Caribbean Report 03-02-2000

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Caribbean Report 03-02-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 03-02-2000
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Peltier, Matthias (correspondent); Douglas, Rosie (interviewee); Grant, Bernie (interviewee); Springer, Bevan (correspondent); Griffin, Clyde (interviewee); Tucker, Winston (interviewee); Ramdin, Albert (interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Ottey, Merlene (interviewee); Wallace, Adrian (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: (00:00-00:27)
2. The new coalition Cabinet in Dominica, led by Rosie Douglas, is characterized by some controversial names. The Cabinet comprises of The Dominican Labour Party and The Freedom Party. (00:28-02:50)
3. Guyanese-born British MP Bernie Grant, an ally of the new Dominican coalition government, has been urging EU officials to consider Dominica for associate membership. Mr. Douglas endorses ties with the EU as the country is situated between the two French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe and has close ties with them. (02:51-06:13)
4. Brooklyn’s African-American and Caribbean communities are contemplating who should represent them in the US Congress in the upcoming November elections. Jamaica-born politician Una Clarke is likely to challenge Congressman Major Owens in September’s Democratic primary. There are reports of opposition to Mrs. Clarke challenging Major Owens. (06:14-09:11)
5. In the Bahamas, Obie Wilchcombe is to face four days in prison for withholding information from the court on how he obtained the suicide note from John Higgs. Higgs was the death row prisoner who committed suicide last month. (09:12-09:34)
6. The CARICOM Secretariat remains optimistic that Haiti’s elections will go through as scheduled for the 19th of March. This optimism was expressed by the person charged with the responsibility of foreign and community affairs, Albert Ramdin. (09:35-12:45)
7. Merlene Ottey won the 60m race at the track meet in Spain. She was tested positive for Nandrolone and some athletes criticized organizers for allowing her to compete. (12:46-15:22)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41281
Date: 2000-02-02


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