Caribbean Report 17-11-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. American Congressman, Robert Torricelli plans to propose a change in US policy towards Haiti. He left Haiti today after promising to tell the incoming Clinton administration that the embargo against Haiti needs to be revamped and also recommended closer US relations with Prime Minister Marc Bazin. Report by Michael Norton (00:31-03:49)
3. One of Bill Clinton’s advisors was quoted today as saying that the incoming US administration would seek to process Haitian refugees in the Caribbean and not in Florida. Interview with Samuel Berger, member of Clinton’s transition team in charge of National Security issues (03:50-04:43)
4. The Caribbean must develop strategies to ensure its voice is heard in a Europe increasingly preoccupied by problems of its own. Hugh Crosskill reports with comments from David Jessop at the Caribbean Council for Europe (04:44-06:51)
5. Questions concerning British policy towards the Caribbean will be debated in the House of Lords next Monday. Europe after 1992, the future of banana exports, the report of the West Indian Commission and British relations with the Hispanic Caribbean are amongst the issues likely to be raised during the debate (06:52-07:42)
6. Trinidad and Tobago former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sahadeo Basdeo has expressed disappointment over Caricom’s failure to act on the recommendations of the West Indian Commission (07:43-10:34)
7. Jonathan Porritt, President of the World Travel and Tourism Council described tourism as a new form of colonialism. Speaking at the opening of the International Tourism and Environment Conference in London, he said tourism is a parasite upon the emancipated Third World and asked how many more paradises would be ruined for the sake of tourism which did not protect the environment (10:35-11:19)
8. Cuba’s output of nickel is expected to total just 35,000 tons this year, well short of the original target of 50,000 tons because of production problems caused by the country’s changed relationship with the former Soviet Union and the countries of Europe (11:20-12:09)
9. A forty-seven-year-old Jamaican man, Winston Thomas, living in London led five top psychiatrists to believe he was mentally ill. He is charged with rape and assault and has been jailed for 9 years for perverting the course of justice and convincing experts he suffered from schizophrenia. Carol Orr reports from Old Bailey in London and interviews detective Gary Copson (12:10-14:19)
10. Recap of the report (14:20-14:49)