Caribbean Report 03-07-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. At the 12th Caricom Heads of Government Conference in St. Kitts, the leaders have agreed to tackle the major elements of the West Indian Commission’s Interim Report on Caribbean integration. Hugh Crosskill reports that five Caricom leaders have accepted responsibility for seeing the recommendations through to implementation. Comments from the Chair of the Commission Sir Shridath Ramphal and Prime Minister of Barbados Erskine Sandiford are featured. The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic, Joaquin Ricardo, also comments on the current dispute between Haiti and the Dominican Republic over the deportation of Haitians (00:35-06:53)
3. British Prime Minister, John Major, has been accused of playing the race card over migrations to the European Community. The report features comments from John Major in the House of Commons. Bernie Grant, Labour MP questions if immigrants are responsible for crime and drug trafficking. Dr. Howard Fergus, Lecturer at UWI, addresses the advent of the Caribbean people migrating to Europe (06:54-11:51)
4. The third test between England and the West Indies begins tomorrow at Trent Bridge. Jonathan Agnew reports with interviews from captains Vivian Richards and Graham Gooch (11:52-14:23)
5. Two day strike in the Dominican Republic continues as workers protest an IMF deal announced by President Balaguer (14:24-14:54)