Caribbean Report 18-07-1988

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Caribbean Report 18-07-1988

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Whitehorn, Pat (anchor)
dc.contributor.author Jones, Nick (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Grant, Bernie (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author MacDuff, Robbie (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Briley, Harold (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Stainer, Martin (analyst)
dc.contributor.author Timmins, Jerry (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Scott, Martin (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Barrow, Jim (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-23T20:19:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-23T20:19:36Z
dc.date.issued 1988-07-18
dc.identifier.other CAR0016 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12848
dc.description.abstract This edition of BBC Caribbean Report focuses on race relations in Britain and beyond. It begins with an examination of racist practices by whites against blacks in the British House of Commons, and showcases the efforts by one black Member of Parliament to eradicate such practices. Celebrations at Hyde Park by the Anti-Apartheid Movement, in honour of Nelson Mandela’s 70th birthday are also featured. Additionally, the program highlights the British government’s refusal to implement proposals by the House of Commons Defense Committee, for more detailed, racially-based monitoring of blacks in the British armed forces. Finally, a production-sharing agreement between the government of Guyana and the London and Scottish Marine Company to commence offshore oil exploration off the coast of Guyana is highlighted. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines: Racism in the House of Commons; British company to search for oil in Guyana; A birthday tribute to Nelson Mandela. (00:07- 00:30) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. Black workers at the House of Commons in London protest against discrimination and harassment they have suffered inside the House. Their complaints have been taken up by black Labour MP Bernie Grant, who has himself suffered racial discrimination at Westminster. Mr. Grant has lodged a formal protest with the Sergeant-at-arms. BBC political correspondent Nick Jones reports. (00:34 - 03:32) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Nearly 200,000 people flock to Hyde Park to pay tribute to jailed South African activist Nelson Mandela on the event of his 70th birthday. The Hyde Park rally is said to be the largest ever to be organized by the anti-apartheid movement. Among the list of speakers were Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath “Sonny” Ramphal. (03:36 - 05:46) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. The British government rejects proposals from the House of Commons Defense Committee to extend its ethnic monitoring of recruits to the British Army. The Committee contends that the monitoring in its present form is too limited, because it only applies to the number of black people entering the forces, and not to how their careers progressed, nor what regimental branch of the armed forces they joined. The BBC’s Pat Whitehorn interviews defense correspondent Harold Briley, and asks why the government refuses to accept the new proposals. Briley notes that the government’s official policy is that there shall be no racial discrimination whatsoever in the forces and they feel that if the government starts monitoring a person’s career in the forces that amounts to racial discrimination. He concedes that such monitoring does take place in the civil service, but the government insists that the armed forces are different. Briley also states that at one point there was racial discrimination in the forces in the form of regimental quotas for blacks, but it was banned by race relations laws. (06:01-08:32) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. Financial Report: Hugh Crosskill (correspondent), with comments by commodities expert Robin Stainer. (08:40-10:09) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. After about two years of negotiations, the Government of Guyana is set to sign an agreement to allow a British company to begin offshore oil exploration. The company is the London and Scottish Marine Oil Company, said to be one of Britain’s biggest independent oil producers. BBC correspondent Jerry Timmins interviews Martin Scott, the negotiator for the London and Scottish Marine Oil Company, who notes that any oil find made under the agreement will be of mutual benefit to Guyana as well as the London Scottish Marine Oil Company, since the agreement is a unique, production-sharing agreement. (10:14-12:43) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 7. Report on the cricket match between the West Indies’ and Leicestershire, which ended in a draw. This was the final warm up match for the visitors before their upcoming 4th test against England at Headingley. Jim Barrow reports on the match. (12:43 -14:07) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 14 min. 56 sec. en_US
dc.format.medium Sound, mp3 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartof The BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011 en_US
dc.rights Copyright British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Race discrimination – Great Britain. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Great Britain – Race relations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Anti-apartheid movements—Great Britain. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Petroleum—Prospecting – Guyana. en_US
dc.subject.other Transport and General Workers’ Union (Great Britain) en_US
dc.subject.other Ramphal, Shridath. en_US
dc.subject.other London and Scottish Oil Company. en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 18-07-1988 en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US
SpecialCollections.repository All sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.rights.accessRights Access to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (main.library@uwimona.edu.jm), Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (wimail@sta.uwi.edu), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US


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