Caribbean Report 25-03-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. University students in Guyana return to classes after last weeks protest. Colin Smith reports (00:26-01:50)
3. Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Basdeo Panday has launched another attack on the press as he questions the meaning of a free press at a meeting of his United National Party. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday is interviewed (01:51-04:35)
4. Haiti's President Rene Preval makes privatisation a priority. President Rene Preval and Anthony Bryant, Director of the Caribbean Programme in the North-South Centre in Miami are interviewed (04:36-06:58)
5. A ban on beef produced in Britain is in effect in several countries due to the BSC or mad cow disease following scientific evidence suggesting a link between infection in cattle and a similar human disease. Is there a risk of the disease being introduced into the Caribbean with the region importing beef from several countries and the production of beef in Guyana and Jamaica. Gerald Proverbs, Caribbean Research and Development Institute, Barbados is interviewed (06:59-09:57)
6. The new US immigration bill which was approved last week is not going to be tough as expected on those wanting to migrate legally to the United States but for those ilegally in the US the bill will be the toughest ever. Leslie Goffe is interviewed (09:58-11:42)
7. Another incident involving the West Indian batsman Brian Lara has reopened the question of his suitability for the captaincy. Psychologist Rudi Webster is interviewed (11:43-15:21)