Grenada, the tiny Caribbean island which cast off British colonial rule fifteen months ago, is now a member of the Organisation of American States.
SV Delegates seated round table ZOOM TO Gairy signing paper (2 shots) (MUTE)
SV Delegates look on (2 shots) (MUTE)
GV Delegates chat and shake hands (MUTE)
SV Gairy speaking to reporter (SOUND)
GV Delegates leave headed by Gairy (MUTE)
GV EXT Building (MUTE)
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 4: GAIRY: "Great Britain didn't give us a single cent when we became a republic, and they have mismanaged our economy for 91 years, from 1703 to 1974, when we gained independence, and they have left us without any credit on the balance sheets. And I think they are guilty of mismanagement of the economy ... they have ravaged and rapped the economy of my country, and the World must know it."
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The film includes an interview which Gairy gave to TVN reporter Merwin Sigale.
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Background: Grenada, the tiny Caribbean island which cast off British colonial rule fifteen months ago, is now a member of the Organisation of American States.
The O.A.S. Charter was signed by Prime Minister Eric Gairy in Washington on Tuesday (13 May).
One of the first things Gairy will ask from the Organisation is help in compiling charges against Great Britain ... charges of economic cruelty towards Grenada's people.