Caribbean Report 01-03-1994



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:33)
2. Montserrat has temporarily suspended its decision to implement Common External Tariff (CET). The announcement comes after just one month after Montserrat’s Chief Minister Reuben Meade announced that the country was to become the 12th CARICOM nation to implement the tariff. Mr. Meade discusses why the CET was suspended in Montserrat (00:34-04:42) Interview with George Piper, President of Montserrat’s Chamber of Commerce claims that he warned about implementing the CET the way Monserrat’s government. He discusses the initial impact of the CET (04:43-07:16)
3. David Brandt, Montserrat’s former minister of for Communication, Works and Sport says that the CET is one of the issues which led to his leaving the government. He claims he warned the government that the implementation of the tariff would be disastrous for the country (07:17-10:22)
4. Guyanese government is to draft a law to govern race relations. Guyana’s President is Trinidad for a conference that is examining ethnic conflict and its impact on the international community. Tony Fraser reports from Port of Spain (10:23-12:42)
5. England’s fast bowler Devon Malcom is heading home after undergoing keyhole surgery in Manchester on his right knee. The player would have to wait a few days to find out if he could return to the Caribbean to participate in the current test series. Mike Atherton, the Captain of the English cricket team about the upcoming series and how the team will function without Malcom (12:42-14:09)
6. Exiled Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide said he has now received the support of France and Canada to reject a new US backed proposal to restore peace to Haiti (14:10-14:44)
7. Wrap up and theme music (14:44-14:55)