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Volume 18 Saturday 15th December 1990 Number 18


EZfl crar EKasmU CaS m

ameja0 1f

Cabinet shuffle since
he took office lst
March, Prime Minis- i'
Ster Nicholas Brathaite has -
left four of his Ministers -
iunchanged. Hle has elevated r
a Minister of State (Julnior
\ Minister) to be a full M

He Is Satisfied PRIMEH
AImounlcng the shuffle at a NICHOLAS
u, tu Mn

press conference on Decem-
ber 3rd, Mr Brathwaite said he i satisfied
.that, generally, as a team, the Members of
SCbinet Ive performed very well in the
"conte:t of the difficulties viich est" and.
have done the best they could have done in
th1e circtunstances.

I"At the same time, he said, 'as a
team of people work together in their
various areas, it becomes ilear after
a time, that certain changes might
make for greater efficiency.
The Prirme Minister said that, althou ,h he


has consulted with his
Cabinet colleagues on the
nmater. the sole responsibility
fr requesting the Governor
General to make appoint-
ments to the Cabinet is his.
Certain Adjustments
To this end he said e has
asked Governor General Sir
Paul Scoon to make certain
adjustments to the Cabinet
with- effect from January 2nd

Mr Kenny Lalsirgh, who
no holds the portfol-,io for-

@ Bratihaite Shuffles Cabinet.... 1
@ No Compromise On Press
Freedom...-----------------........ 4
@ Teachers Needed .............. 5
@ Government Sending
Wrong Lignals -.... ... ----------- 7
Glean Calls For
Standardisation...........-----------.. 8
@ Grenadians Stage Big
'M aro ..on.-- ........ ..........__..
* Nevs Shorts~_----_ ~------- 10 1


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Page 2 Saturday 15th December 1990 The Grenada Nevsletter

Before After

Nicholas Brathwaite Prime Minister' Minilstry, Prime Minister's Ministry
Carriacou k Petit Martinique National Security,
Affairs, National Security, Personnel .an
Information, Home Affairs iManagement.Carriacou and I
Foreign Affairs, The Petit Martini'ue Affairs,
Environment information.

George Brizan Ministry of Finance. Trade Mnstry n Fance, Trade
and industry Economic and ndustr Economic
Planning Energy. Planning, En 'rgy

-rancis Alexis Attorneiy General and Attorney Generai and
MI sister far Legal Affirs, nist^er for LeIgal Affairs |
SLocal Government. ILocal Governme r.
S r
V 1 I. .. .
.JOan Purcel Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Turism,
Civi Aviation, Women's Civil Aviation, Women's
AffaiWrs. Affairs.
A a I ,

Ministry ouf Edu cati on.
and Sport '
-rii L -f i i
;~~~ ...- ,,--._, o -r tf irs


inistr f Education,
Culture, vouth Affairs
a.nd Sport
I i -_ _

SMinistry of Health, Corunications. Works,
Community Developmentp, pubic Utilities.
Physical Planning and
---.----- _____ ,. i

Scnael Andrew i ministry of Labour
iTrade- Unions, Wages.
Work Permits, Inter-
Snational Labour
Organisation), Employ-
Srment, Social Security
including National
insurance and Housing.

Phinsley St Louis Mtinistru of Works,
Communications, Public

tEn rvIN

Lan d

-,F of Health. I
ing The

-- ---------
try of A riculture.
s. Food, Fisheries




} _-------I ---- ---~--- -{- ____
Ben Jones Ministry of Agriculturre, iernal Affairs

SFistheries. iFo t :a fic
I a ..nds-., For.estrt and...... a r
s eFtCal utitication

cdzel Thomas Minister of State in the 'Labour. Co-oent1S
cc 0 ---s ,
SMi nistr of Works Soc ial Securit
C.ommun,,e aeomert
:__ __ i1 --- Dsv-ir rn
Sty.p .... ...-.-- .- ..-- .... i... nr r-- ntn t .- O 0 n ._n
Portfolios in bold te = red--ce d eposib ---
-olio imde'fe g -
.. . . . . . . . .. . . .

CaUTyie Giean

Kenny La singh


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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 15th December 1990 Page 3

SHUFFLE From Page 1
Health, Housing and the Enviromnent,
relinquish these responsibilities to
Mvichael Andrew and become Minister
Communications, Works and Utilities.
I 1Messrs Laisng an Anrw il.


