Caribbean Report 15-02-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 15-02-2002
Author: Joseph, Emma (anchor); Smith, Lou (correspondent); Wildman, Hugh (speaker); Noel, Lloyd (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Guy, Hilton (speaker); Beache, Vincent (interviewee); Orr, Carol (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:22)
2. Three prisoners who were involved in the murder of Maurice Bishop and were told they could be set free are still sitting in jail in Grenada after High Court Judge, Justice Brian Alleyne orders their release and the government immediately seeks a stay of execution. Lou Smith reports on these developments and a related case while Hugh Wildman, Government Legal Advisor and Chief Prosecutor and Lloyd Noel, Barrister at Law, comment and explain what the order for the stay of execution is saying with reference to Grenada‘s criminal law (00:23-06:20)
3. Divers search the wreckage of a yacht which exploded in St. Vincent killing all four passengers on board while authorities investigate what happened to cause the tragedy on the French registered boat. Vincent Beache, Minister of National Security, says they have a break through with identification (Instead of the interview with Vincent Beache, another news story is aired here) (06:21-06:46)
4. Violent crime reach worrying levels in Trinidad and Tobago as there are a high number of murders. The police and government devise a strategy to counter crime. Tony Fraser reports and Police Commissioner, Hilton Guy, comments on what is happening (06:47-09:22)
5. Returning to an earlier story: Divers search the wreckage of a French registered yacht which exploded in St. Vincent killing all four passengers on board and authorities investigate what happened to cause the tragedy. Vincent Beache, Minister of National Security says they have a break through with identification (09:23-11:48)
6. The Curacao-based Dutch Caribbean Express Airline says it is temporarily discounting airfares of up to twenty five percent on routes within the Netherlands Antilles as well as Miami, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago and the Dominican Republic to encourage travel after the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States (11:49-12:22)
7. Members of the royal family gather at Windsor Castle for the funeral of Princess Margaret, fifty years after her father, King George the sixth was buried nearby. The service at St. George’s Chapel is to be private, though a large crowd including a heavy media turn-out are gathering outside the gates. Meanwhile preparations in Kingston, Jamaica are underway for the Queen’s three-day visit as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations. Carol Orr looks ahead to the visit (12:23-14:21)
8. Delroy Denton, an illegal immigrant to Britain from Jamaica and former police informer jailed for life for the murder of Marcia Lawes, a mother of two, seven years ago, loses his appeal to overturn his conviction (14:22-15:08)
9. In Haiti a truck ploughs into hundreds of Carnival goers near the capital killing at least nine people and injuring twenty others (15:09-15:27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46422
Date: 2002-02-15


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