Caribbean Report 16-12-1993



Table of Contents

Headlines with Carol Orr (00:27)
1. Peter Sutherland, Head of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), is noted as bringing an end to several years of arduous negotiations. John Meadley, economic and trade analyst gives his response to the economic effects of this agreement on the Caribbean - Debbie Ransome reports (00:28 -07:10).
2. The formation of a regional carrier will be on the agenda of tomorrow’s meeting of the Bureau of CARICOM Leaders in the Bahamas. Kenneth Valley, Trinidad and Tobago Junior Finance Minister says that an international carrier will be expected to play a role in the new regional airline – Tony Fraser reports (07:11 - 09:42).
3. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a former UN Assistant Secretary General is warning that the UN system is being hijacked by the developed world, and at the expense of the economic and development concerns of countries the south. He is in Port of Spain, Trinidad to examine the evolving world of the UN system in the post cold world period – Tony Fraser reports (09:43 -11:45).
4. Cuba’s Foreign Minister - Roberto Urbina has announced an end to Cuba’s support for the arms struggle in Columbia, since he says it can no longer serve as an instrument for achieving social victories around the world – correspondent Timothy Ross reports from Bogota (11:46 – 14:25).
5. A wrap up of the major stories headlines with correpondent Carol Orr (14:26 -15:07).