Caribbean Report 13-05-1998

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Caribbean Report 13-05-1998

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Title: Caribbean Report 13-05-1998
Author: Naysmith, Electra (anchor); Caroit, Jean Michel (correspondent); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent); Graham, Neville (interviewee); Muir, Jim (correspondent); Ofei-Nkansah, Kingsley (interviewee); Commissiong-Chow, Janelle (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); John, Cindi (correspondent); Pryce, Mike (interviewee); Stanley, Alison (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with Electra Naysmith (00:00-00:16)
2. As the Dominican Republic bids farewell to Jose Francisco Pena Gomez, the governing party has ordered its officials not to attend the funeral because supporters of Pena Gomez behaved disrespectfully towards President Fernandez (00:17-01:47)
3. In the US, the Treasury Department is to increase its surveillance of Americans who travel to and from Cuba as fully-hosted guests in order to monitor the amount of money being spent on the island (01:50-03:28)
4. Cuban President Fidel Castro has arrived in Switzerland, denying reports that he is to meet with US leader Bill Clinton (03:29-04:00)
5. In Jamaica, local government elections look set for a delay as the government has signaled a willingness to postpone the elections originally scheduled for June until the end of July. Electoral Office, Neville Graham comments (04:01-06:20)
6. In Cairo, the G-15 countries have ended a three day summit where they called on the international community to restore global stability in the wake of the Asian financial crisis. Jim Muir reports (06:21-07:44)
8. Trinidad and Tobago's first Miss Universe(1977), Janelle Commissiong-Chow speaks about the tough times faced by winners of the competition. Tony Fraser reports on the 1998 Miss Universe winner, 25 year old Trinidadian Wendy Fitzwilliam (09:33-11:30)
9. In Britain, the Home Office states there is an alarming increase in the number of marriages of convenience with foreigners marrying British citizens for the sole purpose of entering the country (11:31-14:04)
10. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) released its Annual Report which details the state of the island economies over the last 12 months. CDB President Neville Nichols presented his report to CDB Governors (14:05-15:08)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38667
Date: 1998-05-13


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