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Mrs. Jane Lowenthal
Research Institute
the Study of Man,
162 East 78 Street,
New York 10021, N.Y
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V4, VI, 1No. 14:

: Saturday, May 4, 1@68

Ten Cents



The crowd was thin (unlike
Portsmouth's) the Reseoa talks
were heavy, the weather peerless
S,,. and cricket *ias to follow

*, r ,.- -

To be a judge of an sort of competition is as
.different from being a Judge in a Court of L-a
Sas verse is from poetry. We once helped to
judge a beauty queen contest in Trinidad; the

an, fidew judges oughta hang" *0n an occasion
-1 in Dominica when we judged poetry, we never
Si met our ce-judges to compare notes; and the
-same thing happened recently when we were in-
S:vited to be a 'semi-final' judge for the YC
,"., poetry contest. Perhaps because we we re once
:an international poetry prizewinner we were
deemed fit to assess a batch of nursery rhymes
from a junior fo.rm, w~iile a politician who writes aeet verse awarded top Tionours to
some work we had not been shown! Here is a photograph of the prizewinners: Chris
ieiter, for a ra, cy ballad of the Mid Wiest (left), Justin Simon (known in our colunna),
-Gregory tabess and. A-thony Lockhart.Congrats, all though you don't write poetr7ywt.
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STRAIGHT TALK by Androcles
The Statement of the Chamber of Commerce on the price control
issue is amply documented and its conclusions are convincing. I only
marvel that it took the Chamber that amount of tige and energy to real-
ise that fools do not change their minds. This, the Chamber should
have known from the beginning and it would therefore have obviated
the prostration of that body's delegation when it first met the Minist-
ers and their Advisers in Cabinet assembled. According to unchalleng-
able information, the Chamber delegation began by assuring the Minist-
ers that the Chamber was well aware that they, because they were busy
persons, could not have had any hand in the hash made of the Price
Control Order. The clear implication was that officials had done the
mischief. Shame on the delegation for trampling upon defenceless off-
icials in order, as it hoped, to get what it wanted -- reasonable though
it be -- easily from the Ministers! Gentlemen of the Chamber delega-
tion, these things are not done and you jolly well knew from the start
that the conclusion in your Statement is what you were to expect: that
the attitude of the Ministers is one of obstinacy ( a characteristic
of the equine species ) and ill will; that part of the game was to
create in the minds of consumers the impression that all along they
had been exploited by shopkeepers, and that the control list was des-
igned to bring about dissatisfaction and mistrust among members of the,
Chamber ( which it almost succeeded in doing at the: Monday morning meet-
ing of shopkeepers at St. Gerard's Hall). Androcles has spent so much
time publicly analysing the mentality of the present Government that it
comes like something. of a personal hurt to find others, so rotund-
about a manner to conclusions predictable from the start. When was the
last time that this Governmentchanged its mind upon reasoned represent-
ation ? Attend the meetings of the House of Assembly and see for your-

The Statement of the Chamber summarises all the facts of the sit-
uation and I hope every reader will study it for himself as a back-
ground to these remarks. Obviously, the Government has no answer to
the mathematical proofs advanced by the Chamber, yet mule-like it will
not budge.

I just want to touch on two points of the Statement.

Somewhere it is stated that an adviser in this matter to the Gov-
ernment expressed the view that Castro closes small shops in Cuba and
the same should be done in Dominica. Readers will vish to consider why,
of all countries, Cuba is the one we are to model our economy upon.

The other is to sympathise with the large number of small shop-
keepers all over Dominica whose interests have been so cavalierly
treated. It is clear that it is immaterial to the Government what happ-
ens to the many small shopkeepers (the purveyors of short credit to the
small man). In fact, we are told that one Minister of Government said
there are too many small shops in Dominica and that mott of them should
be closed -- which is what is really likely to happen by the Government's
refusal to listen to the Chamber and its own appointed Price Control
Committee. How do you like that, small shopkeepers ?

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Far more often than it seems desirable or necessary, certain Trade
nhions in Dominica will be found taking their issues to the Government.
(continued on page 4)

Page Two


Saturday, May 4th, 1:968

Saturday, May 4, .1968 TIE STAR Page Three
For the first time, H.M. the Quoen in _A Precis lby R.E.Allfrey
her.. home setting will appear on BBC, The SI.P Agreement s a contact
and Independent Television in "Bole between Dominica (represented by Gov-
of the Monarchy" a tele-film which ernment) and a limited liability corn-
will be shown before the investiture pany (incorporated under the laws of
of Prince Charles next year. :The Domnica) for ninety-nine years. Cer-
Duke of Edinburgh flew to Australia tain concessions,, .g. the alterations
for the 3rd Commonwealth Study Con- to the laws of the land which apply
foronce in Sydney SW1. Univorsity;thenao nly to SIPA,, are granted by Governmea
to Now Zealand. A Ilouse of Commons in return for certain things which the
Committee decided 9-2 against theatre Gompany is prepared to do.
presentations of in Royalty. Most people are primarily interested
ST. KITTS: State of Eergency wasex- in the employment clauses in the agree-
tended last week by Govt. "for an in- ment. SIPA and also its Licensees (i.e.
dofi~ht period We ocr S H AM E 1 construction companies, hotels, indus-
W tries and services) agree to endeavour
TANIZANIA: 13 out of 22 persons locked to employ Dominicans 'to fill positions
up in a small room for non-payment of within the area. 'If SIPA cannot get
tas were found dead. Five officials unskilled workers, they must notifythe
have been arrested and charged. 30 moro Labour Dept. (1a1n. of Home Affairs)who
people locked in a similar roomwere must try to obtain them in Dominica;if
frood. Nycrero has ordered ainvgatione unobtainable in the State, then SIPA
BRITAIN: children have been asked to (or the Licensee) can recruit outside.
help preserve wild life, especially Points of interest are that SIPA
such increasingly scarce -creatures as
such increasingly scarce as cannot assign any of their rights un-
the English Robin and the hedgehog. der the ageemen t to any other person
(Uo wish children here would spare or corporate body (other than those
the diminishing hummingbird, songbird granted to licensees) without prior
and that harmless.snake the coupsse.) consent of the Government: the laws of
AT-IGUA: CARIFTA agreement was signed the State apply in the Port Area eaept
by Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad & specifically stated in the Agree-
Five WIAS States settled on a Common ment: then there is a group of clauses
Tariff policy, pending... Pomp & many which forbid any form of discrimination
speeches marked the signing of CARIFTA on racial grounds or incitement tCaoe
(Jamaica, vexed over not being chosen hatred: the (Dohinican) public is al-
for Development Bank cite, opted out loved access to the Cabrits and
of both). **** Bank sited in BARBADOS Natinal Pak (part of the brits
National Park (part of the Qabrits &
DOIIIIIICA newsbriofs: Miss Monica Green Port Ar by individual agreements
of Windwards SOF, with her Asst.Admin- divdual agremns
of Wndsards SCF, w-th her Asst'.Admin- with Government) at all reasonable times
istrator Miss S. Coates, visited field at a a a tin
worrs in the State for 10 days until and the use o recreational amenities,
worrs in the at also access to any public resort in the
April 26; Miss Coates remains here for Area (if suitably clad and behaving.
2 more weeks in portsmouth. Two CDC
properly), Dotopite the tfree access
Housing & Mortgage Finance .exerts,J clauses above, SIPA 'shall have the.
Burgess CLE & M.A. Boyd were here on
26-27 for discussions will return. absolute right to exclude any person
206-27 for discussions., will return. G pemon-
or vehicle2o (oxcept Government. person-
I.icBirnoy of World Meteorological Org. n) from oads and bri
fo dys on i suqvy. nel) from using.. roads and bridges
POSTPONEoNT by ROSE 0 (deemed privateo') in the area.
All fortifications & barracks must
ad dogs and English Kings be preserved as far as possible when
Turn out in the pouring rain, constructing hotels etc. to .plans app-
But the Governor stopped the memorial constructing hot etc t ls p-
roved by Government: any relics of his-
And we had to have it again, torical interest discovered must be
The prayers were for I'iLin Lutier King preserved and become the property of
Ahd the irony of it all Government. '* When the gambling cas-
Was that God held the clouds, ino is set up', Government will got 5%
Though man stopped the crowds of all profits for'the first 3 years,
For some rain that had ceased to fall. 10% for the next 5, & 20% thereafter.
SIPA Pres. & Sec. ~r & Irs. Bruce Rob- SIPA agrees to construct a deep--
inson flQw to Europe for business .as. water harbour (the agreement specifies
D/ca Village Coutcils held 3rd AGM. a canal, now found uneconomic)ctd,.12

