• Short Summary

    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM ALL OVER THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ARE MEETING IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. THEY ARE ATTENDING?

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    PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM ALL OVER THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH ARE MEETING IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA. THEY ARE ATTENDING THE TENTH COMMONWEALTH PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, WHICH OPENED WITH A DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE PRESENCE OF WHITE RHODESIAN DELEGATES. ONE OF THE DEMONSTRATORS, THE REVEREND HENRY MUIR, WAS EJECTED WHEN HE TRIED TO ENTER THE CONFERENCE BUILDING.

    (THE CONFERENCE, WHICH BEGAN ON MONDAY, GOES ON FOR THREE WEEKS. ALL INDEPENDENT COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED, AS ARE MOST OF ITS TERRITORIES. THE CPA WAS FORMED IN 1911 TO FACILITATE THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND WORK TOWARDS CLOSER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES).

    THE DEMONSTRATION PROTESTED AGAINST THE FACT THAT THE AFRICAN MAJORITY IN RHODESIA WAS REPRESENTED BY THE WHITE MINORITY. THERE WERE SHOUTS OF "UHURU" AS THEY MARCHED TOWARDS THE CONFERENCE BUILDING. WHEN THE REV. MUIR WAS EJECTED, THERE WERE CRIES OF "JUDAS" AND "FREEDOM FOR THE BLACKS".

    OPENING THE CONFERENCE, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL SAID THE CPA WAS A VIABLE FORCE AND PROVIDED A "HEALTHY MEDIUM FOR REGULAR DISCUSSIONS, CONSULTATION AND EXCHANGE OF IDEAS.....THE ASSOCIATION FOSTERS THE SPIRIT OF UNITY IN COMBINING TOGETHER PEOPLES WHO, IRRESPECTIVE OF RACE, RELIGION, NATIONALITY OR CULTURE, CAN MEET ON ONE COMMON GROUND, OBSERVING THE RULE OF LAW, THE FREEDOM OF THE INDIVIDUAL CITIZEN AND THE IDEALS OF DEMOCRACY".

    AMONG THE EARLY HIGHLIGHTS AT THE CONFERENCE WAS A SUGGESTION FROM MALAYSIA THAT A COMMONWEALTH COMMON MARKET BE FORMED. PAKISTAN, BARBADOS AND MALTA APPEALED FOR MORE HELP FROM THE COMMONWEALTH'S RICHER COUNTRIES. IN REPLY, A BRITISH DELEGATE SAID BRITAIN PLANNED STEPPING UP ASSISTANCE TO COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUVKL9O8LZVWWAW9JBL9H38X4
    Media URN:
    VLVACUVKL9O8LZVWWAW9JBL9H38X4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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