Caribbean Report 26-01-1990


The program addresses the demands by the United States on Haiti to adopt more liberal measures since the expulsion of its opposition leaders. The demands include the immediate return of the exiled opposition leaders, the lifting of restrictions on the freedom of the press and free elections. In defence of Haiti’s position, the Haitian Director of Information states that the freedom of human rights is a reality in Haiti. The second segment focuses on the conclusion of the Uruguay Round seminar by senior Caricom trade officials on multi-lateral trade negotiations in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The round-up segment covers the immigration policies of Jamaican-born John Taylor, the first black conservative member of the British parliament; the state of siege in Haiti; toxic waste disposal in Jamaica and other Caribbean nations; and a ten-piece suit of armour for the English cricketers against the West Indies. The program concludes with the Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand and the chances for the Caribbean participants.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. Washington spells out demands for Haiti. Adrian Porter reports with a statement from Margaret Tutwiler, US State Department. Franson Louie, Director of Information in Haiti responds to the US statement in an interview with Brian Jarmen (00:26-04:58)
3. Financial Market. Analyst, Lynsey Horne of DBL Limited comments on the move by Venezuela to increase its reserve of conventional crude oil (04:59-06:33)
4. Conclusion of the Uruguay Round seminar in Trinidad and Tobago. Ira Mathur interviews Stanley Odle, Chairman of the seminar and Orlando Marville, Barbados ambassador to the EEC (06:34-08:32)
5. Round up of what the British press has been saying of interest to the Caribbean (08:33-11:36)
6. Caribbean countries and the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand. Brian Jarman interviews Keith Shervington, Jamaican team leader (11:37-14:59)