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rr -LATE NEWS

am-i & Ave. W4' t*N. D -
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-'.i Vi 1 rt^F DOMINCICA
,r[,. :* ...L Th Ii. ,J. -....-.. c---- '*
Fi &-r Au ';.? P 1975 ",' Fifteen Cente
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C n w ATEB Are Parties to

S .OA CHAIRMAN RESIGNS

SD _naSTR 11 &TI


A week, ago t i.e first eeVo
legal strike o.courred in Dom-
iniqa sin-e fthe passing of the
Trade Disputes Act: by the
monthly paid workers of the
Central -?, a Authoiity. So
claims the 'Givil Service As-
!sociation.'-.: "he'y ., act be- -
.cause het Che )'etrF Waer .Lut-
hority had6 failtl to honou- *
a negotiated agreement for i
revised salaries as .t'r. Jan.
S1, 1974 wh.Ich was 3sicxn0t o n
rJune .24 197 and should have. g
been implemented by July 3,'
.this year.... .T
The C.S ., ,e S3 p. re i s j i...
these woreker'st registered" a .
Dispute in Ma~ch. 1975, with a
the Labour: Coimisioner. 'At
'3-lian Tritbima was ,then frm-
a3d _which, in June dire.tced h
.that- the salaries agreement. r
:be sigund by June 30 and imt- a
plemented by July. 31; but on
July 30 ..hanged their coell ,.
tive mind and ordered a s"atay
of execution." Since -the
C;S.A. had al1e dy given 15 Do
days notice of s-rike action- P
(14 days is the legal miniriat. vdia
a)dd considered' such an order -
not- within the Tribnin&al a.,
terms of referencOetthe Central- A.
Water Authority workers wvut sol
oin 'strike, (ConSCluded_ 2)



In loving memory of my dear mother Evelina
J-ean .Pierre, who parted sway on the 5th
August 1966, -. '
Treasured memories keep you nesr
As time unfold intother year,
No need for Words except to .ay Y
.Still loved and msistd In avry way.,
er to e remembered by daighter-
SIi ---- ~elTaverni.


"A great writer)" Aleksandr .1 Solzhenitsyn wrote in his novel
'The First Cir ~e," "is, so to speak, a second government of his


country.


MHAT HON. LENNOX.
40NYCHURCH SA D
N 1A.5.1 O
ie .told The Hatioa: "The
1rijo problems which fac
mimic today are. th
Bbalems of youth and
development, whith being
ter-raistedBrequired a great
ia of skill anid honest-to.
odness concern to be tacHed
ccessfully."

tkewne mtBt now awSaka
theadpardfti" M= =_
tsmaaipl propfea or f tice
,at awl .. Q ica "
t of the state. Tie
obiems of today are as a
uit. of the at&ity aM"
k sr eaanera d, thes
svemm s ad prumst
kr. HoneYchurch warned-
i.itr!!w lOtaitrian" attUtude .
3aeirg with problems of the
te which demand dialogue.
n the presence of the
headed "Dreads" of
minine M .Honeychureh
oferred' "The mirinder-
inding in this respect need
)logde as weal.
Although there are some
pacts of the :'Dread" issue
rt require harhbm aeures. i
e entire problomas willnot be
ved by fighting fire wfit
a. to use a phrase of
imier Patrick ohn's.

.The MP said that there hast
he a .total programme If
national con scouness to makes
DeaoMgicns ~suy aware of thb
plight of the eatte -and to
awaken 46itry fsBtzn to hMi if
her responsioity
ret-b.andnfgaisr Atosflasad." i
Whlie In Berbadoe Mr.
Honeychurch made a rE a
monts for the pn"sig- Ufl -
first malsc Wistodical work: "Thes
Doaeisain Story", a history of
the 1t1an up to iatathoosd..


"Whsen they bury us alive, de
pleaded, "please do not send th.m
shovels an e mos up-to-date earth.
moving equipmentt"
"Our whole slave system depetnds
.on your ecanonomc :assistance," he

"Stop sendirag goods," ,lve said.
"Let thwe stand. on their own feet,
and see what happens.'"
-Much of _Mr. Solzheriitsyn's address
was devoid to anattack on the claims
of Marxist ideology, which he derrrfbed
,'s "125 years of rdicticns thot hot'
never come true." All thai Marxisa .ha
contributed to the world, the Nobel lau-
reate said, is a vast increase in terror and
repression,
Aid givers should take .o .
hey continue to build up little tyrats
r. would be 'dicttors in, the Caribbean.
MISS CARIIBEAN OUR 1915 QUEEN'


"... L "*-BiIa^ ...a -3sS
Maria Loulse Rock keeps up the beauty'
tredltion of wtntirs from thit Stat,.


