Caribbean Report 05-04-1994



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Carol Orr (00:00-00:32)
2. A war over the European Union banana import regime has erupted in Britain between the fruit marketing company GEEST and the Jamaica Producers Marketing Company (JPMC). JPMC which has offices in Britain says it is entitled to a slice of GEEST EU import quota along with damages for import licenses previously granted to the firm. Michael Pryce reports (00:32-02:32)
3. In Jamaica, squatters illegally occupying land on the island’s northern coast are turning the problem into a concern for tourism. Gary Allen reports from Kingston. (02:33-04:12)
4. Cuba’s foreign minister Roberto Robina embarks on a tour of four Latin American countries in the Ministers bid to forge international links and forge allies for Cuba. Robaina has toured nations in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. Sue Branford talks about the possible reaction Robaina will receive from Latin America (04:13-07:21)
5. A few years after attaining power in 1959 Cuba’s revolutionary government decreed that admission to all sporting events will be free. Due to the economic situation Cuba, citizens will be asked to spend their own money to see their favourite team and athletic heroes. Lionel Martin reports (07:22-09:36)
6. England’s cricket team has suffered another defeat in the Caribbean against the West Indies team. The scores were England 319 and 165 for 19. The West Indies team 313 and 172 for 2. Correspondent Peter Baxter reports and Keith Fletcher comments (09:37-11:44)
7. It has been announced that England’s wicket keeper is unlikely to play at Friday’s fourth test at Kensington Oval, Barbados. He is said to be suffering from tonsillitis. The West Indies team announced an unchanged thirteen man team for Friday’s test match (11:45-12:02)
8. Trinidad and Tobago’s golfer Stephen Ames became the first West Indian golfer to win a European PGA tournament when he finished ahead of the field in Lyon, France. The twenty-nine year old Ames ended with 6 under par total of 282. Two strokes ahead, his first prize of £37,500 was the biggest paycheck in his career. Hugh Crosskill reports (12:03-14:29
9. Reports from France say Haiti’s exiled former resident for life ‘Baby Doc’ Jean Claude Duvalier abandoned his home located on Cote d’Azur, without leaving a forwarding address, to avoid paying large rent bills (14:30-14:45)
10. Wrap up & theme music (14:46-15:07)