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SOsyme Oudines ar e mrqiif of M4Aat the p/971*se JiD'f r for
4sindward IsIsnars poaticiaf unity is Ufib#y Ao &o

R FRANCIS ALEXIS, The RCA, comprising of ,legate. from
Grenada's AttoirLney General, Grenada, St Vincent St Lucia and Dom-
Miris.,tr of Legal Affairs aid irif,.. was _.-._iihd by the Govermrents
Leader of Grni'iai :'s delegation of T'i- four islands to canvass public ,',pinion
the R-giorial Coriituti':,ric Asiemblv and prep.irp a plan for political 'limicati.n
CA), said at a press conference on Sep- of the Wind..-.~d Islands.
mber Olth that :.Lrome outlines are e: rging Met Most Recently
-.h t the proposed plan for W"in 'ird The Assembly has .l ready met in St Vincent
s.7 politi.:.. unity is likely to be. ad St Lucia, and net most recently in
Dommica in the week ending Septermbei
t cannot be said that any plan corn- 7th. The next meeting is scheduled for
g out of the RCA vill be either Grenal.:i n.Tii-.r r.eI

unanimous or binding upon any-
body", he said, "except morally upon
those delegates vho subscribe to the
plan as it emerges."

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Grenada's RCA Delegation
Reports ........... ............---- -- I
O CARICOM Makes First
Awards of OCC...-............. 2
0 OECS Lawyers Call For
More Jud ges .........-....----. 4
Honesty & Integrity Before
Financial Revard: Judge..... 5
Anglicans Hold Synod
In Grenada.......-------------...... 6
New Puerto Rico Plant
For Grenada .................... 8
O News Shorts ......................-- 9

Dr Alexid said that, at the Domini,:.i meet-
i -, it. appe:r'ed that most delegate. vill
reconynen, heriwi be a fe'der.:i type of union
though not necessarily a:lu-idin~ all
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j 1 July issue of "Press Feat:.ue",
thie publication of the
M ^ Caribbe :Ux, C..-rruniw-tif
(C AP IC OM), three distirig.U' ihpd CARI-
COM nationals are to be the first recipients
of the Order of the C',ibbei_ Commumty
(OCC), the official sTtilic f-riip for
outs ing servicee to the Community.

Those to be h,.iiour.ed ..are Mr W'l!iam
Demas (62), f:-.nwr CARICOM Secr etary-
Gen-ral, former President of the C.'ibbear.
D'.'elop.-rp t .E.:r: and. current Governor
of the Central BEr u., of Triiidad & Tobago,
Sir Shridath Ramphal (63), former
Secretir y--ene-. i of rhe Comrr:-r:1r -_.ij1
and cunrehti Ch.airi': of the Westandian:
Please See AWARDS Page 3

RCA From Page 1
lembl.~nces of a urnitary state form.

It :-iin clecir, he said, that the reconm-
-.L:^,d Head of Government will be .m
E:: :utive Head, elected directly by all the
'?- t0e of the prti.ipatin,7 States. and carry-
ing the title of "Presidterni'

Dr Ale:.; sai.j it would be "diffi.:iut to
venture" beyond these& details, Still in the
b'-; e is the question, as to .e.h:" there
viil be two Ho:,.zeS of P;arii;i.mnen. or one, he
said. Also in the bilanc:e is the quet1i :in
as to whether se, -is will be re:-ervedLl in
Parliament for sectorial interest gr,:,.p:
s such as moime and trate unions.

A,.- wouldd Dr Alexis say vhen it is
likely that the question of Windward
Islands political unity vill be put to a
referendum in the four islands as is
Are Very Complex
Mr D.:-tuty Willitmr, the Nev N..itional
Party- representative on the RCA deleati:n,
presetA at the press crvference, said the
di_-:::ans of the RCA .-ire very complex
and ilved.

"W. :, the RCA met in St Luci.:;. ?, took
the decisionn that we were to have

sri sort of feder.-tion, he said. That' was
clear to me and we -e' hoping to -i:,.u-:
the structure when ve got to Dominica.
But .'en "1e : P to D-:'I: veie
disc-'.o-red, that they --:? still .spe::i--
b-.:-i. the p::ibilit.i- of a urie stL- te."
The Faderalists Won Out
In D;:ru,.. u, Mr Wi'i..-tm U,. -
federalists won out over -hcse in .-:.-' of

a u rit~',r state, but there ,v.-
I:g uni,;t re! -:tie to ; presidency
federation Somle :hvoirved a

. h u

Please See RCA Page 3

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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 21st September 1991 Page 3

AWARDS From Page 2
i Corniissioi, and Mr Derek Walcott
| (61), noted Westindian poet and playwright.

