stuff
away; but we poison them if we can. Some
day soon we shall learn to regard rubbish just
as much as a product which we pay for as
everything else, and we shall try to fit it into
the systeU,, ot primarily in order to conserve
resources imhe ecological movements tend
to argue, rather to live in a way we can
be proud of and happy about because it does
not flout nature.
The lesson goes deep into politics and
economics. Monolithic states are always much
more embarrassed by "dangerous ideas" than
those with a large element of democracy in
which the local trying out of practices and
discussion of outrageous suggestions is re-
garded as normal. We are not afraid of being
depraved or subverted if we have already
faced the ideas and have developed a protec-
tive attitude to them in our own philosophy.
Moderate versions inoculate us against becom-
ing prey to the extremes. It we have overcome
a desire to smoke tobacco or drink alcohol,
we are unlikely to take to heroin. If we have
learned the pitfalls of making reforms too
quickly (although I think we have often gone
too slowly we are unlikely to espouse a re-
volutionary viewpoint which requires the
destruction, rather than the transmogrifica-
tion, of aii existing system.
Fanaticism prevents a person from appre-
ciating the strength of having the opposition
around: in the country, in the party, in any-
thing. Any analysis of the situation which
claims to see too deeply into the ills of the
system is probably wrong. If a policy seeks to
establish a social, political, or ecotiomic.
monocultUre and finds itself reacting to its
mistakes by complicating the servo-
mechanisms designed to maintain the mono-
culture instead of encouraging variety, it is
dangerous. on Page 4
Concuded on Page 4
Friday April 27, 1973
ST N E W S and READERS' V I E WS
DON'T SAY WE DISCUSSED IT LaPlaine School School of Year"
At first they didn't say that at Hundreds of teachers converged upon
all, and their approach was open: Roseau to attend the Teachers'Rally
over a lunch or dinner table, a dis- Roseau to attend the Teachers'Raly
creet corner of a cocktail party$ sponsored by the Ministry of Educ-
or quite frankly inof a cocktail -onditi action. The LaPlaine Government School
or ofuite frankly inment and advice walked away with the coveted' School-
ed office. Entertainment a advice
mingled in the pleasant afuent and of-the-Year award. St. Martins Sch,
influential way that it does when placed 2nd in the contest, and Castle
the hosts are in power. After the Bruce, Morne Prosper & Paix Bouche
breakdown they kept seeking us out came in 3rd, 4th & 5th respectively.
in our retreats, and some of them CHRISTIAN BROTHERS TO COME BACK?
were in fact the same people with The STAR has received several letters
different tags: accredited to the exclaiming with joy at the rumoured
Latin-American hemisphere perhaps, return of the Christian Brothers to
or promoted. Some came out of loyalty resume their teaching at St.Mary's
to progressive trends already in Academy. Tentative enquiries have
motion, although the affluence and shown however that the welcome re-en-
most of the influence had been. sud- try of the Brothers intq the education-
denly cut off at our end. Others al life of this State is not yet sure.
came because they felt we still had Our letters were all from parents
something important to give. The of present-day students and we hope
really big people came boldly; the that :negotiations will proceed apace
smaller ones sneaked a bit. They towards the realization of their hope.
came from all kinds of quarters Nonetheless, it must be said that the
the United Nations, the British Gov-present Staff headed by Father Felix
ernhment, the United States, even is doing its best to cope after the
France; and from the various world disturbed situation of the past, an.d
services concerned with Labour,Health could in fact do with some more
Education and their subsidiaries, co-operation by all parents on matters
The changeover was so subtle at concerning punctuality, appearance of
first that we responded as if noth- students and general discipline.
ing was altered. An alphabetical .
list of the things they sought local IN DEFENCE OF FATHER ALEXANDER
enlightenment on ranged from anthro-Madam,
pology and art through conservation It is with disgust that I write
and medicine to zoology. Things con-I in defence and against the horrible,
tinued as if we, "and not the frugal unfair and unjust letter written by
new Ministers, h4d the entertainment one 'Amos' in the last Pollutor.
