Caribbean Report 10-10-1996



Report commences during segment one.

Table of Contents

1. Political infighting in the People's National Movement as the fight for the leadership of Trinidad and Tobago's main opposition party shifts into first gear. Tony Fraser reports (00:00-01:38)
2. Montserrat's Supervisor of General Elections says that he is confident that next month's polls will be free and fair inspite of clear challenges ahead. Dr Howard Fergus is interviewed (01:39-04:31)
3. As the strike by banana workers in St. Lucia looks set to enter its third week a new group has emerged expressing opposition. President of the Banana Industry Nationalist Growers Organisation (BINGO) Alpha Celestine and BINGO's Chairman Esmin Celestine and Peter Josie Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (4:32-07:16)
4. Dominica's Ambassador to the United Nations has warned of social and political disaster for the Windward Islands if Latin American-based multinational corporations succeed in ending preferential access to the EU market (07:17-07:47)
5. The minor reshuffle of Guyana's cabinet by President Jagan is being seen as the opening shots in an election battle a full year before polls are due. Into the cabinet comes Ambassador to Venezuela Sash Sawh and businessman Tony Chavere. Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Harripersad Naika and Clinton Collymore are being reassigned. Sharief Khan reports (07:48-11:16)
6. By-elections are being held in Bermuda today caused by the death in August of the Leader of the Opposition Progressive Labour Party Mr Leonard Frederick Wade. Wade Rush reports (11:17-15:43)