Caribbean Report 02-04-1990

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorWhitehorne, Pat (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorBinnendijk, Chandra van (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorLuchmon, Jagernath (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorBaptiste, Sandra (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Philip (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorClarendon, Hannah (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorChand, Kamal (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Sharief (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Lorna (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorHubert, Peter (interviewee)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.descriptionInterview in segment four with Oscar Alonzo, Head of Trinidad and Tobago's Export Development Corporation omitted due technical difficulties.en_US
dc.description.abstractConcerns arise in Suriname over the increase in drug trafficking after the recent capture of a batch of cocaine with an estimated street value of over US$20 million. Comments are expressed on Suriname becoming an important factor in international drug trafficking from South America to Europe, and the disruption of the ongoing peace process in the light of the recent drug events. Following the Financial News, questions are posed over the preparedness of the Caribbean countries to penetrate the highly competitive trading block of the future European Single Market. At a meeting in London, constraints are identified by export promotion officials as ranging from a lack of adequate infrastructure to inefficiency in the Caribbean manufacturing sector. The next segment reports that the sugar industry in Guyana could experience further crisis after a decision by the major sugar union to hold a two-day strike. The industrial action is in response to a collapse of talks with Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) over wage claims. The report concludes with the voicing of concerns by black lawyers in Britain over the failure of the government to effectively tackle racism within the criminal system. The Society of Black Lawyers is calling for an anti-racism strategy to be implemented before the enactment of the new amendment outlawing legal discrimination against black barristers and offenders.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00-00:41)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Increase in drug trafficking in Suriname. Chandra van Binnendijk reports from Paramaribo and Pat Whithorne interviews Jagernath Luchmon, Chairman of Surimane's National Assembly (00:42-05:35)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. Financial News (05:36-06:26)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. Are Caribbean countries ready to penetrate the European Single Market? Sandra Baptiste interviews Philip Williams, Executive Director of the Barbados Export Promotion Corporation and Hannah Clarendon, General Manager of the Dominican Import/Export Agency (06:27-09:22)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. Guyana's sugar industry faces another strike. Sharief Khan interviews Kamal Chand, Secretary General of Guyana's Agricultural and General Workers Union (09:23-12:32)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Black lawyers in Britain concerned that the government has failed to effectively tackle racism within the criminal system. Lorna Clarke reports with comments from Peter Hubert, Barrister and member of the Society of Black Lawyers (12:33-14:50)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent14 min. 50 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug traffic -- Suriname.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEuropean Economic Community -- Caribbean Area.en_US
dc.subject.lcshForeign trade promotion -- Caribbean Area.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSugar trade -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.lcshStrikes and lockouts -- Sugar industry -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEngland -- Lawyers -- Race relations.en_US
dc.subject.lcshLawyers -- Race identity -- England.en_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 02-04-1990en_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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