Caribbean Report 25-07-1988

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Caribbean Report 25-07-1988

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Title: Caribbean Report 25-07-1988
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Bodoe, Davidson (interviewee); Hughes, Raymond (interviewee); Timmins, Jerry (correspondent); Schluter, John (interviewee); Rosser, Neil (interviewee); Adams, David (correspondent); Richards, Vivian (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: Former IMF official calls the fund racist; Duvalier millions are the subject of a court case in London; West Indies on the brink of another victory. (00:07- 00:20)
2. Former International Monetary Fund official, Grenadian born Davidson Bodoe, says that racism is rampant among the fund’s Washington-based staff. Bodoe, who has resigned from the IMF, wrote a twenty-page letter complaining about the way the fund treats its clients. Hugh Crosskill interviews Mr. Bodoe, who explains what he means when he calls the IMF racist as he outlines some of its operational policies. (00:27-04:04)
3. British appeals court judge upholds order to freeze up to 69 million pounds of British assets held by former Haitian President Jean Claude Duvalier and members of his family and entourage. The order was made in support of embezzlement proceedings brought against the former Haitian president by both France and Haiti. Financial Times’ Law correspondent Raymond Hughes speaks with the BBC’s Hugh Crosskill on the issue. (04:10-06:48)
4. Financial news: Presented by jerry Timmins (06:56-07:49)
5. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee poised to enter the European gourmet coffee market based on its superior quality and good performances in American and Japanese markets. Jerry Timmins reports. This segment includes comments from major coffee importer John Schluter and coffee analyst Neil Rosser. (07:54-10:28)
6. Dominican Republic plays host to an assembly of leaders of Nicaraguan ‘Contras’, and is met with a strongly worded protest letter from the Nicaraguan government accusing the country of supporting the ‘Contra’ rebels. David Adams reports on the controversy from the Santo Domingo. (10:30- 12:20)
7. Cricket highlights from the 4th test match between the West Indies and England at Headingley. This segment includes an interview with Hugh Crosskill and West Indies Captain Vivian Richards. (12:22-14:57)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/12897
Date: 1988-07-25


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