Caribbean Report 02-04-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines. (00:00-00:26)
2. Prime Minister Vere Bird of Antigua and Barbuda confirms his departure from office. However, Tim Hector, leading member of the United Progressive Party insists that the Prime Minister must also face charges for allegations of financial impropriety or ask pardon of the nation (00:27-03:47)
3. Deputy Prime Minister of St. Kitts, Michael Powell, has been dismissed following a cabinet reshuffle by Prime Minister Kennedy Simmonds. Ted Hobson, member of the Concerned Citizens Movement and President of the St. Kitts Bar Association discusses the implications for the Simmonds administration in an interview (03:48-08:38)
4. In Barbados, following the resignation of Harold Blackman, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance, Opposition Spokesman Owen Arthur calls for a commission of inquiry into the ministry of finance following several senior level resignations in the past five years (08:39-09:21)
5. The Organization of American States (OAS) votes to tighten the trade embargo on Haiti following a recent Haitian supreme court ruling barring parliamentarians from voting to ratify an OAS broker to restore deposed President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to office. OAS Secretary General João Baena Soares responds to questions on the embargo’s effectiveness in an interview (09:22-13:07)
6. United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) intervenes to persuade Haiti to allow some of its refugees living in Cuba to return. Regional representative of the UNHCR, Alfredo Witchie shares some details on the new agreement with correspondent Lionel Martin (13:08-14:44)