Volume 8 Number '11
.For The Week Ending 30th August 1980
.8th !Year o Publication -'- 244th IssuC'
GRENADA TO TRY TO REGAIN NORTH AMERICAN TOURIST TRADE
The Government of 'brenada in'cooperation with the Grenada Hotel
i Association '(GHA) and the Caribbean Tourism Association (CTA) is
Sto mount an "aggressive public relations campaign" in an attempt
to regain 'he North American tourist trade the island has lost.
Mr. 9dyston Hopkin, GHA President, disclosed this to NEWSLETTER
today (30th) and said ihi's move is essential because "there is
little or nothing left Of the trade we enjoyed from the United
SStates and Canada".
"The' North American is misreading Grenada's association with Cubal'
I' mr. H'opkin 'aid.: "We certainly have Cubans in the island assist-
ing -with our' adiculture, fisheries and medical services, and we
are getting maassive 'assistance from them with our international
airport'. However, when the media reports these things, the avei'-
age North American incorrectly visualises Cuban troops and a
military atmosphere and decides to spend his vacation elsewhere".
The GHA President said a promotional tour has been arranged to
give th4 true picture t'o the No'th American public generalJ and
the North American: travel trade specifically. A team leaves here
on'September 20th and seminars have been arranged for Toronto on,
Septeniber 2l t, Chicago on 22an and Los Angeles on 25th.
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Provisionally, cth team'is expected to comprise Dr. John Watts,
Chairman of the.Grenada Tourist Board, Mrs. Angela Bishop, Depu-
ty Secretary for Tourism, Mr. Royston Hopkin,:President of the
Grenada Hotel Association and MrS Gillian Thompson, Executive Dir-
dct6r '6f the' Grenada' Aeiote 1Association.
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Mr. Hopkin said that, i. nCtobe. prpnada 1 itF n9,the o por-
tun4iy for romotip p Nopa i4mexa whyl ,, TP; chs s, wr -st
ever travel trade show under the name of The Fall Caribbean
travel tade "Exposiion he Caribbean, a World of its own".
"In the past", Mr. Hqpkin said, "the Caribbean has bee. one o h .the
participants .iq travel trade shows, p.t ,,on by ,othe people, but.we
feel now thj.t the aribbean is important enoughh asi an area.o..at -
tract to our show alil the people who are interested in this region..
The GHA President said Grenada will take a booth in the CTA Travel
Trade Exposition which show, he said, will concentrate on cities
on the north eastern seaboard of North America.
Mr. Hopkin said a continuing problem for the Grenada Tourist Trade
is the lack of adequate airline seats on Liat. During August, he.
said, it was "difficult if not impossible" to get out or ;,to Gre-
nada from Trinidad or. Barbados and he believed thp island lost
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thousands of dollars from potential visitors who were unable to
ge ti oe;th islid .:- He hoped the air line Would? make proper, pro-
Vi'siodn f'or the' coming'Winter Season. '
Commenting on the cruise liner tourist trade to qGrenada Mr.. Hop-
kin noted that, for the first six months of 1980, a record num-
ber of ships and, passengers visited the island,. "In spite of
misconceptions about Grenada", he said, "the North American
traveller has no objections to visiting the island in the course
of his Caribbean cruise and our scenic beauty, friendliness
and easily accessible, beautiful beaches are drawing more and
more people every year". "
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Concerning the coming Winter Season, Mr. Hopkin said the number of.
visitors from Europe, particularly West Germany and the United King
-dom, will be much greater this year than last. "Our bookings
from that area have increased very satisfactorily", he said,"but
the flow is-still not enough to offset the.loss from North America.
This is why the promotion to be taken on by Government, GHA and .
CTA is so important, and I am confident that it will be successful".
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I NO CUBAN VISAS: TRIP POSTPONED
In the last issue of NEWSLETTER (Volume 8 j
SNumber 10 for the week ending 16th August)
Sit was advised that the Editors had ac-
] cepted an invitation to ppend two weeks in [
SCuba as part of a Christian Church Group. ]
SDeparture for Cuba was scheduled for Friday j
SAugust 22nd, but did not take place because
[' visas were not obtained.
1] To date, these visas have not been obtained
Sand the Editors have been advised that the
1f visit to Cuba has been postponed.
IyEL ATTACKS PASSPORT LAW
The Peoples Revolutionary Government (PRG) hasbranded former Act-
ing Attorney General Lloyd Noel an "opportunist", and said he con-
tinually displayed personal and party indiscipline. The PRG says
also that Mr. Noel has been guilty of "serious lapses bordering on
These charges are part: of an official statement issued by the 'RG
on August 29th in reply to criticisms made on August 27th- by' Mr.
