Caribbean Report 17-02-2000

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Caribbean Report 17-02-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-02-2000
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Wilson, Basil (interviewee); Weir, Karen (correspondent); Seaga, Edward (interviewee); Paulwell, Phillip (interviewee); DeCaires, David (interviewee); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Douglas, Rosie (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Hudson-Philips, Karl (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: (00:00-00:26)
2. President Clinton has delivered a major policy speech on Africa aimed at improving relations between the U.S. and the continent. Caribbean countries have been seeking to engage the Clinton administration on issues such as bananas and immigration. (00:27-04:05)
3. The Jamaica Labour Party maintains it will oppose the new Telecommunications Bill that was passed last night. The JLP leader Edward Seaga says that when the Bill becomes law he will contest the matter in the Supreme Court because it will give Cable and Wireless monopoly over the industry. (04:06-06:49)
4. The shooting of Guyana’s most wanted man continues to pervade discussions in the country. Desmond Hoyte, the Opposition Leader in Guyana accused the police of murder. (06:50-10:02)
5. One CARICOM leader says he is looking forward to having a discussion with French President Jacques René Chirac during his French Caribbean visit next month. (10:03-12:48)
6. Caribbean Jurist Telford Georges has found that the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago was illegally attempting to influence the Judiciary. This was one of the conclusions arrived from the 35 page document that was released recently. The country’s Law Association commissioned a report subsequent to a complaint by the Chief Justice against government interference that may compromise the independence of the Judiciary. (12:49-15:30)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41484
Date: 2000-02-17


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