Caribbean Report 20-07-1988

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Caribbean Report 20-07-1988

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-07-1988
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Ramphal, Shridath (interviewee); Jones, Nick (correspondent); Weatherall, Bernard; Windsor, Elizabeth II (Queen); Timmins, Jerry (correspondent); Mootoo, Winston (analyst); Wilson, John (correspondent); Richards, Vivian (interviewee); Holding, Michael (interviewee); Cowdrey, Chris (interviewee); Hendricks, Jackie (interviewee); Walcott, Clyde (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: Is Caribbean trade with Europe heading for a revolution? A royal ceremony to mark the supremacy of Parliamentary democracy; A look ahead at the fourth test match between the West Indies and England at Headingley. (00:09-00:31)
2. Trade between Europe and the Caribbean may be set for a revolution with the re-negotiation of Lome III, and the pending removal of internal trade barriers in Europe in 1992. Among those raising important question is Sir Shridath (Sonny) Ramphal, Commonwealth Secretary General. Hugh Crosskill interviews Mr. Ramphal, and the two discuss matters related to Lome III and some of the important questions that need to be considered. Sir Ramphal raises questions about access markets for ACP countries, the future of commodities such as bananas, sugar and rum and the implications of the single market on external relationships between Europe and ACP countries. He contends that among other things Lome needs freshness and new dynamism to sustain its impact. (00:38-04:34)
3. Speakers from the Parliaments of ten Caribbean countries were in London to take part in a ceremony marking the 300th anniversary of the ‘glorious revolution’, the moment in British history in 1688 when King James II was overthrown in favour of King William and Queen Mary, who recognized for the first time in British history, the supremacy of Parliament. BBC correspondent Nick Jones reports on the ceremony, which included participants from Bermuda, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and the Eastern Caribbean countries. (04:42-07:21)
4. Financial news: Timmins, Jerry (correspondent) includes brief comments from Winston Mootoo (analyst), Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. (07:43-09:13)
5. The space programme in French Guiana launches the Ariane III rocket. Hugh Crosskill interviews John Wilson of the BBC’s Science Unit regarding the rocket’s cargo and other aspects of the space programme. Mr. Wilson reports that the rocket will be carrying two separate telecommunications satellites, one belonging to the Government of India, and the other belonging to a European consortium. Wilson was also asked about the reasons for the popularity of French Guiana as a launch site. He attributes two main reasons for this; the first being that French Guiana is relatively under populated, and this low population density makes it more suitable for the dangerous business of launching rockets. The second reason is its location, which is virtually on the equator, which makes it an ideal launch site for a rocket in technical terms. The indirect benefits to the people of French Guiana is seen in terms of infrastructure related to the launch facility, such as roads, electricity, telecommunications facilities etc. (09:17-11:18)
6. In the run up to the 4th test match at Headingley between England and the West Indies, Hugh Crosskill reports on a number of issues, including the heavy criticism of the English team’s performance in the 3rd test match at Old Trafford against the visitors, and complaints about the conditions of the pitch. The segment also includes brief comments from West Indies Captain Vivian Richards, former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding, England Captain Chris Cowdrey, West Indies Manager Jackie Hendricks and West Indies Cricket Board President Clyde Walcott. (11:27-14:27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12875
Date: 1988-07-20


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