Caribbean Report 22-04-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 22-04-2002
Author: Weir, Karen (anchor); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Bannister, Pierce (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (interviewee); Darius, Reginald (speaker); Eastman, Lynette (speaker); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); King, Rudy (speaker); Price, Harvey (speaker); Goffe, Leslie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Amnesty International (AI) is on a mission to rid the Caribbean of the death penalty and say their mission to the government of Jamaica is making progress. AI’s delegates include anti-death campaigner/Nobel Prize Nominee Sister Helen Prejean, former death row inmate Delbert Tibbs and Pat Clark, leading member of the US group, Murder Victims’ Families for Reconciliation and AI also has scheduled talks with the government of Trinidad and Tobago. Ken Richards reports (00:30-02:24)
3. BBC Correspondent, Karen Weir. interviews Pierce Bannister, Head of the Amnesty International delegation, who tells about the outcome of a meeting with Jamaica’s Foreign Minister K. D. Knight and members of the Jamaican Cabinet (02:25-05:28)
4. For the first time a Roman Catholic Church leader in the Caribbean has acknowledged cases of child abuse by priests, but Archbishop Lawrence Burke of the Bahamas is not saying much more. His admission comes as Pope John Paul tells Catholics that there is no place in the church for priests who sexually abuse children. Bertram Niles reports (05:29-07:19)
5. The West Indies lose to India in the second cricket test at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, India’s first test win in the Caribbean since 1976. Left arm fast bowler Ashesh Neera struck the crucial blows dismissing batsmen Brian Lara and Carl Hooper cheaply, while Shivnarine Chandarpaul and Chris Gale scored big, but it was not enough. Karen Weir interviews correspondent Tony Fraser (07:20-10:33)
6. The International Tax and Investment Organization (ITIO) is a mouthpiece for small nations on global tax matters, set up partly to challenge the OECD on its campaign against tax havens, but its finances are under pressure and at a conference delegates hear Saint Lucia’s Director of Finance Reginald Darius call for a greater commitment from its member states to fund it. The Director of the ITIO Secretariat, Lynette Eastman comments. Pete Ninvalle reports (10:34-12:27)
7. Caribbean nationals take two of the top global environmental awards for grassroots activities at the 2002 Global Environmental Prize. Guyanese, Jean La Rose wins the prize for working to stop mining at Guyana’s Mazaruni river and the rights of indigenous people over land. Puerto Rican, Alexis Massol Gonzalez gets the prize for leading a successful fight to convert a mining zone into Puerto Rico’s first community managed forest reserve (12:28-13:02)
8. There is anger in Trinidad and Tobago as a patent on the process to make the drum of the steel pan by machine is granted to an American, Harvey Price along with two other foreigners. Pan Aficionado, Rudy King says it is an outrage. Leslie Goffe reports (13:03-15:32)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/47164
Date: 2002-04-22


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