Caribbean Report 14-05-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-0032)
2. The Barbados business community welcomes the suggestion by Jamaican businessman John Issa for the removal of taxes from foreign exchange ventures. Vice president of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Peter Douglas believes there are lessons to learn from Jamaican economic developments (00:33-04:04)
3. Regional and foreign economists Dr. Trevor Farrell and Bill Carney identify possible setbacks to the Caribbean achievement of economic liberalization (04:05-06:30)
4. Jamaica’s provisional spending figures show that twelve billion of the twenty six billion dollar budget will go towards debt servicing (06:31-06:48)
5. The strike by Barbadian sugar workers raises concerns about meeting the European sugar quotas. Noel Simmons, Services Manager of the Barbados Sugar Industries Limited talks about the implications of the strike (06:62-09:22)
6. As early as tomorrow Guyanese voters should know how soon to expect their first free and fair elections in twenty seven years with the publication of an acceptable voters list. Correspondent Sharief Khan reports from Georgetown (09:23-11:21)
7. President Desmond Hoyte is carded to deliver the address at the opening ceremony tomorrow for the first airport in Bequia, the largest of the Grenadines Islands. Correspondent Sandra Baptiste reports (11:22-14:27)
8. Following the opening of the airport in Bequia, visiting heads will stay on in St. Vincent to discuss regional security (14:28-14:36)