Caribbean Report 20-08-1991

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Caribbean Report 20-08-1991

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-08-1991
Author: Jarvis, Mike (anchor); Thompson, Arthur (interviewee); Kirton, Allan (interviewee); Williams, Colin (correspondent); Smith, Ransford (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:43)
2. The recent overthrow of Soviet Union’s President Mikhail Gorbachev may not have any significant impact on relations with Jamaica. Comments from the Secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Kingston and the Jamaican Ambassador in the Soviet Union, Arthur Thompson, who further describes the state of affairs in the Soviet Union (00:44-08:30)
3. Still no official reaction from Cuba on the Soviet crisis and the silence from Havana is viewed as a cautious move since President Castro has always been very critical of Mr. Gorbachev’s reformist policy. Rev. Allan Kirton of the Caribbean Council of Churches comments on the Cuban/Soviet Union relations (08:31-10:01)
4. St. Vincent’s Prime Minister, James Mitchell, addresses the nation tonight and is expected to speak to the matter pertaining to the country’s Police Commissioner, Randolph Toussaint, who is currently facing allegations of misconduct in office. Colin Williams reports from Kingstown (10:20-11:45)
5. The Jamaican Embassy in Washington is currently engaged in a damage control exercise following last week’s issuance of a travel advisory notice by the US due to the crime level in Jamaica. High Crosskill interviews Ransford Smith, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Jamaican Embassy in New York (11:46-14:45)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43864
Date: 1991-08-20


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