Caribbean Report 09-01-1990

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Sonia (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorMarcall, George (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Sharief (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorEsquivel, Manuel (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Randolph (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorBaptiste, Sandra (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorLynch, Douglas (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorPersaud, Vishnu (interviewee)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.abstractThe program focuses on the signing of an agreement between the Government of Guyana and Reynolds Metal International, an American based company. BBC correspondent, Sharief Khan reports on the signing of this joint venture bauxite mining agreement and its implications for Guyana. Secondly, talks are expected to begin with Britain, Belize and Guatemala over long time territorial disputes. Further insights into these talks, the succession of land and access to the Caribbean are discussed by Manuel Esquivel, former Prime Minister of Belize. Following the Financial Market news, predictions are made of fewer British tourists to visit the Caribbean in 1990 due to the recession. The travel industry in Britain reported that bookings to the Caribbean are down by approximately 50 percent as compared to 1989. George Marcall, Sales and Marketing Director of Airtours comments on the economic situation and hikes in hotel prices which have led travellers to the reconsideration their options. Thirdly, the Barbadian Opposition Party suggests that Barbados is heading for a recession in the midst of debates over the state of the economy. The concerns follow an increase in the interest rates of loans and the imposition of restrictions on credit. Correspondent Sandra Baptiste reports and includes interviews with Douglas Lynch of the Barbados Shipping and Trading Company and Dr. Vishnu Persad, Director of Economic Affairs, Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat who state that the economy is not in crisis. The final segment looks at tomorrow’s report of an interview with Randolph Reynolds and a report on the expansion of telecommunication services by Cable and Wireless.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00 - 00:46)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Bauxite agreement between Guyana and Reynolds Metals International Company (00:47-02:10)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. Belize and Guatemala in territorial disputes meeting (02:11-05:50)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. Financial News (05:51-07:21)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. Recession reduces the number of British tourists to the Caribbean (07:22-11:09)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Barbados and the state of the economy (11:10-13:49)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents7. Tomorrow's report (13:49-14:53)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit
dc.format.extent14 min. 53 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound ; mp3.en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBauxite -- Guyana.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBoundary disputes -- Caribbean Area.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBoundary disputes -- Belize.en_US
dc.subject.lcshBoundary disputes -- Guatemala.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTourism -- Caribbean Area.en_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 09-01-1990en_US
dc.typeSound, mp3en_US


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