Caribbean Report 20-09-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Growing opposition to copper mining plans in Dominica. Prime Minister Edison James and President of the Dominica Conservation Association Atherton Martin are interviewed (00:27-04:49)
3. St. Lucian farmers protest existing conditions in the banana industry. Peter Joseph Secretary of the Banana Salvation Committe and Prime Minister Vaughn Lewis are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (04:50-07:23)
4. The United States government is co-operating with the Trinidad and Tobago administration to establish a strike force to indict the top ten drug dealers with links through the Caribbean and Miami. United States Ambassador to Port-of-Spain Brian Donnelly and Prime Minister Basdeo Panday are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports (07:24-09:12)
5. There were signs of anguish and disappointment in Trinidad and Tobago today where twenty Guyana law students were told that their degrees would not give them access to final studies. A student is interviewed (09:13-11:06)
6. The British warning to the World Trade Organisation against becoming a big boys play ground. Carol Orr reports (11:07-12:55)
7. Belize's deputy Opposition Leader Said Musa is also in London to attend the conference "The Caribbean's Future Trade Relationships Within and Beyond the Region." Carol Orr reports (12:56-14:28)
8. Development Economist Robert Carson has said that the World Bank and the IMF adjustment programmes in the 1980's were necessary (14:29-15:25)