Caribbean Report 08-06-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. Jamaica’s Court of Appeal disallows death penalty appeals in the case of convicted murderers Earl Pratt and Ivan Morgan who had been on death row for 13 years. Attorney Dennis Daly comments on why the appeal was disallowed (00:33-02:04)
3. Opposition Leader Edison James, Economist Atherton Martin and General Secretary of Caribbean Congress of Labour, Curtis Augustus criticize Prime Minister Eugene Charles decision to pursue the economic citizenship program, which allows select Hong Kong and Taiwanese businessmen to pay for citizenship. Prime Minister Eugene Charles defends the initiative (02:05-07:15)
4. Although the proposal by Prime Minister Patrick Manning involving an economic union between Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana has received mixed reactions from the region’s political leaders, Governor of the East Caribbean Central Bank, Dwight Venner admits to correspondent Pete Ninvalle, that the idea has great possibilities (07:21-09:41)
5. A conference hosted by the Cuban Government and organized by British company, Euromoney, aims at attracting foreign businessmen interested in exploring investment opportunities in Cuba. Richard O’Donoghue of Euromoney talks about the event (09:42-12:15)
6. Correspondent Lionel Martin reports on the Cuban viewpoint concerning the implications of hosting such a conference (12:16-14:06)
7. A two member crew aboard a small United States registered aircraft are detained in the Dominican Republic after nine hundred and sixty sticks of dynamite are found on the carrier (14:07-14:26)