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ador to Grenada, presented his credent-
ials to Governor General Sir Reginald
Palmer on J.irmu;?ry 11th.
During his visit to the island, the Am-
bassador h.ad dici cuiions with Mr
George Bnzan, Minister of Agriculture,
with rreference to co-operation between
Grenada .amnd ndon,'reia in the rnndeting
PAHO AdviUn On
Environmental Health Laws
Grenada's la-.,s and regulations govern-
ing pi.utlic and environmental health are
to be revised.
Spearheading the revision is Pan Amer-
ican Health Orianisation (PAHO) Con-
suitant, Dr Wiris-ton Me Calla, and,
iilu ng a visit to Grenada e: rly in
January, he told the Go,.'.-nmerent Inforin-
ation Service (G iS) that among the laws
and reg..dat.ion to be revised are the
Fo,:,d & Drug Act, ihe Littering Act and
the Dog Act.
The Dog Act deals with control of stray
dogs, he said, and also to be revised are
regulations relating to the rearing of
Dr Mc Calla said, under reg.ltior:i
relative to solid waste rmnagement,
GoverrmIIerit. will be resporniil e for
disposal gennter from residences and
public i "titu:..r... C omie icial
irsttutioirj will be responsible for
dispose. of their waste matenal.
Air Europe Now Serving
With effect from January 8th, Air Etuope
began a weekly charter service out of
Italy to- Grenada.
This airliine vill carry passengers for
one of Italy's major tour companies,
"Commie Tours", and arrangements have
been made to accommodate them at five
of the island's leading hotels.
This Is Enumeration Year
According to the Government Gazette
of 7th January, 1994 is an "enumeration
year" in which the lists of voters will be
The enurmeration period is from 15th
-January to 31st May and, during that
period, enumeration clerks will visit
every home in each of the fifteen polling
divisions for the purpose of enumerating
persons qualified to vote.
A previous Government Gazette, that for
December 31st 1993, announced the
-ppointment of "the person holding the
public office of Principal, Calliste
Government Schr:'ol", Mr James Francis
AndprE .-., to be Supernisor of Elections.
The last General Electiorns were held on
13th Manh 1990 when 58,374 persons
vere eligible to vote
The turn out was 66.6% when 3S,87 8
persons vent to the polls.
The present Parliament will be pro-
roigued not later than 13th March 1995,
and Gener.i Elections must be held not
later than 13th May 1995.
The Prime Minister, however, may call
a General Election at any time within
Pleawe See NEWS SHORTS Page 12
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Division Field Officrers On
Two field officers ftom the Comrmuhniy
Development Division. Mr Bertrand
Antoine and Ms. Yvonne Aleazn e r, left
Grenada on anuary 9th to attend a four-
month tmrining course in cor'mnuity arnd
social ork at the Mon.:, .irmicac
campus of the Uriversii.y of the West
S Don't write "West
That space divides,
Let's write "Westino
Proud symbol of ou
The training of these officers is be
funded by the British Developrrent.
Seventy-Nine Year Old
Health Centre To Be
The Gouy..e He.alth Centre, which
consisti of five buildings, '-.me dating
back to 1915, is to be .c_.:.rt.ruct.d at a
cost. of EC $128,000.
Accordingl to the Government Infbr-
mation Service, this Centre serves some
Renovation work, which is funded by
the Fasic Needs Trust and the Ministry
of Finance, is expected to be completed
by May next.
Housing Project In 1994
firm, the ministry of Housing is to
umdertake a housing' programme for
middle nmd lov income e-amer.,
Minister of Housing, Mr Phinsley St
Loi1, told the Government Infonmation
Service the project will be launched in
May r:,Xt and the middle income section
vill involve co itruction of 72 three
For the low income section, the Ho:using
Authority is to develop a plan for
consirrtion of one, two and. three
bedr,:,oom voodpn houses.
