Caribbean Report 19-03-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. In Jamaica, a poll puts Labour Minister Portia Simpson ahead of Party Chairman P. J. Patterson and Finance Minister Hugh Small in the run up to elections for a successor to Prime Minister Michael Manley. Correspondent Gary Allen speaks with Political Analyst Dr. Brian Meeks (00:33-02:40)
3. Jamaican Financial Analyst Carl Aldridge foresees that Prime Minister Michael Manley’s successor will have to make the country’s economic problems a first priority (02:41-05:31)
4. Former member of the Jamaica Labour Party Karl Samuda joins the ruling People’s National Party (05:32-06:00)
5. West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall announces his retirement from international cricket. Correspondent Hugh Crosskill reports (06:01-06:54)
6. Malcolm Marshall criticizes behind the scenes management of the West Indies team during the Cricket World Cup tournament. Former West Indies Captain Viv Richards says he was passed over in the line-up for the tournament (06:55-08:41)
7. Debate continues to intensify over the region’s celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus’ first landing in the West Indies. Dr. Hilary Beckles, Head of the Department of History at the University of the West Indies comments (08:42-11:59)
8. Cuban administration introduces a fivefold price increase on cigarettes. Correspondent Lionel Martin reports (12:00-14:14)
9. Several Haitian legislators walk out on the special parliamentary session geared towards ratification of an Organization of American States (OAS) plan to restore ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (14:15-14:34)