Messrs Lalsingh and And-res Vill have asW
their Parliamentary Secretaries, respective-
ly, Senator Norton Noel and Mr Alieyl-e

Mr Andrew will come to his new post from
the Ministry of Labour, Co-operatives.
Social Security arid Commnity Devlop
ment leaving room or that rMinistry to be
taken over by Mr Edzel Thomas.

Until this shuffle, Mr Thomas was Minister
of State (Junior Minister) in the Ministry of
* Co(nmmunicatlons, Works and Utilities.
Fill A Similar Post
Senator Tillman Thomas, now a Minister of
State in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, will
bed rafrrd to fill a similar post in Mr
Edze! Thomas's Ministry.

Mr Phinsley St L oui, giving up his
Ministry of Communicati ons Works and
Ttilities to Mr Laismnh, vill take over the
Ministry of Agriculture Lands and
Fis-eries from Mr Ben Jones.
M .4 T "-. : ,I

i. ,_,.. 11is i i ave Senator DenL. is Noel as
hi-s Parliamentary Secretary,.

e final switch in te shuffle takes Mr Ben
JO -ones out of the Ministry of Agrculture
Lnds and Fisheries and makes -him
1Mirnister for External Affairs, Caribbean
Commit Affairs an political

Ministers unaffected by the shuffle
are Dr Francis Alexis, Attorney
General and Minister for Lega
SAffairs and Local Government; Mr
George Brizan, Minister for Finance,
Economic Planning, Trade and
Industry; Mrs Joan Purcel, Minister
for Tourism, Civil Aviation and
Women's affairs, and Senator Carlyle
Glean, Minister for Education, Youth
jand Sport.

, i
SParliamrentary. Secretry will be
- tacshed to either Mr Brizarns l:r r Alej
inistries. Parliamentary Secretaries to the
other unaffected Ministries wi be respect-


ively, Senator Godfrey Ventour and Dr
Lawrence Gibbs.

The Prime Minister has retained Security,
Home Affairs. Personnel and. Management,
Information and Carriacou and Petit
Martinique Affairs for himself. His
P parliamentary Secretary il! remain
Senator Jb hnDeoche,-
Hs Given The Undertaking
Mr, Bratwaite r said Cabinet is now working
on the 1991 Budget whi-c his Governrient
has g'ivn the u derti.etaing vi be presented
before the nd of this year.

Parliam nt is soon to be prorog ed, he said,
rd the. Throne Speech by the Governor
General (which sets out Governent
policies :an rnimrks the start of a new session
of Parliament) vil be presented on
December 22rd.

On 18th November P 86, the sea it St
Georges harbor sdeny ftell about five
feet and, with a slight rumblin noise, a
s-eciion r t- e e-stern suds fI the harbour
iegRan t boil and emit sUt,-phu s vapour.

The water then rose rapidly to about four
feet above normal high after mark and
rushed violently several times to the head of
Siarena- ;- dog rt d amage to
buildings :iid b oats.- Noives ere lost.

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"Freedom of the press carries a certain amount of
responsibly BRA TH/ tA ITE

vita role to pay in the
I demoi-cracy to huch the-
National Democratic Con-
gress IND) Goverrrnent of Pi m
Minister Nicholas Brathwaite is cor -mitted.

riumours had reached imr. He had been
told., he said, that a meeting of Parliament
which was to be held a few days before, a nd
vhic.h had b'ieen -ostpon-ed at t1he request of
the position, Ihad "in fact" been put off
because of an impending "palace coup".

Mr Bra.rthwaite
made tis satement
at a press confer-
enre n Decermber
3rd and said Free-
dom of the Press is
-, o *4-- r -f
not on.
vwich his Govern--
ment will compro-

I I.


"Please fee free to i i
Jo ontinue to rite." t p
he told the Press, t

:sometimes, ue are doing a disservice to the
| country hen we publish things rhich hIave
w n, basis;- infant "
Can Cause Uneasiess
Such f-alse publications, he said can
umeasiness in the country ajri ca n als cause.
concern among potential investors.

Both -the Goverr nent ar the Press have a
duty to perform, he said. The Go ernment
ill co-ntinue to do its duty to the best. of its
ability and will do nothing to interfere with.
the Press ii the performance of its duty.

