Caribbean Report 25-10-1990

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Caribbean Report 25-10-1990

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Title: Caribbean Report 25-10-1990
Author: Whitehorne, Pat (anchor); James, Canute (correspondent); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Davis, Carl (interviewee); Goffe, Leslie (correspondent); Irvine, Robert (interviewee); Joseph, Gus (interviewee); Brown, Erica (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. Britain’s Financial Times reports on impending political change in the Cayman Islands. The actions of a group of elected officials in the Cayman Islands known as “Backbenchers” prompted the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to review the island’s constitution next year. Canute James reports that the pending constitutional review could lead to the establishment of a party system on the island (00:33-04:02)
3. UN security advisors begin to arrive in Haiti as part of the UN’s Haiti Plan to assist with security during the upcoming elections. Brigadier Gabriel Zuliani heads the team of military advisors. Michael Norton also reports on the continued threat of Roger Lafontant as he proceeds with his presidential campaign (04:03-06:43)
4. Whilst Trinidad appears to be back to normal after the attempted coup in July, news of a new threat of unrest surfaced earlier this week if the Muslimeens are not released (06:44-08:37)
5. Jamaica is currently facing a serious shortage of nurses. Earlier this year the government launched a recruitment drive from countries such as Nigeria and Britain. Leslie Goffe interviews Carl Davis, head of the recruitment team and UWI hospital administrator, on his second trip to Britain. He comments on the response of foreign nurses to work in Jamaica and the incentives offered by the government of Jamaica (08:38-11:53)
6. Robert Irvine, hydroponics specialist, was recently featured by BBC Caribbean on his success of growing bananas in Scotland using the hydroponics method. Barbadian Gus Joseph who also utilizes hydroponics to grow vegetables in Barbados, comments that this method is unsuitable for growing bananas in the Caribbean. Erica Brown reports (11:56-15:04)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39229
Date: 1990-10-25


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