/ Alister Hughes
15th January 1994
Printed & Published By The Proprietor,
Alister Hughes, Journalit,
Of Scott Street, St-George's Grenada, Westindies
(P0 Box 65: Phone [809) 440 2538: Cables IiSD H, Grenada
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Vouhm22 Saturfay 15th Juvary 1994 NNmber 1
BID ATHW Al TE
"1 haw evt ry confidence tfn t citizens of this country
wiLt be better served b6y polici s we have adOopted than
bi promises of otherss"
GRENADIANS,ONC MORE, .ppr?:imat
vill have to pay persc'nal ,nd grant ft
corpo,.mte income taxes loa
which wvre abolished
This -was aaounced on Jani- /
uary 6th by Prime MinLster /
and Minister of Finm.ce,
Nicholas. Brathvaite, as,
varningsome tax rifea- ues s
might be unpopular, he .
presented his EC $266.5
million t194 Bud et. '
havee everycoenfidence /
he said, "that cities of A
this country will be better 9 PRIME MINISTIE
served by policies we haw \ HICHOLASATRATHWAITE
adopted than by promises of /
Total e :-:peiditure is es tiniated. bythe Budget
at EC$254.5 riillion, le.avin,, an estimated |
surplus of app:.iirri.tely EC$12 million or
some 3%. of the Gross Domestic Fr:i-uct. Brath
Estimated Recurrent Revenue s ';id. at *TUC
EC$173.6 illi2:*1 while C..piLd Revenue is Mitch
EC$82.7 million. Of the Capital Revenue, I Nes
ely EC$34.5 million vill be
minds, EC$29.8 million vill be
is and EC$18.4 million vill be
drawn f:xm domestic resources.
The largest single item of
expenditure is EC$87.5
t \Bc u 44.7% of total
expenditure for vages,
salaries and other
personnel related costs-
ment to human resource
/developnmrent. in clearly
demonstrated by the high
Ip:,jpoirion of reso.urces
all-.:cated to the care of the
bodies and the development of
the minds of our citizens." the
rime Minister sa-id, "Some 16 .^
Please See BUDGET Page 6
IN THIS ISSUE
waite Presents 1994
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dissatisfiedd With Budget..... 7
ellStill The Favourite-......--.. 8
hors-- ..... .... ............ 10
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 15th January 1994 Pag 2
Lc.:I Fe venue, $173,633,394
S uppc .rt. t "
Or..:,Latiotn of Petroleum .
t'f_ :- ,on LO,. -,, 3 e 4.U "
*L '., :: : ..... "" 7 *'* ..- $2.7v. 3'--
**Grants $34511,892 4, 01,585
,- 2 I .cc,- -- I-" -i tIr S 386594 82.688.179
.Expenditue $19 ,6540, -
Spital E:pen'ture 2,6 8179
#Adji.:t.mrni of E:_penditih.u
To itemnat.i:..C M oetrT Fsur (. I F)
#Nl:1e fim Esinm.es doerm .:- "The recurent surplus(deficit) is calculated
isi,. ,,e ,.-',- ,.v..,a ,':ati il w h':li does (sic) not classify -. ati .tion as
ncuneni. n'pvru-.L t-i.-o :_. "as ain?,. r-, item which is netted against loan
rce:ipt.. The et,-.n'!,t expenditure ,t adyjuted is estintiel at $171.9
million for 19'4."
United K ir '..:ng
C 'ileam DevelaLpent Bank
C-'r:d.lri Internation.(: Dve'.pi-rent. A.:er -
U S Agency For Inematir',ni Devel':prrent
World Food. P.ro..,gu.n,
B-asic Need TIr'u Fvn.!
Pan Ar.encanr Health -"Jr .."i-sia"
E;.u :,-pe't D -:'veprne fit. Bank
Eia'. ..p-e.:i U ri.;n (Stabex)
Ur, e "i.-t.yis ip!n-t.iirnal Childirin' Fund
Pepubjic of:f China
Food & A: jic -u' r.:.! l.:Ti i
Org':-.i': r. Of Ame--ir, States
O the r
464, 84 7
$.-i, 5 1 1892
P --2 .
