Caribbean Report 03-01-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 03-01-2002
Author: Orr, Carol (anchor); Sinkinson, Phil (interviewee); Harris, Toby (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Smith, Lew (correspondent); Mitchell, Keith (interviewee); Nunes, Neil (correspondent); Reef, Alex (interviewee); Joseph, Emma (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:24)
2. In Britain, the Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Lord Toby Harris have sought to diffuse controversy arising from the claim that large quantities of cocaine were being brought into the UK aboard scheduled flights from Jamaica. British Deputy High Commissioner to Jamaica, Phil Sinkinson comments on the issue (00:25-04:21)
3. In Jamaica, 7 people including 3 female members of one family were killed in a raid north of the capital. The killing is described by police as an attack tinged with party politics and revenge of a killing on New Year's Day of a street vendor living in a People's National Party stronghold (04:22-04:55)
4. In Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Patrick Manning held his second Cabinet meeting however, former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday held his own shadow Cabinet meeting. Tony Fraser reports on the latest events and what came out of them (04:56-06:59)
5. Lew Smith spoke to Grenada's Prime Minister Keith Mitchell on concerns about free movement in the Caribbean region (07:00-08:53)
6. Residents in Guadeloupe and the French St. Martin have been without 100 per cent power as workers protest plans by the electricity company (EDF) to privatise. Neil Nunes reports on the meeting between the company's management and the unions representing workers. Union spokesman Alex Reef comments that he was hopeful about these talks (08:54-12:59)
7. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has stated that a section of US law blocking goods from communist Cuba violates WTO principles on intellectual property rights, trademarks and brand names. Emma Joseph reports on the ruling following complaints brought by the EC on behalf of the French drinks company, Pernod Ricard which with a Cuban company markets Havana Club rum (13:00-15:05)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41543
Date: 2002-01-03


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