Caribbean Report 20-09-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-09-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Mitchell, James (interviewee); Sawh, Lall (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Robertson, Jessica (correspondent); Gottley, Angela (interviewee); Vanderpool-Wallace, Vincent (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Preval, Rene (interviewee); Conyers, John (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:30)
2. Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Sir James Mitchell is resting comfortably at a medical clinic in South Trinidad following surgery to remove his prostate gland. Sir James Mitchell discusses the outcome of the surgery. Urologist Dr. Lall Sawh outlines the procedure involved. Tony Fraser reports from Port of Spain (00:31 - 02:52)
3. Residents in the Bahamas are mounting recovery efforts in the wake of the recent passage of hurricane Floyd. Jessica Robertson reports on the preparations by residents, devastation in Abaco and North Eleuthera, rescue efforts and lessons learnt. Angela Gottley radio announcer at Cool 96 FM in Grand Bahama shares her views on the wide scale devastating effects of the storm and ill preparedness of residents (02:53 - 05:51)
4. Keith Stone Greaves discusses the impact of hurricane Floyd on Bahamas tourism industry with Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace Director General at the Tourism Ministry. Wallace shares his views on post-hurricane damage assessment, the effects on key infrastructural services ( water, roadways, communication, services), and structural damages to small hotels on the outer islands (05:52 – 08:32)
5. Government officials in Bermuda have issued a hurricane warning as hurricane Gert with sustain winds of 120 mph approaches the island. Forecasters are warning of high battering waves and storm surges of 3 feet. Residents are stocking up on supplies, police are on full alert and schools and government offices will be closed (08:33 – 09:11)
6. Western Florida is preparing for heavy rains with the formation of tropical storm Harvey in the Gulf of Mexico (09:12 – 09:26)
7. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan opened the General Assembly annual debate with a call for commitment to intervene in the midst of humanity suffering. Correspondent Debbie Ransome provides an overview of the list of speakers from the Caribbean scheduled to address the 54th session of the United Nations (09:27 – 11:59)
8. Haiti President René Garcia Préval comments on elections in Haiti scheduled for mid- December at a dinner in Washington organized by the Congressional Black Caucus. Congressman John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee discusses moves to improve upcoming elections, and improvements in Haiti’s judiciary and police service (11:59 - 15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44569
Date: 1999-09-20


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