Caribbean Report 19-07-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. US Embassy in Port-au-Prince announces a sixteen million dollars aid package for Haiti which is also a sign of support for President Ertha Pascal-Trouillot. Jean Michel Caroit reports (00:35-01:59)
3. Former US President, Jummy Carter, will head an international delegation to Haiti next week to monitor preparations for the November elections. Dennis Smith of Barbados and Lionel Johnson of the Washington-based National Democratic Institute are also members of the delegation. Lionel Johnson is interviewed by Pat Whitehorne (02:00-06:52)
4. James Mitchell, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, comments on the role of Caricom in Haiti as the next Caricom Heads of Government Summit approaches. Sandra Baptiste interviews James Mitchell (06:53-08:12)
5. Financial News. Robert Lord of Mobil, the American oil corporation, comments on the recent talks between Mobil and Guyana which focused on exploration works, off the coast of Guyana (08:13-09:42)
6. The price of raw sugar fell by seventeen dollars yesterday. The current price at $288.00 a ton records the lowest level since June 1989. Comments from Chris Pack, Commodity Analyst (09:43-11:16)
7. Threats by the US Secretary of Defense to cease hurricane tracking and hand over responsibility to the US Department of Commerce have been diverted. Comments from Reid Boatwright of the Department of Commerce and Bob Sheets of the Miami Hurricane Center (11:17-14:58)