Caribbean Report 19-02-1998

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Caribbean Report 19-02-1998

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Title: Caribbean Report 19-02-1998
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Carrington, Edwin (interviewee); Annan, Kofi (interviewee); Farrakhan, Louis (interviewee); Rush, George (correspondent); Greaves, Keith Stone (correspondent); Foulkes, George (interviewee); Brandt, David (interviewee); Abbott, Diane (interviewee); Orr, Carol (correspondent); Nicholson, A. J. (interviewee); La Ronde, Anthony (interviewee); Simmons, David (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Cook, Robin (interviewee); Symons, Elizabeth, Baroness (interviewee); Rohee, Clement (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with Orin Gordon (00:00-00:36)
2. CARICOM states its opposition to any military action as US and Iraq edge closer to war. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan attempts a diplomatic solution by visiting Iraq (00:37-03:25)
3. Mr. Louis Farrakhan visits Bermuda for 24 hours. George Rush reports on his warm but muted welcome as the Bermuda government distance themselves from Mr. Farrakhan (03:26-05:11)
4. Politicians in London and Montserrat have been trading claims and counter-claims on the exact population figures of Montserrat. Chief Minister Brandt has been accused of exaggerating the figures (05:12-08:13)
5. British MP Diane Abbott accused the British government of letting down the people of Montserrat as health and housing conditions on the island remain dreadful (08:14-08:42)
6. The Privy Council in London as the final court of appeal for Caribbean countries may soon come to an end after a draft agreement to move ahead with the establishment of a regional court of appeal (08:43-10:42)
7. Britain threads wearily around the proposal to tie human rights to aid in the Caribbean. Guyana's Foreign Minister Clement Rohee was satisfied that there were no conditionalities attached and British minister George Foulkes throws some light on the issue (10:43-14:59)
8. The Cuban government states that it has released 299 prisoners following the appeal for clemency by the Pope (15:00-15:20)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38191
Date: 1998-02-19


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