Caribbean Report 20-01-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-01-2000
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Davenport, Mark (correspondent); Helms, Jesse (interviewee); Durrant, Patricia (interviewee); Insanally, Rudy (interviewee); Daniel, Louis (correspondent; James, Edison (interviewee); Smith, Luke (correspondent); McCormick, Michael (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: (000:00-00:27)
2. Jesse Helms is the first to address the UN Security Council and wants to extend friendship. On the other hand, Mr. Helms warned the UN Security Council of any attempts to impose would lead to the US withdrawal from the organization (00:28-06:10)
3. After a break from hanging in Antigua for 10 years, 5 convicted inmates will be hanged next week Thursday and Friday, for killing 4 people. Pressures from London and the Human Rights group for Caribbean countries have been mounting for the abolition of capital punishment. (06:11-07:34)
4. The Atlanta-based carter center said today it has no intentions to send an observer mission to regulate Dominica’s January 31st general elections. Opposition Leader Rosie Douglas has been hoping for this feedback from the centre into the pending polls. There is also the problem of verifying 22 residence of registered voters that has caused concern for the Opposition Party (07:35-10:08)
5. A senior banana official in Grenada said he’s not satisfied with the decision of the St. Lucian Banana Corporation to break away from WIBDECO. From now on they will sell their banana directly to GEEST instead of WIBDECO. This appears to be a disturbing development in the regional banana industry. (10:09-12:04)
6. The Cuban authorities are concerned that Elian Gonzalez may never return to Cuba The 6 year old shipwreck survivor was due to return to Havana last Friday but authorities acting on behalf of his relatives are pulling out all the stops to make Elian’s stay more permanent in the U. S. (12:05-14:47)
7. Strike actions by flight attendants have caused the cancellation of LIAT Airlines flights from Antigua and Barbados. As a result, the airline is in negotiation with workers over late paychecks due to financial problem. (14:48-15:26)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41255
Date: 2000-01-20


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