Caribbean Report 26-08-1990

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Caribbean Report 26-08-1990

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Title: Caribbean Report 26-08-1990
Author: Crosskill, Hugh (anchor); Khan, Sharief (correspondent); Ramharack, Baytoram (interviewee); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Jagan, Cheddi (interviewee); Pantin, Dennis (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Wooldridge, Mike (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:42)
2. In the run-up to the elections in Guyana, an opinion poll is to be conducted by the Trukeyen Research and Polling Institute made up of Guyanese social scientists living abroad. The poll will focus on a number of issues, including the support of political parties, racism and the rating of the current administration. Sharief Khan interviews Baytoram Ramharack, a member of the Institute and Mike Jarvis interviews Cheddi Jagan who comments on the relevance of the poll, the Guyanese/US relations and the upcoming elections (00:43-06:24)
3. Barbados is embarking on a strict policy of economic constraints to correct the imbalances in the island’s financial affairs. Trinidadian economist, Dennis Pantin, indicates that Barbados is facing the identical problem as its other Caricom partners, such as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and comments on the possible devaluation of the Barbadian currency (06:25-10:39)
4. Trinidadian social scientist, Selwyn Ryan, is about to launch a book which offers a comprehensive analysis of last year’s attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago. Debbie Ransome reports that the book, Muslimeen Grab for Power, will be launched at a time when a preliminary inquiry is underway in the country (10:40-12:34)
5. Over 600,000 people take to the street for the last day of the 1991 Notting Hill Carnival. Mike Wooldridge reports on some criminal elements of the festival and the growth of the event at an international level (12:35-14:54)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/43876
Date: 1991-08-26


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