The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 23rd January 1993 Page 7
AIRPORT from Page 6
all passenger movements in 199. BWIA
pushed its total to 73,694 in 1990. How-
ever, it wvas inJulyof thatyear that American
Airlines (AA) began its service to GCrsnaia.
!AA annexed 2.2,062 or 10% of ail passenger
movements and., notwithstanding BWIA's
numerical increase in passenger handling,
AA's competition limited BWIA's per-
centage of the total to 33.5%.
BWIA increased its 1991 total by nearly
13% to 83,235 but, again competition from
AA (vith 14.5% of total passenger move-
ments) limited BWIA to a small increase of
only 1.4% to 34.9% of all passenger
morm-ents. Pleae See AIRPORT Page 8
passengers By Airlhne
E CARI Cargo
E Canada 3000
Passengers By Airline
E CARl Cargo
B 30 Military
.. B: Private
1 I Canada 3000
The Grenada Newsietter Saturday 23rd January 1993 Pge 6
UiYB TF^KlE LEAD Ph@
WAT HAS TAKEN OVER
from LIAT as the principal
Fcit .Sahnes' h:itematso:al Air-
pbrt. (See chart on page 1i)
ay take-oer too
S -'1" .. ,--
the Jarnuary to December 1992 period. By
a narniv margri of 1.2.. BWIA captured
91,883 or 34.22% of all pacsengwr move-
I COMPLEX Fmm Page 5
the debt, following ihich EXEN word have
no more interest in the venitu e
Mr George Brzan, C binet Minister, present
at the cerenmor, said Go nm ente has
registered the "C-ar~ae Deve'rlopment Com-r-
pany Limited" (CDCL), fully owned by
Govesrnmient, to super uie rec-onst.- cuon of
ithe corrplex. CDC L vill have a C haimian
a Jd 7 Directors appointed by Gc vernme&t.-
he said, and vill manage leasing of the com-
As Deemed Necessary
"The relationship vith the company to-m d
by EX EN vill 71 e the r la:orship litli
CDCL," he said. "Acting on behalf "f
Government, CDCL ,ill be able to enter
mfto a lease amiYiigemernt -rith tlhe EXEN
I company fort some of th- o:rmeicial -areaS
las deemed necessary to satisfy the finatrialg
Opened on this, the Prins Ministe.r said that,
in that "lease aira ,m;nt" EX. Vill not
Day any money t-o CDCL ou:- will arve
control of the desi..gated. cornmeircil areas,
emrntas from which will p: tCowams reim-
bursemenr.t of their i..put o onsoructi-n cost.
-, t..4Sh --iipth-3
ments total of arrivals and departures), vile
LIAT's total was 38.549 or 33.02 |
.,--^"LIAT has had ade-
- cliing perform-
P', < ance since 1989,
whv:enthe z adine handled
9695,65 or 52.4% of all pass-
enge.r r'mvements though
the airport. That figure rose
y ?7.5% in 1990 to 102,856, but tota
passenger rnvements imo r d up by over
205 to 219.920 and LiAT did not get its
proportional share of this increase. Its total
of 102,856 represents only 46.8% of the
passenger moveryents f-or that year.
in the following year, 1991 LI.ATs share
of Ltta. passeng-er moerents dropped to
40.9% with a figure of 97,39, and, i 19.21
the ailine registered it lowest share, in fiver
yoars, of "he passenger movement totaL]
Th. figure was 8S,64.9 or 33.0% of ail
aen mo.-menat-S. t Jhrzough the airport
Statistics Shov Growth
-By conimpa.-son, BWIA's statistics show
growth. Cptun- g 6' ,98 or 38.3% of
Please Se AIRPORT Page 7
With reference to rentals from tl- corn-
mer.ial area not under EXEN control Mr
Prath-aite said it is. expected tnias ill gen-
erate eniought revenue o take care of the
Mr Oanges said the project will start within
tWo months. There is to t- scnB extension
to the existing ruins of th-. complex and he
said thase e-r-siom w-ill be inl k'ping viti
the historic character of (he buildings.
"The contract -indicates we have 36 monthsI
to fil Ish," he sam, "but. We expect to finsh1
within 24 to 30 :months
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The picture is similar in 1992. Although
BWIA pushed its passenger movement
figure up by over 10% to 91,8~3, taking
over the lead position from LIAT, AA
increased its take to 41,113 or 15.3% of -he
total, and this limited BWIA to 34.2%
It is interesting to note that LIAT's decline
appears to have been hastened by the airlines
vhich operate charted flights into Point
Salines Lnternationa Airport.
