Caribbean Report 03-09-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Reporter Gary Allen talks with Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson about the Venezuela / CARICOM free trade agreement which is set to come into effect next January. (00:30-03:22)
3. Prime Minister P. J. Patterson announces Venezuela’s decision to abolish visa requirements for business travelers from Jamaica along with increased air links between the two countries and the reactivation of an air transport agreement. (03:23-03:58)
4. Correspondent Yvette Rowe reports on the views expressed by Sheila Page economist with the overseas Development Institute and Kevin Watkins Public Policy Advisor at Oxfam concerning the policy maintaining special access for Caribbean bananas in Britain. (03:59-07:52)
5. John Compton Prime Minister of St. Lucia advises against the scatter shot approach to Caribbean development at the meeting of the East Caribbean Central Bank. (07:53-09:56)
6. CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington advises the region to resist external pressure as it sets about determining the best approach to handling the Common External Tariff (CET) (09:57-11:30)
7. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, David Malpass rules out special arrangements for Caribbean countries within NAFTA as this is not in keeping with US trade policy. (11:31-12:00)
8. Correspondent Lionel Martin reports on the communication woes of Cubans who have no contact with relatives in Southern Florida in the wake of Hurricane Andrew. (12:01-14:22)
9. In Guyana, political parties intending to contest the October 5th elections are going through the nomination process at City Hall in Georgetown. (14:23-14:40)