Noel of People's Law No. 40 enacted by'th'PFRG' on August 5th, 'and
published in' the Government Gazette of August 8th.con
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This Law, Passport Law 1980, states, among other things, that
"Grenadian passports remain the property of the Government of
Grenada and may be withdrawn at any time by the Minister ... "
It states also that "the validity of any Grenadian passport may
be restricted to any named country or countries as the Minister
thinks fit" ..
Mr. Noel, 46, who since the revolution has held the post of Acting
Attorney General and Minister of Legal._ffairs, resigned from
the PRG on June 9th last because of unspecified "differences of
opinion". I have discussed the matter with Prime Minister
Bishop" he told NEWSLETTER at the time, "rand my resignation is
by mutual agreement".
Speaking to NEWSLETTER on August 27th, the former Acting Attor-
ney General galled the Passport Law "repugnant, offensive and
oppressive". According to him, there was no law governing the
issue of Grenadian passports before the Passport Law Was passed
by the PRG. "Application for and grants of passports were'made
under what is known as Royal Prerogative", he said, that Is,
at the discretion of the Crown, in our case the PRG and former
The former Acting Attorney General objected to the provisions of
the Passport Law which state that Grenadian passports now regain
the property of the PRG and may be withdrawn by the Minister at
any time, and that the Minister may restrict the use of the pass-
port to certain countries as he thinks fit;. These provisions
he said, make fundamental'changes in the "unwritten rules and
regulations" governing the issue of passports formerly.
Concerning the provision relative to the passport remaining the
property of the Government and being subject to withdrawal by
the Minister at any time, Mr. Noel cited the English Common Law
case of Ghani vs Jones in 1970. In that case, he said, the
Polite seized the passports of three people who.they felt might
help in: their inquiries into a ordIer case, but the Courts or-
'dered the immediate return;of :the passports.
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Mr. Noel said the Courts ruled that passports belong to the Govern-
ment but that the Plaintiffs, as possessors of those passports, nave
a right to them. The Courts said also that a man's liberty of
movement is not to be hindered or prevented except on the surest
of grounds, and it must not be taken away on suspicion which is not
grave enough to'warrant his arrest.
"These statements are equally applicable to our State and citizens",
Mr. Noel said,-"and the principles they lay down should be guarded
jealously by all concerned, from the PRG down to the humblest mem-
ber of our society".
In connection with the power given the Minister to restrict the use
of a Grenadian passport to certain countries, the former Acting
Attorney General said he found this provision of the law "offensive
and oppressive". "It is against every facet of freedom of the in-
dividual in any civilised society that any minister of any Govern-
ment should have the power by law to restrict the movement of its
citizens to only those countries of which he or his Government
approves", he said.
Mr. Noel said that, viewed from the background that members of the
PRG are free to travel to any and every country as often as they
please without let or hindrance, and remembering the rumour in 1979
that the PRG would be stopping people over 19 from leaving the is-
land, "Passport Law 1980 takes on very sinister proportions".
"As trustees and Executors of the Sovereign powers and rights of
the people, with powers to issue such Laws, Orders, Rules and Regu-
lations for the restoration and preservation of Peace, Order and
Good Government of Grenada", Mr. Noel said, the PRG, by the pro-
mulgation of Peoples Law No. 40 of 1980, the Passport Law, is in
breach of that Trust and should, after serious and meaningful,re-
consideratio*, remedy that breach".
The former Attorney General told NEWSLETTER that, under date of
August 26th, he had sent a letter to the Editor of the Government
owned "Free West Indian" expressing these views and he hoped his
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comments would provoke discussion on this very important topic
of Grenadians' freedom both inside and outside Grenada". He
thought that to hide behind real or imaginary fears would be to
give away one's rights or lose them by default".
"If Grenadians should ignore these inroads into our democratic
rights and freedoms, or sit by the wayside and pretend otherwise",
he said, then I predict that 'too late shall be our cry'".
In Government's published reply, it expressed surprise that Mr.
Noel, "who is a practising lawyer should appear to be unaware
that, in all independent countries of the world, passports are
and always have been the property of the Government and may be
withdrawn at any time by the Government or its use restricted to
The PRG statement says that, because the passport can be with-
drawn or its use restricted does not mean the Minister respons-
ible can act in an arbitrary and irresponsible manner. "The
Minister must act in accordance with established principles", the
statement says" and, where there is A' lawful reason for so act-
ing. If it is considered that the Minister acted in an unlawful
manner, it is then open to the party to seek a declaration from
the Court as to his or her legal rights".
