The Grenada newsletter

Material Information

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 )
Spatial Coverage:


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began in 1973.
General Note:
Description based on surrogate of: Vol. 11, no. 1 (Jan. 22, 1983); title from caption.

Record Information

Source Institution:
A. & C. Hughes
Holding Location:
A. & C. Hughes
Rights Management:
Copyright A. & C. Hughes. Permission granted to University of Florida to digitize and display this item for non-profit research and educational purposes. Any reuse of this item in excess of fair use or other copyright exemptions requires permission of the copyright holder.
Resource Identifier:
24157414 ( OCLC )
sn 91021217 ( LCCN )
F2056.A2 G74 ( lcc )


This item has the following downloads:

Full Text

Alister Hughes 24t wi l, iJ
P ) 1o;" 65
St. George's


For week ending 26th JAjril


According to Order Papers circulated for a meeting of the House of

Representatives, Friday April 25th will be Budget Day in Grenada.

However, on the Order Papers for this meeting, are other items

likely to produce considerable friction and overshadow discussions

on the revenue and expenditure estimates for the co..rrent year.

One of these items is the Duffus Report which, for the first time,

will come officially before the House. Another is the controversial

'White Paper' which sets out Government's reaction to the Duffus

Report, and it is expected the Opposition will make a considerable

contribution to the debate on these items.


Another controversial item on the agenda is a Dill to make provision

for a pension to be paid to Assistant Superintendent of Police

Innocent Belmar. The Duffus Report does not deal favourably

with Mr delmar. The Commissioners stated that it was he who

unleashbud thL terror of the Police Aides on the Town of Grenville

on the night of November 16th 1973, that he had proved himself

totally unfitted for any position of authority, and they recommended

that he be removed from office in the Police Force and precluded

from holding any office in the Public Service.

But, in a broadcast to the nation on March 31st, Prime Minister

Gairy contradicted this view. I'r Gairy said that, in the

removal of Mr Delmar from the Police Force, the nation was losing

"the bust policeman Grenada has seen and known for a long time.".

Shoot 2


The bill to grant Mr Belmar a pension in spite of the Duffus

Commissioners' recommendations is likely to be opposed by the

Opposition in the House, but Government's overwhelming majority

ensures its passage.

(273 words)


An incident mentioned in the Duffus Report is now the subject of

a suit brought against Assistant Superintendent of Police

Innocent Dulmar in the High Court of Justice.

The suit, brought by Mr Simon Charles, was filed on April 16th,

and claims that on November 4th 1973, Mr Charles was assaulted,

beaten and shot by ASP Belmar at the "Sea Haven" restaurant in

the east coast town of Grenville near to Pearls Airport.

Mr Charles claims that, at "'Sea Haven', ASP Belmar shot him in the

left knee, that he was beaten by Police Aides, dragged to the

Grenville Police Station where ASP Bolmar shot him again, this

time in the right leg.

Malicious Prosecution

Following this incident, six charges wore laid against Mr Charles

including thu use of obscene language, causing harm to ASP Belmar

and disorderly behaviour. Mr Charles' claim states that all

these cases were heard and dismissed, and his suit now is for

damages for wrongful arrest, assault, battery, false imprisonment

and malicious prosecution.

Evidence concerning this incident was given before the Duffus

Commission of Inquiry into Police Brutality in Grenada, but, the

Alister Hu ghs_

Shot 3


Commissioners made no findings on it because, at thut time, charges

laid against Hr Charles and two other persons involved in the

accident were pending. The Commissioners said, however, that,

if the facts related by Mr Charles and the other two persons were

true, ASP Delmar and the Police Aides involved ought to be charged

for criminal offences.

(234 words)


The Chamber of Commerce has expressed concern over reports of

irregularities at the General Post Uffice.

In a Reluase issued on April 19th, the Chamber stated that the

Minister of Communications & Works, Mr Herbert Preudhomme, will be

asked to investigate numerous complaints relative to non-delivery

of moil, missing Money Orders from Letters, tampering with mail

and cashing of Postal Orders.

