Caribbean Report 20-03-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:42)
2. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister John Compton will announce the general elections date on Sunday amidst much controversy over official attempts to change some electoral boundaries. The Chamber of Industry and Commerce calls for a postponement to boundary changes. Correspondent Pete Ninvalle reports (00:43-03:39)
3. Another survey published in Jamaica lists Party Chairman P. J. Patterson as having a near four to one preference over Labour Minister Portia Simpson among the People's National Party (PNP) delegates (03:40-04:09)
4. University lecturer Dr. Trevor Munroe suggests a public debate be held by the two candidates Portia Simpson and P. J. Patterson so that Jamaicans can better gauge their political agendas (04:10-06:36)
5. Jamaica’s Opposition Leader Edward Seaga is preparing for general elections as he is banking on Mr. Manley’s successor seeking an early national poll (06:37-07:02)
6. In Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his cabinet have found themselves in an economic bind with the repayment of the country’s debt three months after assuming office. Correspondent Mike Jarvis talks with Maxie Cuffie, Economics Editor for the Trinidad Guardian (07:03-09:44)
7. Caribbean coffee growers can look forward to an increase in world market prices with Brazil’s acceptance of export quotas. Peter Kettle, London Commodities Analyst of EDandF Man comments (09:45-10:51)
8. Former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner blames weak management as one of the contributing factors in the West Indies disappointing performance at the World Cup Tournament and calls for Clive Lloyd to be made permanent manager (10:52-13:44)
9. Haiti’s Senate Speaker Déjean Bélizaire rejects calls to set a new date for a parliamentary session to reinstate ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, after a walk out by a third of lawmakers left the parliament without a quorum (13:45-14:34)