Caribbean Report 01-05-1990

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhitehorne, Pat (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorBoero, Patricia (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorSchiff, Jan (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorPorter, Adrian (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorPersaud, Roopnarine (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorBinnendijk, Chandra van (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorRoss Leal, Pedro
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States coordinated three major military exercises (Global Shield, Ocean Venture and DefX) in the Caribbean region and Raul Castro, the Minister of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces, warns his country that these military manoeuvres of the US could mean an imminent attack on Cuba. The manoeuvres are conceived by General Castro as a sign of growing hostility towards Cuba and he declares that Cuba will undertake pertinent manoeuvres to prepare for a US attack. In Washington, the US State Department announces in an annual report entitled “Global Patterns of Terrorism” that Cuba is a state sponsor of terrorism as it continues to support of radical groups around the world. Following the Financial News, the members of the World Union of Guyanese for Democracy (WUGD) began a demonstration at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nation’s headquarters in New York. The demonstration takes the form of a fast and vigil against the policies of Guyana’s PNC government, particularly calling for free and fair elections in Guyana. The WUGD is seeking to facilitate an international team of observers to oversee the upcoming general elections in Guyana. In the next segment, the United Nations and the government of Suriname come to an agreement concerning the six thousand Surinamese refugees who fled into the neighbouring French Guiana to avoid the arms conflict in Paramaribo. The report concludes with the May Day Rally in Havana, Cuba marking the country’s 100th anniversary of the workers’ holiday.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Head of Cuba's Armed Forces encourages Cuba to prepare for an imminent attack from the United States. While the US State Department announces that Cuba is still on the official list of countries that are state sponsors of terrorism. Particia Boero reports from Havana and Jan Schiff from Washington (00:37-04:55)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. Financial News (04:56-05:46)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. Guyanese in New York begin their fast and vigil outside the United Nations headquarters at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Adrian Porter reports New York with an interview with Roopnarine Persaud, Secretary of the World Union of Guyanese for Democracy (05:48-08:54)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Suriname over the refugees in French Guiana. Chandra van Binnendijk reports from Paramaribo (08:55-10:36)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. May Day Rally in Cuba marks the 100th anniversary of the workers' holiday in Cuba. Patricia Boero reports from Havana with excerpts from the speech of Pedro Ross Leal, Secretary General of the Workers' Central Union of Cuba (10:37-15:03)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 03 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.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCuba -- Foreign relations -- United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary maneuvers -- United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary maneuvers -- Cuba.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDemocracy -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.lcshElections -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.lcshRefugees -- Suriname.en_US
dc.subject.lcshWork environment -- Cuba.en_US
dc.subject.lcshMay Day (Labor holiday) -- Cuba.en_US
dc.subject.otherWorld Union of Guyanese for Democracy.en_US
dc.subject.otherWorkers' Central Union of Cuba.en_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 01-05-1990en_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US
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