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Volume 15 Saturday 7th February 1987 Number 2

Crime Prevention Fund Launched.
S Private Sectqr Concerned Over Increase In Violence
The Private Sector in Grenada has established a Crime Prevention Fund to
combat the increasing incidence of serious crime in the island.
ilnan interview with NEWSLETTER on February th, Mr Andre Cherman, President of the Grenada Hotel
Association (GHRA) said his organisation, the Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce and the Grenada
Employers Federation met on Tuesday 3rd to discuss the situation.
"The meeting was called on the initiative of the Chamber because of ourmutual concern over the number of
Crimes in the country", Mr Cherman said, "and there were a number of suggestions, but the one that was
"accepted by everybody was the proposal that we should set up a Crime Prevention Fund".
)Organisations and concerned citizens will be invited IIN THIS ISSUE
o contribute to this Fund, the GHA president said, HIS
and this money will be used to assist the Police in Crime Prevention Fund -
the form of reward money offered for information n- to
'relative to specific crimes 'the purchase of additional Launced .......................... 1
equipment or in whatever way is found most Blaize Warns--................... .. 2
tefecrive. Residents Band To Fight
Crimn e _--------------_ _--_ _-,,. 3
iMr Cherman said that, at the meeting, there had C me --- ----
,een suggestions that the Police are unable to cope Court's Legality
with the present situation and citizens should arm Challenged Again............... 3
themselves for protection, but this proposal was P.M.Tells Workers To
firmly ruled out as being of a vigilane" nature Pres re U io
which could bring only anarchy. Pressure Unions................. 5
which could bring only anarchy.
Churches Nev Judge Will Hear
i"It was agreed that the best thing to do would be to Ramsay Contempt Case....... 6
assist the Police", he said, "and after canvassing the Nev York Approves
opinions of the Churches Service Clubs like Rowarv cl ShOOl 7
land other organizations in the Community, we will Medical Sh l.................. 7
seek an interview with the Prime Minister at which Americans Caught Fishing-....... 8
iwe hope both the. Commissioner of Police and the "Black" Churches Mistaken..... 9
Minister of Legal Affairs will be present" RIamsay Says Cant See Clients... 9
hhe Minister of Legal Affairs is important in this Gairy Says Grenada Going
matter, the GHA President said, because it appears Backard....................... 10
that the Judiciary is not functioning property and Roya Nav Trains RSS Units... 11
hi is having an effect on the iruation OAS Director Gives Message... 11
At the present time there is only one Judge in the First USA ID Schol Holder.
country and Mr Cherman said that. with the backlog Returns............... ......- 1
jof cases piling up in the Courts, people witi Nevs Shorts .......12
!criminal intent may have the feeling that any case __ ... .. ._
brought against them will never come to trial. cancellations" he said.
he HA President said that, in the short term, the Mr Cherman said there is need to send a strong
ie abhlishmen of the Crnie Prevention Fund may signal to the criminal elementl in the country that
iave negative effects on Tourism in thatitwill focus there is a drive on to curb the undesirable trend, and
attention on the undesirable crime rate but he felt he feels that establishment of the Crime Prevention
chat, if the situation is not boldly faced now the Fund and the considerable' sums which have
long term effects will be disastrous Fund and the iderable sums whch have
uong term ettects w be already been subscribed to it, is the strongest signal
that Grenadians are serious about it.
it is too early yet, he said, to say whether publicity
'elative to the crimes has had an effect on hotel This thought was echoed by Commissioner of
bookings. but the occupancy rate for January was Police Russel Toppin heon Febrar t in
. a a o b iPolice Russel ToLem when~on February 5th in an
ood at 60% and the foreast for February is vety interview with NEi SLETER, he emphasised that
crime prevention is everybody's business,
"We shall just have to wait and see whether we have PAG 4

Page 2 Saturday 7th February 1987 The Grenada Nevsletter

Blaize Warns
Not All Grenadians Moving In Same Direction
:Prime Minister Herbert Blaize has warned Grenadians that there are people who wish to take the country
back into a rule similar to that which the island had between the revolution of 1979 and the military
antervenfion of 1983.
iThe warning came in the course of the Prime Minister's address to a public gathering at Queens Park on
Saturday February 7th as Grenada celebrated its 13th anniversary of independence

"I wonder if you realise", he said. that, while we are trying to move forward, there are those who are
committed to return to the situation of 1979 to 1983. Not because we are all Grenadians. we are all
moving in the same direction I want you to know that alongside of you could be sitting those who want
no make sure you go back to where you came from in 1983."
These people, he said, make capital of and exploit any dissention in the ranks of Government.
Those who want to upset the Government, he said. must feel satisfied when there is dissention in the
governing party, but, as in a marriage, there must be dissention sometimes.
However, he admonished his listeners to be careful that any dissatisfactions they may have with
Government are not exploited.

"Be careful about the people around you who seem to agree with you when you are dissatisfied with some
things he said, "because they are going to use that to build up lteir ammunition against the whole

In an obvious reference to Sir Eric Gairy under
whose administration Grenada became independent
i1974, Mr Blaize said those who are predicting
tat the Government will fall within the next three
-months "forget they did not tell us the secret of the
money making machine which they said they were
going to get when we had independence 13 years

We do not have that money making machine", he
,said. "We do not know if one exists, like the UFOs,
we are not sure about that"
The Prime Minister was critical too of some
Grenadians who call for "participatory democracy"
such as existed under the Peoples Revolutionary
Government of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.
"In those days", Mr Blaize said, "they used to have
what they called a 'budget session', and it was one
of the most hypocritical, deceptive things that was
ever found in the name of democracy"

People were brought together and there was a great
dealof talking which made thepeop e think they had
a chance to influence the national budget he said,
iat details of that budget had all been settled in
SNo matter what you said, it made no difference
whatever', the Prime Minister said. "so they just
used you as pawns to proclaim that they were
democratic c and alot of people believed to the extent
ihat some of them are coming to this Government
and saying there must now be that kind of
par cipator- government'
iMr Blaize said the "mock in that type of "de-moc-
racvy is obvious. His Government, he said, is
icomanmied to provide the means whereby people in
every village will have an imput. not only in their
'village al'airs. but "to send the word on so that it
reaches Cabinet which is constitutionally required to
make the decision on behalf of the people"
ID~uing the course of 1987. he said. Local

