Caribbean Report 04-06-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:39)
2. Keith Mitchell, leader of the opposition in Grenada, warns that the people of the Windward Islands are not ready for unification and there has not been enough consultation with the people (00:40-03:15)
3. Jamaica’s opposition leader, Edward Seaga is predicting virtual anarchy because of the government’s wrong approach to the country’s economic problems. Dr. Brian Meeks, Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Mona, states that the time has come for rethinking the way forward because people are rapidly losing faith in the two party system (03:16-07:04)
4. The Atlanta-based Carter Centre is near completion of its goal of reinforcing democracy throughout the Americas. In an interview with Hugh Crosskill, the Executive Director of the Centre’s Council of Freely Elected Governments, Dr. Robert Pastor, contends that only Mexico and Cuba possesses questionable democratic processes and addresses the progress of the Council on the political front in Cuba (07:05-10:01)
5. Cricket fans in the Caribbean will not get live coverage of the upcoming test series between the West Indies and England. The Caribbean Broadcasting Union is unable to provide live coverage due to new charges of rights fees arranged by the West Indies Cricket Board of Control. Interview with Lester Spaulding, CBU President (10:02-13:34)
6. Jamaica’s Prime Minister, Michael Manley is calling for the reorganization of the UN system to reflect the realities of a new world order with Japan playing a major role in this change (13:34-14:54)