Caribbean Report 20-06-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. The government of the Dominican Republic is under increased international pressure over its alleged abuse of Haitian workers in the sugar industry. There are also accusations of trafficking of Haitian children to perform forced labour on state-owned plantations. Hugh Crosskill interviews Jose Arteaga, spokesman for the President of the Dominican Republic, who rejects the report of the Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights which condemns its treatment of Haitian cane cutters. Theresa Amato, Consultant to the LCHR, responds to the comments of Mr. Arteaga (00:34-08:18)
3. The West Indian Commission visits the Bahamas on its fact-finding mission with regards to the integration of the region. The Bahamian media tells the Commission of their lack of interest in Caricom affairs, with comments from Wendell Jones, publisher and editor of the Bahamas Journal (08:19-09:35)
4. A popular British newspaper highlights a report on tourist harassment in Barbados. Mike Jarvis reports with comments from Grace Shourie, Manager of the Barbados Tourism Office in London and Julie Angove, Press Officer of Thomson Holidays (09:36-11:34)
5. Lionel Martin reports on a controversial film “Alice in Wondertown” recently released in Cuba which makes a mockery of life in contemporary, revolutionary Cuba (11:35-13:33)
6. Jonathan Agnew reports on the first day of the second test match between the West Indies and England, with the West Indies closing the day at 317 runs for 3 wickets (13:34-14:51)