Caribbean Report 07-11-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:51)
2. The Haitian Electoral Council has rejected the candidacy of Leslie Manigat, former President of Haiti, for the upcoming general elections. Michelle Montague reports that the list of presidential candidates has been reduced from twenty-six to fourteen contenders. In an interview with Pat Whitehorne, Roger Lafontant claims that the Council was unjust in disqualifying him from the electoral race and discussed the possibility of violence in response to this decision by the Council (00:52-06:05)
3. Dr. Ivor Heath, leader of Antigua’s opposition United National Democratic Party and Brian Stewart Young of Antigua’s Manufacturers Association respond to the recent recommendations by the Commission of Inquiry into the Antiguan arms scandal. The Commission recommended the banning of the Prime Minister’s son, Vere Bird, from public office for life and the firing of army commander, Clyde Walker (06:06-10:34)
4. British Virgin Islands seize more than 600 kg of cocaine with a street value of approximately $60 million in the islands biggest drug haul. Interview with John Rutherford, Police Commissioner (10:35-12:48)
5. The House of Representatives in Trinidad and Tobago will hold its first full sitting in the Red House since the attempted coup in July. The main item on the order paper is the option to extend the country’s state of emergency. Debbie Ransome reports (12:49-14:54)