Caribbean Report 18-03-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. In Grenada, Eric Pierre, General Secretary of the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Union enlists the help of regional Dockers unions in blocking goods being delivered by sea, in an attempt to force Grenada’s shipping agents to the bargaining table (00:33-03:02)
3. Caribbean banana producers still await final word from European Commissioners who are to vote on a proposal by Arthur Dunkel, Chief of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on the removal of preferential treatment, as the debate has been put off to next Wednesday. David Dodwell of the Financial Times comments (03:03-06:40)
4. Regional Central Bank officials with the advisement of European technocrats urge the creation of a common CARICOM currency. Correspondent Tony Fraser reports (06:41-09:00)
5. In Jamaica, chairman of the People’s National Party, P. J. Patterson and Minister of Labour, Portia Simpson rally support of party delegates in a close battle to succeed Prime Minister Michael Manley. Correspondent Tim Fawcett reports (09:01-11:32)
6. The West Indies cricket team is carded to return home after being defeated by Australia in the World Cup Cricket Tournament. Team Manager, Deryck Murray talks with Correspondent Reds Pereria (11:33-13:57)
7. Haitian lawmakers gather to discuss a plan to restore civilian government following President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s removal (13:58-14:22)