The P:ri;e Minister said he ~- ised to sa a-
"brief v''rd" on run urs nv circultin
in Grenada, and expressed the opinion th
if rmours ere s saleable Grern.da voi:uld
b.e a very wealthy couit-ry

Oriy on' the day bef re, he sad. one of tese

imesi4 violates

"Rtumours out
there indicate that
Nicholas Brath-
vaite has been
removed as Prime
Minister several
times", he said,
"and if he has not
accepted being
moved then he
rill soon be

As the 'years roll

by, Mr Brathwaite said, in the long run,

over decetion an allegation.

' n T T- I -' iH 'if-i -

nuiber Tof "'Miua" negroes. coZjsidered by
the Dutc-h to be of a particularly pugnacious
nature, hid th selvers rn a secret pl-a e,

Emerging nt morn rn varied with
hatchits, kni rs aind gi7r, they attacked
slaves who had not joined the rebellion,
destroyed vegetable gardens, beheaded
Whites and set fire to d.7elin4 houses a'M.

Th- uprising was put do n vith the help of
the arry, domanis slaves and a unit of free
jnegroes, ny of the rebels commlittirn
suicide from f'ar of cruel punishments.

Thirty-four ring-leaders vers put to death.

Citizens snu-st be s-coaraqed
frE-Ly to express th-eir vie- w
on pubLic maintters. W1i
~ s
factual antd batarlucd reports
on ur-rent issues
Uionernnw t control of -anq

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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 15th December 1990 Page 5

Ske snppry of teachers is fnt eEpninq pxac witfh Me naswnwer
efstwetsnts whe have qyone ito secondary schsss.

bean Community (CARICOM) and
j Other English-speaking Caribbean
c-~ ountries is under a handicap which
dates back nearly 'haf a century.

SThis opinion was expressed o- D member
4th at a press conference in 're na by Dr
Roy Auier Chairman of the n
Examinations Coucil (CXC) a-. Pro-Vice


After W.orld HWar II
Dr Augier said
cuiitries of the
Caribbean chand
their ppo:icies ,o-
.-ards secondary ed-
,-aion and ji rae it
widely available. This as an e esi
enterprise, he said. but, .ith th :elp of_
donor orgarisations adequate school build-
ings and equipment were supplied.
Where The Problem Lies
-What has not happened," Dr Au'i-r said,
!.s- the simply of teachers ikeepm, pe it.
the number of students who hae gone into
secondfla schools, and tiat ijs wre h
pro blem lies."

After th ar, 'he sa the ec- on oy the
1c-!he .p ecc-- 1 -1
English-speaking Caribbean expan-ded,
there was need for people to service. it, an
teachers were off red jobs in the private
sector at much better salaries than they
"ere receiving

This not only created a drai oni~c tl ta tachm
service but hampered the recruitment fI
teachers, Dr Ai-ier said. It accelerated the
t-urnover of personnel in the teac-in -

service ?Ia this turnover is even faster
today.. than inunrediately after the var.

Th, problem facin edators, Dr-Augier
sad, is how to devise strategies to keep
training those teachers now in the class
rooms even though it is known they vill be
there for only a year or before
on to ter paid obs.-
Are Not Indifferent
"All that we cn say is t-hat eadence is the
i -istries f Educa.tion are not indifferent
to the problem, he said.

CXC w..'s establish-
oed in 197'1-- -
Anzeement be-
tween 5 partici-
pratpm countries.
T then, students
1-of these countries
rote secondary school aminiriations
;:those of the Umversities of Cambridge an

: At *-fr tjf aramsaatstos not
e &Ieafeusa to i speca cI
ch .racMrker culture needs Snd

n s-t- tcrh.nd to pro vite ritevant
n~-y -scool ./ eaig aram- I
._Lonti-S ril a way to eventully
repaSci n twe ernnfa u olnsf of tie
O~rs-eas Boeards

Exanrrti.onrs are set on the basis of "Basic
Proicie..y" for students gonig directly
m.e he ob market, and "General
troficiency" for those intending to do
further s-udies4 ,

Please See CXC Page 6

Page 6 Saturday 15th December 1990 The Grenada Newsletter
CXC Firom Poge 5

In the first CXC examinations, in
1979, when 5 subjects were offered,
30,276 candidates registered to take
the examinations in 35,351 subject
entries at "Basic" level and 26,233
subject entries at "General" level-

By 1986, CXC was offering 30
subjects for which 57,545 candidates
registered for 41,895 subject entries
at "Basic", and 170,254 subject
entries at "General'"

Virgin Islands, Dorminica, Guyana, Jamaica,
Montserrat, St Kitts, St Lucia, St Vincent,
Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks & Caicos
Discussion Of Arrangements
The CXC meeting then taking place in
Grenada had. on its agenda discussion of
arrangements for proposed subject
offerings to replace the traditional
Camrbridge University General Certificate
of Education at the Advarned Level.

