Caribbean Report 18-02-1992

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Caribbean Report 18-02-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 18-02-1992
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Simmons, Erskine (interviewee); Islam, Sharda (correspondent); Seale, Gordon (interviewee); Allen, Gary (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. Report on the pressure being placed on the Dominican Republic to provide adequate security for ousted President Jean Bertrand Aristide to attend the ACP-EC Joint Assembly meeting being held in the Dominican Republic. Hugh Crosskill reports from the meeting and airs views of ACP-EC co-President of Barbados Erskine Simons, who says he spoke to the President of the Dominican Republic who indicated that Aristide was welcome. Interviews are also aired of ACP secretary general DR. Gabre Behani (00:36-04:29)
3. Report on the fast by 80 year old American dancer Catherine Dunham in protest against the U.S. policy of repatriating Haitian refugees (05:11-07:45)
4. Report on plans by the European community to open up its banana market. Sharda Islam reports from Brussels on a new EC report which suggest ways of safeguarding Caribbean interest (05:11-07:45)
5. Report on the banana issue which is expected to be discussed at the EC-ACP meeting being held in the Dominican Republic and is expected to be the focal point of an address to be given by Dominica's Prime Minister Dame Eugenia Charles. Hugh Crosskill interviews ACP-EC Secretary General Gabre Behani on whether he sees any signs of a decisive formula for the regulation of the banana industry once Europe becomes a single market (07:46-11:23)
6. Report on the regional tourism ministers' meeting scheduled to take place in Jamaica against a background of mounting debate over the level of governmental involvement in the industry. Interview with Gordon Seale, President of the Barbados Hotel Association, who says present practices linking tourism with government operations have been detrimental to the industry and feels national tourist boards in particular should be more private sector oriented (11:24-12:37)
7. Report on the march for peace by Jamaican churchmen in Kingston. Gary Alleyne reports on the prospect of fresh violence as Jim Brown, known as Lester Coke, a Jamaican gang leader is held in custody (12:38-14:00)
8. A major U.S. trade union has urged Congress to adopt legislation granting all fleeing 'boat people' temporary political assylum (14:01-14:30)
9. Ending of report (14:30-14:44)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/13220
Date: 1992-02-18


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