ANDROCLES (continued front paeo two)
I think that this is very bad policy and if I were a
member uf a Trade Union I would begin to wonder at the necessity of
paying subscription to a Union and start considering whether if so fre-
quent recourse is to be had to Government, we could not let the
Government itself run the show by increasing the staEf of the Labour-
Department. At -least this- would be cheaper for the worker.

Much effort has been made by successive Governments to help organ-
izee the Trade Union Movement and put it upon a responsible basis. Public
money continues to be spent in sending Unionists abroad to-study., The
ultimate object, I take it, is so that Unions get"trained leaders and
officers to be able- to meet employers on a level for purposes of neg-
otiation and bargaining. Why, therefore, this frequent reference of
all little matters to Government? Are the Unions not growing up? Or
is Trade Union legislation at fault that so petty matters must end up
with Government? If the latter, then the. Unions should spare no effort
to get the necessary amendments, for as things now stand, to a serious
observer the thing looks like a joke if every protest to or demonstrat-
i.on against an employer must end up at the Minister's office. Another
possible danger arising from this attitude is that Unions may become
part of activities of political parties such as we have (for example)
in nearby Antigua.. This is another most undesirable state of affairs,
but too close liaison with Government on the part of Trade Unions could
lead to something of the sort. I would like to see manly Unions, sens-
ibly conducted, treating on a basis of equality with employers and Gov-
ernment (which, never forget, must also take into account the interests
of the employers, if for no other reason than that of economic develop-
ment). Let us see and hear less of Union recourse to and dependence-
upon the goodwill of Government.

+++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++ +++

After several weeks of pondering the matter, I am now ready to
comment upon an incident reported in this newspaper some time.ago.

It is the matter of the disturbance of the Retreat for teenagers,
by one of them, at St. Alphonsus Church, Goodwill.

As far as I am aware, this is the first time that it has happened
in Dominica that a Retreat exercise was brought to a premature close
through disturbance. Readers can draw whatever conclusions they wish,
but my own are as follows- I regret very much that this disturbance
should have occurred at St. Alphonsus Church, a church conducted with
such dignified efficiency and decorum by Fathers Charles and Loncke,
following in the traditions of our excellent native priest, Fath-er
Felix. I am ready to bet that the offender came from the Roseau Cath-
edral Parish (since the Retreat was a joint venture with St. Alphonsus)
and this would not bea surprising in view of the pantomime and buffoon-
ery to which the Cathedral preaching place is now being turned by one
S DEREK WALCOTT : "HIistory has made him a ci.-ion of the world"

A man of mixed originswao 'raws haunting but not hating from th'e Middle
Passage (his new book of poems THE CASTAWAY in in you-r Public Library) $this
great poet is not derivative, but he is surely subco:nciously moved by Auden.
Hero are a few lines from his poem Verandah --
"A ghost steps from you,1.y grandfather's ghost And buried t e himself,
Upr ooted from some rainy English shire, Sire on a strange coase.
You sought your Roman Wh1y do I raise you up?
End in suicide by fire. Your house has voices
Your mixed son gathered your charred,blackened your burnt- house
In a chid's coffin bones, shrillsvii;h unosso
In a child's coffin. bons, lovely nhortors.."

Pa-gaU Four

Saturday, May.4th, 1i968


Page Five

by Rommel. by P.S.A. fr.S.T.A.
Let us retain that Cricket Trophy. The first member df our united
It is almost bafflingg when I sit races. family to fly away from the
rooftree more of a tree than a
to consider the varied response my ies o t
column evokes. Some people ask me roof, as our friends know ,se r-t
to write on-sporting activities, back an airy airletter tersely dir-
others on the film world; others ected to the Allfreys, I/ca: no WI,
still on. soul singers and the sphee no other clues to the mysterious
of pop music. However, I cannot jam island; yet the missive arrived in
all of this into two issues of the record time Someone in Lon
paper even. The STAR is trying its must have hailed from D/eaa Let me
best to please you all. give you some ofrts contents..,
Let us look at cricket, which at "I arrived' safely in L/cIn and
e Anne"(wife of Dr. David Yolfson)
the moment is the particle in thewife of Dr. Dvid
wind-. "was at, the air terminal awaiting me.
Many people seem very optimistic I told you in my note from Antigua
about Domirica's' chances in the Rairport how Mrs. Rose kindly took
orthcomin oowill urnament me to lunch (a lovely lunch) with
They think, and I do too, that with the Anglican Bishop, there, and how
a backbone comprising Clem, igwe went looking for Charlesworth...
a backbone comprising Clem, Invirg, On the plane i met a nice family of
Cuthbert "Rice", J.C. and Kaleb On the plane I met a nice family of
"Gibbs", Dominica is bound to win Anguillans so I had friends to help
vs. St. Vincent, which promises to with my suitcaase...I had no trouble
put up a stalwart challenge. with immigration. Some of the other
St. Vincent will come with 'big folks had to have medical checkup..
guns' like Samuel, Findlay & dincan. The immigration officer asked me if
Samuel can hold his end but Ce'il I1 had the English Matron's letter,
can stay longer. Findlay and Duncan which I produced. Gateley's letter
can find the boundaries but Irving, was also tucked in, also the one
Clem and J.C. can do so more often. from rancis R. in my passport.The
They say that Findlay dives behind fellow laughed and took a little
the stumps but Rice flies.We must read saying I had nice friends in
England! At the customs I said I
not forget our guileless Kaleb who had two bottles of rum and my re-
can make the ball play magic on the cord discs. He saw my watch which
turf. I think I had better send St. Dad and you gave me on graduation
Vincent and Grenada this message : day at PMH (from Framptons) and
BRING YOUR ANTI-MAGIC BATS, YOU asked me the priceIthen began add-
VINCENTIANS AND GRENADIANS. ing in pounds but then he said "all
Our boys are now in form to win right,- Sonia" no searching through
any match, rain or shine. Clem has my things.
come back into his own and looks The Woolfsons have been terribly
like beating his record of 177. kind to me. I talked to the VSO boy
Cuthbert, already with two centuries David Wade who played the organ in
in his pocket, looks like winning the Anglican Church, and that VSO
the series all alone. He has the artist girl Christine was with Anne.
strength to hit any bowler for six On Sat. morning I went down to Aunt
once he has settled. Irving, the Rosalind's"(wife of Commander Lesaie
cool one, has a fiery bat whichputs Smith)"at Old Bosham. On the way
any other Windwards player under I saw how white people can really
the water-hose once it starts to work, and that's the reason why they
radiate heat. Kaleb is my Gibbs. sometimes find people relaxed inthe
TThat boy is' just superfragicalistic TWIndies. ..saw some white menbuild-
and that, for your information inga road and God: Armour should
means groat and more than great, have been there or Wendell Lawrence'
Boys, you will have the support I. am having an enjoyable week-end
that you expect. Just play it cool at Cob Cottage yesterday I went
and keep your mind on the game if to Church with Aunt R, and Uncle Gr.
you want to retain the trophy at all.anmd saw how the bells were being
We cannot afford to lose, man. rung. I also saw the boat racing..."


