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Z* Media Representatives 162 EAS
oltn Turner (London) Ltd. NEW YORK, N. Y. 10021
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"W gRND ri CY
I ~i~ipFrancis (Unicefy

f,' whom many people
searchedd in. the Grand
'Bay area surrendered

* 'I;.


. country is governed ., by a
body 'ofministots who liro the "loading
members of whichever political party the
olectotrat has voted into office, Nad
is part of the definition of the 'Westf-
mIinstr model1. of Govermeont from an off"
icial" h*anboo.
This responsibility is to the wholo
of parliament, which moeaa the Opposition
as well. A State of ASmrgency is a very
important piece of public busineos and as
such should be subjoet to public debate
in Oo.' Heoue The action of the Promior
.n- iussing the Graq Bay Trouble with
ka gIo te of thoe position and thon
husnli thoe tho ape ia urly an atff-
1 {io_^ *Q R IEgal 'Sa DubsequeOt apr-
-i4 i byli. so -arm.iirU of a Commission
f :.q ryi d its- c si coosition, re al-
,o mattors o:a which the Housnae of Assembly
should be given the chance to comment,
sineb such commissioner are woll paid
out of public ftIda
whatever others 'a think of the in-
telloctUal atmidtwd of some of tha *em-
bars of the Beuao, Pirliament is respon-
table bocnase Qpc'ernrmont is responsible
to Parl iamont. D- bot is the lifeblood
of democracy, sand irro. lp-service is
not enough. LAts lavo dam.cratic action.

invites all women to attend an
Topic: "The Rights of Women'"
Time: 8.oo p.m.
Date Thursday, April i8th
't t d* i ^ --- i-.- y -

lace iaIP So ci, l Ce nt Ur&C ey SAiVO. :. ....

More British people have died on

the roads than inWorid War Ir




tIn a letter to the Premier, the National
Youth-Council stated on April that it wag
watching events in the State with grave cc
aU. "While ie do not condone the maL..
scts of vandalism which many have exu-
perated... something positive should be
lone... the practice of force to pacify dis-
contented, frustrated and disillusioned peo
pie for problems induced by an unjust so-
ciety to which they fall victim in no way
brings an amicable end to these mounting
S*4 * .
Te NYC asks for an independent board
g' o probe the ills ot Grand Bay, youths whose
report "within one week should be-im-
mediately acted upon by Government.
They also query the land laws ot the State
and wish the people of Grand Bay to be
fully involved in the area's enquiry. This
i a urgent! they say.

Page Two T H E S T A R Priday,April 12, 1974
The Grand By Crisis : Th"e&,yolenoe which eruptex1 at Grand Bay over
the Carnival season must have :ovoked some sobering discussions among
those Dominicans who are ge4n 1ly interested in the welfare of the State.
For those Dominicans, the situation should have signified the presence of
a serious malaise. The deplorably poor and deteriorating relationship be-
tween the Police and that Comupnity alone, should have been cause for
alarm, and should have signal ed the need for corrective action.
The situation was serious' enough to have warranted the initiation of a
massive community development effort towards defusing the potentially ex-
plosive state of affairs. That "drive should have been given primary atten-
tion weeks, if not years ago. An inquiry should have been launched, so as
to determine the reasons fort the unrest in Grand Bay. Even in the absence
of an early formal inquiry, it. should have been quite clear that there
were many problems which needed prompt and continued attention. Anyone
familiar with the geography of Grand Bay, a swelling population cramped in
a bckwood at the edge of a Lr ge, apparently under-utilized, though not
entirely unavailable estate -would recognize the unmistakable ingredients
for a serious conflict It does not take a trained sociologist to realize
The Government of Dominica should certainly have recognized this; es-
pecially when one views the situation against the background of the decade-
old campaign promise of the Iabour Party "to take from the rich to give to
the poor"... a promise given Isubstance by Mr. Leblanc's interest in Mr.
Howell Shillingford*s land at qrand Savannah, and supported by the pro-
jection of the Labour Party as'a Socialist Nationalist Party; and further
amplified by the public statements emanating from Labour Party spokesmen.
It is undeniable that this popular vote-catching strategy has had the-dle-
pressing effect of creating e nation of people waiting for "hand-outs".
Needless to say, the Government, interpreting the jeeds of the people of
the State, should have found it imperative to hold discussions with the
owner of Geneva Estate conce ng the acquisition of land for expansion of
the village, and for providiAn greater opportunities for employment of
villagers. And it is nothing esas than criminal that Government showed
little if any interest in offers made by the estate owner of Geneva of
making land available for the expansion of the village in question. it
was the responsibility of th<' Government to act promptly in that situation.
As much as one may be syn. thetic with the plight of the hundreds of
young, frustrated, desperate, 1 ispossessed, abandoned and jobless persons
who advocate a more equitable distribution of the country's wealth, one
PROBLEM. The approaches of culet negotiations, peaceful protests and
constructive militancy (follc wng the examples of Gandhi, Martin Luther
King, Caesar Chavez and the atle Bruce workers) should have been pursued.
The counterproductive effect of violence are obvious enough.
Those who today try to 3jstify or glot over the losses suffered by
the Nassief family are mere .4a ists and hypocrites, who speak of JUSTICE
and CHARITY, but fail to apply the same principles to themselves.
One question that comes to mind when one recognizes the callous and
dilatory attitude of the Gover4qment oh the Grand Bay issue is: "What has
the mushrooming Community Development Division been doing about 'community
development' inGrand Bay?" One wonders whether Grand Bay was ever on its
agenda. The Audio-Visual and-Adult Education Officer, who resides in that
village; the Medical Officers who serve that community; the Education Off-
icer who visits the'Grand Bay school; the Priest who administers the Sac-
rements to the faithful; the parliamentary Representative of the area -
surely these persona must have articulated the needs of the community? In
fact, the Premier, who recently spoke at the Grand Bay Village Council in-
spvgural meeting should have been observant enough (continued on naQe 5)

