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GRENADA NEWSLETTER FOR WEEK ENDING AUGUST 31ST 1974
ASSASSINATION PLOT ?
Mr Maurice Bishop, Joint Coordinating Secretary of Grenada's
Jewel Movement (NJM), told a Press Conference this week that
his organisation had had reliable information from three
independent sources that Prime Minister Eric Gairy was active
plotting to assassinate the leaders of NJM.
Bishop said, "With our experience of Gairy, and remembering 1
"Battle of St. George's" (January 21st 1974) when my father,
Rupert Bishop, was murdered, this threat to the leadership ol
NJM cannot be taken lightly".
It is now part of Grenada's history, brought out by the Duffi
Commission of Inquiry,/that peaceful citizens have been brute
on direct orders from the Prime Minister and he called on
Gronadians to prepare themselves for "a new murderous wave at
to be launched".
Bishop emphasised that NJM was not prepared to advocate violL
to bring down the Government, but he recognized that "substar
pockets of Grenadians were beginning to see that the day may
coming when revolutionary violence will have to be used to cc
the reactionary violence of a Fascist Government"
SECONDARY SCHOOL CRISIS IN GRENADA
Grenada Newsletter leek Ending 31.3.j7
are run by Religious Denominations and are dapcenJuint on fine
grants from Government. Over the past three years, paymc
these grants has been delayed frequently, forcing some schoc
borrow money in order to keep their doors open and creating
difficulties for all Secondary School Boards of Management.
This year, the situation has worsened. Only three Seconc
Schools have received any financial aid from Government and,
addition, Government has not paid the tuition fees of over (
Government Scholarship Winners now attending Denominational
Secondary Schools. As a result, these schools are in sej
financial difficulties, it is not certain whether all will 1
for the coming Christmas term, and it is clear that, in the
absence of Government financial aid, the tuition fees charge
k those that do reopen will have to be increased considerably.
A recent meeting was held by the Governing Dodias of Assistc
Secondary Schools with Honourable John lorris, Minister of
Education, but this failed to produce any ray of hope.
Mr Morris told the meeting that the decision rested with the
Minister of Finance as to whether Government would make fine
grants to Secondary Schools. The Liinister warned, howevw
that if it was decided to make grants, no school would be
considered for assistance unless it complied with certain
Government regulations. These are that at the opening or
close of the school day, the pledge to the flag must be rec:
and the National Anthem sung. People actively engaged ir
politics must not be employed as teachers. Teachers and
students must, respectively, wear a uniform andan acceotablE
. Alaistetr Jiuyh
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NUTMEG bOARB ELECTIOUj VALID
His Lordship Judge Eria Bishop delivered this weak his judgcr:
in a case brought by Mr Paul Richards, a nutmeg producer, age
the inard of Managem.'nt of thie Grnadn Cooperative Nutmeg
In hiL plea to the Court, Mr Richards hod asked that the recc
election of the Board of MEnagement of the Association be deo
null and void and that an injunction bV issued restraining tl
3oard from performing any functions.
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Iain case was heard before Ar Justice Bishop sotie six wesks i
end judgeromnt was reserved. Delivering his jugaement *;
Judge bishop said that the plaintiff, ilr Richards, had, on t'
occasions, succeeded in disrupting the logitiante Goneral 'io
of the Association held to elect new crErd of -lanagnmant.
On the third occasion, however, the Assuciation had succeed
holding its meeting and a Board had boon elected.
His Lordship declared that the election had been conducted
according to 1-w and established precedent end ho declined t
issue mn injunction restraining the Ba rd from performing it
Mr Richards was ordered to pay his own costs and those of th
:Meiibnrs of the Joard against whom hn had brought the action.