Caribbean Report 18-03-1993

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Caribbean Report 18-03-1993

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Title: Caribbean Report 18-03-1993
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Sandiford, Erskine (interviewee); Allen, Gary (correspondent); Trotman, Leroy (interviewee); Rhymer, Elihu (interviewee); Penfold, Peter (interviewee); Rowe, Yvette (correspondent); Joseph, Edmunds (interviewee); Gummer, John Selwyn (interviewee); Rainford, Roderick (interviewee)
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Headlines with anchor Mike Jarvis (00:00-00:27).
1. The new Incomes Policy announced by Barbados Prime Minister Erskine calling for a two year wage freeze for both public and private sector workers (00:28 - 01:54).
2. A report on complied by an independent commissioner on the Bank of Jamaica Scandal has been released following allegations that the Central Bank of Jamaica was involved in buying foreign exchange at inflated prices (01:55-04:08).
3. The Caribbean’s banana battle in Europe could be far from over, the British Agriculture Minister - John Selwyn Gummer has indicated at a debate in Parliament to discuss the future of the Caribbean’s banana industry (04:09-05:24).
4. Caribbean ambassadors in Washington are to meet with a group of congressmen to lobby for the retention of the 936 Progamme with Puerto Rico (05:25-07:47).
5. Two British Virgin Islands MPs boycotted a special meeting of the territories at which the Duke of Edingborough was present. However, the protest was not directed at the Duke but actually at the Deputy Chief Minister- Ralph O’Neil who they want out of the Government (07:49-11:02).
6. OECS Private Sector Leaders meeting in Dominica hope to have a private sector action plan for the sub region - leading to an OECS private Sector grouping (11:03 -12:32).
7. A new report on ethnic minorities in Britain says that a large proportion of black people of Caribbean origin who were born in Britain do not consider themselves as Afro Caribbean (12:33-14:20).
8. News relating to the Foreign Exchange Scandal in Jamaica has just been published exonerating Roderick Rainford - Central Bank Governor, Jamaican and the political Directorate of any wrong doing (14:21-14:52).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13080
Date: 1993-03-18


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