Caribbean Report 10-08-1990

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Title: Caribbean Report 10-08-1990
Author: Goffe, Leslie (anchor); Humphrey, John (interviewee); Quayle, Dan; Montague, Michelle (correspondent); Knox, Peter (analyst); Caroit, Jean Michel (correspondent); Binnendijk, Chandra van (correspondent); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. Trinidadian MP, John Humphrey, claims that foreign intervention delayed the release of the hostages from the Red House during the attempted coup. In an interview with Leslie Goffe, Mr. Humphrey also speculates on the possibility of a counter coup and provides an update on the current situation in the country (00:34-03:35)
3. US Vice President, Dan Qualye, on a four hour stop over visit in Haiti yesterday, urged the Haitian military to support the next general elections in November. Michelle Montague reports that Mr. Quayle also announced a six million dollar package to assist the electoral process in Haiti (03:36-05:57)
4. Financial News. Peter Knox of International Coffee Organization comments on the increase in the export of coffee beans by members of the ICO (05:58-07:23)
5. Tension mounts in the Dominican Republic as a general strike approaches. On Monday and Tuesday the protest of the people comes against the announcement of economic reforms by the government leading to an increase in the price of petrol and wheat flour, and adjustments in interest and exchange rates (07:24-09:28)
6. Six days after a police inspector was murdered in Suriname a nation-wide strike is called in protest of the incident. The police force is claiming that the military is responsible for the killing. Chandra van Binnendijk reports that the effects of the strike are beginning to be felt throughout the country (09:29-10:59)
7. Stories of Caribbean interest appearing in the British Press feature the attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago. Hugh Crosskill reports (11:00-15:05)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/34499
Date: 1990-08-10


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