Caribbean Report 18-08-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 18-08-1999
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent); Zimmerman, Daniel (interviewee); Lorde, Adrian (interviewee); McCaffrey, Barry (interviewee); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); McNamara, Thomas (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:38)
2. Sprinter Merlene Ottey tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandalone and had to withdraw from the World Athletic Championships in Seville Spain. The International Amateur Athletics Federation indicated that the athlete tested positive at an earlier meeting in Switzerland. Ottey’s agent Daniel Zimmerman discusses questionable testing and the path for future investigation and vindication of the athlete’s innocence. Jamaica’s Sports Minister Portia Simpson assures Jamaicans of the full backing of the government in the case. Comments are solicited from Jamaicans on the streets. Keith Stone Greaves profiles Marlene Ottley as one of the world most respected athletes, with an outstanding track career including winning 34 medals in major international championships (7 in the Olympics , 14 in world championships). Designated a roving ambassador by the Jamaican government after an outstanding 1993 season, she was awarded sportswomen of the year in native Jamaican fifteen time between 1979- 1997, and ranked in the World top ten since 1980. Dr. Adrian Lorde Vice President of Barbados Sports Medicine Association and doping control officer of the IAAF in Switzerland categorizes the steroid nandalone as a performance enhancing drug for athletes (00:39 – 07:33)
3. In retaliation to the US government policy of deporting criminals with Caribbean connections once they have served their sentences Haiti announced a retaliatory policy. Michael Norton reports from Port –au-Prince on the issue of mass deportation and correlation with increase crime in cities (07:34 – 10:06)
4. Allegations of rampant corruption in the Trinidad and Tobago police force has unified the opposing political parties in the country. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday will meet with opposition leader Patrick Manning to propose solutions for ending crime and corruption in the police service. BBC reporter Tony Fraser provides a brief historical overview of corruption within the police ranks (10:07 – 12:09)
5. Judges in the highest courts in Bahamas have denied the appeals of two death-row inmates which could paved the way for the prisoners to be hanged later this month. Stay of executions were denied for John Higgs and David Mitchell both accused of murder (12:10 – 13:03)
6. Retired army general Barry McCaffrey expresses concern to Congress on the growing drug trade and increased guerilla warfare in Colombia and calls for Congress to approve one million dollars in the fight against these illegal activities. Former US Ambassador to Colombia Thomas McNamara discusses the link between the organized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and narcotic trafficking (13:04 - 14:47)
7. Jamaicans reggae boys continue to strengthened their position as the number one team in the sport of football in the Caribbean as the team is currently ranked as no. 42 in FIFA world rankings ( 14:48 – 15:27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42352
Date: 1999-07-18


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