Caribbean Report 26-06-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:43)
2. CARICOM Trade Ministers decide to shelve review of the Common External Tariff (CET) and other trade issues to the following year, to the dismay of Jamaica. Correspondent Tony Fraser talks with the Chairman of the Common Market, Grenadian George Brizan (00:44-02:20)
3. The trade ministers’ proposal to shelve the review of the CET with all other single market issues is to be presented at the Heads of Government Summit for a final decision next week. Senator David Coore responds to the proposal (02:21-04:57)
4. Special report by correspondent Mike Jarvis on the issues most likely to be addressed at the Heads of Government Summit. The report includes comments from former Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley, English Foreign Policy Adviser to the West Indian Commission Dr. Paul Sutton, West Indian Commission Chairman Sir Shridath Ramphal, Dominican Prime Minister Dame Eugenia Charles and Political Scientist Dr. Neville Duncan (04:58-12:07)
5. Opposition politicians from six Caribbean countries and Venezuela are scheduled to meet on Saturday for a round table session to prepare recommendations to present at next week’s Heads of Government Summit. Trinidad and Tobago’s Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday will host the session (12:08-12:47)
6. Opposition Leaders Henry Forde of Barbados and Basdeo Panday of Trinidad and Tobago express disagreement with Jamaican Foreign Minister David Coore's statement that CARICOM cannot ignore the Haitian crisis (12:48-13:21)
7. President of the Dominican Republic Joaquín Balaguer recommends lifting the embargo against Haiti and using other measures to restore constitutional government (13:22-13:54)
8. Review of headlines (13:54-14:52)