Caribbean Report 15-08-1990



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:41)
2. Grenada’s Prime Minister, Nicholas Braithwaite, commutes the death sentences of the Maurice Bishop murder convicts to life imprisonment. The segment commences with a BBC briefing by Brian Martin from October 1983 on the killing of Maurice Bishop. Comments and reactions from Clarence Hughes the lawyer of the defendants; Sola Coard the daughter of Bernard Coard; Victor Cuffy of the Caribbean Rights organization; Lou Smith, a journalist in St. Georges; Kenrick Radix, a former member of Maurice Bishop’s People Revolutionary Government; Richard Hart, a former Attorney General in the administration of Maurice Bishop; and the public opinions of Grenadians (00:42-12:42)
3. The hanging of Philip Saunders, a young man convicted of murder in 1985 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, is scheduled to take place tomorrow morning in the capital city. Interview with Victor Cuffy of Caribbean Rights (12:43-13:55)
4. The report concludes with an extract from a speech by the late Maurice Bishop in June 1983 (13:56-14:54)