Star (Roseau, Dominica). December 21, 1979.

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Mrs. Jane 4owenthal;
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.eseea a Institut ut _
Lhe Stu,3y of Man,.
162 East 78 Street
New York 10021

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Vityt."e- "a< Saomate AtortaL a


SNovember 17. 1972 Ten CI

i have been told that in England if
you want to keep your friends you must
noi talk about religion or poliic-s. De-
peading on what company you a9e in
conversations cAn be exarem- ly dull and
subjects which one would freely discuss
over a shot of rum in Dominica tend to
be withheld here in stony silence. Thnagi
are changing of course, but generally
'polite' conversation such a3 the weather
and orher trivia is the accepted thing.
For a person who likes a good contto-
versiU. pow-wow now and again, things
can be pretty bormng and so I have been
collecting some data on one of Britain's
most de batable characters: Enoch Powell.
*Mr. P.-,l'w means different things to
different men. To certain seconds of the
British wv)rking Jass he is almost a hruo.
to Commonw-c:iE! zmnaugrants he is a
threat, to the righ! -wig Monday .Club
and "he National Front he is a
great man while to the Conservative
Parry leadership he is an embarrass-
menit. The hard working Britsh race
relations 'boards and community
groups see,.him as a problem, and as
,or myself and others. who may
:mnk bjectively, he is anwng other
ii!ings a political outrage.

8t Vincent

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JArious sceea took. place z i 3gatown
oJ Tohurday whe. OppoeitiJon Members waad
thouet uds of supporters -th baerar :
"Re'voe tiat Iniqaitous Bill" weLat to
t be .House of Asee,&bly ILa pr8es't against,
t.he Minisater wb.o had legislated to pre-
veit.. Gourrt, action agais. them for alleg-
t* electoral offences. Policetear gas &a
.achiae t -xa. keyp out the crowds.


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MARRIED 25 YEARS o Novetmber 20

,<3, Citrus Concerns Compete?
y < Roasz a.d BaWLors
Li! Almost saimnltaneously, zid
' egappareatly unkaown to each
other, L.Rose & Go. a"d Parry
Bellot & Co announced plaxs
for processing Domiatea's
surplus grapefruit prop after
the early high-pric d Aug.-
iNov. fresh fruit shipme-ts
are filahed. (oat. d. 1O)

,0IN r1r W/I /7/
A visit to .Central Africa (Malawi)
by Maiie Davis Pierre, Page 4.
Triumph of a Brave Man Senator Byfcid
Pages 8 and 9
Landsman Poem by Giraud
Many other items.

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g1=rpwn THE STARFridy.J ebr7. 92

