Caribbean Report 22-05-1997

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Orr, Carol (anchor)
dc.contributor.author Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Barrow-Charles, Cynthia (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Tony (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Jessop, David (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author White, James (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author LeBlanc, Barbara (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Bishop, Ian (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Lara, Brian (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Goffe, Leslie (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Gordon, Warren (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-17T13:02:50Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-17T13:02:50Z
dc.date.issued 1997-05-22
dc.identifier.other CAR2324 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/21560
dc.description.abstract There is an air of quiet expectancy throughout St. Lucia on the eve of the general elections. With an unprecedented forty one candidates seeking elections including seven independents and four women. It is the country’s most historic political campaign. Bananas, tourism and the economy dominated the campaign debates, however, the question being asked is if the youth vote would play a significant role in the outcome of the elections. Next, there has been more trouble in the Gulf of Paria between Trinidad and Tobago fishermen and the Venezuelan National Guard. However, the Foreign Minister says he is taking the latest incident to the Organisation of American States for resolution. Next, a representative of the European Commission has told the Committee of the European Parliament that it wishes to make an appeal at the World Trade Organisation. However, this has created some confusion because it was interpreted as a Commission’s decision to appeal against the WTO panel ruling against the European banana import regime. Next, the threat posed by Montserrat Soufriere Hills continues to play a dominant role in that island’s economic performance. The Caribbean Development Bank in its 1996 Annual Report says that the volcanic activity caused major disruption to the islands economy last year. Next, a Committee of the US House of Representative has passed a bill which could lead to a referendum in Puerto Rico on its future links with Washington. The bill if passed would authorize voting next year, the centenary of the United States seizure of the territory from Spain. It would also offer Puerto Rico the choice of becoming the 51st US state or continue in its present Commonwealth status. Next, the US Congress sharply cut back the federal benefits available to legal immigrants last year. The assumption was that such immigrants cost the government more than they paid in taxes but the opposite is true according to a new report by the Government Finance National Academy of Sciences. Finally, the new expanded format of West Indian Cricket Competition has proven to be difficult going for the West Indies Cricket Board. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines (00:00-00:31) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. An air of quiet expentancy in St. Lucia as candidates make one last bid to get voters to the polls. Cynthia Barrow Charles, Uiniversity of the West Indies Lecturer in Government is interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:32-03:53) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. More trouble in the Gulf of Paria between feuding Trinidad and Tobago fishermen and the Venezuelan Coast Guard. Tony Fraser reports (03:54-04:53) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. The European Commission wants to make an appeal at the World Trade Organisation. David Jessop, Executive Director of the Caribbean Council for Europe is interviewed (04:54-06:25) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. The Caribbean Development Bank counts the economic cost of Montserrat's volcano. James White, Jr reports (06:26-08:45) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. There may be a referendum in Puerto Rico on its future links with Washington. Barbara LeBlanc, Associate Editor of the San Juan Star is interviewed (08:46-11:13) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 7. Federal benefits available to legal immigrants were sharply cut back by the US Congress last year. Leslie Goffe reports (11:17-12:39) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 8. The new expanded format of West Indies Cricket Competition has proven to be difficult going for the West Indies Cricket Board. West Indies cricketers, Ian Bishop and Brian Lara are interviewed (12:40-15:24) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 15 min. 24 sec. en_US
dc.format.medium Sound, mp3 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartof The BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011 en_US
dc.rights Copyright British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.subject.other Elections -- St. Lucia. en_US
dc.subject.other Fishermen -- Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.subject.other National Guard -- Venezuela. en_US
dc.subject.other World Trade Organisation. en_US
dc.subject.other Banana trade -- Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.subject.other Volcano -- Montserrat. en_US
dc.subject.other Referendum -- Puerto Rico. en_US
dc.subject.other Legal immigrants -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.other Cricket -- West Indies. en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 22-05-1997 en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US
SpecialCollections.repository All sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.rights.accessRights Access to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (main.library@uwimona.edu.jm), Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (wimail@sta.uwi.edu), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US


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