Caribbean Report 08-01-2002

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Caribbean Report 08-01-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 08-01-2002
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Fleming, Albert (interviewee); Smith, Lew (correspondent); Mitchell, Keith (interviewee); Orr, Carol (correspondent); Chin Lee, Howard (interviewee); Goffe, Leslie (correspondent); Headley, Trevor (interviewee); Abbott, Diane (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. The issue of the 8 day-old strike of electricity workers in the French Overseas Departments of St. Martin and Guadeloupe was taken to the French government in Paris as no immediate end seems to be in sight. Mayor of French St. Martin, Albert Fleming explains that a scheduled meeting between the two parties never happened (00:32-03:42)
3. As the Caribbean comes to term with the collapse of regional news group, Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), government leaders have begun adding their voices to call for CARICOM intervention. Lew Smith reports on the issue. Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell express shock at the closure of CMC and Prime Minister Lester Bird has also voiced his concerns (03:43-06:49)
4. In Trinidad and Tobago, the new Minister of National Security Howard Chin Lee insists that in spite an alarming crime rate, his holistic approach would lead to success. Carol Orr reports on this latest ministerial appointment. Chin Lee dismisses suggestions that he would find Trinidad's crime problem overwhelming (06:50-08:24)
5. A US Federal Appeal Court has thrown out the convictions of two Caribbean Americans in the killing of a Jewish man during riots in New York City. Leslie Goffe reports on the tossing out of the convictions and ordering a new trial for Lemrick Nelson Jr and Charles Price. Attorney for Price, Trevor Headley was thrilled that a new trial was orders. There are varied responses from the Crown Heights community on the matter (08:25-11:24)
6. President of the Dominican Republic, Hipolito Mejia has removed his Police Chief from office. Chief Pedro de Jesus Candelier was a target of human rights groups that accused him of tolerating systematic police brutality and high numbers of extrajudicial killings (11:25-12:09)
7. Diane Abbott of the Labour Party has stated that not enough black teachers and a high number of exclusions are just two reasons why there are scores of failing black children in Britain. Abbott comments on the underachievement of black children and called for Caribbean teachers in British primary schools as part of the solution (12:10-15:03)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41580
Date: 2002-01-08


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