Caribbean Report 26-07-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:46)
2. Former US President, Jimmy Carter, ends his visit to Haiti with commitments to security without addressing the capture of Roger Lafontant and Williams Regala. Interview with Lionel Johnson, a member of the visiting team (00:47-02:24)
The West Indian Commission headed by Sir Shridath Ramphal arrives in Trinidad and Tobago to gather public opinion on the move towards regional integration. Pat Whitehorne interviews Jones P. Madeira, Director of Trinidad and Tobago Television (02:25-05:33)
4. Financial News. Iraq's Oil Minister comments on the price of oil (05:34-07:06)
5. Developing countries represented at the meeting of the Uruguay Round in Geneva made a formal protest to the Round's Trade Negotiations Committee over the lack of progress at the talks. Lloyd Barnett, Jamaica's Ambassador in Geneva states that the developing countries thought that the industralized countries lacked commitment (07:07-10:12)
6. The proposal for a regional air carrier will be on the agenda at next week's Caricom Heads of Government meeting. Whilst some countries support the recommendations for a multi-national carrier, such as Trinidad and Tobago, there is skepticism from other Caribbean states. Interviews with Philip Nunez, Chairman of the Committee of Air Transportation and James Mitchell, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (10:13-13:50)
7. The Government of Bahamas is insisting that the Haitian refugee boat overturned in the sea due to stormy weather despite allegations that the vessel was shot at by the Bahamian authorities. Kathy Louie reports (13:51-15:00)