Caribbean Report 29-01-2003

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Title: Caribbean Report 29-01-2003
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor); Aleong, Conrad (interviewee); Abraham, Christopher (interviewee); Jagroop, Jagdeo (interviewee); Anderson, Donald (interviewee); Douglas, Denzil (interviewee); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Finisterre, Felix (interviewee); Luncheon, Roger (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Walcott, Clyde (interviewee); Blair, Randolph (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:29)
2. Trade Unions representing BWIA workers reject the Company’s decision to retrench one quarter of the six hundred plus employees. Conrad Aleong, Chief Executive Officer says severance packages will be significant. However, Christopher Abraham, ACAWU President and Jagdeo Jagroop, President of CATTU promise to challenge the decision. BBC’s Ken Richards reports (00:30-04:30)
3. Knowlson Gift, Foreign Affairs Minister of Trinidad and Tobago meets with his British counterpart Jack Straw concerning a travel advisory based upon perceived terrorist activity. Donald Anderson, MP of the governing British Labour Party believes that the issue may be tricky for the Foreign Office to deal with (04:31-05:51)
4. President George Bush requests fifteen billion dollars from the US Congress to help combat HIV/AIDS in those neediest in Africa and the Caribbean. Dr. Denzil Douglas, the CARICOM leader spearheading the fight against HIV/AIDS welcomes the initiative as does the United Nations. Pete Ninvalle reports (05:52-07:02)
5. The St. Lucia government intends to fight any domestic telephone rate increases within the OECS by Cable and Wireless as it battles on in an open market. Felix Finisterre, Communications, Works and Public Utilities Minister says that though it appears legal, the Company will have to justify such increases. Pete Ninvalle reports (07:03-09:05)
6. There’s sharp reaction to barriers being erected in and around Buxton Village, Guyana, a major flash point for racial and criminal activity. However, Randolph Blair, Chairman of the Buxton National Democratic Council says village authorities were not consulted and this will deepen the racial divide. Dr. Roger Luncheon, Head of the Presidential Secretariat says restriction of movement is lamentable but unavoidable. Colin Smith reports (09:06-11:21)
7. In sport, FIFA President Sepp Blatter launches an investigation into voting irregularities allegedly involving Caribbean delegates. In cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will raise concerns about the scheduling of World Cup matches in politically volatile Zimbabwe and in Kenya with its alleged terrorist organizations. Sir Clyde Walcott, former President of the ICC and the West Indies Cricket Board is asked about a West Indies response to security issues in host countries (11:22-14:44)
8. British nudists are invited to take part in a world record attempt in Jamaica for the greatest number of couples getting married naked. At least fifty couples are expected to tie the knot at Hedonism III Resort, Jamaica. Ken Richards reports (14:45-15:31)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46380
Date: 2003-01-29


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