Caribbean Report 14-11-1990



Distorted audio at the end of the report.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:48)
2. The Cabinet of Antigua met today to discuss the findings of the Blom-Cooper Report which investigated the arms smuggling deal in April 1989. Tim Hector, leader of the Antigua-Caribbean Liberation Movement, says that Prime Minister Vere Bird Sr. must be held responsible for the arms scandal. He also commented on the reaction of the PM to the report and the continued presence of Vere Bird Jr. in Parliament (00:49-05:55)
3. The constitutional motion filed by the Jamaat al Muslimeen has been thrown out of court in Trinidad. Debbie Ransome reports that the insurrectionist group does have the right to test the validity of the amnesty in the High Court (05:56-07:46)
4. The Executive Committee of the European Economic Community proposed the cancellation of all debts by ACP countries amounting to approximately four million dollars, the bulk of which is owed by the African states. Dominica’s Ambassador to Brussels, Charles Savarin, reacts to the EEC proposal (07:47-09:57)
5. The Caribbean is urged to focus on attracting foreign investments, in light of the sharp decline from $600 million in 1981 to less than $200 million in 1988. Sandra Baptiste interviews Joel Birdsman of the World Bank Foreign Advisory Service (09:58-12:00)
6. Lance Gibbs, Manager of the West Indies cricket team, says morale is high as WI prepares to meet Pakistan in a one-day international match. In an interview, Mr. Gibbs also states that a lack of practice time contributed to the team’s poor performance in the last one-day international (12:01-15:01)