Caribbean Report 02-10-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:37)
2. Antiguan Chamber of Commerce calls for the resignation of the Antiguan government and the establishment of an interim administration. The Chamber states that the electorate has lost all confidence in the present government that it is guilty of gross maladministration and incompetence, which is evident with the trans-shipment of Israeli arms to Columbian drug dealers. Interviews with Reuben Harris, Antiguan Minister of Education and Dr. Ivor Heath, Head of the United National Democratic Party (00:38-07:06)
3. Caricom Secretary General, Roderick Rainford discusses the delayed appointment of the Caricom Commissioner in an interview with Sandra Baptiste (07:07-09:25)
4. James Mitchell, Prime Minister of St. Vincent, discusses the slow progress towards a regional single Caricom market and states that his priority is now on political union in the Windward Islands. He also comments on the question of Caricom members obtaining oil from Trinidad and Tobago on concessionary terms (09:26-12:17)
5. St. Lucia’s Crusader newspaper reports that a four year old girl, Sasha Downes, whose photograph was used to promote a national dental hygiene campaign, has died of AIDS. Pete Ninvalle reports that Sasha’s death has sparked a public debate over the freedom of the press and the privacy of a hospital patient. Interviews with Dr. Stephen King and newspaper publisher George Odlum (12:18-15:07)