Friday, April 12, 1974

to recognize that Grand Bay wa4 an ,
Em ergency Case. As a veteran politi-
cian, he should have sensed the ten-
sion as he spoke, and as he drove
through the desolate village.
A state of SOCIAL emergency should.
have been officially declared .n the
Grand Bay area years ago.But TWENinr-
stead of Police and Defence Force ....
personnel, a battery of planners
( economic, demographic, agriicutural-,
and other community developmentt ex-
perts) should have been mobilized
to formulate and put into operation
plans for the development of G-and
Bay. Had Government the foresight to
have anticipated the consequences 'of
neglect the massive wanton .esar
truction of property would hav "been
o But there are .many potential Graid.
Bays in Dominica; and if the u4for-
.tunate events that have surrounded .
the Grand Bay conflict are to have
any positive significance, its s
that they have dramatized the eed6
forjurgentand_ serious re-examunation
of prevailing conservative view on
land use and organization. The;mis-
handling of the Grand Bay cris s off-
ers Dominicans another bit of otark
evidence on the incompetence qf the
Labour Government regime.-
We can only hope that the A4dio-
Visual Officer who resides in qrand
Bay has captured "in -living co our"
the scenes of neglect, misguided act-
ions and ineffectual approaches that
have characterized the Grand By is-
sue. This would certainly provfJde
the sort of effective Adult
material that could instruct Domini-
cans (Ministers and electorate aliki)
how things should NOT BE DONE. .
Rupert Sorhaind.p

Four an immediate halt to the recent
practice "of political harassment.., and
intimidation, -.
Dominiican in Support of
Progress,, New York
organizersrs: of Meeting). "

Now, what caused these groups at aa obb
viously indignant convention to mqke such demands? According to their statement,"
they "viewed with profound concern the contents a.d implications of- a radio broad-
cast made by Dep.Premior Pitrick John on Thu~tday' 28 February '1974, on behalf of
the Government of Dominica.' TOT Y, and WITHOUtT REIS1ATIOIT, condemning that
statement, they sot out their. reasons. Firstly,,, that the De-/Premier focused all
attention. pn Carnival attacks on ifhite tourists and" "made no:.- mention whatsoever of
those in which native black' Domiicans, especially at Grand-BaYy, were subjected
either to civilian assault or brutality by Police "; ddiig that the Dominica Govt.
thereby demonstrated it- tittoer contempt for the native black population. who placed
*it in th6 seats of political office to safeguad abdnftirther the peogLe's in, tests ,
Secondly,, the convention in IT.Y. resets that the Dep/Premier, without concrete 'ev-
ideice based on investigation, cliArged the Movement for a New Dominija C9EE PAGE 7)

