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Volume 20

Saturday 17th October 1992

Number 17

CAlRel T ATll~ P TeJ~~l

lown covnsirfi-b[ly fwrom

But tf -t ea.d. has been cut -
tfw 1989
be the peak month for p:s--
enger traffic through Point
na-ineLM International Airport,
a peak which for the last few years has
sh.,m a steadyclimb, buta cmrent declining
rate of incre e reflects the threat posed to
Gren.?,Ja's Tourist Irdustry by recess ion in
the metropolitan countries.

Acc--rdin.g to statistics of the Grenada
Airports Authirity them were 182,631
passenger movements (;aniv.: U' an,
d-eprtures) tI:'-.ugh Point S aliis Intfr-
!ational Airport in 19S9. Tlht figure is
:ippr..: lately t7ice Grmn.J.a's population
as recorded at the last census, and, in 1990,
bi.tal nmovemrents grew to 219,920, an

January. To Decembier
198s, 1990, i:<,91
Increase Incr-ea
1989 186.31
1990 219920 37 89 20.4%
1991 239066 19146 8.70s

inrcre-e of 37,289 or 20.4%.

Reflecting the wo rild-vide
however, there was a mirl:edj

dr-op in the


()LIAT Still Major Carrier at
PointSalines ..........
C)Blhndmss Prevention Committee
Laun hed ... ..................... 5
0Internatiomal Co-Opersaion
Needed To Fight D-ug Prob'_Es 8
*First Traning Seminar For
Caribbean Women Joi rnal. 9
iU.S.Army Builds School For i
TheDeat... -... .
News Sh s......... ........... 11

S -the rate of from 1990 to
1991. The total iin': .e in
passenger movements in 191 was
only 19,146j bringing the figure for
-e that year to 239, a slim increase i
of -7 .
fO r a .c.*<.

A similar trend is seen when the
Januaryto July figures for 1990, 1991
PIeae Se AEPGP T S'ee 2



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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 17tt October 1992 Page 2

Zuid 1992 are coipn:ed. -..

In 1991, there vas, in this seven monthly
period, an increase of 12,".30 over the 1990
figure which brought the total passenger
movements for 1991 to 136,025. an upwaid
movement of 10.4%.





Janucartv To July
1990, 1991, 1992
ILiu re -_ al
Increea _





the aiilp.Frt continues to decline, the 1992
figure may not fall far short of or may even
slightly exceed the 1991 figure.

LIAT c-:.ntines to hold the lead spot in
petmuirage of passenger movements through
the airport, but that. lead has been cut dovn
I cor.idmably from the 1989 peak of

In 199.'i, LIAT's pprrent.i- fell to
46. -8' vUhile that of BWIA, which
vas 38. 1..1 in 1989, fell to 33.5%.

The l.,s of both these aidrines may
be attributed to the advent of Am-
ed'ic.anr Airlines (AA) which began to
eere Grenada in July 1990 .iridl
capt.u'-d. 10% of the total passenger
traffic that year.


In 1991, LIAT had a further fall to 40.8%
vhile BWIA had a slight increase of 1.3%
to 34-8% In this year, AA moved up
4.4% to 14; of total p:'senger traffic.
Please See AIRPORT Page 3


nc ret se


+ 5.5%

In 1992, everweve, the increase :.ver "tL-
peip:nd vas merely 7,536, registering a of
only 5.5% and a total of 143,561.

With dinminisThirg annual growth,
there is .:.-icemrn that figure for
Jnuan'ry to De,'ember 1992 may fall
belov the 29,r066 total of the pe.1y
.Y-p3 of 1991.

However; there is one encouraging
sign. Reference to the chart on
page 3 vill shove that, in the January
to July period, with the e:xeption of
July, the 1992 m" nthly figures have been
equal to or have exceeded the 1991 figiuaes.

Should this trend continue, even if the late
f2 i ncr e in p: seriner moveme ts through



1989 52.4% 38.37.-

1990 46.8% 33.5~ 10.%** 6.3%

1991 40.8% 34.8

1992* 43.4; 32.9%

14.4 5.5

15.0% 5.9%

* January To July
** June TD Decembner




The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 17th October 1992 Page 3

AIRPORT From Pa.e 2

The January to June figures for 1992 indicate in the percentage of t.'tal passenger traffic
that, over this period, LIAT has increased captured. The low point was in 1989 when
its peictntag3 slightly to 43.4% vhile BWIA the percentage was 5.3% and the high point
has dropped to 32.9%. AA shoved a in 1990 when the percentage stood just 1%
slight loss of 1.4% during this period, higher at 6.3%.