Sa-ln~raa~, Ma~ ~, 1968

Saturday,. May 4th, 1968

Dear Madam:
St. Isidore at Portsmouth.
The Feast of St Isidore was cel-
ebrated at Portsmouth on Monday,
April 22nd,.1968. The Feast began
at the Roman Catholic Church at
9 a.m.. with a High Mass, where hun-
dreds of people went to pray to
God, especially the Farmer-Members,
for the blessing of their fruits
and to. the Patron Saint who was-
also a. farmer. After the Mass the
members of that Society marched,
through the streets of Portsmouth
to "the Credi~t Union Hall where
the Function lasted until late ev-
The Guest Speaker was Rev. Fr.
Guiste, .who outlined to listeners
the real meaning of St Isidore,
saying as we go on tilling the soil
our reward will not only be gr.-t on
earth but also in Heaven. Hon. E.A.
Leslie said that the time has come
when the farmers of the world are
playing their part, and right here
in Portsmouth we, the farmers, will
soon have to do the same.' Tribute
was given to the Presdenait, Mr Sea-
ford Vidal, for his fourth year
of leadership. He replied that his
officers and himself promise to be
ready at all times to do their best.
A vote of thanks was given by the
Vice-President, Mr Austin Thomas,
The Chairman, Mr E. Martin, con-
gratulated the. Women Farmers an
their tradional uniform,
Emmanuel Martin,
Farmer of the Year,
+++ +++ +++ +++
Words of Praise
I am -n American citizen who
for nearly one and one-half years
has been privileged to dwell on
Dominica's fertile soil, For quite
some time now I have been prompted
by my conscience to express in writ-
ing certain of my personal observ-
ations and impressions of the Dom-
inica people.
First of all, I want to say in
all sincerity that Dominicans are
friendly. Although I have trav-
elled quite extensively for a young

man I can candidly report that I
have never seen a people who are
as' warm, personable and friendly as
the people of Dominica. In every
role and station of life, from the
humble country gardener to the med-
ical men-who staff our hospital and
the professional business men of
our busy towns, Dominicans are.
Secondly, Dominicans are court-
eous Av.-ay with the chronic fault-
finders who point their fingers of'
accusation at the Dominicans and
say "They are rude and uncouth."
Consider the matter of road courtesy
for example; I have driven as mnany
as 40,000 miles per year in America
and accumulated approximately one-
third of a million miles of driving,
and never in any nation have. I ever
witnessed motorists as courteous
and considerate of their fellows
as the Dominicans. On numerous
occasions I have witnessed vehicles
in difficulty and invariably the
passing motorists stop to offer
their helping hands. For this I
say "Dominicans, you are to be comm-.
Thirdly, Dominicans are marching
en masse on the road of progress.
What a thrill it was to see the
beautiful Dominica colours unfurled
in the soft breeze of 3rd November,
1967, as the various divisions of
the populace marched to soul-stirr-
ing band music and experienced the
exhilarating thrill of nationalism.
Yet, more. important still this mar-
ching has not stoppe.d. Dominicans,
you are still marchingI You are
moving ahead! New communication
systems are being installed. New
roads are being developed. New
places of business are- being erect-
ed which would be a credit to any
nation. .New industries are: being
located on your soil to help raise
your standard of living. And thank
God, in it all and over it all and
through it all inscribed on your
flag is the all-important name
"Bondieu" -- "The Good God'"
Dominicans! Permit me to say
'"fellow-Dominicans Keep God there
Put God first! Not in word only,
(continued on page 11;


Page Six


Saturday, May 4, 1968 THE STAR Page Seven

HEARSAY AND TIIEYSAI ... pensive magazine, hand over some money
by Jon Spectr and aye yo t your magazine some
by John Spector V
months later, paybe you don't or maybe
Many persons are dissatisfied with you get some little 50 pulp magazine
the service we get from-WITS. Why is it you do not want instead. Of course
that wo can get good reception only on mostly the firms rce genuine but the
direct broadcast from our own studio? 'students' not. The objectionable part
We know that Electricity Services inter- is the sales technique of persuading
ruptions and low voltage cause silence; one that one is helping, s. nice kid
what we object to is the bad reception to further his or her education and
when relayed from Grenada.Most people that simply isn't true.
can get BBC news better from ZIZ or on *
their own short wave direct, but news I have just been listening (as I
from St. Lucia or St. Vincent is too usually do, with interest) to one of
full of mush and static to be understood.the Tuesday Agricultural talks. Too
Maybe ZIZ can afford better equipment sophisticated altogether, they are
because they carry advertising. Incident-more suitable for educated estate-owners

