Caribbean Report 10-08-1995

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In this report, the former Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph Maraj has challenged the Prime Minister Patrick Manning to dismiss him from the ruling party. However, political analyst, Dr. John La Guerre is predicting that Mr. Maraj's expulsion could open up the politics of race. OECS Heads of Government are hoping to convene a meeting by the end of the year to complete discussions on a strategy for economic development. Chief Minister Reuben Meade comments on the adoption of a fiscal reform program for the Eastern Caribbean. Chief Minister Meade also speaks about the continuing volcanic threat in Montserrat and dismisses suggestions that seismic experts may have predicted an eruption. Cuba may soon strengthen relations with Zambia and expand bilateral relations in various sectors. In cricket, the West Indies and England had a tough day at the close of the first day of play in the fifth test. At the World Athletic Championships, Jamaica's Merlene Ottey gains a gold medal as American Gwen Torrance is disqualified from the race. Pauline Davis, the first medal winner for the Bahamas, pays tribute to other Caribbean women athletes. In London, growing bananas in the average English garden is not as bananas as it might sound. Martin Gibbons of the Palm Center is one of the biggest sellers of a special strain of frost-resistant bananas. Barbados Deputy High Commissioner in London, Herbert Yearwood states the Caribbean welcomes the high profile the fruit is enjoying in Britain.
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1. Headlines with Ken Richards (00:00-00:32)
2. Trinidad and Tobago's former Foreign Affairs Minister Ralph Maraj dares the ruling party to expel him (00:33-02:35)
3. Political analyst Dr. John La Guerre predicts that Mr. Maraj's expulsion could open up the politics of race in Trinidad (02:36-04:08)
4. OECS Heads of Government to meet to complete discussions on a strategy on economic development (04:09-06:03)
5. Montserrat's Chief Minister comments about the continuing volcanic threat to the island (06:04-07:12)
6. Cuba seeks to strenghten relations with Zambia (07:13-07:51)
7. Both the West Indies and England cricket teams have a tough first day in the fifth test (07:52-09:10)
8. Jamaica's Merlene Ottey earns a gold medal and Bahamas' Pauline Davis pays tribute to other Caribbean women athletes (09:11-11:33)
9. Banana production in North London brings a tropical feel to Hampstead (11:34-15:18)
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