Caribbean Report 26-04-1991

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Caribbean Report 26-04-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 26-04-1991
Author: Patrick Soraya (anchor); Caroit, Jean Mitchel (correspondent); Avinias, Sheldon (interviewee); Roth, Kenneth (interviewee); Montague, Michelle (correspondent); Bajer, Jean-Claude (interviewee); Mc Cormack, Mike (interviewee); Bird, Anthony (interviewee)
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1. Headlines by Patricia Soriah (00:00-00:33)
2. Jean Mitchel Caroit reports that the United States government has announced that it would not cut off trade relations with the Dominican Republic despite reports of an alleged forced labour of Asian cane cutters in the country. Patricia Soriah spoke to Mr. Sheldon Avinias, of the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic to get his views on the matter (00:34-04:20)
3. Kenneth Roth, Director of America’s Watch, United States Human Rights Group, tells Patricia Soriah that they will continue to monitor the situation in the Dominican Republic regarding the abuse of cane cutters. He noted that action will have to come from another source since the US has not cut off trade with the Dominican Republic (04:21-06:25)
4. Caribbean Rights, the regional Human Rights Group held their Annual General Meeting in Haiti. Representatives from the Caribbean Human Rights groups and foreign delegates concentrated on organizational questions. However, on top of the agenda was Haiti’s own Human Rights concerns. Michelle Montague reports from Haiti (06:26-08:05)
5. Jean Claude Bajer, Director of the Haitian Human Rights Ecumenical Center addressed the conference. He was asked by Patricia Soriah whether he felt that the Human Rights condition in the Caribbean is improving and he agreed that it was (08:06-09:17)
6. Other areas being discussed at the Human Rights conference in Haiti included Penal reform and mistreatment of refugees. Haiti’s Human Rights problems are not yet over according to Mike Mc Cormack, Secretary of Guyana’s Human Rights Association (09:18-11:59)
7. Suriname’s general elections is just one month away and the government of President Clarke has signed an agreement with rebel groups to ensure that the polls go off without incident and to allow those involved in the process to freely enter the interior region (11:60-12:40)
8. Aluminium producers in the Caribbean are in for a bad time according to a recent influential Aluminium Annual Review just published in London. Author of the report, Metals Analyst, Anthony Bird explains why this is so (12:41-13:39)
9. Patricia Soriah ends the report by reminding listeners of the three new BBC frequencies (13:40-14:46)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38795
Date: 2014-07-22


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