Caribbean Report 21-03-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 21-03-1991
Author: Whitehorne, Pat (anchor); Goffe, Leslie (correspondent); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); Alsbrook, Annie (correspondent); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Islam, Shada (correspondent); Patois, John Mitchel (correspondent); Talviston, Leo (interviewee); Mc Donald, Franklyn (interviewee); Cabral, Eugenio (interviewee)
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1. Headlines by Pat Whitehorne (00:00 – 00:34)
2. At a press conference in the Antiguan capital, Antigua Prime Minister VC Bird poured scorn on a letter sent by his son and a group of rebel MPs calling for his resignation. He notes that persons were entitled to make suggestions for restructuring of the government but he must be left to run his government. A new list of ministerial portfolios was also issued (00:35-01:56)
3. Pat Whitehorne reports that the Economic European Community (EEC) wants to get tough with countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific groups if they fail to uphold human rights. The EEC Development Commissioner Manual Marin has unveiled plans to inject new political conditions into the communities 16 billion dollar aid package to the ACP under the LOME Convention (01:57-02:26
4. Sharda Islam reports from Brussels that the EEC wants to establish a direct and practical link with the ACP countries. The EEC is committed to providing development aid once the ACP countries respect human rights. If they are found guilty of violating basic freedom they will face a suspension of ACP aid. However, countries who are opting for democracy will be actively encouraged through increased financial aids and support for the setting up of new electoral laws and democratic institutions (02:27-04:16)
5. Pat Whitehorne reports that the prolonged talks between the Dominican Republic and the IMF may now be in its final stages. These discussions are being held because the country’s economy is in crisis (04:17-04:58)
6. John Mitchel Patois reports on the negotiations taking place between officials of Santo Domingo and the IMF which started over five months (04:59-05:39)
7. Pat Whitehorne reports that the IMF will create a social emergency fund in the amount of US$150,000,000 to assist the Dominican Republic in an effort to avoid the violent unrest of 1984 (05:40-06:17)
8. Annie Albrook speaks to Leo Talviston, Head of a Non Profit umbrella organization on his feeling about the provision of an emergency fund for Santo Domingo (06:18-08:08)
9. A housewife referred to as Brenda, speaks to Sharief Khan about the tough life she faces due to the recent budget and the devaluation of the Guyana dollar (08:09-10:48)
10. Pat Whitehorne reports that French and Spanish Caribbean countries have been making a strong case for the greater use of their native languages in the dissemination of disaster preparedness material. This request was made at a meeting of Regional Disaster Coordinators in St, Lucia (10:48- 11.06)
11. Pete Nimphall reports from St. Lucia about the request made by French and Spanish Caribbean countries for the greater use of their native languages in the dissemination of disaster preparedness material. He speaks with Eugenio Cabral who suggests that the use of more than one language in the preparation of documents would aid interpretation significantly. Mr. Franklyn Mc Donald, Head of the Pan Caribbean Disaster Preparedness Project (PCDPP) acknowledges the English Language dominance in the soon to be expired project which would be replaced by a Caribbean Disaster Response Agency on June 1st, the official start of the 1991 hurricane season (11.07-13:43)
12. Pat Whitehorne reports on the future career of Liverpool football player John Barnes who seems set to sign a new contract with Liverpool (13:44-14:52)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/16782
Date: 1991-03-03


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