Th release stated also that a committee of three ham bean set up

to advise Government on the restricting and banning of certain

items of food. The Chamber feels that certain food items can be

produced in sufficient quantities locally, and that the vacuum

which would be created by restricting and banning could be minimised

if suitable steps were taken with Government initiative through the

Agricultural Department.

(126 Words)


Mr Charles Edward and Mr Saul Hughdes of the Eastern Caribbean

Common Market (ECCi1) Socretariat visited Grenada this week and

held discussions with the Chamber of Cominmrce relative to

establishment of industries in the Less Developed Countries (L.D.C)

of CAH!IC0i.

Alister Huqhus

Sheet 4


Industries specifically suggested for Grenada are Spice Processing,

Manufacturing of perfume and toiletries, manufacturing of cocoa

based products, manufacturing of a variety of plastic products and

the processing of cassava into starch.

A Release issued by the Chamber, states that Messrs Edwards and

Hughdos wore assured of the Chamber's fullest cooperation in

submitting the names of suitable entrepreneurs, and in any other

way assistance could be rendered in helping the development of

the State.

It is understood that, in seeking to promote the establishment of

industries in the L.D.Cs, the ECCM Secretariat is working closely

with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Caribbean Investment

(143 words)


Mr C F Toppin, Managing Director of the firm of Messrs Jonas Browne &

Hubbard Ltd has been appointed a Director of the Caribbean

Association of Industry & Commerce (CAIC), representing the Grenada

Chamber of Commerce on that Body.

Mr Toppin will attend his first meeting of the CAIC Board of

Directors in October when the Directors meet in Grenada. This

Directors' Meeting will precede the Annual General M eting of CAIC

which is being hosted by the Grenada Chamber. Sources close to

the Chamber said the datu for this meeting has not yet been fixed,

but is expected to be announced shortly.

(96 words)

** -ir *;(* >(* -,{- * *:;-* *;;- -,;- ,1- li- *,? -ii- *;{* *;; ,;* ;!* .,.- *,(* *.-

Sheet 5



One of the two Govurnment vacuncius in the Grenada Senate has been

filled. At a ceremony at Government House on April 23rd,

Mrs -Aeolina daptisto was sworn in by Governor-General, Sir Leo doGale.

Mrs Baptiatu is a Grenadian who was resident in the United Kingdom

for 15 years, and returned to Gronad, 14 months ago with hur

husband, Edward. Mr Baptista is self-employed as a farmer while

Senator Baptiste works as a clerk at the firm of Geo. F. Huggins &

Co. Ltd.

Askud by NEWSLETTER how shu felt about her appointment, Mirs Baptista

said she had always wanted to bacomc involved in politics, and she

appreciated the opportunity now given to serve her country.

(111 words)


Mr 'illiam iioore, First Secretary in the United States Embassy in

Barbadous, arrived in Grenada last Tuesday (22nd). Interviewed

by NEWSLETTER, Mr Moore said his trip to the island was a routine

official visit and he was delighted to be in Grenada again.

Mr Hoore is expected to return to Larbidos on Saturday 26th.

(31 words)


Mr Desmond Christian, Guyanose-born Barrister-at-Law, has arrived

in Grunada to take up the post of Attorney-General which became

vacant with the termination of the appointment of Mr Herbert Squires

as a Senator and Minister for Legal Affairs.

When hold by Hr Squires, thu post of attorney Genoral was a political

one, but Mr Christian until recently the Legal Assistant in the

Legal Service of Montserrat will be a Public Officer

( 74 words)

A listed riuQjes

Sheet 6



During the period 13th to 19th April, there wore five cruise liner

calls at Grenada. These were the "Rofoollo" (613),

"Cunard Adventurer" (629), "Amerikenis" (473), "Britanis" (643)

and ''Sun Viking" (663). This total of 3221 passengers brings

the total of cruise liner visitors up to 8321 for the period

1st to 19th April.

