Caribbean Report 22-02-1991

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoffe, Leslie (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Sharief (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Michael (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorJagan, Cheddi (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorSugden, David (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorRansome, Debbie (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorBenson, Howard (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorPollard, Magna (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorKissoon, Kim (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Clive (interviewee)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Guyanese dollar has been devalued following the 1991 budget. President Jean Bertrand-Aristide delivers his first press conference following his appointment as Haiti’s new President. Geest, a fresh produce company is expected to buy the Delmonte Tropical Fruit Company. The CARICOM Secretariat has been given the go ahead to set up a 3 year public education programme throughout the Caribbean to enhance the status of women. Debra Ransome examines the Mills Report which deals with streamlining the administration of the CARICOM Secretariat.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00 - 00:12)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. The Guyanese population is coming to grips with the 1991 budget in which the Guyanese dollar has been devalued for a second time. There is some chaos with commuters using the public transportation system as the price of gasoline has increased and there will be a change in fare structures. There have also been increases in food items such as sugar and salt. While the public sector package has been increased the minimum wage has been affected due to the devaluation of the Guyanese dollar. The Opposition parties believe that the government’s economic recovery programme has been a failure. Some key officials provide their assessments of the budget (00:13 - 05:30)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. Michael Norton reports on President Aristide’s first press conference since taking up office. He reports that President Aristide rejected foreign models of development and called on the rich to collaborate with the poor in the reconstruction of Haiti. Aristide further stated that he respects communism and his social policy will be neither French nor Cuban but Haitian. He also wants to clean up the corrupt bureaucracy and will donate his $10,000 monthly cheque to the handicap. He wants the people to judge his cabinet on the basis of its deeds (05:31 - 07:24)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. Reports have confirmed that Geest, a fresh produce company which imports bananas from the Windward Islands to Britain is interested in buying Delmonte Tropical Fruit business which is the third largest exporter in the world. Pat Whitehorne speaks to David Subden, Chief Executive Officer of Geest on whether this new interest will mean abandoning the Windward Islands banana producers (07:25 - 10:42)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. The CARICOM Secretariat has been given the go ahead to set up a 3 year public education programme throughout the Caribbean to enhance the status of women This decision was taken at the 5th meeting of Ministers with responsibility for the integration of women in development which was held in Belize. They also approved a model draft legislation designed to increase the legal status of women (10:43 - 12:18)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Debra Ransome examines the Mills Report which highlights the streamlining of the operations of the CARICOM Secretariat. It proposes to grant specific responsibilities to the Secretariat General and that staffing should comprise of a mix of CARICOM nationalities (12:19 - 14:36)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent14 min. 36 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporation
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGuyana – economic aspects.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGuyana – Politics and government.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCaribbean community.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHaiti – Politics and government.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen in development – Caribbean Area.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBanana industry - Caribbean area.en_US
dc.subject.otherAristide, Jean Bertrand.en_US
dc.subject.otherGuyana Manufacturers Assocation.en_US
dc.subject.otherDelmonte Tropical Fruit Company.en_US
dc.subject.otherWindward Island Banana Producers.en_US
dc.subject.otherCARICOM Secretariat – administration.en_US
dc.subject.otherCARICOM Secretariat - Staffing.en_US
dc.subject.otherMills Report - Caribbean area.en_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 22-02-1991en_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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