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 16th January, 1975
P 0 Box 65
St 62orge's

Nowsletter for "'i t-c- i- week ending Saturday 10th JanyUry197_5

Please set oWestindian'" as one word whoreverso shown


At the Magistrato's Court in the west-coast town of Gouyavo,

thispwouk, Magistrate Irvin Duncan accused the Police of 'trying

to make trouble for him'".

Before the Magistrate was the case of three members of the New

Jewel Movement who had been arrested on Friday 10th and charged

with using a loudspeaker without permission, and using a noisy

instrument on a motor vehicle.

Those three Jewel members, Simon Daniel, Dion Joseph and

Alison ThumEs ware represented in Court by Mr Maurice Bishop,

'-r i.tor (and Joint Organising Secretary of Jewel), and he told

the Hagistrate that the Police had told Mr Jerome Ford (another

Barrister) and himself, that bail for these men must be provided

in cash, according to instructions issued by Magistrate Duncan,


"I never said cash"', said Mr Duncan. "I said '500.00 and one

surety. If the Police say I said cash, they will be lying.

All they trying to do is make trouble for ma".

On application for a reduction of the amount of bail, Mr Duncan

reduced the sum of .,500.00, originally fixed, to o450.00, which

drew from Mr Bishop the comment that this was similar to the

commercial practice where merchants offer goods at 42.99.

(196 words)

Alister Hu(hes

Shlect 2


A three man Commission of Inquiry is to oe set to probe the

operations of the Grenada electricity Services. This was

disclosed on Tuesday (14th) following a meeting with Prime Minister

Gairy with representatives of the Chamber of Commerce, Trade

Union Council and Businessmen's Association, to discuss the now

electricity rates with a view to obtaining the Prime Minister's

support in an effort to hold back the application of the rates

which bccimie effective on January 1st.

Mr Gairy has agreed to use his influence with the Management of

Electricity Services to request suspension of the now rates for

the time being, and it is understood that a representative from

each of the three organizations meeting with Mr Gairy will meet

shortly with Cabinet to discuss the terms of the Commission of

(131 Words)


Mr Erskine Ward, well known Barbadian Barrister, has denied recent

Press and Radio reports that he was duo to take up tha appointment

of Attorney General in Grenada.

i1r Ward was in Grenada recently at the request of the Government

to define the duties of the Attorney General and those of the

Solicitor General, and this, coupled with the fact that he has

recently relinquished certain positions he held in Barbados, may

have given rise to the belief that he was leaving that country

to take up residence in Grenada.
(88 Words)

Alister Hu he s

Sheet 3



With effect from this week, Gronadians will pay more tu post

their letters. The new rates, made under Section 10 of the

Post Office Urdinance, ware fixed last August end were Gazetted

on December 27th, and in some instances raprusant a substantial


Local postaou has moved from 3 cents to 5 cents per half ounce.

Leoters posted to countries in the Commonwealth Caribbean used

to be 0 conts per half ounce and ara now 15 cents. Puerto Rico

and the Virgin Islands arc up from 15 to 25 cents while Canada

and the USA ore up from 25 to 35 cents. Letter postage to

Europe has moved up only 5 cents over the old rate of 40, while

postage to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland is unchanged

at 35 cnts per half ounce.

These rates all refer to air mail letter postage, but surface

rates, post cards, air letter forms and parcel post have all been

affected by the new increases.

(162 Words)

litter Hughas

16th January, 1975

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