Caribbean Report 15-08-1990

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The British Broadcasting Corporation



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:42)
2. A United States Congressman threatens Guyana with a total withdrawal of US aid if the Guyana Government fails to make immediate progress towards electoral reforms. Ted Weise is a New York Democrat and one of the eight signatories of a letter sent to US Secretary of State, James Baker, two weeks ago calling for the withholding of monies intended for Guyana (00:43-07:50)
3. Financial News (07:51-08:42)
4. The US Government has broken up a criminal ring which imported hundreds of women from Trinidad to work as nannies in the Washington-Baltimore area. Samuel Kaplan, the owner of a local employment agency, has been indicted on charges of conspiracy and immigration law violation. Gideon Rachman reports from Washington and Major Owens, New York Democrat Congressman, comments on the element of racial discrimination in the tightening of immigration and naturalization laws by the Americans (08:43-13:38)
5. A two-day nation-wide strike in the Dominican Republic, organized by nine major unions in response to economic austerity measures announced by the government, has resulted in the death of 11 persons and the arrest of 2000 protestors (13:39-14:45)