Caribbean Report 01-05-1989



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:53)
2. The UN Human Rights Commission has criticisized the British Privy Council for not ordering a re-trial in a Jamaican murder appeal. The Commission was considering the case of Frank Robinson convicted of murder in Jamaica. Pat Whitehorne reports; Jerry Timmins interviews Peter Thornton, Barrister (00:54-06:27)
3. The death penalty is under discussion at a meeting of the Caribbean Human Rights Organization in Puerto Rico. Jerry Timmins interviews the Executive Secretary, Mike McCormack who promises to undertake a survey of cases of persons on death row (06:28-10:36)
4. Today, May Day is a day of celebration the world over. Lionel MartIn reports from Havana, Cuba where it is a work holiday and a parade is underway in Revolution Square where Fidel Castro and other leaders are marching (10:37-12:00)
5. Fresh violence is imminent in Suriname unless the Government moves to ensure peace. Ronnie Brunswijk, rebel leader says that the Bush Negroes are suffering and that he will move his guerilla activities into Paramaribo (12:01-15:22)