Caribbean Report 29-03-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 29-03-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Cort, Errol (interviewee); Patterson, P. J. (interviewee); Sanders, Ronald (interviewee); Lee, Chelston (correspondent); Yankana, David (interviewee); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Straw, Jack (interviewee); Grover, Suresh (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:25)
2. Antiguan authorities are launching an independent investigation into a recent robbery and hostage incident which left one person dead. Attorney General Errol Cort discusses the issues of immigration and crackdown on illegal guns (00:26 – 03:32)
3. Prime Minister of Jamaica P J Patterson discusses widespread support in Jamaica for a change from monarchical to a Republican form of government. He issued a call for national symbols to emphasise Jamaican heritage with less emphasis on British heritage (03:33 – 04:45)
4. In London, the Caribbean High Commissioners team up with Britain Trade Union Congress to fight the threat facing Caribbean bananas. The team agreed on a four point plan of action. This plan includes direct discussion with the UK government, an international conference convened for banana retailers, and a consumer campaign urging shoppers to favor Caribbean bananas. Antiguan diplomat Ronald Sanders welcomes the trade union support for Caribbean bananas as this will ensure that the produce will continue to have guaranteed access to the European Union market at a guarantee price. Chelston Lee reports (04: 46 - 06: 35)
5. Following the presentation of Guyana’a budget, the country’s private sector is assessing how the fifty one million dollar package which will move the country forward. No new taxes have been announced nor measures to decrease pressure on the exchange rate. Ken Richards interviews Chairman of the Private Sector Commission of Guyana David Yankana (06: 36 - 08: 42)
6. The political machinery throughout the Netherland Antilles is preparing for local and island council elections. The critical issues of this election include the state of the local economy, social services, relations with Holland and local autonomy. Mike Jarvis reports on the political campaigns in Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Saba, and Sint Maarten (08: 43 - 10: 46)
7. Regional health experts are reporting that increasing AIDS cases can lead to economic decline and destabilization of Caribbean economies. These concerns were advanced in a report jointly published by the University of the West Indies and the Caribbean Epidemiology Center. Debbie Ransome reports on the report findings and the growing impact of AIDS on Caribbean society (10: 47 - 13: 01)
8. Britain now has a national civil rights movement aimed at fighting racial injustice. The activist group was formed by persons who actively campaigned on behalf of the family of murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence. Suresh Grover organizer of the new movement speaks on continued racial injustice in Britain. Home Secretary Jack Straw discusses the government’s determination to undertake institutional racialism reform in the British police force (13: 02 - 15: 25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40156
Date: 1999-03-29


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