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.


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Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
Politics and government -- Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
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Social conditions -- Periodicals -- Grenada ( lcsh )
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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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P. Alist ugox 65es 27th December, 1974

St. George's

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There was near disaster early on Christmas Eve morning when the

ninety foot Canadian registered yacht "Ring Andersen" went

aground in the Grenadines.

Skippered by owner Jan De Groot, the "Ring Andersen" sailed from

Grenada on the 23rd, bound for Martinique where she was due to

pick up a charter shortly after Christmas. Late that afternoon,

however, sailing west of the Grenadines, that stretch of small

islands which dot the Caribbean between Grenada and St. Vincent,

the "Ring' developed engine trouble and had to rely on sails only.

Soon after, it was discovered that her generator had broken down

and th t she was taking water through a hole in her exhaust

system. Captain De Groot decided that, as it was already dark

and as he had no certainty that ,his batteries would keep his

navigational lights going, to seek anchorage in the lee of one

of the islands.

In an exclusive interview today (27th) Captain De Groot told of

the difficulty he had in getting his boat to a small bay on the

north coast of Carriacou, the largest of the Grenadines. "There

was a heavy swell running", he said, "and frequent wind shifts,

and it was difficult to got the "Ring" to answer the rudder".

As the boat entered the bay and the anchor was dropped, the sails

were lowered, but a sudden gusty swing of the wind caught the jib

which had stuck, and the "Ring Andersen" was driven ashore.

Alister Hughes

Sheet 2

Weckl,.y Je'Jstt er for w _c!L ending December 208 1974

Another anchor was put out but not before the yacht had swung

shorewardsi and was beaten on the rocky bottom by the running sea.

At this point a distress call was put out and was picked up by

the Unitud States Coast Guard in Puerto Rico, but the signal was

faint and the exact identity and location of the boat was not known.

At daylight, a search was begun from Trinidad and Grenada, but,

it was not until two crewmen from the "Ring" made a hazardous

trip in a small boat over some five miles of rough sea to the

resort island of Petit St. Vincent, that it was known that the

boat in difficulty was the "Ring Anderson" and that she was

aground on the north coast of Carriacou.

In the meantime, pulling on the two anchors, Captain De Groot had

been able to get his boat afloat and he was later taken in tow by

a power boat from Petit St.Vincent and taken to that island.

Her engine repaired, the "Ring" returned to Grenada on Christmas

Day and is now in drydock undergoing repairs. The extent of

damaUe has not yet been ascertained but, it is expected that

within ten days she should be afloat again.

Captain De Groot was high in his praise for the crew, for the

management of the Petit St. Vincent Resorts and for Captain Peter

Davis of the motor trader "Hildur" who assisted in engine repairs

and escorted the "Ring Andersen" back to Grenada from Petit

St. Vincont.

(489 words)

Alist er Hu e s

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Weekly fNewslettar for :we ok L)ocamber 20, 1974


The Grenada Chamber of Commerce is to seek the cooperation of

the Businessmen's Association, the Grenada Consumers Association,

the Trade Union Congress and the Hotel Association to protest

to Government against the increase in electricity rates to be

put into effect by Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. on mater

readings taken after January 1st.

At an Extraordinary General lutingg held on December 18th, it was

proposed that a delegation of these organizations be formed and

that a meeting be sought with Government to discuss the matter.

It was falt also that an enquiry should be held into the operation

of the Company, the efficiency of which was questioned by members

of the Chamber.

Grenada Electricity Services Ltd is jointly owned by the Government

of Graonada and the Commonwealth Development Corporation.

(129 words)


On December 14th, the Rotary Club of Grenada celebrated its

6th Anniversary with a banquet in honour of District Governor

Dr John A. Watts, the founder and Charter President of the

Grenada rotary Club.

Among the guests at this banquet was Sir Leo DeGale, Governor

General of Grenada and Lady DeGale, and Mr Jean Rayon, Notary's

District Governor elect for the 1975-76 term, and now President

of the Fort do France, Martinique, Rotary Club de Sud.

+:":* :;: (74 words)

Alister Hughes

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We kly NewNslotter for wark ending December 20 1974


The Department of Agriculture in Grenada is to make a series of

soil tests to determine the suitability for the production of

rice, soya beans and grapes.

This development is as a result of a recent decision of the

Grenada Cabinet and is designed to have long term effect on

the diversification of the island's agriculture.

(56 words)

Alister ghes

27t December 1974


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