Caribbean Report 10-05-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 10-05-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Anyaoku, Emeka (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Astaphan, Anthony (interviewee); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Simms, Andrew (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00: 25)
2. Guyana governing and main political parties are set to resume peace talks which stalled several months ago. The People Progressive Party and People National Congress agreed to resume talks after intervention from Commonwealth Secretary General Emeka Anyaoku. Anyaoku discusses the breakthrough in dialogue with anchor Ken Richards (00: 26 – 03: 30)
3. Trinidad most notorious killer Dole Chadee faces the death penalty as his petition for a stay of execution was not upheld by the Privy Council. Chadee and eight other inmates are convicted of killing four members of a family in 1994. Tony Fraser reports on the developments in the case (03: 31 – 04: 54)
4. There is a call for more appeal judges to be appointed in the Eastern Caribbean by the President of the Dominica Bar Association Antony Astaphan. This call coincides with the recent appointment of Justice Dennis Byron to the post of Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Appeal Court (04: 55 - 06: 06)
5. US Secretary of State Madeline Albright apologises for the US accidental bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrave which left three people dead.. News director of Puerto Rico WOSO radio discusses protest action by Puerto Ricans (06: 07 - 09: 05)
6. Curacao political party the Party for the Restructuring of the Netherland Antilles may be voted into the opposition benches after the results of the just concluded elections. Mike Jarvis reports on the elections in Curacao which was not clear-cut and may lead to the formation of a coalition (09: 06 - 11: 12)
7. One of Cuba’s independent news agency is reporting that authorities have jailed three dissident journalists found guilty of disrespecting President Fidel Castro (11: 13 – 11:33)
8. The London based charity group Christain Aid is warning that companies which produced genetically modified foods are targeting developing countries and this can affect the livelihood for small farmers. Andrew Simms Christian Aid spokesman addresses the issue. Orin Gordon reports (11: 34 - 13: 21)
9. Final preparations are underway for hosting World Cup Cricket and organisers are looking for ways to raise revenue. In the first in a series of reports, BBC correspondent explores the significance of raising revenue for the World Cup cricket teams (13: 22 – 15: 32)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40186
Date: 1999-05-10


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