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Editor PHYULIS SHAN
Vol. Jg No..22
THIS number of the STAR is pakedl with
controversy. Argument is widespreadf
but words are better than blows. llU
this bitter debate has blo out ato the
enforced closing of St.Marys Aoadeqy
OUR own view of the affair is quite
simple, There was discontent at SJN.A,
Bame boys behaved rudely and despilcbly
One easter behaved rudely and crasaly.
IH left. There has been agitatiaB.De'ta
rive us ole-talk about the rights of
diners. We knew what they are, and re-
a ,vct the valid ones.Don t give as ole
ialk about racism. We've fought it all,
oar; lives. Some students are fighting
*or it. And as to religion but fac
te priests and pastors of the past
'fro" m Montesinos (1511) until today,
mho fought prejudice to edaoate,the
students might never have had the
opportunity to attend secondary school
and go on to U.W.I. and certainly
not the chance to cripple the S.M.A.
from "The Refwormtion" by Professor Owen Chad*
wick (Penguin paperback, SPCK, $2.5 p. 6o):
'The. peasants were bitter and discontented. Tbeir
tumnlts, 'under the emblem of a shoe, had long beec
anti clerical; they w e re led by starving disbanded
soldiers or bankrupt Knights And the year?
Not 1972 but about 1S24;
I/# NS t/ ISU
Father Alexander on
"Red is Beautiful"
A Review of
Speak Brother Spak
(pla sy T Dlaief eaudeiron).
another Stimulating Article
by Anthony Lockhart
READ ARTHUR TONGUE'S
Setter to the Premier on Tour-
iet Harassaaent page 7 *
,fr eW PEOptL O" OUR i ands, like those
f dewbtee ~wb expected to conform with
Stw laws banned down by the leeilative
baidy. This heweiw does not mean that the peo-
Ss M l aveo -nt-.:,Pchance to examine a Bill
ss ~ if i H sei y to be the subject of much
8amw r. A s~aerment must govern, but at
Saie time ia toe interest of the country it
*aeal seek, B ard respect the sentiments
4'thl ve red. comment plays an impor-
sm te in ay ordery and democratic so Ce
bet wh m it m ".ia d, the hapless people fbee
beted ,,ad hI vic ks of discontent, mistrun
&Wo we are kneading is
va iea S a ti iia'should be treated as
miael t tcrt y s makers. It is madeS for te
pkl ee ad th hma the right to know about
A iaadwabce at t &give the .ay
WJet5l ^bes thfe policy of anW aa
S raft -.of any wcoftrew
'JWaI tbe interest of tba, PC,-
o ii we OW ta L Governnment
-f tip ifr a pnb forttwthwith.
W above wise vords are takon from an
editorial in Ae* St.Kitta Doamoermt.
fery refer to all the mall island,
&ad we m-rely add the hopo that at the
forthooami t freed Convention something
will .be sid about that bano of our ex-
satemee lad, provoking legislation,
THE CITADEL DWELLER
W ase gtraffu to a reader who
eSeatm thi print of Heari Chris.
b~e. who ~uicrm King of Hal.
in 1814 after being a Slaveht
Gonada. "H fabulous reign eef.
dhl a rebellion. He brought ver
U. S citizonsto educate his child
emn and built an impregnable fort
em thi top of a mountain but in
1820 he shot himself with a silver
bk et After his death north and
eosth Haiti became united. Two
famoru plays have been written
about Clhristophe: one by Aimg
%ir, oenl oby Eugene O'Neill,
aio a otble book Black Jac.
~aie by C. L R. James.
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H. PAL L by- Androcles
"0 I what a fall was there, my oountrymen;,
Then I, :and you,, and all of us- fell down,i.l'
Whilst'bloody treason flourished over us."
(Shakespeare : Julius Caesar)
That pupil of St.Mary's Academy who expressed to the so-called
Committee of Enquiry the view that West Indian literature should
supplant (not augment) the whole corpus of-English Literature, must
find me a quotation equally applicable as the above one to the present
situation in Dominica as so.many. of us see it. I hope, too, that he
succeeds in concentrating 9n West Indian Mathematics, West Indian
Chemistry and West .Indian,Technology.
Because of what had, happened in Dominica during the past few
weeks, mature Dominicans know that we have suffered a fall -- a fall
in sense, a fall in prestige,,a fall in standards. And the fall has
come about because Dominicans in their perpetually somnolent
state have allowed bloody treason to flourish over us. This is the
secret, and explanation of, the fall of Dominica.
