Caribbean Report 12-09-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:43)
2. Guyana’s opposition party, the Patriotic Coalition for Democracy, protests for the attention of the Commonwealth Planning Mission currently in Guyana to pave the way for a Commonwealth observer team in the next general elections. Sharief Khan interviews the Deputy Secretary General of the Commonwealth Planning Mission Sir Anthony Sigaro, co-leader of WPA Rupert Roopnarine and PPP member Clement Roohee (00:44-05:22)
3. US Congressman, Bob Graham, says that if Nicaragua’s Sandinistas accepted a broad range of election observers then so too should the government of Guyana. He also purports the withholding of a portion of the economic aid to Guyana until the process of free and fair elections occurs. Interview with Bob Graham (05:23-08:33)
4. Financial News (08:34-09:21)
5. Thomson Holidays, a major British tour operator with business in the Caribbean, says that despite the present ease in the travel market, the future of the Caribbean region appears buoyant and islands, such as Barbados, need to become more competitive. Pat Whithorne interviews Leslie Andrew, Marketing Manager of Thomson Holidays who affirms that with the right policies and marketing, the Caribbean will be a popular choice for visitors in the 1990’s (09:22-12:27)
6. The long awaited appearance of the leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen, Yasin Abu Bakr, is expected to take place in a Trinidad court tomorrow. Debbie Ransome reports from Port of Spain (12:28-14:15)
7. English football team under the new manager, Graham Taylor, defeats Hungary at Wembley Stadium (14:16-14:50)