Over the period Janu;ary 1989 to July 1992, The pie chart on this page, and those on
British Airways has lshowr little fluctuation page 4, show passenger traffic through the

By Airline

U Aeropostal 1.2%
93 Canada 3000 1 .0%
M ALM 0.7%
El BA 53T
M BWIA 38.3%
I CARl Cargo 0.0%
B Chartered 0.6%
B LIAT 52.4%
l Military 0.0%
3 Private 0.4%

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airport for all airlines and aircraft for the
years 1989, 1990 and 1991 and for January
to June of 1992.
See Charts On Page 4

The Greada_

Founded 17th August 1973
465th Issue
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20 Issues $207Jo0

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4DrIses $39010 $14610
About 20 Issues Published Amnually

January To December 1990 & 1991
And January To July 1992

The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 17th October 1992 Page 4

By Airline


B Aeropostal 0.7%
[ Canada ?no00' 1.2%
U ALM 0.6%
SAA 10.0%
SBA 6.37
SBVIA 33.5%
C AF. I Cargo 0.0%
S .ihArtered 0.5%
1 LIAT 46 8
l t lilit.3ry 0.1%9
N Private 0.39%

By Airline

I Canada 3000 0.8%
13 ALM 0.3%
H AA 14.4%
SBA 5.5%
BWIA 34 '
SCARI Cargo 0.0%
U Chartered 0.6%
SLIAT 40.8%
10 Hild.ry 0.0%
E Private 0.47.
N Aerot-fij 2.3%9

By Airline
January To June 1992

U Canada 31,00 1.4%
B3 ALM 0.4%
U AA 13.0%
E BA 5.9%
] BWIA 32.9%
S Chartered 0 6%
S LIAT 43.4%
5 0.0%
MR Private 0.4%
El Aerotuu 2.0%

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The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 17th October 1992 Page 5

HE INCIDENC E OF THE rioted that the pre,? dence in the
eye disease, glaucoma, is higher Eastern Caribbean is about 15 tires
in the Eastern Caribbean than as high as in Blacks in the United
anywhere else in the world. States and 9 times as high as Blacks
in Jamaica.
This information wvas given, in aniniteview Dr Dailey said
with NEWS LETTER on October 5th, by Dr glaucomaa" can be
James Dailey of the Neo York based, understood if the eye is thought of as a sink
ph thropiceye-care organisation, Project vith a clog outlet drain. eye
Or.--iS--.-.oiga with a clogged outlet drain -. The eye
makes its ovn fluid, be sai, and, because
S- that fluid cannot escape, the pressure builds
F ^ ^ up and damage is done to the fine fibres of
IVA& &Pp & T the optic nerve, resulting in blindness.
Ide Jssaes B rM is ablont Be Ieaff "f ,,
"Itis agradual, irreversible process", he said,
eperc t. "but it can be stopped with eye drops or
surgery There is no cure, only control."
Dr Dailey was in Grenada attending a tvor. There is no cure, onl control
day syaw sium lawhing a. Govem Refing to te wo vich the newly
somored Prevention of Bdindness fonned "Prevention of Blindness Com-
Committee", and delivered the feature itt illhavetodoDrDaileyS
mittee" will have to do, Dr Dailey svai .,.
address at the opening ceremony. country has its own characteristic set of
Based On The Fact
He said the reason for the high incidence of problem whichrequire inividual solutions.
this disease in the Eastern Caribbean is not
Them is, however, he said, one- priciple
knovn, but it may be genetic. The reason which applies to all countries and that is
is possibly based on the fact that there is an that all solutions, in order to be lastingly
isolated genetic pool with inter-marrying in effective must be generated internally.
the sub-regiorn he said, and it may have
some connection with African stock im-- .
ported as slaves. ^ ^*W-SR ?

Most of the slaves taken to the Westindies
were bought from a narrow part of t There are also certain basic elements which
Africancoast he explained, but; because ms be resent if the Committee is to attain
must be present if the Conmittee is to attain
population of that part of the coast has its objective. he said. The first of these,
diffused throughout West Africa, it has not is political will and one way to
been possible to connect the incidence of generate this is forthe Comnittee to produce
glaucoma there with the high incidence in cohrnt economically a
the Easten Caribbean. a sen-sible, coherent, economically arn
politically realistic proposal for the
prevention of blindness.
The prevalence of glaucoma in Africa is one .-. Se blndes .
to two percent he said. and it should be

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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 17th October 1992 Page 6

