Caribbean Report 16-03-1998

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-03-1998
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Nadir, Mansoor (interviewee); Coughlan, Geraldine (correspondent); Ecott, Tim (correspondent); Compton, John (interviewee); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Greaves, Keith Stone (correspondent); Fergus, Howard (interviewee); Savage, Frank (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:30)
2. Guyana's Parliament considers two pieces of legislation linked to the CARICOM peace accord. Colin Smith reports on these bills and the strong objections from the Leader of the United Force, Manzoor Nadir (00:31-02:47)
3. French overseas departments saw electoral gains made by parties on the right which was a complete opposite to the electoral advances made by left wing coalition in mainland France (02:48-05:04)
4. Former Prime Minister Sir John Compton heads the first joint mission of the Commonwealth and the Francophonie to observe elections in Seychelles (05:05-07:48)
5. The OECS Bar Association states that it deplores the failure of Ministers to appoint a Chief Justice of the OECS Supreme Court and warns that this lack of action can threaten judicial independence (07:49-09:14)
6. Montserrat is the only Caribbean island to have a public holiday on St. Patrick's Day. Historian, Howard Fergus comments that the holiday has a more African flavor (09:15-12:03)
7. Former British Governor to Montserrat, Frank Savage takes up the job as the new Governor for the British Virgin Islands in July. Savage comments on whether it is unusual to move to another site in the region for his posting (12:04-15:15)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38268
Date: 1998-03-16


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