Caribbean Report 14-02-1990

Abstract
The program features the agreement on the second phase of the Caribbean Basin Initiative designed to enhance trade between the Caribbean and the United States. In its final stage, the agreement faces major challenges including the Caribbean’s demand for improved sugar quotas and issues in the textile industry. Secondly, according to Otto Stalinski, a banana marketing consultant in the Dominican Republic, unless the Caricom banana producing states cut costs and improve the production quality, they will be unable to compete in the united European market after 1992. Following the Financial News, the report focuses on the massive demonstration of the Summit of National Organisations in Port of Spain against the government’s enforcement of the IMF and World Bank conditionality. It also covers stories of Caribbean interest appearing in the British press. The report concludes with the second one-day international cricket match between the West Indies and England scheduled to be played in Port of Spain following the abandonment of the first one-day match due to rain.
Description
Includes musical interlude at the beginning of the report.
Report also aired on 16-02-1990.
Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:00-01:31)
2. The United States is in a protective mood as the battle for CBI2 gains momentum. Interview with Pat Thompson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (01:32-04:08)
3. A banana marketing consultant from the Dominican Republic, Otto Stalinski, challenges the Caricom producers to improve their production quality in an interview with Hugh Crosskill (04:09-07:31)
4. Financial News (07:32-09:07)
5. Massive demonstration in Port of Spain against the government's enforcement of the IMF and World Bank conditionalities. Ira Mathur reports from Port of Spain with an interview with John Humphrey, member of the United National Congress (09:08-11:03)
6. Stories of Caribbean interest appearing in the British press, including comments from Michael Holding on the English cricket team (11:04-13:50)
7. Sporting segment covers the second one-day international cricket match between West Indies and England. Christopher Martin Jenkins reports (13:51-15:29)
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