Caribbean Report 24-06-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:45)
2. The rift between the governments of Haiti and the Dominican Republic widens as 137 illegal Haitians working on state-owned sugar plantations are deported from Santo Domingo. Michael Norton reports that the deportation exercise is a political diversion of the Dominican Republic government and an attempt to destabilize the Aristide government (00:46-03:55)
3. The run-up to the general elections in Trinidad and Tobago is being characterized by a series of party defections such as the recent resignation of Eden Shand, former Junior Minister in the NAR ruling party. Debbie Ransome reports from Port of Spain that Mr. Shand’s resignation may not affect the NAR’s position at the polls (03:56-07:10)
4. The newly elected president of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, Vic Fernandes, supports a call for the creation of a single job market for media workers in the region (07:10-09:26)
5. The United Nations General Assembly is called upon to pressure the administering powers of the dependent territories to implement UN resolutions aimed at speeding up the process of decolonization. Interview with Dr. Carlyle Corbin, US Virgin Islands Representative for External Affairs (09:27-10:55)
6. England holds on to its one-nil lead in the five test series against the West Indies as the second test is abandoned due to rain. John Agnew reports from Lords and in a post-match review Hugh Crosskill features comments from Lance Gibbs, West Indies Manager; Grahman Gooch, England’s captain; and Wes Hall, Barbados’ Minister of Sports and Tourism (10:56-14:50)