Caribbean Report 29-07-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Guyana’s Ruling People’s National Congress accuses the Elections Commission of seeking to disenfranchise thousands of voters by limiting the number of polling stations for the coming elections. Correspondent Sharief Khan reports (00:28-03:26)
3. Mark Lennox-Boyd, Undersecretary of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, outlines plans proposed by the British Government for the establishment of a central coordinating committee to manage relations with Caribbean dependencies. Laverty Stout, Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands reacts to the proposal (03:27-06:45)
1. Bowen Wells, Chairman of the Caribbean parliamentary group in Britain tells correspondent Jerry Timmins that continued preferential treatment of Caribbean bananas is not easy as the issue comes up for review in mid-September at the European Council Meeting (06:46-11:07)
5. Biologist Rocio Lopez speaks out against the banana multi-national corporations in Costa Rica for damaging the ecology with increased use of pesticides and deforestation (11:08-12:00)
6. Lionel Martin reports on rumors of a possible coup in Cuba as aired on a Spanish language station (12:01-14:50)