Caribbean Report 26-10-2001

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Title: Caribbean Report 26-10-2001
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Boisson, Eldonna (interviewee); Compton, Petras (interviewee); Powell, Berthia (interviewee); Quinlan, Andrew (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (anchor); Nunes, Neil (correspondent); Pourier, Miguel (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Joseph, Emma (correspondent); Meade, Ben (correspondent); Samuel, Kennedy 'Boots' (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Since the first Anthrax scare hit the Caribbean almost two weeks ago a series of false alarms has succeeded in raising panic levels in the region. That has been confirmed by the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, Port of Spain. Also, the Office of the Prime Minister Basdeo Panday received a letter containing a white powder. It has been sent to CAREC for testing. Eldonna Boisson of the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, POS is interviewed (00:28-03:13)
3. St. Lucia is about to adopt a criminal code that responds to the Anthrax alert. Still in St. Lucia, despite the shock disclosure that another hotel Club Med Resort could be closing for the winter season on the island, the President of the Hotel and Tourism Association there Berthia Powell is remaining upbeat. Attorney General Petras Compton and President of the Hotel and Tourism Association Berthia Powell are interviewed (03:14-06:21)
4. President George W. Bush signed into law today sweeping new legislation to expand the power of law enforcement in what the United States calls it's war on terrorism. It is the anti-money laundering provisions that are of interest to the Caribbean offshore financial centres. Andrew Quinlan of the Centre for Freedom and Prosperity is interviewed and Bertrand Niles reports (06:22-07:47)
5. In the Netherlands, Antilles, the efforts of the Antillean government to finalise an agreement with the International Monetary Fund has runned into further problems. Prime Minister Miguel Pourier now hopes to return to the bargaining table some time in November. Another hurdle stifles the flow of much needed financial aid. Prime Minister Miguel Pourier is interviewed and Neil Nunes reports (07:48-09:14)
6. Strike by more that eighty percent of the workers of the Guyana Broadcasting Corporation entered its third day today. Colin Smith reports (09:15-10:58)
7. Authorities in Martinique are warning that dengue fever could reach epidemic proportion there after an eighty-one year old man died from the disease. Emma Joseph reports (10:59-12:11)
8. International Creole Day - a look at the language and its politics. Executive Director of the Folk Research Centre Kennedy 'Boots' Samuel is interviewed and Ben Meade reports (12:12-15:19)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44434
Date: 2001-10-26


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