Government will be restored on such a wide base
that every village will have a chance to have their
elected Council which will decide their affairs.
"The Central Government will be responsive to the
requirements and needs of each village", the Prime
Minister said, "and that is what we call
'participatory democracy' because it means dealing
with the affairs of the people from the grassroots
right up"
Referring to the fact that on the 13th anniversary of
independence, Grenada has become a "teenager".
Mr Blaize said the country has never been found
backward in coming forward to be first in many

"In the 13 years of our existence", he said, "short as
that period is in the world of living reality, this
country has experienced a more varied and
horrendous 13 years than many countries with
centuries of existence.
Mr Blaize said the first 5 of those 13 years. (when
Grenada was under the administration of thel
government of Sir Eric Gairy) caused the rising of
the next four and a half years (when the Peoples
Revolutionary Government was m power).
This, the Prime Minster said. was a swing from the
"right of oppression" to the "left of repression".
and, over the last two and a half years, the country
has come back to the "middle trying to find its
This is not an easy task. he said, and it is not easy to
tell people to move forward together because they
have been so battered from right to left 'that some
will not recognise where together is".
"We have taken a new turn". Mr B laze said. "and,
by the grace of God since the elections of
December 1984, we have been given a mandate by
the people of Grenada to lead th em in the right path,
trusting always in the guidance of the

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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 7th February 1987 Page 3

I KCS uenC DIano
lHousebolders in the residential area of Lance aux
pines on Grenada's south coast have banded
together in an effort to fight crime.
The move comes in the wake of two recent rapes
,and a daylight knife attack in the area and, at a
meeting of householders on February 6th held on
the initiative of Commissioner of Police Russel
[Toppin, a "Lance aux Epines Area Watch" (LAW)
,was established.
I.LAW is a nine-man committee under the
]Chairnmaishup of a householder and with a,
representative of the Police as'Vice-Chairman.
"I want you to feel this is your Committee", Mr
IToppin told the meeting '"We would expect you to
Iell us what you want, what you think we should
ldo, how you think we should do itand we iwil1 be
willing to accede to that request'.
) he Commissioner said he did not want anyone to
believe they had to become a vigilane. That is a
dangerous thing, he said, and his hope is that
residents of the area will work with the Police.
IMr Toppin said that, recently, he has had a flood of
S-applicatins for licenses to own firearms, but he
warned that a firearm can be a "two-edged
If you are not very proficient in the 4se of a

'Court's Legality

Ch alleged Again

Th. Defence in the Maurice Bishop Murder Trial has
ailed a Motion in the High Court asking for an
Order that "al! matters, suits and/or appeals pending
in relation to the Applicants be staved until the
.restoration of the Constittional Court System as
(undertaken by Government"
The Motion was filed on January 30th by Mrs
Jlacqueline Samuels-Brown one of the Jamaican
barristers associated with barrister Mr Ian Ramsay
n the defence of the 17 convicted persons, and
it, once more, raises the matter of the
constttitonality and legality of the Grenada
Supreme Court. (GSC).
According to he Grenada Constitution the Supreme
:Court of the country is the Supreme Court of the
East Caribbean (SCEC) which Court the island
hared with the other XWindward and Leeward

However, after the revolution of 1979, the Peoples
Revolutionary Government (PRG) suspended the
Constitution and established the Grenada Supreme
When the Constitutrion was restored. after the
!military intervention of October 1983, the section
dealing vwih the Courtss as not activated and the
PRG's Grenada Supreme Court still remains
_active today.

To Fight Crime
firearm", he said, "it can become

a danger t

Possession of a firearm may make a person 'oo
brave", he said, and this may induce them to entur
into situations where they are unnecessarily
exposed to danger. There is the risk too,
said, that wheh criminals know householders are
armed, theytoo arm themselves and wonthesitate t
shoot on sight.
The Commissioner said another danger o
inexperienced use of firearms is carelessnessi whi
allows children access-to guns with resulting
Before he came to the meeting, Mr Toppin said, he
was advised that'an office with telephone is bein
made available to LAW, and this will be used as
command centre'.
"We have also been told some of you have vehicle
which you would like to loan the Police in th
evenings so we can patrol areas where you live",
he told the meeting, "We have a problem of not
having sufficient mobility which is necessary t
solve crime .
The Commissioner disclosed statistics on crime it
Grenada which chow an increase in 1986 ovet
1985. He sai% t higher percentage of crimes ha.
been solved in 1986 than in 1985 and told ti.
meeting that, with reference to the rapes and knife
attack which had taken place in Lance aux Epines,
arrests have been made.
The committee is now to meet to work out details
its operation, and Commissioner Toppin said LAW
should be regarded as a "pilot scheme"
"This is the first time we are trying this", he said.
Based on how we are able to organise, we will g
to other areas and do the same t(ing, and we wi
probably end up with several neighbourhood watcl
committees in Grenada" (512)

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Page 4 Saturday 7th February 1987 The Grenada Newsletter

Crime Prevention (FromrPa
"The establishment of a Crime Prevention Fund by
the Grenadian Private Sector is one of the most far-
Isighted moves by any organisation in the
ICaribbean", he said, "and this is a clear indication
!that these organizations are willing to put their
money where their mouth is"
The Commissioner said that, in 1986, there had
been a 29% increase in serious crime over the 1985
figure, minor crimes had increased by 92% but,
while the Police solved 57% of the 1985 crimes, the
success figure had climbed to 63% in 1986.
"But it is a fact" he said, "that over the last two or
three months, "there has been an increase in the
incidence of more serious crime".
Police raids have found, he said, more evidence of
the use of marijuana and cocaine in considerable
quantities, but what had been particularly worrying
is that Police raids have unearthed "a fairly large
quantity" of "crack", cocaine which has been
specially heat treated.
"Crack'", the Commissioner said, tends to set off
violent behaviour in persons who are innately
violent, and, if there are other latent undesirable
tendencies, this drug is likely to bring them to the
"We are in a situation where our vigilance will have
to be increased', he said, "World wide, there has
been an increase in crime because of the use of
drags and Grenada cannot isolate itself from this
fact. What should be the general concern, and
what is the concern of the Police, is that the illegal
use of drugs must be eradicated in the community
because, as long as drugs are freely used, we are
likely to have more crimes"
Recently, Commissioner Toppin was criticised in
the Press for his statement last December that while
there had been an increase in crime, there was no
need for alarm.
The Commissioner said that, he had had no
intention of suggestig that Grenadians should be
complacent over situation which must be of
concern to them, but it was his duty to point out to
the community that there is no cause to be unduly
alarmed or to panic.
" We have arranged the disposition of the Police to
deal with the situation", he said. I shall be having
meetings with sections of the community to discuss
how private individuals can assist us and I look
forward to working with the Private Sector which
jhas shown such great public spiritedness in the
!establishment of the Crime Prevention Fund'
!Setting up the the Fund has been welcomed also by
lActing Chief Justice Mr James Patterson.

