Caribbean Report 30-03-1998

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Title: Caribbean Report 30-03-1998
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Ali, Asgar (interviewee); Soudriette, Richard (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Amory, Vance (interviewee); Lindsay, Keeva (interviewee); Bufton, Taffy (interviewee); Holding, Michael (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with Orin Gordon (00:00-00:24)
2. In Antigua, the judge has dismissed weapon charges against British man Taffy Bufton accused of the attempted murder of the Prime Minister's brother Vere Bird Jr. (00:25-01:10)
3. Finance Minister Bharrat Jagdeo announced that the people of Guyana will not pay any new taxes in 1998. Former Finance Minister Asgar Ali gives a completely different assessment of Guyana's economic situation (01:11-04:58)
4. The founding meeting of the Association of Caribbean Electoral Organizations gets underway in Puerto Rico. Richard Soudriette comments on why there is a need for such a network (04:59-08:00)
5. The people of Nevis could be voting in July/August in a referendum on whether to succeed from St. Kitts. Debbie Ransome speaks to Vance Amory, Premier of Nevis, about what is the next step (08:01-11:10)
6. In Antigua, the environmentalists state that the cost of the US$3 billion Guiana Island project will be too high. Taffy Bufton responses to whether he will go along with moving the animals off the island (11:11-13:04)
7. The suggestion that sportsmanship has gone out of the gentlemen's game is enough to cause cricket traditionalists to shake their heads. Cricketing bible, Wisden laments the lost of the spirit of fair play. Michael Holding states it is all business now (13:05-15:04)
8. Recap of top stories (15:05-15:15)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38554
Date: 1998-03-30


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