Caribbean Report 12-08-1991



Report commences at the beginning of the first segment.

Table of Contents

1. Commentary from Brian Johnston on the final ball of the fifth test match of the England/West Indies test series. A match victory for England enabling them to draw the series under Graham Gooch and the first win for England against the West Indies at the Oval since 1966. Interview with Graham Gooch and Vivian Richards on the results of the match and the last test match for Vivian Richards against England. Jeffery Dujon also comments on the retirement of Vivian Richards. Vivian Richards further comments on his cricketing career and his future in cricket (00:00-00:91)
2. The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago continues its probe into the country’s branch of the doomed Bank of Credit and Commerce International and has discovered that the local branch is insolvent. Debbie Ransome reports from Port of Spain (00:92-11:15)
3. The Caribbean membership of the ACP countries embrace the task of trimming the number and cost of regional projects to be financed by the European Community under the Lome IV Convention. Sandra Baptiste reports that the EEC has made available a mere one hundred million dollars for the projects and for the first time Haiti and the Dominican Republic have to be accommodated (11:16-13:54)
4. After a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Antilles Maria Liberia Peters, an attorney-at-law Michael Bijkerk has ended his hunger strike against growing incidents of police brutality and rise in crime levels in the Netherland Antilles (13:55-14:14)