Caribbean Report 03-05-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. A suggestion that Caribbean states give up their sovereignty for US protection. Journalist Rickey Singh and Caribbean Development Bank President Neville Nicholls are interviewed (00:29-04:49)
3. Cuba's Deputy Foreign Minister Isabel Allende says the European Union holds a strong position in its efforts against the US and the Helms-Burton law. A British Foreign Minister Ian Taylor said today that the UK's retaliation against the Helms-Burton law would depend on how America applies it. Ian Taylor is interviewed (04:50-07:54)
4. Three Dominicans are missing following the disappearance of a commander twin engine aircraft in the area of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands (07:55-08:31)
5. Dominica's Prime Minister Edison James today joined protesting farmers on the island to demonstrate against US led moves against the European Union's banana regime. Prime Minister Edison James is interviewed (08:32-09:18)
6. The Caribbean Development Bank is considering membership for China. Caribbean Development Bank President Sir Neville Nicholls is interviewed. Ken Richards reports (09:19-10:40)
7. A Nigerian student has been granted asylum by the Guyana government. Home Office Minister Ann Widdecombe is interviewed (10:41-12:12)
8. West Indies cricket fans are today reflecting on the two match series against New Zealand which the West Indies won one nil. Sports Commentator Tony Cozier reports (12:13-14:41)
9. Grenada's Press Association has called for a meeting of Caribbean media practitioners . The Association believes that press freedom in Grenada and the region could be under threat (14:42-15:28)