Caribbean Report 18-06-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. Trinidad and Tobago’s Opposition Leader, Basdeo Panday calls a meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Opposition Leaders to discuss the performance of the Caribbean Community ahead of the CARICOM Summit to be held in Port of Spain (03:26-05:37)
3. At the CARICOM heads of Government which takes place in Trinidad at the end of this month, the controversial Common External Tariff (CET) is slated for discussion. Correspondent Mike Jarvis reports (03:26-05:37)
4. St. Lucia calls for the modification of the Common External Tariff (CET). Executive Director of the country’s Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture comments on the stance taken by the West Indian Commission on the issue (05:38-08:42)
5. Michael Taylor, Director of Christian Aid who recently visited Haiti, describes conditions there as repressive. In an interview he speculates on the threat posed to ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s return in light of the appointment of Prime Minister designate Marc Bazin (08:43-12:21)
6. Correspondent Sharief Khan reports from Guyana on the pressure placed on the Elections Commission to allay the fears of voters who are displaying apathy to preparations for the upcoming elections (12:22-14:15)
7. The Costa Rican Ambassador to Washington talks of the request made by Latin American banana producers to meet with representatives of the European Community to discuss a dispute over import quotas. The request is to be channeled through the world trade body GATT (14:16-14:41)