Caribbean Report 01-02-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 01-02-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Brandt, David (interviewee); O'Connell, Paddy (correspondent); MacKean, Liz (correspondent); Gibson, Jackie (interviewee); Andrew Thomas, Kimberly (correspondent); Fraser, Toby (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:27)
2. Montserrat Chief Minister David Brandt plans to hold an enquiry into overspending on temporary government headquarters. This construction project is managed by the Britain Department for International Development. Brandt in an interview claims excessive spending in the sum of over one million pounds on the long overdue project and expresses his displeasure with the pace of current investigations (00:28 - 04:35)
3. Correspondent Paddy O’Connell reports on the ongoing banana trade dispute between the European Union and the United States with the US threatening to impose sanctions. The World Trade Organization is now actively involved in resolving the ongoing impasse (04:36 - 08:07)
4. An Air Tulsa flight en route from London to Montego Bay with 325 passengers on board was diverted to Norfolk Virginia due to an air rage incident. Liz MacKean reports that 12 people were taken off the flight and may face possible legal action as the airline tries to recover the twenty thousand pounds lost as a result of the unscheduled landing. Jackie Gibson spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents speaks on the agency rights to remove unruly passengers from flights or prevent them from boarding (08:08 - 12:18)
5. Five white youths alleged to have murdered South London black teenager Stephen Lawrence have made a formal complaint against a black newspaper journalist to the Press Complaints Commission. Kimberly Andrew Thomas reports that Steve Pope a columnist for the London based black newspaper New Nation wrote a sixty word article titled Do You Know Where They Lived in September 1998. Member of Parliament Eric Forbes also wrote to the Commission protesting that the article in the press was an incitement to racial hatred and violence and poses a threat to one of his constituents (12:19 - 13:13)
6. Trinidad carnival unfolds in the capital city of Port of Spain. Witco Desperadoes Steelband won the North Panorama preliminaries, the Bajan invasion is present in the form of soca artiste Allison Hinds and Machel Montano, young soca artiste reigns supreme. The Calypso Semi Finals is characterised by social and political commentary and satire against the ruling government. Colourful mas bands parade on the streets. Tony Fraser reports (13:14 - 15:22)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40016
Date: 1999-02-01


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