Caribbean Report 20-02-1990


A public poll published in the Dominican Republic puts the left-wing party of Juan Bosch 10 points in the lead for May elections. In the next segment, Bahamas and Jamaica calls for closer international cooperation in the worldwide fight against narcotics and adequate funding to ensure its success at the first day of the United Nations Special Assembly on Drugs. Cuba announces its resumption of Cuban troops from Angola by mid 1991. Following the Financial News, the Surinamese government continues efforts to end the rebel insurgency despite the setback last week when Desi Bouterse withdrew from the peace talks. In the sporting segment, the second day of a three-day cricket match between England and Jamaica is featured. The report concludes with an apology of the BBC’s inability to air the report of the return of three Haitian exiled opposition leaders Antoine Izmery, Max Montreuil and Max Bourjolly.


Includes a musical interlude at the beginning of the report.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-01:28)
2. President Joaquin Balaguer trails in the polls as the Dominican Republic prepares for May elections. Jean Michel Caroit reports with an interview with Emmanuel Espinal, a leading member of the Liberation Party (01:29-06:19)
3. Bahamas and Jamaica address the first session of the United Nations Special Assembly on Drugs. Pam O'Toole reports with an excerpt from David Core, Jamaican Foreign Minister, during his address at the UN (06:20-08-52)
4. Cuba announces the resumption of troop withdrawal from Angola. Lionel Martin reports from Havana (08:53-10:42)
5. Financial News (10:43-11:34)
6. Peace talks continue in Suriname. Chandra van Binnendijk reports from Paramaribo (11:35-13:37)
7. Sporting segment. Second day of England's three day match against Jamaica in Kingston. Christopher Martin Jenkins reports fron Jamaica (13:38-15:09)
8. Three opposition leaders expelled by President Prosper Avril return to Haiti (15:10-15:54)