Caribbean Report 09-05-1997


United States President Bill Clinton is expected to arrive in Barbados later today to attend the Summit with Caricom leaders. On the agenda would be the Bridgetown Declaration and the Plan of Action. Topics to be dealt with are trade enhancement, the peculiar problems of smaller economies and the challenge they face and human resources development. For the Heads of Government of the Windward Islands it is the United States attitude to the banana industry which is the main priority. Next, Jamaica’s Minister of National Security was forced to cancel his trip to Barbados because of gun violence in West Kingston that left four people dead and at least nine wounded. Next, there is disagreement in St Lucia today over the supervision of an election code of conduct. The governing United Workers Party and the Opposition of an election code of conduct. The governing United Workers Party and the Opposition Labour Party signed an agreement promising to fight clean elections. Finally, the black cowboys of America are having their rodeo week in Texas. Many of them are the descendants of the Buffalo soldiers as they are called. The men who first fought in the United States army some one hundred and fifty years ago, former slaves.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Caribbean Community tune into Barbados for the historic summit with President Bill Clinton. Vincentian Prime Minister, Sir James Mitchell and Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Basdeo Panday are interviewed (00:28-06:13)
3. Jamaican minister dismisses suggestlion of political motives behind the Tiffany Gardens operations. Minister of National Security Kadi Knight and Derrick Smith, Labour Party spokesman on National Security are interviewed (06:14-10:03)
4. The supervision of an election code of conduct has brought disagreement in Lucia. Minister of Tourism, Romanas Lansico is interviewed and Pete Ninvalle reports (10:04-12:19)
5. Tracking the descendants of the Buffalo soldiers. Emma Joseph reports (12:20-12:27)