Caribbean Report 21-10-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. Cuba appeals for UN help following Hurricane Lili. The anti-Castro group of Cuban exiles in Miami known as the Brothers to the Rescue favours sending relief assistance to Cuba. Spokesman Jose Basulto is interviewed. Rosie Hayes and Ken Richards report (00:27-06:02)
3. The Bahamas is meanwhile picking up the pieces from Hurricane Lili which hit several of its island after battering Cuba. Barbara Burrows the spokeswoman for the Cabinet Office which is responsible for disaster preparedness is interviewed (06:03-08:34)
4. Further industrial action is imminent in St. Lucia this time with teachers. General Secretary of the Teachers Union Gilroy Satney is interviewed (08:35-10:46)
5. The authorities in Haiti are deliberating over whether to file extradition orders for arrested leaders of the 1991 coup which overthrow former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (10:47-11:24)
6. Black and foreign footballers in England know what it is like to be racially abused by fans if they come anywhere near the touchlines. Some like Jamaican born John Barnes have been abused by whole sections of the crowd. England's National Coach Glenn Hoddle, Frenchman Eric Cantona, English Premier League Les Ferdinand and Football Association Director of Public Affairs David Davies are interviewed. Carol Orr reports (11:25-13:52)
7. The experts are still deliberating on Brian Lara's latest cricket defeat (13:53-14:32)
8. US President Bill Clinton campaigns Tuesday in Florida, a state crucial to his re-election chances (14:33-15:32)