Caribbean Report 24-03-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 24-03-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Sawyer, Jerome (interviewee); Brandt, David (interviewee); Greaves, Keith Stone (correspondent); Elias, Cassius (interviewee); Gajadar, Rupert (interviewee); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Hospedales, James (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Andrew Thomas, Kimberly (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:25)
2. Bahamian demonstrators were up in arms in the capital Nassau today protesting a wide range of issues. The Trade Union Congress is spearheading the protest related to the country’s industrial climate related to working conditions at government corporations and privatised government owned corporations. Journalist Jerome Sawyer reports on the protest action (00:26 - 02 :39)
3. British Minister for International Development has admitted to overspending by the contractor assigned to building Montserrat temporary government complex and an internal audit is being set up to investigate. Chief Minister David Brandt comments on the cost of construction and inadequate facilities. Keith Stone Greaves reports (02: 40 – 05:28)
4. The Saint Lucia government has thrown its support to a Martinique private company to improve the quality of its banana production. This change could signal the departure from the Windward Islands Banana Development and Exporting Company (WIBDECO). Agriculture Minister Cassius Elias discusses the initiatives. Rupert Gajadar former Chairman of the banana association outlines his concern with new agreement. Pete Ninvalle and Ken Richards reports (05: 29 – 10:30)
5. The World Regional Health experts in the region are concerned over resurgence of tuberculosis in the Caribbean. The Caribbean Epidemiology Center (CAREC) is hosting meetings in Trinidad to update guidelines on health and safety measures in the Caribbean. CAREC Director James Hospedales speaks on the emergence of tuberculosis, the shortage of resources, the need to train personnel and reform the health sector. Debbie Ransome reports (10:31 - 13:35)
6. In Haiti the Supreme Court sworn in members of the Provisional Electoral Council despite objections from opposition parties about the legality of the process. Kimberly Anderson Thomas reports on the political impasse (13: 36 – 15: 25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40153
Date: 1999-03-24


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