It was good to learn of the efficiency of our Police Force in
tracking, catching and charging the various burglars who, entering
Dominica ostensibly for the National Day celebrations, spent their time
breaking, entering and pilfering in this State. One thing I did not like,
however, was the radio news which described all the apprehended persons
as 'aliens' and 'foreigners', stressing their countries or islands of
origin as if to say "of course no Dominicans would do such a thing" -
which we all know to be nonsense. This is the narrowest kind of nation-
alism. Let West Indians be Westindians; divisive connotations become,
on repetition, derisive where crime is involved. Especially when now is
the time to look toward a wider nationality, step by step through the
Windwards, to Eastern Caribbean to Westindian. To pick up the STAR's
front page piece on the subject, nationalism that becomes mere bigotted
insularity is a barrier to the dignity of Caribbean man, whether his
skin colouration be black, white or in-between. How often have advocates
of Black Power and others objected to press and radio reports of crimes
in which the offenders' origin or skin colour is made an issue such
as "yesterday three Negroes, one a convicted murderer and two rapists,
hi-jacked a plane..." o *
For the past ten or more years, Dominica has been a happy-hunting-
ground for anthropologists, geologists, sociologists, biologists and many
other logists, many of them with theses to write for Ph.Ds., or operating
on a grant from their university for vacation study. Clearly Home
- Affairs must give permission for these stays, which vary from a few weeks
"to two or three years. What, however, is rarely available to the public
is a copy of any such report, thesis or other publication after the -
student or researcher has left. The Brechin-Archbold Foundation studied
fauna and flora here for some years, and made extensive studies of our
crapaud; when I asked (in the right quarter) where I could see copies
of such reports, I was told brusquely "You can get them at the Smithson-
ian Institute" -- and not even a clue was given to me as to what to ask
*that august body for'
May I suggest that in all fairness these 'logists' should have the
good manners and democratic good sense to send a few copies to Dominica.
In fact, to my mind (without wishing to discourage in any way the study
by outsiders of things in Dominica), I suggest that Study Permits be
granted on an undertaking that at least six copies of any published
material or completed paper submitted for a thesis be sent to the Premierb
office within a specified period after the writer leaves the island: the
other copies being for Archives, Library and the newspapers (for review).
How one wishes everybody was like the U.S. Conservation Foundation with
their DOMINICA, A CHANCE FOR A CHOICE! Incidentally, I hope that the
newspapers will receive copies of the "Wet Area Experimental Farm" report
in due course, and of course copies of the historical document on Dominica
which was on show in the Public (reference) Library 'not to be taken awgy'
during festival time. These things are of fundamental importance to the
people of Dominica. For example, will due allowance for ecological con-
siderations be made in the Wet Area experiment?
My last bit is on patois. A great deal of which I am probably un-
aware has been written and talked about patois, and I know that at one
time an ignorance of patois was considered a status symbol but,neverthe-
less, it is quite ridiculous to ignore a dialect (largely of French
origin) which is spoken by the majority of people in Dominica, St, Lucia,
Martinique, Guadeloupe and Haiti, besides being well-understood by many
in Grenada, Trinidad, the Grenadines, St. Martin and even St. Vincent and
the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. In Dominica, for most persons in
the rural areas it is their mother tongue, their first language. In both
pre-school and the three lower standards of Primary schools, teaching
might well be in patois, and English could be a second language and
taught as such. (Continued on page niae)


Friday. November 17. 1972 .

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MY VISIT TO MAJLAWI ; by Marie Davis Pierre
,(C.erk of the Dominica House of Assembly) PART I
As I would like to share my experiences with you, I thought
I would write this article about my visit to Malawi as it can be com-
pared with Dominica, having the same vegetation, climatic conditions
and culture. I would like to commence first by expressing my thanks
to the Malawi Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association,
for inviting me and paying all my expenses. It was the first Plenary
C.P.A. Conference I ever attended, and also the first to be hosted by
the Malawi Branch. I attended in the capacity of Secretary to the
delegates of the Auxiliary Branches. It was indeed a wonderful exper-
ience. The flight was a very long one --flying first to London via
Antigua, then to Cyprus, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and thence to Malawi.
Needless to speak of the security measures taken at each stop. On the
flight from London, I was joined by most of the delegates and we were
indeed warmly received at the airport on our arrival. There were 200
delegates from all over the Commonwealth.
In brief, I would like to say that Malawi, previously known as
Nyasaland, was first in a federation with Rhodesia (North and South).
As with most federations, this did not work very well, for the money
received from the British Government was pumped into the development
of Rhodesia, and Malawi remained undeveloped., A fierce struggle was
fought, the women taking a very effective part, and the result of this
was self government in 1962, Independence in 1964 and a Republic in 1966.
Dr. Kamuzu Banda is their Life President. Out of love and respect
for him the Malawians made him President for life. His picture is seen
in most places and even worn on the breast of every Malawian. Malawi
is a one-party State, but this is not a constitutional measure and
therefore not forced upon the people. As it was the wish of the people
that it should be so the other parties bowed gracefully out of the
running. But in Parliament the Back Benchers form a strong Opposition
and this .(they find) has been working successfully.
The economy of the country is based on Agriculture and Dr. Banda's
policy is to get the people to go back to the land. In this regard he
has opened up several young pioneer training centres which are designed
to eliminate youth's prejudice against agricultural work. The boys are
taught the new methods of farming. The girls are also taught farming,
and in addition they are taught basketry, handcraft, needlework and
home nursing. It has been reported that the youths of Malawi, unlike
many of the youths of other countries, are more concerned with building
than with destroying. They are not concerned ih looking back nor laying
blame on the colonial powers, as they are of the opinion that this
would hinder them from exerting themselves in changing their situation.
The pioneers (after training) are settled on pilot projects and
they take the lead in following the modern methods of farming, thus
encouraging the villagers to follow suit. They are provided with agric-
ultural credit in cash and material to enable them to make a good start,
and are expected to repay this credit over a number of years after they
begin selling their produce. Besides cultivating his garden the young
man is also expected to build his home. Malawi has a land mass of
45,000 square miles and a population of 4-2 million people. The staple
crops are maize, rice, groundnuts, coffee, tea, rubber and tobacco.
Malawi is, without doubt, one of the African countries that has
only within the last few years started its development programme and
it is amazing to see the vast strides that are being made, for this land
had to tackle its problems of economic development from its grass: roots.
Thus it is a good example to other young developing nations. Its plans
for a new city which has started and is being financed by the South
African Government are just unique. The special feature which is praise-
worthy is the pedestrian pathway which is to be cut away from the traffic
so that pedestrians can walk to any part of the city unhindered by
traffic. There are also plans for parks and open spaces for wild life
which will be an attraction to tourists visiting the city.
(PART II follows next week)