MN.Dd MAKES IMPACT
SSe -page 2


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Friday, August 8, 1975


READER'S VIEW: FOOUS ON MR. ATTORiEY
Events brought about in Dominica
over the last five years in particufer
-'most of which are directly attrib-
utable t9 the bad administration of
the Labour Party, I:ave caused the
Police to be viewed by the public in
a bad light. They have been called
all sorts of bad names, and have' been
accused of all sorts of social mis-
demeanours, There is evidence that
some of them are in fact guilty of
those accusations.
But what is also being alleged is
that they, the Police, have been hav-
ing a very bad deal by some in auth-
ority, who sp..id all their time and
influence in suppressing police act--
ion where it suits those authorities,
and so deprive them (the Police)-from
earning the respect and support of
hthe responsible people of the State)
where this- is rightly earned*
If'is also being, widely rumoured
that the Attorney General of Do.minica
is less than enthusiastic in applying
the lawp of the land. As a result the
principal law breakers in the State
are often not brought to justice. If,
they are known supporters of the)
ruling party they are in a.privileg-
ed position.
"The Attorney General apparently
prefers not to institute proceedings
in respect of the following:-
(a) BHeach of Election regulations
(b) Breach of.Race Relations Act.
(c) Misdemeanours by Clerks of
Village Councils
(.d) The Public Works Investigation
and
.(e) Intensification of these inves-
tigations.
Alleged offences of 16.12.71 were
not so treated by the chief law off-
icer. of the State.
'The Public would be grateful for
a statement: by the.-Attorney General
on these-matters
(nne &. address given. Editor)
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C E T T RA L UV.A T E R C R I S IS
(from pl) After the holiday the
C.W.A. Board received a 'letter from
the Permanent Secretary,, Ministry of.
Communications & Works (i.e. from
Minister Oliver Seraphine)ordering
the Board to DISMISS THE MONTHLY
PAID WORKERS fifty of "them.
The Board say they cannot carry
out such instructions since the Min-
ister has no authority to hire and
fire. staff (except for the top sen-
ior.ppsts Act No.33 of 1967 -which'
must be approved by him .Since then,
the Chairman of -the Board, Mr. Wen-'
dell Lawrence, has resigned from the
-Board as also has'Mr. Stuart Williams.,
-The 3-man Tribunal referred to on p.1
consists-of Mr. Ephraim L.Georges,
Chairman, Mr. Cecil Burton' (Employer
and Mr. John Bully for the GSA wohr~i
Mr. Charles Savarin, Gen.Secretary
of the Civil Service Association,com-
ments that "it seems that water sup-
plies are considered less important
than increasing and arming the polSce
force by the Government. He ex-
plained that the CWA, even though it
is a Statutory Body, does not handle
its own money: revenue-from rates
goes -:nto the Consolidated Fund.
59OOO-from the Caribbean Develop-
ment'Bank*requc~.ted for the C.WA.
salaries increase was rofuad by
Government appears to have been used,
otherwise,


M. N. D. YKEUS 1viLrAU Government has stopped the
SThere, is no doubt that the en- collection of water rates in certain
forced suppression of the Movement. areas --thus reducing the Board's
for a New Dominica's -planned demon- revenue.
stationn and march (with squads of Readers can judge for themselves
riot police at the ready, and their whether the C.D.B, $59,000 was'well
microphone etc seized) caused a liv- spent, or the unemployment situation
ely interest in the Movement's next relieved, by the Government's du-
ieeting.We were interested in the bious actions. (-Rteimbursementof
number of rhiddle-aged established expenditure
oersonls who said. "iet those young people have their say.Leave atem obneJ"


