Caribbean Report 28-05-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-:38)
2. Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson says that while he is yet to hear the details of the proposed economic union between Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Barbados, he is not opposed to it in principle provided it is done in a way that would not result in disharmony within CARICOM, nor weaken regional structures (00:39-04:58)
3. In a bid to ease growing pressure from human rights groups to restore democracy to Haiti, President Bush has tightened the embargo and issued a directive to return Haitians found at sea. Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton calls the directive a blow to the principle of first asylum (05:00-05:56)
4. At its semi-annual convention in Grand Cayman this week, the Caribbean Shipping Association discusses moves by the United States to tighten the embargo against Cuba, as well as the executive order barring ships that do business with Cuba from entering US ports. President Frank Wellnitz talks about how this will affect the association (05:58-08:45)
5. Teddy Griffith Chairman of the committee set up to develop a strategic plan for the future of West Indies cricket, says it is time for the sport to be treated as a business (08:48-11:53)
6. Jamaica’s Finance Minister Hugh Small delivers budget presentation. Correspondent Gary Allen reports (11:54-14:38)
7. Recap of the headlines (14:39-15:54)