Caribbean Report 17-05-1991

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Caribbean Report 17-05-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-05-1991
Author: Whitehorne, Pat (anchor); O'Neal, Ralph (interviewee); Charles, Eugenia (interviewee); Archer, Leonard (interviewee); Meeks, Brian (interviewee); Maynard, Charles (interviewee); Agnew, Jonathan (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. British dependent territories in the Caribbean, angered by the abolition of the death penalty, accuse the British government of hypocrisy. The ruling to abolish the death penalty was announce in March and the dependent territories claim that they were not properly consulted and maintain that capital punishment has proven to be an effective deterrent to murder. Ralph O’Neil, Deputy Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands states that the dependent territories will be requesting a reconciliation although the British affirms that the decision is final (00:36-03:41)
3. In a recent statement Eugenia Charles gave a candid assessment of the lack of political will amongst the Caribbean leaders on the issue of regional integration. Leonard Archer, former President of the Caribbean Congress of Labour and a member of the West India Commission, expounds that there is also a need for the establishment of a body to implement the decisions made by the Caribbean leaders (03:42-05:47)
4. An article in the Trinidad Express newspaper addresses the economic and social problems facing Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, and laments the absence of a Caribbean leader with the courage and vision to try an original approach. Interview with Brian Meeks, Lecturer in Political Science at the University of the West Indies, Mona (05:48-07:27)
5. Resumption of the interview with Leonard Archer on the need for the Caribbean to chart a new and original path towards regional integration and the possibility of the current leaders accomplishing the task (07:28-09:08)
6. In an attempt to revive the tourism industry, the Caribbean tourism destinations have united to place a large advertising supplement in a well-known magazine. Dominican Charles Maynard, Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, comments on the above and the CTO ongoing rejection of Cuba’s application for membership (09:09-12:52)
7. Ian Botham of Worcestershire County Cricket Club scores 161 runs against the West Indies. Jonathan Agnew reports on the amazing inning of Botham (12:53-14:50)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41326
Date: 1991-05-17


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