'"I applaud the efforts of the Private Sectorin giving
'of theirresources. both material and intellectual, in
combating the forces of lawlessness in this once
tranquil and pleasant Isle of Spice", he said in an
'interview with NEWSLETTER on February 5th.
Itisthe responsibility of all the citizens of this State
to ensure its safety

The Acting Chief Justice said that, as he

understands it,.God Almighty is the Divine Author
of human government andthat, therefore, it follows
that, if one rightly understands the origin of human
government, then, the conclusion has to be reached
that lawless anarchy is not only rebellion against
human authority but actual blasphemy against the
Divine Creator Himself (1140).


fences A t e
Offences Ataia The Person

Attempted Murder
Rape & Similar Offences
Crme Not Enumerated
Totals Part 1

4 4
6 8
2 2
562 891
324 692
34 54
91 130
(1023) (1781

Offences AgainstProperty

House Breaking
Larceny (OverS596)
Larceny (Under $96)
Praedial Larceny
Forgery, Embezzlement Etc
Indictable **
Forgery, Embezzlement Etc
Summary ***
Malicious Damage Excluding
Arson Indictable **
Malicious Damage Excluding
Arson Summary ***
Crime Not Enumerated
Totals Part 2 (1
Tried before a jury in the
** Tried before a Magistrate
Pant 3
Minor Offences
Non-Payment of Taxes
& Licences
Minor Contraventions Not
Already Enumerated
Totals Part 3 (1

Road Traffic Offences
Road Accidents

Total Part 4 (3

Grand Total (34
i No deaths
#Six Deaths

17 28
536 550
231 458
209 383
59 82
46 56
3 2
45 26



1191 3059
191) (3067)


163* 272#

64) (673)

903) (7479)

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The Grenada Newslettr Saturday 7th FPeruary 1987 Pages

-P-M. Tells Workers To Pressure Uiibos

Long-Negotiations "Unfair To Peoplde"

P rime Minister Herbert Blaize has appealed to Government employees to put pressure on their union
representatives to come to a settlement with Government.
The appeal came on Jinuary 30th in Mr Blaize's weekly broadcast and refers to protracted negotiations
lover a new Industrial Agreement.
"I trge the workers to get behind their union representatives and let us settle this thing", he said, 'because
the longer it goes, the more distracted people will and it is unfair to people to have that sort of condition
Three tradeunions, the Public Workers Union, the Grenada Union of Teachers and the Technical &
Allied Workers Union, represent Government employees.
The last Agreement with Government expired on 31st December 1983 and the Interim Government which
was in office after the military intervention of October 1983 and before the election of Mr Blaize's New
National Government, gave an interim increase of 12 1'2%.
Early in 1985, the Unions made demands on Qovernment for a new Agreement but, to date.the
details have not been agreed upon.

Court's Legality
From Page 3

Led by Mr Ramsay, the Defence in the Maurice
ishop Murder Trial tried several times to have the
,SC declared illegal but the Appeal Court ruled
at, under 'the doctrine of necessity", in order to
void chaos, GSC had to be declared "legal" even
oughh it was unconstitutional. And the Appeal
Court expressed the hope thar the Government
would return the legal system to constitutionality as
soon as possible.
he Motion filed on January 30th claims that "the
riod of necessity on which temporary validity of
e present Supreme Court is based, has expired",
md asks for a Court Order to that effect.
under pressure from the Appeal Court, Government
applied, on July 21st last year, to have Grenada
rejoin ECSC on January Ist 1987 and the Motion
points out that this date has passed and the Grenada
supreme Court still exists.
The doctrine of necessity is now manifestly and
allyartificial in these circumstances", the Motion
gues, "and it is submitted that, on a proper
-onstruction, the conditions rendering such doctrine
applicable, on the most generous view, have
bf the 17 persons on whose behalf the Motion is
~!ed, 14. including former Deputy Prime Minister
lernard Coard and his wife Phyllis. have been
sentenced to hang, and the three others face long
prison sentences.
Under the provisions of the Grenada Supreme
court, convicted persons have no appeal to the
rivy Counsel in London. Such an appeal is
available from ECSC and, if Grenada returns to that
Court before the sentences are executed, the
evicted persons will be able to take their case
here. (454) ,
-^_ ..... ,, ....

Mr Blaize said that, in Barbados, for 1986/87,
Government and workers have recently agreed on
wage increases of 9% to workers at the bottom of
the salary scale, 4 1/2% to workers in the middle of
the scale and 1.4% to those at the top.
"When the Government of Grenada ........
proposed 13% at the bottom, 10% higher up, 4% in
the middle and 2% at the top", he said, "much better
then the Barbados income rise, people are still
The Prime Minister said a letter has been sent out to
all Public Workers through their Departmental
Heads outlining details of voluntary
Some people. he said, are referring to the question
of retrenchment as though it is something
Government is using against Civil Servants, and he
reminded his audience that retrenchment in the Civil
Service is a matter of "necessity" advised in the
Report of the Organisation. & Methods
That Report, he said, indicated that Civil Service
staffing is overburdened and there is a tremendous
loss of service because of people not coming to
work on time. leaving too early and not measuring
up to their duties.
"The Organisation & Methods Reportquantified this
loss as 160,000 man-hours and that's a lot of tax-
payers' money going to waste", Mr Blaize said,
because when you quantify that, it is over half a
million dollars per year going to waste".
Not all Civil Servants fit into this category, the
Prime Minister said, and it is the many hard
working and dedicated ones which have kept
Government going in spite of the slackers.
"We pray God that when the reorganisation has
come by", he said. 'all who remain will understand
that we are all each other's brother s keeper and we
must do nothing to create a hardship to those who
work around us "(487)
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Page 6 Saturday 7t February 1987 The Grenada Nevsletter

New Judge Will lear.Ramsay Contempt Case

But Defence Want Court Order To Ban Patterson From Hearing
( .,iiiiiiiiiiiiIiiiiii ,. ,,.,.. ^ ^ ^ ,,iiii ii,,iiiiiiiiiiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiii~iiiiiii w M i a ~ inn ii n.. . . iiii n n . iii,,u iin iiiiiiiii~

Acting Chief Justice James
Patterson announced. on 12th
January that the charges of
Contempt of Court laid against
Jamaican barrister Mr lan
Ramsay will be heard by a Judge
of the Supreme Court who has
not yet been appointed or,

"The powers that be will be
giving additional judicial help",
he said. "There should be further
information about this before the
next Sessions'

The Chief Justice said he would
assign the case to the new Judge
when he is appointed.

he charges against Mr Ramsay
arise out of allegations that he
referred to the Maurice Bishop
Murder Trial as a supposed
trial", a "so-called trial" and a
"travesty of justice"

It is alleged also that, in aletterto
the Jamaica Gleaner"
newspaper, Mr Ramsay also
referred to the Grenada High
Court as a "kangaroo court .

