Caribbean Report 18-01-1996

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Caribbean Report 18-01-1996

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Title: Caribbean Report 18-01-1996
Author: Rowe, Yvette (anchor); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Josie, Peter (interviewee); Nicholls, Neville (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (anchor); Gutierrez, Jose (interviewee); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent); Norton, Michael (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. The buyers of Geest banana group plan to sell some of their newly acquired assets. Hugh Crosskill reports (00:28-02:23)
3. Prime Minister Sir John Compton is expected to give his farewell speech at the United Workers Party Convention as he steps down as party leader. A farewell speech is also expected from the deputy political leader of the Party George Malett who would not be contesting the next election. Mr Peter Josie former political leader of the Opposition St. Lucia Labour Party has denied media reports that he is about to join the ruling party. There is, also, reports of a likely political party in the making. Pete Ninvalle reports (02:24-05:45)
4. The Caribbean Development Bank president says the region must be prepared to pay for its economic development. Caribbean Development Bank President Sir Neville Nicholls is interviewed and Bertrand Niles reports (05:46-07:27)
5. The Chairman of the Group of 77 countries Ambassador Jose Gutierrez is accusing the US government of practising a double standard with regard to Cuba. Ambassador Jose Gutierrez is interviewed (07:28-08:57))
6. Former heavy weight champion Muhammad Ali is in Cuba. He is expected to deliver medical aid and may visit President Fidel Castro. Rosie Hayes reports (08:58-12:04)
7. The United Nations began its pull out of peace keeping forces out of Haiti on a phase basis today. Former President and Haitian priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide is to marry later this week. The Vatican has given special permission for his marriage. Michael Norton reports (12:05-15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39343
Date: 1996-01-18


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