**..'We therefore demand:
One, the immediate and unconditionot.
resianation of Patrick John from the
offices of iLnister of Finance and
hence Deputy Premior.
Two, the immediate repeal of all race,
seditious, and other opprxasive lawa and
the assurance that in the future no such
laws., will he. passed,.
Three,, the immediate disbandment, if al-
ready constituted, of the 'Commit te for
Racial Harmony charged with the rcspon-
sibility of considering race relations
in the state, and the immediate estab-
lishment of a new committee composed of
representatives of all sectors of the
population not excluding peasant farmers
labourers, unemployods and students, to:
(a) conduct a systematic and serious
examination of- the role of tourism in
an underdeveloped country like Dominical
(b) to investigate thoroughly,, and to
uncover and reveal to the, publie--all- an
every information concerning the finan-
cing, development' and operation of the
so-called tValhah'.at Project fer -thf '
Cabrits, Portsmpouth;
(c) to put before the public for full
and exhaustive discussion, all major
policy decisions concerning tourism
and foreign interests in our land so
that all Dominicans, not gust?:. a 1)khdful
of politicians, w13.- have a say in those
vital decisions that affect the future
of 9ur country..

Page Three



There's a groovy liek
boutique coming on up at
It's total local
Choose a sunny day
You get a sun experience
Choose a rainy day
You get a wet experience
Come up and have
4 sandwich and a cup of tea.
Try same health for yourself
Pat some pep in your step
Put ie mif agether
in the hot mineral pool.
Paifloce is open umtil 6 p.m,.

TRUCK H. 2317
Phone Anices Augustine,
29 EFbau Lorcau, Penvil ,
Viille Case.



aerss. H.H.V* W1ITCHURCH &
CO. LTD, wish to inform the gnerad
public that as from Tueday the 16th f
April, 1974, their office will b opened
ronm Koo am and wiil be closed on S-

The new office hours will therefore be
* follows-
Moad&ys and Thursdays 8.oo .o p.m.
and zoo 5.0o p.A
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays -
L.oo a.mito pan
soad 2.oo pATto 4a00 p.m.

The above changes will not re-
peat NOT, affect the retail, whoek,
sale, paint and Showroom depart-
ments which will remain openy.d
to the public as customary.

w~e U en- 0ERA
Convenikt spe for CC=e or Busiines
viable for rt Terms Negotible,
Wite or leephoade
The M"Ws~ir
Rbsean Co-peative Credit Union Ltd,
at 33 Great Mlboough Street,
oses. I
rn-u 1 MANAGEk.

Larl appicaNVasa foJ3s p ha: &I

Afatsmi, Trinided. PFatker pxart cf
fW the dasE Tiames iOke.

cndii t,~ hined to y, to eneuti thi.
S2~rdi al e r w ,ss.i -aeuds

SQmualifarfan to age are a techelr' oa
SchamAr o iaogad siencci I C-u, lia*Y
a oher ouTsjaed c:pn&bke to -,ie Faculty Ud
M iicitie.
Schoitaipa way be warade to uniabk
quA.iscd .4daM4e&
Furdt .masuqianim and appioevim forms
Wry: be desiyfrkb fItn &e Thepil MeIat
ia nafs r Uksi, IUW1 Msoo, KSnBsSaw 7,
*atoz I lox a2 A4rpd Buh ir94i

.- 4 SALE

Two (20) s- x land at Fond Cole
I FO 6 ..- .."'*' conItact:-
;Wma King Gmv
Armur & ArtmE Cham-
?SO .- *war S4BeeBiQsean.
it-t 4_J_____


Fraya, Awf 1 4

Pa ae "-

-, ii . THE STAR I



The general atmosphere in schools is not. congenial. Between
tQe principal and the teaching staff, between the principal and
the public, and evernbetween the teachers and the ,iadents, the
relations are not found to6be very cordial or.cooperative-or sym-
Who. is at Fault?
As regards the day-to-day,probictns of schools. the teachers
anad principals are fotnd to be complaining against the students.
Their grouse is that the students are not punctual or regular
mn attendance, are nAi interested in academic work, are more
interestrJ in passaiig the examination rather than develop-
ing their abilities. and so on. They also point out that
pa:rats do not take proper interest in the education of their
cJidkren. The parents, on the other hand, blame the school
and the teachers for not giving proper instruction and guidance
to the children, resulting in the large numbers of failures. What-
evasr may be the causes, it is certain that there is bound to exist
general backwardness among our school children The records
of school work as well as other activities dp not speak well
of their performances.
All this naturally causes alarm:. and, we are forced to ask
ourselves: are we expanding education at the cost of its qualita-
ive improvement? What are the causes of this large number of
Wihwes among children? WhIy are the standards of education
.:, causing backwardness among children? Who are
'esponSible for all this shortfall? And how can these be over-
..orne and remedied? All these questions pose serious problems
demanding our immediate Attention.
The failure to maintain the'required standard of scholastic
'progress is associated with fseitMs, intellectual, emotional, physical
aad environmental. The progress of children in schools is
dependent not only on their intellectual abilities, but also u4pon
their emotional stability, intests, physical fitness and thr nature
of their life in the home, school and society. Equally culp-
able is the educational systems which has its share in the general
backwardness cf the school children.
Teachers Fail to Inspire
Since the muijor share of the blame is thrown on the teachers.
let us give our fir. thought to them. There is the truism. "No.
system of education can rise higher than its teachers". Most of
the teachers in our schools have entered this profession as their
last recourse to earn a livelihood. They are not interesicd in
their work of teaching. Their qualifications do rot speak gen-
erally of .any high academic achievement., Since their socio-
economic tiatus is lower in comparison to people in other
professions.'they feel frustated, which in turn. results in their.
unconcern in teaching work. 'Their attitude towards students
is not very sympathetic or helpful with the result the.siudent- -
teacher relations are not very cordial. The.teachers teach the.
subjects rather than teach the children. They fail to ;nspite arid :
suide children by their inability to place before the students any.
example of their o'n higher' standard of life All these are
causes-lor the general backwardness in childre-n. To obviate this.
the reorieptation of teachers and their attitude is essential.

