Caribbean Report 06-01-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00:28)
2. In Paris, lawyer Serge Lewisch has filed complaints against Fidel Castro on behalf of Lazaro Jordano and two others. The complaints are for alleged crimes against humanity and drug trafficking (00:29-03:49)
3. Political observers in Washington are assessing how the new measures for links with Cuba will work. Gillian Gunn Clissold, director of the Caribbean Project, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Gareth Jenkins, head of Cuba Business a London based company, gave their observations in interviews with Keith Stone Greaves (03:50-09:03)
4. Bertram Niles reports that the Barbados Labor Party’s main issues in their election campaign are republicanism and the progress of the economy since the curbing of the IMF. He also said that the issue of closer links between Barbados and the OECS is not likely to be a platform issue (09:04-11:17)
5. In Martinique there have been calls for a tax moratorium to offset the effects of the recent blockades of the port at Fort de France. Correspondent Geraldine Coughlan gives an account of the six week old strike and the effects on the local economy. She also reports that the banana planters and farm workers unions are back at the negotiations table (11:18-12:25)
6. The West Indies have lost their fourth consecutive test match in South Africa. Both West Indies cricket team manager Clive Lloyd, and former West Indies fast bowler, Colin Croft are interviewed (12:26-15:19)