Caribbean Report 12-06-1995


At the close of Dominica's general elections, Mike Bruney comments on voter turnout and possible outcomes. Gordon Moreau, political commentator in Dominica reports on the uncertainty of the election outcome. The Opposition, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) calls for a boycott of by-elections in Jamaica. On the fifteenth anniversary of the death of Dr. Walter Rodney, Guyana's Attorney General Bernard Dos Santos recommends a full commission of inquiry into Dr. Rodney's death. The US announced that Cuban authorities have arrested American fugitive, Robert Vesco. US State Department spokeswoman Christine Shelly states that the US is interested in his return following an offer from Cuba to send the fugitive back. In cricket, the West Indies gained a nine wicket victory over England in the opening test. The return of fast-bowler Ian Bishop played a significant part and earned him the Man of the Match award. The President of the West Indies Cricket Board of Control, Peter Short praised the whole team for its performance.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:28)
2. As the polls close in Dominica, an examination of the voting takes place (00:29-04:26)
3. The JLP plans to boycott the by-elections in Jamaica (04:27-06:39)
4. Guyana's Attorney General recommends a full commission of inquiry into Dr. Walter Rodney's death (06:40-10:27)
5. Cuban authorities to return fugitive US financier (10:28-13:01)
6. West Indies fast-bowler plays an important role in the West Indies victory over England (13:02-15:06)
7. Recap of top stories (15:07-15:20)