Caribbean Report 04-02-1999

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Caribbean Report 04-02-1999

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Flood, Sarah (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Peltier, Matthias (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Maharaj, Ramesh Lawrence (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Tony (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Lee, Chelston (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Norton, Michael (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-27T22:33:06Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-27T22:33:06Z
dc.date.issued 1999-02-04
dc.identifier.other CAR2769 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40019
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:26) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. Saint Lucia is rushing ahead of other Caribbean countries in its fight against the deadly AIDS disease. Pete Ninvalle reports on the Health Ministry announcement of a major breakthrough in the treatment of the disease with the use of the drug AZT administered to pregnant women. The aim of the programme is to drastically reduce the rate of infection from mother to infant. The health programme will also include education and diagnosis. Health Minister Sarah Flood views this move as a significant breakthrough in fighting the disease (00:27 - 02:26) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Dominica backs an OECS mandate to implement proper legislative and regulatory framework to govern the telecommunication market in the region and phase out the monopoly of telecommunications giant Cable and Wireless. Matthias Peltier reports on the country’s efforts to host a national consultation on the telecommunications industry. This open consultation is expected to solicit ideas for the proposed telecommunications reform initiative and assist with the introduction of new legislation. Bermuda’s Premier Jennifer Smith comments on her country’s longstanding relationship with Cable and Wireless and the presence of competition from other telecommunication companies on the island (02:27- 07:58) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. The final documents on the proposed Caribbean Court of Justice are due to go before Caribbean Heads of Government in five months. Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is optimistic that the proposal will find favour with the Caribbean Heads and dispels media reports linking the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice to the issue of capital punishment. He justifies the establishment of the Court as a proactive response to the region’s need to have its own jurisprudence (07:59 – 10:48) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. The Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee is expected to make a two day visit to Trinidad and Tobago. Tony Fraser reports on the trip objectives which includes strengthening economic ties, discussions on low cost housing programmes and advancing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the transfer of technology (10:49 - 12:27) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. Haiti’s President René Préval has failed to meet a self-imposed deadline to name a new electoral council following months of negotiations with the opposition in Parliament. Chelston Lee reports on Preval’s failure to appoint a new provisional electoral council, a nine member body required by Haiti’s constitution to organize voting for elections. Préval is requesting more time to constitute a credible and unbiased body to organise the next elections and allow for national and international observers of the electoral process. The United Nations Security Council is calling on Préval to overcome his differences with other Haitian leaders and resolve Haiti’s political problems. Journalist Michael Norton reports on the current impasse (12:28 - 15:18) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 15 min. 18 sec. en_US
dc.format.medium Sound, mp3 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartof The BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011 en_US
dc.rights Copyright British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cable and Wireless (Firm) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aids (Disease) -- Saint Lucia -- Patients -- Care en_US
dc.subject.lcsh AZT (Drug) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caribbean Court of Justice en_US
dc.subject.lcsh India -- Relations -- Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Elections -- Haiti en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Preval, Rene en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Indian Museum -- Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 04-02-1999 en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US
SpecialCollections.repository All sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.rights.accessRights Access to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (main.library@uwimona.edu.jm), Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (wimail@sta.uwi.edu), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US


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