Caribbean Report 06-09-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. The government of St. Lucia will not delay its implementation of the Common External Tariff on October 1st despite a request from the local Chamber of Commerce. George Mallet, Deputy Prime Minister is interviewed by Pete Ninvalle. Trinidad and Tobago also introduced the CET earlier this year and Gary Voss, former Head of the Manufacturers Association of Trinidad and Tobago comments on their experience (00:30-06:35)
3. After two failed attempts by the National Assembly to appoint a president, Suriname finally appoints Ronald Venetiaan as the new President three months after elections (06:36-08:58)
4. The 10th Meeting of the Non-Alignment Movement ends today in Ghana. The head of the large Cuban delegation, Raul Rao, stated that as Cuba becomes increasingly isolated then the survival of the Non-Alignment Movement is crucial for the Caribbean (08:59-12:03)
5. The expansion of the Regional Security System in the Caribbean is currently under consideration within Caricom. Jamaica remains on the periphery of the RSS and Mike Jarvis interviews Commodore Peter Brady, Chief of Staff of Jamaica Defence Force, on the position of Jamaica (12:14-14:00)
6. On Thursday Guatemala officially recognized the independence of neighboring Belize but did not give up its territorial claim on part of the colony (14:01-14:41)