Caribbean Report 02-06-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 02-06-1999
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor, correspondent); Gordon, Orin (correspondent); Daniel, Louis (correspondent); Nimrod, Elvin (interviewee); Smith, Lew (correspondent); Weber, David (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:28)
2. President of Suriname Jules Wijdenbosch offers to hold early elections and dissolve parliament after cabinet approved a motion calling on him to resign. The decision was triggered by widespread street protests due to his mishandling of the economy. Orin Gordon reports (00:29 – 04:54)
3. Due to an ongoing dispute between public sector workers and the Guyana government some private sector businesses may close. Yesu Persad Chairman of the Guyana Private Sector Commission discusses the cost of the strikes on the country’s economy (04:55 - 07:01)
4. A major fight between inmates and prison officers in a maximum security area at Her Majesty Prison in Antigua left four persons injured. Prisoners complained of being tortured and not receiving medical treatment. An Investigation is launched into the altercation. Louis Daniel reports (07:02 – 08:33)
5. Attorney Generals in the region are at a meeting in Grenada to decide on the establishment of a Caribbean Court of Justice to replace the Privy Council. Host Attorney General Elvin Nimrod discusses the impartiality and credibility of the proposed court. Lew Smith reports (8:34 – 10:40)
6. There will be no last minute appeal made on behalf of Dole Chadee and eight other inmates on death row in Trinidad and Tobago (10:41 – 11:00)
7. Nelson Mandela discusses the outcome of elections in South Africa. Jane Stanley reviews the election process. Mandela’s successor is leader of the African National Congress (ANC) Thabo Mbeki. Journalist David Weber profiles Mbeki (11:01 - 15:20)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40201
Date: 1999-06-02


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