Caribbean Report 15-02-1991

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Caribbean Report 15-02-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 15-02-1991
Author: Garth, Leslie (anchor); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); Roopnarine, Rupert (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Robinson, A. N. R. (Arthur Napoleon Raymond), 1926- (interviewee); Griffin, Ann (interviewee); Ramsome, Debbie (correspondent); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Wells, Bowen (interviewee); Whitehorne, Pat (interviewer); Snagg, Neville (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Elections officials in Guyana will begin a three month house to house registration in preparation for the upcoming general elections due by the end of the year. However, Opposition parties are skeptical about the fairness of the exercise. President Desmond Hoyte has agreed to appoint observers to monitor this process. Former US President, Jimmy Carter is dispatching a mission to monitor and assess the compilation of the electoral roll. This mission will stay in Guyana until the exercise ends (00:29-02:08)
3. Opposition parties in Guyana are calling for the appointment of a CARICOM team to observe the next elections. Mr. A.N.R. Robinson, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago explains that he was the one who suggested to President Hoyte to consider wider bodies such as the Commonwealth, United Nations or President Jimmy Carter to monitor the elections instead of having a CARICOM team. However, he does not anticipate that there would be any problems in appointing a CARICOM team to observe the elections if that is what the opposition parties wants (02:09 - 04:23)
4. St. Lucia’s Foreign Minister, Neville Snagg explains that whilst it is regrettable to have civilian causalities in the Gulf war, it is the inevitable price that Iraq must pay. He notes that his support for the war will remain as strong as ever. He notes “when you have taken a course of action, you have to pay the price”. He adds that the Caribbean subscribes to the UN Charter where one of its purposes is to take collective action to suppress aggression, and as such the Caribbean is not folding its arms on this matter as perceived by some critics (04:24-06:45)
5. More than 200 British MPs have given support to an urgent appeal by government to increase the level of oversees aid to reduce debt in third world countries. This appeal has been made in the form of a House of Commons Motion calling on the government to tackle world environment problems poverty and debt in 3rd world countries must be tackled first. British Conservative, MP Bowen Wells is the leading advocate for this motion and he speaks to Pat Whitehorne on this issue (06:46 - 10:12)
6. In the United States, a similar effort is in progress. Hugh Croskill speaks to Ann Griffin, Legislative Director, of Trans Africa, an African American and Caribbean foreign policy lobby group, which is working on a proposal to get Congress to grant more than 100 million dollars in debt relief to the Caribbean and she is hoping that Caribbean Americans will join its efforts (10:13-12:33)
7. In Trinidad and Tobago the industrial scene is heating up as confrontation between the trade unions and government looks more and more likely since the deadline for outstanding public servants payments has passed. Finance Minister, Mr. Selby Wilson in his speech in the House of Representative points out the grave economic status of the government and the country and urges the trade unions to understand this situation. However the labor movement remains adamant that a national strike is in the air (12:34 - 13:57)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12653
Date: 1991-02-15


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