WHERE THE MONEY COMES FROM
CoR t-ri;."'-ions &
Prime Mi141 her's
C ::ltritl:. .- t Ins to
NATIONAL DEBT OUTSTANDING
Arreans Principal & Interest
Founded 17th August 1973
MAWIA MOORS CABOT AVAR 1984
Payable In Advawc
Potage Paid By Second Cas
(Iiland Post In Gren
10 Issues $115-00
20 Iser $2u7G
40 Isae $390.00
About 20 Issues Published
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
Director Of Public
Public S-.F!i':E Comuiission
Per:?"n ne [ & Managerment
V '; i 'e 3..
Min-. of' rk1 TT-.*i U
& Women's Arffairs
Pe::.i:, & CGatuities
Min. of H health Housir- -
& the Eiivir.;.i.i. nt
10, .814 _
-.557 i 15,
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L&TTGR TO SIABSCRaZBIERS
Lit is with regret that I
advise y.ou tlat., shortfl, publicaCtion of "The
Grenuad Newslet t&er" w iff c.as..
This decision has bc.rn
Iaoci in. the li fht of tihe fact that it has become
iicry.asit[ngj difficult to eet deidlitncs.
CotlsidIcration was gi.veitj to etmployiWng assistnMce,
but this woulh have violated tw. publication's
police of persotnf verification of news.
ant indrivi duafs fi.aic been on our subscription
[ist for mannit, tnn _;cjnts, sonic since
"Newseter was launched on 17th August 1973,
altf 1 take this opportunity to thank you for
youW support ati encouragtmtent.
Tfwre wif- probably be
t1o'n or three more issues before the "pr sses stop
rofhing". When thctj tdo, tjou wilt receive an
advice with rrfcrencc to the urwxpired portion
of your subscription.
R.pccting myt thanks for
tour support -I and ticotrnqctmtin.t.
Alit s rtihejcs
Editor & Pubisfhcr
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 15th January 1994 Page 6
BUDGET From Pa$20 1 -. b two
"mxGJT Piomi Pate 1 iv-.t EC $20,00 of incorrme and then by two
of culent expediture will go to education stages of 20%, 25%, repectively, for the
while I 1.,. will go to Health." next EC$15,0000 a~ EC$35,000. Inc_.:nr
Mr Brathvaite said Parliament should be over EC$50000 ill be taxed at
in a position to approve the nev income income year the Pri Min-
tax legislation by the mid dle of 1994, and sister said, the rate of corporate tax vill
that legislation vill apply to individuals be 30% on profits of EC$45,000 or less
from income year 1994 aind to corp- and at 35% on profits over EC$45,000;
orations for their fmancial year ending m 1995, the rate vill be
1994 reduced to a single rate of 30% on
The taxa vill -N- mdi..'; :.." a 's.
alltce of EC$10r Er.-th.l-d s.id he is irip r d. by
additional allowances fcr a ,p:irnn. p ,m es by p,., in .ns- Organ-
spu..se arid up to tree dependent c:hildln.
Please See BUDGET Pe.e 7
Af ter th.t, the ate of ta xwill be 1 C on the P BUDGET P
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
The Grenada Newsletter Saturday 15th January 1994 -a 7
aovferniint's empfwsis wilL be on spending trmtin t i
crat wiork. C, r catlinq an atmosptG in pr,- par, -:
for G.-ner l Eections
I I F WE WERE TO CAPTURE
I the 194 budget in a few od,.
wlit we uld ay is that thi
bud,.et ni,:bes no provision for
easing t.h x budein on the working class".
The w.~_1s of Independ.ent Sen.a:tor Chester
Hi.unrpluy, President of the Technical &
Allied Workers Trade Union and. a member
of the Grmnada T-'de Union Council (TUC)
at a piess c.nfer;ce on ..'.i.ua:y 15th.
