Caribbean Report 08-08-1988


This program features a report on a demonstration by Surinamese nationals at the French consulate in Holland in a bid to influence an end to French support for the rebel movement based in French Guiana. It also highlights an interview with Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge who speaks about his efforts to secure financial assistance for Guyana in Europe. The program also reports on some concerns involving public safety in the run up to Britain’s Notting Hill Carnival celebrations. Finally, the program takes a look at the recently concluded test series between the West Indies and England, which ended in a four nil victory for the visiting West Indies team.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines: (Pat Whitehorn) (00:00-00:24)
2. Surinamese demonstrators at the French Consulate in Holland call for an end to support for Surinam’s rebel movement based in French Guiana. (BBC correspondent Rizu Hamid reports) (00:31-03:51)
3. Guyana’s Finance Minister Carl Greenidge wraps up European tour geared towards balance of payments assistance and export credits for Guyana. Pat Whitehorn interviews the Minister, who notes that no agreement has been reached with the IMF regarding economic measures appropriate for Guyana. (03:55-07:13)
4. Financial News: (Hugh Crosskill) (07:24-08:09)
5. Report on unresolved public safety issues for the upcoming Notting Hill Carnival. BBC correspondent Steve Richards interviews Commander Larry Roach, the man responsible for carnival policing, and also talks to Alex Pascal, Chairman of the Carnival Arts Committee who expresses a differing view regarding the state of readiness for the event. (08:17-11:33)
6. Cricket News: The West Indies complete a four nil triumph over England in the recently concluded test series with a victory at the oval in south London. The segment includes a brief audio clip of commentary by Tony Cozier, and a brief interview with Hugh Crosskill and a supporter of the West Indies team. (11:34-14:44)