Caribbean Report 19-01-1996

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Caribbean Report 19-01-1996

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Title: Caribbean Report 19-01-1996
Author: Orr, Carol (anchor); Joseph, Patrick (interviewee); Gutierrez, Jose (interviewee); Harris, Timothy (interviewee); Jackson, Glenn (correspondent); Layne, Kingsley (interviewee); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. In St. Lucia farmers are being urged to look at offers from Chiquita with an open mind. Patrick Joseph, Chairman of the St. Lucia Banana Salvation Committee is interviewed (00:29-03:12)
3. Chairman of the Group of 77 countires Jose Gutierrez has accused Senator Bob Dole of playing election year politics over the banana issue. He was speaking at the end of the G77 meeting in Guyana. A lobbying initiative by letter telling US Senator Bob Dole to lay off Caribbean bananas appears to be taking hold in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Chairman of the Group of 77 countries Jose Gutierrez, Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis, Glen Jackson, NBC Radio and Kingsley Layne, St. Vincent Ambassador to Washington are interviewed. Hugh Crosskill reports (03:13-10:01)
4. The Guyana government has announced tax relief for low income workers in its 1996 budget, tax relief in the manufacturing sector and an aid programme for the depressed bauxite communities. Warren Gordon reports (10:02-11:27)
5. St. Lucia's Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott faces court action over alleged sexual harassment. Lawyer Elswith is interviewed (11:28-13:23)
6. Brian Lara confirms that he will be available for the World Cup and his focus will be taking West Indies cricket back to the top of the cricketing world. Cricketer Brian Lara is interviewed and Tony Fraser reports (13:24-15:27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39344
Date: 1996-01-19


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