Caribbean Report 03-09-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. Two former senior members of the Antiguan cabinet were sworn today. Former Deputy Prime Minister Lester Bird appointed as the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and John St. Luce assumes the post as Minister of Information. Lester Bird comments on why he decided to re-enter the government after resigning earlier this year over his discontentment with the V.C. Bird’s administration (00:36-03:44)
3. Haiti’s Prime Minister, Rene Preval, finally turns up in parliament to defend himself against a no-confidence motion. Michael Norton reports from Port-au-Prince that the debate of no-confidence by the Chamber of Deputies is currently in session (03:45-07:27)
4. As fears over the drastic cutback in Soviet Union’s bauxite import spread, the Managing Director of Jamaica’s Bauxite and Alumina Company, Audley Roberts, is concerned about the impact on Jamaica. Nick Moore, a Commodity Analyst of Ord Minnett, comments on the measures that Jamaica needs to adopt and the impact on Suriname’s bauxite exports (07:28-10:26)
5. The reports of possible electoral malpractice in the run-up to the Guyana’s elections have reached the Carter Centre in the US. Dr. Robert Pastor of the Carter Centre is interviewed by Mike Jarvis on the course of action the Center may undertake (10:27-12:59)
6. Delegates attending the 3rd Meeting of the Regional Constituent Assembly to discuss the proposed political unification of the Windward Islands met with the members of the Carib community to gauge their perspectives on the unification process. Mike Bruney interviews Irvince Auguiste, Carib Chief and Chairman of the local government council in Dominica, who stated that his main concern is the preservation of Carib culture (13:00-14:49)