Caribbean Report 12-06-1992

Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. President of the Barbados Manufacturers Association, Bobby Khan, reveals that a number of local companies are being forced out of business and the country due to stringent measures imposed under the World Bank’s structural adjustment program, and the government’s handling of the economy (00:35-04:13)
3. A look at regional environmental concerns raised by Caribbean participants, namely, P. J. Patterson, Jamaica’s Prime Minister; Thomas Goreau, President of the Coral Reef Alliance; Dr. Kennedy Simmonds, Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis; and Cuban President Fidel Castro, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (04:14-08:52)
4. Rosie Douglas, member of Dominica’s Opposition Labour Party writes to British Prime Minister, John Major, requesting urgent assurance on the future of banana exports to Europe (08:55-12:19)
5. Financial representatives responsible for handling half of the world’s money are scheduled to meet in New York for the annual off-shore funds conference. Correspondent Debbie Ransome looks at some of the issues which will be raised (12:20-14:37)
6. A state funeral is held for the Deputy Governor General of St. Kitts and Nevis, Weston Parris, who drowned in waters off Nevis (14:38-14:55)