Caribbean Report 08-09-1999 

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Title: Caribbean Report 08-09-1999 
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent); Schroeder, Patricia (interviewee); Stone Greaves, Keith (correspondent); Sanders, Ronald (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Quarrie, Donald (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:30)
2. Eleven of the fifteen Puerto Rican prisoners linked to bombings in the US in the 1970s and 1980s and are advocating for the independence of Puerto Rico have accepted offers of clemency by President Bill Clinton. Hillary Clinton has publicly disapproved of the clemency. Democratic Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder comments on Clinton’s non-supportive decision. Juan Figueroa President of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund in New York expresses his views on the Republican’s opposition and derailment of the President plans for releasing the prisoners and perceived partisan politics (00:31 – 06:57)
3. Caribbean countries are monitoring talks in Brussels on the future of the banana import deal with Europe. Antigua/Barbuda High Commissioner to London Ronald Sanders analyses future implications of tariff only subsidy and the adverse effects on the Caribbean banana industry Keith Stone Greaves reports (06:58 – 09: 56)
4. Debate continues on the state award of a pay increase for Guyana public sector workers. Chairman of the Arbitration Panel Aubrey Armstrong panel discusses the outcome of the negotiations (09:57 – 10:35)
5. British West Indian Airways plan to occupy a new wing valued at one hundred and five million US dollars in an expansion project at the Piarco International Airport and transform this space into the ‘hub of South America. Tony Fraser reports (10:36 - 12:32)
6. Weather forecasters are tracking the progress of hurricane Floyd in the Atlantic with estimated winds of 45 miles per hour. Jessica Robertson reports (12:33 - 13:42)
7. Bahamian sprinters finished strongly in the 200 meters track meet in Germany. Jamaican sprint legend Donald Quarrie discusses Merlene Ottey positive test for the banned substance nandrolone (13: 43 – 15:29)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42368
Date: 1999-09-09


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