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The Grenada newsletter.

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The Grenada newsletter.
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Alister Hughes
Hewitson Hughes, Alister Earl, 1919-
Hughes, Al, 1919-
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St. George's, Grenada, West Indies
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Alister Hughes
Grenada Newsletter week ending 5.10.74

Sheet 3

feam these Badies, tacether with representatives_fr-m the Student
Bady, was apprinted te interview he Gaverning Eady ng GBSS,

~ ~

~ Girl Students ~ ~~ -
One of the-chief.eamplaints is that, for ea sehasl af.same 600 students
there are anly fur lavataries, Aud, these lavataries serve, nat
anly the.students «nd ataff, but @ graup «ft girl students wha attend
the ach-nl far special sixth farm tuitien.

The Situatinn is made warse by the fact that the sehanl ig not
properly served with water, Sources close ta the schnsl say
there are sereral water tanks in tire schanl Compound which are full

ef water, . The sublets fran these tanka, hawever, are not
Cannected tr te schanl's water system and, it is felt that, if
these cannectinns were made, the supply wauld be improved greatly,

and previsian cauld then be made far dtinking water facilities which
are new aen-existant.

~ -~ “

There are c-mpleints tan, Peiative te the inadequate supply af.fire
extinguishers and ta saféby precautiene_in the science labnratary.
But, these are_rela ively unimprotant cempared with dissatisfactien
over shertage af teaching etagf,

Parents cenplain that there is no games aster althnugh, tiis tern,
incfeased games fees have been sharged. Nar is there a musio
teacher, In additinn, because af starr Shertage, hiatnry,

mathematics, english_and geography are not properly envered
through-ut all the farms.

- ~~ - =

The eambined delegation was scheduled t-~ meet the Geverning Bondy

on Thureday (3ra) tn discuss the blazer affair and these eampliants,
but the meeting did nat tae place, The reason far this enuld net
be ascertained, but 1+ is believed that, new that Prime Winister





Alistér Hughes - :
Grenada Newsletter week ending5 5.30,7i_
Sheet kh

Gairy hes . ; - -
veturned frau the United “ations, Government will issue a
statement -n the nbtter,

(685 Wards)

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PORICE BRUTALITY 2 - mL -
The Grenada Seauen & Waterfront Werkera Unien has pretested te ths
Cammissinner «f Palice aver the alleged beating of Ted Harzerd, ane af
its menbers, by the Palice,

“ ~

In a letter ta the Commissi-ner dated. Spptembrr 2kth, the Uninn allege
that Hazzard was arrested and taken to the St. Pauls Police Station

where he was beaten with a “bull pis$le" by the Inspeetar in charge.

(63 Wards)
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~~ ASS*CIATION WINS CASE
The Grenada Conporative Nutmeg Assnciatinn has been successful in a suit
braufht against the Gaveroment -f Grenada.relative tr a parcel af land
acquired by Grvernment fram the asseciatian six years agn,.

This land, slightly less than helf an acre, is situated an the Garenage

waterfr-nt and was purchased by the asacciating far the purpese af
erecting its nffice and warehouses,

Gavernment scquired the land in 1968, but made nn payment tr the
ass-clation, ser wes apy use_uade af the lana until recently when it
became a parking lst far sehnal buses.

An assessment Ca

mm
SSS ei he

66 under the chairmanship of Yr Justice Bishop
valued the property at ECH#7.25 per square feet, and ina judgement
handed dawn thie week, the Caurt -~rdered Gayernment to make settlement
at the’rate and the pay interest to-the ass-clation-at 5% per annum fran
veteber 10th 1970. The C-urt alsn nrdered that Gavernment should pay





a

Alister ihighes

Grenada Newsletter week ending 5.10.7t
eet

we ~ ~

othe asasnciat -n'a cast in bringing the stit.

~

~ ~ ~

It 18 ea timated that, ts date; the land Will enst Gevernuent over
rC# 160,000,00, plus the cast nf Llitigatiens

(176 Words }

Alister Hu: nes
Lith scteber 1974





————— ~ , ,
Alister Hughes
P.O.Bex 65
St. George's

seinaes Nok 2 Not

GRENADA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 5TH 1974
BLAZER PROTEST SPILL UNSOLVED,
There {6 still ne sslutinn tn the-*blazer prablem" at the State-

ewnea Grenada Bays’ Secandary Sohnnl (GBSS', but the situatian
has became clearer,

