Caribbean Report 19-10-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. Professor Norman Girvan, President of the Association of Caribbean Economists, urges regional leaders to stand firm on existing Common External Tariff (CET) levels. CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington expresses his worry to reporter Tony Fraser about some of the variations in the CET regime put together by regional trade ministers. (00:32-04:29)
3. A look at how the question of the CET rate on rice holds great interest for St. Vincent and the Grenadines having invested US10 million in Guyana’s rice industry. (04:30-06:38)
4. The West Indian Commission’s report receives heavy criticism from Dr. Brian Meeks, Lecturer in Government at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and also from Joan French, Coordinator of the Barbados based Caribbean Policy Development Centre. (06:39-11:49)
5. Dr. Arthur Wint, the first West Indian to win an Olympic gold medal in the 400m in the 1948 Olympics in London, dies in his native Jamaica. Herb McKenley comments. (11:50-14:45)