Caribbean Report 17-01-1992


In this report Sir Shridath Ramphal's criticism of CARICOM is condemned by Dominica's Prime Minister, Eugenia Charles, and the decline in trade among CARICOM states is also reported on. There are reports on an OAS sponsored meeting which attempts to restore ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide to office. In the final segments, the position of the European Community Executive Commission's stance on the expulsion of Haiti from the Lomé Convention is reported on and on the new foreign policy of the Cuban government.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:49)
2. Report on Dominica's Prime Minister, Dame Eugenia Charles condemnation of the criticism of the CARICOM leaders by the West Indian Commission chairman Sir Shridath Ramphal (00:50-01:30)
3. Interview with Eugenia Charles on her opinion of Shridath Ramphal's views and of CARICOM (01:31-06:00)
4. Report on the slump in trade between CARICOM states (06:01-06:34)
5. Dr. Anthony Gonzales, economics lecturer at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine predicts a worsening of the trade situation (06:35-07:20)
6. Report on the pending OAS sponsored meeting in Washington between ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and Haitian law-makers (07:21-08:32)
7. Report on the European Community Executive Commission on the turning down of a demand for Haiti's expulsion from the Lomé Convention (08:33-08:44)
8. Sharda Islam reports from Brussels on the European Community's stance (08:45-10:33)
9. Report on the new foreign policy outlined by Cuban President Fidel Castro at a conference in Havana and its effects on relations with the United States (10:34-11:09)
10. Interview with Dr. Phillip Brenner, an American academic, on the foreign policy changes by the Cuban President (11:10-14:54)