Agreement to introduce a CARICOM
|A.',dJ. Scheme vas reached at the 8th
re titng of CARICCM Heads of Govern-
Sment held in St Lucia in 1987, and. he first
:7..ardees vere read. up.r, at t-ie recent.
I-lla of Co*.P'rentr C.f rerjce held in St
Special Privileges
Appoiastaeit to Sember'&Aq of ihe
Order will be reserved ir aBsionf s
of MeAmber Staes who made
o usftdiagcW strib-utios' to the devel-
p/menft of the CZ&'bbet region, and
,H carry c pec i pv'lregs"

These include Sthe gr-ving of a travel
document with the status of a diplomatic
p -.port, the right to reni',e ard work in
. e-- M.ember State of the C'onirn.iity and
the right to acquire property in any
I member State of the Conmmunity.





RCA From Page 2
preideni, he said, but others advocated a
r.,aLing collegiate of four presidenis each
holding the office for one year.

Mr Williams said he was not sure 'h.-it the
D. ',Ainica meeting had accmpli.:hed very
much. Things had been gon, into in
."eat detail, he said, i'-t much of it was
matter which, he thought, 1 -iad already
.ee:n decided upon.
Difference Of Opinion
There is a difference of opiri.:n beteenr I
Dr Alexis and Mr Williams -,:iih refer-
,:-e to the holding of the refere-rdim-n at-
,',id: the people of the Wind "-Ard Islands
will decide whether they w:i. polit!,:.dl
.Lificati.:.n or not.

Mr Williams is in '.v:.u- of a cauti,-.
Auproach, m :inTig i-c.u- that, before the
-, ferei dAurn is held the rn.i--i--th e-st.reet
is fully aware of, anjd inrrevste, in, the
and n of WirnJiw.-'ard l-di- politi-
'.1 nrti_.urion. Dr Ale:is, on .e foth:er
.t-,de, biehe.Ts that, if h..lding of the
fe'reiTndum is delayed for too long, here
.'ill be a loss or interest. in the .qiit.i-rn of
ij alI unification.

In a-dilin, a"ardees will rei
insignia in the i.-n>m of an ap
iri.dal struck in gFo. e
Criteria For Selection

-.eive an

An Advisory C.:.mmittpe nominated by
Member Governments has been e.tabUlisled
to prep.'e, for approval of Member Sti_-:,
criOrit for selec :t.n of avardees, and to
i.u:.e recomem.;eJ.^.itiL:. to the Conr -,ter,-
of Heads of Gov-rnenLit on nomint '-*
received e'ver year for the a,'ard.

Selecicn of pers r- on vhom the honour
will be conferred will be done by Heads of

Suar cane is said to have beein introduced
into Bcibados from Brazil about 1640 by a
~Dutlmn Pieter Br.:wer.

Barbados was then a tobacco producing
Mi 0.nd and, at fr-:t, Brvwer's agricultural
introduction found no m,:-re use than as the
base for a refreshing drink.

However, an enterprising Eng listlmni,
r -. Dr..:., revolutionised Barbados -.-
cultural future. He .ippliied himself to study
the techn. logy of sugar an.raiicturmg -
within a few 7,t-'., was succesful. Ti-i.l
.. x -e i-r.-n- set the stag for su .r .
re-ire '..-i -co as E rb' a.: main e:p..:.:t.

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th.e Or : :.-ation of E.M.t Carib-
|_n b S'tatps ,,.:ECS), and meet-
-- at a Cnfqrenc_ of the
COECS Bar Assi-ation in Gre-
n.ada on Sentember 7th, have expressed
dijsatisfacti.:n s'Tth the number of .Judges
employed to, do ihe ,'.:rk c'f the OECS
Suprme Court.

This i .W di"i. ... by Mr Archibald,
O.C., Preiderr.,- of t OkECS Bar Ass-
;.citicn, in an inter'iev vith NEW/S-
LETTER in Gr.n.r: Vn September 8th,
and he said he need for rn:-'re judges Vas
;- .1 bec -e of an incir e in_ crine.

