Caribbean Report 05-04-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 05-04-2002
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Manning, Patrick (speaker); Plummer, Robert (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); De Windt, Paul (interviewee); Williams, Colin (speaker); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Ramsammy, Leslie (speaker); Amos, Valerie (speaker); Insanally, Samuel R. (speaker); Gordon, Orin (correspondent); Scotland, Patricia (speaker); Smith, Colin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. The battle to elect a speaker rages on in the Trinidad and Tobago parliament, while authorities ensure parliament can convene without interruption from demonstrators. Prime Minister Patrick Manning delivers a speech to the Parliament, meeting for the first time since general elections and Robert Plummer reports with viewpoints of President Arthur Robinson and Basdeo Panday (00:29-02:56)
3. Max Richards is one of two candidates the PNM offers for the position of speaker and one that Mr. Panday initially agreed on before the President asked Mr. Manning to form the government but the UNC now says it is taking a list of 3,000 nominees to Parliament in bid to frustrate the government’s attempt to elect a speaker. Tony Fraser explains mentioning Robin Montano and Fuad Khan (02:57-06:00)
4. In Curacao, talks to form a new coalition government of the Netherlands Antilles collapses. Some of the five islands including Dutch Saint Martin feel Curacao has too much power and control. The Publisher of the Daily Herald newspaper, Dutch Saint Martin, Paul De Windt says their reduced influence over the Federation contributed to talks crashing (06:01-08:55)
5. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is de-emphasizing the banking aspect of its off-shore sector in an effort to clean up the sector and ensure that the banks registered there are not involved in illicit activity like money laundering. Offshore Finance Inspector, Colin Williams explains why some banks were struck off its register. Ken Richards reports (08:56-11:13)
6. At the UK-Caribbean Forum in Guyana, Foreign Ministry Officials from the Caribbean and the UK end two days of intensive discussions on a wide range of subjects including Britain representing the Caribbean’s interest in organizations and assisting in fighting AIDS and HIV and scholarships. Guyana’s Minister of Health Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, Britain’s Baroness Amos, and Rudy Insanally give highlights. Orin Gordon reports (11:13-13:14)
7. Britain explains that UK assistance to help set up a Caribbean Court of Justice is not dependent on the islands giving up the death penalty. Junior Minister in the British Lord Chancellor’s Office, Baroness Patricia Scotland, gives these assurances at the UK-Caribbean Forum and tells of other British assistance to the legal system in the Caribbean. Colin Smith reports (13:15-15:28)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/47152
Date: 2002-04-05


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