Caribbean Report 22-05-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 22-05-1991
Author: Goffe, Leslie (anchor); Breville, Borga (interviewee); Snagg, Neville (interviewee); Greaves, Phillip (interviewee); Pennicook, Charles (interviewee); Agnew, Jonathan (correspondent); Botham, Ian (interviewee); Richards, Vivian (interviewee); Ford, Henry (speaker)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)
2. Four days before elections in Suriname, an army spokesman, Borga Breville, criticizes the level of international scrutiny. Since the removal of the last Surinamese government by the military, the International Human Rights community has guaranteed that the country will remain under the monitoring of the international media until elections. Suriname’s electoral process was also recently tabled at a meeting of the Caricom Foreign Ministers, and Neville Snagg, St. Lucia’s Foreign Minister, states that the Surinamese constitution needs to be changed to ensure democratic governance (00:37-05:09
3. Phillip Greaves, Barbados Deputy Prime Minister, says his government stands firm on its opposition to the Multilateral Air Service Agreement with Britain. Barbados maintains that it should retain control over the setting of fares over a certain level and does not support a single regional carrier as stipulated in the agreement (05:10-08:37)
4. Jamaica’s financial sector workers, who took strike action on Monday against the government’s decision to tax their concessionary loans, voted last night to reject the proposals to solve the dispute (08:38-08:57)
5. Charles Pennicook, General Manager of West Indian Shipping Company, responds to a suggestion from Dominica’s opposition leader, Eddison James, that the company should be directly involved in the shipping and marketing of bananas. According to Mr. Pennicook, WISCO will require more information from the banana producing countries to properly evaluate the profitability of such a move (08:58-11:23)
6. Jonathan Agnew reports on the first of the Texaco Trophy One Day International match between the West Indies and England tomorrow. There is uncertainty of Desmond Haynes’ inclusion due to an injury, and Ian Botham and Vivian Richards are interviewed (11:24-13:23)
7. In an address to the West Indian Commission, Henry Ford, Barbados opposition leader, warns that the Caribbean nations can face a gloomy economic future and calls for political union to be high on the region’s agenda (13:24-14:28)
8. Canadian sprinter, Ben Johnson, is set to run his first 100 meters race since the 1988 Olympics finals in Seoul (14:29-14:53)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41375
Date: 1991-05-22


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