Caribbean Report 11-02-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 11-02-1992
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Hoyte, Desmond (interviewee); Ellis, John (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Bird, Lester (interviewee); Spencer, Baldwin (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:47)
2. Report on the advise given to ousted Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide that he should not speak at an EC-ACP General Assembly meeting scheduled to take place in the Dominican Republic due to claims by that government of security issues, while Hugh Crosskill reports on the possible concerns about what Aristide might say due to the historical relations between the 2 countries (00:48-02:20)
3. Hugh Crosskill reports on the sale in the Dominican Republic of powdered milk sent by the European community to Haiti as Humanitarian aid for free distribution (02:21-03:04)
4. While the United States Supreme Court refuses to go as far as blocking the Haitian repatriation process, it gives the Bush administration three days to respond to charges that it covered up evidence of repatriated Haitians being persecuted upon return to their homeland (03:05-04:18)
5. Report on the alleged amnesty signed by the then President Emmanuel Carter for acts linked to the 1990 attempted coup in Trinidad, who says he was a reluctant signatory (04:19-04:52)
6. Tony Fraser reports on the affidavits being filed in the Port of Spain courts in preparation for the March hearing in which 119 members of the Jamaat - al - Muslimeen are claming amnesty from accusations of treason and murder charges linked to the failed coup (04:53-06:13)
7. Eight countries sharing the border of the Amazon rain forest sign a declaration and call on the world's industrialized nations to play their part in conserving the world's environment. An interview is aired with President Desmond Hoyte who says he plans to bring the treaty declaration before other Caribbean community heads at a meeting scheduled to take place in Jamaica (06:14-07:27)
8. Report on the latest development of an Irish Banana exporting Company, whose chairman John Ellis says more bananas would be welcome from the Caribbean, while he is interviewed by Debbie Ransome on the lack of guarantees for expansion by Caribbean farmers with regulations in the European market (07:28-10:11)
9. Antigua and Barbuda is at the forefront of a lobby seeking to convince the United States to retain the visa section of its Antigua embassy. Antigua's Minister of External Affairs Lester Bird says the decision would create hardships for residents of the Leeward Islands, while the leader of the United Democratic Party, Baldwin Spencer believes that U.S. displeasure with the Bird administration could have been a factor (10:12-14:15)
10. As Mike Jarvis ends the report he refers again to reports of the sale of powdered milk destined for Haiti in the Dominican Republic, a story he says the BBC will be following (14:16-14:59)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13190
Date: 1992-02-11


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