Caribbean Report 21-04-1994

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Title: Caribbean Report 21-04-1994
Author: Orr, Carol (anchor); Sibaja, Marco (interviewee); Martin, Lionel (correspondent); Richie, John (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with Carol Orr (00:00-00:26)
2. Jamaican President Bill Clinton has written to Congress on the role of the United States is playing in the blockage against Haiti. The latter follows growing pressure in Congress on the blockade, on U.S. Policy to return Haitian refugees and to tighten sanctions against Port-au-France. Describing U.S. contribution to the U.N.’s blockade as valuable, the American leader said the enforcement of the embargo was important to U.S. goals and interests in the region. Marco Sibaja discusses how critical President Aristide and Randall Robinson were of the US policy against Haiti (00:27-03:54)
3. Two hundred Cuban exiles from around the world have arrived in Havana to discuss ways of improving links with the socialist state. The first initiative of its kind for sixteen years, the invitation was extended to Cubans in forty (40) states including Spain, Venezuela, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic. The 100 guests were flown in from the main Cuban exiled community in Miami. The three-day conference will centre on the problems of immigration, the economy and social, current affairs and international communication. Lionel martin reports (03:55-06:38)
4. As challenges to the European Union banana regime continue, Caribbean producers who benefit from a protected market are preparing for an uncertain future by trying to increase efficiency in the region. Governments in Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are seeking to cut production costs and to put the Windward banana interests in a better position to compete with Latin American producers. Funding is being sought from the Caribbean development Bank and the European Union. Director of the CDB speaks about the issue facing the banana growers (06:39-08:06)
5. A study conducted by the American Health Foundation found that black smokers at a higher risk of lung cancer than whites. The New York study conducted over a two-year period was conducted by Research Scientist Dr. John Ritchie based on data compiled by organizations worldwide of mortality and incidence rates of lung cancer amongst black people has for years been higher than white. Interview with Dr. Richie discussing the reason the incidence of lung cancer is higher among blacks than whites (08:07-10:39)
6. Trinidad and Tobago is planning a grand welcome home tonight for West Indian cricketer Brian Lara. The new record holder is to be met at the Piarco International Airport by the Prime Minister Patrick Manning and the leader of the opposition Basdeo Panday as well as the public. Correspondent Tony Fraser talks about the plans for Lara (10:40-12:46)
Recap of the headlines and theme music (12:47-13:13)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/49097
Date: 1994-04-21


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