Caribbean Report 02-03-1990


The Guyana government hopes to reach an agreement with the IMF on a support programme by the end of the month. Secondly, the government of Suriname holds a top-level meeting with Ronnie Brunswick, the jungle commando leader to finalize the peace accord which ends four years of fighting. Following the Financial News, the political future of Puerto Rico is discussed at the congressional hearings in Washington. The people of Puerto Rico are offered three options: continued status as a Commonwealth dependency; become the 51st state of the US; or total independence. The report concludes with on a celebratory note with the victory of the English cricket team against the West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica.


Includes musical interludes at the beginning and end of the report.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-01:27)
2. Guyana governments hopes to sign a support programme agreement with the IMF. Sharief Khan reports from Georgetown (01:28-02:52)
3. The government of Suriname meets with Ronnie Brunswick, jungle commando leader to discuss the peace process. Chandra van Binnendijk reports from Paramaribo (02:53-04:52)
4. Financial News. Robin Bhar, Metals Analyst, comments on the rising price of nickle (04:53-06:31)
5. Political future of Puerto Rico is the subject of new congressional hearings in Washington. Adrian Porter reports, including contributions in the House of Representatives in Washington by Governor Rafael Colon, Carlos Romero Barcelo of the New Progressive Party and Ruben Berrios Martinez of the Independence Party (6:32-09:55)
6. Stories of Caribbean interest appearing in the British press (09:56-13:16)
7. Sporting segment. Christopher Martin Jenkins reports on the unexpected win of the English cricket team against the West Indies (13:17-15:41)