Caribbean Report 17-03-1998

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Caribbean Report 17-03-1998

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-03-1998
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Alert, Ivan (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Williams, Eddie (correspondent); Naysmith, Electra (correspondent); Barker, Tyrone (interviewee); Ecott, Tim (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:29)
2. Guyana's government devises a national plan to fight forest and swampland fires given the unusually extreme dry season. Major Ivan Alert of Guyana Civil Defence Commission comments on the issue (00:30-04:59)
3. The Electoral Assistance Bureau states that Guyana's last elections were free and fair in a report released by the group. Colin Smith reports on the document (05:00-07:17)
4. The Netherlands maybe forced to renegotiate an immigration treaty with France on travel to Dutch St. Martin following concerns raised by Dutch St. Martin. Eddie Williams reports why these concerns would lead to changes in the French-Dutch accord (07:18-09:49)
5. The Jamaican parents of murdered black British teenager Stephen Lawrence states that they will take part in a public inquiry into the death of their son. They met with Britain Home Secretary Jack Straw to raise concerns about the judge overseeing the probe (09:50-10:49)
6. As the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) holds its annual summit in Cartagena, Colombia, Caribbean countries are concerned that they are losing out as Latin American countries dominate the IDB. Barbados Finance Minister Tyrone Barker comments (10:50-12:31)
7. Seychelles is holding its general elections with foreign observers from the Commonwealth and Francophonie monitoring the process. Tim Ecott reports on the political situation (12:32-15:00)
8. Recap of top stories (15:01-15:20)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38269
Date: 1998-03-17


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