( 53 words)


Over the two days 14th.15th April, the 5.5. "Geastcrest" loaded

20,966 Boxes of Bananas weighing a total of 633,735 lbs.

Fifty boxes of fruit were rejected. The value of the "Ga stcrost"

shipment was not readily available.

(34 words)


Whun the Trinidad & Tobago Public Service Association attends the

Caribbean Public Service Association Conference to be held in

Granada from 7th to 18th August next, it is likely they will be

accompanied by their own orchestra led by the well known

Normun "Tex'' Williams.

This was revealed in a release e issued today (24th) by the Grenada

Civil service Association. It was also disclosed that delegates

to the Conference are expected from all affiliates in Commonwealth

Caribbean countries, and that there may be observers from Surinam

and from the International Labour Organisation.

(91 words)

Alister HuJ]hos

Sheet 7



At a meeting called today (24th) by Prime Minister Gairy and attended

by some 150 representatives from about 90 cricket clubs, Mr Gairy

said the time had come for Grenada to play in the Shell Shield

Cricket Series as an individual unit rather than as a member of

the Combined Islands Team comprising the Windward and the Leeward


The meeting, chaired by Mr Walter St. John, President of the Grenada

Cricket Association, was told by Mr Gairy that islandwidu coaching

would be provided and that promising cricketers would be sent to

Cricket School in England. To finance this venture, Mr Gairy

said, EC$75,000.00 would be raised, of which Government would

provide $30,000.00, he would make a personal donation of 1l,000.00

and the balance was expected to be raised by contributions from

Banks and the Commercial Community.

Price Control

Some reasons why the standard of cricket had fallen in Grenada were

discussed and the Prime Minister promised that more and better kept

playing fields would be provided. He said also that Government

would Uive favourable consideration to removing import duties from

sports goods and to ensuring price control on these items.

Because of doubts raised at the meeting relating to the time factor,

it was decided that Grenada would not seek entry into the 1976 Shell

Shield Series as a separate unit. However, a national teain will

tour all the territories from Guyana to Jamaica some time between

November and January with a view to proving Grenada's ability to

stand on her own in the Shull Shield Series.

Alistor lugyjhes

Sheet B


The Prime Minister said hu would accompany the touringy team, and

if necessary, he was prepared to argue Granada's case before the

West Indies Cricket Board of Control and the Shull Shield


A committee: with Mr Walter St. John as Chairman is to be set up to

pursue this matter. Prime Minister Gairy will be Govoernment's

representative on the Committoo.

Cricket School

In an exclusive interview with NEWSLETTER, ir Gai-y scid that the

first thing was to got conche-s, to establish a Cricket School in

Grunada and, siinultan:.ously, "to send a few of our better boys to

schual in England to study cricket' The Primeo Min('heO thought

some improvomint would have to be made to tho playing fields in

Grunada, and th-'t sports wotld have i bu publj'cisIc more by

appointing sports reporters.

"Wj have tu raise monoy", sail ir Sairy, "because all of this will

necessitate a fair amount of funds. I hava partially committed

the Govurnment for can amount of c 30,OLfO 0O (EC) and I, myself will

make Li contribuL'.ion". The P. i-mo Mini-e 'ar od rei were old

crickuters and othec cricket unthusi asts who wo d! make. 'donations

and he folt sure the Commnercial Com unity would hep.

"I am vary optiiiistic about th{c", c;nclud-d Prxno Minister 6airy,

'and 1 look forward to the day when rcunada will be; plaLying real

good cricket agni-,7s-' --he other ncLtioris and te' Co.mbin~ Ii.lnds"

74 words )

Ali r Huaies
2 Ap .l, .975

Full Text

xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8
REPORT xmlns http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitss xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.fcla.edudlsmddaitssdaitssReport.xsd
INGEST IEID EZOA9SWJ9_3DRRW0 INGEST_TIME 2011-05-10T16:58:41Z PACKAGE AA00000053_00036