Caribbean Report 19-08-1991



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1. Soviet Union’s President Mikhail Gorbachev has been deposed by the Communist Party hardliners. Prime Minister ANR Robinson says that the coup is a clear reaction to Gorbachev’s policies, whilst Prime Minister Michael Manley states that any reversal of Gorbachev’s policies will be a major setback for the Soviet Union. Trevor Monroe, leader of the Workers Party of Jamaica, comments on the demise of Mr. Gorbachev and the future of Marxism and socialism. Dennis Pantin, Economist at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, examines the impact of the coup on the Caribbean and David Young reports from Havana on the fall of President Gorbachev (00:00-12:26)
2. Talks began in Santo Domingo today between government officials of the Dominican Republic and Haiti on the migrant work issues which have generated growing tension between the two countries. Ian Farley reports that the Dominican government is not prepared to address the question of the mass deportation of Haitian workers (12:27-14:01)
3. The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will address the nation tomorrow on matters of national interest, including the future of the Police Commissioner, Randolph Toussaint, who is currently under investigation over allegations of misconduct in office (14:01-14:57)