Caribbean Report 08-10-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. A compromise has been reached with the Trinidad government over Guyana's excluded law students. President Cheddi Jagan is interviewed (00:31-02:35)
3. St. Lucia announces an all party committee in an attempt to resolve the banana farmers dispute. Prime Minister Vaughn Lewis is interviewed and Pete Ninvalle reports (02:36-05:24)
4. A British scientist criticises the world's media lack of coverage on Montserrat's volcano. Professor Bill McGuire, University College of London is interviewed (05:25-08:39)
5. Cuban authorities say they have captured almost two tons of cocaine hidden on a Honduran registered boat heading towards the United States. Tom Gibbs reports (08:40-10:46)
6. Deep divisions are emerging in Trinidad and Tobago's oldest political party the People's National Movement as its leader and former deputy battle for power. Tony Fraser reports (10:47-12:47)
7. In Britain the Head of the Joint Council for Welfare of Immigrants has welcomed the judge's ruling that the local authorities have a duty to provide asylum seekers with the basics for survival while seeking refugee status. Guyanese born Labour Member of Parliament Bernie Grant is interviewed (12:48-15:20)