The composition and size, of the Committee ,
is another important element, Dr Dailey said,
it being limited to "workable" size and com-
posed of people, whose input is relevant to
the problems

"People in the Eastern Cawibbean have been
lucky with the ophthalnmlogists (eye-
surgeons) they have in their countries", he

He has worked in hos-If I
pitals in the Westindies, at Har-
var in Boston and at Moorefieljds
Eye Ho:spital mI
London, which is *M
corns idere d thebe gt.eye hospital
in.the world, Dr Dailey said,
and the ophthalnmolog.i ts practising
in the Easemn are at the
same high standard as any in those

DrDailey has high praise also for the Eastern
Caribbean optometrists, the profe.sionals
2who fit glasses, screen f6o eye disease and
,' the patient on appropriately, but, be'
|.-aid instead of the twc prfe:sios co-
operating, there is competition be teen

SThere is, unfortunately, a situation in the
Eastern Caribbean where the sugical fees
are so low that it is riore profitable for the
ophthalmic surgeons to sell eye glasses than
to vork with the medical and surgical dis-
eases," he said, "so, in order to feed and
care for their families, they are forced to do
work that might be done by optometrists,"

Dr Dailey said the Committee vould do a
service to the tvo professions and to the
patients if it could make suggestions
leading to a more realistic fue structure
so that "people vill be encouraged to do
vhat they are trained to do"

Dr Dailey was critical of Westindians who

feel they must go abroad. to get the. best
possible eye-care, when, in fact, he said,
there are professionals in the Eastern Carib-
bean v ho are every bit as good and probably
better than those in North America and the
United Kingdom because they are more
familiar with the indigenous problemI.

"They understand Westindian gau-
coma he said "and if you go abroad for
EA attention you Will

probably get some
junior pe s on with no
enerl ornder-
st fg' ~of your

sr Tpe makers ar u s symposium included
Ministerof Health, MrMichael Andrei, and
Dr Juan Carlos Silva of the Pan American
Health Organiation,

On 31st May 1966, e:~citement swept the
Reviera Hotel on Grand Anse in
Grenada. A skeleton had been Luriarthed
in the grounds and the police had been calle d.

Mutler was suspected, but henthe remains
were examined. by an expert, they were
found to be over 100 years old. was aroused, however, by the
skeleton's teeth filed in the Afican custom
and the bones were sent. to the Smithsonian
Institute in Washington for research.

Findings were that this is the skeleton of a
young male Negro who probably died before
1830. Doubt exists as to whether he was
born in Africa and had his teeth filed there
or whether he represents evidence of the
custom being practised in the Caribbean.

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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 17th October 1992 Page 8

ence held in Antigua on October 9th on "Education, Drug Trafficking and
National Security", Antigua's Minister of Home Affairs and Social Services,
Mr Christopher O'Mard, said mention of the "drug problem" all too often fixed
the mind on a narrow segment of the society, the drug addict.

"The Drug Problem, how ever, spans a far wider spectrum of the society," he said.
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opinionthat co-operation at the internation-
al level is vital if interdiction efforts are
to be successful-i

The Conference was attended by some 40
persons drawn from the teaching profess-
ion, Civil Service and the lav enforcement
agencies, and two Resolutions were unan-
imously passed.

One called on Caribbean Comrrunity
(CARICOM) Governments, Trade Unions,
Chun:hes and other ';rganisations to
institute "with a :ernse or urgency", adult
education p.'-grammzes on dng abuse and
high family values.

The other Resolution recognized that
increasing numbers of young people are
becoming involved in drug abuse and
called on CARICOM Governments to
combat this by increasing "emphasis on
widespread education programmes and
social service with fuller community

Copies of both Resolutions are to be given
wvide.distributioa to CARICOM Mirnisters
of Education, Churches, School Principals,
Community Clubs and other relevant

The heart of the problem is with the "drug
barons", the Minister said, and he suggested
also that a close look be given to the
middlemen who act clandestinely as whole-
sale agents regardless of the damage they
do to society.

Mr O'Mard said a sure move in the direction
of preventing substance abuse lies in the
direction of organised education pro-
grammes directed at several groups con-
stituting the masses of the community.

