CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIEW: PREMIER WILLIAMS OF TRINIDAD

Created: 11/23/1960

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PREMIER WILLIAMS OF TRINIDAD

of the base areas which the US is already scheduled toas Waller Field. His motive may be to obtain the Chaguaramas area exclusively for Trinidad when the USgives it up.

substantive stage of the USest Indies base talks, which opens onovember in Tobago between US and Trinidad representatives. Eric Williams, wbo is one of the Federation's dominant political figures,vociferously79 that the United Statos abandon its naval base andfacility onChaguaramas peninsula to make way for establishment of the Federation's capital there.

la the past year, however, be hasreater friendliness toward the US, and he now is concentrating onfor economic aid and arrangements for Joint use of Chaguaramas and training of the nascent West Indian military forces there. At the first-stage talks in Londonovember, the Federation leaders asked for Tucker Valley within the Chaguaramas base for the capital, but Williams now may prefer to locate the capital on

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popularity among theercent of Trinidad's population that is Negro, and is likely to win next year's general election despite some

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While he has some leftist lieutenants within the PNM, Williamsasicallydomestic policy and little interest in affairs beyond the West Indies.

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