Caribbean Report 22-02-1990


Jagernath Luchmon, Suriname’s National Assembly Chairman is satisfied with the outcome of his meeting with Ronnie Brunswick, the leader of the jungle commando in which they discussed a new framework for peace talks. Secondly, the government of Puerto Rico intends to sell the state owned telephone company for an estimated two thousand million dollars in order to improve the educational system and other public services. Following the Financial News, the High Court in London rules that the British government broke the law concerning some of the procedures adopted to deport people from Britain. St. Vincentian-born Julius Alexander and Nigerian-born Shamusideen Oladehinde brought the case to the English High Court. The report concludes with the return to Haiti of Antoine Izmery, the exiled Haitian businessman who intends to continue his strong criticism of the military government of General Prosper Avril.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:55)
2. Suriname's National Assembly Chairman rejects an independent body to negotiate peace. Interview with Jagernath Luchmon, Chairman of the National Assembly (00:56-04:14)
3. Puerto Rico intends to sell its telephone company to raise money for essential services. Adrian Porter reports from New York with an interview with Juan Ramos, Aid to Governor Rafeal Hernandez-Colon of Puerto Rico (04:15-06:40)
4. Financial News. Comments from Captain Arthur Foster, Managing Director of LIAT on the proposed increase in airline fares (06:41-08:27)
5. Britain forced to review its deportation laws after a St. Vincentian wins his case in the High Court. Includes an interview conducted in November 1989 between Hugh Crosskill and Julius Alexander, the man who won his appeal against British deportation orders. Majid Tramboo, a lawyer with the UK Immigrants Advisory Center gives his reaction to the court ruling (08:28-12:08)
6. Exiled Haitian businessman, Antoine Izmery, returns to Haiti. Sonia Frase interviews Antoine Izmery (12:09-15:09)