Caribbean Report 05-06-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. Michael Camdessus, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), rejects the idea of joint negotiation among Caribbean countries regarding their dealing with the IMF (00:36-02:53)
3. In Guyana, the opposition People’s Progressive Party claims that while the new voters’ list is better than last year’s, some of the major recurring problems remain (02:54-03:30)
4. Following concerns raised at the Earth Summit in Brazil about rising sea levels, Richard Bourne, Advisor on the Guyanese Rainforest at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, speculates about the dangers also facing Caribbean countries (03:34-06:43)
5. Contributions made by Edwin Carrington, CARICAOM’s Secretary General Designate, Judith Bennett, Jamaica’s Trade Commissioner in Washington, and Bobby Khan, President of the Barbados Manufacturing Association at the Seventh Annual Caribbean Basin Business Conference are highlighted (06:44-10:15)
6. Pat Thomas, Executive Director of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce, calls for the use of thorough and proper evaluation when future adjustments to the common external tariff are done (10:16-12:10)
7. Haiti’s senate approves Marc Bazin as consensus prime minister by-passing an Organization of American States (OAS) brokered agreement which sought to restore President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to power. Correspondent Michael Norton comments on the issue (12:14-14:30)