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    Caribbean Report 06-01-2004
    (The British Broadcasting Corporation, 2004-01-06) Jarvis, Michael (anchor); Darling, Alister (interviewee); Cheung-Yee, Roger (interviewee); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent); Phillips, Colin (correspondent); Beckles, Frank Dr. (interviewee); Cummings, Rudolph Dr. (interviewee); Cozier, Tony (interviewee); Nunes, Neil (correspondent); The British Broadcasting Corporation
    African and European airlines are not willing to have US Air Marshalls on their flights to some US bound destinations. Two illegal Srilankans were held in the Dominican Republic after behaving strangely on a flight from Paris. Lester Bird, the Antiguan Prime Minister, has promised to give up his current ministerial post when he becomes the Chairman of CARICOM. The officials in St. Lucia are hoping that their banana farmers will meet the standards set by the supermarkets in Britain. A recent trip to Haiti by President Mbeki has caused a dispute which the government of South Africa is trying to suppress. Guyanese authorities are trying to stop the high incidence of suicide in that country. The third test between the West Indies and South Africa ends in a draw, after West Indian batsman, Dwayne Smith made a century. The discovery of a case of mad cow disease in Washington has led to the banning of US beef by thirty seven (37) countries, including seven (7) countries from the Caribbean.