When you look at what is happening on the streets of Roseau,.,what
has happened at one of our boys' secondary school during the past few
weeks; what was contained in the letters which came from Dominicans on
the various campuses of the University of the West Indies during the
same period, if you are a careful thinker,; you will be bound,to agree
that bloody treason is flourishing over us. It should be our business
(I make it mine) to trace .nd/or expose those sources of treason
(I wish to make it abundantly clear that the views which-follow
are my own and are not in-any way a reflection or expression of the
editorial policy of this newspaper).
I was talking some time ago with one who has seen Communism in
action at close quarters. This person told me that the basic operational
practice of. the Communists in any community is to seek out, identify
and exploit points of-difference among, the people.of\ the area to be
attacked -- class, colour, religion, wealth, geographical prejudices --
anything, in fact, which can be used to promote ill will and mutual
antagonism. Do regular readers recall in this description any group
or institution in Dominica, long and persistently engaged in such
divisiveness? I have often drawn attention to this phenomenon. This
is one face of Communism.
Then we have had the.machinations of individuals which have worked
in the same direction. The activities of these persons have been pur-
sued .against the background -f widespread ignorance and illiteracy in
a community which ranks as-No. 1 in the region from this point :of. view,
Has it ever occurred to you that, these persons have all been very
popular- with-the, present Government of Dominica, with every facility
given to them,,n-- scholarships, j obs, funds, etc.?
Part of the confusion we are currently experiencing, in Dominica,
to judge by correspondence in the St. Mary's Academy issue, 4s coming
from the campuses of the University of the West Indies. I am going to
say something which many persons, both here and in the other parts of
of the West Indies feel but are afraid to express: The thinking people
of Dominica are most disappointed, generally speaking and excepting
the Medical Faculty, in the outturn of the West Indies University, Apart
from being a hotbed of subversion and dissension, it does not appear
that the product is able to make any positive contribution to the wel-
fare and advancement of the community which part-finances .it. Such
"contribution" as their product has mace here, has been entirely
negative. In other words, there is no evidence that Dominica life is
being bettered because of them. What, for example, are we to make of
the statement consistently emanating from the campuses that in Dominica
elites are to be removed from the directing of the affairs of the oom-
munity? (Concluded on Page 10)
T.H E S T A R
FRidav.. June 2. 1972
Friday, Junse 2, 972
B WARD VI YI COMJI M4
The Duke of Windsor and the Duchess
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IRONLD WEBSTER IN ANGUILUI
M11I YY, R SCOBDE RETULr S
COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO S,
Incident in SMA Biology Lab
c'The information received by us regarding Lol
in ansd an alleged incident is the Lab, during
.he said -student w a s alleged to have struck a i
Thie facts as now revealed by young Lobh
.icate that the incident involved another stude
We apologise for any embarrassment or in
the earlier report may have caused the L
He was only a King for 10 month and
ST abdicated in 19f 3 to marry Mrs. wally
Simpson, an iLmoriLan divorcos, after
a national crisis. Since then tho Daiks
has virtually lived in oeilo, but t h
gEoon aaid goodbye to him a few days
ago and will reooive his widow at
Buckingham fRleoo JFdward XIII is ly-
ing in stata now so that tho British
people (who loved him) c n pay hoiege.
H BH will bo buried in the ground* of
Windsor Ca8tlo. The Governor of Dom-
Sinica sent a tologram of condolence
to tho Quoon and the Royal humily -
"With our humble duty, our hoertfolt
"~ward P" w~a here in the 1920s
aboard EHMS Rnown; he asked that the
ropo keeping crowds away from hit be
romovod; took a fast,. pint up th old
Imporiial Road driver Mr. Ralph Nicholl0s.
He gavD tho editor and othor kids autoagrphs,
She oxmhangod hora for a bicycletrogreos it.
Dominica Freedom Partyi
1972 ANNUAL CONVENTION
GRANDBAY SUNDAY, Ilth JUNE
COMMENCING AT 9,30 A.M.
Gueot of Honour : Ronald Wobstor,
Loader of ANGUILLA
HE WHOLE OF DOMINICA CORDIALLY
(Mmbers are requested to wear something gr. ger a s%
*ffL-ii- L nru ir ui~-i- u 11i- iimm I_ LI|_.- -,_- Tiliri~iliiniir.MllB-rrlr~iimrii
S1iePrIfority Is building, for it
fr the Aet of building that life
.. eCbated' ;:.a regenerated witi,
us.. And the, necessity to destr
should' never .take precedence ov;
the neeessity to bnild. We will c-;
stry- wroat is necessary to destroy b,
defending what we build. BILt, if
dcnentrate solely on destroying, y.
timately we will only. destroy o.-
. Jluts Lest.r,
A Two stre Building at M. a
For paicular apply to:-
i Citlm A. M. Dupigny,
\ Telephone 2168
"There, is no "tuchstone, em-
cept the treatment of child-
hlod, whicli reveals the .true..
character of a social phllosopa?
more cIear'ly than the spirit a I
which it regards the mislortrfle
of those of its members Vwho
fall by Ihe iuayilde."