The fall in LIAT's percentage of total
passenger movenrEnts between 1990 and
1992 is neatly 14% and this will not have
been occasioned by BWIA's percentage
Pee AiRPORT Page 9
Passengers By Airline
W CAR Cargo
Passengers By Airline
W CARI Cargo
U Air of C/cou
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AIRPORT From Pae 8
vhich, in those years, increased by less than
Some of the inroads
"into LIAT's share
'seem to have been
Made by the chartered
flights whose percent-
,age of total passenger
movements in 1990
,and 1991 vas less
than 1% but who cap-
tured 5.5% of the|
Over the last three
ears, total passenger
the airport have risen from 219,920 in 1990
by 9.33%to 240,430 in 1991 and by 11.68%
to 268,510 in 1992.
,The pattern of arrivals shows a familiar
annual pattem repeated and amplified with
leach succeeding year. Starting vith a
;peak in January, reflecting the winterr"
*tourist season, there is a drop in February
and then a peak in March and April equal,
approximately, to the January peak.
IAnnually, another fall takes place in May,
-here is an increase in July and a pronounced
peak in August followed by a fall in Septem-
Pber and. October. November sees the
beginning of a rise reflecting the "vinter
-eason which is at its peak in December.
The statistics for 1992 indicate some
deviations from the norm which show an
d ri f r.,. t
(am vY CUM446V S '. vtJat
The 1992 February
fall has not been as
pronounced as in
previous years and
there has been an
This has been offset
to some extent by an
uncharac terstic fall
in July but the fall
in September has
been much less pro-
nounced than usual.
An interesting development, is the advent of
Airlines of Camiacou. This airline, which
began scheduled service inNovember 1992
with a 9-seater. "Islard.ef" aircraft, serves
Grenada's sister island of Carriacou and
other islands of the Glenadines.
% Pass Traffic Captured 1989-1992
8 7 t
n 24 t
1989 1990 1991 1992
Total Passengers 1990-1992
I I I I I I I I
Jan Feb Mar Apr May June %Juli Aug Sept
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Passengers 1989 1992
: i __ LIAT
^"^"'~i^ BS I A
Soesian H TS
the Easterm Caribbean during 1992.
A release from the British High Commission
According to the Government Gazette, Mr says the cost of these scholarships in 1992,
Abdul Rachman Ramly, Ambassador of plus the recurrng costs of scholarships
Indonesia to Grenada, presented his cre-
dentials to Governor-General Sir Regiinald
Palmer on 23rd November 1992.
Britain Awards One Million
Grenada received 11
and training courses
of the 69 scholarships
awarded by Britain to
already in progress, is just over one million
Eighteen Grenadians Got OAS
Training in 1992
During 1992, 12 Grenadians received
Orgaumsation of American States (OAS)
fellowships and. 6 others benefitted under
OAS tmining projects.
23 January 1993
Printed & Pablishkl By The Proprietr,
Alster Hxughes, Journa]it,
Of bemt sauct, at- rm a: OGreniuf, Wu ioAicn
(PQ -Bca 6S: Pione 1[809 440 2538- Cables HUI)N, Grenada
Pound Plus -- n Scho a
Volunm 21 Saturday 23rd January 1993 Number 1
3LSII D L50I T T IIB
The pLoLs inwoLved a number of locate
businessmen an& parLiamentarians on both
sidss no the }Lousg
DR KEITH M ITCH ELL, "A emberf mthe other side (Oppositi
D Opposition Member in the .re- w -nt to C anada Mr Bathwaite said "vi
|nada lHouse of Representives, ed almost every city, (and) indicated qi
denied in an interview with cleaRIy, to- the point here I had h-udr
NEWS LETTER on .Janary 21st that he had of telephone calls, theIe -ould be elect,
anything to do ith an alled plot to n Grenad- a very soon.
bring down the National Demotic Allegation Of A Plot
Cong-ress (NDC' Gov nt .of iSuort4ing the Prnme Ministerin
Prime Minister Nic'hoas Brathvaite, a.e "hin or a plot t bring dc
by bribery. 'te Govenment th..-ugh brib
"In spite of the Prnme Mirster's
irmsinatio n. he said. "I 2s not -in -
volved m any p:ot to offrr money' t~o
anybody to help to oveirth-r- Te
Had Been Offered Money +- KEITH
Earlier this month, winding up the debate
on the 1993 budget, MrI Nic ho-ls B& aite,
as Mister of Fiance, irfen'd to "t aito s"
nand! said Membeis of the House had been
offered money to bng down the Gove
Iment by votr g against approval of the
And the Prime Ministers comments
< pointed a finger at Dr Mitchell who, late
last NovemnbeI, visited several cities in
rf CCarsad a.
