Caribbean Report 05-10-1990

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Caribbean Report 05-10-1990

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Title: Caribbean Report 05-10-1990
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Hoyte, Desmond; Nascimento, Kit (interviewee); Murray, Mark (interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Boopsingh, Trevor (interviewee); Persad, Krishna (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. Desmond Hoyte, Guyana’s President, lashes out against the US Congress’ decision to withhold six hundred thousand dollars of economic assistance in an effort to force the Guyana government into holding free and fair elections. Mark Murray of the US State Department noted that a US elections assistance team will visit Haiti to assess the prospects of free and fair elections (00:35-04:14)
3. At a time when the Guyanese government is selling out state assets in the sugar and bauxite industries, President Desmond Hoyte is adamant that Guyana’s independence will not be sold (04:15-05:04)
4. Police in Guyana detains ten persons, including a former army officer and an assistant superintendent of police, on suspicion of conspiracy to over throw the Hoyte government. Comments from a government spokesman, Kit Nascimento, on the arrests (05:05-06:28)
5. Voter registration opens today in Haiti almost three years after the first attempt at free elections were violently aborted. Michael Norton reports from Port-au-Prince (06:29-09:02)
6. Cuba’s ruling communist party attempts to reform the bureaucratic system of the party by reducing the number of full-time communist party officials by 50%. Lionel Martin reports from Havana (09:03-10:19)
7. A cautious Trinidad and Tobago anticipates the prospects of being oil rich once again. Debbie Ransome reports that Trinidad and Tobago has set up an informal committee to study requests from its Caricom partners for price concessions. Interviews with Trevor Boopsingh, former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Krishna Persad, Economist (10:20-14:43)
8. Caribbean High Commissioners to London are due to meet next week with the British Foreign Secretary (14:44-15:06)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39193
Date: 1990-10-05


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