Caribbean Report 07-02-2000

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Caribbean Report 07-02-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 07-02-2000
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Trousseau, Les (correspondent); Ramphal, Shridath (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Rodriquez, Dwayne (interviewee); Weir, Karen (correspondent); Thwaites, Ronald (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: (00:00-00:29)
2. CARICOM’S Chief Negotiator Shridath Ramphal is admitting EU/ACP discussions and agreement to replace Lomé` nearly broke down in Brussels due to immigration issues. Ramphal sees it as an uncompromising European approach to accommodate the leader of Austria’s far right governing party. (00:32-05:32)
3. Caribbean Ministers with responsibility for trade and development began a meeting in Georgetown today with the intention to solve a trade dispute between Guyana and Trinidad. This dispute is as a result of the reluctance of major Trinidadian companies to import Guyana’s parboiled rice due to its questionable standard of inconsistent colouring. (05:33-07:14)
4. Developing countries are hoping that one of their trade concerns will be looked into at a forum in Bangkok, organized by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Officials want to avoid the Seattle debacle at the WTO. (07:15-09:18)
5. The Caribbean Association of Travel Agents remains adamant in its decision to single out American Airlines and British Airways due to their reduction of commissions. The US Airline, Continental was among the last airlines to follow suit in commission cuts from 9% to 6%. Dwayne Rodriguez, President of the Regional Association contends this is a domino effect. (09:19-12:49)
6. Members of Parliament in Jamaica have tabled a motion for greater official recognition of Bob Marley. Despite Bob Marley’s national and international cultural appeal, some are of the view this greater recognition may glorify marijuana smoking. (12:50-15:30)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41283
Date: 2000-02-07


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