Caribbean Report 01-03-1990


First time in sixteen years the English cricket team registers a test triumph over the West Indies by winning the first test of the five test series at Sabina Park, Jamaica. Following the Financial News, the Caricom ministers call for a face-to-face meeting with the Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic to explain his country’s position on the export of bananas to Europe. The next segment covers the potential row between the Caribbean countries and Africa over the election of a Director General for Brussels-based Centre for the Development of ACP Industry. The report concludes with the proposal by the new government of Belize to deregulate the media.


Includes a musical interlude at the beginning of the report.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-01:36)
2. First victory for the English cricket team against the West Indies in 16 years. Comments from West Indies' Captain Vivian Richards, England's Captain, Graham Gooch and England's Captain in 1974 Mike Denness (01:37-04:23)
3. Financial News. Robin Stainer, commodity analyst, comments on the rising price of cocoa (04:24-06:03)
4. Caricom ministers call for a March 18th meeting with the Secretary of States for Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic. Interview with George Mallet, St. Lucia's Trade Minister (06:04-09:54)
5. Competition for another top ACP post weakens relations between the Caribbean and Africa. Shada Islam reports from Brussels (09:55-12:44)
6. Deregulation of the media in Belize. Jerry Timmins interviews Said Musa, Belize's Minister for Economic Development and Education (12:45-15:46)