Caribbean Report 13-09-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)
2. The ACP countries have not reached an agreement regarding the regulations of the banana trade after 1992. Leslie Goffe interviews Charles Savarin, Dominica’s ambassador to Brussels (00:37-03:23)
3. ACP has been exploring special measures for resolving the four-year freeze on the price of sugar and the reduction of 2% in the price of ACP sugar by the European Economic Commission. Leslie Goffe interviews James Matheson, Guyana’s ambassador to Brussels, who indicated that the Commission intends to propose a new measure to address the freeze and the reduction by granting 30 million acres for all ACP countries to compensate for the losses in the sugar market (03:24-05:51)
4. Financial News (05:52-06:40)
5. Barbados’ opposition Labour Party leader, Henry Ford, calls for a war on crime. In an interview with Sandra Baptiste, Mr. Ford comments that the breakdown in law and order underlines the spate of violent criminal attacks which could serve to undermine the Barbadian economy (06:41-08:45)
6. Yasin Abu Bakr and 18 other Jamaat al Muslimeen members make their first appearance in court amid heavy security at the recently designated Chaguaramas Magistrates Court in Trinidad. Debbie Ransome reports (08:46-11:30)
7. The first match of the England’s football team under the new manager, Graham Taylor, produced a 1-0 win against Hungary. The match also marked John Barnes’ best performance for England. Hugh Crosskill interviews John Barnes (11:31-14:46)