"We are c."j,,_
vith the 1trte in I
co,:nmercial ltia'i.n," said "As the
Ca.ribbean ;:r.-ws and connrrerci.l activJities
:.::nd, ,here is a iai.ural increase in
.:ft.e:r: of conflict and the issues befo-re the
C'i.'ts are becoming: more compleK."
Mfr Arcldibalf ssd tae preselt .Adg4
are co3pete dt to haa? the matters
couzr n oatore tst- but are Madi-
aApped ecsuse of !he shortage of
siafiBty fhicizitres vord procarsonr
and 1&z aw hiets vlc-. voauf give
Bthem easy ae.res t their bro&Mr
Adjfs iAr the regon &mafi te Iaw
!rarisr~s they Jposess.
Take This Matter Up
His org;-n.atmin, and the individual Bar,i of the OECS, are to t.ake this
matter up with ihe Authorities, Mr Archi-
baid s"i
Mr Archiub', ...o that another matter
aleat 'with by rh, Grerada Conference vas
.he Crode of Zithic: by vhich la&,yers
-practisirng in the OECS vill be bound.

"Wr, ame co eiimd with the
inWc~wS is coamzwerisl

That Code has been agreed upon, he said,
and should have been published on August
1st. However, because of some difficulties
in the mechanics of publication, this has not
yet been done but vill be in the near future.
They Should Expect
"This Code vill prevent lawyers
from running foul of basic profess-
ional misbehaviour", Mr Archibald
said, "and is an effort to ensure that
the public is given the service vhich
they should expect."

vii be the stand-
which the
OECS Bar Association vill be self-
regulatory, he said, and the first step in its
implementation vill be to bring his breach
of the Code to the attention of the offender
vith a vie.- to having the mrt.ter corrected.
In more serious breaches, he said, there
will be disciplinary action running from the
issuance of a warning to suspension or
expulsion from the Association.
Force Of Lav
"We hope that our Code of Ethics will
beiomrni Rules vith the force of lav
authorised by a Statutory Body", Mr
Archibald said.
President Archibald did not accept the
suggestion that the image of lawyers in the
OECS is "smudged".
"We would not like to use so strong a
Ycord", he said, "but we are avare, and it is
our firm view, that the image needs to be
Pleamo See LAWYERS Page 5


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of t." Organisation .4,: Er.-Ea Caib-
bea.n States (OECS) Supreme
S iu:s Monica T..',ph, 0a.-
in GLe.tda on S.ptembr 7th .h: m ie
pt...fsii th "fr:" of financial
-s.r : hJ-i.;..d.:l not and -. Vu:.t h:t be allowed
to o:dtrip the "f,::!" of h:r.esty ard

"If s 'e to
'-E I!" she said.
'tbe ^whole fabric of
--.rii? Vyil be affect-
ed. We may ha:e
: d --- ... in the
S7,*. To err is
:.: -r.: and we are
i.,.uriin being~. Let
' put h.:.--se nri-it es
, i,.d us and m-.'.
.:c;trd with renew

S Delivered The Feature Address
The Judge's remarks -e.: ::,:de as she
I'lrwed ti,> feature addM reI r a dinner
S--hi- follo'- .1 a nmeting of the OECS Bar
A L*.:i inC. n.:.v1,
The lega prloefe;:,ion is ,... if it is practis-
ed in the spirit of it. she :ai bu-t it be-
i '*me a fri .ij if its true spirit is oblitecr.aed
rby i 1 .i and mI : m. tt,.

J e ..::. p-i :.: the c.urCe of real justice

LA WYERS from Page 4
... .:-:: i.e.. e of the Cari...n pu. .ic.
ieedrs to be t 'n, he C:.1tin..t., -AL th
coldenti'e can be von only by perform-
/ 62ee

lies ,in ihe h Lrd of the legal profession,
Jud -i ...! rates and every member of
the Bar. Also in the hand.: of the legal
p.tfe-i:,n is the co,'.rse of true pe.xe, she
c.-ntimed, bec.-..L:e the absence of justice
may be follo -ed by the absence of peace.
"Let us therefore resolve -t y, aid every
,:", despite differing views, despite
niusunderstan .ins -
]TITIONERS to -Tlk on the same
path, the path that
)UTY TO le2s to ju.tie," se
E THE .:. "That. is
IS OF THE our debt to s..'iety,
AUSE IT IS that is our debt to ,
THAT THE 1: ,n iti-lties ofhi1ch
T HAT THE ve are a part."
HAVE It Is Imperative

Tu,,E Je ..p said itd
JUSTICE is im_,rafiv. for I
.m. emnber- of the Bar
to deroiaor':-,i their respe-ct for the la by
'.hir conduct both inside and ou-.ide the
CourT:'.:,--e. By their c.:,'nj'ic. also, and
particularly when ,iscusinz matters v.itii
their clients, she ..:i,, they demon- e the-ir ':-E ;t, for the :.;ffeies of o .f
AJud e .nd M, i~:rte.