Opposition Memnber of the House
( tsMr Wimston Fr derrick said in the'
SHouse on Jawnry & 8th, he had been
r .fe.nd money T.o vote against accept-I
--- ance f te oF the BEidgt.
MNCHELL oryeone .a. visited his home oHi|
Pleae See PLOT Page 2
IN THIS ISSUES
SAlleged Plot To Buy Votes.....-- .. I
STNP In Chicken and Egg
g. Finan-dal Ccmplex To Be
SD BWIA Leads At Point Salines.. 6
(0 New Shorts------...... 10
Saturday 23rd January 1993
"he hfope somw people wiL be able to decide
which comes jist"
.R BEN JONES, POLIT-
z .al Leader T:' New
'T II ,onal P1 t ('NNP) saTid
| mai,ttrv'eVi iii 1i NEW S-
LET .TER on .Janary 17th that much needs
to be done to ec.rai.se his party.
"We need to em-balt. upon a membeiship
dnve', h said, "ai e -hich, w vil hold a
comrenti a e aa proper Exec-tive.'1
He is rt sativsfiad thl- i ni a "pror
Executive", he said.. be-aise of a nonral
ExecutivE- of 3S peopie, there :-e often no
more th n 13 present at rS-tin's- a:- r "is
is notC good- enough to ..ie care of tie
businesss of -he party eff.ca y
PLOT From Page 1
December 2Sth, he s-id, and had. offered
him EC$25. 000 to give his suppon to a plot
to bring down the Govennment.
A source close to Mr Frederic told a local
newspaper. "Grenada Today" the person
who approached Mr Flederick is a "srnall
Ibusiznesmanria ho was, -t o-pe time, os ely
associated -ith The Natona arty of Ir
Mr Fredenck is quoted as saving he -as
taken for a drnve in a car "hen -e p -an to.
o" in".. the Gown.. -en. trou.. h V-e
He was told hs, s1 sd .. -op iatin of
other member; te 41Ho5_e W:.'as bei-:-
solicited iz: this connr eti-:i.
AccOdi tho e sonce, Mr 4Frd..ck -did
I not .gim a definite ansleri t tile propoI sal.
The "small businessman. was to call iam
Back on the rnatter but never did..
The interview took place during a recess at
a TNP cference called to mreitalise the
party, and Mr Jones said a key part. of that
process is employment of a fuil-timre paid
"rga r is e r.
Until n:w, he. sa;i', t-i...
party has not financially
been able to ti- ..ch-' t?2.
person and the hope is tha'
TNP's goveumetal rse'- -
ha4rris i can be so ircr:ved 'rB y
*that the party rill at"tct tae
finamciai supportit needs MR. BEN JONES
'We also are of the vieb w t-hat verneed .t
Please e TtP Page 3
"Grenada Today' said fa.u-parliament-i
arians on the Goenirnent side of the fifeen-
member House were aoproached with theI
plan that they support. t-h five Oppositioni
members in voting against the Budget andI
so bringing down the Government.
The rnswspaper said the plot involved a!
n-rtuer of local businessmen and part-i
ame-n.anan. on both sides of the House.
The Prime Minister, the newspapersaid, was
to question a senior Govemmnient Ministerj
:and a former Minister corDerming their|
alleged. prior ovledge of the alleged
planned priamenor ar coup
in th-e interview on Janu,,y 21st. DrMitc-hell
said the persons trying to i37o17e hitr in the
.le0.-- plo, a., 3-istakn'y convinced t.is
ITpC of propagaLta could hurt him politi-
Please See PLOT Page 3
The Grenada Newsletter
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rTP From Page 2
|least one paid co-od..inator i. each constit--
'- :-,od6- .
uency to look after tne d-polticing n
,the ara", he said.
helped to understand the party has a lot mome
gr8'und suppo-rt than is evident from '"vhat
is be'i.g said. and done".