allowances, the power and the dubious I listened to Father Alexander's
glory. But there .is a limit to sac- sermon in question and ((se .8)
rifice and the expense of time. idea. We promise not to say you sug-
Gradually there was an influx of gested and don't say we dis-
another kinds people who were lower cussed it .-"
in rank and consequently more sub- Sometimes at intervals we would
servient to the rulers, and event- Somet m inors on the streets and
see these minors on the streets and
ually people who had only heard of they would wave with shifty smiles
us at second or third hand, as "op- they would wave with shifty eiould
position". These folks made occasion-as if conspiracy. And we would
al approaches, generally with some perceive our ideas in peculiarly
al approaches, generally wit some twisted forms (at times) coming to
kind of excuse. They were sensible, fruition, or picked up, shaken out,
for they mainly came here on con- pe around, and flung aside...and
tract and they loved the nature we would know how and why those
and the warmth; almost all of them fellows had failed.
hankered after a bit of lovely land, They failed because, in the words
and were afraid to be caught out of of a fairly frank specimen: "We are
step taking advice from known criticsherp to placate and to accommodate
of government. And those were the as well as to investigate and to pro-
ones who were craftiest at picking mote."
weary disillusioned brains and who "But if you see something definitely
always contrived to say in fading wrong?"
tones of goodbye: "It's been a great Just a shrug. Then
privilege.., we are very grateful... "Don't say we discussed it."
we think *. is a splendid P.S.A.
Friday, April 27, 1973
A topical example is the attempt over the
past five years in Britain to solve labour rela-
tions problems by establishing a legal system
for the purpose. A mechanism is sought to
regulate the upsets caused in society by the
economic monoculture we have been building
up, with its unnatural incentives and boring
ethos. Our educational system has largely
evolved until very recently so as to provide
the kind of human material required by the
system. This has made the system's economics
more homogeneous and sharpened its faults.
We have taught a very slanted version of
history containing a frightful exaggeration of
the greatness of Industrial Revolution Man.
We have encouraged specialists to remain
specialists and not to use their specialism as
. a jumping off point for a greater life.
At last, there is a revulsion at this trend.
The lovely long hair, the strikes, the failure
of the government to control the economy, the
bankruptcies of big men, and the rebellious
local authorities, should encourage every
philosopher's heart. The attempts to put a
stop to these symptoms as such are a very
bad sign. It is the monoculture in which they
have flourished that is at fault.
I must avoid any impression that I favour
anarchy or some kind of chaotic democratic
muddle. It is clear that the "energy of the
people" is no longer released by organizations
whose scale grows and grows, creating more
monocultures in society to exploit to the maxi-
mum natural energy resources. The coming
energy and resources crises and the population
explosion are reducing the room we have for
manoeuvre and taking away many options
from posterity. We must avoid reacting by
trying to "solve" the "problems" we have
created in characteristic Industrial Revolution
Man's. style. Rather we ought to try to avoid
creating the problems. We don't really have a
problem: we lack a policy for the situation,
Spice of life
The evolution of man into profitable pur-
suits occurs as a result of a milliard of trials,
errors, experiments, ideas, fancies, enterprises
and all the other things that make life spicy.
Every corner of the world is explored and ex-
ploited if it can be, but modern monocultures
inhibit the wonderful variety that is possible
by directing so much of the effort into a very
Much as we may see the need for nuclear
energy to extricate us from coming difficulties,
there are many other ways of closing the
energy gap. It is typical of modern techno-
cratic and scientific thinking to try to fill this
gap by providing more energy. Demands and
needs are equated with what has been and can
be used without any thought that these equa-
tions have never been justified. It has taken
the National Coal Board to see, from the
citadel of a very mature industry, that fuel
economy will probably be the most important
single move in relieving the coming fuel
shortage. The salesmen of oil, gas and elec-
tricity vie with one another to capture the
"demand". Our policy ought to be to encour-
age ffiel economy and so "create" more fueL
Nature has no particular concern for man,
and would be as satisfied with a world domi-
nated by rats or bacteria, or one as dead as
Venus. Man could be an evolutionary cul-de-
sac like the dinosaurs, but, of course, we
hope not and will do our damnedest to demon-
strate the contrary. Therefore governments
have to take action, and very positive action.
The objective ought, however, not to be the
solving of today's problems because they
could well be wrongly posed. What they
should seek is to retain room for manoeuvre
-room for all the mutations needed to en-
sure a healthy evolution, room to enable us to
live in the real sense and not merely stagger
from one improvisation to the next, over-
whelmed by the necessity to cope with the
consequences of our naive monocultures.
