Caribbean Report 04-10-1991



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. A delegation of OAS foreign ministers arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti this afternoon to begin negotiations for the possible return of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Caribbean Report was informed that General Cedras, leader of the military coup was on his way to meet the delegation. The United States President George Bush has again ruled out US military intervention in Haiti unless the lives of American citizens are threatened. After a meeting with President Aristide, President Bush stepped up the economic pressure on the coup leader by signing an executive order freezing all assets of the Haitian government in the United States. Chris Nuttall reports from Washington with comments from President Bush and President Aristide (00:35-03:28)
3. Barbados Prime Minister Erskine Sandiford flew out of the island today but not before of a bomb scare delayed his departure for nearly four hours. As a result of a growing tide of disenchantment over his management of the economy, a coalition of trade unions met last night and agreed to shut down the island’s public service on October 24th. They also plan to report the prime minister to the International Labor Organization for his breach of ILO principles due to recent retrenchment of public sector workers, salary cuts and tax increases. Yvette Bell of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners and Joseph Goddard General Secretary of the National Union of Public Workers call for the resignation of the prime minister. Sandra Baptiste reports from Bridgetown (03:29-08:29)
4. BBC's David Adams reports from Port-au-Prince on the current meeting between the OAS delegates and the coup leader via the telephone. He states that General Cedras would present a dossier to the OAS delegation which contains proof of President Aristide violations of human rights and the constitution (08:30-10:51)
5. The new West Indies captain Richie Richardson says he wants to encourage greater dialogue between the board and the players during his reign as captain. Interview with Richie Richardson (10:51-14:51)