Caribbean Report 12-08-1993



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:38)
2. According to Scotland Yard, the number of crimes committed by Yardie in Britain has been overemphasized by the British press. The assessment comes a day after Yardie gang leader, Leroy Leslie was jailed for life for shooting dead a twenty-five-year-old man. Interview with Commander John Grieve of Scotland Yard (00:39-03:21)
3. Pro Vice chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Sir Alister McIntyre warns that the region is increasingly being defined in terms of the Spanish speaking Caribbean. Sir Alister says Spanish speaking countries are promoting their profile with financial circles and the region’s manufacturers and producers must be ready to deal with it. Speaker – Sir Alister McIntyre, Pro Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (03:22-04:43)
4. At the end of the first day of the 1st Test between the West Indies and England Under 19s, England is on 243 for 4 wickets. England’s Michael Vaughan notch up the test first century with a tally of 119. West Indies’ Captain, Ian Bradshaw from Barbados took 2 for 29, Guyana’s Colin Stuart, 1 for 42, and Dinanath Ramnarine of Trinidad and Tobago, 1 for 67. Interviews with George Sterling, Manager of the West Indies Youth Team and Graham Saville, Manager of England Under 19s Cricket Team (04:44-07:56)
5. In Britain, the Commission for Racial Equality is joining forces with Britain’s football clubs to root out racism on the terraces. The campaign slogan is “Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football”. The initiative has its support from the professional football association and the National Criminal Intelligence Service. Many prominent clubs owe much of their success to talented black players. Interview with Garth Crooks, Chairman of the Institute of Professional Sport by John Humphrys on BBC Radio Today program (07:57-10:55)
6. A new health unit targeting blacks and Asian people suffering from schizophrenia, heart disease and diabetes has been set up by Britain’s Department of Health. The Unit was launched this week by Junior Health Minister, Baroness Cumberledge. She says there is concern at the high rates of African-Caribbean people being diagnosed as schizophrenia. However, the figures in Britain are far higher than in the Caribbean. Interview with Baroness Cumberledge, Junior Health Minister (10:56-12:25)
7. After forty-five days and a cost so far of US $600, 000 an inquiry into Bahamas Air has been temporarily adjourned. During that period, Bahamians have discovered the situation at the national airline where the company is totally insolvent, losing US $2 million a month and liabilities outweigh assets. US $40 million has been given to the airline over the past five years by the government with no physical assets to show for it. Vicky Ainsworth reports (12:26-14:55)