Caribbean Report 18-01-1993

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Title: Caribbean Report 18-01-1993
Author: Jravis, Mike (anchor); Caputo, Michael (interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Caputo, Dante (interviewee); Nicholls, Neville (interviewee); Boyd, Mark Lennox (interviewee); Wells, Petrie Bowen (interviewee); Sandiford, Erskine (interviewee); Khanai, Rohan (interviewee); Aimes, Stephen (interviewee); Baptiste, Sandra (correspondent); Ellis, David (correspondent); Pereira, Reds’ (correspondent); Nerette, Joseph (interviewee)
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Headlines with anchor Mike Jarvis - (00:00-00:27))
1. Haiti’s military back to government went ahead with parliamentary elections despite pressure from the US and other factions. United Nations Haitian Envoy - Dante Caputo held talks with Haitian politicians and military regional leaders – correspondent Michael Norton reports - (00:28-02:22).
2. In an interview with correspondent Mike Jarvis – President of the CDB, Sir Neville Nicholls warns that CARICOM can put itself at a disadvantage if it delays participation at NAFTA. Sir Nicholls warns that the longer the region waits to enter NAFTA the more difficult it becomes - (02:23-03:36).
3. British Foreign Office Minister Mark Lennox Boyd expressed concern, and warned that the Caribbean banana producers need to prepare for preferential access into Europe. In an interview with correspondent Mike Jarvis – Conservative UK MP Bowne Wells shares a more optimistic view that despite challenges in the banana industry - the solution resided in the improvement of the quality of the bananas, more cost effective and cost reduction factors and the formation of the Windward Island Banana Exporting Company (WIBEC) - (03:37-08:42).
4. In Barbados the government and the media clash over the issue of press freedom. The Barbados Government says that the press is irresponsible and calls for a watchdog committee. The Barbados Journalism Association says that government is attempting to muzzle the media. Correspondent Sandra Baptiste reports as David Ellis President of the Barbados Journalism Association states in a public address states that the Law of Libel is being used as a means to censor the media, thus posing a threat to the future of media houses - (08:43-12:10).
5. The West Indies Cricket Team beat the Australian team by 4 wickets to take the World Series trophy for the 6th time. Team Manager, Rohan Khanai in an interview told correspondent Reds’ Pereira that the team’s experience in addition to Brian Lara, Carl Hooper and Ian Bishop all playing a fantastic innings ensured the victory of the West Indies- (08:43-12:10).
6. In golf Trinidadian golfer Stephen Aimes finished the Madeira Island Open tournament in 9th place, until disaster struck - correspondent Mike Jarvis reports -(12:11-13:23).
7. A Haitian delegation led by former President Joseph Nerette to meet with President elect Bill Clinton. In an interview President Nerette said that he was invited to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Clinton administration. However, an anonymous aide for the Clinton Administration stated that there were no meetings planned with the Haitians because attempts to reach a political settlement in Haiti have been entrusted to Dante Caputo - UN representative responsible for Haiti. Correspondent Mike Jarvis reports - (13:24-14:56).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12672
Date: 1993-01-18


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