The Grenada newsletter

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The Grenada newsletter
Place of Publication:
St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
A. & C. Hughes
Publication Date:
Twenty no. a year
completely irregular
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 36 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
Economic conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
Social conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
newspaper ( sobekcm )
newspaper ( marcgt )
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Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1973.
General Note:
Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 22, 1983); title from caption.

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Alister Hughes 12th Jecember, 1974
P. 0. Box 65
St. George's



It was announced in Grenada on December 12th that His Holiness

Pope Paul VI has elevated the Roman Catholic Diocese of Castries,

St. Lucia, to be an Archdiocese, and that the Bishop of Grenada,

the lost Reverend Patrick Webster, has been appointed to be the

first Archbishop of Castries.

Archbishop Webster, who is 49 years old, is a St. Lucian, and he

embraced the monastic life at the early age of 23 when he emigrated

to Martinique and entered the Monastery of "Our Lady of the Mount

of Olives'. He was ordained a priest in 1957, and later had

the distinction of being the first Westindian to hold the post of

Prior of the Monastery.

I Consecrated

In 1969, Archbishop .ebster had his first official association with

^ Grenada, when, after being consecrated a Bishop of the Church by

the ;lost l1everend Anthony Pantin, Archbishop of Port of Spain, he

was, shortly after, appointed auxiliary Bishop to assist Bishop

Justin Field in the work of the Diocese of St. George's, Grenada.

Following the death of Bishop Field in 1969, Archbishop Webster

was appointed Resident Dishop of St. George's, Grenada, the post

he now leaves to fulfil his nomination as the first Head of the

newly created Archdiocese of Castries, St. Lucia.

Simultaneous with Archbishop Webster's appointment, the Most

Reverend Charles Gachet, Bishop of Castries, will resign.

Bishop Gachet was the first Priest to be Bishop of Castries when

that Diocese was established in 1956, and he has held that post

until now.

Alister Hughes

Sheet 2

Newsletter for u blication in week ending a. eceimb_ 14

Pope Paul VI has already nominated a replacement ,to fill the

vacancy of Bishop of St. George's, Grenada, created by Archbishop

'ebster's appointment. This replacement is a Trinidadian priest,

the Very 1ieverend Sydney Charles, the first Trinidadian to hold

the post of Parish Priest of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of

Port--of-Spain, and the present Vicar-General of the Archdiocese

of Port-of-Spain.

It has not been announced when Archbishop Webster will take up

his new responsibilities,but sources close to the Church said that

Archbishop Jebster will probably be installed in the Archdiocese

of Castries early in the New Year. It is understood that the

Archdiocese of Castries will include St. Johns, Antigua, Roseau,

Dominica and probably, St. George's, Grenada.

(364 words)

There is considerable concern in Grenada over a recent BBC news

item which stated that a new method is to be introduced in the

giving o-f Tritish aid to Grenada and certain other countries.

It is reported that, in this new method, the arrangement will be

that work on approved schemes will have to be completed before

aid is given.

Recently, the Grenada Government was accused of "diverting"

1.2 million (EC) dollars of British aid which had been given for

specified projects, but which, to date, has not been accounted for.

S --.. 1- 'w -o-

Alister Hughes

Sheet 3

Newsletter for publication in we ek endin December 14

It is understood that the adoption of the new method of British

aid giving is as a result of Grenada's mis-application of British

aid funds, and, this week, the Leader of the Opposition in the

Grenada House of Representatives, Mr Herbert Blaize was critical

of Prime Minister Gairy's Government, whose operations, he said,

had "damaged our credibility'.

"Unless confidence is restored in the country and its Government",

said Mr Blaize, "there can be no recovery. All to whom we need

to turn for help would be watching us. And, God knows we

need help."

(184 words)


Grenada Electricity Services announced this week that, effective

on muter readings taken after January 1st 1975, charges for

electricity will be increased by three cents per unit.

According to the Management of the Company, cost increases during

1973 wore absorbed by the Company, and all monies received from

the fuel surcharge introduced in January 1974 were used to pay

for the increased price of diesel.

The release issued by Management claims that the Company is losing

money heavily despite the introduction of stringent economic

measures. There have been sharp increases in the prices of

materials, parts and services, and, at the same time, the

consumption of electricity had reduced considerably so that

Alister Huihjes

Sheet 4

Newsletter for oublictjon in week ending December 14

unit costs have risen further. In these circumstances,

4 Management feels that the Company can no longer operate under the

present tariff of charges which has been in effect since

October 1972.

Grenada Electricity Services is jointly owned by Commonwealth

Development Corporation and the Government of Grenada.

(158 Words)

Alister Hughes


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