Caribbean Report 23-06-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 23-06-1999
Author: Greaves, Keith Stone (anchor, correspondent); Daniel, Louis (correspondent); James, Michael (interviewee); Mullin, Chris (interviewee); Kaufman, Gerald (interviewee); Rhone, Camella (interviewee); Andrew Thomas, Kimberly (correspondent); Lloyd, Anthony (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:27)
2. In Antigua, there has been no compromise deal between union representing striking LIAT workers and the Labour Department. The two days of protest action has been scheduled to protest the appointment of a Guyanese financial analyst and demand higher wages. Louis Daniel reports (00: 28 - 02: 11)
3. The Jamaica Head of the police federation issued a 48 hour ultimatum for government to settle a protracted wage dispute. Members of the police union state that if the debt is not settled the police service could be headed for industrial action. Police Federation President Michael James discusses the dispute and pending actions (02: 12 - 03: 08)
4. In Guyana public sector workers are returning back to work after an eight week strike protesting better wages. The executive body of the Guyana public sector union reports that the vote to return back to work was unanimous (03:09 - 03: 30)
5. There are reports from Antigua that former Prime Minister Vere Bird Senior is ill and in an intensive care unit at the island’s main hospital in St. John. Eighty nine year old Vere Bird, held political office for 37 years and is the longest serving leader in the Caribbean region. He retired from office in 1993 (03:31 – 04:07)
6. Labor Member of Parliament Chris Mullings speaks in the British House of Commons debate on the subject of the death penalty in the Caribbean. Ken Richards interviews Minister Gerald Kaufman on the issue and possible link to Caribbean countries receiving economic aid. British Foreign Office Tony Anthony Lloyd weighs in on the debate and discusses the British government intention to work with the Caribbean to improve prison conditions (04:08 – 10:39)
7. Puerto Rico Vice President Jose Granados Navedo resigned amid allegations that he procured $200,000 in federal grants allocated to AIDS patients. Ken Richards reports (10:40 - 13:08)
8. The impact of the Millennium compliancy was the topic of debate when delegates from around the world gathered in New York. Kimberly Andrew Thomas discusses the Year 2000 threat and its impact on international air transport, disruption of food supply and the tourism industry. Camella Rhone, Director General in the Ministry of and Technology in Jamaica comments on the issue and the effects on Jamaica’s air transport and public sector (13:09 - 15:22)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40219
Date: 1999-06-23


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