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    THE VISIT TO MAURITIUS BY THE BRITISH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES, MR. ANTHONY?

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    THE VISIT TO MAURITIUS BY THE BRITISH SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES, MR. ANTHONY GREENWOOD GAVE RISE TO TWO MAIN DEMONSTRATION ON THE ISLAND - ONE AGAINST INDEPENDENCE, THE OTHER FOR IT.

    AFTER AN OFFICIAL WELCOME LED BY THE GOVERNOR, SIR JOHN SHAW RENNIE AND THE HINDU PRIME MINISTER, DR. S. RAMGOOLAM, MR. GREENWOOD HAS HIS FIRST TALKS, SOUNDING OUT THE OPINIONS OF THE ISLAND'S VARIOUS GROUPS REPRESENTED BY MINISTERS OF THE COALITION GOVERNMENT.

    IT IS COMPOSED OF MUSLIMS, MEMBERS OF OLD FRENCH SETTLER STOCK AND MAURITIANS. THE LAST TWO MAKE UP ABOUT 40 PER CENT OF THE POPULATION. THE "FRENCH" LIKE THE OTHER GROUPS HAVE BEEN BRITISH SINCE THE ISLAND WAS MADE A CROWN COLONY AFTER ITS SEIZURE FROM THE FRENCH 155 YEARS AGO.

    AFTER LEAVING THE AIRPORT, MR. GREENWOOD PASSED THROUGH CUREPIPE, THE MAIN RESIDENTIAL CENTRE OF MAURITIUS AND THE BIGGEST STRONGHOLD OF THE FRANCO-MAURITIAN GROUPS, THE PARTI MAURICIEN, WHICH IS OPPOSED TO INDEPENDENCE. THERE HE WAS MET BY THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION, LED BY THE SELF-STYLED KING OF THE CREOLES. MR. GAETAN DUVAL, WHO IS 32.

    FURTHER ALONG HE WAS MET BY THE SECOND, STAGED BY THE MAJORITY LABOUR PARTY OF MAINLY INDIAN WORKER, IT FAVOURS INDEPENDENCE IN LINES SIMILAR TO THAT OF MALTA.

    MR. GREENWOOD RETURNING TO BRITAIN YESTERDAY (SUNDAY) SAID HE HOPED THERE COULD BE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE IN THE AUTUMN. BUT HE SAID HE HAD FOUND THERE WAS A LOT OF DIFFERENT VIEW ON WHAT THE STATUS OF THE CONFERENCE OUGHT TO BE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6ADKF8BMSDQI2ZNBXVRN1PK11
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ADKF8BMSDQI2ZNBXVRN1PK11
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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