Caribbean Report 01-03-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 01-03-2002
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Sampson, Frank (speaker); Harford, Ronald (speaker); Witter, Earl (interviewee); Schweimler, Daniel (correspondent); Bernal, Richard (interviewee); Breeveld, Hans (interviewee); Bell, John (speaker); Chastanet, Allen (speaker); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:24)
2. The Caribbean airline BWIA makes 181 positions redundant in its drive to survive the reduction in travel since the September 11th attacks in the United States. Tony Fraser reports the impact will be felt beyond the region and Frank Sampson, BWIA’s Vice President with responsibility for employee service, explains further (00:25-02:25)
3. Multinationals with investments in Trinidad and Tobago downplay suggestions that their businesses are being affected by the political stalemate in the country. Ronald Harford, Leading Trinidadian banker of Republic Bank and President of the Bankers Association comments (02:26-04:24)
4. Earl Witter, a barrister of law involved in Jamaica’s Commission of Enquiry into a spate of violence in western Kingston claims that the investigation is flawed (04:25-07:04)
5. Cuban security forces evict from the Mexican Embassy in Havana twenty-one Cubans who crashed a bus into the embassy. Cuban authorities said they ignored several appeals to leave peacefully and their removal followed a request by the Mexican government (07:05-08:32)
6. The Director General of the Regional Negotiating Machinery, Dr. Richard Bernal just concluded what he describes as an important meeting for the region at the World Trade Organization. Organised by the Commonwealth Secretariat he reveals recommendations to help countries with small economies (08:33-11:20)
7. A leading political analyst in Suriname rejects the idea that comments made by former Surinamese military strongman and now Leader of the Opposition National Democratic Party Desi Bouterse indicates thoughts of a coup. Dr. Hans Breeveld a professor at the University of Surinam believes Mr. Bouterse’s latest political actions are based more on a democratic stand (11:21-13:01)
8. Caribbean nations are limping out of the tourist slump following the September 11th attacks in the United States. Hopes are still high that 16 million US dollars can be raised to fund a major Pan-Caribbean television advertising campaign encouraging tourists back to the area. John Bell, Director General of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) and Allen Chastanet, Chairman of the CHA’s Marketing Committee comment and Rosie Hayes reports (13:02-15:31)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46386
Date: 2002-03-01


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