Caribbean Report 05-01-1990


The program focuses on the historic meeting between Desmond Hoyte, President of Guyana and a delegation from the Opposition Working People’s Party. BBC correspondent, Sharief Khan interviews Moses Bhagwan, the leader of the WPA and other delegates on the national dialogue on economic recovery and the changing attitudes between the political parties in Guyana. Secondly, the Government of Montserrat purchased Radio Antilles, the most powerful radio station in the Caribbean from the West German Radio Deutsche Welle. Following the Financial Market news, coverage is given to a request by Barbadian born John Holder, the first black umpire to officiate in a test match in England and to stand over England’s upcoming tour of the West Indies. Comments are also garnered from Jerry Gomez, the former president of the West Indies Umpires’ Association, on the chances of John Holder being invited to officiate during England’s tour. Finally, the round-up of what the British press has been saying of interest to the Caribbean includes race attacks in Britain; the warm attire of footballer John Barnes as it relates to a medical problem; and the Caribbean as an ideal destination for low cost English weddings.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. Guyana's President holds historic meeting with the Opposition's Working People's Alliance (00:35-05:14)
3. Government of Montserrat confirms the purchase of Radio Antilles (05:15-09:04)
4. Financial Market (09:05-09:49)
5. Umpire John Holder request to stand over England's upcoming tour of the West Indies (09:50-12:32)
6. Round-up of the broadcasts of the British Press that is of interest to the Caribbean (12:33-14:57)