Caribbean Report 21-07-1988

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Caribbean Report 21-07-1988

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Whitehorn, Pat (anchor)
dc.contributor.author Tomlinson, Alan (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Bird, Lester (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Hector, Tim (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Adams, David (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Treasure, Beverley (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Gill, Ken (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Mills, Gloria (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Christopher (analyst)
dc.contributor.author Stott, Robert (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Gavaskar, Sunil (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Tony (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-05T14:11:17Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-05T14:11:17Z
dc.date.issued 1988-07-21
dc.identifier.other CAR0019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12879
dc.description This program has no opening billboard or headlines. en_US
dc.description.abstract This programme features highlights of pre-election activities in Antigua and Barbuda, and power struggles within the ranks of the Antigua Labour Party in the wake of the imminent retirement of Prime Minister Vere Bird Snr. It also reports on the devastating effects of inflation in the Dominican Republic, takes a brief look at issues coming out of a conference on black workers in trade unions and includes highlights of the 4th test match between the West Indies and England at Headingley. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Alan Tomlinson speaks to leading political figures in the run up to general elections in Antigua and Barbuda. The rift in the Antigua Labour Party takes center stage in what appears to be a power struggle in the wake of the retirement of Prime Minister Vere Bird Snr. (00:01-03:02) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. The Dominican Republic is experiencing its worst inflationary crisis in the past decade. This has led to serious shortages of food, medicine and other basic necessities. Prices have continued to rise despite stern measures taken by the government, and there are fears that the economic situation could spark serious social unrest. The government has also blamed much of the shortages on smuggling to neighbouring Haiti. (03:09-05:25) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Beverley Treasure reports on a conference on black workers in trade unions, organized by the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The conference, which had over 100 attendees representing a variety of trade unions, included discussions on racism in the workplace, immigration laws and workers’ rights. Beverley interviews Ken Gill, Chairman of the TUC’s Equal Rights Committee, and Gloria Mills, Trinidadian born black trade union leader. The two discuss what the Equal Rights Committee was doing to represent black workers; and the importance of the conference in terms of the trade union movement taking racism seriously respectively. (05:30-08:17) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. Financial News: Presented by Hugh Crosskill. This segment includes brief comments from Christopher Johnson, chief economist at Lloyd’s Bank. (08:26-10:06) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. Geest, one of the leading importers of fruit in the U.K., and well known for its banana imports from the Caribbean has expanded its interests with the takeover of a local cut-flower wholesaler in Birmingham. Hugh Crosskill interviews Bob Stotts of Geest’s Marketing Division, regarding opportunities for Caribbean growers of cut flowers to get into the British market. (10:11-12:11) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. This segment features highlights of the 4th test match between the West Indies and England at Headingley. Also included in the segment are brief comments by former Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar, who was interviewed by Tony Lewis. (12:15-13:38) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 14 min. 44 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 Elections -- Antigua and Barbuda. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Labor unions -- Great Britain. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Racism in the workplace -- Great Britain. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Race relations. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cut flower industry -- Great Britain. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Inflation (Finance) -- Dominican Republic. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cricket --Tournaments -- England. en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 21-07-1988 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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