The charges are laid by Director
of Public Prosecutions, Mrs
elma Hvlton, and the case first
came before Mr Justice Patterson
on May 22nd last. At that time.
it was set down for hearing on
July 22nd for the convenience of
KGuvanese barrister, Mr Clarence
Hughes who was to appear for
Ram say

When Mr Hughes appeared on
22nd July, however, he told the
"Judge he understood the case
(would not be argued that day.
and Mr Patterson then fixed the
hearing for September 16th.

On September 16th. however,
Mr Patterson was out of the
IState. A new date of September
24th was fixed but when Mr
Ramsay appeared, he said that
!date had been fixed without
reference to him and his Counsel
iwho are all resident outside of
Grenada) had been unable to

,Today's date was fixed
nilaerly", he said and it has
been totaiv inconvenient to my

..Follnwing a heated exchange
berteen'Mr Ramsay and the

Judge, who wished to proceed
immediately with the case, Mr
Patterson fixed a new date of
October 6th.

But, on that date, Mr Ramsay
was still not ready to proceed.

The barristers engaged to defend
him are Mr Karl Rattray Q C.
Vice-President of the Jamaica Bar
Association, Mr P J Patterson Q
C, Vice-President of the Jamaica
Peoples National Party, Mr
Frank Phipps Q C and Dr
Winston McCalla of the Jamaica
Bar, Mr Clarence Hughes,
Senior Counsel, of the Guyana
Bar and Mr Elliot Motrley Q'C of
the Barbados Bar.

Of these, only Mr Mottley was in
Court on October 6th and with
him was Jamaican barrister, Mr
Dudley Thompson 0 C,

They explained to the Judge that
Mr Ramsay's Counsel had been
unable to attend. They argued
that the charges of Contempt
arise out of the Maurice Bishop
Murder Trial and those charges,
they said, should not be heard
until after the close of the

"We are not Counsel appearing in
the Contempt case", Mr Thomp-
son told Mr Justice Patterson,
"we are here to ask for a
postponement of the case."
This was strongly opposed by
DPP Mrs Hvlton who said the
charges against Mr Ramsay do
not affect the Maurice Bishop
Murder trial only.

"The Court should not yield to
the application for postpone-
ment". she said. "because not
just one case is affected, but the
ringing into disrepute of the
entire administration of

The Judge accepted the DPP's
argument and decided to proceed
with the hearing whereupon Mr
Ramsay charged that his
consitutional rights had been
violated in that he was being
denied the right to be defended
by Counsef of his own

There were heated exchanges
between the Judge and Mr
Ramsay and, on October 10th.

Mr Ramsay advised the Court
that he had applied to the Appeal
Court for a Stay of Proceedings
in the matter.

A single Judge of the Court of
Appeal was expected to deal with
the matter on october 13th, but,
on that date, the High Court
learned that this would not be
done until October 17th.

The ruling was still not ready on
that date and, on behalf of the
Acting Chief Justice, who was
not in Court, the Registrar
adjourned the case to October

On that date, in reply to-a uery
by Mr Patterson, Mr Rainsay
said he was not ready to proceed
in the absence of the Appeal
Court ruling.

"I ask you to note", he said to the
Judge, "that an application for
Stay of these proceedings has
been filed and is to be heard by a
single judge of the Appeal

On Mr Ramsay's assurance that
this would be completed ex-
peditiously, Mr Patterson fixed
the hearing for October 27th.

Subsequently, however, that day
was declared a public holiday
and, in Chambers, a new date
was first fixed for 14th
November and then for 24th
By 17th November, Mr
Ramsay's Application for a Sta
of Proceedinos had not been,
proceeded with and, on that date
he filed an Appeal against Mr
Justice Patterson's decision to
proceed with the hearing of the
Contempt charges.

When Mr Justice Patterson sat on{
November 24th, Mr Ramsayi
was not present and Mr Clarence
Hughes, appearing on his behalf,
told the Court he took
"responsibility" for his clients
absence. At his request, the;
matter was set down for hearing
on December 15th, On that
date, however, the Court was
involved in hearing a criminal
matter in the ongoing Assizes,
and the Contempt Case was seti
down "for menion" (that is. forl
'. See Pagei7j

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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 7th February 1987 Page 7

New York Approves Medical School
Clinical Programme Starts February 9th

Grenada's St Georges University School of Medicine has become the first English-speaking non-United
States Medical School to receive approval from New York State Department of Education to conduct a
clinical programme in New York's teaching hospitals.
Lhis was announced on February 5th in St Georges by Dr Geoffrey Bourne, Vice-Chancellor of the School,
and he said the decision was taken by the New York State Department of Education after an

extensive on-site review of the University's
campuses by a team of medical educators.
"The clinical programme gets under way on Monday
February 9th in four Brooklyn Teaching
Hospitals", Dr Bourne said, "and many of the
students starting then were among those evacuated
from Grenada during the October 1983 military
Similar approval was received by the School in
1985 from the State of New Jersey, the Vice-
IChancellor said, and this makes St Georges the only
non-United States, English-speaking Medical
School with state-approved clinical programmes in
both New York and New Jersey.
lD BnuryB e said the jnal of the American Mdical

R amsay Contempt From Page 6

Association recently reported that St George
University School of Medicine ranked highest of all
major, non-United States Medical Schools in it
pass rate in the examination all students of non-
United States medical schools must sit before they
can do clinical training in the United States.
"Last month", Dr Bourne said, "We celebrated out
10th anniversary since we opened in January of
1977 and the School now has 1,086 graduates from
over 30 countries.
Graduates of the School are licensed to practice in
39 of the United States, the Vice-Chancellor said,
and 25% have served as Chief Residents at the
hospitals in which they have trained. (292)

the fixing of a date) on January
On January 8th, Mr Ramsay's
Appeal came before the Appeal
jCour comprised of President Mr
Justice J O F Haynes. and the
two newly appointed members
f the Appeal Court, Mr Justice
Time Kendall and Mr Justice Rex
Aj nnvouced
presenting Mr Ramsay in
urtwere Jamaican barristers
Mr Caton Williams and Mrs
queline Samuels-Brown and
Mr President Haynes told them
Acting Chief Justice Patterson
had announced he will not hear
he Contempt charges against Mr

On the following day (9th
January), the Apped Court
adjourned Mr Ramsay s appeal to
be heard on January X.Oth.