"What Mr. Noel has done", the statement says, "was to suggest the
PRG had deviouslyconcocted a sinister plan which was aimed at
reducing the rights of citizens, but the PRG believes those pro-
visions have always been part of English Common Law which forms
the basis of all laws of Commonwealth Countries".
The statement said that, since Mr. Noel's association with the
Vew Jewel Movement in 1973, "he has proved himself to be a high.-
ly opportunistic person and has continually displayed personal
and party indiscipline and has even been guilty of jrious lap-
ses bordering on corruption". These facts were exposed within
the Party during 1976, the statement says, and Mr. Noel "quietly
withdrew much to the relief of the Party".
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The statement says that, at the time of the revolution, the deci-
sion was taken "to give Mr. Noel another chance to prove himself
and to serve his country, and he was appointed to the PRG". How-
ever", tie statement says, "notwithstanding the serious objections,
Mr. Noel insisted on keeping his private practice open while acting
as the country's Attorney General".
In addition, the statement says, Mr. Noel constantly refused to at-
tend meetings and actively discouraged people from purchasing In-
ternational Airport Bonds, the single most important project of
the PRG". "These facts and other factors were taken into ac-
count", the statement says, "and the PRG then asked for his resign-
ation in June last".
The statement said that, with "this kind of history", it did not
surprise the PRG'that Mr. Noel opportunisticallyy launched this at-
tack", but what was less easy to understand was the prominence giv-
en Mr. Noel's statement, by the regional media. "Any professional
journalist who took pride in his work should at least look into his
own passport before rushing into print", the statement concluded.
The "Free West Indian" has not published Mr. Noel's letter but, in
a front page newsstory/editorial of August 30th under the caption
"Passport Tempest In a Teapot", attacks Mr. Noel as "a disgruntled
former Acting Attorney General with a history of,opportunism".
Referring to Mr. Noel's criticisms of Passport Law 1980 as "con-
fused and dubious logic", the paper said his attack on the Law was
"local reaction" which had "tried again to discredit the Grenada
Revolution but failed embarrassingly".
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GES DENIES SECOND-HAND PARTS CHARGE
Rodney George, Manager of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GES)
has deniedTthat his Company is repairing its generating equipment
"ith secondhand spares obtained from other islands.
The denial came at a press conference called by Mr. George on Aug-
ust 27th in the wake of attacks on the Company which have appeared
in the Government owned "Free West Indian" newspaper in its issues
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of 16th and 23rd August.
Acco Sing to the newspaper, ."workers and householders are threat-
ening to picket the Company" if recent power outage! continue.
"They feel the Company has done little to replace parts for
these machines" the paper said, and in some cases, instead of
new parts, old parts are taken from countries close to Grenada".
"That report is totally false", Mr. George said, and is no-
where near the truth".
The Manag&r pointed out that GES is jointly owned by the Gov-
ernment of Grenada and the Commonwealth Development Corporation
(CDC), the 'latter having a similar ownership arrangement with
the other Windward Island Governments with respect to fheir el-
ectric utilities. Mr. George said the other Windward Islands
use, to a large extent, the same make of diesel generating equip.
-ment as is used in Grenada,. and so stock similar spares.
"Consequently, on occasions when we may not have an item in stock,
'it can be obtained easily frdm one of the neighboring Companies",
he said, and there is no question of old or second-hand parts
Mr. George referred also to the attack in the "Free West Indian"
on the'Company's application to Government for a 4.5 cent per
unit average tariff increase. According to the newspaper, this
increase "is viewed with shock and angeri- and it reported one
Government official as saying that there is constant conflict
between the objectives'of the Company' and the interests of the
The paper reported that this off icITl.said also that thg.~law gov-
erning fuel surcharges is defined in such a way that the cost
of fuel GES used is passed entirely on to consumers, and so the
Company has no incentive to improve its efficiency beha'use the
public pays its entire fuel bill.
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The Manager denied that the entire cost of the Company's fuel' bill
is passed on to consumers. He said that, sinc-e 1973, GES has been
allowed to pass on'to consumers the additional cost of fuel above
what was paid at that time. This arrangement, he said, was to
overcome the problem of having the Company go to Government for a
new tariff rate which was necessary almost every week" with the
rapidly rising cost of fuel after the fuel crisis in 1973.
