Caribbean Report 03-02-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 03-02-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, interviewer); Carr, Lee (correspondent); Ballin, Hirsch (correspondent); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent); Bontempi, Rinaldo ((interviewee); Roberts, Andy (interviewee); Maharaj, Ramesh Lawrence (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:26)
2. Colombian authorities have arrested a man from the US Virgin Islands alleged to have planned Caribbean cocaine drops. James Spencer Springette was arrested in Medellin Colombia and charged with drug trafficking and money laundering. Springette faces extradition back to the US Virgin Islands. Lee Carr reports (00:27- 02:12)
3. A move by Caribbean countries to establish a regional justice protection programme is viewed as a priority by Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj. The proposal received attention when CARICOM Attorney Generals met in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Maharaj is seeking to implement a domestic legal framework which would assist regional states in accommodating witnesses and judicial officers in the justice system. This measure would support the region’s move towards Caribbean integration. Ken Richards reports (02:13 - 05:36)
4. Twelve tourists accused of a drunken brawl abroad an Air Tulsa flight from London to Jamaica were released after being held and questioned by police in Gattwick Airport in London. Hirsch Ballin reports on NorthWest Airlines decision to offer the stranded passengers a free flight home after they were detained in Norfolk Virginia (05:37 - 07:03)
5. A parliamentary group from the European Union (EU) is in Havana to examine means of ending a US imposed embargo against the country and promote political and economic changes between the two countries. Rosie Hayes reports on the EU role as a powerful force in articulating for free trade and discontinuing economic and trade sanctions against Cuba. Member of the European Parliament and Head of the mission Rinaldo Bontempi describes trade restrictions imposed by the US as an unsuccessful strategy to implementing change in Cuba and suggests that the US push for more cooperative type measures (07:04 - 09:15)
6. Former West Indian fast bowler and coach Andy Roberts believes the current crisis faced by West Indies cricket is a reflection of the inability to address the issue of the standard of domestic cricket in the region. Anchor Ken Richards interviews Roberts and solicits his views on the reasons behind the West Indies recent loss of the test and one day series in South Africa. Roberts attributes the loss to the players lack of commitment and calls on players to be more cohesive, change their attitude towards the game and practice more on the field. He also calls on the Cricket Board to play a more active role in the development of regional cricket (09:16- 15:19)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40018
Date: 1999-02-03


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