.T.. ? ....r. of each& a.d eery'
member of the -gar, sizor or anmar,
yemuq s a so-.-so-yow, vbeiher
Lrwied v /i me oroutlde the Jagrt-
ndie,-" s~ co nioued "lies a res-
pfAniAdJty (perhaps sB ozearous &anJ
demadid responsibirIity] of em2r-
imgf a t &ey cBnduct emszs&/VBie-V J
s& s maaz er thal members of Ae
pubhar co ad fmlflovw thair exaimplfe
h~eir resz. ct!r ) /e Mev

Please see JOSEPH Pame 6



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in Gi

the tidwvard Isl.and.s,
E!Lder, on September
livering his Clurge to t
2ates to the 27th Se.:ion of th- S
the Diocese of Ih- 'n ard Isla T -
'.e Syn.:d was not meant to be a f:,
petty criticism and v.:icing of in:
o dances.
"Our estir j ea h m2Kre nor
b e saue, *tilt of caring z
I &I nMSSn of Use Charc
oircese, by usr lives zed vi
he l/m' vpe rofess. "

De1.VieI- lud the sacred respon si
[t, decisions for the Diocese ,iI
be tested by time, the Btshop .Said,
prove to be vise.
Headquartered In St Viace
The .",-'-gI:, ,,n Diocese 'A t, .-
Islands is c'mprised of the i:i
Gre,,da, St L'.ia arnd St Vin-e:nt.
Bishop being headquartered in St V
Atte-Jdig the Synod, ,.-hch ra
!September 12th, vere six clergy
jlay representa!i:e from St L.i::,
iler gy included in g the Bishop) .;
ror.seittives from St Vini:ernt
*,:ergy .rd 11 lay representA:..,
G .renada.
In his ,Oar Bishop Elder stre,
need for a "good ei:alua,:',n system
o,..d c';rrec:.t "habits or prr "i.'
:ill de t.rr:.'y the work of the l'-r
rv'i,,-J'. Parishes of the Diocese.

| '-, Anr, ..- clPer,, are ll, uip,
I Please See SYNO

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OP OF JOSEPH From Page 5
Phillip Ju,ge Joseph said mernbers of the legal
fit d''e profession must be rrirdful of comments
he dele- of the publi,- arnd must remember that
.nod :of they do n.:.t be-t'.'v favours on the public
nds, said but serve the public.
,rum for
'i."i-.Al Ceroitj of dissatisfaction made by the
public about the handling of civil cases
n Lry or may not be foIunded in fact, she
de one, said, and may be made by persons vho do
orva r not understand that, even if they consider
of A.E tL:y haLT a good claim, that claim has to
-eess so ".- proved in Court and there are certain
rules V) be follo,..'ed
They Are Suspicious .
ability of "'.,:-nv claimants look surprised when,
iich till standing in the witness bo,; they are
, if they .._ .:ri. qu.estioi," she said. "They
Thi-rk the J'..ars ire so obvious, they
at complain, they are suspicious, they
:, :a i.ard ,.r-rrer, it
.tr': of
-ith the What th.::e comments seem to say, Judge
incent. ,.seph sidi is summed up in the
Iqu z.o h.un which reads, "In civil
in until j.urirdic:tion it too often happens that there
n.ii two is so much law that. there is no room for
eu.^, and that the claimant expire.- of
11v wrong in the nuidst of right as mariners i
and six die of thirst in the midst of water."
-- from
.ie :.:.h sug.-sted that legal
nFr---ti'fioners a duty to assuage the
;,-;. iifi suspicions of the public because it is
" Wh:hi -.-senti.:d that the public have confidence
which Qin th s-t- of justice
y in the -
"W e A r- i al ,ys attempt to be like?
C .:.:s wife" she said. "to be beyond or
n to be bov -icion."
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SYNOD from Page 6
lead ers in the Parihes ui er their care, he Bish..p Elder's Charge .as wide ranging
said, There is need for c.:-fl ong.ig p-, im.g other the sutbj.ct of the
port of them in their work, and he -:.1-ld edca:ti.":n of .i.itA for contirmati':n,
like to Ti:k fha: every .E iruh would e.j.Jiuc:n in s ,ch'.:s, -eA lismr, youth
"-l:, an annual check :,n h:-v every- work in the Di':,eze -nd the duties and
tmng is -in. in the P.-iThL repo:ribilit.ies of the Parish.
No More Than Nominal Allegiance
A ht.rt :-g-e of priests in the Windv,..'d With reference to the last :mentioned, fhe
I -'.. ni Di- ese is a .tim-in pirobleni i Bishop said that while in all congregatici
Bishop Elder was pleased to report thi- not in the Di:. 'epse t~re are the 'Faithful',
only are two men rn, in training at truly dedicated in their love for our Lord,
Codrrin-ton Coll e in BIarb .:-, but two rn., mrnore seemi to give no more than
Ae ''', u- ^. ce''air y '' 1
,,,.,re .h.rty n'. "-..iot whl.:lly
t3iii their staiH uti /^ mnurdxtted
The .Ish:.p said that', C tap-en I,,-...r
is need to give ,,,, ,.
T...'..1 i..! Ed- n.` "E en n their
uiattion. At p p ..,c rL.r.R --. pas,,ra care,

