Caribbean Report 10-02-2000

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Caribbean Report 10-02-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 10-02-2000
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Greaves, Keith (correspondent); Brant, David (interviewee); Osborne, John (interviewee); Trant, William (interviewee); Nimval, Pete (correspondent); Weir, Karen (correspondent); Franklyn, Delano (interviewee); Gomes, Carolyn (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Street, Richard (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: (00:00-00:31)
2. Montserrat Chief Minister David Brandt has been defending his stance to refuse citizens living abroad the right to exercise their franchise. It is reported that the Elections Commission made this recommendation. Elections are constitutionally due next year. (00:32-02:54)
3. William Trant, head of the Montserrat Overseas People's Progressive Alliance (MOPPA), represents Montserratians residing in the United Kingdom. Trant disagrees with David Brandt that overseas votes would not truly represent the consensus of people living in Montserrat. (02:55-04:45)
4. Rosie Douglas, the new Prime Minister of Dominica is expected to arrive in St. Lucia today. Mr. Douglas is defending the presence of St. Vincent’s Opposition Leader Dr. Ralph Gonsalves who is seeking information about the banana trade at the meeting. (04:46-07:10)
5. Jamaica’s Prime Minister P.J. Patterson succumbed to pressure from the public’s outcry at the forced removal of street people in Montego Bay. Humanitarian organizations in the island have staged protests against the manner in which the government addressed this issue and have called for a detailed investigation. (07:11-09:45)
6. The World Trade Organization has agreed to a number of changes to avoid the disaster at the Summit in Seattle last year. The WTO’s Council met in Geneva and agreed on dealing with the lessons from Seattle, one of which is to take into account concerns of smaller countries about free trade. The Council agreed to give developing countries a longer transition period to implement various WTO policies. (09:46-12:08)
7. The Prince Charles’ Trust initiative to assist small business owners has been extended to the Caribbean. Eighty-five (85) young entrepreneurs in Barbados have benefitted from this initiative. This model in Barbados is to be adopted in Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica. (12:09-15:23)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41286
Date: 2000-02-10


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