Caribbean Report 06-03-1990


The program reports on the shooting to death of an eleven-year-old Haitian girl by soldiers during anti-government demonstrations in Haiti. Opposition groups are working with the business sector to shut down activities in the country and issues a joint statement which outlines the setting up of an interim civilian president after President Avril vacates office. Following the Financial News, the finalization of the peace agreement is discussed at a meeting with Surinamese President Shankar, Desi Bouterse and the armed rebel forces led by Ronnie Brunswick. The report concludes with tomorrow’s fourth one-day international between England and the West Indies at Bourda Oval, Guyana. The weather forecast and the conditions of the pitch are points of interest in the report.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:46)
2. Opposition parties in Haiti plan their strategy for the removal of President Prosper Avril. Telephone interview with Michael Norton. Jerry Timmins reports from Port-au-Prince with comments from Marc Bazin, leader of the National Alliance for Progress and Democracy (00:47-08:33
3. President Ramsewak Shankar meets with rebel groups in Suriname to discuss peace. Chandra van Binnendijk reports from Paramaribo (10:08-12:53)
4. Fourth one-day international cricket match between the West Indies and England. Christopher Martin Jenkins reports from Guyana with an interview with Jeffery Fraser, Georgetown Cricket Club President (12:54-15:05)