Caribbean Report 02-06-1992



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Correspondent Tony Fraser explores the prospect of Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning being courted by the United States to play the leading role in US/Caribbean relations (00:31-03:29)
3. In Port-au-Prince Haiti, hundreds attend the funeral of Haitian businessman Georges Izméry who was killed by an unknown assailant on May 26th. Correspondent Michael Norton reports on the developments (03:30-05:42)
4. Haitian politicians are still in discussions to choose a new prime minister in a bid to bypass the Organization of American States (OAS) backed agreement to reinstate ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide (05:43-05:57)
5. The Government of Antigua has been approached by the United States to help in addressing the plight of the Haitian boat people at a US naval facility there (05:58-06:16)
6. Frank Wellnitz, President of the Caribbean Shipping Association discusses the implications of the United States trade embargo against Haiti on the association’s members (06:17-07:29)
7. In response to Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s suggestion for a regional consensus to deal with international aid agencies, Jamaica’s Finance Minister, Hugh Small cites differences in economic development as a possible obstacle to forming the Caribbean consensus (07:30-09:34)
8. Reports from correspondents Debbie Ransome and Alex Kirby look at the variances over the national agenda of countries who would be in attendance at the United Nations conference on environmental development. Dr. Lenny Saith, Trinidad and Tobago’s Environment Minister, who is also chairman of the group of Latin American Ministers set up to formulate an action plan for the region is interviewed (09:35-14:39)