The methods of teaching subjects in the schools are defecure
-The same outmoded practices of lecturing and cramming art
:indulged in, which do not help childreT n i~ rn:-mng an.ihih
They cram the matter without understanding, Juo, to pas& the
,exiniaimtion. The not find any interest in rhe
methods adopted by teachers and hence they feel anattracted
to school w ,ork Also. when they do not under.and things.
a sort of dissatisfaction and ftiusration dclei' Ucausing fur-
ther damage conditions are worse ihprivately managed schools
where groupism and favouritism are rampant. Such thmin tell
upon the efficiency of work. ,in the schools with consequent
backwardness iii the children.


Ier- 7 cat tt1 -n wosl
sale of Applicationfor Certficani ofTtd andNotings
joereo and Caveats for week ending 130 day of April 1974
Date Requested Person Presenting Nature of request wheit
er a Certificate of Title a
Notingthereon or Caves

Request dated Keith J
II' 1. 74
Presented by hi S4
10 4 74 M. E
at 9.45 &a.m. C

North.West: Lsrtd of
Land of Luftus RoYer.
eM h Street;- Souir

ames Apiplication of Kiiti)
Lewis James Lewis for the.
elicitor issue of a first eert-
ugenia ficaterof 'title in' res-
:hartls pect of A Portion of
land known as A Re.
s dentil Lot in Ro
5nas a' th Pa-ah of-
SL ,Ge, rge containing
749 square feet and
bounded aU follows:
Theresa John; North-Elfst:
South .East: Great Maribo
-W A s- L- -rL.

I l &t !0 J n or s
Request dated Octavia Laville Application of Octa-
13 3 74. as pe-sonal via Laville as per
Presented.. representative sonal representative
10 4 74, of Augustina of-Augustina.,Crbon
-at 10 55a.m. Carbon de- for the isue of.-a first
ceased certificate of title in
by her Solicitor respect of a portion
M.Eugenia of land known as Lot
______Charles 3 at Mount Sylvie in
the village of Wood
ford Hill, in the Parish
Sof St. Aiirew contain
it 0.44' acres and
.bounded as follows:
North-West: Lands of Agnes, Parks South. West:
Lands of Agnes-.Parks & Peter Lawrence North-East:
Lands of Wellingtoh jqSeph & Artfur Wil:ams
South East: By Public Road.

Roea, O.tnic. "Registrar of Titles
'OTE:- Any persoss who desires to object to the Issue of a
rt Certificae of .Title It the a6ove application may enter, a
'vest in the above Office within six weeks from the date of
he .first apperance of this Schedule In the. STAR Newspaper
published i.this State or from the date when the notice 'pre-
cribed by Is *was served on any o iw.o ier ocu of adjoining
RId In Iepect of which the appllcatloi is mtae.

