Caribbean Report 17-01-1990


The program commences with a report on the new trade opportunities opening in Eastern Europe for the Caribbean nations. Secondly, according to the Daily Telegraph approximately one thousand Brazilian gold prospectors from an Indian reservation in Northern Brazil are crossing the Guyanese border and are required to pay eight percent in royalties. The Financial News provides an in-depth report on the drop in aluminium prices on the world market and the role of the London Metal Exchange in influencing the low prices. The sport segment follows on the preparations of the Jamaican Bobsled Team for the World Cup European Championships in Austria and the World Championships in Switzerland. It also covers the upcoming WBA title fight between Lloyd Honeyghan, a Jamaican-born British boxer and the American boxer Mark Breland. The report concludes with a brief update on the shift in the US foreign aid spending from traditional recipients, such as Israel and Egypt, to emerging democracies in Eastern Europe and Panama.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. Caribbean countries and the new trade opportunities in Eastern Europe. Interview with Charles Savarin, Dominica's Ambassador to Brussels (00:33-03:43)
3. One thousand Brazilian gold prospectors crossing the border into Guyana (03:44-04:22)
4. Financial Market with an interview with Carlton Davis, Executive Director of Jamaica Bauxite Institute (04:23-09:42)
5. Sport Segment features interviews with Dudley Stokes, team captain of the Jamaican Bobsled Team and Mark Breland, American boxer (09:43-13:57)
6. Shift in US foreign aid (13:58-14:52)