Caribbean Report 15-08-1989



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:47)
2. With the Peace Accord ratified by the National Assembly in Suriname, people are looking forward to a renewed flow of financial assistance from the Netherlands. Hugh Crosskill interviews Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van den Broek (00:48-03:57)
3. The British Home Office reveals that Black and Asian people are more likely to be victims of crime than White people. Hugh Crosskill interviews Helen Edwards Assistant Director of Nacro (03:58-06:13)
4. Financial news: A British travel company offering its first Reggae Sunsplash package has a disappointing response. Music Travel Center Limited says it is the only company in Britain to organize hotel accommodation in Mobay, Jamaica as well as tickets and backstage passes for the music festival (06:14-08:00)
5. Five thousand children in Dominica have helped raise money to save two species of parrot threatened with extinction. Mike Rands of the International Council for Bird Preservation takes up the story to Jerry Timmins (08:01-11:00)
6. Ian Botham's decision to do England's winter tour of the Caribbean says it is more about his professional pride than the selectors' powers of persuasion. He speaks to Pat Murphy about his change of mind. Among Botham's detractors are Martin Johnson, cricket correspondent who offers his views (11:01-15:00)