Caribbean Report 27-12-2001

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Caribbean Report 27-12-2001

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Title: Caribbean Report 27-12-2001
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Seetahal, Dana (speaker); Norton, Michael (correspondent); Wilkinson, Bert (interviewee); Hamilton, Conrad (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:23)
2. The President of Trinidad and Tobago breaks the 18-18 General Elections tie by appointing the Patrick Manning lead PNM as the new government. However, Basdeo Panday refuses to accept the new appointment as he claims the way the President appointed Patrick Manning is unconstitutional. Tony Fraser reports. Clip by Dana Seetahal played (00:24-03:42)
3. The main suspect in the Haitian coup attempt former police officer Guy Philippe, is said to be at large in the Dominican Republic after he was deported from Ecuador. Michael Norton reports from Port-au-Prince (03:43-06:45)
4. Haiti’s Media Workers Association says a dozen journalists have gone into hiding and two have left the country after receiving death threats. In related news, The Association of Caribbean Media Workers and the Media Association of Trinidad Tobago are condemning an attack on the radio station 96.7 and its programme director Paul Richards. The anchor spoke to ACM Vice President Bert Wilkinson about the investigation for these incidents (06:46-11:57)
5. Police in Jamaica say a light airplane that crashed on Christmas day was on a drug run. Conrad Hamilton (11:58-13:38)
6. Tony Fraser gives a follow up report on the state of the fall out after the decision by President ANR Robinson to appoint PNM as the government and the UNC and Basdeo Panday’s refusal to accept the decision (13:39-15:23)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/45870
Date: 2001-12-27


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