Caribbean Report 20-01-2003

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Title: Caribbean Report 20-01-2003
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Allen, Gary (interviewee); Boyce, Hayden (interviewee); Meade, Ben (correspondent); Exell, Matthew (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:34)
2. Doctors in Trinidad are returning to work as ordered by the Industrial Court. Six hundred of them were protesting the government’s refusal to negotiate new contracts with forty-five physicians. Tony Fraser reports (00:35-02:43)
3. Caribbean fans may be unable to view their West Indian stars at the upcoming Cricket World Cup. Gary Allen, Chief Operating Officer at the Caribbean Media Corporation explains why. Trinidad’s Carib Beer will sponsor the First Regional Tournament for the next five years. More from Karen Weir (02:44 -06:30)
4. In Guyana, a young policeman is in a critical condition after being shot in the head and neck on his way to work. Five lawmen have been killed already this year. Karen Weir reports (06:31 -07:05)
5. A scheme by British intelligence MI6 to penetrate organized crime instead enables the defendants to walk free. Matthew Exell provides a summary. Hayden Boyce, Editor of Cayman Net News reports on the Attorney General's botching of the case. Brian Gibbs, Director of the Cayman Islands Financial Reporting Unit admits to shredding evidence (07:06-11:38)
6. Finance Ministers of the European Union meet in Brussels to break a deadlock on a plan to combat tax evasion. It will allow twelve EU member states to automatically exchange information about bank accounts held by residents of another country including the Cayman Islands (11:39-11:59)
7. In Haiti, more than one hundred and eighty civil society groups accuse the government of failure to create a safe environment for the upcoming elections and threaten to call a national strike. President Aristide has refused to step down. Ben Meade reports (12:00-13:46)
8. In St. Lucia, Bill Clinton, former US President stresses the need for the US to work with Caribbean countries and the rest of the Americas as he meets with regional business and political leaders. He hopes the Caribbean will not be sidelined by priorities of the George Bush administration (13:47-15:34)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46383
Date: 2003-01-20


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