R. H. TAWfNEY
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SPEAK BROTHER SPEAK We print the fascinating commun-
by our Special Reviewer ication below exactly as handed in:
"ATTENTION. To the Editor of the- STAR
If one had to give a card..f The People's Newspaper, Bath Road.
.thank- to- all- the-persons who made Important. Rush:
of the production Speak Brother
Speak a wonderful night's enter- The epistle of Paul to Leblanc and
tainment, the list would be as long his arcolights. Chapter 19,page 172.
as the programme which was sold at .poem
the performance. The History of Dominicaq West Indies.
To begin with, Dahiel Caudeiron Oh, Oh, Dominica is a pleasant place
must be thanked for well-thought- for them like Leblanc and his arco-
out play which held the attention lights that's rich and high'
of the audience throughout. He But Dominica has become a cruel place
must be thanked for bringing to the for such phor folks as I,
reach of persons who might be other And such a port for mariners, I
wise isolated from them, the ne'er'hope to see again...
thoughts, the words and phrases,the And the pleasant Isle of Ave's
style and manner of living, of many beside the Vieillecase Main..0
of our Young people today.
Alwyn Bully must be thanked as ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE.
much for bringing the whole thing (Sgd.) MacDonald George,
to life, getting the right actors (Comrade BOXER Roseau)
for each part, and training them to Address 10 Grants Lane, Goodwill
give of their test so that the 28th May, 1972."
whole performance was a polished one .SPEAK BROTHER SPEAK (fr. col. l)
worthy of larger circles than Dono-, To que te boy "Right On". I
To quote the boys "Right On". I
inica carried a tremendous part look forward to seeing them on stage
the lay andexcep tremen s slaugrh soon again. They never forgot that
the play and except for his laugh they were before the audience because
after being hit in the stomach he they ere before the acting,ce becauut sel-
acted,.,,very_ minute. he ..was on Stageo, they never stopped acting, but sel-
acted e miutehe as on stae dom have I seen such uninhibited,
and acted well. He lived the part. unselfconscious acting.
Rose Caines was tremendous at A r measure of praise must
A large measure of praise must
all times;her tipsy scene left be given to the dancing and I
nothing to be desired, her scene presume that Rose Caines must be
with Rugba was great and her argu- thanked for much of this.
ments with Oju were very realistic. Yes, Alwyn and Daniel and all
Perhaps she may have to learn to Y hele thank u for
cry more brokenheartedly and have- your cast and helpers, thank you for
r more brokern heartedly and hg, a wonderful evening. We can only ask
to be warmer in her love making. gives more and more of
But I do hope that Rose Caines gets th at you giveus more and more of
,further studies this at more frequent intervals;. To
the opportunity for further studies thoseDominicans who think that
in drama. We are keeping an eye on Sparrow, is the acme of entertainment
your future Rose.
your future, Rose' value, you have it wrong, the Little
Even thed very youngest of the Theatre Group gives him great com-
cast touched the hearts of the itin
audience: Francis (Robert Severin) petition.
was so good in his part. In fact DOMINICA TOURIST BOARD ACTIVE
one was struck by the total acting After a singularly successful
in the very shortest of the parts meeting on May 26 chaired by Mr.Baba
such as Mike (Stephen Davenport) Butler, to which Mr. Louis Benoit
for instance. Has very definite and Mr. A. Frederick Joseph of the
Parry Bellot ever been so much at a T.U. movement made fine contributions,
loss as he was as Father Wright? and the showing of "Waitukubuli" film
Lennox Honychurch in a rather before WAWU members and Baron Adam
minor part showed ag&in that on' Konopka (tourist expert & writer),
stage he is acting all the time, who proclaimed himself an ambassador
and his facial expressions even for Dominica tourism, the JAYCEES
when in complete repose always cap- have decided to helj clean up Rock-
ture the eye of the audience, away Beach with the co-operation of
The threesome Crazy Horse and the public, to add to tourist attrac-
Smokey Richards gnd Pharoah were tion near Roseau.
great, (See next column.)
T.~v\~ c3 1Qr70
Page Five TH
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The following letter was-written from Brooklyn NY., to the Premier ofDominica.
"It has been brought to my attention that a certain group of people, who
are trying to keep Dominica all black, do molest and harass the tourists
and visitors when they come to Dominica; it has also been said that these
same people spat or attempted to spit on the tourist and visitors.
