Caribbean Report 02-08-1991

Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:00-00:46)
2. The issue of race surfaces in the run-up to the elections in Guyana. President Desmond Hoyte accuses his main political rival, Dr. Cheddi Jagan, of playing the race card in the elections campaign. Sharief Khan reports from Georgetown (00:47-02:41)
3. Antigua’s government remains firm on implementing the Common External Tariff despite opposition from the island’s Chamber of Commerce. Antigua’s Chamber of Commerce claims that the CET will have a negative impact on Antigua which is a non-exporting country with an economy based on tourism. Interview with Antigua’s Economic Development, Tourism and Industry Minister, Dr. Rodney Williams (02:42-06:46)
4. Trinidad and Tobago’s opposition leader, Patrick Manning, says that it is up to Trinidad, Barbados and Guyana to lead the way to regional integration. Mr. Manning purports that his party supports a policy of political association amongst the NDCs of the Caribbean and the possible phasing out of Caricom. He further contents that the regional integration movement is moving too slowly and Caricom should broaden its base in light of the global trend towards the formation of economic blocs (06:47-11:17)
5. The Pan American Games open in Havana, Cuba and the current economic status of Cuba does not support the $24 million it is costing to host the games (11:18-12:57)
6. The three-day cricket match between the West Indies and Gloucestershire ends in a draw. Keith Bleech reports from Bristol. In addition, the WI fast bowler, Malcolm Marshall calls on the English selectors to bring back David Gower for the fifth test between the West Indies and England (12:58-14:55)