Caribbean Report 04-12-1990

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The British Broadcasting Corporation



Special edition.

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1. Headlines (00:00-00:51)
2. John Harrington, Director of the Office of Regional Economic Policy at the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, comments on the Caribbean Basin Initiative and the recently expanded benefits of the CBI II. Interviewed by Hugh Crosskill (00:52-05:07)
3. Guyanese-born Percy Hinson, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, is pessimistic about the Caribbean’s potential of attracting foreign investments after Mexico joins the North American Free Trade Agreement (05:08-7:40)
4. Peter Boos, President of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce, states that the Caribbean region is unprepared for the economic challenges ahead (07:41-12:30)
5. Percy Hinson interview with Hugh Crosskill continues on the social consequences for the Caribbean, with reference to the recent attempted coup in Trinidad (12:31-14:50)