The concepts of right and vrong, good
and bad and the recognized pillars of
society, the home, school and Church, are
not part of the world of drug producers
and traffickers, he said, and modern
society, with its inherent drug culture,
needs to examine itself and take steps
tovards giving these pillars their rightful
Look To Them
Educators may begin to question whether or
not the wide acceptance of the philosophy
of "pragmatism" may not be related to the
upsurge of recklessness, indiscipline and
drug use among 20th century youths, the
Minister said, and educators should consider
whether 20th century teachers, are sufficient-
ly mindful of the influence of his or her per-
sonality on the characters of pupils who
look to them for succour.
Please See O'MARD Page 9

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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 17th October 1992 Page 9

AIOlI MMnsir E
@ N l lBTB

las Brathwaite hias e::pressed the
view that, mon"re thm ever, there
is need for resp-onsible journal-
ism which rnmust. see to elevafe, educate an.d
empower the people of the Caribbean.

"To do this," he said, "the Press I
must dernonstzate a sense of I
responsibility in reporting
events, comrMnting on issues
and proposing solutions to

The Prime Mirns ter's comments were made
in Grenada on Octber 12th as he declamd
open the first ever seminar for Caritbbtean
women journalists, and he ucred the
participants to aim at achieving accuracy,

objectivity and fairness
. e:sationralism and bias.

Thi.: is not an easy task, he s d, bec cause, in
c carrying out its responsibility, the Press must
recogndse and reflect differences of .pinions
and interests of v-iirus groups
A t7 \ in the so.:iet.y

\Mr Bra thwite said also the
Press must be careful not to
use its independence and
pow,,r to mould public
opinion in the interest of a few partisan
g;; but must reach beyond that to refle t
the interests and. goals of a broad cro.:-
section of society .
Pleae See JOURNALISTS Pae 10

O'MARD From Page 8
"One characteristic of this age which rmay
have a direct bearing upon the drug culture
is the rapid increase in mobihty', be said "I
need not say much ab:-ut. the r,,:4if.eration
of motor cars, aeroplanes and the concom-
itant increase in le is un whi'-h they prmvi.e
for young people."'

It is ge nerally recognized that money and
education are the stro; t l ves for upward
social rniobility, Mr O'Mr. said, and the
pmrse nt.generiration has been b,-im in the rnids t
of comparative ffluenc with PeIu ,t.ionfal
opportunities knocKirng at their dciz-,

Some, however, do not. put the levers to
positive use, one class preys on another in
an effort to move upward, he said it is a
case of survival of the fittest and an ideal

social setting for the greedy and heartless
producers and traffickers of drugs.

"Whenever I think about the drug prob-
lem," the Minister said, "I see the need
for a nev social order one in which the
struggle for social eminence wil give place
to a continual pursuit of virtue, and one
in vhich, among other this, approp-
riation and exploitation will give place to

The Conference, which was sponsored by
the Caribbean Institute For Human Rights
(CARIBCARE) was attended by personnel
from the teaching profession, Civil Servants
and the law enforcement agencies.

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"Grtnada has benefited from the vaniwrntitriacn,
civic-wction progrinammnw t4icL is Junded,
b-y the- Unitu States toi vrnmen1t throF"iiOf the Uni.tcut
States Atdlntix Coinmnand" Veler

Minister for Education, on
October 13th turned the sod for
cirf tmItion of a new school for
the deaf to be built by the 448th
Engineering Battalion of the United States
Army with some EC $27Q0,000 funding from
|the United States.

Located in the parish of St David's, s..rn'I

four irmile- east of St Ge'one's on about half
an acre of land donated by the G? veniment
of Grenada, the school vill cater to abc,.ut
100 pupils. It will stand next to a 50-bed
" EC$380,000 donnitory recently c-.s tre-i. ted
with futrding from the Canadian Assistance
Programrme and from public subscriptions.

Speaking on ti1s occasion, Miss Annette
Peae See DEAF PMe 11

Twelve wcrnen j0..uT,,.list:- one each from
Months enat, Jamaica, E lrb:d..s, Trinidad, St
Kitts, DcoIIinica and St Vincent, and five
fr:>n Grenada, are .ittendiig the seiniar

Spr,'-,.mrd by the Commonwealth 1..I[edia
Devek.pime ntFund, the Bustamnante Irt.itute
of Public & Intemational Affair, and the
Thon:on- Foundation, the seminar will run
for two 'weeks and is under the di rpcti:.inof
Ms HpIn Scott, Consultant to the Thomson

in an interview vith NEWSLETTER on
October 12th, Ms. Scott iid. the seminar
would cover both the practical and
t.lheo.ti c:;l xpec ts of joitunmalism. There
...;.A.uld be, she s;aiM, writing wo k for the
print journalists and th.:se in the electronic
media voui have roc;_iordmi sessions.

There vou'd also be field projects, she said,
and the seminar would provide a forum for
discussion and the e1:ch.ange of. ideas

"The has been Jdesignried for senior
j.ui.Llits; wiho bave had quite a few years
of experience working for media organ-
iatlion," Ms. Scott, "but people -,'ho
might not have lhad any f.:nnml raining."'

