Caribbean Report 13-12-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Funeral in Haiti today for the seven victims of the recent bombing at the rally of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Michael Norton reports. International observers are also in Haiti for the elections and Alan Kirton, CCC General Secretary is interviewed on the mood in Haiti with elections in three days (00:31-05:02)
3. The ruling People’s National Congress in Guyana has announced that elections, constitutionally due by 2 May 1991, has been postponed. Sharief Khan reports that elections are now likely to be held in August 1991 (05:03-07:03)
4. Jorge Mas Canosa, Chairman of the Cuban-American National Foundation (the largest Cuban exile group in America), states that Castro’s rule will face its sternest test in 1991. Pat Whitehorne interviews Jorge Mas Canosa on his recent meeting with the Czechoslovakia’s President, Vaclav Havel (07:04-10:56)
5. Representatives of the 107 countries of GATT held an annual meeting in Geneva yesterday and Christopher Powell speaks to Jamaica’s delegate, Lloyd Barnett (10:57-12:26)
6. A wave of panic returned to the parliamentarians and staff at the Red House, Trinidad and Tobago as the gun of a police corporal accidentally went off. Debbie Ransome reports (12:27-13:51)
7. West Indies Commission is embarking of an information gathering process to advance regional integration in the Caribbean. In St. Kitts-Nevis, Charles Wilkin, lawyer and Ann Liebert, President of St. Kitts National Council for Women, address the Commission (13:51-14:51)