Caribbean Report 14-02-1989

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Caribbean Report 14-02-1989

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Title: Caribbean Report 14-02-1989
Author: Patrick, Soraya (anchor); Jones, Ben (interviewee); Rushdie, Salman (interviewee); Samaroo, Brinsley (interviewee); Timmins, Jerry (correspondent); Humphrey, Chester (interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Naughtie, James (correspondent); Stainer, Robert (correspondent)
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1. Headlines: Iran's Ayatollah Khomeni sentences author, Salman Rushdie to death for blasphemy and insults to Muslims; Grenada Deputy Prime Minister, Ben Jones reacts to accusations that his goverment is weakening trade unions; and, the International Cocoa Organization calls an emergency meeting to avert a cocoa crisis (00:00-00:35)
2. Interview with Salman Rushdie, author of "The Satanic Verses" on the death sentence passed by Ayatollah Khomeni (00:36-01:50)
3. Interview with Brinsley Samaroo, Minister in the Trinidad and Tobago government on reactions to the book "The Satanic Verses" in the region (01:51-03:56)
4. Interview with Ben Jones, Grenada's Deputy Prime Minister who was in London and participates in the Independence Day celebrations. Jones rejects accusations that the Grenadian government is weakening the trade unions. Jones also speaks on developments for the next election (03:57-08:40)
5. Financial News (08:41-10:10)
6. Robin Stainer reports that the International Cocoa Organization emergency meeting is to settle the mounting debts encumbered by producers (10:11-12:27)
7. President Prosper Avril of Haiti invites twenty-three organisations to discuss the setting up of an institution that will organise and supervise a free election (12:28-14:56)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/11443
Date: 1989-02-14


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