We cannot leave the whole business to
nature because we are man-oriented in our
interests. If nature is to deal with the matter,
we shall suffer terrible deprivations which
economists may blithely call "the natural
operation of price mechanisms", But in doing
so, they make no distinction between the
stimulating pressures that have led to inven-
tions in the past and the forces which may
soon simply extinguish large sections of
humanity with unprecedented ruthlessness. '
Ecological wisdom, therefore, consists to
some extent in anticipating the pressures of
the future. If it seems that concentrating on
fuel economy is itself monolithic, it must be
remarked that all our major developments
are fuel-dependent, and have been designed to
be fuel-extravagant. Every new major urban
structure should be planned to call less upon
resources, the exploitation of most of which
depends on the use of fuel. A very large tax
on fuel would influence the thinking and
activity of every one of us in such a way as to
produce, through the actions of individuals, a
new evolutionary trend in society which would
serve to protect its future.
Finally, if a big tax on fuel would upset
many aspects of present day society, it need
only be remarked that this is, of course, its
intention. It would make us very profitably
think anew our attitudes to income differen-
tials, to income tax, house design, urban plan-
ning, public transport, and resources. It would
stimulate many new technologies and com-
pletely upset all our present calculations about
the balance between the capital costs of fuel
economy, and the costs of fuel, which is
posterity's capital. These calculations cause
us to use fuel quite unnecessarily simply to
reduce "costs". Local grass roots democracy
must be stimulated to set its mind to these
No old fashioned ideas about private enter-
prise, socialist principles, or religious dogma
ought to be allowed to interfere with the need
to preserve the possibility of healthy human
evolution by providing room for manoeuvre.
None of those philosophies have integrated
the interests of posterity into their thinking.
Now is the time that this must be done. Be-
cause we do not know what resources may be
discovered or new technologies invented, we
cannot plan at all for posterity: that is why
we must studiously maintain a healthy variety
with opportunity for it to flourish.
Friday Aprid J7, istI
'P -l . . -- 2... .... 27- 1973 I l ,-
ASSOCIATED STATE OF ObMINICA
TITLE BY REGISTRATION ORDINANCE
Schedule of ApplicatJon for Certificate of Title and Notlnrt
6erton Adr Cwveats for week ending 21st day of April, 197).
0"t ItequeC.. d Perso* Preseinlog Nature of reqmet
whether a Certlfieate
of Title of Noting
thereon or Cavet.
i dfo asf& Fir at Ce tifiet
-t AOKl 1?73. by hor Seitori of Tite in rbspedt of a
Pr n t portion of la d knoiav
6%tday of Cima A as a res identical lot in.
t 1?73 Dupten tahe T*o of Rse
at 3*4. p.s i the Parish of St,
or...ge, in the Stt. ,
of Dominica, conta']
2lr qwaru feet and bounded as f4flws.
West by land of Marie Burton, North SEA by tind
ja per South East by HlllsborougtiStret,South WHE
byt1d of tarle sur:on,
Shvdule d Applicatipn for Certificate of Title and Notinrig
thereon ard Caveats for week ending 28th day of April, 1973.
~iteW Reuesed Person Presenting
the 1 th day
of April. 1973.
24th day of
at 10AS.4. ,p.
by herx Soricitou
bIorth Easterly by lehd of the Estte
North Weaterd by land of Benson-P
South Easterly By Turkey Lane, So
Nature of request whetn-
er a Certificate of Title of
Noting thereon or Caveat.
Request for the Uiu9
of a First Certificate
of Title in respect of a
portion'of land ip Ro.
,seau in the Parish-of
At. -Ceqrzer, in the
State of Dominica,
iKuare feet and bIun.
ded u follows.-
of Gbrlqi Royer,
'th ;asterly by Jewe I St.
RAIM F. GEORGES
ng Registrar of Titles
UNION LIMITED .
Notice is hereby given that the 21nd
Annual General Meeting of the Roseau
Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. will be
held at the Goodwill Parish Hall on
Tuesday 15th May, 1973 commencing at
7.30 p.m. All members and other inter.
ested persons are invited to attend, How.
ever, only members will be allowed to
take part in the discussion and vote on
any particular issue.
The Agenda for the Meeting is as fol-
(2) Ascertaitment of Quorum.
(2) Taking apologies for absence.
(3) Reading and approval of minutes of
last Annual General Meeting.
(4) Discussion of Matters arising f r o m
a Board of Directors
b) Treasurer and Auditor.
c) Credit Committee.
d) Supervisory Committee.
(6) Unfinished Business.
(7}a.New Business: Appropriation of Sur-
plus for 1972.
b.Remarks and suggestions from Floor
(9) Closing remarks by President.
