Caribbean Report 08-07-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Trinidad and Tobago’s manufacturing sector says three months is not long enough for a review of the Common External Tariff (CET). President of the Manufacturing Association Neil Poon Tip talks about the effects of a lowered CET. Correspondent Tony Fraser reports (00:30-03:00)
3. The Barbados parliament debates reforms to the country’s direct taxation system aimed at broadening the tax base. Anthony Johnson, President of the Barbados Economics Society assesses the new measures (03:001-06:45)
4. Lack of fuel in Cuba is creating a severe power shortage affecting local industry, homes and the transportation system. Correspondent Lionel Martin gives details (06:46-08:34)
5. Another oil tanker docks in Haiti breaking an oil embargo imposed by the Organization of American States (OAS) (08:35-09:03)
6. Dr. Kenneth King, Guyana’s Minister responsible for Divestment, visits London and World Bank officials in Washington in a bid to obtain investor interest in Guyana’s sugar and bauxite industries. Correspondent Sharief Khan looks at the divestment plans for the sugar industry (09:04-11:38)
7. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and cruise lines meet in Puerto Rico tomorrow to finalize the input into a regional joint market program. Executive Director Jean Holder comments (11:39-14:45)