Caribbean Report 25-01-1994


This report reports on the objectives of a two day conference in Guyana; an alliance of the two opposition parites in St. Vincent and Grenadines adds new impetus to the campagining for th eupcoming general elections; Jean-Bertrand Aristide speaks about the Canadian sanctions against Haiti at a press conference; and workers in the French overseas departments of Martinique, French Guiana and Guadeloupe protest over the rising unemployment rate.


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Headlines (00:00-00:25)
BBC Home Affairs correspondnent John Silverman reports on the BBC episode of 'Assignment'which looks a tht eYardie acitvity and the power of the Jamiacan drug gang in New York, Britian and Kingston. The report also makes allegations about corruption in the British government. Features interviews with with former drug dealers(00:26-04:38)
Guyana is to be used as a test case to force change in World Bank policy on foreign aide. Those lobbying for a change will use a two-day conference in Georgetown to begin discussing new approaches to economic reform. Former American President Jimmy Carter is expected to attend(04:39-6:58)
With impending elections on February 21, this report examines the possible threat an alliance of the opposition parties in St. Vincent and the Grenadines could pose for the ruling New Democratic Party. Collin Williams reports (6:59-9:50)
Jean-Bertrand gives his views on tightened sanctions against Haiti and the need for international support in order for these sanctions to work(9:51-12:38)
Reports on a genral strike wihich took placein the French deparments of Maritinque, French Guiana and Guadeloupe to protest the rising unmeployment in the regions and proposed plan for economic development by French Prime Minister Edouard Balladur. Geraldine Cockland reports (12:39-14:48)
Wrap up and theme music(14:49-15:02)


Economic assistance -- Guyana, Economic policy, Elections -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Politics and government -- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Economic sanctions -- Haiti, Strikes and lockouts -- Martinque, Strikes and lockouts -- French Guiana, Strikes and lockouts -- Guadeloupe, Economic conditions -- Caribbean area