Caribbean Report 05-08-1991

Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. An attorney-at-law in the Netherlands Antilles, Michael Bikerk, is on his 36th day of a hunger strike demanding an independent investigation, comprising of international observers, into the allegations of police brutality and criminality in the Netherlands Antilles. A concerned citizen group was formed by supporters of Mr. Bijkerk and a member of the group, Mary Gonzales, is interviewed (00:30-04:24)
3. Guyana’s President, Desmond Hoyte, has retained his Prime Minister Hamilton Green as the deputy leader of the ruling People’s National Congress. Sharief Khan reports that despite the announcement, Mr. Hoyte is still exploring his options for a running mate in the upcoming general elections (04:25-06:17)
4. As pressure mounts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines for the dismissal of the Police Commissioner, Randolph Toussaint due to allegations of misconduct in office, Mr. Toussaint has not returned home to face the charges. Colin Williams report from Kingstown (06:18-09:59)
5. American athletes at the Pan American Games in Cuba are crossing political hurdles that keep their countries apart. David Young interviews a spokesperson for the US Olympics Committee who states that the athletes are privileged to visit and participate in the games, and hopes that the event will serve to improve relations between the US and Cuba (10:00-12:05)
6. Ian Botham celebrates his recall to England’s team for the fifth test against the West Indies. Pat Murphy reports on Botham’s best bowling performance in county cricket. Interview with Ian Botham (12:06-14:20)
7. The Trinidad branch of the Bank of Credit and Commerce ceases operations due to fraud activities within the parent organization (14:21-14:50)