Caribbean Report 20-05-1993

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Caribbean Report 20-05-1993

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-05-1993
Author: Rowe, Yvette (anchor); Hemlock, Doreen (correspondent); Allen, Gary (correspondent); Bacchus, Earl (interviewee); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); ul Haq, Mahbub (interviewee); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Gajdusek, Daniel Carleton (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)
2. Puerto Rico has suspended loans under the 936 Programme for projects exceeding five million dollars. The Ways and Means Sub-committee in Washington approved President Clinton’s plan to scale down the Programme. The matter has to be heard by the U.S. Senate. The scaling down of the programme has implications for funding in the Caribbean region and in particular energy projects in Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana. Doreen Hemlock reports (00:37-04:18)
3. Heavy rains in Jamaica have resulted in seven deaths and flooding and losses in the island’s vital agricultural sector. Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson announced an aid package of 250 million dollars to the affected areas. The Inter-American Development Bank, the Saudi Arabian Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank provided the funds for the flood relief programme. Gary Allen reports (04:19-06:38)
4. The U.S. trade surplus with the Caribbean shows little sign of decreasing, an inevitable consequence in the short term with the lowering of the Common External Tariff. Interview with Earl Bacchus, Project Director, Caribbean Export Development Agency (06:39-10:27)
5. A United Nations Development Programme report ranks Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Bahamas amongst the top developing nations in the world in terms of human development. The report rates countries according to income and quality of life and measure factors such as life expectancy, literacy and real purchasing power. Other countries in the region that ranks in the top twenty-two of the developing nations were Dominica, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda. Mike Jarvis reports. Interview with Dr. Mahbub ul Haq, UNDP Special Advisor (10:28-12:44)
6. A mysterious eye disease which afflicted over 25,000 persons in Cuba continues to baffle medical experts. Specialists from over the world are arriving in Havana to investigate its cause and hopefully to find a cure. Lionel Martin reports. Interview with Dr. Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, U.S. National Institute of Health (12:45-14:47)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46334
Date: 1993-05-20


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