Caribbean Report 01-07-1999

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Caribbean Report 01-07-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 01-07-1999
Author: Greaves, Keith Stone (anchor, correspondent); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Maharaj, Ramesh Lawrence (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Holder, Gene (interviewee); Whelan, Robert (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:28)
2. Guyana’s President Janet Jagan remains in a Georgetown hospital after complaining of persistent pain. The president’s health is being closely monitored and she is unlikely to join other leaders for the annual CARICOM summit. Colin Smith reports from Georgetown (00:29 – 02:00)
3. Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj is hosting talks with parliamentarians in the British House of Commons on the subject of the Privy Council as the final court of appeal in death penalty cases in the Caribbean. Tony Fraser reports (02:01 - 04:01)
4. The union representing rank and file officers in Jamaica reached an agreement with government in an ongoing wage dispute (04:02 - 04:36)
5. In Puerto Rico a Special Commission established by Governor Pedro Rosselló to review US naval operations on the island has recommended the permanent closure of the base (04:37 – 07:45)
6. The Government of the US Virgin Islands is actively working on plans to reduce the territory one billion dollar debt burden. Government officials state the need to establish mutually agreeable standards with the federal administration in Washington during the budgetary cycle (07:46 - 10:29)
7. Regional experts discuss trends in the regional decline in tourist arrivals in the Caribbean region. Gene Holder Secretary General of General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation analyses the effects of the Millennium on the region’s tourism industry (10:30 - 11:24)
8. British writer on conservation issues criticises what he considers as an idolized view of how indigenous people treat the environment. Robert Whelan argues that indigenous peoples are just as likely as Westerners to destroy the environment. Orin Gordon analyses conservation and management of the environment in Brazil and Guyana and government safeguards in place (11:25 –14:25)
9. Jamaican reggae star Dennis Brown whose music dominated the Caribbean airwaves during the 1970s and 1980s died in Kingston, Jamaica at the age of 42. Brown musical career spanned over three decades and includes musical hits such as Revolution, Money in My Pocket and No Man is an Island (14:26 -15:27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40225
Date: 1999-07-01


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