Caribbean Report 25-03-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Jamaica’s People’s National Party candidates P.J. Patterson and Portia Simpson talk of the changes they intend to make should they win the leadership positions of party president and prime minister. Correspondent Tim Fawcett reports (00:31-02:53)
3. Dr. Brian Meeks, Lecturer in Government, shares his thoughts on the complaint that the campaigning between political candidates P.J. Patterson and Portia Simpson is causing splits within the ruling People’s National Party (02:54-06:42)
4. Jamaica’s Prime Minister Michael Manley talks with President Bush about the Jamaican economy, the Haitian crisis and the concerns over growing signs of protectionism in America. Correspondent Chris Nuttell reports (06:43-08:30)
5. In an interview with reporter Sebastian Omar, deposed Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide accuses the de facto government of stalling the ratification of the Organisation of American States (OAS) brokered accord (08:31-10:07)
6. Cuba’s Communist party may allow opposition candidates to run for public office in an effort to make their one party system more democratic. Correspondent Lionel Martin reports (10:08-12:10)
7. The debate by the European Community on whether or not to retain preferential access for Caribbean bananas into Europe has been further rescheduled to the first week of April. Dominica’s ambassador to Brussels Charles Savarin comments (12:11-13:49)
8. Britain’s largest banana importers, Geest, boasts of a £26 million profit and an increase in sales for the last year (13:50-14:26)