Caribbean Report 12-07-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 12-07-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Johnson, Will (interviewee); Andrew, Kimberly (correspondent); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Ramphal, Shridath (speaker); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Gibb, Tom (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:30)
2. In what local observers predict will be the barometer for national elections in 2000 the electorate in Trinidad and Tobago has been voting in local government elections. 124 government seats are being contested in the 14 boroughs. Tony Fraser reports in Port of Spain on the voting process, voter turnout and the political fortunes of the ruling political party the United National Congress and the opposition political party the People’s National Movement (00:31 – 03:15)
3. The leader of the government in the island of Saba is protesting the manner in which a study on the volcanic activity in the island was made public. Will Johnson, Lieutenant Governor in Saba, discusses how the recent study compares with previous studies on warmer temperatures and the need for Saba to constantly monitor volcanic activity ( 03:16 - 06:07)
4. A United Nations report on global human development highlights an increase in the widening in the gap of living standards between rich and poor nations and points to economic globalization and increasing use of technology as major factors contributing to this issue. Kimberly Andrew reports on the status of Caribbean countries in the report (06:08 – 07:31)
5. Correspondent Ken Richards analyses the recently released UN Human Development Report and focusses on the emphasis on promoting fairer trade for impoverished countries and renegotiation of the Lome Convention between Europe and ACP countries. CARICOM chief negotiator Sir Shridath Ramphal discusses changes in the existing Lome Convention agenda (07:32 – 10:36)
6. Judges operating under the proposed Caribbean Court of Justice will be expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct as outlined in the agreement signed by CARICOM heads to establish the Court. Debbie Ransome analyses the various codes of conduct in the agreement (10:37 – 12:00)
7. Eleven Cuban whose boat sank after a head on collision with a US coastguard vessel are being questioned at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay. Tom Gibb reports from Havana (12:01- 13:42)
8. Cuban Foreign Affairs Minister Filipe Perez Roque, a close aide to president Castro has arrived in Cuba for what has been described as his first diplomatic visit to Venezuela with plans to establish cordial political and economic relations between the two countries (13:43 - 14:03)
9. Guyana President Janet Jagan returned to office after a brief stay in hospitals in Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago. Her first official act on resuming duties was to sign a document establishing a Commission of Enquiry into the events which occurred during public servants strike action in Georgetown from May to June of this year. High Court Judge Carl Singh will lead the Commission (14:04 – 15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42259
Date: 1999-07-12


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