D',ATT OF SIR GARNET GORDON
We regret to announce the death
of Sir Garnet Gordon,-Q.C., well
known diplomat and business exec--
utive of St. Lucia, which took .
place in his homeland _on Thursday.
Sir Garnet was High Commission-
er ofithe West Indies Federation;
he was a Director of Geest Indus-
tries and of the VOICE of St.Lucia;
noted for his debonair' acumen and
wit, he was the .brother of Judge
Gordon, and leaves two sons and
many friends to mourn him.


page, Two


T. HE STAR







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-TN1E DOMIN|ICA DISPENSARY CO. LTr-


TO ALL
COCONUT GROWERS AND
COPRA SUPPLIERS'

SHARE PARTICIPATION
FUND,
SJanuary i, 1975-June 3o,1x975:

In our Circular of January 21st.I975,
iwe promised to establish a Share Partici-
pation. Fund for the purchase ot equity
in the Company. We further promised
that the Fund, when established, would
be retroactive from January ist, 1975.
We are pleased to advise all Copra
Suppliers thae the Share Participation
Fund tor the period Januiary-t, 1975j
to June 3, 1975t amounted to 24,38, oo
This amount will be distributed in
shares in direct proportion to the Copra
sold to the Factory by each supplier diu-
ring the' above period.
Circulars will be mailed to ill Copra
Suppliers notifying each supplier of the
exact amount earned from the Share Par-
Sicipation Fund.
DOMINICA COCONUT PRODUCTS LTD.
________________^ s.;a~~~9~Z,___ -s~l


I ASSOCIATED STATE OF DOt4INIA OC
TITLE. BY REGISTRATION ORDINANCE


Schedule of Applcsattn for Certifsicae of Title ii A i.
Sthereon and Caveats for week ending 2 ht day of July, 1975$,
Isn Riequeasted Peon Prezentlng Nature of iquest-
whether Certificate
c..f Title -iof Noting
thereon, or Caveat.
I S2!S2 S53aSSsast asss'sssaessB!


Requt t' davted
thN 8th dav of

July 1975
at 12.24 p.m.


Mary Frederick Request for the i su
as peronaltrepr of a First Certifikt, ,
tentative of F.ra- of Title in respect" of
zifia Josnph a portion -of lan.:
.deceased known as a. ot at
by heir So eitor HBone, in the Pariat
,Ciln AM of -St. John, in he
Dupig.y State _-f Donix sa
--- eosatainin 3.300
acrea and I ",n ,' as
foa ,;l *: '


North East by a ravine partly separating it from land of Paddlnon
Leblian and land of justin Andre w' South by the Old road sept
tIntg i from land ofjoseph Williams and Janle Nelson: North
West by land of Rosr' Noel, Arnold Logan and hairl of Joseph
Maglor. .


Request dated
the 20th day of
May 1975
Presented ite
23rd day of
July y1975s.
at 12.37 p.m.


Lauretta Fr.
as personal rel
tentative of
George Font~
deceased
by her Solie
Ci m A
Dupig


cis Reqtest for the'iss u*
pre of a .First Certificate
'f Title ins respect of
ine a ,portion of land
known as a rqsiden*
tor tiea lot at Dubique,
. Grand Bay in the Pa
rca ris ofSt. Patrick, in
Sthe State of Dominir
jk'BurAu.-.__ ofto -qar j


c ;nanias s26Po square
fe*t and bond" ad

North by iand of Harrison John Baptister EAKs by a Public RoadI
9Soth. by land of John Romy: West by land of Maxwell HendersoR
iAd Christlna l(ss.


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Registrar's. Office, .Is betll Shillingford
Roseau, Dominica, Acting Registrar of Titles
NOTE; Any rson who desires to object to the issuing of a
Certificate of title o0 th above application may enter a Caveat
in the'above ofMice',wihin six weeks from the date of thd First
appearance of this schedule In the STAR Newspaper pubilhed
in this State or frorn the date when, the notice prescribed by
law was last served on any owner or occupier of adj.' Ing
land .i irspect of which the.appliaton Is made.


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P"A pnlu.i .? Tu$ip;L STAR UEt


'V rIT OF FRENCH MINISTER


M. Olivier Stirn
Se r taire d'Etat aux DBparterents
aet Trrxitiresd'Outre-Mer.
Monsieur Stirn' visit to Dominica.
las t was a popular success.