Never in the--history of Dominica can I ever remember that we had such
incident before: it has been said "that in all the islands of the West Indies
Dominica is the least disturbed, unheard, and unspoilt'island." 'From child-
hood I have always heard that Dominicans are civilized, peaceful, lovingly
and friendly people, This new word MILITANT is not for the people of Dc~inLoa
nor our society. .-.
When I came to Anerica in 1961 very little was said or heard of Dominica;
when the tourists ppeak of the West Indies they speak of'Jamaicat Trinidad,
Barbados etcjetc,, but never about Dominica; To be frank, some of them used
to say they never heard 6f Dominica before, or they would say "are you talking
about Dominican Republic ?' As a result of this I"'took upon myself to launch
a campaign to promote more Tourist Trade for Dominica. I wrote hundreds of
letters to the Air Lines"and the Tourist Boats so that more tourists would
come to Dominica and help build the economy"of Dominica. I spent hundreds
of dollars to see that we get more tourists. I am very much worried and dis-
turbed to hear that a MILITANT ELEMENT is getting hold of Dominica, and that
they would like to see Dominica remain all black. "Keep Dominica Black." I
cannot see what these people have to offer Dominica, by their conduct and
behavior. They have nothing to lose, nothing to offer.
Have these so-called "good" people asked themselves some reasonable.
questions; are there'any Black Dominicans living abroad in a white man's
country? If so why are they not in Dominica?.
As a son of the soil, a native born Dominican by birth, one that always
has her interest at heart both at home and abroad I am now calling upon our
Prime Minister Mr. Edward 0O Le Blanc to put an immediate stop to this sort
of harassment and behavio.. Please enforce the laws and sce that justice is
donte, and that people of all race are Free to walk in ihe streets of Dominica
without being insulated molested harassed or spat on. I also call upon the
Dominica Toitrist Board, the'Jaycees, the Taxi Association1 and Chamber of
Commerce to play their part. During Miss Eugenia"Char~ls short stay in New
York I spoke to her at length and told her how disturLbd I was in hearing
I do look forward to hearing from you. Yours respectfully,
rfl Tncrwami Avc~. Brooklynn 2l;
CARIBBEAN EXAMIiNATIONS COUNCIL
On 29th April an agreement estab-
lishing such a Council wa- signed
by participating Governments, and
ratification instruments were de-
posited with Mr. Wm.Demas, Sec.-
Gen. of the Commonwealth Caribbean
Regional Secretariat. Membership
includes Vice-Chancellors of the
Univs. of Guyana and the W.Indies;
Govts; and representatives of the
areas teaching profession. *-By
this the C.E.C. will be responsible
for conducting major exams ia the
region and awarding certificates &
diplomas(now run by Univ, of London
& Cambridge.) It is hoped that the
inaugural meeting of C.E.C. will
take place before August 31, 1972.
S *< *
ARTHUR .H,. TONGE"
207-page COMMISSIOi REPORT
While Dpminicans still await the
airing of the Ward Commission Re-
port. on events of Dec. 16, Lord
Pearce's report on the 'settlement
proposals' for Rhodesia is made
known to the wild. The Pearce Com-
mission met over 100,000 people
and got thousands of letters. The
report concludes: "In our opinion
the people of Rhodesia as a whole
do not regard the proposals as'
acceptable as a basis for independ&me".
What is in store? The report says
that many Europeans in Rhodesia now
accept the inevitability of Majority
Rule; and that most Africans accept
that it will have to come gradually.
The oreign Secretary had promised
not to orce an unpopular olu~ion.
( i-( Unurq.= Ave ", 21 ,I
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THE IEED FDR A NEW LOGIC by Anthony Lockhart
Once again I must take up my pen in an attempt to get members of our
society to see thing in a new light and to try to"stimulate genuine
intellectualism in"our-society which will lead to the formulation of a Dominican
social philosophy within the framework of a IWest Indian' and Third philosophy,.
I have noticed in.one of our newspapers that because a body of Bominican
university students made a statement to the effect that religion is the opiate
of the people, Dominica is regarded as a hot-bed of ComAunist activity. Our
university students' ar''imbibing Maxist doctrines which, as one intellectual
in our society suggests is the result of a world"'Cfmiu.hist conspiracy. The
process of logic by which this conclusion has been reached baffles me and
therefore I write this' articles an attempt to corredt this faulty logic
and to bring us one step closer to formulating the consciousness that will se-
cure for us a genuine freedom.
