Caribbean Report 24-09-1992

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Caribbean Report 24-09-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 24-09-1992
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Thomas, Clive (speaker); Green, Hamilton (speaker); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); St. John, Bernard (interviewee); Caroit, Jean-Michel (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. In Guyana, leader of the opposition Working People’s Alliance, Clive Thomas and Prime Minister Hamilton Green address the omission of the word ‘Civic’ from the entry made for the People’s Progressive Party on the ballot papers. Sharief Khan reports on the implications for this mistake on the ballot. (00:34-06:13)
3. Philip Hughes, the US ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, repeats his arguments for lower tariff barriers in the region while addressing businessmen in St. Lucia. (06:14-08:26)
4. In Brussels, the European Commission and member states met with ACP officials to discuss the Commission’s proposals for the regulation of the banana market post 1992. Dominica’s ambassador to Brussels, Charles Savarin says although the meeting was a constructive one, individual EC member states will have to do more lobbying. (08:27-09:02)
5. At the seminar on the reform of the European community sugar regime in London, fears are expressed that African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) producers will suffer a drop in price for their exports when the reform is completed. (09:03-09:24)
6. Former Barbadian Prime Minister Bernard St. John suggests that the time taken by Caribbean countries to implement regional policies allows international institutions to change the regional agenda. (09:25-11:57)
7. Jean-Michel Caroit reports on the violent protests against the inauguration of the multi-million dollar monument in honour of Christopher Columbus in the Dominican Republic. (11:58-14:04)
8. Diplomats from the Vatican and the Dominican Republic are advising that Pope John Paul be asked to mediate between Haiti’s de facto government and ousted President jean-Bertrand Aristide. (14:05-14:28)
9. Four dissident Cuban groups write to the US Congress urging the rejection of a bill aimed at tightening the US embargo on Havana. (14:29-14:49)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43529
Date: 1992-09-24


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