Page Five


Friday. April 12, 1974 THE STAR Page aix
In a much publicized 'exclusive' by I. I S. tevens
press interview between the Premier Death, "in a tragic truck accident on
and the Editor of the iEW CHRONICLE, Sunday lrc'- 31, has removed KEi~ ALFSED
the following wards caught our eye, from the ,idat not only of Maricot but
and we wonder whether the British of the whole farming community of.Domini-
Representative who visited this week ca. e j f
lsKent, just fifty years old, was born
was also struck by them:- of humble pareit-, and is survived by his
PREMIER... "I am now writing the
present Minister for Overseas Aff- father (over 90. his wife and children
airs to find out if the policy o4 and a brother Dowon 'Alfred.
the" (British) "Labour Party is iden- Marit was his only school from 1929-
tical with the policy of the Conser- 1944: the very yoars I served as Principal.
native Goveranent because I Cnow Always a courteous, honest,co-oporative
that whatever their differences in- and industrious boy, Kent kept the good
h sm citizen pathway till his death* He rain-
side they normally maintain the s tained the true tradition of scoti s
external policy abroad. I want to ge4t ined the true' tradition of scouthe end
it clear because the Conservative loyal ad c cer to the end,
Goerrnent through their agents serving everyone who needed his help with
Government through their agents have .stincneonl
been giving us aid though putting dvstincl on.
every stunning block so that wewfl People from many villages came to the
theievery impressive funeral servicee conducted by
get fed up. They publish in the pal Roe.Nv416Brodio at the Methodist Chzdi
pers that they give Dominica so muchon Apr )payngteir last respect to
but then their functionaries in Bar-
one who "was humble and great'".
bados create all sorts of difficul- Mr. Alfred's land rover No.1603 (a'sig-
tied to make the aid available.When nificant date -in English History conveyed
they make the aid for a specific hundreds of people and millions of bana~i
project they want people to inow one at crucial timoc, especially when the Box-
-mz^-before the project ends and ing- Plat was on the point of closing.
all things of the sort. So that is Kent Alred worked strenuously to
why I am writing the British Govern- maintain his family and will be sorely
menit, for the Conservative Policy missed 4: lii& home, which was a family
seemed to be to push us out then shrine, a l;havon for-usts and friends
rush to give us our independence... who knew h4s worth. Personall"yI shall Editor rites: In my view, as a miss i~3 He visited and advised no on
long-term member of the British Labour poultry-keeping. IHe was no mean peasant;
Party no Socialist Government can hand when my,'iWe and I were stranded after a
out its taxpayers' money for projects car accident on our farm, it was Kent who
(whether at home or abroad) without keep- left other work and promptly came to our
ing a very close check 6n things like rescue ...
deadline dates, wastage, misuse etc. To his sorrowing family, his relatives
A lot of British "little man" taxpayers and close friends, to Haricot in general,
have been living very near the border- Mrs. Stovens, the rest of my family and
line subsistence leeol. Jo would expect myself lender our deepest condolence.
a Labour Government,, even nore than a Kent iAlfred's soul will. rest in peace
Conservative one, to6 heck on projects. and his "memory-will be revered at Haricot
And incidentally, why absolutely no for generations to come. W.S.S.
mention of the destruction of an expen- --- ....
sive excavator. MR. STEVYZS writes next week on the
Hot a word on Radio' Dbfinica or inthe GI1AI4BAY REVOLUTION, "
E-cator.- Yet the m.angled'object lies its State of EuorGncy, and the compos-
exposed to the public eye, like several ition of the Commission of Inquiry.
other UK funded mechanical corpses.* Ed.
His Excellency the Governor, Sir Louis Cools-Lartigue OBE, has appointed .
the following Conmiission: Chairman, Mr. F.E. Degazon; members, his-partner
Dr,. Julian Cools-Lartigue (His Excellency's son) and Mr. D.K. Burton,Perm-
anent Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Works.