Mr. George also denied that the Company's efficiency is low. ""The
optimum from a diesel generator is between 15 and i6 Kilowatt hours
(units) for every gallon of fuel burned", he said, and we are
getting 14.77 from our generators which are not new machines".
There are three reasons, why-Lhe'Company needs a revision of Tariff
rates at this time, the Manager said, the first being that every
item of goods and services has increased sharply in price and the
wage bill has also since the last tariff revision in August 1978.
Secondly, major equipment overhauls estimated at EC$826,000 are re-
quired and thirdly,.,a new generator must be installed in 1981.
In connection with the last mentioned, Mr. George said GES hopes to
raise a loan of EC$5 million from the' Caribbean Development Bank
and, on the present tariff, the Company could not service this loan.
Questioned about the Company's profits, Mr. George disclosed that
GES made EC$297,579 after tax in 1979 and shareholders were paid a
dividend of 8.5% on their shareholding. The division of share-
holding between CDC and the Government of Grenada is respectively
59.3% and 40.7%. He disclosed also that Government's debt to the
Company stands at about EC$1 million.
Referring to the recent power outages, the minlager said these had/
caused by the failure of the sea-water pump used in the power sta-
tioncoolig system. "High tides associated with hurricane 'Allen"
did serious damage to the pump", he said, and coupled with this
we had mechanical problems which forced us into load-shedding".
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Referring to the publications concerning. GES which appeared re-
cently in the "Free West Indian", Mr. George said he is "deeply
disturbed" that his Company, which now has an entirely local
management staff, has been so much under attack. "When I think
we should be getting some sort of support", he said, "it appears
that everyone is poking at the Company".
The Manager said the "Free West Indian" has made the unfounded
charge that GES is operated on the basis of "profits above ser-
Vice to the people", and he thought this unfair to the staff
which is extending itself to ensure that the public does get
( 806 words )
SCIENCE CONFERENCE IN GRENADA
The first ever Grenada conference on science and technology.was
held at the Grand Anse Convention Centre on August 29th and 30th.
The Conference, which placed emphasis on planned acceleration of
scientific and technological development for improving production
was opened by Minister of Planning, Bernard Coard.
"This Conference brought together everyone in the fields of natur-
al science, medicine, industry, agricultural science and social
science to collectively map out and chart and plan for the deve-
lopment of science and technology in our country", Mr. Coard told
NEWSLETTER, and I think this is critical if we are to move for-
ward and develop our country materially".
The Minister said it is significant that a number of highly quali
-fied Grenadians in the field of science had returned from a-
broad at their own expense to take part in the conference.
Areas of discussion included microbiology and safeguards in food
processing, harnessing of wind energy, biogas technology and
marine pollution. There were also discussions: on indigenous tech-
nology and science at the.popular level.
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EX DICTATOR VISITS GRENADA
Ex Venezuelan dictator, Marcos Perez Jiminez, 66, paid a brief
visit to Grenada recently.
Jiminez, now in exile in Spain, was a passenger on the Italian
tourist liner "Eugenio C" which called at Grenada for a one day
stay on August 19th. He boarded the boat at Barcelona on August
llth for its Caribbean cruise but, when the ship sailed from Gre-
nada, Jiminez was not on board.';.
After Grenada, the next port. of call for "Eugenio C" was La Guira,
Venezuela, and it is believed Jiminez wished to avoid going there.
Jiminez, then a Major in the Venezuelan Army, executed a success-
ful coup in 1948 and ruled as a dictator until 1958 when he was
overthrown. Fleeing to the United States, reportedly taking with
him US$200 million, he was extradited in 1963 and, having been
found guilty of embezzling Government funds, served 5 years in jail.
In exile since 1968, he was elected to the Venezuelan Senate in
1969 in absentia but the election was annulled, the Courts ruling
that he was not a registered voter. His last known visit to Carac-
as was in 1972 when he announced his intention to contest the forth
-coming elections. This generated protest riots in Caracas
against him and, he returned to Madrid.
The ex dictator travelled on "Eugenio C" under the name of "Marcos
Perez" but gave his full name to immigration officials here when
he showed his French passport issued to him in Paris in November
1978. Also landing with Jiminez was Fernando Asensio Novoa, 49,
who gave his nationality as Spanish and told Immigration Officials
he is Jiminez' son-in-law.
