CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY: BRITISH CARIBBEAN PROBLEMS

Created: 1/5/1962

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Current Intelligence Weekly Summary

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

OFFICE OF CURRENTion HIILASE

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY

buoyed by his party's December electoral sweep, is confident that he will be able to set his own terms for association with tho other islands. For the moment, bowover, bis government appears to bo planning to souk separate independenc

Tho leaders of tho small islands have not yet indicated whether they would agree to the centralized, Trinidad-dominated federation Williams envisages.

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for aid to make up for the loss of Jamaica's contribution.

In any case, Williams is attempting to use the US naval base and missile-trackingat Chaguaramasever to oxtract greater USaid thanromised last year. Ho hasegal argument to support bis contention that the demise of the West Indiesnullifiesyear Defense Areas Agreement signed in Should he gain control over Antigua and St. Lucia, demands for increased aid for facilities on those islands would also be in prospect.

is not yet "sci however. Growingin the civil service, measures which hit major PPP backers, and difficulties in the rice industry, whichthe PPP, offer thean opportunity forJagan apparently plans to visit the Soviet bloc this year

seems to be making

plansut pressure on the

US toefinite commitment

on an aid program.

ritisnurricaTie devastation precludes consideration of independence for some years-

| GiTa tcma Ian iresi-aen^Yd^goras has gone so far in his rocent claims on the colony that he may be compellod to break relations. Theclaim, which has its origin

in tho colonial era, has beeaR0VtjtoititliASi used periodically by

governments to divert public attention from domestic problems. Ydigoras is publicly committed to "regain" the territory and is likely to press the issue in the United Nations, perhaps later this year.

Jan 62

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