Friday November 17, 1972


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Benadryl Cream .........* 4.40o tube
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Friday Novenmbir 17. 1972

I At Paperbacks Limited Bookshop there is a wide
etecion of bc 3ks to meet the demands of every-
If you are looking for Christmas Cards we
have them to meet your requirements especially
those to your loved ones.
Come and see for yourself,
Paperbacks Limited Bookshop
Field's Lane,

The Association regrets that due to
shipping delays fertizer stocks have not
been replenished in rime and are at
present temporarily exhausted. However
.two shipments are expected this month
between 16th and 24th November and
supplies to growers will be available and
issues resumed as soon as the fertilizer
is landed.
Arrangements are being made to have
stocks at certain of the boxing plants
where storage facilities are available and
from where growers will be able io ob-
tain supplies.

10th Nov~mber, 1972

V.E. Wh'&e
canral Msnager

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surplus stock of foam padding at a re-
duced price.
The foam pieces are each 6'x 7'and i'
thick, suitable also for upholstery or
mattress material.
Contact the Office of the Association at
13 Hanover Street, Roseau, Telephone
No. 2671 or 2672.
The offer holds good up to 31st Des-

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F riday, November 17, 19Y2

GARDEN CORNER ... by Landsman
Herbs : Their Use
Someone has asked about herbs
recently; I will gladly tell what I
know, which isn't very much.I am
still learning about the wild herbs,
of which there seem to be many, and
am careful to leave some undisturbed
when weeding. These are primarily
medicinal, are supposed to ease
coughs and colds and other disorders,
and seem to be pretty well known.
There is, for example, the "plain-
tain" herb, good for some eye trou-
bles (inflammation) which I have
tried, but I don't think I prepared
it properly because nothing happened
one way or the other. There are also
local herbs which wise old women re-
commend for 'curing' worms or diar-
rhea in young children sometimes
with remarkable results. To a roman-
tic person, a herb is something
which gives forth a sweet or aromat-
ic smell when crushed between the
The herbs used in cooking are
closely interrelated and sometimes
used for several purposes. Bay leaves
everyone knows and uses, as well as
various mint leaves. Basil leaves
are widely used in meats, salads and
egg dishes, and (like the others)
can be picked, dried and stored.
hme is another much-used herb, and
mixed with salt and pepper is used
with meat, eggs and cheese, chicken,
seafood, soups almost anything.
Marjoram again, is like thyme in its
variety of uses it is a good basic
herb and goes with vegetables. Rll
is used in cheese dishes and some
vegetable dishes,
Incidentally, these herbs ex-
cept perhaps dill, make very good
pot plants, and I have found it much
easier to have a small herb garden
on the verandah. You can make quite
a collection of them for little cost;
they are attractive and well worth
it, as fresh herbs are much stronger
in flavour than the bottle or box
I have mentioned these particular
basic herbs because I have grown
them and they are known to do well -
but you should try them all try
summer savory if you get the seeds,
and sage. My seeds never germinated,
but I know that people" have grown
them, and they are also good basic
h Another plant which seems to grow
here and may be classified as a herb
because of its uses is lavender.