F'dai .April 12,. 1974 TH ;E

Fiction: MA TITINE -After the Fre
by Cynthia .Watt
It was now a wook since the firp.s
and things (as well as people) werq
more or less subdued. The rin'lead9r:
was announced as h.Ving given himself
up to the authorities after quite P
few of the band had been captured.
Early Monday morning Baby called at
Ma Titine's. After'enjoying a--cup qf
hot, strong coffee, Baby said:
"Doy cleaning up by ITassief and I
heah dey giuin people ting so 'I gqin
to see wat I can get*"'. Later on,
sutore enough, Baby .was seen trundling
along with a few bolts of damaged clojh,
"I get a little galvanize too," she
said. "I pay a fellow fifty cents tp
bring it home for me. I goin to fix my
house-leak. Is long I dee wondering how.
I going to fix iti An doy say ITassiefs
meani "
"yell," replied Ila' Titine, "you have
nothing to complain... If it was. me, I
wouldn't give away not a piece of rag
after how wicked people burn' up my
property.#* By the way, since when you
saw Reuben?"
"aiDy befoh_ yesterday. Uhy- you axe?
You wa' to see heem?" '
"Yes,,"-Ma Titine declared firmly
So around fiv6 that'afterhoon,pReibon
called on Titine, all smaartened up
S"So you make up yoh mine,Titine, "he
said, after accepting a ru~m punch. -,
'Niot the Way yoxl tlinh, II x Titie
cacio back. "ieubent honest, I like'you
a lot, you are my-very good friend, I
oven nearly love y6u now .and then..,
And there is something I can do,
'What is that? Titihdj you know
yant to get married .
"Ha," Na Titine exclaimed,h6t. low-
ing him to finish the sonten'ce.'"I know
is that was eating, youi I'Tot so much;'
that you loved :me. -'butyoa i want to get.
marriedA Hal Ha! Hilldell, somebody :
loves you very much...y.outre an ass if
you don't notice that yet.o0.
Reuben creased his brows. "Someb dy
love me beside you? ell, well, dates
news foh me, It look as if "111 do like
Kissinger but he wore divorce an e
married a divorce woman, after he find
outhis .Kissinger mout' good fob soe-
ting moh dan making talzkswid Arabs ., ,
* Ma Titine had to laugh, "I-To divo ced
woman for you, Reuben. I'm giving a
party on Saturday night;-you must come-
you'll be glad$" But she'could not.tell
from hiis fan. wihpithe- h, mi-i ^m^ ^_ I

S T A R Page Seven
(contd. from page )... and supportive
n EJxeole'-n-ents abroad with direct and
indirect responsibility for the incidents.
A display of so-high a level of irration-
ality and gImitnelligonce raises grave
doubts in our minds as to the man"'s suit-
ability for holding political office at
a national'lovel. '
'Thirdly, the Convention condoned
lavish apology to the people etghe U.S.
for the incidents and prai-a/CoQntribution,
to the survival & development of the people
of Dominica, deriding his "lack of' moral
fibre and idiotic sense of nation61'dig-
nity and total unaquaintance
ternationAl power politics."
Lastly, the Dep/Premier comes under -
fire for his announcement of Government's
intention to introduce further race'leg-
islation, without public discussion "The
iron hand of dictatorship shall prevail,"
ends this paragraph.
The C6nventioi challenged the attitude
of Govt. to private foreign investment t
in general and an'expanded tourist indus-
try in particular, saying that is back-
ward thinking ," and setting forth its
reasons for objection to the emphasis of
the Labour Government on foreign capital.
They give their own solution to our ills
"reclairming control' of national resources
*.. in the interest of all the people of
)ominica." And so, "consistent with this
olew of social"change", the signatories
iade the points enumerated at the top rh
olumn of our page three.
At least 12 organizations wete repres-
ented on April 4 at Grand Bay, when -hon'
RSFadelle opened the meeting, minutes
werb road and confirmed (of 31st tlarch)
and a resolution was formulated and pass"
edt this -was delivered to, the Promier 6'n
Weds.llth April by a nominated delegatid1
Farmers' Sweeny Thom0as, Gasper Blanc" and
Jno.Baptiste Mellow, acc. by Mr.Fadalle..,
Pointing out the obvious need for agric-'
ultural land for the people of Grand Ba.
"an'urgent matter", underlining unemploy-
ment, the undeveloped lands at Geneva
"within' easy reach of the villagers1"and-;.
the- "need for village extension,"also,
that the owner of- Geneva had Offered land
for that purpose: the delegates resolved
that Govt. .should negotiate (u-gently)
for the -purchase of Geneva lands .for the
use of.-the Grand.,Bay. people; and"that
pending negotiations completion, the ,
estate "be run as provide

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ron Caveac fzr week ending llth day of April, 1974
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er a Certificae of Title of
PrNtingoin; thefeon or Cayveat.

Request i4ted I
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CIetus Augol
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Request for the issue
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Of Title in respect of
a Lot of land in the
Town of Portsmouth
Pariah of St. John, in
the State of Dcminicn
cosatainig 1603

squam feet and bodinwd ai filom:ws- W 0a-v Street
South: Awd of Cletus Angot Neth: 1i6d epha Magiotir
Eaut: lnd pf Giz .ta Senjamia and Nicholson Joseph.
c- Schedule of Appicaior, for Certficate of Title and Notinly
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Request dted Charles Delsol Applisatioa of Charles
4 3. '74- by his Solicitor Delol for the issues
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Rbbwnt date i31 i'T7T Tktio of StI
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Prestedp / M. Eugenia cf a first certifcalo
2 4< 74 Charles of title in respect of a
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Land of WItiteid C(M>ir: South-East: Lui of Ivul GaUlile;
orth.fst- Land. f AlWsrtnle Andre.
Request .s.ted JclJ Prosper lIeinest for the issa.
15th Msl:a 4y his Solicitor al 1i First Certificiat,'i
1974. Vanya ca Tile in respect orF
Presertem 2nd Dupigny [i portion of land at
April 1974 1| li Uame i, the P.t
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friday, April 12,> 1974 TIlE STAR

