Caribbean Report 15-09-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)
2. The St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture proposes the formation of an OECS manufacturers association as discontent grows over the Common External Tariff. Pete Ninvalle reports. (00:37-04:05)
3. Pat Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce, in response to calls for the formation of separate regional manufacturer’s associations warns against fragmentation of the region’s private sector, even though manufacturers may have matters of special interest. (04:06-05:21)
4. Correspondent Gary Allen looks at the changing face of Jamaica’s Central Bank as Mr. Roderick Rainford takes over next month. (05:22-07:31)
5. Wilburn Persaud, former head of the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, talks about the implications for Roderick Rainford as the new governor of Jamaica’s Central Bank with the new changes in the bank’s power. (07:32-10:55)
6. Jamaica’s finance ministry negotiates a three year extended fund facility with the IMF after completing an eighteen month stand-by agreement. (10:56-11:15)
7. Former West Indies Captain Viv Richards looks forward to the upcoming test series between a younger West Indies team and Australia. (11:16-13:55)
8. Jamaica’s police federation summons its members to an all-night vigil to force government’s hand over wage negotiations. (13:56-14:41)