ally, the Monday broadcast by WIBS,
Roseau, advertising the Sparrow showwas
surely against the rules: or was the
show entirely for charity?
I have -heard plenty of grumbles about
the charges for the new telephone. Aftr
paying an installation fee, a resident-
ial subscriber in Roseau pays i77 per
year for a total of 200 calls (more
money if you live outside roseau). Any
calls over 50 per quarter cost six cents
each. Thus if you make only one call a
day in a year, your phone will cost you
$86.90 and a business making 20 calls a
day would pay $86 + 198 = $2834 or
around $24 a month. Of course many spend
more than that a month on business gas-
oline, finding it quicker with the pre-
sent telephone system to go and see the
person, so perhaps they will save on
transport expense to offset charges for
a modern telephone service.
I am told that American high-presste
magazine subscription selling methods
Earo coming here soon in the shape of
a group of "students working their way
through college". First they got your
name from a neighbour, then said that
he sent them (untrue generally), then
you are exposed to a talk about getting
'points' by making new 'friends', each
of which gives them 'points' in a com-
petition for a scholarship to some
university ("I want to study Art in
Italy" piped one long-cyclashed Latin-
American girl), then after wasting one's
time for twenty minutes on a softening
up process, out comes the list of mag-
azinos or books showing how many points
the 'student' gets for each one you
'take'. If you are a sucker like I was
some years ago, you sign up for an ex-

or Civil Servants who have purchased
Crown Lands for their old age than for
those it should be directed at -- the
small peasant farmer. Radio is a fine
medium for this type of technical ed-
ucation. Dut it needs a special tech-
nique in which the script is rewritten
by an expert in the basic vocabulary
of the desired audience. Patois is
not a 'must' but patois phrases and
proverbs to illustrate would catch the
attention of the snall farmer' better
than (actual quotes) 'climatic con-:
ditions', .'topography', concentration
of run-off', 'abrasive force', coastal
areas' or 'dissonination of knowledge'.
I did like that last one it would
have been a first-class lecture at St.
Augustine Agricultural Faculty)

The Fxtra-Miural Department of the
University of the West Indies is of-
fering a course in Conversationional
French for beginners, starting Fri-
day, May 10th at 4.30 p.m. at the
Convent High School. Teaching by the
audio-visual nethod with films,
slides, records and tape-recording,
special stress on immediate convers-
ation. 'he course is designed for
people with little or no knowledge
of French but with a good educatuion-
al background. The aim of the course
is not for GCE exam. Fee for the
first unit of 10 lessons is $5.00,
payable in advance. Registration at
the Extra-Hural Department from
Monday to Friday during office hours.
No telephone registrations. Set book
'A Propos, Volume I' by Denis Grayson
-- Ginn-L..-Co., London, available at
the S.P.C.K. Bookshop. 2/2
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Short Story THE UNPLEASANT CRICKETER by Willie Bynoe

Being a good cricketer Mervin played the game every day. But on
account of his unpleasant nature, he was also involved in a fight every
day. Arjd he' always lost the fight!
His friends laughed at him and called him 'febbo' or weakling. And
whenever he was given out, he would not stand down in good grace:
there was always a fight between him and the bowler: and of course,
to his utter defeat.
One day his friends began calling him febbo; he was not pleased to
hear it, and picking up a few stones, he opened a barrage on them.

"If you hit us," shouted his friends, "we ~bTii strike back." And
with that they threw a'few missiles at him with fair accuracy.
He cried in pain, but his friends only laughed. He then cried until
he became hoarse to get their sympathy. And all night he was hbarse;
on noticing his condition, his mother tried to find out the. matter.
But he in a joke: said that the: class teacher had whacked him, and little
thought of the steps that the mother would take in such a case.

"Y0ou have been hoarse twice before and this is the third time that
this teacher illtzcats you," replied the mother, "but I must know the
The next day she came to the school grounds with a large belt in
her hands and carefully concealed herself behimi a hedge which grew
close by the playground. Prom this point she could see: Mervi coming
in and taking part in the: game before the school bell rang, and also
could see a display of Mervin's genammanly behaviour in the game.
All went well until Mervin was bowled. HI refused to leave the
wicket and the expected fight started with a youngster flinging a stump
at Mervin. He skilfully ducked and landed a violent blow on the fellow's
waist, and as he was, escapingp the .fei3rmit"'hi mt oa M brack a'd he kellL
on feground crying-, "Wee mammar -- "0 my mother. my mother'"
Like a shot the mother leapt from the hedge and rushed towards him
with the terrible-looking belt in her hand.

"Your mother-is coming!" shouted Ronald one of the boys and when
Mervin lifted his head from the ground he. saw his mother leaning over

"Did your teacher give you a beating?" asked his mother, and before
Mervin could answer he felt a hard blow from the belt. He rose up
with the s-peed of one in danger and his mother shouted at him:
"stay there and come to me at once." but these words coupled with
the sight of the belt and the loud laughter of the other boys only add-
ed speed to Mervin's legs and strength to his determination to avoid
more blows,
All enjoyed. the joke, even the boys who were on the wall and who
fell off balance in a plague of laughter at Merv:.n's expen;3e, but by
this time all were tired and Mervin's mother had already stopped runn-
itg; but a little fellow kept shouting "It's lile a cow chasing a
horse "
The next day the boys began to trouble Mervin. He did not worry
himself about that but told them:
(continued on page 9)

Page Eight


Saturday, May 4th,1968

Saturday, May 4th, 1968

"Let's pick a game," and when the team was picked it was decided
that he and Joe, one. of his mates, were to be the opening partners.
After scoring a few fours, the game came abruptly to a deadlock:
Mervin was run out.

Of course he believed he had made it and refused to leave the wick-
et. The bowler hit him on his back with the ball, which he pelted
back at his assailant with deadly accuracy; and thinking that his'
mother might be hidden near to watch the incident he.pulled out the
stumps, took his bat under his arm, and ran away.

Mervin was right: his mother (as he'd suspected) was somewhere
seeing everything as it happened. Suddenly she ran to catch him,
having a stout stick in her hand this time.

"There's the cow and horse race again!" shouted Paul, and all the
boys began laughing and continued thez- joke as if they would never

When Mervin reached home he knew that his mother could not be. far
behind. But as soon as she arrived she held Mervin and said:
"I shall give you a sound flogging this time." When she had dealt
the first blow the stick broke and Mervin began to laugh; as she could
not get the strap she became more infuriated, and this mrade Morvin
laugh still more. But mama was not to be defeated. She ran out and
broke a branch which was rather dry and again on the first stroke the
'whip again broke. And Mervin, who thought that the; whips were, part
of a general joke, convulsed in laughter. Then his mother thanderedi:
"Those who laught last will laugh best.'" But she did not find
the belt until late that night; at that time Mervin was fast asleep,
But when morning broke his mother could find the whip.
When on the next day Mervin related the adventure of the whips
to his friends they shouted in chorus: "Lucky Febbo: "
"Okay," answered Mervin, "we shall not play here today. I kno?
where another field is, follow me." And while he was yet speaking
his mother came.
"Mervin, she shouted, "come here." and then she made a sudden
dash at the culprit -nd held him.
"Wait a minute, Ma.'am," he shouted'T..have left my bat!"
"Go for it now," snid the mother and allowed him to go for it. He
quickly climbed the wall, after taking his bat and ball, and disapp-
eared behind in there distance.
"Boys," shouted Joe, "Mervin is anart.'
"Let's surround him nowl" shouted his mother to the boys, "and let's
do it quickly." The attempt was in vain for Mervin had already crossed
the road and gone home.
"Febbo's really lucky," said Ronald. And being tired of searching
for Mervin, his mother went home. But when she reached home, what dfS
shea. see? Mervin, who was also tired, was fast asleep with a pleasant
smile on his face: and as she could not find the belt the flagging
was postponed once again.