~ ~ ~ = ~ ~

Snurces close tr the parent Teacher Assnciation (PTA) diselnaed this
week. that discussisn aver the blazer as @ Campulssry item ~f the.
schenl unif-rm began early in 1974, At that time, cnncerned aver
what he.called "grawing réstlessness"_ annng students, the Headmaster,
Mr Dillan Baptiste, sent a circular ta parents. - Thraughsut the
Westindies, there has been a mavement tn adept modes af dress more
suitable tn the climate, and, in his circular, ifr Baptiste suggested

that, in keeping with this, a change in the schanl unifarn might be
desirable,

- ~ ~ ~

Fellewing this, the PTA set up a research cenmittee on the natter,

The views -f perents, teachers. and.students were snught and, after
discussion, vecemmendatinns were farwarded te the Headuaster. These
recomendations were, essentiblly, that the unifarm shauld rpenain
unchanged, That is, students shauld wear_black shres, grey pants
and a white shirt, It was reonumendeé, however, that the blazer
(which.was then required far ceremonial accaginns) sheuld be dropped
88 8 Compula-ry item -f the unifarn,





— eee
ALLeter iiugnes

Grenada Newsletter week ending 5.10.74
Sheet 2

~ ~ ~ et

these reenmmendations were accepted, and eammencing with the
Wichaeluss Term (September) 1972, the dbiazer disappeared.

Hriction

~ - “

~

In August 1974, hawever, an annsuncement on Radin Grenada stated
that the blazer was ta be reintroduced when GBSS renpened an -

September 16th, end, since then, there has been grawing friction
between the Authsrities nn one aide, and students and parents on the
nther,. Both the.P TA and S&tudentg.Bedy have made npen protest,

and anly a hendful -f the 600 Student Body has cemplied with the
blazer requirement.

During the first twa weeks -f term, the Acting lisedmaster, Mr Val
Francis,.made eff-rte t~ get the blazerlesa bays t-~ leave the
Behrol campsund, but his requests were ignored, This week,
frllewing a further directive fram Mr Iahn Marria, Minister «f
Educatinn, 1+ was announced that nn student wau 1d receive tuition
unless he canie ‘a ach-sl_in a blazer. This directive, has been
thwarted by the staff whe held a meeting this week and decided tna
centinue tr teabh all students with ar withnut Zé blazers.

While, up tn now, the frcus has been on ‘be blazer issue, this_is a
relatively miner aatter in the stack -f cnmplainte relative ta
GBSS, This week, the PTA and the.0ld Boys Asa-ciatinn held

Separahe meetings ta discuss these complaints and a delegation





Full Text
Alister Hughes
Grenada Newsletter week ending 5.10.74

Sheet 3

feam these Badies, tacether with representatives_fr-m the Student
Bady, was apprinted te interview he Gaverning Eady ng GBSS,

~ ~

~ Girl Students ~ ~~ -
One of the-chief.eamplaints is that, for ea sehasl af.same 600 students
there are anly fur lavataries, Aud, these lavataries serve, nat
anly the.students «nd ataff, but @ graup «ft girl students wha attend
the ach-nl far special sixth farm tuitien.

The Situatinn is made warse by the fact that the sehanl ig not
properly served with water, Sources close ta the schnsl say
there are sereral water tanks in tire schanl Compound which are full

ef water, . The sublets fran these tanka, hawever, are not
Cannected tr te schanl's water system and, it is felt that, if
these cannectinns were made, the supply wauld be improved greatly,

and previsian cauld then be made far dtinking water facilities which
are new aen-existant.

~ -~ “

There are c-mpleints tan, Peiative te the inadequate supply af.fire
extinguishers and ta saféby precautiene_in the science labnratary.
But, these are_rela ively unimprotant cempared with dissatisfactien
over shertage af teaching etagf,

Parents cenplain that there is no games aster althnugh, tiis tern,
incfeased games fees have been sharged. Nar is there a musio
teacher, In additinn, because af starr Shertage, hiatnry,

mathematics, english_and geography are not properly envered
through-ut all the farms.

- ~~ - =

The eambined delegation was scheduled t-~ meet the Geverning Bondy

on Thureday (3ra) tn discuss the blazer affair and these eampliants,
but the meeting did nat tae place, The reason far this enuld net
be ascertained, but 1+ is believed that, new that Prime Winister


Alistér Hughes - :
Grenada Newsletter week ending5 5.30,7i_
Sheet kh

Gairy hes . ; - -
veturned frau the United “ations, Government will issue a
statement -n the nbtter,

(685 Wards)

~C-0-0-0-0-0~-0-0-0-0-0-0-

PORICE BRUTALITY 2 - mL -
The Grenada Seauen & Waterfront Werkera Unien has pretested te ths
Cammissinner «f Palice aver the alleged beating of Ted Harzerd, ane af
its menbers, by the Palice,

“ ~

In a letter ta the Commissi-ner dated. Spptembrr 2kth, the Uninn allege
that Hazzard was arrested and taken to the St. Pauls Police Station

where he was beaten with a “bull pis$le" by the Inspeetar in charge.

