Caribbean Report 03-05-1999

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Caribbean Report 03-05-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 03-05-1999
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent); Greste, Peter (correspondent); Duke-Westfield, Nicole (interviewee); Talbot, Kennedy (interviewee); Liverpool, Fairbairn (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Joseph, Emma (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00: 28)
2. Panama elects its first female President Mireya Moscoso. Moscoso maintained a strong lead in a three candidate race and won over her rivals during what is perceived as a crucial time in Panama as the US withdraws troops from its naval base. Peter Greste reports from Panama City (00: 29 - 02: 33)
3. The government and the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) are in confrontation over planned changes for the state media. One major government planned measure is the merging of two state owned broadcasting agencies in an effort to focus on more positive news. Nicole Duke-Westfield Vice President of MATT expresses concern on the issue of the pending merger (02: 34 – 06: 05)
4. A British lawyer specializing in drug trafficking Kennedy Talbot is advising Caribbean countries to do more in obtaining assets seized from drug traffickers. He made these statements during a conference on drug trafficking held in Castries Saint Lucia. Fairbairn Liverpool Coordinator of a new CARICOM Cooperation team stresses the need to enact new laws which would allow Caribbean countries to tap into assets seized in anti-drug operations. Debbie Ransome reports (06: 06 - 10: 23)
5. The West Indies Cricket team arrived in London to play in the World Cup. Emma Joseph reports on the team arrival and upcoming matches (10: 24 - 13:46)
6. In London, police have arrested David James Copeland in connection with the racially motivated nail bombing attacks in Brixton which killed three people and left one hundred and seventeen injured (13: 47 - 15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40181
Date: 1999-05-03


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