TO OUR READERS: D~ you agree that this story might have been named


Page Nine

Va.e Tn4n i21 Jira,>y4, 16

ARIBBErm Shw Forest Sa for

'Alarm' Shown on DJominica Rain Forest SaHe for


The Caribltan RIeseareh
Institute is spearheading .p
whole new endeavor in the
VWest lrn.'ies the protco-
tiin cf the natural beauties
and historic relic o;f t' e
is.iands, not onaly on hlmd.
b't fl undIVrwater wael
Th'i effort was spurred
Uy the planuid diev.iop-.-
ment of the smial, but ceo-
-,:i "- i, .- .island
of .Anegada, the north-
weitenillnost of th-' British
SVirinias, by a London firm.
Ed".-ard L. ,., wo
h heads the Institu tc, ;.
ibanch of the College of the
Virgin Islands, a!so w.cvs
Anegada as a "vast store-
Shouse" of shipwrecks.
What has alaarmd these
i* s.. f 'theI-r.i' sciesn 1
tis-s is the picking up rf
its option by I:'.,*s-l; ,: C1o.1

It plans a huge Freeport-
style tourist and tax haven
development there on iN00
:neres virtually the entire
ishlnd.--.- centered around a
large jetporLt.
This would alter forever
the iMsand and dJ-sh anyt'
hope of i '.- ,'- ecological
study, Tovile '-aidn

-, .' .
.". -,_ .* -

.' 3* T- :


Eg TG"-'LE


The other alarming pro- Towle gathered
ject is the sale of the Do- sevm'cal noted c.nsimservation-
minica rain forest for lum- i!i;., both under-water and
ber to a Canadian firm. dry-nd type, at the Col-
This involves the whole I lef, la'-t eek ;o see what.
si rait fiU is particularly irvatio'o eiiorts in the
heavy on the iisl'.nd. Towle ('aibb.-..
said. i cid!i< in the gruup
If overciut, ihe wholFe ;'rea were Alan B. Albrig'ht, who
could turn into an "eiroded h-u'i t- c.lj 'i;'un rH-'sch'n'
gulch." .he feels si <:tion! o the Smit lfhanian;
Roth fuss tft it could Rob.rt HE. Marx, wh.o i-
even chang- the climate of rt-'ts the excavation o.f tfie
the Wsland. :unken city f Piort iRoyal
This sand other problems fr the Jalican gOVn-
in the West I2d be thSe subj-'ct of uentinar natur;litr o" tih: Natioonal
ing > ':.:., Tewe- said. Park Service, ou St. John;
:Ind Norwd ati -irigaan, fi-r-
eign government secretary
Most logic the ; orf- h Bitish Virgin Is-
temp3t -shoi i. bhe madi: lands.
i-."' ,. existing agol-encie The Ca ibbean group
such as the ntew Caribbean heli its initial .: i .',].- on
Conservation As.ociation, St, John.t : i satd to
a subsidiary of the Ainiri- ?i:',t. thi snrner in Trini-.
n C Oiiservation Ass-cia-- (idad whenr ; .....': by an-
tion -- the latter hueavily- oups co-tldi b
'" ockcftei lr" ..i.; j. 1E., irtif i lt i To i .e felt.

N1 i"


~~- I~
,. C

SPeople .ay this

* society, but we live ir

mented .society ever

You have practically t

to breathe. You cann

people asking what y

Si.' 'at: .'* I"RAL of the V; Islads


-.nV. o 1

thne most regi-
,II .h-. ,IS GOIICF\'., I i
in this country, '

Shave a licence +

ot move without j

ou are doolng .. o VtNSoi r ,
9 CkA

For the young people at universities

there is a feeling of i)ianketing

authority and the feeling that they

arm in any way responsibly .involved

is discouraged. 4c

1i isiarned hlat
i'vo ihinmg a.e necessa'.y
to keep a .vife happy.
First, let her think she is
having her own way.
Second, let her have it.
--Lw'son 8. kecit4.

"Anyhin; fto decl rt;:?

114i ;- Ai

.3;,turday,, ijy 4, 196-

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Satur&.ay, May 4th, 1968 THE STAR Page Eleven

READER'S VIEWS tlords of P aiG6)
but in word and in deed' Not mere-
ly one day a week, but 7 days a
week! Jesus said, "Seek ye first
the Kingdom of God and His right-
eousness and all these things (food,
clothing, shelter) shall be. added
unto you."
Beloved, do not be so foolish
as other nations who in their nat-
ional development forgot God and
today are reaping the wages of their
folly! Nations are not built over-
night, regardless of what certain
rabble-rousers say! Build this
nation with sweat and tears, pray-
ers and faith in God, and it shall
long endure
Sincerely submitted,
(Rev.) James Yates,
C. U. 1.1
+++ +++ +++ +++


but a bad master. This is the only
fire hydrant in Zicack and the first
of its kind in Portsmouth. We do
hope that the Town Council will see
the need for erecting more fire
hydrants where needed.
4. A mercury street lamp-.has been
installed at the angle of Bay and
Grandby Street; a quantity of those
lamps in the town is necessary to
replace the Burning Coals now exhib-
ited on the streets. However, it
is a good try, and we; have been won-
dering whether the Chairman is carry-
ing out an experiment since he has
only erected ONE.
5. A Notice Board has been exhibit-
ed outside the Office of the Council
for information of the Public spec-
ifying Office Fburs, and this we
wish to compliment the Chairman on
for looking into those things that
have been dormant in the past; for
instance on many occasions in the

"Portsmouth Town Council past we have sent to pay our rates
Survives: Where There is a Will, etc. and the messenger would return
There is a Way." with a statement that there is no-
The above topic is an old but one there to receive the money;
true saying for we point to some now it is only Cash an. Carry.
major changes re improvements in 6. We have also noticed that the
Portsmouth, since, the little Chair- Town Clerk is now very punctual
man has taken over the reins of and he does not attempt to vary or
the Portsmouth Town Council. ignore the office hours.
We are listing below some major In conclusion we wish to ask
observations which are visible to the Council please to eradicate the
the general Public. cultivation of bananas along Bay
1. The Bay Front is now kept in a Street, Harbour Lane and Rodney
very sariJary condition. Notices Street, for it would be better if
have been erected at various points New Buildings were erected on those
at the bay front indicating that lots instead.
no rubbish must be dumped here. Interested Persons
With the many tourists visiting our for the
shores now, the Town Council sure Voice of the People,
has taken a good stand and it is Portsmouth.
necessary that people co-operate
with the Council by not doing the +++ ++c
contrNOTE: If the correspondent giving
contrhe ry.Zic the penname "Disg-Etedn", Portsmouth
2has ben laid down at Rollo Street; will reveal in confidence his true
has been laid down at Rolo Stree y f complaint
this has solved the aged problem identity, prs letter os complaint
of Zicackians immensely, one which will be printed with slight cus -
proved hazardous to the people in
getting potable water over a number CDC'S AGRICULTURAL ADVISER VISITS
of years. Mr. RJCSnnerton Chief
3. On this said water main, an aboveadviser to RJCSwye vto hied lgric
adviser to the C.D.Co visited Mel-
-ground Fire Hydrant has been erect- ville Hall and Castle Bruee Estates
ed. We consider this to be of vital last month; he met the Governor &
importance since fire is a good Minister, Trade & Production, was
(cont. next col.) the guest of Mr.A.L.E.Pugh.

