Caribbean Report 31-01-1994

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Caribbean Report 31-01-1994

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Title: Caribbean Report 31-01-1994
Author: Richard, Nielson (interviewee); Seaforth, Cleveland (interviewee); Pryce, Michael (correspondent); Alleyne, Gary (correspondent); Martin, Lionel (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. BBC has come under for criticism by the Jamaican government following the BBC television's investigative series 'Assignment' which traced the connections of the Yardies to international drug trade. The Jamaican government said that the programme was a demeaning characterization of Jamaicans (00:31-2:02)
3. Richard Neilson, Britain's incoming High Commissioner to Port of Spain says that international cooperation and community work are ways of dealing with the drug related crime in the long run. He discusses the lessons learned from his from his South American experience and also the feasibility of the Scotland Yard officers returning to Trinidad to deal with corruption in Trinidad and Tobago's police force(00:31-4:56)
4. Predictions last year that the Caribbean regional airline LIAT faced collapse has been dismissed as speculation by the airline's Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Seaforth. According to the CEO LIAT would survive, despite further delays in securing a sale after CARICOM rejected the bid by Caribbean Aviation Enterprises. Seaforth discusses the issue(04:57-06:59)
5. Dominica's Prime minister dame Eugenia Charles is set to visit Europe in order to save the Windward island's banana industry from collapse (7:00-0:7:50)
6. The controversy surrounding over 300 passengers on a chartered flight from Jamaica, some of whom were detained, shows no sign of abating. There has been conflicting reports surrounding the incident and its purpose. Michael Pryce reports(07:51-09:54)
7. Another attempt will be made to find successful measures to stem 8. the slide of the Jamaican dollar. The Jamaican Finance Minister is set to announce these measures in parliament .Gary Alleyne reports (09:59-11:49)
9. Despite the pledge not to give up socialism, Cuba has begun to invite foreign capitalists to invest in the country's economy. Lionel Martin reports(11:50-14:15)
10. Jean-Bertrand Aristide is getting support for a proposal to create a police force to help restore democracy to Haiti. The force will consist of young Haitians in exile who will be trained by the Canadian government(14:16-14:43)
Wrap up (14:44-14:55)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/16146
Date: 1994-01-31


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