Caribbean Report 03-08-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. The Jammat al Muslimeen's commune on the outskirts of Port-of-Spain is destroyed by a mysterious fire and there is a positive response by Caribbean countries to the disaster relief committee set up to assist Trinidad and Tobago. Ira Mathur also reports on the situation at the Red House and the arrival of 150 Caricom forces to guard key installations (00:33-05:35)
3. The revival of the economy of Trinidad and Tobago and investment opportunities are discussed by David Suratgar, Director of the Morgan Grenfell Bank in London (05:36-09:12)
4. The current conflict in the Middle East between Iraq and Kuwait has led to the rise in the price of oil which can result in the timely generation of income for Trinidad and Tobago. Lorna Clarke and Canute James report with comments from David Suratgar of Morgan Grenfell Bank and Winston Mootoo of Trintoc (09:13-11:49)
5. Caricom Heads of Government meeting concluded in Jamaica. Although the summit was overshadowed by events in Trinidad and Tobago, the agenda covered the common external tariff, regional integration, Caribbean security, the widening of membership of Caricom and a monetary union. Hugh Crosskill reports (11:50-15:03)