Caribbean Report 24-07-1991

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Caribbean Report 24-07-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 24-07-1991
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Mandela, Nelson (speaker); Youssef, Samir (interviewee); James, Carl (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Pipe, Roger (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Rowley, Keith (interviewee); Agnew, Jonathan (correspondent); Gooch, Graham (interviewee); Richards, Vivian (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. Nelson Mandela arrives in Jamaica today seeking support from the Caribbean on sanctions. The report features an excerpt of a speech by Nelson Mandela at the University of the West Indies where he was awarded an honorary doctor of law degree (00:32-01:45)
3. The Jamaican government is criticized by the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Samir Youssef, for appealing to business community to grant workers a half-day to celebrate the visit of Mandela. Whilst Mr. Youssef states that the government’s request is irresponsible in the current economic climate, Carl James, President of the Jamaica’s Exporters Association supports the request (01:46-04:33)
4. According to a report by the Caribbean Development Bank, Barbados is set for another year of negative growth. Hugh Crosskill examines the Bank’s report and the possibility of an IMF agreement (04:34-07:40)
5. The Grenadian government is advised by Roger Pipe of International Spice Trade, to proceed with caution as it engages in reactivating a bi-literal agreement with Indonesia nutmeg producers. The meeting is organized by Catz International and Mr. Pipe contends that Grenada could lose more than it gains by this arrangement (07:41-10:00)
6. Venezuela is keen on improving relations with Caricom countries and Debbie Ransome reports that Trinidad and Tobago is facilitating the foreign relations aims of Venezuela. The Foreign Minister of Venezuela visited Trinidad yesterday to sign a treaty sharing the use of regional waters and Keith Rowley, Deputy Leader of the PNM, claims that the treaty ushers in the giving away of Trinidad and Tobago waters to Venezuela (10:01-12:02)
7. West Indies and England start the fourth Cornhill test tomorrow plagued by injuries and illnesses. Comments from captains Graham Gooch and Vivian Richards (12:03-14:50)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43291
Date: 1991-07-24


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