16 APRIL 1932, Page 18

Letters from the Windward Islands, received on Thursday, describe the

population, slaves and freemen, in a very dissatisfied state. The slaves refuse to work, unless the Orders in Council are adopted ; and the masters refuse to supply the Government authori- ties and military with provisions, unless the Orders in Council are given up. This spirit of opposition to the Mother Country, which, but for the patience and indulgence of the latter, must ho speedily destructive to these her Wayward children—for if the troops were to abandon thorn, what would becoine of them f—has been most strongly shown at Antigua and St. Nitta ; but it seems to per- vade more or less all tho islands.