by G.B.. Giraud
A master plan, a master design.
The globe spins East to West;
It would indeed to us be dire
If our globe reversed its zest.
The balance of ecology
Pointedly tells the story,
Quite naturally,
Quite automatically.
Oxygen keeps alive the human,
And carbon dioxide sustains the plant,
Animals exhale such carbon,
Plants use both carbon and oxygen.
A babe that's born after conception
Ensures human continuation.
Meanwhile the babe rests in the
Protected pro tem from its earthly
Nothing's new, nothing's unplanned.
The earth never did, does not,never
will spin
Fr@m West to East against the plan.
There's been some Master Designing.

A Reader's View ...
bear Mrs. Editor, Looking at the
other side of the Roseau River from
Mr. Prentice's Service Station,-I
find the look of the bank very un-
sightly. My suggestion to the auth-.
orities is to have one worker daily
to keep the bank clean,
Why not collect all rubbish and
put it on separate heaps to burn.
Other stuffs that can't be burnt
should be-collected in a barrow
and placed on top of the bank where
the rubbish dumper will collect.
This I think would help a great
deal to remove such an eyesore,

A public address on this vital
topic will take place at Delices
Government School, & p.m., we are
informed by Mr. Sam McKenzie of
JEHOVAH's WITNESSES. The programme
is free to all and includes a free
Bible Study course (Nog.'26 for 2 days)
G I F T S- Harlem Limers gave a gas
stove and 12 bedroom utensils to the
Infirmary. A shield for Eastern
Dist. Cricket presented by Dr.Livernool
However, I have noticed that some
'cold climate' seeds (lavender,
sweet pea etc.) will germinate, but
because of perhaps lack of freezing
Or dormancy remain dwarf size, ****




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was does away with is 1W9tEu-
4tai Miwistersae MA embpr ea
:uw Ib"er*1 Momse raterged to
their trea ?rittdwl
i to be re&atd with ammvssae ta-
ratitade. Seaater Wyfilah1,vbt
had ben Latder of thea. I.S.-
atet, was 0a of *them.
Ia tese attracts framw a
letter ahe wrote while ai te
CPA Ceoferpean i& MalaiA,Axrt- ..
SRichard *fiUId adrse hims*
aelf to kis te fri eads 'the
Pablisher asd fitter of th StfAt
Robert a"t Phyllis Alifry.
Seaitr Wtield was (vs Nhtt-
Oral days) als. a MiAistr
wst.aeajt ?ert3lie in Ubomr &r,
&cial Affades, nrklag fa c Sk$i0
acord Irith Sockial AAtfArs kir
sister Mra. A1ifrny.
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Page Nine

Friday. November 17, 1972

SENATOR BYFIELD : from page eight BITS & PIECES J,Spector -fr. p.2
s y w r- One stumbling block is that patois
"As you perhaps know, when I re- is not a written language: this is a
turned to Jamaica after Federation i ot a portant fact, guagewhich has is een
I too had to face great problems. most ioked fortant fact, which has een
The. J.L.P. Government was determin- overlooked for too long. The Peace
ed to destroy me, fearing that I Corps or V.S.Os ini St. Lucia produced
was preparing myself to be a candid a duplicated grammar & phrasebook,

