Caribbean Report 26-06-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Orin Gordon (00:00-00:29)
2. Guyana's government has reacted strongly to a statement from the Opposition PNC that they will step up pressure on the government. Roger Luncheon comments on the issue (00:30-04:25)
3. European Union Agriculture Ministers have finally agreed on a modified version of their banana import regime which is intended to satisfy demands for change made by the WTO. Clifford Smith comments the details of the EU's decision (04:26-06:59)
4. British based international aid body, Oxfam reacted swiftly to the EU's decision with a statement which states Caribbean farmers now face the total collapse of their industry and their livelihood. Phil Bloom, a senior policy advisor at Oxfam comments (07:00-10:04)
5. Jamaica's Reggae Boyz salvaged points and pride in their last match of the World Cup. The Boyz ended their French campaign in style by defeating Japan 2 goals to one. Yvette Rowe reports on the reactions of Jamaicans and the future of the coach Rene Simoes (10:05-12:12)
6. The 50th Anniversary of the arrival of the S.S. Empire Windrush in Britain is observed as this arrival is considered one of the most significant events in the migration of black people from the Caribbean to Britain. Electra Naysmith talks to Caribbean pensioners in Liverpool, North England (12:13-15:12)