Caribbean Report 03-12-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. A crisis of quality for St Lucian bananas as thousands sent to the United Kingdom are dumped. Banana Industry Minister Peter Josie, Deputy Chairman of the St. Lucia Banana Growers Association Abel Wilson and Dr Errol Reid, WINDECO are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:34-03:47)
3. Sir James Mitchell of St Vincent and the Grenadines criticises the US for not doing enough to fight the region's drug problem. Sir James Mitchell is interviewed and James Ferguson reports (03:48-08:03)
4. Comments by the United States government officials that the United States has information that at least one elected representative in Jamaica is involved in the drug trade has sparked a denial from the Jamaica Minister of National Security in speculation at large. Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Programmes Patricia Hall and Jamaica Minister of Security and Justice Kadi Knight are interviewed (08:04-10:13)
5. Saudi Ambassador to the United Nations has defended the decision by the organisation for African Unity to ask African leaders to propose new candidates for the job of UN Secretary General. Ambassador of the UN Security Council is interviewed (10:14-11:38
6. There is intense disappointment in the Caribbean today following the West Indies lost of the Second Cricket Test to Australia in Sydney. Cricket Commentator 'Reds' Perreira is interviewed (11:39-15:25)