Caribbean Report 09-10-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. Banana farmers in St. Lucia reject the committee set up to end strike. Striker Lazarus Jean-Baptiste and Secretary of the St. Lucia Banana Salvation Committe Patrick Joseph are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:27-03:14)
3. Guyana's President Cheddi Jagan has dismissed claims that the country is benefitting from nearly one hundred million dollars that the phone company's sex chat line services brings. President Cheddi Jagan is interviewed (03:15-06:08)
4. A public debate in Trinidad and Tobago to extend the time for appeals for convicted murderers. Tony Fraser reports (06:09-07:28)
5. British Airways is forced to pay compensation to a black family. Chris Myant of the British Commission for Racial Equality is interviewed (07:29-10:47)
6. A claim by Britain's ruling Conservatives that their party is one of opportunity for all has provoked a sharp response from black Member of Parliament Bernie Grant. Member of Parliament Bernie Grant is interviewed (10:48-12:35)
7. With the prospect of big losses in jobs and revenue if the threat to the Windward Islands banana quota becomes a reality, the islands have been consistently urged to diversify. Natalie Charles of Survival Foods and Renwick Rose of the Windward Islands Farmers Association are interviewed. Carol Orr reports (12:36-15:26)