Caribbean Report 04-09-1990

Reports commences during the headlines and ends abruptly.
Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. The Gulf Crisis is continuing to affect the economies of Caribbean countries, such as Suriname and the Dominican Republic. Chandra van Binnendijk reports on the fuel shortage in Suriname and states that the economy of Suriname is also affected by a recent slump in the bauxite industry due to the Jungle War. In the Dominican Republic, Jean Michel Caroit reports that the Gulf Crisis has led to an increase in petrol prices and an impending general strike (00:36-04:21)
3. Financial News (04:22-05:23)
4. According to Bhoendradatt Tewarie, Minister of Tourism in Trinidad and Tobago, the international business community is still involved in the economy of the country despite the backlash of the attempted coup. The Minister also states that investors from Hong Kong, India and the United States are due to visit Trinidad and Tobago to assess investment opportunities. John Jefferies, British hotelier based in Bermuda, also comments on his upcoming visit to consider investments in the shares of Crown Reef Hotel in Tobago (05:24-07:45)
5. The new police commissioner of Grenada, Nesta Oglivie, is likely to have a British consultant on his staff. In an interview with Hugh Crosskill, the Prime Minister of Grenada, Nicholas Brathwaite, comments on the commissioner's transition from the military to the police force (07:46-10:57)
6. After leaving Britain four years ago for Shashamane, Ethiopia (a Rastafari community of 500 acres of land donated by Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1946), a British based Rasta, Ras Kassa, has returned as Shashamane’s Development Officer seeking to raise funds to help improve the industrial and agricultural activities of this Rastafarian community (10:58-13:16)