Since Mr Patterson had said be
would not hear the charges
againstMr Ramsay, Mr Williams
and Mrs Samuels-Brown were
anxious as to what would happen
to hearing of the case set down
"for mention" on January

They were assured by President
Haynes that they "need have no

i"The Acting Chief Justice has

informed me", he said, "that,
because of an increased work
load, he will assign the contempt
matter to the new Judge to be

When the matter.was heard by
the Appeal Court on January
30th, Mr Clarence Hughes,
appearing for Mr Ramsay, argued
strongly that, when Judge
Patterson fixed the date of
October 6th, he was folly aware
that Mr Ramsay would not be
able to engage "Counsel of his
choice" to appear on that date.
"The learned Judge had been told
that it would not be convenient
for Mr Ramsay's Counsel to be
in Court before the second week
in December or the first week in
January", he said. "but even
then if he had given six weeks,
it would have been more reason-
able. A ten day adjournment
was far too short".
DPP Mrs Hylton did not agree.
The Assizes were due to start
shortly, she said, Mr Patterson
was entitled to take the Court's
calender into account and totrvto
get through the Contempt case as
soon as possible. And she feels
Mr Ram say had every opp-
ortunity to retain Counsel of his
"If you elect to have six
Counsel", she told the Appeal

Judges, "you cannot expect thel
Court to wait until all are

Mr Ramsay's Appeal asks for a
declaration that he has the right to
have Counsel of his choice tol
defend him, and that Judge
Patterson's decision contravened
those rights.

It also asks that the Contemp
case be sent back to the High
Court to be tried by a Judge other
than Justice Patterson.
Mr Patterson is now the only
Judge of the High Court and he!
has said he will refer the case to a
new Judge who is expected to be
appointed shortly, but this did
not satisfy Mr Hughes.
He pointed out to the Appeal
Court that Mr Patterson has not
disqualified himself from the
Contempt Case and, he said. the
order that that case be tried by
another Judge is necessary as
Patterson could change his mind
and hear it.

The Appeal Court reserved itsi
decision. The next sitting of,
the Court is in May, but anj
informed source said a special
sitting is likely to be called before
that to deliver this judgement.
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S United States fishermen, on Januar
Commercial fishermenA em Cai htl filed an appeal
and theirboat, the sixty- eflCa M _lsO l ainst the judgement ol
leightfoot "Miller Time- aistrate Jacobs.
II". were arrested by the
jGrenada Coast Guard Anslem Clouden, app- "We were here last In his grounds for the
off the coast of Grenada hearing for the crew of October" ,he said, "and ea Mr Clouder
land brought into St the 'Ailler Time II" the circumstances wee a the Fisheries
ieorges on Tuesday pointed out to the much happier than those Act, under which the
IJanuary 20th. Magistrate that the we have now. At that ere ch
time, we had trouble men were charged. does
in charge laid was under time, we had trouble th to
On January 22nd. Grenada's Territorial with our batteries and fnt tge a ority the
Commander of the Waters Act which put in Grenada for chartered, owner o
ICoast Guard, Captain covers a 12 mile zone repairs. This is a love- captain of the boat can
'Bernard Bver, testified around the island. The ly island and we have beained if found guilty
be fined if found guilty,
before Magistrate ,barrister said evidence lots of friends here" the A eal says.
Svydney Jacobs that he is that the men were
Ihad caught the "Miller found fishing 15'miles The "Miller Time" and On the same day (30th)
Time 11" fishing in away from land and "Miller Time I" carry owner of both the
jGrenadian waters 15 therefore, they had not registration numbers of Miller Time" anc
.miles off the coast, committed any off- 577061 and 626784 *Ml1er Time Ca-
Sense. respectively and both .. ,' er _,e I",_ ap

Before the Magistrate,
facing a charge of
violating Grenada s
'Fisheries Act, were
Richard Tyrell, 23, of
Fort Pirce Florida,
ICaptain of the "Miller
ITime II". Mark Prestage
land Michael Shlak of
ithe same address,
James Oliveri and
Michael Hull of
Pompano Beach,
TFlorida and Jeff Burger
iof San Juan, Puerto

Captain Bver told the
Magistrate that, while
ihe was escorting the
"Miller Time 11 into
port, he was contacted
on the radio by another
boat. the 100 foot
S"Miller Time", and was
irold by the Captain of
that boat. Malcolm
Miller, that he (Miller)
is the owner of Miller
Time II"

Byer said that, before
entering StGeorees. the
. Miller Time' had
Caught up with him and,
From the records shown
him by Captain Miller,
it appeared that the
"Miller Time" had got
[clearance from St

I"When the Miller Time
11" was boarded ,
Captain Byer said,
"more than 4.000
pounds of fish were
found in the hold and
the accused persons
appearing inCourt were
on hoardr".
iGrenadian barrisFet Mr

Director of Public
Prosecutions. Mrs
Velma Hylton sought
leave of the Court to
amend the charge but
this was refused by the
Magistrate and the
charge 'was sftsmissed.

As the men were leav-
ing the Court, how-
ever, they were rearrest-
ed and a new charge
was laid under Gre-
nada's Fisheries Act
with covers a 200 mile
zone around the

For this Act to be en-
forced, it had first to be
published inthe Govern-
ment Gazette, and evi-
dence before the Court
was that the publication
was made in October

This was challenged by
the Defence Counsel
and the Magistrate ad-
journed the Court until
Monday 26th January
to allow production of
the relevant Govern-
ment Gazette.

At the request of Mr
Clouden, the crew was
allowed to remain under
guard on the "Miller
Time II which was tied
up (with "Miller Time"
alongside) on the whari
in St Georges inner

Interviewed on board
C aptan Tyrell said this
was not his first visit to
the island

have "Fort Lauderdale"
painted on their sterns,
but Miller said they are
registered in Puerto
Rico and operate out of
San Juan.
When the Magistrate sat
' again on January 26th,
after the relevant
Government Gazette
with the publication of
the Fisheries Act had
been produced in Court,
the six fishermen were
found guilty of fishing
illegally in Grenadian
waters and were fined a
total of EC$150,000.

