Caribbean Report 22-05-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 22-05-1992
Author: Goffe, Leslie (anchor ; interviewer); Allen, Gary (correspondent); Bailey, Edward (interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Maynard, Clement, Sir (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Ramphal, Shridath (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Jamaica’s Minister of Public Service, Paul Robertson announces a twenty percent cut in public sector jobs, the largest in the history of the English-speaking Caribbean (00:31-01:29)
3. President of Jamaica’s Civil Service Association, Edward Bailey tells correspondent Gary Allen that a different methodology should have been used in cutting 8000 people from public sector jobs. He further states that the cuts are not reasonable and are based on IMF conditionalities rather than the economics of the situation (01:30-04:14)
4. At the meeting of the European Commission in Brussels, Presidents Calderón of Costa Rica, Callejas of Honduras and Endara of Panama fail to secure a larger share of banana exports to the European community (04:15-04:55)
5. Haitian police and pro-Aristide demonstrators clashed yesterday in the capital city as the general strike closed the country’s schools. Correspondent Michael Norton reports (04:59-07:43)
6. The Cuban foreign ministry warns that Haitian refugees who arrive on its shores by boat would not be able to continue their voyages in a bid to prevent death through drowning, shipwrecks and human trafficking (07:44-08:11)
7. The CARICAOM Standing Committee of Foreign Ministers calls on the international community to give full recognition to Cuba. Sir Clement Maynard Bahamian Foreign Minister talks with correspondent Debbie Ransome (08:12-10:12)
8. The United States embargo against Cuba debars the Coca Cola Company from taking up sponsorship of the World Cup Athletic Tournament due for next September in Havana (10:13-12:19)
9. Sir Shridath Ramphal backs the Manning initiative which proposes an economic union between Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Barbados saying that the West Indian Commission has taken on board that there will always be within CARICOM room for groups of countries to get together more closely (12:22-14:26)
10. Recap of the headlines (14:27-14:38)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39468
Date: 1992-05-22


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