ate against them, which intention I and from this I feel that a printed
never had. I was appointed to a childrtextbook should be made. From this,
large school in Kingston, but the children could be taught to read,and
Minister of Education refused to from there taught the English lang-
sanction the appointment. In the end age send. But Dominicas may aelsk
I accepted a Headmastership in Ocho like the Welsh and S"icots Gaelic)
Rios, a towp on the North coast. To- language reforins"is it worth it?"
day it has become one of the great About patois, however, there is
schools of Jamaica, with an enrol- at present one objectionable feature
meant of 1400 arnd a staff of 34 and that is its use on government
teachers; this we have done in seven time over Radio Dominica for propag-
years, goiig there in June 1965. anda and political eulogies. It is
Parents from all over Jamaica are not understood by many from abroad
trying to get their children to us. or even some who were born here, so
editor'ss note: Mr. Byfield's wife an t in can be slipped in: I did not
Una is a distinguished teacher too). care for the tasteless alleged letter
Jamaica has an active and vigor- in patois (read recently) implying
ous farmers' movement, the Jamaica that God was at the Premier's side
Agricultural Society, with 800 bran- to defend him from his enemies. Did
.ches and a membership of over 70,000 not the Premier make his opinion of
large and small farmers. I am now Men of God abundantly clear once?
its 'Vice President.
In 1971 when it was being accept- LONDON LETTER by' Lennox Honychurch
ed into the Conmmonwealth Farmers E N 0 C H POWELL from p.1
Association, I represented them at I first saw Enoch Powell on a tel-
the Commonwealth Conference in Edin- vision programme where he was being
bur~gh, Scotland. bombarded with questions by a panel.
As you know my Party, the Peoples. I noticed the way he "sat, as if in
'National Party, got. a landslide vic- complete control, unruffled by the
tory over the JLP, and so our new frantic arguments of the panellists,
P.M. ia Mr. Michael Manley, the answering questions with a confidence
younger son of Norman. He is ex- and straightforwardness that seemed
tremely good; dynamic, intelligent calculated to impress. At the same
and completely dedicated. I am now time he filled his replies with an
back in politics as a Senator, and air of martyaom, declaring that he is
with the responsibility of President the only .politician who dares to
of th'e Senate. Although I have to fight for the rights of "a vast num-
go to Kingston very often, sometimes ber of British people whose lives
three times in a week, we live in are being made unbearablebecause. of
Ocho Rios a tourist resort 60 mile immigrants in their community" It
from Kingston." is outbursts like this along with the
The Senator ended his letter on other characteristics mentioned above
a personal and family note, as he that get Mr. Powell his supporters
began it, with the final simple words and in fact .his enemies.
"Love to you both, from Una and me." Those..who follow him blindly do
And love to you both, too,, not seem to be aware that his ideas
Richard Byfield one of the best, on other matters of government are
bravest and most honest West Indians ex temeljy unstable. His economic and
it has ever been our privilege to industrial policies are so impracti-
know. Robert & Phyllis Allfrey. cal, it has been said that unemploy-
meant and inflation would be double
what it is today had Powell anything to do with them. What interests me is
his acrobatics, and that is why I term him a political outrage. When
Uganda was granted independence in 1962, Enoch Powell was a member of the
British Government which permitted British Gitizenship to Ugandan Asians
as well as entitlement to United Kingdom passports. (Cd on '. 1Q
(Concluded on 3. f1


Friday, November 17, 1972


L. Rose's plan, after.3 years 6f
in-depth study, is. for juice.only,ship.
oed to UK in gallon cans4 Dellots plan
to process juice and segments fjo re-
tail consumption. oses will buold a
complete new ali- million plant on land
between Bath house and Valley Rd.which
will process limes..from June-mid Nov.,
then switch to grap@fruit., thus utilis-
ing the new factory/mach.inery for 10.
months in the year, leaving a month &
.a half for holiday "period &. overhaul.
The Bellot plan, which has many in-
terested local backers,. based on 1972
estimates of future crop surplus of
1l00 tons includes "'>oins public"with
with a majority shareholding for Dom-
inigan growers the new Company to be
capatalised at $500 000 would purchase
the existing Bello factory at Castle
Comfort adding thereto additional land.
equipment, storage buildings. It hopes
to be operative by the end of the 1973
grapefruit season=.
L.Rose & Co.whigh at present b ys
grap~efruit for various .(tchweppes pro-
ducts from all. over the world, expect