Perez gave his permanent address to officials as "Po. Conde
Gielenes 84, La Moraleja, Madrid, Spain", and Asensio gave his as
"C.,Trevino No. 2, Madrid, Spain".
Five other persons with the surname "Jiminez" travelled on the
"Lugenio C", two of them carrying the first name "fEinlio". One is
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age 54 and the other 13. The other three are "Oly Beatrix",16,
"Sandra", 11, and Pablo, 63. In addition to Fernando Asensio
Novoa, there was on board a nine year old, "Fernando Asensio",
whose nationality is Spanish.
Immigration officials here confirm that, after disembarking from
"Eugenio C" on August 19th, Jiminez and Asensio flew out to Tri-
nidad on the same day.
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Guyanese born Mr. Desmond Christian, Director of Public Prosecu-
tions, resigned with effect from August 31st. Mr. Christian,who
took up his post in May 1979 under contract for two years left the
island on August 18th.
This is the second appointment Mr. Christian has had with the Gov-
ernment of Grenada. In 1975, he held the post of Attorney Gener-
al and Director of Public Prosecutions but was deported by the
Government of Prime Minister Eric Gairy over a dispute as to whe-
ther fugitive from United States justice,. Eugene Zeek (alias John
Clancy) should be prosecuted,.
Mr. Christian has taken up a teaching appointment with the Univer-
sity of the West Indies Hugh Wooding Law School at St. Augustine,
( 119 words )
RETAIL PRICE INDEX UP
The interim Retail Price Index published by Government's Central
Statistical Office shows an increase in August of 41.7% over the
base established in January 1979. The increase in August over
the previous month was 5.6%. The August figure represents,says
the report, a general price rise of 4.11% since July and 17.79%9
since January 1980.
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According to the Statistical Office, the main'reason for the overall
price rise in July was increases in electricity, sugar, margarine,
tomatoes, cabbage, carrots and chairs. These price rises, the re-
port says, were only partially offset by falls in cooking oils,
ladies leather shoes and matches.
Other items which showed price increases were men's shoes, "555"
cigarettes, "Eno's" Fruit Salts, "Heinekin" Beer, "Dettol" disin-
fectant, "Limacol" lotion, oranges, bananas and pineapple juice.
Details of the interim Retail Price List published by the Statisti-
cal Office on August 29th are as follows:-
Alcohol & Tobacco
Clothirj & Footwear
Fuel & Light
Furniture & Appliances
January 1979 = 100
EASI CARIBBEAN CURRENCY AUTHORITY
The sum of EC$106.9 million was in circulation at the end of May,
according to the statement of Assets and Liabilities of the East
Caribbean Currency Authority (ECCA). Of this, just over EC$98.9
million was in notes and just `over EC$7.9 million was in coin.
At the end of December 1979, ECCA's internal assets of "Participa-
ting Governments' Securities including Treasury Bills" stood at
EC$33.5 million. By 29th February, this figure rose to EC$35.4
million and there was a further rise by EC$10.9 million to BC$46.3
million at May.31st.
The following is:the ECCA Statement of Asse'ts & Liabilities'at May
Notes in Circulation
Coin in circulation
7 ,273 ,955
Fixed Deposits & Money at
Treasury Bills" 46,301,471
Other Assets 832,936:
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CRUISE LINER CALLS
The last statistics given for cruise liner calls were in NEWS-
LETTER for the week ending May 5th 1980 and covered calls up to
the week ending April 25th 1980.
The following additional statistics are now available:-
"Car la C"
June 17th "Cunard Countess"
18th I'Car i C"'
2nd "Carla C"
9th "Carla C"
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"Cr la C"
"Car. la C"
"Euger i C"
