Caribbean Report 29-05-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:42)
2. The new leader of Antigua’s opposition United National Democratic Party anticipates the bi-elections for the seat of the late Education Minister, Reuben Harris, who died last Friday. Baldwin Spence of the UNDP discusses the chances of the party in the bi-elections and the impact of the death of Mr. Harris on the ruling Antigua Labour Party (00:43-03:40)
3. The dispute between the Jamaican government and the workers in the banking sector is close to an end. Gary Allen of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union states that the prime minister is willing to use the union’s proposals as a basis for a settlement (03:41-06:30)
4. The Haitian president, Jean Bertrand-Aristide, is under pressure from the major lending agencies which are anxious to disperse loans to the country. Arthurton Martin of the Development GAP organization examines the role and goals of the NGOs in the new political climate of Haiti (06:30-10:17)
5. Gordon Greenidge underwent knee surgery in London and the West Indies cricket manager, Lance Gibbs, cabled the West Indies Board requesting that Gordon Greenidge be allowed to stay in England hoping for a recovery before the tour ends. One of Greenidge’s doctors, Dr. Richard Whitelock, discusses the surgery and the recovery timeline. Lance Gibbs is interviewed by Hugh Crosskill on the team morale after the three-nil defeat against England in the one day series (10:18-14:51)