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P. NVe TiL ETAER 3=i-av TTi L- l9R


RADSTo.. 0G05epts-^: / SW-il ';

Dominica biggestt problem is the
"Dread" one. The amnesty proposed
is accepted by Governzmnt though.
without acknowledgement. But the
methods employed will not achieve
the objective. Father Alexander
like. a few of us in Dominica who
think and have a little guts, is
not acceptable. But can't someone
else be. found? Will Government
a k the Council of Churches to tdkef
over this very difficult and deli-
cate task?
Premier Patrick John had another
Interview this time. over Radio
Barbados on his recent visit to
St.Lucia. He was put on the spot.
with a few ticklish issWes which
apparently ermbarrassed him. His
recent EA and RICL. obasession would
seemi to suggest that he may have, in
mind bringing in people to Dominicq,
With a traidition for handling. these
crop -
To blame the British market and
housewives for the future failure
of the banana industry was-a smoke
screen for, denying our farmers the
important incentive-price- which
will keep them. in the industry, and
which many old anana farmers, worn
out with hard work, are ,giving up.
The youths are 'not prepared to go
into an'industry which calls for
laborious- work and a price decided
upon by a Government Managing Conm-
mittee without apparent scruples.
Minister Like Douglas has the
knack of. fetching out a.phrase
which would indicate that all the
people can ,be fooled all the time.
To say in the House of Assembly
recently that he '1put money into'
the pockets of the banana farmers"
is unbecoming a. Minister of Govern-
ment. "The workman is worthy of his
hire" and Premier Patrick John
should be told plainly that the deal
meted out to banana farmers is not
'in keeping with his regular "Fellow
Dpminicans." in addressing them,
Britain is however, tightening-
up: no grant for school buildings,.
Minister Christian told: the Atkinsav
delegation, but she has undertaken
to pay pensions due to expatriates
employed here.
SMeanwhile Dominica with the
smallest population in the Windward
Islands has to pay for 21 seats in
the House, ( continued next o


____ 'C'RP


VIEW


Dear Madam, PRINCIPLES & COURTESY
Why do we,; tadians, especially
those who call themselves Ministers
of Government,,. nu; want to follow
principles of nations whoa are more
advanced than us? .Is it because we
depeidn on the vote of the unfortunate
.people to put us in power for our
livelihood?
I went to the back of the .Windsor
Park some time ago and I saw soime-
thing which is very dangerous to
life.' So I went to see the so-called
jMinister..for Health, Hon, H.L.Chris3-
tian and pointed out to him the
danger,. Hle replied that he was
going to Jamaica; when he returned
we would talk about it. When he
returned, .1 made: several attempts to
meet him and was unsuccessful.
On the 22nd July, 1975, I mes
with him. I told .him "Sir,9 when
can I meet with. you to discuss the.
danger at Windsor Park which I* drewv
to your attention before yo-, L' .
for Jamaica?" He quickly told me:
"Go and make. a appointment with sn
secretary", I told him that will'
not do because the secretary might
make a date which does not suit him.
"Inasmuch as I am right here before-
Syou, you can just give me. a date" I
said. He simply turned his back and'
left me standing there.
I would like.to inform your read-
Sers the world over that I never re-
Ceived such uncouth treatment from
any white person either in Roseau or
Westminster. Whenever I ant.-to
meet any white official' h.rc or in
iEgland they always use their court-
esy and make the appointment, and we
then met.
In 1956 I went to England to see
about Dominica's bananas. I was
living at Mrs.Allfrey s home. I
telephoned the BBC and told then I
would like to call Dominica. They
imrmeliately made their own arrange-
ments. .At the appointed time -they
sent their own official to lead me
to the tube. Can Hon,- H.L.Christian
adopt such principles? .If not, God
help Dominica, -- E.C. 'LOEC. ;:
MIUDID CO.t ETS V (despuse a
depleted treasury), she has tr6bled
the emoluments of person serving, on
Public and Police Commissions,.