To look at the problem objectively it is necessary for us to look back
to the past. Between 1934 and 1939 there was a series of strikes and riots
and social disturbances which Arthur Lewia described as a revolution. 'This'
was the beginning of"decolonization.in the West Indies' The imperial govern-
ment sent out the Moyne Commission which suggested constitutional reform whihh
began the move towards' internal self-government and political independence
and thus gave us thh chance to forge an identity,
Now some two decades after this revolution there are signs of a new"revolu-
tion. There is growing dissatisfaction with the status quo and the position
of the masses of the population has not radicallyFchanged. William Demas
suggested that a reasoi4 Tior this may have been the pursuit of policies of
development that were based on'the Puerto Rican'model and that these poli-
cies may not have b'een the best for oure society,' Now it must be realized
that- economic policies reflect the thought of a society which are the result
of the process of education in a country which brings us close to the national
crisis which generated this .debate,
itere in Dominica our secondary .education system is dominated to a great
extent by religious schools. This is a fact we must face. The church in the
Caribbean was the colonizer's church and it was used to promote the aims of
the colonizing society.' It had to.keep the'qolonial peoples in subjugation
and thus as Idris Hamid, a minister himselfisays it created a false hope an
opiate in that t taught people "to look to the'after-life,'for a correction
of the injurties :and deprivations of this life." This' according to Hamid
was not all the church did: it emphasizedthat, the needs of the soul were all
that mattered it created a false- dichotomy between body and spirit and made
people think only in terms of spiritual freedom and it preached the gospel
in a way that encouraged ihdividualisn by emphasizing 'that each individual
should see to it that his soul was saved4- In fact Hanmid concluded that the
church in the Carilb-ban .worked strongly. for our underdevelopment.
Last year some' members of the region's religious aware of the new unrest
in the area and .WtuLng their dwn .faults held the"Euclhmenical Consultation
for Development with, a view to help creating .a new West Indian religious
ethic and to help"defining a path for progress ih the region. Dominica had
one representative at this consultation who was not"a clhuch member. One
religious not immediately concerned with education went, but there was not.
much mention of the consultation here. Pamphlet arising out of the consult.
tion appear in our bookshops, but yet there has been no discussion of them in
the national press nor did the church try to redefine' its position. There
was very little talk of the Consultation in the civics and economics classes
of the upper forms of the'religious secondary schools which leads one to sus-
pect that the church in Dominica still mesmerizes people with the hope of
heaven it gives them an opiate. This is' the truth and in speaking the
truth I can say'that I am not .a Marxist.
Before I end, I must say a word about Marxism and Communism, Too many of us
hear these words and"get scared without really knowing the genuine issues in-
volved in an adoption of this philosophy.
Concluded on p.l.)
PRa oF Eiaht
Friday. June 2. 1972
Rg IS BEAUTIFUL THE S.MA. PROBLEM
An editorial by Father Alexander by a former S.M.A.teacher.
in the Bulletin Bouzaille-la. I used to greet my S.M.A. stu-
After hearing on the radio the dents with the cry: "Any problems,
statement made by His Lordship the boys?"......The answer used to be:
Bishop concerning the indefinite "No problems, maan'".... Among the
closure of the S.M.A., I remembered boys was Brother Bellot who was
a sermon preached at the Cathedral the spark fanned by others to
and St.Alphonsus Church a few years cause the present problems. Why all
ago. I warned the people against these problems?...
the dangerous type of Black Power Accusations are flung here and
that was being preached by certain 'there.......Brothers......Boys...
people, a Black Power that was very Black Power......Conminists.....
very negative, a Black Power which Anti-Church people...... The matter
was against anything or anybody appears so confused, emotions have
which associated with "White". risen so high that it is extremely
I wonder how many people thought difficult to get down to the exact
that all this irresponsible talk root of the affair..
would cause the closure of one of
our secondary schools in 19 and We can safely saythough that there
our secondary schools in 1972-andb
if anyone thinks that is all, I'm must be a basic lack o understanding
telling you that there is more to ....Things'll be a little easier...
come, for the trouble makers are once you understaed... There appears
also to be a great deal of half
continuing their battle against the also to se a at dealsof) thf
authority of the other Catholic truths and (to say the least) ter-
Schools, even the St.Martin's. minological inexactitudes...
school. The biggest problem now-and this
What a calamity it would be if has really spread fuel to the fire-
the other Catholic schools would is that the problem is no more a
be forced to close their doors! school affair......It has become
But maybe it is just what those ....rightly or wrongly....Religious
behind all this are after, to force ....Racial....Political........
the Catholic authorities to do this, Reliaiou.s: The school is owned by
and then..... What? The little bit the Roman Catholic Authorities....,
of christian ethics received at The administration of the School
the schools will no more be there, is in the hands of a society in the
it will be so easy then to inject Roman Catholic Church... anti-R.C.
the venom of MARX and MAO into the and anti-religious people exploit
heads of our youth. and distort the problem to suit their
The Black Power Advocates spur- ends.
ring on these boys do not even rea- .acial: Those administering.the
lise that a force other than Black school are North American
Power is pushing them. They are stock...Because of this,
shouting BLACK is BEAUTIFUL, it :* ignoat people make every
would be nearer to the truth to problemn'a racial one..., as
say RED is BEAUTIFUL. though there are no problems
Let me state categorically that in schools run by local
I am 100% in agreement with the people...
