Caribbean Report 19-08-1999

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Caribbean Report 19-08-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 19-08-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Gordon, Orin (correspondent); Lorde, Adrian (interviewee); Astaphan, Jamie (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Oliver, Wayne (interviewee); Costello, Mike (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:32)
2. Jamaica acting Prime Minister Seymour Mullings defends Merlene Ottey innocence in the midst of controversial accusations that she is guilty of using the banned steroid nandalone and forced to withdraw from the World Athletics championship in Seville. Orin Gordon reports on the reaction expressed in the British and Caribbean Press. Dr. Adrian Lorde Vice President of Barbados Sports Medicine Association and Doping Control officer of the IAAF in Switzerland discusses the steps as undertaken by the athlete in the airtight drug testing procedure. Jamie Astaphan discusses the shortfalls in the system describing it as unfair and not accurate, riddled with false positives. Veteran BBC athletic correspondent Mike Costello denies a conspiracy theory in the drug testing procedure and discusses sophisticated drug testing systems in place (00:33 - 08:54)
3. In Trinidad and Tobago the governing political party and opposition party have joined forces in attempts to eradicate corruption in the country’s police service. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday and former Prime Minister Patrick Manning met with the goal of initiating strategies aimed at resolving the issue. Tony Fraser outlines the problems which have long stymied long term solutions to the problem of corruption including methods of investigating and methods aimed at effectively, recruiting, disciplining and managing the police service (08:55 -11:05)
4. In Antigua, residents of Potter’s Village in the capital St. John have been vocal at what they claim are demonic and supernatural acts of a nine year old boy. Accusations follow the court case where persons were convicted of practicing the supernatural act of obeah. Wayne Oliver gives an eye witness account of the demonic acts. Lew Daniels reports on the unusual activity. (11:06 – 14:52)
5. Weather forecasters announced the formation of the fourth tropical depression for the 1999 hurricane season. Experts at the Miami based National Hurricane Center are forecasting strengthening within the twenty four hours within the Caribbean region (14:52 - 15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42353
Date: 1999-08-19


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