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 )
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 30th January, 1975
P 0 Box 65
St. Georges


For week ending 1st February, j975


The inquest into the death of the late Rupert Bishop, father of

Mr Maurice Bishop of the New JewelMovement, has been postponed

until Friday 14th February.

Rupert Bishop, was one of the anti-Government demonstrators

trapped in the Trade Union Headquarters, Otway House, on the

Carenage, St. George's, on January 21st 1974, when there was an

attack by Police and Secret Police, and he allegedly lost his life

as a result of a wound from a rifle bullet.

An inquest into this death was fixed for hearing on January 24th

1975 before Magistrate Lloyd St. Louis sitting as Coroner.

However, the Police Prosecutor told the Court that he was unable

to proceed because he had not received, from the Police Department,

copies of statements made by persons who are to give evidence.

The Solicitor General, Mr Nolan Jacobs, who was in Court to

assist the Police Prosecutor, also said he was unable to proceed.

It was only on the night before that he had received copies of

witnesses statements for study.

In this matter, Mr Lloyd Noel, Legal Secretary of the New Jewel

Movement is representing the interests of Mrs Alimenta Bishop,

widow of the late Rupert Bishop.

(191 Words)

Alister Hughes

Sheet 2

The Grenada Newsletter


Father Sydney Charles, a Trinidadian priest of the Roman Catholic

Church, has been ordained a bishop and appointed to the diocese

of Grenada.

The ordination service, which was conducted by Archbishop

Anthony Pantin of Trinidad, was held on Sunday 26th at the

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St. George's, and was

attended by thousands of Grenadians, among them being Prime

Minister Gairy and Lady Brenda DeGale, wife of the Governor General.

Sir Leo was unavoidably absent as a result of ill health.

Bishop Charles replaces the former Bishop Patrick Webster who has

been appointed Archbishop of the newly created Archdiocese of

Castries, St. Lucia.
(104 Words)


There has been a serious drop in electricity demand in Grenada,

as much as 35% compared with that of 1973, and this has resulted

in a corresponding fall in the revenue of the Grenada Electricity

Services (GES).

This information is revealed in a published statement of GES which

seeks to set out the Company's side in the current dispute over

increased rates which have been in effect since January 1st 1975,

and, according to the Company, this drop in demand is as a result

of "the island-wide troubles at the beginning of 1974."

Alister Hughes

Sheet 3

The Grenada Newsletter

"To partially offset this serious fall in revenue", the Statement

said, "the labour force had to be reduced to a certain extent

where th3 Company could still continue to give a reliable service."

"The effect of the fall in revenue", the Statement continued,

"is further aggravated by those consumers who have their accounts
?Hk m7 XONry fI'4tr
unpaid, and the Company, therefore, does not receiveXWhe~ is

expected for its operations".

Queried on this today (30th), Mr William Pritchard, Manager of

GES, said that when bills were unpaid, consumers were normally

given a two month grace period before service was cut off, but

that the Company had been very tolerant and that some consumers

owed for much longer periods. The Company was now pursuing a

vigorous campaign of disconnection, but, even this had had to be

modified when it was found that, due to slow postal delivery, it

was found that some bills posted for November were not postmarked

until JanuL-ry.

On the question of electricity demand, Mr Pritchard said there

had been a slight increase over the Christmas season, but, this

had now fallen back again, and, electricity being sold was

insufficient to pay the overhead expenses of the Company.

Grenada Electricity Services is jointly owned by the Commonwealth

Development Corporation (CDC) and the Government of Grenada, the

shares being divided in a ratio of 60 to 40 in favour of CDC

(322 Words)

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