Bishop for the stand he has taken, political: Political opponents have
and anyone not brainwashed by the not failed to accuse each
Communist Black Powers will see other of causing this
reason in this. We Dominicans trouble... One particular
must take some time to reason out newspaper (with party
things for ourselves, taking into leanings) has given maxi-
account all things, and not letting mum and irresponsibly
ourselves be influenced blindly by biased publicity to the
one thing or other. Let TRUTH, whole affair with the aim
JUSTICE and REASON reign. of prejudicing minds
of the school... And to crown it all, those a-_l e- theavtsoriti es
gerous-thing people on the campuses have put their loud mouths into the
affair... WHERE WILL ALL THIS END ? (fr. Bouzaille-la).
F~idav, June 2, 1912
'P H 7i: ,$ ~' AR
S' ,T H E P:F A L L by ANDROCLES (From p.2)
What, in fact, area'these same University students working to become
if it be not the educational elite of the community? They do not even
seem to.be able, to understand the meaning of the term "elite". Who now
constitute the political elite of Dominica? Is it not the Leblanc-ites?
And it is so even though many of its members and supporters belong to
the land-owning elite. These same University students will seek, upon
graduation, to enter the ranks as the elite of the Civil Service and
woe betide the Establishment Officer who fails to give them that
financial status'commensurate with their intellectual elitism. So what
is it all about?
Thus it has come to pass that we in Dominica have become the
laughing-stock of the West Indies at this time. While we are being
asked to turn our backs on the cultures and institutions of white count"
ries, our people capture with avidity the pop music, the jargon, the
style of clothing, the granny glasses, the student demonstrations of
those same countries. They turn their backs on whi-te teachers, but
earnestly seek scholarships tenable in the countries that these white
teachers come from. In much the same way as we spend money to induce
tourism, but at the same time give secret support to those chasing
tourists away. We claim to wish to encourage foreign investment and
yet, regularly, pass measures of legislation which scare away such in-
vestment. I am suggesting that it is not by accident that out Government
seeks to associate us with Guyana rather than any other of the so-called
more developed Caribbean countries because Guyana is closer to Com-
munism than any of the others. And from this draw the appropriate con-
So- that as we look at Dominica today, there are good reasons for
'us..to lament "0, what a fall was there, my countrymen."
Let us therefore be on our guard against those who, with calculation,
would make us believe that what we see is the result of the normal pro-
cess of CHANGE. This is not change: it is revolution in the worst
sense of that word. It is anti-Christian; it is anti-intellectual;it
is-.factional. This kind of thing was tried out in some other West Indian
-communities, but those' in charge, because they love their country
sincerely, did not allow this thing to.take root. Bad as they are in
other respects, Gairy of Grenada and Bradshaw of St.Kitts-i~evis took
action to snuff out this thing, Not so in Dominica. The Government
authorities have been found to,.be deeply involved.-- the St.Mary's
Academy-issue proves this beyond the shadow of a doubt.
Citizens of Dominica.are distressed, disturbed and concerned. Their
inclination now is to turn upon those people who led and induced them
to put in the Government we have, with the considerable dangers which
now face this unhappy land .-For it is now clear to all that bloody
treasonis flourishing ov!er- s..
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1NEW MARKET OPENED BY GOVERN MENT
Speaking at .the function this week
(well attended by Govt.supporters),
Dep. Premier Armour said "on a happy
note" that issues arising from Dec.16
and the move to dissolve the Roseau
Tpwn Council had been solved, there
was no more disunity involved...peace
and love. But the facts are that the
larA under contention has not been
paid for and a lawsuit is probable;
that Dominica is fundamentally dis-
united today, due to this and other
causes, and for this reason patronage
of the market is not as good as it
might be, and may fall even more.
.RADIO DEBATES ABOUT S.M.A. ,
First the students had their say,
and in making their points showed
how much free debate had been en-
couraged at St.Marys Academy. We
taped their lengthy discourses.
Then the Lay Teachers spoke; but
their remarks on the part played by
the Educator and Government in fo-
menting a provocative situation at
S.M.A. were cut off (? by Jeff ?)
anyway, by someone official.
CABLE & WIRELESS CHARGES Domincba
Tel.Mgment.Board at its inaugural
meeting discussed with C & W possible
price rises and other matters.
