Caribbean Report 27-08-1992



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group are this week studying new proposals and access for Latin American bananas to the European market. Correspondent Debbie Ransome reports (00:30-02:40)
3. Sharief Khan reports that Guyana wants regional backing to resist external pressure to reduce the Common External Tariff (CET). Comments are given by Permanent Secretary in the Trade Ministry, Nigel Gravesande, Head of Manufacturers’ Association Yesu Persaud and Secretary General of CARICOM Edwin Carrington (02:41-06:26)
4. George Lloyd-Roberts, Chairman of Lloyd’s Underwriters Association of London agrees with Charles Patterson’s forecast of very high insurance rates being charged to Caribbean property owners as reinsurers are viewing it as an extremely high risk area for hurricane insurance coverage (06:27-11:15)
5. In an interview with correspondent Pete Ninvalle, Bill Stewart, President of the St. Lucia Hotels and Tourism Association expresses the view that the Caribbean region needs to stick together on the minimum head tax charge for passengers of cruise ships (11:16-14:27)
6. Secretary General of the OAS, João Baena Soares acknowledges that the international embargo against Haiti has failed (14:28-14:44)