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 )
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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 7th February, 1975
P 0 Box 65
St. Georges


For week ending 8th February. 1975 .401o [L


The Government of Grenada is to receive technical assistance from

other Commonwealth countries in the form of police and military

experts to assist in the preparation of disciplined, efficient

and effected forces.

This was disclosed by Sir Leo de Gale, Governor General of

Grenada on February 5th as he delivered the Speech from the

Throne at the opening of the second session of Grenada's first

Parliament as an independent nation.

In the Speech, Sir Leo said that his Government believed that

"this will be a time to plant, a time of peace and a time of

love". The Government thought that there had been "enough

of opposing for opposition sake", and that "the frivolities

that might have enchanted a few of our people have all lost

their novelty and appeal".


The Governor General warned, however, that "the preservation of

the new freedom for which we have waited so long, demands maximum

security and preparedness so that the misguided few who may still

continue among us, will not be tempted into falling into

sinful ways'.

Uutlinning the Governments programme for 1975, Sir Leo said that

it was recognized that Agriculture was the main source of income,

employment and foreign exchange, and that, during 1975, special

attention will be paid to the diversification of Agriculture,

Improvement of Marketing facilities, import substitution,

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The Grenada Newsletter

improvement and expansion of the livestock industry, resuscitation

of the sugar and lime industries, and research' and control of

recent outbreaks of diseases in the coconut industry.

Other aspects of Government's activities will include the

establishment of Junior Seccndary schools to cater to children

in the 12 to 15 age group, and the Governor General said that

work had already begun on two of these schools and plans for

another were being prepared.


The Throne speech revealed that 2.25 million pounds of British

Development aid had been approved for Grenada for the period

ending 31st March 1976, and that the Grenada Government would

raise funds by the sale of debentures to finance specific projects.

It was also revealed that Government was now studying the Report

of a Committee set up to examine the possibilities of changing the

island's fiscal system to that of a "tax haven", and that, during

1975, the Government proposes to subject to exchange control

procedures all transactions relating to the purchases of

currencies, "so that the present easy movement of capital could

be checked".

The debate on the Throne Speech has been deferred to a date

to be named.
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Alister Hughes

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The Soroptimists Club if Grenada were hosts this week to two

top-ranking officers of the organisation who are now on a

Caribbean tour of Area Clubs.

These visitors were Miss Ruth Harris f.D., F.R.C., (Pathology),

M.R.C.P.E., President of Soroptimist International of Great

Britain & Ireland, and Mrs Uinnie Ward of Barbados, President

of the Caribbean Area Council of Soroptimist Clubs.

During their stay in Grenada, the visiting Soroptimists paid

courtesy calls on the Governor General, Sir Leo DeGale, and

Lady DeGale, and were guests of honour at a cocktail party at

the home of Soroptimist Jean Fisher, where they were presented

by moments and packets of spices.
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On February 4th, in the High Court in St. George's, the

Honourable Herbert Blaize, Leader of the Opposition in the House

of Representatives was admitted to practice as a solicitor.

Before hr Justice George Cabral, and a court room crowded with

barristers, solicitors and well wishers, Mr George Clyne,

Barrister at Law, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives

presented the Motion requesting Mr Blaize's admission.

Mr Clyne, relating the life story of Mr Blaize, said he had been

severely handicapped by an automobile accident in his youth,

an accident, the effects of which were still being felt, but,

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nevertheless, Mr Blaize had lived a fulj. and productive life and

had had a distinguished career which included the holding of the

positions of Chief Minister and Premier of Grenada.

It was this political career which, Mr Clyne said, had delayed

Mr Blaize's completion of his studies qs a Solicitor until the

age of 55 which he has now achieved. Mr Blaize was first

articled to Mr Clyne some 20 years agq, but it was not until

last November that he sat and passed his final examinations.

Following the acceptance of the Motipo for admission, the Court

was adjourned and Mr Blaize was mobbtid by the crowd of men,

women and children who were in the Court for the occasion.

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Alfa-t Rughee
7th February, 1975

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