Saturday, May 4th, 1968


Page Eleven


Paog Twelve THE STAR Sat-ur
SIPA AGRlEENET b'y R.E.A. ( We understand f
Tho Agreement may be'altered later that these it-oel
by codicil. BY Feb. 16, 1971 Aerican- alcohol, bovera.
tandardtp3Pfirst class resort hotel Also, for 99 yoe
accommodation of not loss than-200 bed- port taxes (oxpc
.rooms, as well as the Harbour, must will be levied o
be completed. SIPA have to deposit by Practically
August 16 this year the purchase price income, persona:
of any land acquired by Government for duties, inhlcri'
the project by L-andA.cquisition and company tax & tl
must by the same date have started op- a licensee arc
orations so that by February 1969 SIPA Sipa has to pror
will have expended $300,000 US on port dustriis, ospoc
construction. use' of Domininca
On completion the port must be adi If it tal:os track
ministored, operated and maintained by ports in the St[
SIPA to comply with international prac- burse Governmeon
tico. After this SIPA agrees to pro- are air or soa-i
video and maintain schools and free ed- This is just a I
ucation (to national standard) for interopting poil
children from 6-14 years, provide med- document.
ical services, including an 8-bed hos- DOMIfl'CA
pit al, doctor, trained nurse, X-ray & D.T.U..has submf
dispensary to the national standard, Roseau Town Coua
which must be free to indigent persons other things) fc
and members of the Police trce. SIPA week, overtime,
has to provide free livingoffice acc- double timo and
ommnodation (and 'services' at national leave, protect
rates) for all Civil Servants: Police, categories of w
Customs, Immigration, Post Office etc., cloaks) period
and pay their salaries & other C.S. to certain cateo
costs plus 25% for overheads. Salary erance pay. deod
schlos are as in the rest of the State. Pension, and wri
ThosoeC.S. costs, charged to SIPA each dismissal.
year will not be levied (excdpt for
10% for administration) if the total
duty on goods taken out of bond ex-
coeds the cost plus 25% figure (refers ERITORIOUS

day, May 4, 1968
-om Druca Robinson
3 are 'personal and
oes and tobacco ',
Irs no excise or ox-
orted out of Dominica)
ra SIPA or a licensee.
every kind'of tax -
L property, estate
;anco, unearned income,
he earnings of SIPA or
Waived for 30 years.
moto and encourage in-
ially those that mak:e
Is natural resources.
de awiay from 'other
ate' SIPA must re-im-
t (whether such goods
,rief summation of the
its in a 10,000 word

ittod proposals to the
icil, calling (-aong
or an 8-hour day,48-hr
paid holidays (inc.
time & a half), annual
re clothing...for certain
orkors (including rain
cal IIodical attention
;ory of workers, sov-
iction of Union dues,
itton warning before


to duty-free goods passing into Domin-
ica from the Port Area, thus making 1. ThOUS SloEnE HONrvisionR in the
The Port area specified in he AS- IONS 1967 is draun to the attention
roomont is the Cabrits (some 300 acres of the Public:
and about 700 acres of adjacent main- 11 3 The names of persons considered
land. SIPA has to make good any roads 4 deserving of an honour for meritorious
used (viz, for the airport); this in- service to the State of Dominica shall
volves a now road to Ta-Tan, The li- be submitted to the Secretary not later
censoo who constructs and /or operates than 30th June in any year."
the airport must do so according to this regard
Aviation Orders and Acts now in forceons in this regard
in nica. SIPA and its licensees should be addressed as.follows:
got out of the Agreement the right to Mr. C.A. Seignorot, O.B.E.,
import anything and everything requir- Secretary to the Cabinet,
ed for the port development (buildings Piremier's Office,
roads, utilities, homes &c.) FREE OF i-nisterial Buildings,
DUTY; also all Manufacturing Supplies ROSEAU.
(inc. education & medical supplies) C.SEIGNORET,
FREE OF DUTY for 99 years with the C.A.Secretary.
exception of consumable stores-defined Secretary/
in a hitherto unpublished Tariff list. File p.18/IG0,1/1

THE Page Thirtee

- an extract from the Bulletin of
The International Commission; of
Jurists (supplied by Dr. Herbert)
"The indictment against the
St. Kitts Government is a long
one: it has repeatedly shown con-
tempt for the courts, has refus-
ed to accept their decision and
has flagrantly attempted by
h-reas+. nnj -' -fh. mirn le of t.heFt

SUPERVISOR, Save the children ?Fnd,
Applications: are invited for this
post to succeed Mrs. Keith Robin-
son, retiring in October.
Duties; include supervision of
three field workers, and Day
Nursery in Portsmouth.
Anpnl icrant.--ns m r+. nhvetrp n