j.-:in have a "Theolo.:gical Education Sun- no real commitment of the parishioners as a
day" when the cllec.ti.,.n will be set aside body, so little crrrem, or even frie.ndli-
t-or training of the clergy, ess."
i A New Scale Of Stiaends

In an attempt to improve thpe of the
,ergy, Bishop Elder said, a n_: Sale of
stipends was irrnplen!:r-te,: from January
1989. This resulted in a consequent
,'rr.. ed c.n."tribution to the Peni.ion
:chPErli and, in Sept-ember !9.1:'5, a He;ilh
_h.-tih e mwaz mitr.:ju,:ed with 1ihe clergy and
!i.,:o:e'e contributing respectively on *e
..--i of a 40i60% ratio.

These schemes, Farei,:,n aE, Health,
I quire a monthly payment fr.: mr th Di
Sto the underwriters of EC $2'4, I
EC$15,957 rspe:ctive y, he said.



These paj;r.;ent must be made on time by
:h- Di.:ce:- even ;hen ttdividu.-d
ionrs have not been ,id._, he a.nd, and,
Snzir. the .year, this has resulted in a
Serious cash flow efih:ien::.'.

SPar-sb Cofnwcls nfeed A .i an df to
| r Ae t d&e anbeibiy cthrib uim's
are zade reghalerly the Bihop said.
S"e just canwo t a/ov such default At
Scorntne if Parshes vsh to maminsia
/ eir in*legrity "

What is c.dlld for, Yn..t urgently, he said,
is. lay leadership tra:'ing and real 1comr-r-
ment in every ,,iri. A pr.grarmme is
needed, he continued, where there will t: i
an ever incre.2ir:g" number of conmirOVfd
per--'. i mn re'?I.dar training and, indiI.-
ually, t.aJing a greater responsibility as |
members of the Ch:ur-ch.
Election Of Officers
The a.-eni of the Synod 1id t-
elec:ti'rn of officers, ppresenft.-di-,n of Reports
-and Jis:ui..sions relative to "Comnpai- u: n
Di,:.,e-eP relationships.

One s-uchiL Co.mpani..,on Diocese is that of St.
Ednmmdu.biry, Ipswich, in the United
Kingdom. The BiTho:p of that Diceze, the
Ri.hit Reverend John Dennmis, attended the

When there's a ,.: to be chased avaV, Gre-
nadians don't say "Git !". "Moe!" or "Get
2.;.jn !" They say "Mash !". That W:.'i
comes fr -'rn tie French verb "~M xer to
move on, to get e,,ing. And the dos iJn
Grenada u-der'-tind. They eet going.