In reply to a question
from Magistrate Jacobs,
Captain Richard Tyrell
of the 'Miller Time II",
said he had not taken
the trouble to provide
himself with copies of
the laws governing fish-
ing around the islands
in the Caribbean where
the "Miller Time II"

"I suggest to you that
you get copies of those
laws, the Magistrate
advised, "they can be
purchased for some-
thing like 25 cents each
and, in some cases, you
can get them for free"

Tyrell was fined
EC$50,000, each of his
crew, EC$20,000, their
catch was confiscated
and the Magistrate
ordered the boat to
remain in custody until
the fines were paid.

Mr Anslem Clouden,
Counsel for the

uin iviualIIm ivller, a
of Fort Lauderdale,
Florida, said in an
interview with NEWS-
LETTER that he has
made a proposal to

SWe have been with
Government officials all
today", he said, "and I
have proposed a joint
venture with Grenadian
fishermen in which we
will put up forty
thousand United States
dollars and train
Grenadian fishermen".

"My proposal is not
connected in any way,
with the court case.",
he said. "One has
nothing to do with the
other. One of my boats
made a mistake and that
is how it is".
Captain Miller to
US$40,000 is already
in Government's hands
and, while all details of
the joint venture have
not been worked out,
the scheme would give
employment to many

He denied a report that,!
as far as the charge of
illegal fishing is
concerned he has been
in similar trouble with
the Government of St

'This is the first timed
we have been seized for
nothing like this", hel
sid .(985)
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"Black" Churches Misaken
Pastors and congregations in the United SLaies wo insist on ir.tiiiLUti.-. '.i; '.' .Al-tli Churches are
Making an unfortunate mistake.

This opinion was expressed in an interview with NEWSLETTE.R r .:t''.:'ia 31st by Mr E. Walford,
Thompson, President of Ministries In Action the Miami based irbTr.encinatioa l organisation which
works with Churches to train their cor.r.i "to be ror effective witnesses for Cihist"
"There is historical reason for tte 'black' churchh. he sai "' ;;-,uS: nfrtv.tely, tihre were times when
'the white church did not welcome black people in their conu -. ai ;i in order for blacks to survive,
,they had to establish their Churches, but the time has come when we he ha'e o tax.e a aew look at the black.
Korean. Haitian, Cuban, white and whatever Churches'

ift is time, Mr Thompson said, that reoplk should be free to worship ,~ .c r. r : lie without being forced
!y teaching or practice to go to a particular Church with a racial gr:;. -

IA chance is being lost in North Arerica, he said, '. :-:use both bzc: air wite pator's of Churches are
failing to take the initiative to bring about mixed conqre:ati-aIs _

I"I would like the Noath iAmerican C:lii'ch to r- 31st January,
examine the Script'ires and be bold and coi.u : i..
enough to discard those things that. art2 urely "Miriens in sAc-iXn does not ask for endorsement
traditional he said, "'and s ick to thoe things that fromc:;i.:r C:. : -:"E'. .n cli .i .-sociationo
'are scriptural' t .
are scriptural t Ci Confes'e..e of Ch arches he said,
I v ,e t'-e open to working with ll cf those Christian
Mr Thompson who was bora n othr ihiand oi So t Comiun' e. io ae to Wek . with us, a
Vincent, was in Grenada to .cndc a eo-dr-' we hvi". sEiE. ..*.,. ., Mtho(ts. Salvation
seminar which was attended by represe.arives or irm. -, ..... ... thr.n Nw Testament
some 40 Christian Ch,..:: ,; : :r ,.--e.;,! r ".ge 10
i. -f-.- -. t
Rjsv cvuCs+ S -.r.-....

*Mr Ian Ramsay, Jamaican barrister repres~cn;rg thI
!17 convicted persons in the Maurice Bisbhop -1'" :-r
rrial. who have now appealed, charged, in an
interview with NEWSLE_'FTFT. on IJ-i.u 29th,
that he has been denied access to his ci'-nT:

,r Ramsay said when he we-, on thai -!-iv to
Richmond Hill Prisons fcr an ap.oitr'j t he ha d at
10,00 am with his clients, he was aft- .: .-e to
drive in beyond the main ~Ee.
Dermnsb L
"Whenever we have e gone to see cr cli'ets bef r;'
he said. "we have been allowed to dcive in. "d ". ':
(near to the Commissioner s Ofice. b3t tod;:y ict
guard demanded that we leave cut c-r s'.me t (;
yards from the mau' g-nte."

IMr Ramsay said he informed tiie Guard. a Special
iServices Unit Policeman who i~d.til-i.d himself as
"'Pans", that he could not vi 'it his diets ult'ess the
usual courtesies were extend. tolita. .- t. -....k
the guard to refer the matte. ;zo hiS su ,ic ;. fc a, .

,While he waited in vain for i th guard to c mrply
,with his request, Mr Ramsay sid. the gu aQ, andm
prison officer who was p~es -nt became rude ani
,vulgar, using indecer-it 1:1:: 'a. -

While I was standing outside he gate", Mr kamsay
id. "a car arrived th wo with t te men, arn-.:'enrti
.Ameticans. and they were let through 'te gate
without a murmur I had to point out to tb..:. urd
that he and I are the same colour but he allowed
someone who is white to go in wirrhou, recognising
jour identity of interest and that I am Counsel and
eniilted to that treatment'

After half' an hour, Mr Ramsay said. E:e repeated his
request for the matter to be referred to h:'; h..r
i~utoriy for a ruli., but hl it s i norred

" 'It .:"i1 you I done -ith yor already'. the guard told
me". N1M Ramsay sid.
. hiis s til- seco.rd ti'ie Coiurs for te condemned
p 'rs.oa-3 h;as btie I;i.-.: C-cess to them, the
Jaraican batrrist.r said, Ac':r.>'dr_ to him, Mr
Carton Williaias 0oi is (.-.'ers -'was refused
access on Jvxu,-rv 9hi and ihai to retmr to Jamaica
withou-t c7-r' it:;L his mission.

Mr alamsay chat -. i' .:.., ti s clients are being kept in
"the rmost iir ~ cate c-"Iti"';.;" anid that refusal of
access b7-- t'ir Coui -'l is cle rKy :) rp-licy emanating
ifrro .; ,.hi h- lev:,. t.o break morale.

intf-ervi'ved3 on Jn. ely ,9t'_, Commissioner of
?~;5:s L;ori:-:! M i.o.i>n- v ieried to l- .'VSL'TTER
that. .cccss was retuS~ d Mr R(amsay.

