Caribbean Report 13-02-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 13-02-2002
Author: Joseph, Emma (anchor); George, Jerry (interviewee); Novak, Shannon (correspondent); Wilson, Lydia (interviewee); Excel, Matthew (correspondent); Lynch, Noel (interviewee); Norton, Michael (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (correspondent); Hooper, Carl (speaker)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. An explosion on a French registered yacht, Sir Jean, kills four persons in St. Vincent and police are investigating. Emma Joseph interviews Jerry George journalist at First FM radio (00:27-02:54)
3. Puerto Rico’s governor Sila Calderon is making fighting corruption her administration’s number one priority as a number of high ranking government officials have been indicted and one recently arrested for embezzling millions. Shannon Novak reports (02:55-04:36)
4. Thousands of jobs go worldwide as British Airways scales back operations as part of its plan to become profitable again. Lydia Wilson who works for the UK-based magazine ‘Travel Weekly’ comments
5. While British Airways cuts jobs and flights, and their main British rival Virgin Atlantic increases flights, Barbados itself has had a disappointing and substantial drop in tourist arrivals. Matthew Excel reports and airs an interview by an optimistic Minister of Tourism, Noel Lynch (07:16-09:24)
6. Both the Organisation of American States (OAS) and CARICOM are trying to help Haiti to solve its long-standing political problems. Deputy Secretary General of the OAS, Luigi Einaudi, is due to arrive in Haiti ahead of a human rights commission and a recent CARICOM mission to Haiti had their appeal to the US Secretary General rejected. Journalist Michael Norton says the government is not too pleased (09:25-13:18)
7. The West Indies try to field their way back into the one day series against Pakistan. The limited overs leg of their series in Sharjah is perhaps their most disheartening in a string of defeats. Carl Hooper says the West Indies must improve their fielding and catching. Bertram Niles reports (13:19-14:53)
8. The hotel known for staging a mass nude wedding on Valentine’s Day in Jamaica will soon hold a similar event at its resort in Runaway Bay. A senior executive of Hedonism III, which is managed by the SuperClubs chain, says ten American couples will say I do in the nude and that its last such event was a resounding success even though it drew protests from religious groups (14:54-15:31)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46421
Date: 2002-02-13


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