Caribbean Report 09-02-1996

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Caribbean Report 09-02-1996

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Title: Caribbean Report 09-02-1996
Author: Rowe, Yvette (anchor); Assam, Mervyn (interviewee); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent); Burns, Nicholas (interviewee); McCurry, Mike (interviewee); Brown, Aggrey (interviewee); Cuffie, Victor (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00:00:07)
2. Barbados Trade Minister Phillip Goddard has criticized unfair trade practices within the Caribbean community. Trinidad and Tobago Trade Minister Mervyn Assam is interviewed and Warren Gordon reports (00:08-02:20)
3. The Euroean Commissioner for Latin America Manuel Marin has been holding a series of meetings in Havana with Cuban officials, the dissident community and religious leaders. He is on a three day visit to gather information to present to the Union as a part of its considerations as whether to agree to an economic cooperation accord with Cuba. Meanwhile, Washington appears unmoved by the fact that other countries or groupings such as the EU are strengthening ties with Cuba. Nicholas Burns, United States State Department spokesman is interviewed and Rosie Hayes reports (02:21-05:10)
4. Just before giving up the presidency of Haiti Jean-Bertrand Aristride reestablished diplomatic relations with Cuba. Mike McCurry, White House spokesman is interviewed (05:11-05:45)
5. Recently concerns have been expressed about the relationship between the media and the government in the region. In Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Basdeo Panday has verbally attacked the editor of the Guardian newspaper and in the Turks and Caicos concern has been raised over the non-renewal of a journalist work permit. Professor Aggrey Brown, Director of the Caribbean Institute of Mass Communications, Jamaica is interviewed (05:46-09:12)
6. We are against hangings period but if you are going to do it for heaven sake do it very quickly. Victor Cuffie Secretary of Caribbean Rights on his organisation's continued crusade to end hanging in the region. Victor Cuffie, Secretary of Caribbean Rights is interviewed (09:13-10:34)
7. The decision by the West Indies and Australian cricket teams not to play their opening matches of the World Cup in Sri Lanka is likely to cast a shadow on the opening of the tournament. Chris Florence of the BBC Sports Unit reports (10:35-14:54)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39353
Date: 1996-02-09


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