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September 10th at Grn. :. 's
Frequent InLdiutri. Park, Prinme
Mini".er Nich.:,..!.: Br.-t :.'.hie de-
,:led *:'per the twin pl._r, of Messrs Steri
ITeh Ine:.rtp.:..,t d._ of Sa.lina Puert. Rico.
Srsentl at the c:remor.y u';as Mr Antan-do Dep-y Se're--y of StIa. for
Fierto Rico, m id 3be said that, thile his
o"-'-rrin nt. is not .visfied with what it has
accomplished, Puerto Pic: has nade conm-
n:itments and pledges to the and
:-..pi.e of the Caribbeuan and has einv.j.;

'It /s Carjbean of whic-h e avr
f7fdeed, very much a part, he s d
"a C'aribba&m ., bvh .h, because p e
ar e h ar Irget economy~ ve AsE a
vry special h/ oJfa rgon to our
.e Aboaurs vbic,, belatedly ve have
xaceptefd adf are vorihzg at '

The Go-ernrmenf of Puerto Rico has been
virking eya y u .e..s:-dily 'vjitlh its friJnds, Mr
-:-i: said, and Puerto Rico ha-s n better
friid. tfro1,uh:,ut the Caribbt.a.i than ihe
'-.:.ersthip ard people of Gre.:i.
A New And Vigorous Phase
The opeming of The 'Steri Tech rpat in
:'.-,a,: he- said, "epreei the c cmic '
mnto tbeingr of a heW and ovig-l, ,us phase in
iuerto Rico's inv:~I,.. ent ,c ,ih tle Carib-

Puerto Rico's ir:v":.'enfem.-t vith Grera.da
aniiD tr,. of the other co:.;.u-trie of the
Caribe.A started off with sub idii or
Affiliates of large i1ti-rati..r: corp,.:ra.f-


.:aid, but Steri Tech and its President reprten:t a ch.. f.'hi-h has
pare over the last de de.


Quv.ified Puerto Ricaws who have worked
ith multi-n i..i.:nal corporations, and have
risen tJhrouAgh the raril. of those
corporations, have, for a variety of rpaons,
left those corp.rati. r
ihe said. They have-
b-ir,.ei."es, he con-
tinued,and are novw
the leading pro-
"I:derL eof Ve- n-
ire.. and jobs being
,reoted in Puerto
A Young Man
"Here we rn,"w have a
Swo.:iiiii ,,h is- '
an e:-af-mpnle of that
type of PuertoI
Pic-m manager f PRIME MINISTER
entrep i-Jn_%.r, e l-i
..M.i, "vho Ir.i-ng established his ovn
.per..iori arid seen it grow and prosper in
Puerto Pico, nowv has the courage and guts
to look be':od the sh3l.res of Puerkt Rico
and hias made a coirm-itrnent to the Govern-
r.nhrt and pe: p'e of G'ena."

Steri Tech PreZiden. Vi..'ni, spe.:ing at the
'_peing ceremony, iird his Company is a
small :." .Thich v'ill, in September, cele-
brate its fifth uii:rsary of operations, in
Puerto Rico.
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The Grpnada Nevsletter Saturday 21st September 1991 Page 9


Nutmeg Distillation

Equipment Arrives

The last rn'jor pieces of equipment for the
distailh:..i. plant of the Grenada Co-
Opera-ti-. Nutmeg Association (GCNA)
arrir- in Grenada on September 14th.

A rele.-se from the Government Inform-r
:t.i:in E'e-ice (GIS) give-s the total cost of
the equipr-pent as EC$2.3 million. Origin-
,ally, the plant was to be located in the east
cast to'n of Grenville, but, according to
GIS, a e-?ciion has been t/a-?en to locate it at
Marli in the island's northerrnmi.P. p.arish of
St Patric:s..

Refurbishing of the factory shell to house
the plant will bring the total cost to about

PLANT From Page 8.
The rn'- ve to set up a twin plant, in
Gerinada was prompted by increases in
material and labour costs plus the vworld-
vide recession, he .said, all of which
demn-id.ed that labour costs reduced,
sales increased and export markets
actively e explored.

-gt. &.Ijeye t ta Gr'enada vdii bt
.astrimeiitai iM t? ew aspects of t&e
deveropnmt of t&e CoZMpawy dur-
At oe Cay ye&iar "e said.

Li:_:_Lg the benefits of establishing the
plant in Grenada, Mr Vivoni said
Greueda offers an advanta e over Puerto
Rico. in hbour costs, there :ire e;?e-llent
transportation and communication
charmels to and from Grenada, the
incmetivei programme offered by the
Grenada Goveriimen. is attractive and
there are reliable utility servi':z '..