Mr HurnphlEy said an expert of the United
Nations Development Programime (UI NDP)j
advising the GC7na1.. G;.vevn ent on t.i;:
irf,.n,, repo',.i-d ;I~- the mst o. O ia.:
sector of Gien-di..-u -:-"'.ty is the Vor1'ing
Will Be Charged
The Senator refeied to a 10% wvthh..: in-i
t-,', which, in his b.dgt speech, Prime
Mirni.ter and Minister of Ftrince N.Ic.:
Brathwaijte said will be rl-.n-ed on interest
paid by banks on savings. This, MI:
Humphrey s.aid, will encot.uiage the flight of
BUDGET From Page 6
gr Iup. of voluntary wVoike-is ,e.h: undeTr-
stand tht G ,,venu-ient ca i.:t do it alone.
He conig.tiL.:ted them :,n their
achie,,empntp: and appealed to ,:,the-
to become i:-,'.lved and join G.---
ernimelnt in C'.r ,.i-I 's 1-tIh ?"'. of
indepe-d.en-e aand. in the cu.ii.E't year
of ecMonc:.r r .vely as ffA:t-S are
mi.ade to propel ne c.:.i.mtry iJr.q i-J
-.' ti- L gs.
capital fr:ni the island.
"If I have to pay 10% of the inter-s- which
I earn on my savings in a bank in G.. "
he said, "Iard I h.we to ..
pay zero percent if I .w. ,- ,
h..-., that same am- -" -
ount in 1Mi.amr it ..lF
makes sense for .:'
me to hold. the =" .
money in Mi- -'.- 2 ..
In his bud et" ...
speech, the -l b. ..
o u n c e d
1 .' (r *1. I
25hat in- ... '- "Zt
port. du ity
will be 1a- --SE-..T OL..
1uiJ fro 2tSTE~ .!rI f P
Not Be Worth The R k
Smuggling is a msere proinem fc~r ht
Government vith Mr Bratbheip`s con-
stitiency, Grenada's little siL'ter iid of
Carriacou, being its centre A M|
Brathvaite said these re' -.-. i 'i
make it "not be vorth tifa r s to be
Sector Htuiplii a d' .e not agree ill
rd ce d ,: n,, P' r: he -
my increa7 the trnde as the sau ill
Please -- '---- .
w il! be ___-__--,_ .-..,______.__S_ A ___.-_____._ s
The Grenada Newsletter Satrday 15'h January 199 Pa
But, older peopIe, fboisewiv.w s the unemployedI n in
tfwos wiho fiwv retire d hat Ora prejrf erncv for
Sir Erivc GniPty
I early 35 of every 100 :
H renadians s ."L-
(34.7;1) ha!v not 7
,m ade Tu.1 their ve'
mirnds as to who is the r-.st'
suitable person to give pl- ,:
ical leadership to Gre ia. .
These are the finding of i :r
, opinion poll taken in No' --
. hber by he E arbad.s r ..4
I.. ." .rteCnj C:tibber.. :ted
uary 1st issue -7 "Tts
B^^/--...4 ^ 7 ..V-"
at this hime. Or, "tm, 7 ".
may pfer to p t
choice secret '' -*
.hoc- .. ... ,. -V; th- ose not expressing a -oI.:
dropped by ab,.out 1I 0 ..
Nearly 2 of e 10y o0- (J% -
e May when a similar ipo
find there is n.-,ttin to choose .' .- 4
between those :-, head iri tlhe 7 1_ At th.a to-" . .,. .
*, ., - -: 100 had no ric, ::--er to t8e ..
ula.r d's political parties, and, .
more than 6 of every 100IK E 1iT4HI Lon.
(6.2%) reject the entire crrnEila '*,*lk . ..T' h a e to.'. ...