25th day of April, 1973.
NOTE: Any person who desires to object to, the Issuing of a,
Certificate of title at the above application may enter a Cavesat
in the above office within six weeks from the date of the First
appearance of this schedule in the STAR, Newspaper published
it this State or from the date when the notice prescribed by
.h*w was 1ast served on any ownqr or occupIer of adjoi ag,
J~ tr4 .Jn rwepect of whdch the application Is made..
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTUfE, TRADE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
___9~~- --~- sl~-LI-~-
HILLMAN MINX SALOON
Available for inspection at Fond Cole
Offers (Cash Only) in writing to:
Dominica Electricity Services,
P.O. Box 13,
The out-break of Swine Vesicular Disease in the United Kingdom has been reported.
In the circumstance all products of Swine originating in the United Kingdom are' prohibi-
tWd from entering the State.
In accordance with the provisions of section 15 (b) of the S. R~ 0, 34/2954 permits to
import fresb, frozen cured or pickled carcasses of swine will not be issued until further notice.
r STANLEY 0. PRINGLE, Acting Chiof Agricultural Officer
~P~Saar A~B~f 2~ 19~3
Pag Six __ STA F 7
R E A D HER'S VIEW
Faulty acrintural interpretation
Kindly allow gme space to comment
on an article by Hugh Lawrence un-
der caption "Forever in Error".
An analysis of the passage shows
in more than one way that the writer
knows nothing of what he was writing
Also I feel in the name of good
taste that the editor should simply
have told the writer 'I appreciate
your past efforts, but this time
you have overstepped your bounds'
Mr. Lawrence, nowhere does the
bible state "Coness your sins to
no man", or unless you confess your
sins to a priest you are forever in
The scripture under reference -
John 20:23 is quite a controversial
one and I do not believe it means
a priest will forgive you for sine
committed against God. But this is
(in my view) really not the most
important thing. The scriptures im-
ply, that confession alone is not
enough, "but whosoever co&fesseth
and forsaketh his sins shall have
mercy." Proverbs 28:13, This sig-
nifies repentance. And then: God's
uncancellable orders. "Except ye
repent, ye shall all likewise per-
ish." (Luke 13:3).
The instruction on 'whosoever
sins ye remit.., etc.' was given to
the disciples by Jesus. Following
the trend of events till Pentecost
we have the crowd shouting: "what
shall we do?" Then Peter said un-
to them, "Repent and be baptised
every one of you." (Acts 2:37-38);
notice it is not 'come and confess
This is the type of forgiveness
that men should- seek that which
is accompanied by a repentant heart.
So Mr. Lawrence we are forever
in error when we seek forgiveness
of sins only from men: Romans 8:1,
John 3: 17-20. CFUIL JOSEPH,
Queen Mary Street, .ROSEAU.
EDITORWS NOTEs Mr, Joseph's mild re-
proach to the editor is not-without
justification, for we are not actually
theologically fitted to pass judgment
on matters of faith and doctrine. In
fact it surprises us that people write
on religious topics to the STAR uhen
there is another more appropriate and
Church-owned organ for airing divergent
scriptural views which is where we
suggest that the argument be carried on
_ __I I I .
MEW POEMS by G.B. GIRAUD
G.B. or Garfiold Giraud, whose poems
are well known to our readers, used to
work in the Public Relations dept. of
the Premier's Office, we believe. M-'
has struck off north now and lives in
another country, but continues to be
a welcome contributor to the STAR,
S L A V E
Ministry is, the word.
You are a minister
is your slavery.
Your goods are your God.
You worship your God,
not literally on your knees;
But all the same
you worship. Oh, Vanity.!
Your God is the booster
of your ego and pride,
Making you feel omniDotent
yet leaving you empty inside.
is your slavery.
COMJTERS AT q RUSH HOURS
(or "RAT RACE")
Running like a train
I'm up at five
and off to work.
I get home late
and rise at five
to get back on the track.
at rush hours,
weighing me down
not slowing me.
I get up next morning
still a man alive.
THE ULTIMATE ILLUSION
is the ultimate illusion.
There's no freedom
here in life
save the grave:
are far from the real thing.
are so easy to achieve..,
is to he
of all fantasy.
to be free 1
Few can afford to be.
