Caribbean Report 16-08-1991

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Caribbean Report 16-08-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-08-1991
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Cuffy, Victor (interviewee); Allen, Gary (correspondent); Stevens, Robert (interviewee); Bazin, Marc (interviewee); Baptiste, Sandra (correspondent); Wells, Lawrence (interviewee); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Modeste, Hilary (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:49)
2. After an early morning hanging in St. Vincent, the government is urged to defy public opinion and abolish the death penalty. Philip Saunders was hanged at Fort Charlotte for the 1985 murder of a fifteen year old school girl, and the Chairman of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Human Rights Association, Victor Cuffy, comments on the hanging and the general reaction of the people (00:50-04:24)
3. Jamaica’s Tourist Board officials stunned as the United States issues a travel advisory cautioning Americans travelling to Jamaica about the crime level. Gary Allen reports with comments from Robert Stevens, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism, who notes that there has been a reduction in criminal activities on the island (04:25-06:43)
4. Uncertainty prevails in Haiti over a no-confidence motion in Parliament against Prime Minister Rene Preval. The Executive Branch does not support President Aristide’s backing of the Prime Minister and Marc Bazin, Opposition leader, comments on the violence and demonstrations in Haiti against Rene Preval (06:44-09:25)
5. Member countries of the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States are strengthening ties with the French Caribbean territories of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Sandra Baptiste reports that the much needed French investment for the OECS tourism industry and other sectors is expected under a general cooperation agreement being discussed with the French. Comments from Lawrence Wells, Chief of Projects Coordination and Evaluation of the OECS (09:26-12:13)
6. Speculations are growing in St. Lucia that Prime Minister John Compton may call the elections before July 1992. Pete Ninvalle reports from Castries on the upcoming elections and interviews the General Secretary of the United Workers Party and the Executive Director of St. Lucia Labour Party, Hilary Modeste (12:14-14:55)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43832
Date: 1991-08-16


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