Friday, June 2, 1972
THE S.T A R
friday., June 2,, 1972
THE NEEED FOR A
(fr. p. 8)
We think that because Marxism has
manifested itself in certain ways in
certain countries that Mar-,ism per se
is evil-and that therefore, if someone
uses part of the Iiarxist ideology in
attempting to formulate a'meaningful
West Indian consciousness, he is a sin-
ner. Careful analysis will show that
those who oppose these- id e.ogies
blindly and very vehemently'do so out
of selfish personal motives. Ie must
not forget that so far ve have looked
to the West for inspiration'and we .
have not made much progress. We must
realize that there are other philoso-
phies from which we can draw ideas
needed in the construction of our
philosophy and it uould be,a sin if we
did not examine thesocial and economic
systems of China, Cuba, Tanzania, Chil4
India, Guyana and the"philosophies and
socio-ecolomic treatises of ikrumah,
Fanon and our own intellectuals to
decide what we can learn from them in
helping ourselves to get somewhere.
I know that it is not conventional for
one to write references at the end of
a newspaper articles, but since I see
myself as a teacher not only in a
school I find it necessary to suggest
some article of references for those
interested in what I have std,.
British West Indian'Society and Govern-
ment in Transition Jesse Proctor,
-Social and Economic.Studies Vol.11 No.4
December 1962. i
In Search of New -ParpDectives -'Idris
Hamid CADEC,Box 616 Bridgetown.,
The Political Economy of the English
SSpeaking Caribbean Villiam G. Demas :
TIHE CANADIAN SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND,
*Dominica, wishes fo" thahk all those who
contributed to the success of BABY SHOW
1972,0 particularly; The District &
Health Nurses; Rev, Father Byloos;
Josephine Gabriel &,Sons; Dominica Dis-
pensary Co. Ltd.; 0.D.'Brisbane & Sons;
A.C. Shillingford '& Co,; Erics Bakery;
The Christian Literature Centre; the
Judges, Chairman and ii-ss Newman; the
70 contestants and their mothers; Mrs.
Ted Boyd; Mr. Clem Dupigny; Mrsj, Wyke
and Mrs. King., Also all H E L P E R S.
DR. DAVID WOOLFSON
A. gift for the Timothy Fire Fund of
10 was received from this Doctor who
once served in Dominica. Many thanks
Fiction: A TI T I N E .by
Ma Titine had known the Premier when
they were boy and girl so aside from
decking herself in her usual flamboyant
manner (sometimes she was mistaken for
a Matador), she decided to go on her
own to see him after, the delegation had
been told that'he was too busy to re-
ceive them yet. Burning in her mind was
the obsession for a national'parki
"He hasn't arrived as yets" said a
Clerk in the'Iinistry. "Well I waiting'
till he come," replied Ma Titine, sit-
ting herself down. She opened up a cul-
tivating periodical. Four other people
came in. She looked up and saw Genelia
beside her. "Dos6 odder people we sen',
dey really cappon," said Genelia. "Dey
too quick to take no for an answer."
Titine was .abotit to make a come-back
when the Clerks said "Sshl not so loud I~
as if they were in church. And Titine-
saw the Premier passing through,followed
by a policeman. lie said a pleasant good
morning and passed into his inner office
- but before the door shut behind the
policeman Titine was already inside.
They greeted each other, not quite
in old style but still* "Excuse Me I
have to go through these Minutes," said
the Premier. '"I give you all db min-
utes you want," said Titine, settling
herself in a fine chair.
The Premier bloked through some pap-
ers and then sighed. "What can I do for
"I is de promoter of de national park
lovers and I come to tell you sah dat
is a shame for de State not to have a
real big national park...you'givin' us
national providence, national day, sbv -"
,"What is-this you are accusing.me of?"
asked her old-time friend.
"A sin of omission" said Ma Titine,
She. had rehearsed the words many times.
"Well, my dear woman," began the Pre-
mier, "Doan death woman me, if you pliz.
I is a lady."
"We3ll, my dear lady, I will see your
delegation in due course..' in fact I
am already looking into the matter...
these things take time, you know."
"It have"tome tree doan take much
time to grow, said Titine mysteriously.
And she made a polite exit.
Next day was'the opening of the new
market. Genelia, a selected observer,
said champagne flowed like glo-coco.3ut
while $he function proceeded Titino and
her supporters scattered leaflets "over
the town demanding a national park. And
acting on inspiration she held a consul-
tation' ufith some young friends at Four
Corners. (Next week: TREES Gpt7 FAST)
Page Twelve T H E
S*T*A*PRS.S *P*O*R*T*S by Morchriston
ST.VINCENT RETAINS CHAIJPIOITSHIP
In the just concluded Goodwill
Tournament, St,Vincent defeated Grenada
by 114 runs at Arnos Vale, St.Vincent.
