Caribbean Report 31-07-1991

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Caribbean Report 31-07-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 31-07-1991
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Flay, Stephen (correspondent); Bennendijk, Chandra van (correspondent); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); Hughes, Clarence (interviewee); Bajeux, Jean Claude (interviewee); Rogers, Julien (correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. Following a series of reports in the Netherlands that Suriname’s Army Chief, Desi Bouterse, is in direct control of a cocaine smuggling cartel destined for the Colombian Medellin Drug Cartel, the Dutch government is under increasing pressure by the United States to take action in Suriname. Stephen Flay reports from Amsterdam and Chandra van Bennendijk reports on the reactions in Suriname (00:32-05:57)
3. Guyana’s ruling People’s National Congress begins a critical party conference tomorrow amidst speculations of an unprecedented challenge for the party’s leadership. Sharief Khan reports that President Desmond Hoyte’s leadership faces a serious challenge from Prime Minister Hamilton Green (05:58-07:30)
4. The Grenada Court of Appeal sits again next Wednesday to hear motions filed by the defense council seeking a rehearing of the appeal against the convictions and death sentences of the five Grenadians sentenced to hang for the murder of the former Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. Interview with the Defense Counsel, Clarence Hughes (07:31-09:32)
5. Does the sentencing of Roger La Fontante, the former leader of the Tonton Macoutes and the former Minister of dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, mark the end of Duvalierism in Haiti? Human rights activists, Jean Claude Bajeux describes the verdict as “the funeral of Duvalierism as a political alternative” in an interview with Julien Rogers (09:33-13:13)
6. The lawyers of the Jamaat al Muslimeen have failed to get the case before the Privy Council in London. Debbie Ransome reports that the courts in Trinidad will continue with their proceedings against the group (14:42-14:53)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43464
Date: 1991-07-31


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