Caribbean Report 24-05-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)
2. Six years after the last government was overthrown by the army on Christmas Eve, the Surinamese people return to the polls tomorrow. Reevel Alderson reports from Paramaribo that a newly formed party, the Democratic Alternative, threatens to change the face of politics in Suriname. Interviews with Winston Jessurun, leader of the Democratic Alternative; an international observer; and supporters of the DA party (00:37-04:30)
3. Barbados’ Minister for Air Transport, Phillip Greaves, urges Caribbean governments not to sign the Multilateral Air Transport Agreement with Britain. He further states that Barbados’ failure to support the agreement will not result in St. Lucia losing its second BWEE flight on the London route (04:31-07:17)
4. At a meeting in Havana of over 300 Caribbean experts hosted by the Caribbean Studies Association, the Cuban economy comes under scrutiny. Lionel Martin reports with comments from Jorge Dominguez of Harvard University and Rafael Hernandez of the Cuban Centre for the Study of the Americas (07:18-10:22)
5. Britain and the British Virgin Islands agree today to work on matters of mutual interest concerning the yachting industry, the cruising permit structure, the fishing territories, disaster cooperation etc. Mike Jarvis reports (10:23-12:19)
6. England beats the West Indies by one wicket in the first One Day International Texaco Trophy match. Jonathan Agnew reports and interviews injured batsman Ian Botham and WI Captain Vivian Richards (12:30-14:50)