Caribbean Report 04-01-1994

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Caribbean Report 04-01-1994

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Ransome, Debbie (anchor)
dc.contributor.author Jagan, Cheddi (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Thorndike, Tony (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Martin, Lionel (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-24T14:39:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-24T14:39:13Z
dc.date.issued 1994-01-04
dc.identifier.other CARCD 324 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13138
dc.description.abstract Report begins with an interview with Cheddie Jaggan which took a decision to open an investigation into the death of Dr Walter Rodney. The second news item looks at the political impasse in St. Kitts Nevis succeeding the election of the Kennedy Simmons government in November 1993. The final report discusses the attempts to revamp Cuba’s economy. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines (00:00-00:25) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. The Guyanese government is to hold an inquiry into the death of historian Walter Rodney. The decision comes as Rodney’ son Shaka completes another day of his dawn to dusk hunger strike outside the Attorney General’s Office in Georgetown. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Interview with Prime Minister of Guyana Cheddie Jaggan as he discusses the decision by the government set up an inquiry Committee to examine the facts surrounding the assassination of Dr. Walter Rodney which took place in 1980. (00:51-05:00) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. Interview with Professor Tony Thorndike, who was part of the team who wrote the Constitution of St. Kitts Nevis 1983. At the time of the interview, Professor Thorndike was attached to the School of International Studies at the University of Birmingham in Britain. He comments on impasse in St. Kitts Nevis which resulted when Dr. Kennedy Simmons was appointed to run the government following elections in November 1993, despite the fact that the Labour party won the majority vote. In Professor Thorndike’s view the 1983 constitution offers no real solution to the impasse since it only permits the dissolution of parliament under two circumstances that is by order of the Prime Minister or by a no confidence vote which goes against the government. It is too late for a legal challenge so the Labour Party is blocked from challenging the Kennedy’s government. (05:41-7:23) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5.Interview with Dr. Denzil Douglas who argues that a no confidence motion is not a solution to the impasse taking place in St.Kitts-Nevis. Furthermore he agreed that the members of the Labour Party were not willing to go to parliament because it would mean recognizing the illegal government of Kennedy Simmons. He thinks that fresh elections should be called (07:37-10:15) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. Professor Thorndike foresees more strikes particularly in the sugar industry, if the political impasse continues. He fears that there is no way unless one of the independent politicians from Nevis decides to give support to the Labour Party, only then would the Labour party be in a position to claim a majority (10:16-11:23) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 7. Lionel Martin reports on the economic situation in Cuba and the fact there is no consensus in the government of the measures needed to turn the economy around. One suggestion was to devalue the money, another idea was to begin collection taxes for the first time since the Cuban revolution. Cuban leaders realize that an idealized socialist economy is not the best. The report notes that it is clear that they are unsure of how far they should go. (11:24-14:54) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 14 min. 52 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 Hunger strikes -- Guyana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cuba -- Economic conditions—1990 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Contested elections -- Saint Kitts and Nevis en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rodney,Shaka en_US
dc.subject.other Jagan, Cheddi en_US
dc.subject.other Rodney, Walter en_US
dc.subject.other Douglas, Denzil en_US
dc.subject.other Simmons, Kennedy en_US
dc.subject.other Saint Kitts-Nevis Labour Party en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 04-01-1994 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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