Caribbean Report 29-04-1999

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Caribbean Report 29-04-1999

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, James (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Weiner, Robert (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Kemp, Albert (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Talbot, Kennedy (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Smith, Colin (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Ransome, Debbie (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-19T21:34:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-19T21:34:38Z
dc.date.issued 1999-04-29
dc.identifier.other CAR2829 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40179
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00: 25) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. The European Union will not be appealing the latest World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on the banana import regime. Ken Richards interviews Saint Vincent Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell on the Caribbean lobby to European Commissioners and European MPs. These discussions will address key negotiation points, prospective structure of a new banana regime, efficiencies in productivity, competiveness and other active measures (00:26 – 03:40) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. US drug authorities have expressed concern that illegal drug traffickers are disguising cocaine as metal to avoid detection. Cocaine shipments, mainly from Colombia, are being chemically altered to escape detection. Robert Weiner spokesman in the Drug Control Policy Office in Washington discusses the effectiveness of the new thrust by traffickers and obstacles faced by authorities. Assistant US Attorney Albert Kemp analyses alterations with other chemicals such as fertilizers to prevent detection and the ensuing problems. British attorney Kennedy Tabot calls on Caribbean countries to share in the assets forfeited from drug barons. Pete Ninvalle and Ken Richards report (03: 41 - 08:26) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. Protesting public workers in Guyana brought key areas in the public sector to a halt by marching through the streets. This strike action was initiated by unions to press for new wage increases. Colin Smith reports from Georgetown (08: 27 – 10:06) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. A court ruling in Georgetown Guyana is viewed as having major implications for telecom giant Cable and Wireless to maintain its monopoly in the Caribbean. Cable and Wireless Dominica lost a significant battle when the court ruled in favor of local television and telecommunications firm being granted a new license allowing the firm a foothold into the telecommunications market. Ken Richards reports (10: 07 – 10:45) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group is recommending ending the suspension of Nigeria from the fifty-four nation grouping. Chairman Doug McKinnon discusses the issue of lifting the suspension and reform of the Commonwealth. Ken Richards reports (10:46 – 13: 29) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 7. The World Trade Organization is expected to end months of uncertainty by appointing a new Director General. Two candidates Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Supachai Panitchpakdi and former Prime Minister of New Zealand Michael Moore. There is no firm indication of which candidate has more political support. Ken Richards reports (13: 29 – 13: 48) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 8. In London, police released a video of a man suspected of nail bombing in Brixton. Debbie Ransome reports (13: 49 – 15: 24) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 15 min. 24 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 Bananas -- Commerce -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bananas -- Commerce -- Europe en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bananas -- Commerce -- United States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Banana industry -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drug traffic -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cocaine industry -- Dominica en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Strikes and lockouts -- Guyana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Protest movements -- Guyana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Telecommunication -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cable and Wireless PLC en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Commonwealth (Organization) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World Trade Organization en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Terrorism -- Great Britain en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 29-04-1999 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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