Caribbean Report 15-03-1994

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Title: Caribbean Report 15-03-1994
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Flemming, Charles (interviewee); Jean-Juste, Gerard (interviewee); Collymore, Yvette (correspondent); Bryan, Antony (interviewee); Jessop, David (analyst); Maynard, Charles (interviewee); Lewis, Chris (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correpondent)
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1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:28)
2. Latin American and the Caribbean group of nations have opposed the UN Security Council’s discussion on implementing a total trade embargo against Haiti. The draft resolution is currently being looked at during a series of informal consultation sessions taking place at the UN. The Latin America and Caribbean have expressed reservations against total sanctions against Haiti. Charles Flemming, the Permanent Representative of St. Lucia to the UN, talks about why CARICOM countries are against total sanctions as a solution to bringing an end to the impasse in Haiti (00:29-03:34)
3. Gerard Jean-Juste, the Coordinator of the Haiti Secretariat discusses why the approach by the UN and Washington – to implement harsher economic sanctions against Haiti, would not be successful (03:35-04:17)
4. The question of who will head the Organization of American States (OAS) is on the minds of diplomats in Washington as elections are to be held on March 27. CARICOM is supporting Costa Rican Foreign Minister, Bernd Niehaus. However, there are unconfirmed reports which suggests that some Caribbean countries are changing their support due to pressure from the United States which is supporting Cesar Gaviria. Yvette Collymore reports (04:18-06:12)
5. What are the implications as Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica seek separate NAFTA access? Sally Cowell, the US Ambassador to Trinidad comments on Trinidad and Tobago’s readiness to join NAFTA (06 :14-07:29)
6. International Relations analyst Anthony Bryan says there are three options as Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica seek separate NAFTA access. One of the strategies include stepping up bilateral arrangements with the US (07:30-08:22)
7. Director of the London-based Caribbean Council for Europe, David Jessop believes the process of applying to NAFTA will take time. One of the more immediate possibilities will be achieving Free Trade area status with the US alone for Trinidad and Jamaica. David Jessop comments on this issue (8:23-10:30)
8. Dominica’s trade minister Charles Maynard prefers to see the decision made by the governments of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, as a challenge for the Eastern Caribbean. Even without NAFTA, GATT would have dragged the OECS into a more competitive trade arrangements. The option for the Eastern Caribbean, Mr. Maynard believes, is to catch up with Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica while lengthy NAFTA negotiations take place. Maynard suggests there is a need to study the implications of NAFTA and the Eastern Caribbean can use that time to become more competitive whether they join or not (10:31-12:49)
9. Guyanese-born cricketer Chris Lewis gets another chance to cement his place in England’s squad. Lewis is considered the spearhead of the attack in terms of pace while his colleague, Devon Malcolm, recovers from in Britain from knee injury. Orin Gordon reports and Chris Lewis is interviewed (12:50-14:47)
10. Wrap up and Theme music (14:48-15:02)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39908
Date: 1994-03-15


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