Caribbean Report 12-05-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 12-05-1999
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent); Douglas, Denzil (interviewee); Arthur, Owen S. (interviewee); Plummer, Masie (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (correspondent); Sanders, Ronald (interviewee); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Caroit, Jean Michel (correspondent); Lloyd, Clive (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00: 29)
2. CARICOM Foreign Ministers begin meeting in Saint Kitts, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has postponed a meeting with Ministers. Saint Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas is chairing the meeting and discusses agenda issues and future strategies (00:30 - 02: 59)
3. Finance Ministers are meeting in Barbados to discuss how the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) can assist with the economic survival of the islands. CDB will input one billion US dollars into regional development over the next five years. Barbados Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Owen Arthur discusses the challenges facing the Caribbean in a global economy. CDB Vice President Masie Plummer reviews traditional donors who have contributed to Caribbean development. Bertram Niles reports (00: 31 - 05: 36)
4. The British government is consulting Caribbean countries on the next move in light of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on the European Union banana regime. WTO approved the ruling following complaints from Ecuador and the US that Caribbean exporters enjoyed unfair advantage in the European market. Antigua/Barbuda High Commissioner Ronald Sanders discusses Britain support (05:37 – 07:24)
5. The World Trade Organization remains without the leadership of a Director General. Ken Richards reports on the organization’s growing division in choosing two candidates and the ongoing battle for leadership (07: 25 – 08: 41)
6. In Guyana a strike by government workers expanded to include the nation’s teachers who joined in the protest for higher wages. Colin Smith reports (08:42 – 10:31)
7. Haiti remains in a state of unrest after violent protests and calls for the country’s Secretary of State for Public Security to step down. Jean Michel Caroit reports on the demonstrations (10: 32 – 12:15)
8. West Indies cricket supporters are questioning if Brian Lara and Courtney Walsh will be fit for the West Indies first test match against Pakistan. Team Manager Clive Lloyd discusses the upcoming series. BBC final report in a series on the World Cup examines cricketing shifting fortunes (12:16 – 15:30)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40188
Date: 1999-05-12


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