Caribbean Report 08-11-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. Haiti’s provincial government issues a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Jean Bertrand Aristride on charges of being responsible for the death of trade unionist Sylvio Claude who was allegedly killed by his supporters on the day of the coup. At a press conference in Trinidad, President Aristide calls it another example of the ongoing campaign by the defector government in Haiti to discredit him (00:36-01:42)
3. Guyana’s Patriot Coalition for Democracy stages a demonstration in Georgetown calling for the arrest of the chairman of the national registration, Ronald Jacobs and clean-up of the flawed voters list. Sharief Khan reports with an interview with the leader of the PPP, Dr. Rupert Roopnarine. In addition, US congressmen exert pressure on President Hoyte to follow the advice of the Cater Centre and postpone elections until the voters list is cleaned-up. Telephone interview with Democratic Congressman, Peter Kostmayer (01:43-07:25)
4. Barbados Prime Minister Erskine Sandiford appears to be unmoved by the calls for his resignation. Six major private sector organizations passed a resolution calling for the prime minister to step down. Interview with John Stanley, a leading businessman. David Hamlet, manager of a tour operation in England, comments on the impact of the strikes and the economic crisis on the tourism industry in Barbados (07:26-13:00)
5. Trinidad and Tobago has rebuff charges made by St. Lucia that under the Common External Tariff policy, the access to markets in the larger Caricom countries is difficult. Minister of Industry, Bhoe Tewarie says the fears are unfounded and there is a need to also diversify economy (13:01-15:01)