mass- media to use the courts in Nursing, Nutrition pr Social Work.
as an instrument of its policy. Salary according to experience and
When' the courts proved to be in- qualifications. Car Allowance.
struments of the Rule of Law, it
resorted to government by emerg- Apply to Miss Monica Green,
ency regulation and trial by P.O. Box 203, St. Vincent.
'Commission of Inquiry'. < ... ..... .... .
-The smallness of St. Kitts State present post and salary,
affords no justification for min- send two testimonials,
imizing the gravity of the sit- 1
uation there. From the viewpoint Caribbean EIIPLOYEiRS FEDERATION Resolutias
of the Rule of Law size is irrel- 1. That this Confederation has now been
evant. Moreover, many West Indians granted regional consultative status in
respect of the A umericn region by I.LnO:
who have been- anxiously following 2. That fit i a foriuncc rental bI prinL0
recent events, feel that demociry le (to which all o mental ILOr plrinciped
in the Caribbean is on trial there, al wind h al o .) arc plcdgodha
and that an unfavorable outcome all industrial pol-i~s & legislation
would have effects outside St. should be dealt Vith on a tripartite
Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla. B with fu1 Pi consultation by
If sich a disaster is to be Governments with the Employer groups &
avoided, the Government's mis- Trade Unions in the acoas concerned;
,conception of the role of the Law 3. That all Govts. acre urged to make
.Courts must be corrected, if poss- full use of the co-operation and asss-
ible by the Government itself.It tanco of their Employers Organisations
is to be hoped that West Indian in all matters in which employers are
and other friendly Governments concerned and that full consultation
'will bring their influence to should be undertaken before the form-
bear, so that the Rule of Lawmay ulation of all such policies and lo6is-
be upheld. nation and that (so far as possible)
The courage and independence all details of such polcieies and legis*-
thus far shown by the members of' nation should be disclosed to and Ais*-
the Judiciary and of the Bar in cussed with the' Employers Organisations
St. Kitts and other West Indian concerned before they are finalized;
states is warmly to be commended. 4. That the Employers Organisation in
The independence of the Judiciary the area arc representative of an im-
is invariably one of the first portent part- of the private sector and
victims of ,a totalitarian regime; roco so that their help and co-oper-
the actions of the Government of ator on the basis of free and full
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla may not prior consultation;
have been intended. as a delibeate 5. That the nEmployers Organisations urge
attack upon the Rule of Law, but that it would be of grcat advantage to
the methods used cannot fail to each Territory i such prior consulat-
arouse anxiety, ation could -,ae Ilace and the views
arouse anxit the private sector could be souht-
SB I T U A R Y by the rospccive Governments in adv-
ance on the p -ian of the Government in,
The death occurred in Britain at the economic haphoro-
the age of 82 of Mrs. Irene Eaden, (Tho Confederat-ion's mooting took place
fourth daughter of the late Sir in St. Vincent from 22-24 April 1968.
Henry Nicholls. She left behind Th above rsoutions re passed un
Three children several a eriimously y S ts Brit.Caibben
!. nvBrit. Ca9ibrezmousl



4-- ;-i--
Establishment of a Postal A 9ency
at ....RO
It is notified for the information
of the Public that it is proposed to
establish a Postal Agency in' the vil-
lage of MERO with effect from Thurs-
i day the 2nd day of May, 1968.
2. The Postal Agency will be conduc-
ted at the residence of Miss Marie
29* A1pril' Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Comm-unications
G.41, 1/1 2. &,.rkss.

Applications are invited for the
post of Forest Cadet in the Iivision
of Forestry, Ministxy. for Trade and
Industry, Dominica. The post is on
Sthe permanent and pensionable estab-
Age: Applicants should be between
the ages of 20-25.
Qualification: Applicants should be
in possession of the General Certif-
icate of Education with-passes at )'
Level in English, Mathematics and
Botany. A pass in Chenistry at 'O'
level would be an advantage.
Salary: $1,200.00 per annum,.
The successful candidate will be
attached as an Apprentice to the Div-i
ision of Forestry in the first inst-
anc,, during which time his ability
to pursue further technical studies
in this field at a recognised .train-
ing institution will be assessed*
Applications stating ago, qualif-
ications etc., should be -addressed
to the Permanent Secretary Ministry
for Trade and Industry, and should
reach him not later than 15th iay,
23rd April, Permanent Secretary,
196 1/1 ministry for Tradstry.

BOOKS IN CHURCH: Miss Margaret O'Shoa
of the SiCK is'to give a one-day dis-
play of religious books (all denomin-
ations) 10am-6pm, Thurs. Iay..9 at St
Gcorgc's Church. Everybody welcome.
Burnt & Oates books at sali prices.

~hid Examination will be held at
8.15 a.m. on Saturday 25th May 1968
at The Convent High School, Roseau.
All applications to sit the Examin-
ation should be addressed to the ar-
rotary-Treasurer, General Nursing
Council for Dominica, Princess Mar-
garet Hospital and must be received
by, Saturday 18th Hay.
An applicant must be at least 18
years ,of ago and must have either (i)
completed Form IV in a secondary
school or (ii) possess a School Leav-
ing Certificate to be eligible to sit
the Examination. Candidates who have
already applied and who have received
answers front the Secretary-Treasurer
please DO I rO5 reapply. Applicants who
failed previous examinations but who
were told that they might try again
are eligible to sit this Examination
and need not reapply. All candidates
entitled to sit the Examination will
.receive individual notices and they
are asked to chcck at their local
Post Offices for those notices.
Patricia Honychurch
1/1 General Nursing Council for D/ca

National Registration Centre i
High CL Cowan Streets,
,!ingston, Georgetown.
Le,tr of Ap-pointment
In exorcise of pot-er delegated to me
under and by virtue of the provision
of article ,96 of the Constitution of
GUYANA, by the Public Service Cormlis-
sion, with.tbe consent ,of the Primti
Minister' by instrument signed by the
Chairman, public Service Crommission,
dated 26th day of January, 1968, I
hereby appoint ,p. D. LAWRENCE, Sec-
retary, Dorinca Trade Uniono 70-1
Quccn ijary Streeo, Roseau, Dominlica,
Dated this 25th day of April, 1968
i 1/2 Commissioner.

Agricultural nadio Talk This WoeC
Tuesday, Hay 7th, -Hr. S.O. Pringlo,
;; *

Saturday, m, 47 11 963

Pa,,c Fourteen

:-t.ra'ay, ay 4f .:'" '.- STA1I r"o Fi fteen


c-*' the Sinister of lotU Arfairs opened the new Vioill Case Police Station (abovo)
she .ai tiJ.t te ev- bui.ldin;. would contribute to the aim "of providing dignity an&
..2 ot to the mea wi6o 40.s r espo(s..ii o f1r the maintenance of law and order." She
et { tF sty that most oL tthe 30 police stotiUons are still rented l-.uildin'gs (as we
can srl e i th ,ic uoeo r0elor of the ottld statihn- many of them are dilapidated and;
;y4 thing digi Pidd).
PFer COO0 pe.oele, our police Force of ut 16G i smll, and a tribute in th at
f-ct t i t or oi. the ';.' D inic Mrs Jamoe went on to sp.y th&t
"c poieC t bust ba rynarded 0a a- freid f the poi r ,..o Th.c cly condition in
whincl c h"' ca do t-eir ,-r'. ;; .'-y is: ortes c -op.ertion between themselves and
the re-st f t he' pi'r :yio., l y ou ciouse to protect the la-wbreaker by concealing
h or hie rnas tic poice wiil !ot .ble t.-o 1 orom their duty of protecting TOc*
ad veresoer .. you ;rurasef i i '. tomorrow become the victimn of a greater crime.'
1' AOtW P0 Das~t4c. $Polc F.oc 4

Page Sixteen

A. 5-


S tr Saturda, May 4. I8$8

P 0 R MA ky W'

