Caribbean Report 08-04-1992

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Caribbean Report 08-04-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 08-04-1992
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Smith, Clifford (correspondent); Wenner, Claire (interviewee); Charles, Eugenia (interviewee); Francis, Gloria (interviewee); Gelbard, Robert (interviewee); Torricelli, Robert (interviewee); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Cardouat, Jean-Michel (correspondent); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent)
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1. Caribbean and African banana producers retain current privileges to European markets. Correspondent Clifford Smith gives update on the GATT negotiations with respect to the banana proposal that has been in the making for the last two years (00:00-00:57)
2. Director of European Commission Affairs for British firm GJW, Clare Wenner warns that last night’s victory in favour of Caribbean bananas’ continued access to European market is only temporary. Dame Eugenia Charles says more lobbying and greater promotion of Caribbean banana is needed (00:58-04:16)
3. Commodities Specialist at the ACP, Gloria Francis advises regional agricultural producers that diversification within the industry is essential to charting a new path (04:17-06:12)
4. The Bush administration formerly opposes key provisions of proposed legislation to tighten the US embargo against Cuba. Deputy assistant secretary of State, Robert Gelbard and Representative Robert Torricelli, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Western Hemispheric Affairs present opposing views. Correspondent Mike Jarvis reports (06:16-08:53)
5. Inter-American Development Bank gives sympathetic ear to Caribbean countries concerned about the impact of the North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) on their economies. Correspondent Jean Michel Cardouat reports from Santo Domingo (08:54-10:57)
6. The minority opposition Progressive Labour Party in St. Lucia announces its support for the ruling United Workers Party of Prime Minister John Compton. Pete Ninvalle looks at the impact the declaration is likely to have on the April 27th elections (10:58-12:52)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39089
Date: 1992-04-08


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