In ai intervie-v, vith NEWSLETTER, the
President said his initial investment in
Gren,:, is some US$500, 000. The plant.
ernpl more than 50 persons, who stitch
disp .te .un-if'irms from material precut
at the parEnt plant in Puerto Rico. The
enipl-,:;.-nernt figure is expected to increase
to ab. .u.. 75 by the end of this year.
I ^!FffmmewetfmfAme


EC$3 million and production should begin
before the end of this year.

The plant vill employ 10 to 15 people and,
annually, will process into nutmeg oil somie
5,000 tons of defective nutmegs.

Chinese Mission Experiments
With Intercropping

in co-operation with the Grenada Sugar
Factory, the Chinese Agricultural Technical
Mission to Grenada is experimenting with
intercropping legumes vith sugar cane.

A release from the Chinese Embassy says
the legume u.sed is the mungbean. The
experiment is successful, the release says,
and the first crop vas expected to be reaped
towards the end of September.

Now 43 Positive HIVTests

To the 16th September, 43 persons in Gr.e-
nada been tested positive vith the
Human Imntmodeficiency Virus (HIV).

According to the Government InforrrT.Aticn
Service (GIS), 27 of the 43 persons develop-
ed full blown AIDS and, of.the 27, 21 ..

Quoting a report from the Ministry of
Health, GIS says that of the 43 per- n
testing HIV positive, nte is a teenager and
another is a child of pre-school age.

St.Louis Sure Of World BauAk

Agricultural Minister, Mr Phinsley St
Louis, has expressed confidence that the
World Btank vill continue to assist Grenp -:.

The Minister's remarks were irade on Sep-
tember 17th at the formal handing over ,of
the re-furbished Meat Market in Grenvill.-e,
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IEWS SHORTS from Page 9
an undertaking of the Agricultural Re-
search & Crop Diversification Project vith
funding from the World Bank.

Grenada Bank With No
Valid Banking Licence

In the issue of the official Government
Gazette of September 6th, the Grenada
Government has published a list of 51
Companies 'registered in Grenada purport-
'ing to be Banks".

These Companies, the Government notice
says, have no valid Banking Licence and
"clients doing business vith them are doing
so at their own risk".

Each of these Companies has the vord
"Bank" in its name and they range from
"The British Bank of the Orient Ltd"
through "The Euro-Canadian Bank & Trust
Ltd", "The Yamasu International Banlk
Ltd", "The Chartered Bank of Asia Ltd" to
The West Indies Bank Ltd" and "The Bank
of the West Indies Ltd."

The Government note says legislation is
being drafted to have a proper and 1A6
Sde. system for offshore bank registration
anmd the International Community vill be
informed in due course.

Diplomatic Relations Urged

Delegations from Grenada and Indonesia,
participating in nutmeg talks in Holland last
SJly, have recommended that their
|respective countries establish diplomatic

relations vith each other in order to
facilitate trade co-operation in the market-
ing of nutmegs.

Reporting this development, the Govern-
ment Information Service (GIS) said the
Grenada delegation to the talks had resisted
an attempt to drav the Grenada Co-
operative Nutmeg Association (GCNA) into
a joint venture marketing company.

This venture, proposed by the Indonesian
state-ovned company, BERDINAKI, would
have involved GCNA vith BERDINAKI
and with the Holland-based firm of CA TZ
International, the largest buyer in Europe
of nutmegs.

GIS quotes the leader of the Grenada dele-
gation, Senator Denis Noel, as saying that
such a venture vould have given CATZ
International a monopoly in nutmeg market-
ing. Also, Senator Noel said, it vould risk
undermining GCNA linkages with other
traditional and competing brokers.

In 1986, GCNA implemented, with ASPIN,
an Indonesian grouping of exporters, a
Marketing Agreement vhich proved very
profitable to both GCNA and ASPIN.

That Agreement came to an end in 1989
vhen, according to GIS, "the Indonesian
Government adopted, by decree, an
economic adjustment policy of deregulation
vhich ended this advantage".

According to Senator Noel, as an
alternative to the joint venture, the Grenada
delegation to the talks opted to work out an
Agreement with BERDIKARI along the
lines of those which formerly obtained with

lusterr Hughes
21st September 1991
Printed & Published By The Pmoprietor,
Alister Hughls, Journalist,
' Of Scott Street, at Georges, Gnreuta, Westiauies.
(P.O.Box 65: Phole (809) 440-2538: Cables HUSON,Grenada)

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