Caribbean Report 18-10-2001

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Title: Caribbean Report 18-10-2001
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Rafeeq, Hamza (interviewee); Meade, Ben (correspondent); Shepherd, John (interviewee); Joseph, Emma (correspondent); Williams, Carl (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Jagdeo, Bharrat (interviewee); Nunes, Neil (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:23)
2. St. Lucia's Opposition National Alliance unravels amidst expectations of a snap election. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:24-03:21)
3. One case of skin anthrax has been confirmed in Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the initial anthrax scare in Trinidad and Tobago turned out to be a false alarm. Minister of Health Hamza Rafeeq is interviewed (03:22-04:12)
4. Series of earthquakes in the Atlantic Ocean shook the British and United States Virgin Islands this week. Head of the University of the West Indies, Seismic Unit John Shepherd is interviewed and Ben Meade reports (04:13-06:16)
5. Illegal drug trafficking in the Caribbean has increased by 25% since the event of September 11th, 2001. That is according to the United States-based Drug Enforcement Agency. Police Superintendent Carl Williams is in charge of the Narcotic Division of the Jamaican Police Force he said that there has been an increase in the movement of drugs through Jamaica and its waters. Police Superintendent Carl Williams is interviewed and Emma Joseph reports (06:17-10:41)
6. After making restructuring proposals Guyana threatens to abandon CARDI. President Bharrat Jagdeo is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (10:42-12:32)
7. Curacao and the Central Government of the Netherlands Antilles could save up to US$180 million if they accept an offer that could exempt them from paying interest on outstanding loans. Dutch Antillean Journalist Neil Nunes is interviewed (12:33-15:28)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44428
Date: 2001-10-18


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