There is some flexibility in this, however,
as the Di-.ctcor said whatever
c ourse has been designed, when the
p.-ticip.ant assemble the al -ieeds can be
and .-sesse. There is no use, she
said, in drawing up a course and executing
it when it d -:es not meet the needs of the
Please See JOURNALISTS Page 11


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Conference On Poverty

A three-day sub-regional conference on 2nd, considered developments in the
Poverty in the Caribbean, held in Santo regions economies andt evaluated the impact
Domingo from September 30th to October Pneasg see NEWS IORTS Piag 12

DEAF .rm Page 10
Veler, United States Charge d'Affaires, said,
during the past several years, Grenada has
benefited fom the humanitarian a, civic -action
progmiame which is ftu.Jed? by the United
States G:vem-ent thr:'ugh the United States
Atlantic C onmmad.

"To date," she said, "quite a few projects
have been successfully implemented
jointly by the United States Military, by
the Grenadian Government and, very
'importantly also, by members of the
community in vhich these projects hae
taken place."

The projects include, among others1 Miss
Veler said, construction of primary schools,
a sport' pavilion, repairing of Government
schools, and building of a craft and multi-
p.upose tririting centre.

In the fiscal year ending 30th September, a

JOUIRMH.ISrs Frowm Pae 10

If the particip-ants need to sharpen their
writing skills, she said, this will be
intrtoducped into the course, but, if they
have already reached a high le:e1, this
aspect will be pushed to the backg.urind
Sth e:.:piessed the Opinion, however, that
all jotQunlis ts can benefit fromri an e::am-
inalition of their writing ability.

Over and above this, M..Scott said, the
seminarwould cover etJics, the power a.nd
responsibility of the media, the role of the
v.',man journalist, what should be written
about, h:v it should be written about and
what the wonrn journalist can do to
promote her career
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medical clinic vas constructed at a cost of
overEC$200, 000,shesaid,tvovater project s
were completed and a primary school was
refutbished at a cost of over EC$250,000.

The Charge d'Affaires said the building of
the School for the Deaf is being undertaken
in the fiscal year 1992 3 arnd, in the same
period a boat ramp is to be built at the Coast
Guard base, each of those projects to cost
some EC $270,000.
Determined Efforts
Senator Glean complimented Mrs Margaret
Dove, President of the
Society for the Deaf, for
the determined efforts
of the Society inM -
having both the dor-
mitory and the school i

The dilapidat-
ed physical
appearance of
the present
Deaf at Cherny
Hill, just north of St George's, is totally
i.u-uitable, lie id, and it is imperative that
the children be ritoved to more suitable

He tharakedI the Uniitpd States Government
andm the officers and men of the 44 8th Engin-
eering Battalion for nTihing the pimiject
possible, and said the school vill stand as a
monument to international co-operatic.n and
to co-operation between Government and a
non-Government organisation.

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of structural adjustment policies and
programmes in the region.

This conference, at which Grenada was
represented by Acting Chef Welfare Officer
Dennis Noel, also examined the availability
of information and the possibilities for
monitoring poverty in the C aribbean with a
view to facilitating' th design of relevant
policies and programmes.

A release from the G.-vemment Information
Service (GIS) states the confere-rice was
sponsored by the Economic Commission for
Latin America and the Caribbean (EC LAC)
with support from the United NationP
Development Prograrmme.

Caribbean Disaster Managers

Meet In Grenada

Some two dozen Disater Managers from
the Caribbean attended a workshop held in
Grenada fmim 5th to 10th October.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Prime
Minis terNicholas Brathaite ame d against
taking literally that part of the "hurricane
ditty" which says, "October, all over".
There is no mom for complacency, he said
because disasters can strike at any time

Speaking on this occasion, Miss Annette
Veler, Charge d'Affaires at the United States
Embassy in Grenada, stressed the im-
portance of disaster management and the
need to train persons involved in the

The workshop was sponsored jointly by the
United States Office of Foreign Disaster
Assistance, the United States Agency for

International Develpment and the Govern-
ment of Grenada

Aim of the workshop vas that persons
completing the course of training satis-
factorily would themselves become trainers.

,, 7

Alister Hughes

17th October 1992

Printed & Published By The Polupietur,
Aksler Hughes, Journalst,
Of Scott Street, StGeorges Grenada, Westindies
(P.O Box 65: Phone 809] 44 2538: Cables HUSDH, Genada


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