Caribbean Report 16-09-1991

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Caribbean Report 16-09-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-09-1991
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Lilley, Peter (speaker); Mack, Connie (interviewee); Mallet, George (interviewee); Peterkin, Richard (interviewee); Smith, Clifford (correspondent); Trotman, Leroy (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. The resignation of Montserrat’s Deputy Chief Minister, Benjamin Chalmers, forces the government to call an early elections. Mike Jarvis reports that Chalmers resigned due to differences with the Chief Minister, John Osborne, and a dispute over fees charged to Montserrat Port Authority by Osborne’s shipping company (00:35-02:16)
3. Britain’s Trade Minister, Peter Lilley, rejected the Mack Amendment which prevents foreign subsidiaries of US firms from trading with Cuba. Connie Mack, US Senator, defends the new policy and states that tighter hold on Cuba will close the gapping loophole in the trading embargo with Cuba and lead to the fall of the Castro government (02:17-06:34)
4. Conflicting signals are coming out of St. Lucia as the implementation date of the Common External Tariff of October 1st approaches. Trade Minister, George Mallet, states that St. Lucia is ready to meet the CET deadline, whilst the Chamber of Commerce President, Richard Peterkin, is requesting an indefinite suspension of the implementation date (06:35-10:01)
5. Suriname’s new President, Ronald Runaldo Venetiaan, was today warmly welcomed and congratulated by the European Community. Clifford Smith reports from Brussels (10:02-11:16)
6. Seventy-six percent of public sector workers in Barbados voted to accept an eight percent cut in salary. Leroy Trotman of the Barbados Worker’s Union noted that this decision by the workers is contrary to the advice of the union and further comments on the marginalization of the unions (11:17-14:16)
7. Senior civil servants in Jamaica protested outside the public service offices today in Kingston against government’s failure to commence negotiations on salary claims submitted in March (14:17-14:52)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/45191
Date: 1991-09-16


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