Caribbean Report 17-05-1993

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Caribbean Report 17-05-1993

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-05-1993
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Reid, David (correspondent); Watt, Gerald (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Watt, Gerald (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. Germany formally file a case in the European Court of Justice challenging the new EC rules on banana imports. The new regime plan to come into force on July 1, seeks to protect Caribbean and other ACP bananas from lower cost from its Latin American competitors. Mike Jarvis reports (00:36-02:39)
3. Floods in Jamaica have wreak havoc with the country’s agricultural sector particularly the banana and sugar crops with losses exceeding one million dollars (US). Gary Allen reports (02:40-04:51)
4. Belize Prime Minister, George Price makes his first public statement on the phase withdrawal of British troops from his country. Mr. Price was in Washington when the decision was announced. Indications were that he was seeking assistance from the U.S. government. David Reid reports (04:52-08:38)
5. Antiguans are concerned about the conflicting statement from Prime Minister, Vere Bird and Finance Minister, Molwyn Joseph over the country’s future with the IMF. Interview with Gerald Watt, President of the Antigua and Barbuda Bar Association (08:39-12:44)
6. Some workers of public utility in Trinidad were accepting redundancy cheques from the government as their unions continue to debate as to whether they got the best deal. The unions were also concern over how the workers will dispose of it and are seeking the advice of former Jamaican Prime and trade union expert, Hugh Shearer. Tony Fraser reports (12:45-14:42)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46011
Date: 1993-05-17


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