Caribbean Report 19-11-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:45)
2. The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, ANR Robinson, announced the 16th December as the date of elections, one day after an opinion poll showed a 9.9 point lead for his party. Tony Fraser reports from Port of Spain (00:46-02:47)
3. Following a meeting between Guyana’s President, Desmond Hoyte, and the leaders of the opposition parties, there is a possibility that the next general elections carded for 16th December may not take place. Sharief Khan reports (02:48-04:32)
4. A top UN official for refugees criticised the decision of the US to send home the Haitian boat people (04:33-05:14)
5. The Barbadian Parliament was due to hear a no-confident motion in the government of Prime Minister Erskine Sandiford today but the opposition parties walked out of parliament before the motion was tabled. Opposition leader, Henry Ford stated that the walkout was due to the denial of his request to broadcast the debate and the Prime Minister only agreed to airing selected speeches (05:15-07:26)
6. The West India Committee fourth major conference on the implications for the Caribbean of the European single market opens in Brussels tomorrow. David Jessop, Director of the West India Committee comments. Mike Jarvis interviews British Virgin Island Chief Minister, Lavity Stoutt who also addresses the impact of the single market on British, Dutch and French dependencies in the Caribbean after 1992 (07:27-12:01)
7. According to the World Investment Report the Caribbean can be doing more to make itself attractive to foreign direct investments. Carl Savant, Assistant Director for the UN Centre on Transnational Corporations, states that the success of Antigua and Barbuda can serve as a model for the other Caribbean countries (12:02-15:05)