.I.ETTER TO ,AUiTY : N.o. 9
Aunty, things deteriqrating daily;
You hear 'bout Dominica lately?
The shape.:of things t,6 come? -
Every news I read my head get nhumb.
Plenty people, playing hypocrite
say they wasn't expecting it, -
but Educator say what Labour plan to do
.remember RTC and 59P "too'.
plenty y weeks before things'explode
Mr. Editor points the rQoad.
The Party wants a Torrorism Bill,$
jo permit Police to rpid at will*
' ducator, say anarchists fat large,""
look out BACKLASH nw.i ih cdharge9
Exploit crimewave to rame a~o' laws,
Attack the effects, nt- the oause*
Unemployment, high ooqta, see a mess...*
.he problem starts thr'i, 'regardless.
And citizens who let them in the door,

remember some men always: want more.
They will'use Seditio4 Bill' on the Press,
Bouzaille, Twavay anid 4.l" the -rest,
hae one to go they le61 e out quick
,hat, narasitz t,-- h -1t- tricLk.
Next.- ban Rosie's bool; as racialist,
likd'South Africa, invnht negative list,
Obsessed with '$lack wer .it's aert-
aley go ban 'Black 'Mid aindBLACK BEAUTY,
Don't laugh, Aunty, i's not nonsense
when you in' the hahds .pf incompa.tnts.
And now Grand Bay stq't to blaze,,,
they keeping quiet vifat strange ways
'Red Skiesl,'ts,'on6 and all oodise
GrapeVine say big shop 'belhind the news.

Later down, a dress regulation
stating length of hair and condition
Outlaw locks- -ad'dehim clothes -
a staid emergency, heaven knows.
No work for Afro-head or man in plait,
Peace sigh, soul-.slaps, outta dat.
The climax is a BIG roundup,
all dread youth go'set look up.,
Is that the answer, Meon of Goodwill?
I hope two years later you laughing still,
How comb things get this way?
Well AUaty, ~time'men decide to stay
in seat of power; what you expect? ".
All normal criticism they must reject.
Their mastermind decide it's time"
to make dibseht a traitor's crime, -
so if you eveh disagree with an idea
is 'Whoops' in jail ahd licks in there,
All-that to'come-for me and you, ,-
and they have the Law will do it tooj

In time, willUcome a rule
what to think,'where to go to school.
Only backers to get'jobs you know
if you have no'card, outside you go.
All appointments ahd contraf.t-
ta loyal members and party hacks.
Grants for children and relations,
And turn schools into police stations.,
But more than"thdt they have in mind:
You know who want the cat o' nine.

by Public .Servant, Roseau.
Now that' the elections- are around the
corner we begin to hear the usual accus-
ations made against the -civil servant by
the Ministers of GovernMent and other

Let's hope Freedom.-.lovrs know quite well politicians of their party. The civil
Why-Prims lecture their. boq Fadelle, i servants are inefficient" "the civil
aecusiAg him and some putsaders servant is discourteous to the publicly
oQ creating current haprors. ..etc..etc. The civil servant is held res-
Despite his INTERVIE he go emai possible for every- slip hnd stumble of :-
and all now so he stam6 his .ampaign. the 'poor helpless'.Ministers. .He is also
That is why he fix up th0 radio, Yheld.respohsible for not allowing certain
but that's a story you already know. people to. se the linisters even at the
N, they_-al sn toW Ministers own refusal to see those per-
to disguise their purgpse"aid survive, 'The fact is'that the Ministers are
recording- Prim's harag4ues with dediction forever using the civil servants as stilto
imposing 'Nolotov cocl "' on the nation, for their own ego and as shields against
Still, 90% of Dominicq ps .. attacks, If all civil servants were in-
in mental .harness *siie we began; ,efficient then.certainly the State would
born to lose and bound" to die be in a sad plight* Triat happens is that
with Es -u tan compoun ng lie. Those l3bour follower, who get jobs thtuigh
.,. contd,next u .. Jfavouritism are in fact the inefficient
ones. They-know that htey are not bound to do much work as long as they retain the
politician's favour.
(Letter concluded on page 10)


