Caribbean Report 15-04-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. Windward Island farmers plan to meet to address issues arising out of the recent European Commission’s ruling in favour of Caribbean bananas. The President of the Windward Islands Banana Association talks about the challenges facing the industry (00:32-04:03)
3. US based author, Hans Koning discusses why there should be a case for reimbursement for atrocities committed following Columbus’ so called discovery (04:04-06:31)
4. Correspondents believe that Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Jean–Jacques Honorat’s changing seven out of twelve cabinet ministers, reflects continuing disagreements about the OAS brokered accord within the government (06:32-07:04)
5. Debate about ethics among the region’s journalists is sparked by the President of St. Lucia’s Media Workers Association (SLMWA), Earl Bousquet’s appearance on a political platform during the country’s general elections campaign. Correspondent Mike Jarvis looks at the repercussions and implications for the practice of journalism. Contributions are made by the Public Relations Officer of SLMWA, Roger Joseph and the President of the Caribbean Association of Media Workers Association (CAMWORK), Rikki Singh (07:07-10:39)
6. Dr. Aggrey Brown, Director of the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), comments on the acceptable level of political involvement journalists should engage in without compromising professional ethics (10:40-13:20)
7. Publishing company, Euromoney plans a major conference focusing on trade and investment opportunities in Cuba (13:21-14:05)