Caribbean Report 08-07-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. Hurricane Bertha bears down on the Caribbean. Elton Georges, Chairman of the National Emergency Organisation in the British Virgin Islands and Jeremy Collymore, Co-ordinator of the Caribbean Disaster Response Agency are interviewed. Mike Jarvis reports (00:26-05:27)
3. The hijacking of a Cuban plane by a military officer increases US Cuba tension. President of the Cuban National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon is interviewed (05:28-07:07)
4. The US Virgin Islands and the aftermath of the hurricane. Lee Carle, News Director, WSTA and News Director, WOSO Radio, Gary Taumenin are interviewed (07:08-12:56)
5. Cynism and pessimism are words being used to describe Britain's black community attitude to mainstream politics. However, the problem is worst among the youths. Ken Richards reports (12:57-14:17)
6. At last week's Caricom Summit the idea of returning to a Caribbean Commission was raised in some quarters. Trinidadian Economist Frank Rampersad is interviewed (14:18-15:25)