Caribbean Report 06-08-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. The Grenada Court of Appeal sits tomorrow to consider a petition filed by the defense in the Maurice Bishop murder trial. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is now presented with a new witness and Lawrence Schilling, a lawyer in the office of the former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, is interviewed (00:32-04:29)
3. Commonwealth Secretary General, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, talks about the controversial message he took to Caricom from the ANC on the readmission of South Africa to international sports. In an interview with Chief Anyaoku, Hugh Crosskill asks if Caricom leaders misunderstood his message or if they were misinformed on the policy of the ANC. Ali Bacher, Managing Director of the United Cricket Board of South Africa, comments on the recent announcement that South Africa may participate in the World Cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand (04:30-10:09)
4. A Curacao lawyer on his 37th day of a hunger strike to protest police brutality in the Netherlands Antilles says that he is prepared to die for his cause. Michael Bijkerk states that unless the government of Maria Liberia Peters sets up an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the charges, he will not end his hunger strike (10:10-12:56)
5. The leader of the Trinidad and Tobago’s opposition People’s National Movement, Patrick Manning, is extremely critical of the government of Prime Minister ANR Robinson over the maritime agreement recently signed with Venezuela. Patrick Manning states that the government signed away part of the sovereignty of Trinidad and Tobago, and the agreement holds serious implications for Barbados and Guyana (12:57-14:37)