Caribbean Report 14-09-1990

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Title: Caribbean Report 14-09-1990
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Ford, Henry (interviewee); Baptiste, Sandra (correspondent); Coone, Tim (interviewee); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Persaud, Vishnu (interviewee); Anyaoku, Emeka (interviewee); Calverley, John (analyst); Humphreys, David (analyst)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:37)
2. Two arrests have been made in relations to the funding and arming of Trinidad’s Jamaat al Muslimeen in their attempt to overthrow the government. Debbie Ramsome reports that Neville Ward was arrested for having prior knowledge of the receipt of money to Yasin Abu Bakr by persons residing in Libya for the training of men in marksmanship, weaponry and handling of explosives. The second arrest was conducted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida of an Afro-American Muslim man for the exportation of guns and ammunitions to Trinidad. Ms. Ransome also reports on an incident in which one of the Muslimeen insurrectionists in court threatened the State Council, Theodore Guerra, and his family (00:38-04:07)
3. The leader of the opposition Labour Party in Barbados, Henry Ford, states that the electoral process in Guyana is a disgrace. Sandra Baptiste interviews Henry Ford who also criticizes the fact that the Commonwealth Secretariat is the only organization invited by the Guyanese government to monitor the upcoming elections (04:08-06:02)
4. Financial News. John Calverley, Senior Economist at the American Express Bank in London, comments on the value of the dollar on the world market. David Humphreys, Metals Analyst of Rio Tinto Zinc remarks on the price of aluminum (06:03-07:24)
5. Cuba’s decision to shut down its newest nickel producing plant will result in a disruption in supply to its principal customer, the Soviet Union. Hugh Crosskill interviews Tim Coone, Financial Times journalist (07:25-09:49)
6. Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denies reports that Cuba is defying the UN’s economic blockade against Iraq. According to Lionel Martin, Cuba has been charged with turning to Iraq for oil as Cuba attempts to recover from the loss of its main trading partners in Eastern Europe and the uncertainty of its future trade with the Soviet Union (09:40-11:25)
7. The effects of the hike in oil prices will be a key agenda item when the Commonwealth Finance Ministers meet in Trinidad next week. Sandra Baptiste interviews Vishnu Persad, Director of Economic Affairs at the Commonwealth Secretariat and Chief Emeka Anyaoku, Commonwealth Secretary General (11:26-14:50)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39116
Date: 1990-09-14


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