Friday, April 12,- 1974

S*T*A*R*S*P*0*R*T*S' ... Mor aton NOTICE Td ALL C.o.A. MEMBERS --
CRICKET: Last week as we wont'To The ost important meeting
Presa-.tho-wickets of A' li'and Lance Gibbs CShA s holding-thisa year
fell in successive overs, th the 2nd atigtThu a
new ball of the over to tony tGrieTwho as GERAD'8-S HAIRbstau'
finished with 5/70 ini the iininns and Youa i .. R d f wo
Youa ea3 aies & conditions of work
match figures of 13 wiceots for 156 runs b

The West Indies collapse was just as ABOUT T1 PUBLIC SERVICE (fr. p. 9 .
sensational as their defeat at the hands There' is little that can be done.
of Australia last year in the third test, to orientate and recondition the minds
when they looked set for ail easy win.,, of such people towards working con-
but that's cricket for youl scientiot'sly. In the first place those
England won the fifth and final test persons Aay not .have the necessary
match against the Uest Indies .(played at minimum background requirements to
Trinidad) to level the series one-all enable them to benefit from any train-
after the West Indies looked oasy fav- ing that biay be available.
ourites toc1w6-up in the series after How 'often do we hear it said that
given 226 to win in over a day and their the standard of the civil servant is
fantastic batting line-uip stretching to deteriorating or has deteriorated, yet
io,.9. They were Given a g6od start of every time we hear those remarks we
63 by Fredericks and' iole, but when Bir- can almost straight away prove that
kenshaw got Rowe l.b.w.,thingc began to the deteroration is in fact the re-
happen. For the addition of two more sult of those same favoured persons
runs, two more wickts fell 3/65 and at, and their unjustifiable appointment
lunch 85/9. and promotion.
After lunch, there was a spirited 50 There are some departments which
stand between Sobers and Iurtiray but are overworked while others are over-
-t-'--t- -parte- oSobers, -three runs sta-ed.. Some officers-,wok .for -tweV+-
later Julien went: 7/138, On the years before getting any promotion,
stroke of tea Murray went caught Flet- others.4after four to five years be-
cher, his third uatch in the innings... gin to :Qljmb. In other words, there is
the aoore at 8/166. Ali stayed on with gross di spatisfactioni among civil
Boyce until with the hewi ball servants today and not without reason.
he was caught off Grieg, and .hie follow- The establishment cannot expect C.S4A.
ing over Gibbs went. Score- 199. organiSed training-courses to work
Final' scores: .Englnd 267 & 263; Boy- miracles to iron out their incorig-
cott 99 & 112, West Indies 305 & 199. ible mistakes
Rowe 123, Fredericks 67 and Lloyd 52. e s .PUBLiC dRVkM ,
Grieg 8/86. & 5/70. ............. ea. .. ..
heo trial match at' the- Botanical Gar- ISTvaI 'PR'Mi MINISTER- REIGSI
dens between teams led b-y lattheV George SQ ,'i she had coa-'~ to the end of
and Gra&nsworth aftnd' saw Lafond's team.,- the ro previously indomitable Mrs.
pile -330 in .reply-o Gerge's side 119. Golda oi}Qr resigned her post after a
Good performances cam6'from-M.George(26) shar airtrg le concerning befencd I-in-
topscorer for his side, Lafond 71, E. ister Dayan' responsibility for
Charles 63, G.Faustin 47' and L.Williams Israel I.-unpreparedness during the war.
41. Bowling: K.Laurent 6/2iI.0-hillingI- i-,
ford 3/29 and St.Jean -5/.o8 for George's IIG'IRn alT d WuiyJtI
team, '* Prepared'by. i Ronald Webster and his
BASKETBALL: The Fronch team"'lan-e-Lot adviser, Anguilla's new constitution
won both their matches against Caroni will be along "the lines of that used by
Chamups and 'a State team lact weekend. the Caym]al Ic. and British Virgihn Is.
....... .- .... ..-.. ---.. Ang.uikl ns s-till firmly resist any at-
AIMESTY" FO R TZILEGC'L I' 1IGRANTS'. T- tachlment to St, Kitts.
In a revision of th~ regulationss on .i.-. POLICE i2vEi IGATING PM.IHarold Wil-
migration to Britain, all illegal entrants son's Socoetary Mrs, Marcia iWilliams in
who reached Britain by Janil 1973 are now vlVod (t:,iSf..ll in.a._ 01dea &
d to stay 1 -bri.n. in rolatav:. ncal a st.

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