Against that backound, h said, -J does Basicaiv. he said, the public's confidence i
notconsideritself properly orgnised to meet i the party must be stored. Reassu-nce
ths chalenge it faces, and it is in prepamtion must be given, Mr Jones said that TNF still
.it A-s ~ "innrmmate oast gones"
-- % S. 7 an to provide it .-ith-
I "" U' the mo-
'What is rieded, t ... :e rt~ me nun
said, is to Est the oe.ssae -ou to i n- Ieds to t~ t into e td I cY desn
soh, they -ill ud.stand iNP' : Co. .ion and i
-the need for their paticiation, ifor other oiical Iadr said, f IP can attract
reason than to help to put in place the kind the kind of ntnppit i n1. s l m ast people with
lof mechanism f essential to the patys f abity canbe found to provide the necessary
wTel be a_. leadrhip to achiv. these aims.
Ar Fund Raising Drive
ista bag d of it port lo bliv if w a able to get them
ste P political Leader said, t? public must be (peopive itn iii)into the party", he said,
SPLOT F. ge 2 : which bd give us the income we need tot
:f"-That i the pr-tem th th N-C -! sTppoi if rogr n1e ana lpm-
| tGove" he ".d ".dte are too T J
preoccupied w'it Keith Mitzhell imntead
f reig occupied ith buildrh: the I
Dr Mitchell said there are mn2embes on |
the Govenment side of the- House .'o
won their sats on th icket of pccal
p arty chr thin the NDC, -.ai h does
t not deny he has made r t _,avi them r
Join the Oppcsion. He dearies catgcri- |
call, however, he has ever offered
monetary inducement for them to do so .
In the meantime, according to a mrlease
1om1A2orney Genekal, DrFrancis Alexis
the matter has been put in the hands o'!
|the Prlice. That release says,
Comiss ione r ofPolic Nesto gilvi..has
! been asked that "-no stone b le ft un-
toichd seeirn to it that justice be done
in this rmatr if the cr i nal law s w.ere
violat-:d by ihaat, offer- of moiney..
0j^aa^^^^^ fl^ .^^^
he i immediate esser'l, he said is to get
people cor-cio-us, orgased and suppcetive
of the party They mvst become killing
to tinow in their lot. he continued. if not to
ue-omens involved in et Durd politics.
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The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 23rd January 1993 Page 4
HE GR ENADA TECHNIC AL
I gand Allied Workers Umnon
(TAWU) has decided to picket
S'e down-town St. George's
offices of Colonial Life insin mance Com pany
Ni Fai m Page 3S
certainly to becouer ir.ped 111 ork
vhich Will heip -N'P i '-r_-e nilembrshi
and securE necssar fircia sistc.
pvill be co-nfed at both the g-ass r os and.
inmtelectualec:ie ti Politicil Leader said,
Iai people nii be irnited to join TNP
The future of Gena-da depends on TNP
ai lare extent, he si.l -.ind t:,hese people
wi.1 be persu-ded that, ithflnt thne-'
Ssupport, that future ca~r-t -e sect ed.
As to why IP 1'- oly. nv. taking
these steps, rsariy tlu ai yeas ;ter tie
| party lost the Gnerrf Elect o-s ofS
Ma-rh 1990. Mr Jnes -aid efforts.
vI ere rmde before but, became of Ia'k,
of a proper eV ecut"V t ture. ti:
matter had not f-e tan as far as it
should haI e been -
"It i a 'chicken and egg' stluatioA i ,
he said, "and -e hope some people
vil be able to decide vhich co-es
'TNP is a splinter grouping esta-lished
in September 1989 by the late Prime1
Minister Herben&, B'aize hen internal
w wranglmrg sphtlthR New Nati.:--al Party
(NNP) nov led by Dr Keith Mitvhelf.
(CLICO) until a dispute over pernsin finds
has been settled to the Union's satisfLtion.
Th:s was disclosed at a press conference on
January 13th by S enator Chlester H umphrey,
TAWi President, amd. he said TAWU v il
as for ."solidarity" action from the Grenada.
Tnade. Union Council (TUC) and the Carib-
bean Congres of Labour (CCL).
