Caribbean Report 21-06-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 21-06-1999
Author: Richards, Keith Stone (anchor, correspondent); Yarde, Patrick (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Anthony, Kenny (interviewee); Holder, Gene (interviewee); Lima, Heather (correspondent); Symmonds, Donna (interviewee); Haynes, Desmond (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:25)
2. Public Sector workers in Guyana have rejected a proposal by union executives and the government. The workers are engaged in a two month dispute which led to clashes between demonstrators and the police. Patrick Yard Public Service Union Present discusses the union’s rejection of the offer and future arbitration talks. Colin Smith reports (00:26 – 04:22)
3. In Trinidad and Tobago convicted killer Anthony Briggs has been given a stay of execution by the Privy Council in London. Briggs’ attorneys argued a motion that he not be executed without due process of the case being heard at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Tony Fraser reports (04:23 - 05: 26)
4. Saint Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony defends his government stance on hanging, viewing death penalty as a solution to crime surges in his country and notes the overwhelming public support for resumption of hangings (05: 27 - 06:44)
5. Caribbean tourism industry is at a crossroad as officials warn of increasing international competition. Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Gene Holder analyses the Caribbean market share (06: 45 - 09: 33)
6. Cuban and US government representatives from the US State Department and Coast Guard are holding talks in Havana on the fight against drug trafficking. These talks do not signal a change in diplomatic relations between the two countries and the US trade embargo introduced in Cuba 35 years ago is still enforced (09: 34 - 10:01)
7. In London a disciplinary hearing against, Ben Bullock an Inspector involved in the bungled investigation into the death of black teenager Stephen Lawrence was halted today as a petitions to have attorney Imran Khan present at the hearing was granted. BBC reporter Heather Lima reports (09: 35 - 11:40)
8. In the 1999 World Cup series cricket finals, Australia won against rivals Pakistan. A postmortem of the match is provided by commentators Donna Symonds and Desmond Haynes. Debbie Ransome reports (11: 41 – 15: 25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40217
Date: 1999-06-21


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