'"Pt.ic-a r--ci' i: ; e r that ca.s are not slowed
inside i ti -ain ga'e", Lh sra.:i, "all M Ramsay was
aseiEd to do vfs paL his car outside ead he would
.I:av- be-n E.:scort ei b the L.rd to see his ti-i nea c:i.+:- will 0 has not vet been
decided, Mr:" Rakissy -:rf1, He has tried
cas~ccessi iiy ~o have' A.c`:...- Cthief Justice Jamesi
Pau~-rsco. instvezn.te but was advised Mr Fat'terson
has r.o jutisdictic in ,he matter.

..... this, he i" far d:Jea-n from- Chief Justicei
Denris Bvron who -..'*-" over the '.laurice:
_shop Ti'val. iT! Riaii saV d J.i Byron would
at lea tuave co i dite C'i:sissioner of Prisons",

It may be thai jl hT e "rMove the Court" to
issue an ordo:. .'r Ra'.iisay but he Fhoped the
m.F"eW -cO!l'i l -.. 30ved '-1 + :. th-is. (51) I
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Page 10 Saturday 7th February 1987 The Grenada Nevsletter

Gairy Says Grenada Going Backwards
Chaos & Regression "Evident"
ln an Independence Day message issued on February 4th, Sir Eric Gairy, Political Leader of the Grenadai
,United Labour Party (GULP), says what one does with "independence" is important.
t wasunder hisAdministration that Grenadaattained independence on 7th February 1974 and, Sir Eric says
he is "quite satisfied" with progress Grenada made under his Administration in the period 1974 to 19791
when his Government was overthrown by the New Jewel Movement revolution of March 13thl
Sir Eric says the interpretation some have given to "independence": is to make oneself independent by
selfishness an d reed and referring to the alleged in-fighing in the ranks of Prime Minister Blaize s New
jNational Party Government Sir Eric is critical of the "independence" of today.
;"The most evident display of independence within the present Administration is the struggle ford
,independence of Minister and self, he says, "which, of course, must result in blatant disunity in
iGovermnenit, which again, must produce chaos and general retrogression for our nation, as is graphically
Grenada is going backward, Sir Eric says, importing soap, coconut oil and other things from other small
isiands and placing the island on the last rung of the ladder in contrast to its position under GULP
a ....... rom P .a 9 administration.
Mistake From Page 9

'Church of God, Church of God. Wesleyan
:Holiness Nazarenes, Penticostals, in fact, more
than 22 different denominations in the
Ministries in Action, founded 25 years ago in
.enver, Colorado. is not a Church, Mr Thompson
'aid. but is a service organisation dedicated to the
KChristian Church. The organisation trains Chlurch
ILeaders and Pastors. he said, and also attempts to
alleviate the physical and material needs people

i"We have two types of ministries he said "one in
which we build clnics and roads, in which we have
(brought water into a community, in which we have
facitatied the bringing of electricity into a vill age in
!Haiti. We establish educational programmes,
mother-child care instruction, and then, the second
type of ministry is what we call Biblical Free
Such an enterprise, Mr Thompson said, is some
economic programme which will enable the people
ao support the service ministries and, in addition,
have resources to initiate mother project in another
"For example", hLe said. "we have established
bakeries. we have set up craft projects in which
r'osu.aru-d and table mats are made and whipped to
The United Stateis we have gone into pig f'armmg
land poultry, and dwe have leased 30 acres of citrus
from the bauxite company in Jamaica and are
;exporinin citrus to Canada."
The .Aca~emic Community is now taking a look at
these projects he said. and it is (eiW .i found that the
projects are attractive because they are manageable,
because cr.ev are rereata.le and because they are not
beyondr the'abilities of the people involved.

Mr Thompson said he has a full time staff of 22
iwo-rkct at his office in Miami and funding for
Minmsl-ies In Action comes from Churches, from
individuals and from Foundatiois including the
*Miami based Arvida Foundation (636)

Independence should be used as a positive means
of attracting world friendship, respect, among other
things, of course", he says, "and to place us in al
position of sharing with and enjoying some of thel
prosperity experienced by some of the advanced

Referring to the launching of his trade union
activities in 1951. Sir Eric says that, "in spite of
contradicting propaganda", Grenada's "liberation'
occurred then. Itwasthen, hesavs that. forthe
first time in Grenadian history, the working classic
and grassroot masses experienced a sense of|
consciousness and the importance of their
contribution, individually and severally, asl
important cogs within the process of nation-
One of Grenada's national heroes, T. Albert
Marryshow, was called the Father of Federation",
Sir Eric says, and he expresses the opinion that,
within the Windward and Leeward Islands, manyi
people may refer to him (Gairy) as the "Father ofl
Independence because, under his leadershipI
Grenada led these territories in attainment of'
The GULP political leader says that the majority of
young Grenadians 'are now suffering under the|
yoke of unemployment", and they see independence;
as a bleak and negative phenomenon.
'It is fortunate, however," he '3:,vs, hai the youths
seem to be making a complete right-about turn andi
are quite strongly indicating their support form
GULP ......." (429)

'""" "'" ^ s i^r"0

The first successful colomsation of Grenada took'
place in 1650 when settlers arrived from Marinique!
and the island was "fairly ceded by the natives
themselves to the French nation in lawful purchase"
for some knives and hatchets and a large quanutiy
of glass beads, besides two bottles of brandy for thej
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 7th February 1987 Page 1 1