S.. The meet-ing also
discussed a progress
report on sylla-
Conference on December bus devei-
4th, Mrs Irene W\atirtpr
Pro-Registrar of the C0.XC, sa-id j
while the Council is satWsfied ~ith
examination result of some subLjects tiSere t h
are others which are catninga con-cern o,-ment vork in Relihious Education and

Two subjects in which improvement. is
desirable are English and Mathematics and
Mrs Walters provided statistics.
Limited Knowledge
In the 1990 examinations, she said,
one third of the students who took
English Language at the General"
level got grade 3 passes, that is they
have only a workingg knoviedge of
some aspects of the syllabus .
Another third, vith grade 4 passes,
have a "limited knowledge of a f-av
aspects of the syllabus."

Even at the "Baic" level, the resuds create
concern. Forty-five percent. of thlse
taking the examination got no higher than a
grade 3 or 4 pass, and only 13% -ot a a- e
1, that is, they have "a compreIensivae
knowledge of the syllabus."

The result & ma sAMnvmcs are n-
more ec-'rr&ffi Over 6/0 per-
eant at the 'hmsersl/e vl got r ssede
Sor i passn, and -is 'ast wan-Fy
5/L erenprozwed A? gades I 5gr
the matterr being those rho had ot

r&fch to base a judgenertn S

In addition to Grenada, th- ter .ries
participating in th CXC are Anguia,
Antigia, Barbados. Belize, he British

BuI.d-t proposals for 1991.

Father Jean Baptist- Labat a Dominican
missionary who came to the West Indies in
-1694, w:as a man r ho liked the good things
of life and., in his memoirs, described in
some detail meals he had the pleasure of

On board, on te tay out from Fra- e to
iartinique, he said, breakfast consisted
usually of a ham or p-te, with a ragout, or
fricassee, n bread,buttr, cheese and vine.

For inner, there was chicken broth, a joint
:f beef mutqttn or veal, fricassee of chick-
en,a roast, two ragouts and two salads
frilo:ved b cheese, jams, steved fruits and

Describri-g a meal he once had in Santo
rDoming' Labat said it started with five
jdiss of rui.t followed by a dish of sausage
ant tripe, three large boiled chickens, a
r 11iut ra pork, a dish of pigeons, a large
o of po.taat,.. broth, :all finiShed off-vith a
,.,, o ...nolfte

u. I did my bst to obg my
hoxts!', he said, ".rnd at everything vith a
-9e.- .op eti t-."

The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 15th December 1990 Page 7



,^@^Z^S iJ2a
~F&~~sci~i~~~cl~s;Yf~~~~ 1~~7 ~7~t~ZP

ical Leader of The New National
Sarty (NNP) anrd member of the
Opposition in the Geran,_.a
House of Representatives has accue the
Government of Prime Minister Nic

The charge vas maie in an interview with
NEWSLETTER on December 11th, and
Dr Mvithell said some of of these "signals"
are being sent by the Minister of Finance.
M1r George Brizan.

"The present. Minister of Finance has s
created a more difficult probiedm f
for this Governmenrt," he said
"not just in the question of m:an-
agement but in the qu-estion of
selndrig out the wrong sig.::i"
Better Invested Abroad"
Some months ago Dr M.itchel said. -
Mr Brizan, publicly criticizing the N
G-renada Co-operative Nutmg DR KEITH
Association for isrnagelent. said that
Ithe surplus funds of that Association Iould
have been better invested abroad.

Any time a Minister of Finance can
make such a statement. Dr Mitchell
said, he is saying clearly to vould-be
investors that they can do better else-

M -r Brizan, Dr Mitchell said, has also scared
j -investors away NvOt threats to introdu-ce
ile.isiation to control the probl-em of of foreign ex-change.

Dr Mitchell said he is not m nmisin g this
problem, but Mr Brizan's la.. -a i nu
deIaling with the matter w w d
mate %both locals and for'pi ers appre-

Dr Mitchell said also that th
} Dr Mitnehll said also that h'- ..i,.-."..

reaching the_ donor rand lending agencies are
not ereouraging.

Throh the. Ministries, and. from private
sources, Dr Mitchell said, he has compiled
information relative to the padding of the
Government payroll to about half a million
dollars mionthl-y ith hundreds of people,
many of whom are do ing nothing.

