Caribbean Report 13-10-1992

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Caribbean Report 13-10-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 13-10-1992
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Manning, Patrick (speaker); Blades, Hayden (interviewee); Jagan, Cheddi (speaker); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); Ali, Asgar (interviewee); Baptiste, Sandra (correspondent); Lewis, Laurie (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Khan, Imran (speaker)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. The one way free trade agreement between Venezuela and the 13 member countries of CARICOM comes into force today with the signing of the document by Prime Minister Patrick Manning on behalf of CARICOM. Director of Trade at CARICOM, Hayden Blades comments. (00:30-01:55)
3. President Cheddi Jagan promises to stick to his proposal for a consensus government in Guyana. Sharief khan reports on the main appointments in cabinet. (01:56-04:32)
4. Guyana’s new finance minister, Asgar Ali talks with correspondent Sandra Baptiste about his plans to draw on the Jamaican free market experience in running the economy. (04:33-06:15)
5. Security is being stepped up at all ministries and government agencies in Guyana following reports of document shredding in the wake of the People’s National Congress election defeat. (06:16-06:54)
6. Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, is paralyzed by strikes over the last two days because of the tweenish use of unemployment and autonomy from France. (06:55-09:15)
7. In another French dependency, Guadeloupe, demonstrators barricade main roads around the capital in support of a strike called by labour unions to back a group of teachers who refused an order to be transferred to France. (09:16-09:29)
8. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister John Compton fails to convince Germany to shift from its position against preferential treatment for Caribbean banana exports to Europe. Germany’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Helmut Schaefer, expresses Germany’s opposition to all kinds of quotas for banana imports. (09:30-10:18)
9. The International Cricket Council (ICC) announces today that it has found a sponsor to finance a pilot scheme for neutral independent umpires. Hugh Crosskill reports, and comments are given by Pakistan captain Imran Khan. (10:19-12:55)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44491
Date: 1992-10-13


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