Caribbean Report 06-12-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Growing United States concern over drug transhipment in the region. Caribbean Desk Officer of the State Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Beverley Amery is interviewed (00:30-03:17)
3. A group of US Congressmen to bring the Caribbean banana issue to wider attention. Congresswomen Maxine Waters and Carrie Meeks, Chairman of the St. Lucia Banana Association Rupert Gajadhar and Ira D'Auvergne are interviewed and Pete Ninvalle reports (03:18-06:32)
4. In Guyana an exercise involving non-combat American troops close to elections next year seems likely to go ahead despite objections to its timing from the Opposition. Minority Leader Desmond Hoyte is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (06:33-10:55)
5. Grenada's Prime Minister warns of the effects of a dropping development assistance. Leader of Grenada National Democratic Congress George Brizan has accused the government of neglecting the banana industry. He, also, is concerned about the spread of the Pink Mealybug. George Brizan, National Democratic Congress is interviewed and Lou Smith reports 10:56-15:27)