Caribbean Report 14-01-2003

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Title: Caribbean Report 14-01-2003
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Granger, David (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Gordon, Orin (correspondent); MacKinlay, Andrew (interviewee); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent); Swan, John (interviewee); Lamb, Tim (interviewee); Hughes, Hubert (interviewee); Jowell, Tessa (interviewee); Holding, Michael (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. Guyana’s crime wave claims the life of a mother. Her eighteen-year-old son is in critical condition. Brigadier David Granger, retired army official says that the country is in an undeclared state of emergency and offers his analysis of the causes (00:27-03:50)
3. Junior doctors at major hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago continue to stay away and senior doctors also threaten to withdraw their services. The Prime Minister responds by stating that the doctors are breaking law and the Health Minister, Colm Imbert is going to Cuba to recruit doctors.Tony Fraser reports (03:51-05:40)
4. The Region’s public education system suffers another blow of depletion as a result of recruitment of teachers by overseas agencies. Representatives of the New York City Board of Education are interviewing scores of Jamaican teachers. Orin Gordon reports (05:41-07:09)
5. Andrew MacKinlay MP of the governing Labor Party is urging the government to allow its fourteen overseas territories to be represented in the British Parliament. Sir John Swan, former Premier of Bermuda and Hubert Hughes, former Chief Minister of Anguilla both echo these sentiments. Rosie Hayes reports (07:10-09:38)
6. Ralph O’Neal, Chief Minister, British Virgin Islands says that his government has no plans for implementing visa restrictions. However, it is keeping a close watch on visitors to the island to ensure proper conduct is maintained (09:39-10:08)
7. The England Cricket Board goes ahead with the upcoming world cup cricket in Zimbabwe despite calls to boycott due to human rights issues. Tim Lamb, Chief Executive, England and Wales Cricket Board says its not up to the Board to make moral judgements. Tessa Jowell, British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport says it's a bad decision. Michael Holding, former West Indian cricketer supports the team's decision (10:09-13:35)
8. Caribbean court systems are notoriously slow and in almost every territory there is a huge backlog of civil cases waiting to be heard. Bertram Niles reports on solutions such as out of court mediation (13:36 -15:31)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46376
Date: 2003-01-14


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