(63 Wards)
-0-0=0-0-0~0--0-0=6-0-0-0-0-0-0

~~ ASS*CIATION WINS CASE
The Grenada Conporative Nutmeg Assnciatinn has been successful in a suit
braufht against the Gaveroment -f Grenada.relative tr a parcel af land
acquired by Grvernment fram the asseciatian six years agn,.

This land, slightly less than helf an acre, is situated an the Garenage

waterfr-nt and was purchased by the asacciating far the purpese af
erecting its nffice and warehouses,

Gavernment scquired the land in 1968, but made nn payment tr the
ass-clation, ser wes apy use_uade af the lana until recently when it
became a parking lst far sehnal buses.

An assessment Ca

mm
SSS ei he

66 under the chairmanship of Yr Justice Bishop
valued the property at ECH#7.25 per square feet, and ina judgement
handed dawn thie week, the Caurt -~rdered Gayernment to make settlement
at the’rate and the pay interest to-the ass-clation-at 5% per annum fran
veteber 10th 1970. The C-urt alsn nrdered that Gavernment should pay


a

Alister ihighes

Grenada Newsletter week ending 5.10.7t
eet

we ~ ~

othe asasnciat -n'a cast in bringing the stit.

~

~ ~ ~

It 18 ea timated that, ts date; the land Will enst Gevernuent over
rC# 160,000,00, plus the cast nf Llitigatiens

(176 Words }

Alister Hu: nes
Lith scteber 1974


————— ~ , ,
Alister Hughes
P.O.Bex 65
St. George's

seinaes Nok 2 Not

GRENADA NEWSLETTER FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCTOBER 5TH 1974
BLAZER PROTEST SPILL UNSOLVED,
There {6 still ne sslutinn tn the-*blazer prablem" at the State-

ewnea Grenada Bays’ Secandary Sohnnl (GBSS', but the situatian
has became clearer,

~ ~ ~ = ~ ~

Snurces close tr the parent Teacher Assnciation (PTA) diselnaed this
week. that discussisn aver the blazer as @ Campulssry item ~f the.
schenl unif-rm began early in 1974, At that time, cnncerned aver
what he.called "grawing réstlessness"_ annng students, the Headmaster,
Mr Dillan Baptiste, sent a circular ta parents. - Thraughsut the
Westindies, there has been a mavement tn adept modes af dress more
suitable tn the climate, and, in his circular, ifr Baptiste suggested

that, in keeping with this, a change in the schanl unifarn might be
desirable,

- ~ ~ ~

Fellewing this, the PTA set up a research cenmittee on the natter,

The views -f perents, teachers. and.students were snught and, after
discussion, vecemmendatinns were farwarded te the Headuaster. These
recomendations were, essentiblly, that the unifarm shauld rpenain
unchanged, That is, students shauld wear_black shres, grey pants
and a white shirt, It was reonumendeé, however, that the blazer
(which.was then required far ceremonial accaginns) sheuld be dropped
88 8 Compula-ry item -f the unifarn,


— eee
ALLeter iiugnes

Grenada Newsletter week ending 5.10.74
Sheet 2

~ ~ ~ et

these reenmmendations were accepted, and eammencing with the
Wichaeluss Term (September) 1972, the dbiazer disappeared.

Hriction

~ - “

~

In August 1974, hawever, an annsuncement on Radin Grenada stated
that the blazer was ta be reintroduced when GBSS renpened an -

September 16th, end, since then, there has been grawing friction
between the Authsrities nn one aide, and students and parents on the
nther,. Both the.P TA and S&tudentg.Bedy have made npen protest,

and anly a hendful -f the 600 Student Body has cemplied with the
blazer requirement.

During the first twa weeks -f term, the Acting lisedmaster, Mr Val
Francis,.made eff-rte t~ get the blazerlesa bays t-~ leave the
Behrol campsund, but his requests were ignored, This week,
frllewing a further directive fram Mr Iahn Marria, Minister «f
Educatinn, 1+ was announced that nn student wau 1d receive tuition
unless he canie ‘a ach-sl_in a blazer. This directive, has been
thwarted by the staff whe held a meeting this week and decided tna
centinue tr teabh all students with ar withnut Zé blazers.

While, up tn now, the frcus has been on ‘be blazer issue, this_is a
relatively miner aatter in the stack -f cnmplainte relative ta
GBSS, This week, the PTA and the.0ld Boys Asa-ciatinn held

Separahe meetings ta discuss these complaints and a delegation