Friday,April 27, 1913
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I,. ___. I c-*--
Friday,April 27, 1973
WHAT THEY SAID AT TEACHERS'RALLY
by RupertSorhaindo (P1l)
(Incidentally at the LaPlaine Vil-
lage Council Inaugural Meeting hold
on Wednesday afternoon, the Premier
intimated that he was through with
politics although he would continue
to travel around the island teaching
At the Rally the Minister for Ed-
ucation & Health followed with a
politically-charged address that he
introduced with the theme "To Make
the Best Better" (a paradox in it-
self). Mr. Christian asked the large
gathering of teachers to give the
Premier a standing ovation for mak-
ing a special effort to come to ad-
dress the teachers. Mr. Christian
made what I consider the irrespon-
sible remark that the frighteningly
high rate of vandalism of school
property could be, in his opinion,
a result of "Dominica's finest hour'
- the 16th of December 1971 demons4-r
tration at the House. His justifi-
cation for this statement was appar-
ently his interpretation of a pass-
age from a text on Social Psychology
which elaborated on the concept of
the-"power of imitation". He seemed
to conveniently forget that his
Government had in fact sanctioned
vandalism by paying bail for Rosie
Douglas and other Dominicans involved
BUBINE88 MEN ARE IMPORTANT --
and they are lacking in our commun-
ity, said Sir Arthur Lewis-this week.
It is a defect of the Third'World
that business: men are so little en-
couragedathis adversely affects the
West Indian economy and society. ***
NO ONE PARTY STATE -- GUYAINA
A denial that the P1P of Guyana was
promoting the emergence of a One Party
State was made by a Guyanese Minister.
IN DEFENCE OF FR.ALEXaNDER from p.3
dSsapls ay iian who could write such
lies. It was a very good and to the
point sermon. I write this on Good
Friday, and as 'Amos was so quick to
quote the Bible, may his vindictive
statements die with the crucified
Christ,..but never rise again.
It is a shame that in a Catholic
country like Dominica, Catholics will
stand by and let men like Amos carry
on as they do. Is Dominica like the
words from a hymn: "death and decay
in all around I see" $
God be with youi. A CATHOLIC.
DOMI.ICA TAXI ASSOCIATION
This Body held an emergency meeting
-on 24th April to discuss certain
irregularities committed by members
of the Hotel Association, with special
reference to the use by The Anchorage
Hotel of DAWU buses over the Easter
week-end. The Association deplored-
in the Sir George Williams University such action by an hotelier, which
Affair some years ago. not only deprived regular users of
Mr. Christian voiced concern oerl their bus service but also deprived
the widespread use of 'foul language' persons in the Tourist Trade of the
--citing publications during the SMA opportunity of earning their daily
crisis and National Day celebration bread. The Association is pressing
of last year, and a "Best seller", for a meeting with the Ministry of
He did not cite the Sisserou Hotel Communications, the Tourist Board
incident at which the Deputy Premier and the Hotel Association to resolve
admittedly (in Court) used one of differences; they consider the Air-
those"shocking four-letter words"* port Operators the direct link be-
Wasn't it the Labour Party which tween tourists and hotels, not buses
hoisted seasoned 'jail-birds' onto which have been granted special con-
their political platform during the cessions.
1970 election campaign?
What Mr. Christian in fact im- MARKETING ADVISER APPOINTED
plied is that the education policyof Mr. Gerard James has been appointed
his Government has failed miserably. Marketing Adviser to the Dominica
Our youth are vandals, they speak in Association of Industry & Commerce.
the vilest language, they are "gull- He has had trade & marketing exper-
ible juveniles" they are thieves:; ience abroad,
they are not critical and analytical. DOMIiNICAN POLICE RECRUITS SUCCESSFUL
"Teacher morale is at its lowest"and 20 young RDPF recruits who trained
the money allocated to Education this for 26 weeks in St. Kitts have retum-
year (#3 million)"is not even enough ed; all passed out creditably and
to take care of the damage caused by James Rocque got the baton of honour
vandalism!" (Best Recruit); Constable L.Hector
Is that the BEST? was Best WPC. (Concluded on p.10)
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Friday,April 2.7, 19737
S*T*A*R* o P*o*R*T*,S* ., .orchriston DOMINICAN POLICE RECRUITS (fr.p.8),
Cricket A poorly attended final Test She contributed most to the course.'
at Oueen's Park Oval, Trinidad, ended Best rifle shot prize went to P.C.
in a draw with Gibbs and Walker taking Stafford Prosper; Best Recruit in
26 wickets each for the series which physical training and self-defense -
Australia won 2-0 and 3 drawn. Scores: Constable Gildon Richards. Asst.Supt.
