Caribbean Report 09-02-1993

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Caribbean Report 09-02-1993

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Title: Caribbean Report 09-02-1993
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Allen, Gary (correspondent); Baptiste, Sandra (correspondent); Poon Tip, Neil (interviewee); Robinson, Anthony (interviewee); Islam, Shada (correspondent); Savarin, Charles (interviewee); Tanner, Marcus (correspondent)
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Headlines with anchor Mike Jarvis (00:00-00:26)
1. Jamaica’s Central Bank is at the centre of a foreign exchange controversy involving the rate at which foreign currency is being officially bought. The opposition claims that Bank of Jamaica agents are pushing up the price of the dollar and thus, the bank suspended the procedure of agents purchasing foreign exchange on its behalf (00:27 – 03:06).
2. CARICOM manufacturers say that the sector is at a virtual standstill. The manufacturers who have been meeting at a conference in Georgetown said that nothing is being done by regional governments to stimulate the industries, evident by the lack of concern and the lack of government ministers at the conference (03:07 -06:22).
3. The European Commission has agreed to meet with Latin American banana producers, and the German government is threatening to sue over the proposed banana regime. A European Farm Ministers meeting that opened in Brussels was expected to put the final stamp of approval on the proposed regime (06:23 -11:16).
4. Haitian authorities had a change of heart and agreed to accept international human rights observers. The announcement was made by UN Envoy Dante Caputo as a first step to restoring democracy to Haiti (11:17 -12:02).
5. Surinamese passports are being offered for sale by World Passports – a company operating as an Honorary Counsel to desperate Serbians citizens of war torn regions of former Yugoslavia desperate Serbians trying to escape the bloodshed of their country (12:03 -13:52).
6. Popular Guyanese born singer Eddie Grant fell ill with thrombotic dengue fever on a visit to his mother’s home in Guyana (13:53 - 15:01).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12788
Date: 1993-02-09


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