Caribbean Report 28-01-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 28-01-2000
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Bruning, Mike (correspondent); Harding, Charles (interviewee); Frazier, Tony (correspondent); Job, Morgan (interviewee); Panday, Basdeo (interviewee); Norton, Michael (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent)
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1. Healines: (00:00-00:26)
2. Political campaigning in Dominica’s next general elections culminates this weekend. It’s a campaign that has the two opposing parties pointing fingers of corruption on the part of government Ministers. Prime Minister Edison James is linking Rosie Douglas to what is described as a dangerous religious cult seeking to subvert Christianity. (00:27-02:52)
3. With last minute campaigning to be culminated this weekend, some individuals believe victory at the polls could solely be an issue of leadership. Charles Harding, a newspaper editor of The Chronicle, is of the view that the credibility of political leaders will be evaluated by voters. (02:53-05:49)
4. After a day when the Presidential statement is plastered on the front pages of the newspapers and the political directorate of Trinidad and Tobago has gone quiet, selecting the statements carefully. “One newspaper reports the constitutional impasse in Port-of-Spain gets worse. Another calls it the clash of the giants. Yesterday President Arthur Robinson demanded an apology from the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General”. Meanwhile the President remains adamant in refusing to follow the advice of the Prime Minister to revoke the appointment of two Senators from Tobago (05:50-08:36)
5. Voter registration challenges in Haiti could lead to scheduled elections on the March 19 being postponed. Voters across the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince were unable to obtain voter cards. The period for registration was scheduled to have begun on the 20th January but has been put off for a week. Michael Norton reported that very few of the offices were ready to handle voter registration. (08:37-11:38)
6. The propaganda between Miami exiles and the Cuban government over the future of Elian Gonzalez heats up today as court documents are made public. The arguments being made by each side are becoming clear. “Elian is at the centre of a custody battle after he was rescued in the Florida Straits when his mother drowned trying to bring him to Miami.” (11:39-15:28)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41258
Date: 2000-01-28


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