Caribbean Report 17-06-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. The United States Canada row over Helms-Burton intensifies as both countries take uncompromising stands on the issue. Chris Morris reports (00:31-03:52)
3. Caribbean education institutions in the region slammed by militant black leader Louis Farrakhan. Louis Farrakhan is interviewed and Jennifer Grant reports (03:53-05:34)
4. Gregory Smith reacts to the news that charges are being laid against him for the 1980 murder of politician, historian Walter Rodney. Suspected murderer Gregory Smith and Lawyer Doodnauth Singh are interviewed and Carol Orr reports (05-35-07:58)
5. The London-based charity ActionAid is accusing the British government of abusing its aid budget. ActionAid says that some of the money being diverted from poor countries is going to rich ones. Countries losing out include those of the Caribbean. Jenny Driscoll, ActionAid is interviewed and Warren Gordon reports (07:59-10:19)
6. The West Indian community in Britain is said to be in crisis. Sociologist Geoff Dench is interviewed (10:26-13:20)
7. In Bermuda the House of Assembly took more that fifteen hours of debate to decide to ban fast food franchisers from operating on the island. George Rush reports (13:27-15:34)