Caribbean Report 25-06-1991



Unrelated audio at the end of the report.

Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:46)
2. Two Cuban doctors go on trial today for plotting to assassinate President Fidel Castro. Lionel Martin reports from Havana. Simultaneously, anti-Castro exiled leaders are meeting in Rome at a two-day conference convened by Italian human right organizations. Derek Wilson reports that the exiled Cubans are united in the belief that Cuba is headed for political upheaval (00:47-04:55)
3. The private sector of the Caribbean is positioned for an uncertain future if it continues in the current fragmented state particularly in the eve of the European Single Market. Hugh Crosskill interviews David Jessop, Executive Director of the West Indian Committee (04:56-08:58)
4. Finance ministers and Central Bank governors representing the Group of Seven met in London to pave the way for the G7 Heads of Government Summit next month. Andrew Walker, BBC economic specialist, states that it is unlikely that the Caribbean concerns regarding debt relief will be addressed at the summit (08:59-11:26)
5. The first parliamentary sitting of the newly elected Surinamese National Assembly has been postponed and the four party coalition government has not yet decided on ministerial positions. Chandra van Bennendijk reports (11:27-13:34)
6. Germany’s Katrin Krabbe won the 100 meters in Holland beating Jamaican Juliet Cuthbert and middle weight boxer, Michael Watson, gets a rematch against Chris Eubank at the end of the year (13:35-14:38)