Caribbean Report 23-06-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. Correspondent Mike Jarvis reports on the falling out following the Boipatong Massacre in South Africa. Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC),Cyril Ramaphosa, calls for a break in all bilateral and CODESA negotiations as well as other demands that must be met by President De Klerk and government. The South African Council on Sport (SACOS) calls for lobbying to block South Africa’s return to the Olympics and Head of UWI’s History Department, Dr. Hilary Beckles believes that the Caribbean should be leading the way in a renewed sports boycott of South Africa (00:33-05:20)
3. Heated debate in Suriname over the half a billion dollar aid package from the Dutch government in The Hague. Correspondent Chandra Van Binnendijk reports (05:21-07:53)
4. Cuba’s drop in oil imports from thirteen to six million tons over the past three years threatens its ability to attract foreign investment. Correspondent Lionel Martin looks at what could be a make or break situation for the Cuban economy (07:54-10:13)
5. Professor Larry Birns, Executive Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, comments on President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s political options following the appointment of Prime Minister Marc Bazin by the de facto authorities (10:14)
6. Disappointment among Haitian refugees in Jamaica following President Aristides’s non-appearance at a scheduled visit to their camp (13:23-14:27)