Caribbean Report 13-01-1992


There are a few segments covering Cuba, including the death sentence for three Cuban exiles and views emanating from a conference on the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Haiti is also covered and the reconvening of Haiti's National Assembly. There are reports on the 1992 budget for Trinidad and Tobago and reports of a meeting of officials from Caribbean and Central American banana producing countries. The issue of regional integration is also raised and views on the issue is expressed by Sir Shridath Ramphal. Finally the views on the economic outlook for Jamaica in 1992 by the Jamaican Prime Minister is expressed and his plans to increase the salary of Jamaican M.P.'s.


This report ends abruptly.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:47)
2. Report on the death sentence of three Cuban exiles (00:48-01:09)
3. Lionel Martin reports from Havana (01:10-03-49)
4. Report on the ending of a conference on the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and the view of Robert McNamara, the US defence secretary during the missile crisis, that United States-Cuban relations will improve (03:50-04-18)
5. Airing of views of Robert McNamara (04:19-05:13)
6. Report on the Cuban's delegation views that there was a need for caution in their relation with the United States (05:14-05:30)
7. Report on the reconvening of Haiti's National Assembly and the views of some on the possible return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (05:31-05:53)
8. Michael Norton reports from Port-au-Prince (05:54-07:47)
9. Report on the announcement by the Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Patrick Manning of the pending 1992 budget statement at the opening of a new session of Parliament (07:48-08:14)
10. Tony Fraser reports on preparations by the Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister for the 1992 budget statement (08:15-09:32)
11. Report on the lack of attendance by former National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) members on the opening of a new session of the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament (09:33-09:44)
12. Report on meeting of Caribbean and Central American banana producing countries (09:45-10:02)
13. Howard Benson reports from Belize on the banana trade issue (10:03-10:42)
14. Airing of views of the St. Lucian Prime Minister, John Compton on the tariff issue and the banana trade (10:43-11:03)
15. Howard Benson continues report (11:04-11:10)
16. Marshall Hall, Managing Director of the Jamaica Banana Producers Association expresses his views on the banana trade in the Caribbean (11:11-11:49)
17. Report on views by Sir Shridath Ramphal, chairman of the West Indian Commission (11:50-12:15)
18. Sir Shridath Ramphal speaks on regional integration (12:16-13:02)
19. Report on a broadcast by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Michael Manley's views on the prospects for 1992 (13:03-13:21)
20. Airing of broadcast by Michael Manley (13:22-13:45)
21. Reports on and airs views of callers of a Jamaican radio programme on Manley's 1992 plan of increased salaries for Members of Parliament (13:46-14:11)