Caribbean Report 01-05-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. A look at the political life of Michael Douglas Leader of Dominica’s Labour Party who died at his home last night, four months after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Correspondent Mike Bruney reports on the party’s plans for succession and the naming of Pierre Charles as interim leader (00:33-02:07)
3. Haitian army leaders who ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide are insisting on new elections to replace him. Talks among military commanders, the interim president and legislators are due to resume next week (02:12-02:34)
4. A special extended look at the role of trade unions in the region. The report focuses on the current state of the regional labour movement, what people think of their unions and the future of trade unionism in the Caribbean. Correspondent Debbie Ransome interviews union officials from Barbados (Joseph Goddard), Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago and University of the West Indies Economist Dr. Karl Theodore (02:43-08:54)
5. Senator Dwight Nelson talks about how Jamaica’s eighty three registered trade unions have adapted to harsh economic times after the implementation of numerous structural adjustments (08:56-11:03)
6. Correspondent Lionel Martin reports on the May Day Parade in Revolution Square, Havana with special emphasis on the main speech given by the Head of The Cuban Trade Union Federation (11:04-13:54)