Caribbean Report 11-09-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announces the withdrawal of troops from Cuba during a meeting with the US Secretary of State, James Baker. Interview with BBC diplomatic correspondent Mark Brain on the Cuban response and the effects on the US (00:31-05:36)
3. As relations between Cuba and the Soviet Union deteriorate, the Castro regime is turning towards the Caribbean, particularly Guyana, to explore avenues for its economic survival. Sharief Khan reports that the Cuban government is wooing the Guyanese private sector to invest in Cuban tourism industry. Comments from the President of the Cuban State Committee for Economic Cooperation Ernesto Melendez. In addition, the British government warns the US Congress to desist from interfering with UK trading relations with Cuba (05:37-08:29)
4. The 15th Annual Caribbean Tourism Organization Conference commences in Caracas, Venezuela today and Sandra Baptiste reports on the opening day including a call from the President of the World Tourism Travel Council, Jeffrey Lipman for the region to address constraints to the growth of Caribbean tourism. Comments from the CTO Chairman, Dominica’s Tourism Minister Charles Maynard and St. Kitts and Nevis Tourism Minister Michael Powell (08:30-11:28)
5. Nurses in Jamaica returned to their jobs after a dispute with the government over salaries and an administrative reform programme (11:29-12:11)
6. Guyana-born Londoner Dennis Andries defends his WBC Light-Heavy Weight Title at thirty-nine years old against Australian Jeff Harding. Ian Dark reports with interviews with Jeff Harding and Dennis Andries (12:12-14:48)