Caribbean Report 19-05-1993



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. Barbados’ Prime Minister, Erskvine Sandiford says that commitment to closer regional ties must remain compatible with his country’s national interest. He also cautioned that Barbados was not prepared to keep its market open when policies inimical to its interest are in place elsewhere in the region. Speaker, Erskvine Sandiford, Prime Minister of Barbados (00:39-02:21)
3. Puerto Rico’s government under Pedro Rossello has refuted suggestions that it is downgrading its Caribbean policy. Amongst the issues are the apparent review of the 936 Funding Programme and to withdraw membership application to the Caribbean Development Bank. Interview with Francisco Cimadevilla, Assistant Secretary of State, Puerto Rico (02:22-05:49)
4. The CARICOM’s plan for hassle free travel in the region still appears to have a number of obstacles to be overcome. Interviews with James Mitchell, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Edwin Carrington, Caricom Secretary General; Ricky Singh, President of the Caribbean Association of Media Workers; and Dominica based Social and Economic Affairs Analyst (05:50-11:48)
5. There have been growing doubts in Haiti over consideration to send a five hundred strong multi-national police force to the country. The military regime strongly opposed the idea (11:49-14:37)