Caribbean Report 17-07-1991

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Caribbean Report 17-07-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-07-1991
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Burchell, Jonathan (correspondent); Gandhi, Maneka (interviewee); Whitehorne, Pat (correspondent); Seaga, Edward (speaker); Meeks, Brian (interviewee); Brathwaite, Nicholas (interviewee); Lloyd, Clive (interviewee); Charles, Pearnel (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. The G7 Summit ended in London today with a big push for debt relief but only for the world’s poorest countries. Jonathan Burchell reports with comments from British Prime Minister, John Major (00:34-02:46)
3. Another summit also took place at the same time of the G7 Summit in London aimed at pointing out the gaps in the G7 communiqué. Maneka Gandhi, former Environment Minister in India, states that the economic powers are not addressing debt relief with sufficient urgency (02:47-03:57)
4. Leader of Jamaica’s Labour Party, Edward Seaga, appears to have withstood the most concerted challenge to his leadership by forcing the leader of the Gang of Five, Pearnell Charles, to apologize to the party and pledge loyalty to his leadership. Pat Whitehorne reports on the year-long rift between the leadership of the Labour Party and the Gang of Five. Comments from Edward Seaga, Pearnel Chales and Jamaican political analyst Brian Meeks (03:58-10:27)
5. The faith of the 14 people convicted of killing the former Prime Minister of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, now rest with the island’s Mercy Committee. The conviction and death sentence imposed on the 14 were upheld last week by Grenada’s Court of Appeal and the Mercy Committee is now being petitioned to grant them clemency. Prime Minister Nicholas Brathwaite states that the petitions have been filed by the defense lawyers and the convicts themselves (10:28-12:07)
6. Since South Africa gained admission to the International Cricket Council last week, the former West Indies cricket captain and manager, Clive Lloyd, confirms that he will be coaching cricketers in South Africa in September. In an interview Clive Lloyd claims that he has the backing of the West Indies Cricket Board despite the position of the Board not to bless or object Clive Lloyd’s decision to coach in South Africa (12:08-14:50)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43214
Date: 1991-07-17


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