tuo uy 31,uuu ons n Dominica for pro- .
c6ssing in 1974, 4,000 in 1975 and EDITOR's REPLY: We tilll think that
5,000 in 1976; t'he, hope. to have the- anyone brave, honest, creatively val-
Ifctory going for 197 lime & grape- able or humble adds lustre to any
fruit crops. Special plan-emphasis is
laid on fast turn-around of trucks and decoration he or she may receive, as
'on fruit storage during glut periods. Mr. Pond, an award holder like Mr.
.Expected payments .by both Companies E.C.Loblack and Mr. L.M.Christian, and
-to.the growers are quoted as between others should know. When Churchill
$2.50- and .$3.00 per 100 ib 'off the
Sfl'o'or' i.e. dropped, ripe, not picked. refused a peerage the whole House of
THE BIG QUESTION:. "lill. there be Lords felt deflated. Another feeling
enough fruit for both_.proce.s sing is that some are worthy of a broader-
plants?" Some observers. .feel that,in' based award such as an international
view of the lar auount.ot island- or Commonwealth one, It is a fact- that
the last 3 years, Roses..estimates are In some little countries awards are
on the conservative side; others who handed out to followers or supporters
attended a recent.meeting at Fort Youg of ruler-': they have a much narrower
Teel- more pessi mist Time will nominations board and criteria. As to
tell; but the au8-aries are 1ood for
the citrus grower and 'Dominican trade. dasheen, plantains etc., we delight in
,STPn ORTS: DASA's emergency meeting them whether in hymns or on the plate
ne ast Friday at D.G, elect or
co-opt exe utive oembgrs after the res- ENOCH POWELL by Lennox Honychurch
giga ion of key officJals overseas 4 NC POWELL -by Lennox Honychurch
e like it ofra, nothn deg. (p.1) : In 1968, when the Labour Gov.
-7a \er iveri I l 'ag 0R5ernment introduced their tightening-
FOOT1BALL Div. I reshts...-. 'IarlemR.
vs. .i4-: 1-1 match tonight. .Potters up legislation with regard to East
vs. DGS. A win for DGS gives them. the African Asians it was made abundantly
cup'. A draw tor a win for Potters gives clear that in an emergency Britain
SMA'the cup'. ... by Morchriston. would have no alternative but to admit
BIBLE SOCIETY: Join. the. Dorminica AUX- them. Mr. Powell took'no part in the
illiary by contactinC Mrs. C.. Martin at
ChvAstian LiteratureCentre,' Great Mar debate on this Bill at any stage, nor
borough St... Roseau (more news-next wk. did he query this point. In fact he.
)-'9:TI2: sorry story too late this-wc. supported the measure,
furthermore one should not overlook that during the period when nurses and
others from the West Indies were coming to Britain in. considerable force to staff
British hospitals, the Minister of Health (none other than Rt. Hon.Enoch Powell)
far from objecting to the influx, is on record.' as. having welcomed itl
Such is the utter inconsistency of Mr, Powell. Hia misalec followers may be
bitter at seeing their land- and jobs taken by strangers, but..they. along wirth
prejudiced people of other colours in all parts of the worlds must face the fact
that we are living in the. second half of the twentieth century. This is an age
in which science through communications systems of different kinds, has broken
down the physical barriers between countries; you can go anywhere on this planet
within 24 hours or talk across the oceans with the flick of a finger. Technology
is main it impossible for nations tobe lof from the re t of t e word1 so
the sooner people learn to accept their fe low men wait un erstanain,he-*'easier
itT wT c Pn" r.hAem Tn fo +.hi-I ,h c j t n+ h ann -sn -h1i+.a+. nay t, n r in. -T. -

Printed & Published b the Proprietor R.E.Allfrey of Copt Hall 1-1ill House at.
6 Bath Road Ro eau, Dominica., Uese Indies.


Dear Editor,On the front page of The
Star for Saturday,llth November,1972,
there is this comment "By accepting
Government's award for meritorious
service to the State Fr.Proesmans of
Pointe Michel, priest and historian,
enhanced the value of this local dec-
oration." At no time in the his-
tory of award giving has the object
ever been that the award winner should
enhance the value of the award. The
Star has set this out in reverse gear,
It is unfortunate that The Star
should find itself in the category of
those who decry things local. This
reminds me of the woman who a few Sun-
days ago said that she did not go to
Church on Harvest Sundays to sing
about dasheen, plantains ete .1
(LubFaithfully ourWilfred O.M. Pond,

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