Caribbean Report 02-10-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Striking banana farmers in St. Lucia threaten to bring the capital to a halt. Secretary of the Banana Salvation Committee Patrick Joseph is interviewed (00:28-05:18)
3. Police officers from the United States are being recruited for Haiti. Leslie Goffe reports (05:19-06:51)
4. Another dimension was added today to the exchanges between the Guyana government and the local telephone company over sex lines services (06:52-07:37)
5. Australia's decision to set up a task force to garner international support for a ban on whaling is likely to get a mixed reception in the Caribbean according to Leslie Pierre of the Grenada Observer Newspaper. Leslie Pierre is interviewed (07:38-10:26)
6. In Havana, Britain and Cuba signed an accord as part of a campaign by the two countries to co-operate in the fight against drugs in the region. British Home Office Minister with responsibility for drugs Tom Sackville and Pedro Pupo Perez, Head of Cuba's Drug Unit are interviewed. Rosie Hayes reports (10:27-12:30)
7. California prepares to vote on the medical uses of marijuana. Ken Richards reports (12:31-14:15)
8. Britain is to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time in twenty years (14:16-15:22)