,.-- ''.,. -.- Thi>- has been a drop, to, ,
crop of leaders. They would choose .
of l 1se loo-::i tone fo.r ,. ners tote t Ci;
persons not now in the political arena. lo' I S
Plmca See MITCHELL i.%*
TOC From Page 7
have to bring in min,.1 st.- k selling at a lover
price in order to rake the same amount of
Further, he wa..', re iucin'g the cost of alcohol
and ,ig-rett1;S will have healthlco:-:e..ences
in that it will encourage people, and
p:rt.i,_.irly the less well off, to drink and
He holds the view, also, t l.t. this m,..w Till
have serious repecmussiosL on 1:..c marlU-
facturers in tliat it will allow fore ign products
to compete more effectively v.ith locally
ninufati:ued alcohol and cigarettes.
aMrs C laice Char es, Pe-ident of the
Grenada Union of Teachers, pim-:ent, at the
press. :-.rfe-ence, said an emaination '-.
t, :t will inricte that, in 1994, Gov-
-.2.nlit s emphasis will be on ... in,-
.: -?Y to create w.:.i:, c-reating: an ..i'-.-.-
-, .:in prep.:u-ati:n for General .El .
77hi- must be held early in 1995
S -cybodcy vill be superficially h iv |
h said, "'but this is just a cx-y r'
economic development vhich vi- sooj
-...:r Eric Pierre, CGeeral Sec retari of e
Seianen & Waterfront Workers Umonr .-.:i
P- _.dentof the TUC. said TUC is pr~v.o:-
a critique of the budget -.ich is to be i- -.!
puble.:c andr forwgared to GomErrnl nt-.
svummam ^ mm En ^^ESS .manr^z,
The Grenada Nevsletter Saturday 15th January 1994 Pag 9
MITCHELL Frtm Pare 8
In May, these represented 7.6. of the
As vas the case vith the May poll, Dr
Keith Mitchell, Political Leader of the
New National Party vas the first choice
of those vho did answer the question.
Sir Eric Gairy, Political Leader of the
Grenada United Labour Party, vas
second in both polls.
But, Sir Eric ia.- closed t.' gap sig~Nifi'rcriy.
In the May poll. Dr v .tc hell captured 13
of the .o-. to Sir Eric's 10 2:1 In the
N-Wvember poll, Dr Mitchei's figure has
v.i e up to 22.6% wih Sir Eric at his heels
The three other Political Leaders trail far
behind. Dr Terrence Ma.rrysl-:.w of the
Maurice Bishop Patri:,tic v.Moverrent comes
next with 5.6% of the vote. He Ir-ei.rnd
4.8% in the May poll. Foiloving him
is Prime Hinister Ni.h-' a Brathwaite
(Natioral Dem..:,: r.tic C.:ngrps-.) ith 5%
and Mr Ben .J1.:Les (The Nati.-nal Farty)
brings up the rear vith 4.4%.
In the Maypoll, MrrF iar,'.i.e and Mr Iones
received i.-spectively 2.6-7. and6. 5.8%.
Haw Been Divided
The si.~-.y is bied on 500 inieipriev,,17 and
these h.-_ been -'ivided into sevemira
categories. These inc!.ide upper, middle
and lo'wver economic gr:,-'ups, age PcOp,
enmpl:K..'nent. status, gender -,J edu.:..:.i,:n
Older people, hue 'iv_ the un~rplioyed
and those who haiw retired have a
preference for Sir Eric. In the :,er 55 age
gr:,up lie scom;d 47.4<. to Dr Mitchelp's
7.65. M-Tore than 24 of every 100 house-
vives (24.5%) -,pited for Sir Eric bii!e less
than 16 of every 100 (15.1%) chose Dr
Of the. unemloyed, 23.6% chcse Sir Eric
with Dr 1. itchdl, cl .el behind -;itL 21.1%,
and, of the ireirees, Sir Eric's 472% forced
Dr Mitchell to share a 5.6% second .i:':e
"ith! Mr Brathwaite.