S Above we give our readers 3 8 of the 16 cricketers selected f :. whom the Island
Ts&am for ithe Goodwill series starting ay 14 wjil be drawn: rom the top, 1. to r.
S A. Gregoire (Capt.), I. Shillin;.for-., Clem Johhn 8i, h-i. Phillip, Joffre Fturtii.,
S K,. Laurent, C. Williams, Cecil i 1::.e. e: re' Charles, .. D ,e G Shilii;:- ,
: '.I aEnd Clarence Josephs; also picked are A. NestiBy, & John e.:d L. Willia.s.. The team
cold contain 8 Spartanites. In the weekend trial match forr batsmen showed good
fi orm C. Williams 100 no., Irving S"rilling erd 71, ir-- Charles T1 and Cecil
taroqctue 43 n,o. In the big May Day match Cl.em Joi:s gt 95 ad li.I, LlwBin 6j, Arthur
N esty's pace attack bore fruit, and J.C.J, was *in form to .".t &l win w .gd I..:liiingc
.- ford, *** A. 'representative' sports te.O fro rm Grenxxa ce-ap-ainaed b'y pre ajiv KriC
S is now in the island to play Snooker o!:si, etll '-..". t..;'w s and lawn Tenris.
The island 'representative teame meet rat cricket in thie -iGarde>us traorrw i-
Astaphan captains the :'ominica side ** Sobers debut. 0as .iotta C.C. -aptain gavY hi.
Sa i~ over Lancashire in the Gillette Cup k&nsck-out hno topI-seored with 75 a0,,,
and took 3 wickets: h1a Windies colleague Deryk Murr;ay1 ad o catches at riSket.

S PPRIN.1 D Ab PUIJSED- by Itobert S, Ali.frey, 1: .vic tor, of St, 'Aroment., Dodlicna,
.h at'26 Bafth Road, Rose)au, Lc1miicia, The Wecst 7'es.
-3'. ..

- l

Supplement i ThE STAR May 4, 1968

It is notified for general
information that the date appointed
for the observance of Her Majesty
the Queen's Birthday is Saturday
8th June, 1968.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs.
The Dominica Electricity Services
wish to advise consumers in the
following areas as follows:-
MONDAY, 6th May
8 am-6 pm- Mahaut & all areas North
TUESDAY, 7th May
2 pm-4 pm- Newtown & allareas South
8 Upper Goodwill
FRIDAY, 10th May
8 -am 6 pm Upper Goodwill.
The reason is to reinforce the
line to Portsmouth and to enable
essential maintenance to le carried
out. We regret any inconvenience
caused. W.R. LORD,
1/1 Manager.

by Rose O
Carifta, Carifta, my darling young
You may be forsaken by Jamaica
that old drifter
But the Three Ba and the Doc
Signed up by Antigua
And the Little Five agreed upon a:
Common Trade Tariffta.

DEATH: Mrs. Catherine Bellot, 86,
-died in Roseau on Friday. She left
a sister in Soufriere, 54 grand-
children and seven gt-grandchildren.

MAY FPIR: this big event will take
place at S.M.A. grounds on Sunday.
The grand. $~00 prizes raffle will be
drawn (report by Rommel next week).
Liat resumes Service to-ANGUILLA :
On April 29 regular scheduled com-
mercial services into Anguilla re-
commenced after 13L months,in LIAT's
19-seater de Havilland Jet Prop 5
times weekly from Antigua (,.xcept
Thrsday3s & Sundays,
50 cartons of Guinnes. Stout were
given by iuinness Export Ltd. of
GTrtlan tnnr e hPo-y> itf-cTa **ni the-'f "t+;aFe^-

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May 4, 1968

Supplement i




MISS LADD ON "Husband & Wife Love:" S P E E C H E S GALORE
by R.L.
Sex E7ation classes have ben May Day is a great time for speech
Sex Elgation classes have- been main especially by those who
resumed once again at the Gaoodwill making, especially by those who
Junior High School under the tut- profess to call themselves Labour.
Most West Indian Opeeches: ty gol-
elages of Miss: Barbara Ladd, educ- Most West Indian Speeches, by pol-
ationist. iticians since the death of Peder-
On Monday night last, 32 young action are apologia by those who
want to prove that economics are
perxons- heard Miss Ladd speak at better and stronger as a binding,
length on the different kinds of force than politics and the human-
loving. She dealt most particularly ities. All the CARITA speeches
with husband and wife. love and the come within this category. The
advantages that it could have in one by Dominica's :Premier is as
the solidarity of family life. usual in arrears telling the
Loyalty and unselfishness, she ob- people after the event, which in
served, have far-reaching effect this case has not yet fully even-
upon children in the home:not only tuated. It was broadcast on Fri-
will they grow up as respectable day. The first part referred to the
human beings but also as individ- Regional Development Bank, on which
uals who will be truly loving in Jamaica broke away. Evidently Le-
their attitude towards others, Blanc put forward Dominica,support-
After questions: had been ask- ed St. Vncent, acquiesced in Bar'-
ed on the subject matter, Miss badoes, by secret ballot. Then to
Ladd proceeded to elaborate on love.Carifta: WIAS signed a protocol of
"Love," she clarified, "involves intent agreeing to sign CARIFTA
a certain risk the risk of trust- agreement by Ist July '68, when
in.g the other person. Also-, love "we will become full members on
involves a certain degree of under- terms already negotiated". Terms
standing between partners ('members of this document will appear in
of a couple should be able to com- the STAR lator. Meanwhile WIAS
municate ideas freely between them States' have formed: a Common Market,
-selves')", with a tariff based on the Carifta
Brief discussions on some major list, from 50 April. Britain has
points proved fruitful, offered, LO00,Q0, Canada will gil
At present the young adults $25,000,000 Cans and U.S. tech.Ass-
are planning to hold panel dia instance (no firm figures), but Sur-
!oussions the first of which (it s
is o ilsons the first of which (it veys also promised. LeBlanc gpes
is hoped) will take place -May on: "This ladies & gentlemen is a
Brief outline of the efforts of the
FOREIGN NEWSBRIEFAS Eastern Daribbean salvage
Vice-Pres. Hubert Humphrey has en- whatever is left of We Indian unity
tered the political arena as a ...we recognise..- hat there is
.Democrat candidate, Presidential little gain for us in the initial
elections. Gov. Nelson Rockefelle.pperiod... It would'be folly for a
is another latecomer, opposing territory in the EC, to believe
Richard Nixon for Republicans. it can go it alone" He then speaks
On Friday, Viet Cong gignifiod they of 'this bolf'. step and 'pooling
would meet U.S. leaders for peace our resource1'.
talks in Paris (de Gaulle will be Mr tve ma one of his
flattered), *** In -ermuda Lord Mr Stevens made one of his
flattere. in Iuada, Lord better political speeches at the
Martonrre clamped a state of emer- memorial 'for Dr. Martin Luther King.
agency on Britain's oldest colony Stevens however did not mention that
last Saturday after "spontaneous Dr. King alvays treated his white
riots' following a charity function friends and supporters of the 'way-
for handicapped children. Several forward correctly and generously,
people were injured and many arres- nd would niver have stabbed them
ted In combat between youths fire in the banck rafter use, like sorin
raising and looting. Curfew was inm West Indian :-Leaders. The service
os6fl; deputy Comminnlth UTnder- was well delivered and well atten-
ec flew out to view scene. ded by youta,
dcclby yuf 3

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May 4. IL;1968