Caribbean Report 19-11-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. Speculations mount in Barbados that the Prime Minister will announce the date of elections in Parliament tomorrow. Sandra Baptiste reports that the economy, crime and race may be the main issues of the elections campaign (00:33-03:04)
3. The Dominican Republic is paralyzed on the first day of another national strike. Jean-Michel Caroit reports from Santo Domingo (03:05-04:36)
4. Antigua’s Minister of Finance, John St. Louis, reiterates his intentions to step down from office unless there is a comprehensive restructuring of the government and a resolution to the long standing leadership issue (04:37-07:35)
5. A former Haitian slave who died in New York 137 years ago is a candidate to become America’s first black saint. Experts have positively identified a skeleton exhumed from a New York cemetery as Pierre Toussaint. The proposed canonization of Toussaint is discussed by a spokesman of the New York Catholic Church (07:36-11:55)
6. Britain’s Nigel Benn is defeated in the World Boxing Organization Middle Weight fight by Chris Eubank. John Rawling reports (11:56-14:49)