Caribbean Report 20-05-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-05-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Symmonds, Donna (interviewee); Fleming, Osbourne (interviewee); Benjamin, John (interviewee); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent); Smith, Colin (correspondent); James, Edison (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00: 30)
2. In the World Cup Series New Zealand won its match against Australia and Pakistan won against Scotland. Donna Symonds analyses upcoming matches as the West Indies meets Bangladesh (00:31 - 02: 48)
3. Anguilla Finance Minister Victor Banks, Social Services Minister Edison Baird and coalition members of the Anguilla Democratic Party are threatening to resign. The early breakup follows less than three months formation of the coalition government. Osbourne Fleming of the Anguilla National Alliance comments on cooperating with the parties to resolve the issue and form a consensus. Attorney John Benjamin addresses the constitutional implications of the conflict (02: 49 - 07: 27)
4. On the eve of general elections in Dutch St. Maarten the price of gasoline remains a key issue. Petrol stations remain open but there is no official word from Shell and Texaco to reduce the tax excise by federal government. Mike Jarvis reports (07: 28 – 09:44)
5. In Guyana, thousands of striking workers marched through the streets on the first day of a general strike called by the Trade Union Congress to coerce the government to increase wages for public sector workers and teachers. Colin Smith reports from Guyana (09: 45 – 11:22)
6. Prime Minister of Dominica Edison James discusses the country’s banana recovery programme citing difficulties due to lack of European Union funds and delays in disbursement of these funds. Curtis Matthews reports (11:23 – 13:00)
7. In World Cup Cricket the West Indies play newcomers Bangladesh in Dublin. Orin Gordon and Ken Richards discusses upcoming West Indies matches (13: 01 -15: 28)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40194
Date: 1999-05-20


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