Royal Navy Trains RSS Units
fTwo patrol boats of the Regional Security Scheme The "Argonaut" is part of CARIBTLAIN, a
(RSS? received special training from personnel of biannual British Navy exercise in the Caribbean
IH.M.S. "Argonaut". which berthed here on carried out in conjunction with the United States
;February 4th on a courtesy visit, navy and, this yearthe British ships involved are the
flagship H M S "Bristol', three destroyers. 2
this was disclosed by the Argonaut's Captain, frigates, 2 support ships, a submarine and the
Commander Tim Barton, 39, at a press conference aircraft carrier "Ark Royal".
on February 4th, and he said the RSS vessels Limited
involved are the "Tyrell Bay" of Grenada and the Commander Barton said the defence responsibilities
* Defender" of StLucia. of the British Navy in the Caribbean are limited to
I the remaining British Dependancies in the area but,
]"We expect the 'Defender to arrive tonight he historically, the British Navy has been available to
!said, "She and the 'Tyrell Bay' each have a help. if called upon.
complement of some ten to fifteen men and we shall
be giving training in, first aid. damage control, fire "If we were asked to come in and help"' he said, "I
fighting, search and rescue and we will provide any think we would, but as a naval officer, my job is to
maintenance they may need" do as I am told by politicians and I should not be
venturing too many opinions."
Commander Barton said he assumed command of t
the "Argonaut last November, and was not her The "Argonaut", launched on 8th February 1966,
Captain m 1982 when she saw active service in the will celebrate her 21st birthday next Sunday,
Falklands War and was hit by two 1000 lb February 8th, while she is still in Grenada.
Ext nsive Commander Barton said the birthday cake which
!'One struck the boiler room and the other the will be made on the ship for the occasion "does the
Magazine where we store our air defence missiles' ship justice" and it will be ceremonially cut by the
Ihe said, "They both failed to explode but they youngest rating Junior Seaman, Sonar. 17-year-
icaused two casualties and extensive damage to the old Kelvin Timothy Russell. (416)
fThebomb in the magazine caused a tire, he said, but |
9it also ruptured a fuel tank which poured diesel ,
on the fire and put it out.
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OAS Director Issues
I Independence Day Message
rThe Director of the OrganisationOf American States
(OAS) Office in Grenada, Mr Todd Payne, has
Lassociated his office with "the noble goal of
'working towards peace and goodwill with the
government and people of Grenada.....".
an Independence Day message issued on
February 4th. Mr Payne says it is just under 12
years since Grenada became an OAS member and,
during that period, the OAS General Secretariat has
continued to channel assistance to Grenada in the
Mutual desire to improve economic and social
development. COA tio
I"Even as Grenada is about to celebrate its 13th year
jof Independence", Mr Payne says, "important
:consultations are proceeding apace with
!Government Ministries and other Agencies for the
preparation of a new package of technical
Cooperation and assistance which will cover the
1perio' 1988-1989.'
kConsistent with the OAS Charter. the Director says.
the OAS General Secretariat is steadfast in'its
.endeavour to foster peace inthe hemisphere. hroug h
technical assistance and dialogue
)"Let us be resolved Mr Payne says. "that we work
"Wgether in the pursuit of peace and harmony within
:and among our membership" (187)

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First SAID
School Holder Returns
The first student to complete studies, undertaken oni
the basis of 21 scholarships awarded in 1983 by the;
United States Agency For International
Development (USAID), returned to Grenada on
January 2nd.
He is Mr Lauriston Hosten and he was awarded a
Bachelor's degree in Civil Enginerin (Water &
Sewerage) by Howard University in Wash yon,
D C, U.S.A. Mr Hosten is employed at the Central
Wacer Commission and he will now be in charge of
design and construction.
Recipients of four more scholarships awarded by
USAID left Grenada on January 4th for study in thel
United States.
Miss Marilyn Hankey. an Accounts Clerk employed
by the Grenada Development Bank. will study
Business Administration at Florida Agricultural &I
Mechanical University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Mr Crispin Bonev's subject A ill be Mathematics and
Statistics which he will persue at' .ew Mexico State
University.. Mr' Boney is employed in
Government's Central Statistical Office.
MrCarlvle Felix a Customs Officer at Point Salines
International Airport, will .sudv Public Ad-
ministration at Eaitern Michigan Cniversity while
Mr Lloyd Panchoo, a secondary school teacher, will
study Agricultural Science at Tuskegee Institute i
Alabama. Mr Panchoo will return to he field of
education as a graduate teacher of agriculture.

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d olk Caac
i~ld Folk In CaxuriaLco

STo Benefit.
nior Citizens, resident in Grenada's sister island
of Carriacou are soon to benefit from
Government s free transportation scheme already
enjoyed by their counterparts in Grenada.
oThis was announced through the Government
Information Service, on January 30th, by Minister
responsible for Social Security, Dr Francis
Inlike Grenada Carriacou does not now have a
public transportation service, and Dr Alexis said
discussions are being held with operators of
,prvately owned busses with a view to putting the
sclheme into operation.

iDr Alexis disclosed also that Government is J ooki4g
to plans for opening a Home for the Aged in

E! Fo Adventip t Sc

lbhe Office of tbe British High Commission in
iGrenada has presented a gift of science equipment to
the Mount Rose S Day Adventist Schoolin St
Cpt ,6- r iaa s northernmost parish.
According to a release from the High Commission
office, funds for this type of gift are separate from
te British Governments aid programme for
Grenada and are individually approved by the
British High Comnussioner to Grenada, resident in

The release says recent donations under this scheme
include two sewing machines for a Scout troup.
equipment for a sports club and trestle tables for
local charity functions obtained at the request of
Soroptimists International.

Britain Increaes Loan
he British Government has agreed to make
available to the Grenada Government a
supplementary loan of about EC$100,000 for the
Forest Management and Sawmill Project.
According to a release from the Office of the British
High Comission in Grenada, these addiuonal funds
are for installation of a wood drying kiln and bring
the total loan for the project to some
This Project, which falls under the Ministry for
Agriculture. involves forest management, a tree
planting proglamme and equipping a sawmill and
wonor-w-nrki'ng shop.


Life Education

Twenty-five Distrct and Public Health Nurses are to
take part in a two-week workshop on Family Life
Education which begins on February 9th.
This workshop, which will be declared open by
Health Minister Danny Williams, is intended to
make the nurses more aware of the importance of
Family Life Education and to equip them with the
kinowfedge and skills to teach the subject

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Training For
Agricmture Technician
Two officers of the Pest Management Unit of the
Ministry of Agriculture left Grenada on January
15th for training in Miami, Florida by the Animal&
Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States
Department of Agriculture.
One of these officers, Miss Dale Francis, is Director
of Government's Fruit Fly Monitoring Programme
and has responsibility for plant and animal
The other, Mr Davis Wiiam s, is a technical officer
attached to the Pest Management Unit of their
Ministry of Agriculture in Grenada's sister island of
Shss Francis and Mr Davis undertook two weeks of
applied training in port/airport quarantine
This training was sponsored by the United States
Agency for Inernational Development (USAID) and
the Ministry of Agriculture as part of Government 's
Agricultural Sector Revitalization Project.

LZOW Income Housaing
Project Opn
Construction on a Government low-income housing
project involving forty-two 2-bedroom houses
began at Fontenoy, some two miles north of St
Georges, on January 12th,
According to a Government Information Service
release, these houses will be sold for about
ECS50 000.
Purchasers will be required to make a down
payment of 20% and will execute mortgage which
provides for full payment in 15 years.

Nurses To Gt Family


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