Caribbean Report 18-06-1991



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:44)
2. Grenada’s Prime Minister, Nicholas Braithwaite, still supports the OECS integration despite adverse feedback from Antigua and St. Kitts. In an interview, Mr. Braithwaite states that unification of the four island states will pave the way for greater unity in the region (00:45-04:19)
3. Uncertainties over the possibility of Caricom leaders discussing the proposal to send an observer team to Guyana’s elections when they meet in St. Kitts next month. Sharief Khan reports that the item has not yet been included in the draft agenda for the summit (04:20-06:30)
4. The Observer Newspaper in Britain reports on a banking scandal involving a convicted fraudster operating a bank in Anguilla. Mike Jarvis reports that the Chairman of the Charter Bank and Trust has been convicted of fraud in the US (06:31-08:56)
5. At a conference of the International Police Organization in Brazil, it was revealed that Trinidad and Tobago is increasingly used as a transshipment point for Colombian cocaine. It was also noted that the Caribbean is assuming a growing role in the movement of cocaine to Europe. Reeval Alderson reports from Brazil (08:57-10:56)
6. Over 60 archaeologists meet in Belize and offer valuable insights into the ancient Mayan civilization. Howard Benson interviews Anabel Ford, joint conference organizer from the University of California, on the significance of the Mayan culture to Belize and the Caribbean (10:57-12:37)
7. The West Indies cricket team anxiously awaits news on the fitness of Patrick Patterson for the second test match against England. Hugh Crosskill’s report also includes coverage of a rift between Derbyshire Cricket Club and Micky Stewart, England’s manger, over Mr. Stewart’s private coaching sessions of Devon Malcolm (12:38-14:51)