;.ore Candid Cona-cnt nex "





Pridav.A9gget- &. 19751


P~nrrP 83_ue


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Page Six


S*T*Af-*S*P*O *R*T*S More3te-ton
Football The under-19 Cable & Wire-
lslsa Caribbeah Youth Soccer Tourna-
ment commences Sunday August 10,with
matches being played between St.
Vincent & Grenada in StVincent., St.
Kitts & Antigua in St.Kitts, Domini-
ca & Montserrat in Dominica and last
year'i champions St.Lucia against
Barbados. The Dominica team to play
SMontserr.'t was released on -Wednesdays
6th A.gust ,.
Meanwhile, the Windsor Park has
been undergoing: some; improvement in
the -way of a. new wooden stand for
spectators and, the fencing of the
playing area which hopefully will be
completed by 'Sunday. Also, grass
has been planted in some of the bare
patches on the playing field. Star(4
~ports commends the efforts of the
newc c6rilittee and hope they can con-
t inue the good work over. the coming
football. season. The local football
league is expected to tart next
Sweeten August 16.
CRICEET The 2nd cricket test match
'between England & Australia played
at Lord's. ended, in a draw. England,
under t-heir .new captain Tony Grieg',
won the toss and .elected to bat,
After e, disastrous; start(they lost
their ef.it 4- wickets 'for less than
50 runs,);' ee finally dismissed for
315. :Grieg 96, A.Knott 69 'and new'
test capsi D.Steele 50 & Bob Woolmer
33, -: Australia in their -turn at the
crea-c fired much worse, losing 7
wickets for only 81 runs. However,
Ross Edwards 99 and Dennis Lillee 73
n.o. saw -Australia to a respectable
268:. England in their 2nd innings
declared their innings closed, at
456/7, leaving Australia to get'484
for victory, At the close of play,
Australia were 32-9/3. For England,.
John'Edrich 175 (his 12th test cen-
tury', 7th against Australia), B.Wdod
52., and Steele' 45. FoTr Australia,
R.McCosker 79, I.Chappell 86, G.Chap-
pel 73 n.o. and R.Edwards 52 n.o,
It-'this year's West Indies Ciicket
Annual, three Combined Islands plasrs
made the 5 cricketers of the year.
They are Mike Pindley of St.Vinceht,
Andy Roberts and Vivian Richards both
of Anjtigu:. The other two players.
were Clive Lloyd, skipper of the Weet
Indles and Larry .Gomes the left-
handedb...btsman of Trinidad
-. i* *


BUDGET MEETING OF THE HOUSE
This will take place on Weds.Aug.13
at .thke House ,of Assembly,Govt. H.Q.,
at 10 a. m.
NO LONGER FORCES CHAPLAIN: Pether
Alexanderts appt. .& rank of 'Hon.
Lieut. in the DDF have been 'cancelled,
A SILLY HALF DAY Kelvin Franci
It will be remembered that Mr.
Leblanc as Prmier of Dominica- visi-
ted France some time in 1973. From
all sources I heard that he was well
received. It will also be recalled
that on 'Monday July 28 a French Min-
ister visited Dominica on a return
visit, /.aad a holiday (half day) was
declared in his honour, I write to
as:. Wa a holiday declared in any
part of France in honour of our-then
Premier's visit?
2, %Why was a holiday declared in
honour of the' visit of.a French Min-
ister, to Dominica? a
3. It does not take an economist
to note .that production is .held up
because of holidays. We. already have
af least fifteen holidays- for each
year, which in fact cripples our econ-
omy -more than any other thing, If our
leaders are serious about economic
revival year, they are warned that
the declaration of unnecessary half
day holidays can do no good -4lt harm..
to our delicate economy,
I suggest. doing away with all, sup-
erfluous holidays, excluding Christ-
mas, Carnival, Easter 'and August Ibn-
day (which should remain a holiday
in remembrance of the abolition of
slavery) to get Dominica back to
where I believe it once was. -,oK.F.
IS IT TOO LATE?
T have no 'idea of whether otur
Government intends putting out: stamps'
!to commeim:.orate the 125th anniver-
sary of the diocese of Roseau. This
step would be a very good.-and appro-
priate gesture on'the part of the
Labour Government. It'is-possible
that it may have some other good
effects beside's.
Let us hope.that this letter may
not prove to be too late.
--' HUG- LAWRENCE
RADIO DIM-OUT. This weDk Radio
Dominica is off the air save for
sketchy news broadcasts -; due to re-
organisation (new manager Dennis
Joseph in charge, Barnet Defoe out).


Printed & Published by the Proprietor, Robert E ..Allfrey of Copt Hall
Mill ..House at 26 BHth Road, Roseau, Dominica W.I


Friday,August 8,1975


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