Caribbean Report 12-07-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 12-07-2002
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Trinidade, Austin (interviewee); Deallie, Christopher (interviewee); Meade, Ben (correspondent); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Manning, Patrick (speaker); Ramphal, Shridath (speaker); Clinton, Bill (speaker); Purcell, Martine (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. Former Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, leader of Team Unity, march to Port of Spain to try to force Mr. Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, to call an early election. It is the view of the opposition groups that he is in office illegally and the Prime minister states that he will not be forced into calling early elections (00:26-02:40)
3. There is a shortage of trained nurses at the San Fernando General Hospital. Many have left to work in hospitals in the US, leaving behind some of their colleagues to face the brunt of the staff shortage. Dr. Austin Trinidade suggested that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago offer better incentives to the nurses, such as specialized training and better wages (02:41-05:07)
4. A fire caused by electrical fault gutted three businesses in Grenada’s capital, St. Georges. The businesses affected are Jonas Bowne and Hubbard, Rudolph Restaurant and Courts Grenada. Approximately 150 workers will be affected by this and the Government of Grenada will stand to lose revenue as a result of the fire. Comments from Christopher Deallie, President of Grenada's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (05:08-08:04)
5. At the UN AIDS Conference in Barcelona, Spain, a deal was signed with six pharmaceutical companies and 16 Caribbean countries. US President Bill Clinton expressed the view that world leaders need to do more to curb the spread of AIDS. He will be forming the World Leaders AIDS Action Network together with Nelson Mandela and other leaders attending the conference. Ben Meade reports (08:05-10:12)
6. Former Commonwealth Secretary Sir Sridath Ramphal will be consulting with the Government of Belize, the Opposition, civil organizations and the community to discuss proposals for the settlement of the border dispute with Guatemala (10:13-11:14)
7. A new law passed in Bermuda will allow foreigners, who have lived there for 20 years to acquire Bermudan status. Four hundred national will be able to vote, work and retire there. However, the person applying for citizenship must be at least 40 years of age. Comments from a chartered account, Martine Purcell (11:15-13:49)
8. The borough of Lambeth in London, where many West Indians reside has been described as one of the worst areas as far as robberies are concerned, which was up by 28%. The authorities have been blamed for neglecting health care and employment which give rise to crime. Ken Richards reports (13:50-15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/45555
Date: 2002-07-12


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