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Passengers Week Ending
276 M, 2.8.80.
APPOINTMENT OF MINISTER
Mrs. Phyllis Coard has been appointed Secretary for Woman's Af-
fairs in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Social Affairs
(Culture & Women's Affairs, Community Development, Cooperatives
and Sport). The appointment, dated August 27th, was gazetted on
Mrs. Coard, wife of Minister of Finance & Trade, Bernard Coard,
was formerly Deputy Secretary in the Department of Information
& Culture in the Prime Minister's Ministry,
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SECURITY FORCES INTERCEPT AMMUNITION IN MAIL
The Government Information Services report that the Security
Forces intercepted a package in the mail containing 12-guage shot-
gun cartridges, a sum of Canadian money and a transistor. The
report said the package was posted in Canada on March 12th and
was addressed to Layne Phillip who is now under arrest charged
along with others,'.with the bomb murder of Lorraine Phillip and
Laurice Humphrey o' June 19th. The customs declaration on the
package said it contained chalk, paper:clips, erasers and other
school accessories. (84 words )
Liat Point To Point passenger Traffic
STT STX SXM
St.Thomas STT 6 117
St.Croix STX 107
St.Maarten SXM 194 142
St.Kitts SKB 209 99 115
Montserrat MNI 21 10 24
Antigua ANU 304 152 375
Guadeloupe "TP 6 4 15
Dominica DOM 54 31 70
Martinique FDF 3 2
St.Lucia SLU 6 26 26
Barbados BGI 6 16 25
St.Vincent SVD 1
1 55 2531
9. 11 2648
SVD GND OOS total
426 St .Croix
1125 St. Kitty'
6. 68 2-- 4234 Antigua
18 21 2051 Guadeloupe
5 10 26 1960 Dominica
7 15 1212 Martinique
7 68 53 30(5 St.Lucia
2194 1550 169 7217 Barbados
153 900 3658 St.Vincent
124 1690 4497 Grenada
Os_ 120 944 1680 2744 Trinidad
804 486 ,876 .1344 1382 4662 -1053 2182 1148 2980 .8724 .3280 -3554. 2876 -35351
Left hand column represents:point of traffic origin; top line represents destination.
Figures at right represent total traffic originating; figures at foot represent total traffic arriving.
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More Secondary School Scholarships
Five hundred and ten of the 1031 students entering secondary
schools this year on the results of the Common Entrance Examination
will be given scholarships by the Peoples Revolutionary Government.
According to a Government Information Services release, these
scholarships are 42% more than those in 1979 and 59% more than
those in 1978. Two hundred and sixty-one more students passed
the Common Entrance Exam in 1980 than in 1979.
( 70 words )
Relations Established With Malawi
Diplomatic relations on a non-residential basis have been estab-
lished with the Republic of Malawi. The agreement was signed in
London by Grenadian High Commissioner Fennis Augustine.
1( 26 words )
ILO Conference In Grenada
An international labour seminar sponsored jointly by the Caribbean
Common Market and the International Labour Organisation will be
held in Grenada from September 7th to 20th.
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NJM NYO Joins Socialist International
The New Jewel Movement National Youth Organisation (NJM NYO) has
become a member of the Youth Section of Socialist International.
The New Jewel Movement is already a member of Socialist Interna-
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Sugar Cane Replanting To Prevent Smut
According to the Government Information Services, the Agricultural
Department has plans to implement a "massive cane replanting pro-
gramme" to combat smut disease which was recently discovered in
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Field Tests on Solar Energy
Grenada has been identified as a Field Testing Site for tests
involving the. use of solar energy in the drying of cocea, leg-
umeps, coffee, nutmegs and fish,. The Government Informati.on Ser-
vices says the exercise will be carried out with assistance from
.the Univ@rsity of the West Indies and the Jamaica. Bureau of, Stand.
ards-winllundertake quality tests on the products.
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Tourism Week For October
Tourism Week, scheduled for October will include a book fair on
tourism literature, a poster- comptition and a slide show on Gre-
nada. There will also be a pictorial display by the Grenada
Hotel Association which will feature an exhibition of 'scurrilous,
articles on Grenada together with complementary letters from
visitors to the country at the time the articles were written.
( 60 words)
James Replaces Buxo on GSC
Mr. A],v James .replaces Miss Palme Buxo, a member of the Peoples
Revolutionary Government, as Chairman of Grenada Resorts Corpora-
tion, the organisation which manages Government's hotels and other
tourism plant. Mr. James is Financial Consultant in the Ministry
:f Finance. Miss Buxo has been absent from the island for some
months and it is reported that she is receiving medical treatment
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Inservice Training Unit Holds Second Workshop
Grenada Inservice Training Unit assisted by the Caribbean Centre
for Administration & Development (CARICAD) held a top-management
workshop on August 22nd. The workshop was attended by senior
officials of the Grenada Government and had as its theme "Modern
Management Techniques for Top Managers in the Public Service".
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THE GRENADA NEWSLETTER
School Leaving Results
One hundred and seventy-two primary and junior secondary school
students have passed the 1980 School Leaving Examination. This
number represents 21% of the 821 students who sat the examination
in May. Requirements for a pass were not less than 40% in English
and Mathematics, not less than 34% in each of three optional sub-
jects and an aggregate of not less than 40% of the total marks.
In 1979, only66 students passed the exam from a total of 874.
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