Caribbean Report 05-07-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 05-07-2002
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Niles, Bertrand (correspondent); Joseph, Emma (correspondent); Bynoe, Phillip (speaker); McLeod, Errol (interviewee); Hughes, Clift (interviewee); Martin, Von (interviewee); Excel, Matthew (correspondent); Richards, Ken (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. The CARICOM Heads of Government discuss the funding for the Caribbean Court of Justice, the crime problem and the decline in West Indies cricket. The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) was asked to spearhead an initiative to obtain soft loans to assist the struggling economies in the region (00:30-03:14)
3. In Georgetown, riot police are dispatched to an area following clashes with police (03:15-03:33)
4. Anti-government protest with the Indian led government in Guyana ends in the worst state of violence (03:34-05:38)
5. Oilfield Workers Trade Union (OWTU), President Errol Mc Leod is opposing Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) being taken over by Cemex of Mexico. The job security of workers is being threatened by any 100% take over by the foreign outlet. Errol Mc Leod, President of the Oilfield Workers Trade Union is interviewed (05:39-08:15)
6. In Jamaica, the Post Master General requests an audit into the entire operations of the postal system. Cheques made out to the postal and communications department has been lodged in the company account of Ronald Thwaites, Member of Parliament and church deacon who resigned after becoming caught up in allegations of financial wrongdoing. Clift Hughes, producer and presenter of the Jamaican current affairs programme Nationwide is interviewed (08:16-11:15)
7. The Dominica Electricity Services (DOMLEC) cuts service to a number of government offices in Dominica. This is an attempt to collect arrears of two million dollars from the government. Matthew Excel, BBC correspondent reports (11:16-12:42)
8. In Washington, comedians from Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadians, Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada brought their own brand of humour to the residence of the capital at the annual Caribbean Comedy Festival. BBC correspondent, Ken Richards interviews Von Martin, organiser and MC (12:43-15:09)
9. At the Caricom Summit, Guyana and Barbados sign an agreement to deepen bilateral co-operation. The agreement provides for closer co-operation in the areas of trade, education, maritime affairs and immigration (15:10-15:34)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/46436
Date: 2002-07-05


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