Around The Mulberry Bush
"We have been taken around. the mulberryJ
bush byC LICO," he said, "an-i have an ried
at tlhe point here w arG
S enator H- unrp y
.jd wh n IJ. X
nad T elephonse Corn-._,-"
pany to forem .cm- __.
r-,ada Telecor.mu.- ,. I
ications Limted '
(C;?,E:NTEL) t -.
employees of the SENATOR
Telephone C, ,om- CHESTIER HUMPHREY
pany were absorbed. mto 1the re company.
Those workers were coveeMd by a CLICO1
pe.:ion plan, he, saWid. but t whey id to.
abandon it beca-se the peirion plan offered
.to R EN TEL workers is much rnmore atract- I
In 1 89J paye ofE al coni but1Ior to the
CLICC' plan vas stopped, the Senator said, i
and, in Ap ri .99, offic, notice .of
termmation oft-e plan was given to C LICO.
At that tine, he said, the Company vas
asked to transfer all benefit; to GRENTEL's
IntRCmational R&timmenv t Benefit Plan.
Waive Their Right
CLICO and GR ENiTEL began negotiations
for the transfer, he said, arnd C LICC' agreed
to waive their right to surmrenderthe benefits
over a 10 year period, agreeing, instead, to
make paym -ents o-ver 5 years
"We have had great difficulty secmnng this
Plae See SfiMPHREY fPap gP
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 23rd January 1993 Page 5
IfflN791fML 0 @lTfl
TP IJE L1IEI3ULL
I "M tt k this is ex
RENADA'S PRIME MINIS-
I |jter n Mr Nicholas Brathwaite, hias
j ,signed a loan agm ent which
I w"ill make avaiab!e 85- of the
cost of reMuildimg the ove moment Fin ancial
Complex destvroye by fire m A t pril 1 .
iThe s-iging tok phe- e -on Janu ay 2nd and
the money vill corms frm :he- Lu.mborug
based Bamnco du Napfoi international S.A
Ir-prsentad at the ceremony MA
Jacopim, Dire..cteur A d.nt.
"I t-h.4 thus is ar excellent wyay to begin a
|new vear", Mr BrEthwaite said.
The Prime Minister explained that the cost
of recornstmcdon is US$14 ,9O, 00F. The
1an agreement i for US$!12,66500 adnd
US$2,235,000, the diffeince between that
figi.ue aid the total cost. is to be met in part
HUMPHIEIY 4 ioUPge 4
roveE:en.T of mo.jy," Senator Humph-r
said, "because, acconimg to CLIC. they
have investe' in long term secitiez they
amre holding Gormment Bonds a-.d a_ cash
CLICO has offbeied to n --ake payment in
Gowmrment Bonds, he said, but this is not.
acceptable to th Company opeiting the
inten-iatiornal Retirement Benefit Plan
because those Bond:-s am not considered fully
The Senator said there is no doubt CLICO
can find cash to pay. The sum involved is
about "EC _$nllion, he saidd, 1nd. the
SCompan-.y has armple physical assets in
Grenada hichan be sold, or against which
-.~ can borri
eltenL way to beqin a
by the Governraent of Ginada and in part
by the Italian contacting firn, Messrs
Mr Dott. Alfredo Oran-
ges. EXEN Vice-Fesi-
'de't, said a corpa7 is -
to be f:rn.ed to- be res- -.1i
possible ft-r leasing a-
oart of the comnmiertial ..
area 7.ich is to be in-
co:.-p-orted in the rebuilt
ThE revenue frr.m this, he
said, vil be used to
....-^. r-., ]'* T .-XT i- 2
ay pr -, .EN ror 1.ts
input to the const-uct- MINISTER
ion cost He estimated iRATHWAITE
it would take some 5 to 8 years o liquidate
Pfease l e COMPLEX Parg 6
Another factor operating rith the Umron,
Senator Humplhyv said, is the security]
In a Trinidad newspaper dated December I
19th last, he said. CLICO is reported as
having made a !991 los? of TT$9.57
million and this has made the v'orkers
in addition to picketing the CLICO
offices, the Senator said, TAVWU vill
tem_-iate all contacts nov existing with
C LICO for workers other than, those at
GRENTEL. Bc.th TUC and CC L
are to be asked to take similar action
,ith rtfernce to all contfIcts their
member unions may have with CLICO.
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