Caribbean Report 17-12-1997

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Caribbean Report 17-12-1997

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-12-1997
Author: Thomas, Moya (anchor); Spencer, Baldwin (interviewee); Latchmansingh, Lawrence (interviewee); Orr, Carol (correspondent); Lewis, Rupert (interviewee); Caine, Troy (interviewee); Baker, John (interviewee); Greenlee, David (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:12)
2. Reports from Antigua suggest that Vere Bird Jr who was shot yesterday allegedly by his client Guiana Island resident Taffy Bufton is to be flown overseas for medical treatment. Prime Minister Lester Bird has blamed government opposition for the incident. Baldwin Spencer, Leader of the United Progressive Party is interviewed (00:13-03:27)
3. Two days after Guyana's elections there is still no final result. Both the PPP Janet Jagan and Opposition Leader Desmond have claimed victory. The length of time to get results have puzzled the nation. Lawrence Latchmansingh of the Electoral Assistance Bureau is interviewed (03:28-06:33)
4. Jamaica's political leaders make a public appeal ahead of tomorrow's polls. The event was witnessed by former President Jimmy Carter and former American Chief of Staff General Colin Powell. Yvette Rowe takes a look at the importance of the younger voters in the elections. Rupert Lewis, UWI, Mona and Political Analyst Tony Caine are interviewed. Carol Orr reports (06:34-11:34)
5. A federal judge in the United States has ordered Cuba to pay millions of dollars in compensation to the families of three Cuban Americans killed when their planes were shot down by Cuban jets. President of Brother to the Rescue, Jose Basulto is interviewed and E. Smith reports (11:35-13:25)
6. United States President Bill Clinton is expected to lift strict deportation rules covering Haitian immigrants in the US. Republican Lawmaker John Baker and President Clinton's Special Coordinator on Haiti David Greenlee are interviewed (13:26-15:07)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39283
Date: 1997-12-17


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