Caribbean Report 14-02-1992

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Caribbean Report 14-02-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 14-02-1992
Author: Garth, Leslie (anchor); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Walker, Herbert (interviewee); Fawcett, Tim (correspondent); Joseph, Maynard (interviewee); Water, Frank (interviewee)
Description:
1. Headlines (00:00-00:42)
2. Report on the call by Haitian lawmakers to the President of the Senate to arrange the next rounds of talks with the OAS, and calls for a date and venue within the next 72 hours. Michael Norton reports from Port-au-Prince on whether the law makers were serious and on the violence in Haiti (00:43-03:35)
3. Report on the concerns by the United States about reports that people trying to leave Haiti are being persecuted. U.S. says they would be sending more staff to the embassy in Haiti to monitor the situation, as well as asking the Haitian authorities about the detention of two journalist, one employed by the BBC (03:36-04:06)
8. Report that ousted Haitian President, Jean Bertrand Aristide would not be attending the scheduled ACP-EC meeting in the Dominican Republic (13:36-14:09)
4. Report on the meeting of the Caribbean and Latin American group of the United Nations to review the crisis in Haiti and the setbacks due to the withdrawal of attendance to the meeting of an OAS representative; Herbert Walker, Jamaica's UN ambassador who attended the meeting is interviewed (04:07-06:27)
5. Report on the proposal by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States to review the tariff ceiling in the Common External Tariff which has gained the support of the CET's main architect, Earl Bachus, head of the CARICOM export development project, who says that global trends towards trade liberalization could force the larger CARICOM countries to accept the OCES's proposal (09:11-10:11)
6. Report on the statement by Leroy Trotman, General Secretary of the Barbados Workers Union who says the regions politicians are misjudging the desire in the Caribbean for integration (09:11-10:11)
7. Caribbean Banana Producers are seeking assurances from the European Community that their guaranteed markets under the Lome Convention will not be destroyed by the Introduction of the Single European Market. Tim Forsette reports from Dominica on the importance of Banana production and interviews Maynard Joseph, Dominica's Minister of Agriculture on whether he envisages diversification away from bananas. General Secretary of the Farmers Union Frank Water thinks the situation could be worse (10:12-13:35)
8. Report that ousted Haitian President, Jean Bertrand Aristide would not be attending the scheduled ACP-EC meeting in the Dominican Republic, which he was advised not to attend (13:36-14:09)
9. Ending of report (14:10-14:37)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13210
Date: 1992-02-14


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