He has asked questions about this in
Parliament but has failed to get any
answers, he said, and the international
comrmmunity vill not be inclined to
assist unless the Government in-
dicates a positive attitude towards
Spulttin i house in order
Not Getting Money
"Peop are vreondering why this
overnrent is not getting money,
SDr Mitchell said, "but that is because
We are not managing tbs
MI TC E L The only 'serious" aid the Gover-
nmnelin't has recei7ed since it took office, Dr
Mitche- said, is an EC$23 million loan
from. Taiwan, a sumn which was negotiated
by tLie Goermnent of the late Prime Min-
ister Herbert Blaize.

With reference to the possibility that Per-
sonl Income Tax may be re-introduced in I
the 1991 budget, Dr Mitchell said this will
have more than one adverse effect.

First. he said, in the face of the Prime
Minister's clear coIrmitment not to do this,
it ,1ill have a damagir- effect on the
credibility of the Government.

Nest, Dr Mitchell said it -ill be a deterrent
to renad-ians abroad vishing to bring their
savings home ad also, it will create
hardships without solving the problem of
prod in g more revenue for Government.
Please See MITCHELL Page 8


Page 8 Saturday 15th December 1990 The Grenada Nevsletter

'C mny wis A base dissWAusifons with fe NafionaLf
CoUkers a snd with the Usiversitry off the jAswt Ztier anFF
University of Guyana,

Minister of Education in the
SGrenad.a Government, said in an
address to the Caribbean E[j m-j
M-naion Comncil (CXC) on December
7tMhthat CXC has -a acked a traditional
concept of secondary education in
the Caribbean.

That- tradition, hei said, is
that secondary education is
academic, but CXC has
challenr,'d this with the :
introduction of s'yllabu ses
and examinatiorns in a range
of technfical-vocaional sub-
V Wide Range Of Abiliti.s
More recently th Minister said
the Caribbean has seen emer- nce of more
tertiary level institutions ithe form of
community tTyp colleges which cater to a
ide range of abili* ties and offer a variety of

4As pary orf/"t nit-s1So~ r n-_ _. -
pri e ms o, Mr &/ess
stid XtY masy swz#o t aloue
vi&these /astiitux.i s

MITCHELL From Page ?
It is a mth tat you can prove Wi
by j -st taxIg People, he said "Ther
is a pon t wat 'ilh taxes beconie
Sr' -ressive s

SDr Mibt hell said there is a general slow-
i Jd;,n in the Grernadiani econo--my- at. the
Present tie nd what is needed is tn.t
increase taxation but an imrnaiative
Sapp.rach towards incresin prod'ct-
Svity .ad broadening the tax base

Most of these collages offer the Cambridge
University General Certificate of Education
(GCE) exa-mination at the Advanced Level,
he continued, which examination is nov
beir- reviewed in Britain,

"In _view of this, and the fact that
other progralmmres offered by
the Com-unity Colleges are
g specific to tte country in
which the college is
Located, M1r Glean said,
CXC may vish to have
Discussions with these
institutions and with the
University of the West Indies
/ ani university of Guana,
-.ih a view to standardising and
improvtIg programme- s and

Are Very Different
The Mi istr said it ouid be unfortu-nate if
the Car'ibbea. people insist that their
students satisf the requirerents of other
people when the circumstances of the
Caribbn re very different and require
original a '-pprop riate responses.

Edic-at'ionaI ioi tiio s in the Caribbean
are very exanmnaction conscious, Mr Glean
sid, and the people of t-he Caribbean must
beheve in the validity of their own
ea~inuinrg body the Caribbean Esramin-
ations Council. Caribbean people must
naie onfridence in their ovn efforts and in
the value of the institutions the have
established, fle said.