Scores were: St.Vincent 235 and 198,
Browne 49,Findlay 42 and Bute 37 top
scores; 1Mtchel 5/80 and Clovey 3/45:
Grenada 138 and 181, IHarbin 48, William
46; Bondie 5/63. In the 40 over'match
played after the Goodwill matchi St.
Vincent scored 208 off 38 overs,, whilst
Grenada replied with 111 in 23 overs,
The finals in the Rothmana 40 over
matches v.'ill be played at Victoria Park,
St.Lucia, between the home team and St.
Vincent. In the semi-finals StLucia
and St.Vincent defeated Qronada and
In the keenest matdh.of the Tourna-
ment (which went on to the One-before-
last over on the final day), Dominica
pulled off a two-wicket victory against
St.Lucia in StLucia thus gaining
second place. Scores St.Lubia 203 and
255, G,.Alfred-61 and 53,, R.Willy 48,
R.Branford 30, RPolius 58 and Duprae
47;'D.Abraham 3/52'and 2/53, G.Shilling-
ford 2/24 and 1/73, K.Lauaent 1/37, D.
Tefoes 2/41 and. 4/46 and IT.Phillip 2/34.
Dominica replied with 257 and 203/8
with I.Shillingford getting brilliant
Century in the second innings. B.Charles
61, D.Defoe 42 and N,P4hillip 37 I.
Shillingford 101 and M.George 38n.o;
' Ambrose, Severin and Reyes topped the
League matches continued at-the
Botanical Gardens last weqlknd..Somerset
(St.Joseph) gained a thriJling victory
over ,~G.SS "-'-D.G.S were s-ittled out
Sfor- 55. W.ShiJ.lingford, in. a magnificent
spell'-captured four wickets in f-ur-
balls and ended with figures of 6/16.
'"N.Shillingford 4/31. In reply Somerset
Could only muster 66 with opocer, R.
Cuffy 30. B.Henderson 4 wktsa D.G.S
in their 2nd inning scored 187', D.Car-
lisle 73, J.Lawrende 37 and F.Gregoire
20;. W.Shillingford again claiming four
wiclets. Neeling 178 for victory, Somer-
set poised for victory from the start,
put on 101 for the first wicket and won
with their score 179/5.' Cuffy 44, Remain
41 and W.Shillingford 23.' L,Efanuel in
his debut match captured 3/46, whilst
R.Joseph 1/33 and B.Henderson 1/39 were
the other wicket takers.
Printed and Published by the Proprietor,
R.E. Allfrey'of Copt'Hall 1ill House at
26 Bath Road, Roseau, DOIIIIIGI 1 W.I.
to Brother Estrada and the other
Christian Brothers for all they
have done for our children in.
education and many other ways.
WE SHALL NOT FORGET.
"After the Crucifixion
comes the Resurrection"
To those attending the Convention
(Freedom Party, Sun. June 11 at
Graidbay): Don't forget that the
traffic may be excessive and the
road is dangerous. Drive carefull-
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S T A R Friday, June 2, 1972
DOMIINICANS,AT IIONA UWI WRITE AGAIN
We refer to reports -published
in all the major Caribbean newspapers
of public statements made by the Bishop
concerninG the.S.M.A. boys and their
Ie the undersigned members of the
D.S.A. Mona would'be grateful for space
in your newspaper.
We have seen through the political
capital beinr made by the different
political parties, the Bishopt, and the
board of governors of the school in
the S.M.A. issue.
The Bishop has.now, however, publicly
admitted his inability to run the School
and as a result has posed a challenge
to the boys; their parents, and
The opportunity to control our educa-
tion is finally open to Dominicans.
Already the school is heavily subsidized
by the government; and the-extra teacher
will be available.
UTW.I. students pledge in the short
term, so work with the boys towards
passing their exams and in the longer
term, to nake themselves available to
help in the education of their BROTHERS
and SISTERPS. We are roadytto work as
from this summer with anyone whose main
aim is to gear education towards socia-
list change in Dominica. (SIGNED BY):
J'ose Edwards; Joan Dels ol; Hannah Clar-
endonG Cecilia Green; Calvin Patrick;
Alfreda Bellbt; R. Lavinier; Josephine
Joseph; Irving Clarendon; V.Bardonille;
Edward Caudeiron; Paula Trotter; Rosie
Riviere; Jenny'Allport; Athlene Douglas;
Ferdinand Fortune; Jennifer Shillingford,
Jennifer Elwin; Eddie Lambert; Roy
Jeffrey; Carissa Etienne; C.Mathurine;
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