Caribbean Report 05-08-1988


This program features news on Jamaica’s tough, new anti-drug smuggling measures, reports on a planned visit by an OAS mission to Haiti to investigate alleged human rights violations, and gives an update on the 1988 Lambeth Conference being held in Canterbury, England. The program winds up with cricket highlights of the 5th and final test match between the West Indies and England, featuring an interview with Hugh Crosskill and West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Jeffrey Dujon.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines: (Hugh Crosskill) (00:17-00:35)
2. Jamaica set to introduce tough new measures in an effort to crack down on drug smuggling which is drastically affecting the country’s trade as well as its reputation. BBC correspondent Alan Tomlinson reports on the reasons for the timing of the new measures. (00:41-02:27)
3. The Organization of American States (OAS) sends a team to Haiti to investigate alleged human rights violations under the new military government headed by General Henri Namphy. A three-man mission from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is scheduled to be in Haiti from August 29th to September 2nd, 1988. Hugh Crosskill interviews the Commission’s human rights specialist Christina Cerna, regarding the types of violations that will be investigated. (00:29-04:32)
4. Financial News: (Jerry Timmins) This segment includes comments from John Roberts of the BBC’s financial staff. (04:51-06:23)
5. Report on the 1988 Lambeth Conference: A resolution to appoint the next Archbishop of Canterbury from any of the Bishops in the Anglican Communion is narrowly rejected. The passing of the resolution would have made Bishops from the Caribbean eligible for the position. Jerry Timmins interviews the Rev. Orland Lindsay, Archbishop of the Caribbean regarding the resolution. (06:28-08:31)
6. Report on headlines in various British newspapers: (08:52-11:02)
7. Cricket highlights: Highlights of the 5th Test match between the West Indies and England at the oval. This segment includes an interview with Hugh Crosskill and Jeffrey DuJon. (11:07-14:42)