In three sub-s ctio ns-,
Dr Mlitchell and Sir
Eric vere equal._,
These were the fe-a
nal e sub-section of -
the gender category.
and the nie, f-ii-f
and v,.atian,_ l sub-
sectionis of the edu-
catiocn category. In the.
first. they recei ed 2 2".
arn. t1-' fig.mres in the...,,t
education su- secn, Ile
are respectively 20% ain .%
The Sys, teams Caribbean poll was, pninria y,
to identify the use of certain consumer ite .
with brand preference, with the political
information being gathered as a seconti
Furthr details of the poll are to be pu h! .-hed
by the "GaTbadid Voice".
A love st, r with a sad ending is the' the
young Eritish se-amn-, Inkle, who, early in
the severiteenrh century, vent.:th.e cn the
Sri:-tiPh Mai.- with :.me of i' h-i..s.
The party was capi urd by Indians arZ aere
all killed except Inkle who vas hide; by a
v.:,un. Inhdian girl whose nxm-e 7., Yarico.
Yarico got Irle ,safely back to I: :rIip
and, being in loe with him, fol.k .ed
him on board and vent with him to
Whe.' they 2,t to Barbados, ho,,rver,
:rikle rejected Yaric-:. and sold her into
The Grenada Newsletter Satulrday 15th January 1994 Page 10
United Nations Delegatio
President of the 48th Session of the United
Nations General Assembly, Guiriese tborn
Mr Samuel Insanally, arrived in Gie'rLad.l on
January 6th atthe sta..rtof a three-day official 1
Mr Insanally was accompanied ,byl the Perm-
anent RepIeseLtaUves to the Urited Nations
of Antigua, St Vi-u?-. A-.1de-s ."
Also inl the dJeletion v. Mr Eugene
Pisoo, Grenada's Pe.-m~iaini. Repsent-
ative to the UriLit:e t-,i.:rs -.i Mr Woo,
Director of the Repul i: of C tina office in
Two centuries -i-, the ship "Hankey"
amved at 'mn.:-i f::, West Africa
bnrngmg a diease which w to produce
heated debate in lie Id,-h.St British arnd
American me d-ic : circles.
The Gren-Aa "Cl e & G of 19th
February 173.3 rep:t..d 1t1 of 200 "advent-
mrers cainied to Gin..,d;i by the "Hankey"
and another :hip one lii'ni had died. Cause
of death was the deadly "Boulam F-ve%."
and, within weeks, mnom Tr.arn 200 sailors at
St George's port 1h-:d cr-,-ut.,ed t to he
Soon, the fever sprad through the island.
S.ahrd to other 3.' ti ,a isl.:nds .nid
to Finladelpiia in North Armeica.
Dr Colin Chrih':hlm, who p-cti"ed in
G'n;ad.dA .t.h. !..t ti:me, pu. i:li hej a description
of the fever as an "original, foreign plague
utterly urdr*'."n before". This inrcezrd"
Sni -dicj p...le ard, to hs ifes fes -rnd,
,Chrihinom wa involved in passionate
professi-rona disputes .ii c.itics who
thought that, bef--re publication, he sh-.-i.idd
have c..,u,',d experts su.h as therrselves.
Mr Inrsanlly is the first Caribbean
Community Representative to the United
Nations to be made President of the
Grenada Hosts Extension
The fourth International EAtension
SAorkshop, sponsored by the Grenada
1-,Inistiy of Agriculture and the Univer-
sity of the West Indies, opened in
Grenada on January 4th.
With some 40 participants from the
Caribbean and North America, the
workshop vas held under the theme,
"Integrated Planning in Agricultural
Production Mareting a Fainming
Sy-sim E:.ensrion Approach".
Computer Operator On
Mr ThommLpson C rumings, computer
operator at the National Computor
Ceint, left. Grenada on January 14th to
attend a t.-reek course in Singapore.
The course, which will be held at the
N.:ti.:al University of Singapore, is
sp,:r.ored by the Commonwealth Fund
for Teclh iic.al Co-operation, and will
focus on development of computer
systems in the Con-non.,.ealth
Mr Arifin Sirhg-r, hai.nesiari Ambass-
Plea See NEWS SHORTS PagS 11