Caribbean Report 14-11-1992

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Title: Caribbean Report 14-11-1992
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Caroit, Jean-Michel (correspondent); Jones, Martyn (speaker); Hagin, Joe (speaker); Grant, Bernie (interviewee); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Wahlberg, Jan (speaker); Basdeo, Sahadeo (interviewee); Brade, Juliette (correspondent); Mullin, Chris (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:41)
2. Thirty-four people were killed when a Cuban passenger plane crashed in the Dominican Republic last night. As Jean Michel Caroit reports from Santo Domingo, the plane exploded after slamming into a hillside near the northern city of Puerto Plata. Authorities said 16 Cubans, 16 Dominicans and 2 Italians were aboard the plane operated by a Cuban-based charter company (00:42-02.57)
3. To date, the British government’s position has fully supported continued preferential access for Caribbean bananas to the European market. Labour MP Martyn Jones and Joe Higgin, vice president of Chiquita Brands International are interviewed (02:58-04:37)
4. Despite apparent sympathy from the Committee for the Caribbean’s point of view and statements by the PM Major, British opposition MP Bernie Grant claims that the British government is wavering in its support for the Caribbean. Pete Ninvalle reports (04:38-08:00)
5. One UN official still believes Europe will stick to its Lome obligation. Jan Walberg, the UNDP representative in Barbados called for the European Community not to pull the rug out from under the feet of Caribbean farmers. Sandra Baptiste reports (08:01-10:07)
6. Guatemala’s President, Jorge Serrano says his government’s decision to recognize Belize was being used by coup plotters in his country. Defense minister, Jose Garcia said the plotters were former military staff who were hoping to use Guatemala’s diplomatic recognition of Belize as a pretext for launching their plan. The recognition will pave the way for improved Caricom-Central American relations (10:08-10:43)
7. Trinidad and Tobago former Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Sahadeo Basdeo will be part of a six-man team representing the OAS at the elections in Peru on Sunday (10:44-11:13)
8. Joint legislations, work permits in the Eastern Caribbean and shared diplomatic relations in Europe are some of the items on the agenda for this week’s meeting of the OECS Heads of Government. Report by Juliet Brady in Montserrat (11:14-13:09)
9. British Labour MP, Chris Mullin is continuing his campaign against the resumption of the death penalty in Jamaica. The motion notes that Jamaica’s National Security Minister has recently announced his intention to resume executions after a five-year break. There is a call for the British government and the European community to suspend aid commitments to Jamaica if the execution resumes (13:10-14:07)
10. In Trinidad and Tobago, the appeal by three convicted murderers against their executions, scheduled for today has been postponed until Tuesday. Amnesty International repeated its concerns about the possible executions (14:08-14:41)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/48115
Date: 1992-11-04


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