Caribbean Report 22-02-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 22-02-2002
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); George, Jerry (correspondent); Mitchell, Louise (interviewee); Singh, Ricky (speaker); Forbes, James (interviewee); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Greaves, Damian (speaker); Goffe, Leslie (correspondent); Joseph, Emma (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Two off-shore banks in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines belonging to the Nano family, offer to conditionally surrender their licences and go into voluntary liquidation after losing a legal battle with financial regulators there. The United States also issues a warrant for the arrest of Thierry Nano, one of the main operators of the banks. Jerry George has the details (00:30-02:44)
3. Louise Mitchell, the Assistant Off-shore Finance Inspector for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, says the banks belonging to the Nano family, will have to give clarification and proof of certain things before the regulators can accept their offer to liquidate the banks (02:45-05:05)
4. Veteran journalist Rickey Singh says a decision by most OECS countries to push the free movement initiative through their parliament shows that the process is on track. He goes on to explain that while free movement allows for travel without a passport it does not mean unrestricted free movement. Orin Gordon also gets some views of Grenadians on free movement of peoples within the OECS (05:06-06:58)
5. Police in Jamaica shoot and kill five men they believe are responsible for a wave of armed robberies in the west of the country. James Forbes, spokesman for Jamaica police gives details of what happened (06:59-09:30)
6. International pharmaceutical companies set pre-conditions on several Caribbean countries for selling them cheaper drugs to treat people living with HIV and AIDS. Pete Ninvalle reports on this story, and Saint Lucia’s Health Minister Damian Greaves says individual Caribbean states are working at meeting the pre-conditions set (09:31-11:54)
7. Five months after the September 11 Terrorist Attacks on the World Trade Center the final burn victim from the Caribbean leaves a New York hospital. Medical experts say that Jamaican Donovan Cowan is lucky to be alive. Leslie Goffe reports (11:55-13:32)
8. Pierre-Richard Prosper, US Ambassador for War Crimes appointed by President Bush to review the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, says that the Geneva Convention needs an overhaul. Emma Joseph reports (13:33-15:28)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46429
Date: 2002-02-22


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