Caribbean Report 29-07-1988


This program features a report on the United States’ response to a letter sent by CARICOM leaders to President Regan regarding an apparent lack of regard for the sovereignty and independence of Caribbean legal systems by the US in the fight against drug trafficking. Also featured is an update regarding the successful lawsuit filed against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and his family by the Haitian Government. The program also reports on the signing of an historic agreement between the French and Grenadian Governments. Finally, the program concludes with sporting news, featuring brief highlights of boxing and cricket.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines – (Pat Whitehorn) (00:00-00:45)
2. Democratic Congressman Larry Smith challenges CARICOM leaders’ letter to President Ronald Regan, which alleges a lack of regard by the US government for the sovereignty and independent legal systems of the Caribbean in the battle against drug trafficking. (00:49-04:21)
3. Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier and his family successfully sued by lawyers representing the Republic of Haiti. BBC correspondent Mike Wall reports. (04:25-05:48)
4. Financial News -- (Hugh Crosskill) (05:54-06:50)
5. Grenada and France sign historic bilateral agreement that is set to usher in a new era in French-Caribbean relations. The agreement was negotiated by Grenadian Works Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The BBC’s Jerry Timmins speaks to Dr. Mitchell regarding the agreement. (06:55-09:23)
6. Weekly Look at the British Press -- (09:27-11:33)
7. Boxing News – Hugh Crosskill talks with correspondent Neil Allen regarding the controversial weigh-in for the boxing match between Jamaican born Lloyd Honeyghan and Korea’s Yung Kil Chung in Atlantic City USA (11:49-14:13)
8. Cricket News – Highlights of the match between the West Indies and Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge. (14:16-14:36)