Caribbean Report 23-02-1993

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Cubans go to the polls to elect 589 members of the National Assembly to the Cuban Parliament. Each voting district in Cuba will have the opportunity to elect 4 or 5 of the 589 members by direct vote, or secret ballot carefully selected by special commission - correspondent Lionel Martin reports. The issue of the row over access to the EC banana market is being taken to the OAS by Latin American countries. Correspondent Mike Jarvis reports from an interview with Brian Alleyne – Dominica’s Foreign Minister. Donna Rinehart - US Deputy of State for the Caribbean says that Haiti can expect the presence of UN /OAS International Observers for some time, in order for them to monitor human rights, create a civilian police force, professionalize the military and help strengthen the democratic institutions – correspondent Mike Jarvis reports. UK based West Indians returning to the region on vacation are being urged to book their travel with bonded travel agents, due to the recession and several travel agents going out of business. Keith Betton of the Association of British Travel Agents, explains to correspondent Mike Jarvis, the precautions that travelers need to take.
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Headlines with anchor Mike Jarvis (00:00-00:28).
1. Cubans go to the polls to elect 589 members of the national assembly to the Cuban parliament (00:29-07:06).
2. The issue of the row over access to the EC banana market is being taken to the OAS by Latin American countries. (07:07 -10:35).
3. Donna Rinehart - US Deputy of State for the Caribbean says that Haiti can expect the presence of UN /OAS International Observers in Haiti for some time (10:36-12:23).
4. UK based West Indians returning to the region on vacation are being urged to book their travel with bonded travel agents (12:24 -14:46).
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