Caribbean Report 09-01-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 09-01-2002
Author: Orr, Carol (anchor); Joseph, Emma (correspondent); Gonsalves, Ralph (interviewee); Cullen, Garry (interviewee); Moreira, Paul (interviewee); Cowal, Sally Grooms (interviewee); Hamilton, Conrad (correspondent); Richards, Lundie (interviewee); Weir, Karen (correspondent); Pantry, Kent (interviewee); Streeter, Olivia (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. The Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has been locked in talks with other OECS Heads of Government on the issue of free movement of citizens in the sub-region. Emma Joseph reports on these talks concerning a common identity card, immigration policies and an OECS-wide passport (00:28-02:59)
3. Chairman of Caribbean Star, Paul Moreira has dismissed predictions that the regional airline industry will suffer casualties if individual carriers fail to merge key operations. LIAT's Chairman Garry Cullen made these predictions after signing a cooperation agreement with BWIA and indicated that proposals were made to Caribbean Star but they were rejected (03:00-07:00)
4. Former US diplomat Sally Grooms Cowal does not predict any major break through in the estranged relations between Washington and Havana but she anticipates a possible end to the US embargo within the next 3 years. Cowal comments on the gradual improvement on relations (07:01-10:00)
5. In Jamaica, health officials expressed fears that the quality of health care could be compromised by an unprecedented shortage of blood islandwide. Conrad Hamilton reports how the problem is compounded by the spiraling crime rate and talks to Dr. Lundie Richards, Head of the country's blood bank (10:01-11:56)
6. Amnesty International has appealed to the Jamaican Government to take immediate action to deal with the issue of impunity for those who kill either police or civilians. Karen Weir reports on this statement after the verdict on Patrick Genius who was killed by police bullets last year. Director of Public Prosecution, Kent Pantry comments (11:57-14:24)
7. Caribbean referees are to be sent on a training course to prepare for the start of the first class cricket season. West Indies Cricket Board officials state that this is an attempt to upgrade the knowledge and skills of all the regional match referees (14:25-15:15)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41581
Date: 2002-01-09


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