Caribbean Report 13-04-1994

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Title: Caribbean Report 13-04-1994
Author: Orr, Carol (anchor); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Marville, Orlando (interviewee); Watkins, Kevin (interviewee); Stephens, Christopher (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Geoff, Leslie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with Carol Orr (00:00-00:27)
2. In Cuba, the people and the economy are being battered by long electrical outages for the past year the power black outs have been on average 6 hours a day but have gone up to 10-15 hours. Flashlights are hard to come by and so are Coleman lanterns. Lionel Martin reports on the situation in Cuba (00:28-02:50)
3. As the world’s trade and foreign ministers meet in Morocco to put in place the final act of the Uruguay round, concern over the effect on the Lomé Agreement has increased. However, fears that preferential access under the Lomé will be made redundant under the new free trade order have been dismissed by the Ambassador of Barbados to the EU, Orlando Marville and Kevin Watkins, Senior Policy Advisor for Oxfam (02:51-05:26)
4. Countries from the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific do not need to restrict their products in order to get the best out of the new world trading order. These countries need to diversify their exports and their markets to get the most out of the new world trading order. Christopher Stephens, Fellow at the Sussex University’s Institute of Development studies on speak on the issue. Hugh Crosskill reports (05:27- 08:55)
5. In Haiti, the violence continues to mount inside parliament as a break group discuss plans to remove Jean- Bertrand Aristide from office. The group had tabled a resolution to declare the post of President vacant on the basis of Aristide’s refusal to designate a new Prime Minister. Correspondent Michael Norton reports (08:56-11:07)
6. Jean Claude ‘Babydoc’ Duvalier, who fled Haiti for the French Rivera, is reported to be bankrupt after emptying the Haitian coffers of 20 million pounds. According to a British newspapers he is working as a part-time gardener. Duvalier’s lawyer refutes these claims. Leslie Geoff reports (11:08-13:50)
7. England’s victory over the West Indies at the 4th test in Barbados has inspired tabloid praises. This is the first time English has won a test match in Barbados in 59 years (13:51-14:22)
8. Recap of the Headlines (14:23-14:39)
9. Wrap up & theme music (14:40-14:57)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/48986
Date: 1994-04-13


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