Caribbean Report 08-08-1991

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Caribbean Report 08-08-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 08-08-1991
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Blades, Hayden (interviewee); Caroit, Jean Michel (correspondent); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Durant, Orville (interviewee); Baptiste, Sandra (correspondent); Brown, G. Arthur (interviewee); Murphy, Pat (correspondent); Agnew, Jonathan (correspondent); Cozier, Tony (correspondent); Young, David (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. A senior official of the Caricom Secretariat has lashed out at the region’s private sector for supporting extra-regional goods at the expense of Caricom products. Director of Trade and Agriculture of the Caricom Secretariat, Hayden Blades, chided the private sector for not taking advantage of one-way arrangements which the regional governments negotiated with North America and Europe (00:36-02:31)
3. Former President of the Dominican Republic, Salvador Jorge Blanco, was today sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on charges of corruption. Jean Michel Caroit reports from Santo Domingo (02:32-03:43)
4. US Vice President, Dan Quayle is due to visit Haiti tomorrow for a few hours. Michael Norton reports that the visit is viewed as moral support for the emergence of democracy in Haiti and to boost the free enterprise system (03:44-05:13)
5. Barbados’ Police Commissioner, Orville Durant, is pressuring the government for increase man-power for the police force due to rising crime levels. He contends that there is a high level of indiscipline among the youths which is responsible for the current lawlessness and drug related crimes. Sandra Baptiste reports (05:14-08:59)
6. The Governor of the Central Bank of Jamaica, G. Arthur Brown, criticized a proposal by the owners of the disgraced Bank of Credit and Commerce International to compensate depositors in Britain whose money is frozen in the bank. He states that this move leaves the unanswered question concerning the compensation of depositors in Jamaica and the Caribbean (09:00-10:13)
7. Pat Murphy and Jonathan Agnew report on the first day of the final test match between the West Indies and England, with an excerpt of match commentary from Tony Cozier. Tomorrow’s report will feature the declining number of West Indian supporters at the oval (10:14-13:16)
8. The hearing of motions filed in the Court of Appeal in the Maurice Bishop trial commenced today in Grenada (13:17-13:42)
9. The holding of the Pan American Games have led to an unprecedented number of Americans visiting the country and discovering a country steeped in the American culture. David Young reports (13:43-14:53)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43592
Date: 1991-08-08


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