"In te age of the globa- village brought
ab.ou b the electronic mass media we are
called upn to mnake greater efforts to be
ahentic- e said,-. "a to ernure thatour
institutions -aina3in their authentcit-y and

J Please See GLEAN Page 9
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 15th December 1990 Page 9



from the (Government, hun-
dreds of Grenadians of all
/I valks of life, professionals
and grass roots, assembled on Sunday
December 2nd at the burnt out Government
complex on the Carenage in St George's and
cleared the area of debris and rubble.
That complex, comprising the Ministry of
Finance, General Post Office, Inlarnd
Revenue Department, Treasuryand Govern-
ment Printery, was gutted on the night of
April 27th last by the biggest fire seen in St
George's within living memory.
Interviewed on the scene, Minister of
Works, Mr Phinsley St Loius, said several

GLEAN From Page 8
CXC has been in existence for nearly 17
years, the Minister said, and has estab-
lished a reputation for high standards
and innovativeness.
Mr Glean pledged his Go.vernment's
continuing support to CXC and. said that,
not only had the institution revolution-
ised secondary education in the region
but it has also had an impact on primary
and secondary school teacher education.
Delegates to the CXC meeting which
came to an end in Grenada on December
7th came from A1ngiuii, Anti.gua,
Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin
Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana,
Jamaica, MontserratS, St Kitts, St Lucia,
St Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago and the
Turks & Caicos Islands.
I- d.

hundred people, labourers, doctors,
barristers, clerks, businessmen, stevedores,
Ministers of Government and others, had
turned out.
"I am proud of the magnificent way
in which Grenadians have responded
to the call," he said. "In just over
four hours, they have almost
completely cleared the area and have
saved what has been estimated to be
some EC$100, 000."
This work was done on the old Grenadian
system of the "maroon". Under this
system, if a piece of work is to be
performed, for instance the tilling of a
field, volunteers do the work while the
person who owns the field provides food
and drink.
In the case of the clearing of the Complex
area, the food and drink was supplied by
private individuals, business firms and by
hotels. Several building contractors were
on the scene vith their equipment and the
rubble as trucked awa y by their vehicles
and by vehicles of the Public Works Depart-
Mr St Louis said there is no plan yet for the
use of the burnt out buildings. Their brick
valls are still standing and these vill be
maintained, .th said, and efforts will be
made to replace their clay tiled roofs. The
Minister said a "guesstimate" of what vill
be required is about EC$36 million.
In the meantime, the Post Office has been
relocated on the other side of the Carenage
near to the docks, and the Treasury and
other Departments are on Lagbon Road
Please See MAROONH Page 1

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Page 10 Saturday 15th December 1990 The Grenada Newsletter


Cocoa Producers Meet

A regional three day meeting of Cocoa Pro-
ducers opened in Grenada on December

Addressing the meeting, Minister of
Agriculture, Mr Ben Jones, expressed the
hope that delegates vould find common
ground for harmonising efforts.

According to the Government Information
Service, in addition to Grenada, delegates
attending the meeting vere from Jamaica
and Barbados.

UWI Shares Nutmeg

At a two-day seminar on November 27th
and 28th organized by the Grenada Co-
operative Nutmeg Association (GCNA),
researchers from the University of the West
indies (UWI) shared with GCNA
representatives their findings into the
proper post-harvest handling of nutmegs.

MAROON From Page 9
outside the eastern town boundary, in -
premises made available by the Grenada
Co-Operative Nutmeg Association.

These new locations are further from
the centre of St George's than is Ithe
burnt out complex, but Mr St Louis said
the town is expandgin n the direction of
the nev locations and he did not think
the public will find them,....

Dr Eddie Commissiong, head of the Food
Technology Department at the UWI St
Augustine, Trinidad, campus, dealt with the
drying process and Dr Clement Sankat
spoke on new mechanised approaches to the
cracking of nutmegs.

Good Potential For Cut
Flower Industry

A report issued by the Agricultural
Rehabilitation & Crop Diversification Pro-
ject of the Ministry of Agriculture
(ARCDP) says a recent survey conducted
by Business Consultants Ltd reveals signifi-
cant potential for growth and development
of the Cut Flower Industry.

According to ARCDP, 15 acres of land are
now being used by 22 floriculturists and,
between 1987 and June 1990, 138,000
blooms of the Ginger Lily vere exported to
the -United States earning gross income of

Good Prospects For Tourism

In his rnessag for "Tourism Week" vhich
began on November 18th, Chairman of the
Grenada Tourist Board, Mr Richard
Cherman, said that, during the next five
years, Tourism is expected to generate
revenue of about EC$300 million dollars
from approximately 350, 000 visitors.

During that period, he said, hotel rooms are
expected to increase from 1,085 to 2,500,
creating about 6,000 jobs, of which 2,300
will be direct. and 3,700 indirect.

Alister a
15 a december 1990
Printed & Publishedb By The Proprietor
Alister Hughes, Journalist
Of Scott Street, St Georges,Grenada, Westindies
(P.O.Box 65: Phone [809] 440 2538: Cables HUSON, Grenada)


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