Caribbean Report 09-03-1994

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Caribbean Report 09-03-1994

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Title: Caribbean Report 09-03-1994
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Bird, Lester (interviewee); Reece, Donald (interviewee); Dos Santos, Bernard (interviewee); Booth, Hartley (interviewee)
Description:
1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:35)
2. Antigua’s Labour Party return to office back for the first time with reduced majority. Lester Bird is interviewed in this segment. According to Bird, his administration will be under scrutiny by the opposition over the next 5 years. Apart from the dealing with the economy and the external debt, corruption is high on his administration’s agenda and several legislations have been drafted to address this issue (00:36-5:46)
3. Anglican Bishop comments on whether attitudes of the people toward corruption is likely to change. The Bishop feels that the people of Antigua are more critical is evident by way they voted in the recent election. In his view the electorate has become more critical (05:47-08:36)
4. In Guyana, the International Jurists have been asked to look at the evidence related to the death of Sir Walter Rodney. The new team consists of persons from Britain, Tanzania and Australia. Bernard dos Santos, the Attorney General of Guyana is interviewed (08:37-10:56)
5. A private members bill member’s bill to amend the law against racial hatred and violence was launce in Britain’s House of Commons. The bill was sponsored by Conservation MP Hartley Booth and is aimed at making it easier to prosecute racial offenders (10:57-14:20)
6. Wrap up and theme music (14:21-14:52)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38725
Date: 1994-03-09


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