Caribbean Report 27-02-1997

dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Warren (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Tony (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorLaurent, Edwin (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Lew (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Julia (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, James (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorTaqi, Ali (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorAugustus, Curtis (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Ken (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe US ambassador to Port of Spain says his government has no intention of taking on the region through the shiprider agreement. Next, the Ambassador of the Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States is shedding more light on the European Parliament’s position on the ACP banana quota. Next, the Prime Minister of Grenada has said that things are patched up between him and his former deputy. She was removed from her position after failing to attend a recent convention of the ruling New National Party. Next, an American based group, the Washington Office on Haiti has made fresh charges about the alleged sweatshop conditions endured by workers in Haiti, employed by the Walt Disney Company. Next, there is cautious optimism coming out of an Amsterdam Conference that progress is being made in the fight against the world wide problem of child labour. The conference zeroed in on the most intolerable forms of child labour. Next, stories of Caribbean interest appearing in the British press. In the final segment, the European Union is to provide Guyana with a grant to help improve its malfunctioning water supply in the transportation systems as well as its private sector. Also its finance minister has expressed concern about the government and private sector views on the continuing uncertainty of the accessibility of Guyana’s rice.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. The American Ambassador in Trinidad and Tobago clarifies the United States policy on a regional shiprider agreement. Tony Fraser reports from Port of Spain (00:31-01:35)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. More light is shed from Brussels on the European Parliament's position on the ACP banana quota. Ambassador of OECS in Brussels, Edwin Laurent is interviewed (01:36-05:04)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. The Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell has patched up things with his deputy, Grace Duncan. Lew Smith is interviewed. (05:05-08:48)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. Accusations of sweatshop labour directed at companies associated with Disney and operating in Haiti. Julia Thompson reports (08:49-10:12)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Attention to be given to child labour in the Caribbean. Curtis Augustus, General Secretary of the Caribbean Congress of Labour, Ali Taqi, ILO official, James Williams, ILO spokesman are interviewed. Ken Richards reports (10:13-12:54)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents7. Stories of Caribbean interest appearing in the British press (12:55-14:34)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents8. Aid for Guyana's infrastructure (14:35-15:22)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 22 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.subject.otherAmbassador -- Port of Spain.en_US
dc.subject.otherDuncan, Grace.en_US
dc.subject.otherNew National Party - Grenada.en_US
dc.subject.otherSweatshop conditions.en_US
dc.subject.otherWorkers -- Walt Disney Company.en_US
dc.subject.otherWorkers -- Haiti.en_US
dc.subject.otherAmsterdam Conference.en_US
dc.subject.otherChild labour.en_US
dc.subject.otherInternational Labour Organisation.en_US
dc.subject.otherEuropean Union.en_US
dc.subject.otherAid -- European Union.en_US
dc.subject.otherAid -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.otherWater supply -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.otherTransportation systems -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.otherPrivate sector -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.otherJagdeo, Bharath.en_US
dc.subject.otherRice Industry -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.otherDonnelly, Alan.en_US
dc.subject.otherAbrams, Elliott.en_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 27-02-1997en_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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