Australia 419/8 dec. West Indies 319 & TA. Thomas, a training officer at the
135/5. course (from Dominica) reported that
Dominica'wins Youth Toiurnaaent the Dominica recruits performed ex-
The Windward Islands Youth Tournament tremely well, receiving a good grounding.
played. 21st-25th April, concluded with NOTE To the great Roger
pEDITOR'S 140TE: To the great Roger
Dominica champions. Baldwin (USA), another Roger B., and. Bob
Dominica took on Grenada at the
Botanical Gardens.. and St.Vincent played T.(UK), Bob M. (USA) and some other
St.Lucia at the D.G.S. Grounds in the persons who have concerned themselves
opening games. with Dominica with care & probity-
Dominica:Grenada. D6minica'290, please consider yourselves exempt
L.Sebatian 121, JC.Lawrbnce 97 -and from the somewhat peevish narrative
C.Shillingford 47. Bouling for Grenada on page 3. P.S.A.
Louison 3/57, Prime 2/57- and "Patterson M A T I T I i E Cynthia Watt
3/22. Grenada uo and' 146. Parks 34. Suddenly Genelia arrived at Ma
Bowling for Dominica, R.Shillingford Titine's and handing her a. note said:
4/26 &C 2/37, D.Carlisle 2/19 & 1/1-3, "A girl from Richard shop give me
3I.KCntish 2/13 & 5/40, 0.James 1/16 & (at for you,"
.1/30 and V.Alleyno 1/4.. Ma Titine read:
St.Lucia.V, St.Vina6nt. St .Vincent "Al1 mothers around town are so
320 &80/2. St.Lucia replied with 237 happy that the Brothers are coming
and &t.Vincent by virtue of their first bac,, to Dominica to teach. One. never
innings load qualified to moot Dominica misses the water until the ell runs
in the wizacrs match at the Gardens, dry. Parents are praying ter Their
In the final round Domiiich gained return because from the day the Brothers
a 10-wicket victory over Snt.Vincent have loft Dominica, there is a curse
whit a draw rosulod in the StLucia-on this country and the hand of God is
Gronada match (D.G.S. grounda, St.Luc~on us. "
winning on first innings. Soor-os wore "Hmph "' exclaimed Ma Titne, I
Dominica' 282 & 32 withoiit loss already heah at: .roomah; I sela nope
L.S.obastian 105, J.C.Lawronc4-4 ,- G.
44. T uinh 4. in f- is true, becos I reahly missin dem.
i-.Incont V.hilip 2/I9, V.noo. 2/39, About de country, dat se.Lt is true; de
A.Josoph 2/381, Hae1tsiha-2/6 'and X. children an dem getting moh unrooly; de
Providence 1/38. St.Vincnt-,79 & 23, lan self drying uD; averywheamh you
Phillip 50 n.o., Fairbairn 46, Dynoo 43 toa yoh eye de graes harn. We Wass
King 27 & 36 and PEtotos.-31. For D/ca -..W Anteega an Barbados. ve ybod-
L.Kontish 5/8 & 5/57, X.Darroux 3/26,&b ulin foh de heat."r
3/89, R.John aptisto 1/17 'anR. You doan. lie nunh Titine. Look
Shillingford 2/32. St..Lucia 201 & 73/3 at wat happen Saturday. For a pubsou
The Windward Isln.nd Yout'i Teoai reo molder do pore bltne woman like
L.S"*asiTn (capt.- nJ, i rn -ro n-7" dat.e If I was de law, wen I ketch heem
L.Kontish, CG.Shillingfotd and R.Sliill I wood torchah. heem: efare I han&-haag
ford (Dominica); A.King, KProvidonco, heem,
P.Eairnairn, C.Haclkshawd and'V.Phillip "En benh. said Genelia, "By de
(St.Vincent); J.CumminG-s (v.capt.), way allyou doan heah moh aboUt who keel
AParlka ud G.Primo (Gronada.) ; H.Faucha ah? Look a. terrible ting Anyway- I
O.Griffith, A.Biscotto and L.Paul (S.t. heah yestord.y aftahnoon d. dey hale
iLucia) s King will open for tho- batting, dat suspeck again. Bon Die. wat
with Sobastian and Cumrangs will koop happcnnia to Domaeneeka?"
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