Caribbean Report 05-04-1993

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Caribbean Report 05-04-1993

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Title: Caribbean Report 05-04-1993
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); Boyd, Mark Lennox (interviewee); Gonzales, Anthony (interviewee); Jessop, David (interviewee); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Morgan, Jerry (correspondent)
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1. Britain is to write off Guyana’s total debt – correspondent Sharief Khan interviews British Overseas Minister - Mark Lennox-Boyd about the debt relief package and Britain’s plans to relieve Guyana’s debt burden, as he attended a series of meetings in Guyana (00:41 - 03:28).
2. A Caribbean Development Bank report on the future of the banana industry is to recommend that producers seek the quality end of the market (03:29 - 06:58).
3. Cuba is being hit by an epidemic of a disease (optic neuritis) that causes blindness, due to a deficiency of Vitamin B in people’s diets (06:59 -08:51).
4. A warning that warmer relations between Cuba and the US may leave the English speaking Caribbean at a disadvantage (08:52-11:53).
5. New reports surrounding the withdrawal of British forces from Belize and other defense cuts have prompted a reaction from Defense Secretary - Malcolm Rifkind; this is also linked to a secret report (11:54-13:47).
6. Speculation on the future of Haiti’s Army General Raoul Cédras (Joseph Raoul Cédras), remained unanswered to step down as part of the UN negotiated peace agreement have been neither confirmed nor denied by the UN (13:48- 14:52).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/34494
Date: 1993-04-05


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