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Title: GRENADA WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6,

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DEPARTMENT FOR USOAS ANDREW STEVENSON 
 
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SUBJECT: GRENADA WEEKLY ACTIVITY REPORT AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6, 
2008 
 
¶1. (U) Embassy Grenada's weekly report (GWAR) provides a little 
detail about events of interest that do not merit longer 
reporting at this time. 
 
¶2. (U) Begin GWAR text: 
 
¶A. Major Shake-up within RGPF 
The new Commissioner of Police (COP) announced a major shake-up 
in the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) as investigations begin 
into the disappearance of files from the Special Branch.  The 
COP charged that all files from the 16-member department had 
been destroyed soon after the July 8 general election.  The 
commissioner said that the files may have contained sensitive 
information ranging from drug matters to reports on the arrival 
of criminals deported from overseas.  The other major changes 
involve the removal of the entire eight-member Rapid Response 
Unit and the transfer of a number of senior officers.  Others 
have been sent on leave while an audit is conducted throughout 
the force. 
 
The opposition New National Party (NNP) denied files were 
destroyed to cover anything up.  According to the NNP press 
release, standard operating procedure was to transfer the 
information in the files to the unit's computer system.  Once 
the information was in the computer system, the paper file was 
destroyed. 
 
¶B. GOG Reportedly to Appoint Four Female Ambassadors 
Four women were apparently chosen by the new Government of 
Grenada to serve as new Ambassadors.  A formal announcement of 
the picks has not yet been made.  However, the lineup previewed 
in weekly newspaper Grenada Today suggests that Nadia Bishop, 
the daughter of former slain Revolutionary Prime Minister has 
been appointed as the Grenada's ambassador to the United 
Nations; Dr. Dessima Williams who served as OAS ambassador 
during the 1979-1983 revolution, will return to that position; 
Marcelle Gairy, daughter of former prime Minister who was ousted 
in the 1979 coup, will be the new ambassador to China; and Ruth 
Rouse who was once High Commissioner in London will return 
there.  In addition, High Commissioner to Ottawa, Jenny Coombs 
is expected to remain in that position. 
 
No word yet on who the GOG will name bilateral Ambassador to the 
United States. 
 
¶C. AG Offers to Drop Case against NDC 
Attorney General James Bristol apparently sent a letter to the 
National Democratic Congress' (NDC) attorney offering to drop 
the case brought against the party on behalf of a Royal Grenada 
Police Force (RGPF) officer if the party returned the officer's 
belongings.  The officer was allegedly beaten up by party 
operatives who also took and kept his wallet, personal cell 
phone, camera, and tape recorder after he was found listening in 
on an NDC meeting at the party headquarters from an abandoned 
adjacent property.  He was briefly hospitalized for bruises and 
contusions after the incident. 
 
The AG's offer to drop the case if the items are returned to the 
officer puts the NDC in the uncomfortable position of having to 
admit they took them in the first place.  The party has insisted 
since the incident took place that they only took what was 
theirs.  The officer has not commented publicly. 
 
MCISAAC