Caribbean Report 12-07-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. The Grenada Court of Appeal disallowed the appeal of the people implicated in the death of the former Prime Minister of Grenada, Maurice Bishop, and ten others in October 1983. Odette Best reports from St. George’s. British barrister, Lord Anthony Gifford, President of the London based Committee for Human Rights in Grenada is interviewed (00:32-05:20)
3. Six British MPs submit an early day motion in the House of Commons to force the government to debate the European banana market, including giving guaranteed access to Caribbean producers. Interview with Conservative MP, Bowen Wells (05:21-09:01)
4. Guyana’s President Desmond Hoyte is against meeting with all political parties contesting the upcoming elections to sign a peace accord. He is willing to sign an accord only with the main opposition party led by Cheddi Jagan. Sharief Khan reports from Georgetown (09:02-11:03)
5. Over the last decade, Guyana’s economy has been consistently on the decline and Hugh Crosskill interviews the Finance Minister Carl Greenidge on the economy in the wake of the upcoming elections (11:04-13:13)
6. Jamaica’s Merlene Ottey wins the women’s 200 meters with the fastest time in Britain of 22.25 seconds at London’s Crystal Palace (13:14-14:53)