Caribbean Report 08-03-1994



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Carol Orr (00:00-00:26)
2. Democratic lawmakers in the US warns President Clinton that military force may be needed to oust the military regime in Haiti. President Clinton came in for criticism over Washington’s policy on Haiti at the Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee hearing. Yvette Collymore reports (00:27-02:26)
3. Carol Orr interviews Johnny Mc Kellar, the Executive Director of the National Coalition for Haitian Refugees about whether or not President Clinton would act on the criticisms made about United States handling of the Haitian issue (02:27-05:39)
4. After the back to back resignations of three cabinet ministers in Barbados, Prime Minister Erskine Sandiford could be facing a political crisis. The Opposition Barbados Labour Party is planning to file a no confidence motion against the leader. Journalist Ricky Singh comments on the issue (05:40-08:43)
5. A member of parliament in the Cayman Islands proposes to send criminals convicted of serious crimes to Jamaica to serve their sentences. John Jefferson, a member of the Legislative Assembly, said the island’s only prison fails to acts as a deterrent to crime in the Cayman since facilities at the Norwood Prison include satellite television and air conditioned rooms (08:44-09:55)
6. The Director of Prisons in Jamaica John Prescott has dismissed Mr. Jefferson’s proposal as unrealistic as he insists overcrowded cells remain an issue in Jamaica (09:56-12:08)
7. There is a thriving black market beef industry in Cuba. This killing of cattle accounts for one-third of the major crimes. In Cuba, beef is strictly rationed and the selling of meat is monopolized by the government. The government has handed out guns to farms to protect their cattle. Lionel Martin reports (12:09-14:15)
8. England’s fast bowler Devon Malcolm appears well on the way to recovery and is optimistic about rejoining his team for the rest of the West Indies tour (14:16-14:55)
Wrap up and theme music (14:55-15:05)