Caribbean Report 10-11-1992

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Caribbean Report 10-11-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 10-11-1992
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Tate, David (speaker); Carrington, Edwin (interviewee); Birns, Larry (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Defense attorneys in Trinidad continued a legal battle today to save the lives of three convicted murderers winning a 24 hour stay of execution late yesterday. Tony Fraser reports (00:30-02:18)
3. The prospects of Caribbean marginalization as a result of a single European market are becoming increasingly imminent. According to David Tate, Chairman of the newly formed Caribbean Council for Europe, the focus in Europe now is towards internal issues and its evident that the Caribbean hardly matters (02:19-05:04)
4. Caricom Secretary General, Edwin Carrington, outlines the significance of the challenge facing the region if it’s to retain a presence in Europe’s foreign affairs (05:05-06:36)
5. The Agriculture Select Committee of the British Parliament meets tomorrow to hear all sides of the Caribbean banana issue. Marshall Hall, Chairman of the Caribbean Banana Exporters Association will lead the first delegation which will appear before the parliamentary committee tomorrow (06:37-07:13)
6. British Prime Minister, John Major, restates his government’s support for the Caribbean bananas in Europe (07:13-07:57)
7. An American network of church groups states that it plans to ship goods to Cuba in spite of the US embargo. The group, Pastors for Peace, has been gathering supplies of food and other goods to take in a convoy. Larry Birns, Cuban expert and Director of Council on Hemispheric Affairs says that although the group is not breaking the law, the plans for the humanitarian caravan might register a point with the incoming administrators (07:58-11:04)
8. A recently published report is giving Cuba’s president, Fidel Castro, approximately another 2-5 years in office. The Rand Cooperation says the situation in cash strapped Cuba is now stable but could become explosive. The report prepared for the US Defense Department was written by political analysist, Professor Ed Gonzales (11:05-13:46)
9. A diplomat of the Cuban Mission to the UN has been expelled. The US State Department today accused Carlos Usilla, Cuba’s third Secretary of the UN Mission in New York of activities inappropriate to his responsibilities (13:47-14:02)
10. In Montserrat today, the Chief Minister Reuben Meade survived a motion of no-confidence. The court case involves the Chief Minister’s private car which was stolen in England before being sold to Mr. Meade (14:03-14:45)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/47895
Date: 1992-11-10


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