Caribbean Report 29-11-2001

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Caribbean Report 29-11-2001

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Title: Caribbean Report 29-11-2001
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Michel, Mario (speaker); Joseph, Morella (speaker); Spencer, Baldwin (interviewee); Bethel, Carl (interviewee); Lyell, Nicholas (speaker); Edmund, Dawn (speaker); Savage, Frank (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:24)
2. St. Lucia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mario Michel, expresses regret about controversial comments he made in relations to the leader of the opposition United Workers Party Dr. Morella Joseph. Pete Ninvalle reports; Clip played by Mario Michel and Dr. Morella Joseph (00:25-03:14)
3. Antigua’s opposition United Progressive Party, says amendments made to the Representation of the People Act do not go far enough on issues of broadcasting and election campaign funds. Opposition leader Baldwin Spencer, tells the anchor he hopes the compromise between government and opposition will ensure an independent electoral commission (03:15-06:43)
4. The Bahamian government, says it will appeal a court ruling seen as a setback to the island’s efforts to clamp down on money laundering activities. In an interview, the Attorney General Carl Bethel told the anchor the ruling means the country’s Financial Intelligence Unit will first have to obtain a court order when acting against offshore banks (06:44-08:54)
5. The Governor of Florida is asked to free a Trinidadian born British citizen Krishna Maharaj, who has spent more than a dozen years on death row. Bertram Niles explains why some British politicians want him freed. Former British Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell shares his views on the matter (08:55-10:47)
6. The family of Jevan Richardson, a 10 year old West Indian boy who committed suicide after he was expelled from school is planning to take the school to court. Ben Meade reports; Jevan’s Aunt Dawn Edmund shares her sentiments on the issue (10:48-12:35)
7. The Head of Telecommunications in the British Virgin Islands Bertrand Smith, is suspended after a probe into a 60 million dollar telecommunications contract for a new airport. In an interview the BVI Governor Frank Savage said the probe became necessary when it was discovered that the cost of the telecommunications contract had escalated dramatically (12:36-15:21)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/45547
Date: 2001-11-29


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