Caribbean Report 03-01-1991

DSpace/Manakin Repository

Caribbean Report 03-01-1991

Show full item record

Title: Caribbean Report 03-01-1991
Author: Croskill, Hugh (anchor); Jagernath, Lachmon (interviewee); Haffcamp, Roy (interviewee); Charles, Mary Eugenia(interviewee); Ryan, Selwyn D.(interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent)
Description:
1. Headlines (00:00-00:40)
2. Mr. Jagernath Lachmon, Chairman of the Surinamese National Assembly believes that 100 days is not enough to prepare for fresh elections in Suriname unless the country starts preparations immediately. He also speaks about the future of civilian governance in Suriname and believes that peace will come to the country once the election is held in a free and fair manner. He does not believe that the army will play any role in the next elections (00:41-03:19)
3. Hugh Croskell speaks to Roy Haffcamp, First Secretary of the General Confederation of Surinamese Trade Unions about his views on the military coe in Suriname. Mr. Haffcamp notes that his organization had issued an official statement condemning this act. Despite his organization’s discontent with the government’s way of handling developmental issues in the country, the union was not in support of the radical action taken by the military (03:20-06:08)
4. Hugh Croskell reports that after the military coe in Suriname, the country’s economy could further deteriorate. Already the Dutch government has suspended economic assistance to Suriname and Venezuela’s President Carlos Andres Perez is considering breaking diplomatic ties with Suriname in protest of this action. Mr. Perez also plans to ask the OAS to impose sanctions against the new regime while Mr. Michael Manley, Chairman of CARICOM, considers expelling Suriname as an observer member (06:09-06:55)
5. Eugenia Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica expresses the feelings of CARICOM members about the incident in Suriname. She is quite upset and believes that the image of Caribbean countries has been tarnished as one of its partners changes its method of governance. She wants the international community to know that the Caribbean region does not support this type of governance (06:56-08:32)
6. Michael Norton reports from Port-au-Prince on the National Assembly elections in Haiti in which Father Jean Bernard Aristide won the Presidential elections by a landslide. He shares some information on the various seats won by the respective contending parties and the process by which the President can choose his Prime Minister (08:33-10:56)
7. Hugh Croskell reports that the NAR government of Trinidad and Tobago is facing turbulence with the resignations of two government ministers and the call for the Prime Minister ANR Robinson to resign by another Member of Parliament, Jenson Fox (10:57-11:39)
8. Debra Ramsome interviews Professor Selwyn Ryan, political analyst of Trinidad and Tobago to get his views on the latest developments on the political landscape in this country with the dissatisfaction shown by the electorate and the resignations. Professor Ryan believes that the NAR government will come under pressure from the trade unions that will be making demands for increased wages for civil servants and teachers. He adds that the major political parties are waiting in the wings and the PNM party may emerge victorious with the UNC party becoming the opposition (11:40-14:48)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/11918
Date: 1991-01-03


Files in this item

Files Size Format View

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search UWISpace


Advanced Search

Browse

My Account