Caribbean Report 17-10-1997

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Caribbean Report 17-10-1997

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Title: Caribbean Report 17-10-1997
Author: Gordon, Warren (anchor); Brandt, David (correspondent); White, James (correspondent); O'Neal, Ralph (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Reuben, James (interviewee); Gibb, Tom (correspondent); Chazan, Daivd (correspondent); Hodgson, Gregor (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. British parliamentary delegation in Antigua after failing to meet with the Chief Minister of Montserrat. They said that the time was too short to properly present Montserrat's case. Chief Minister David Brandt is interviewed and James White, Jr reports (00:32-03:18)
3. In Brussels today the European Commission's Spokesman Gerry Kiely was questioned by journalist about how quickly the European Union would be enforcing the WTO panel ruling on bananas. The WTO ruled it unfair trade for the European Union to pay a higher price for Caribbean and ACP bananas than it does for the Latin American fruit. Caribbean countries argue that the Windward Islands economies would be devastated because of their heavy dependence on the fruit. Clifford Smith reports (03:19-05:37)
4. Independence is not an option for the British Virgin Islands at this time. It is believed that economic empowerment is more important. BVI Chief Minister Ralph O'Neal is interviewed and Debbie Ransome reports (05:38-08:09)
5. The people of Nevis meanwhile are to decide in a referendum whether they support their assemblies vote to secede from the federation with St. Kitts. Nevisians are interviewed (08:10-09:30)
6. United States Secretary of State Medeleine Albright is in Haiti hoping to mediate in the current political crisis in the country. State Department Spokesman James Reuben is interviewed (09:31-10:49)
7. A final goodbye to Che Guevara thrity years after his death. Tom Gibbs reports (10:50-12:21)
8. A Hong Kong-based environmental group has warned that reefs across the world are facing destruction because of over fishing and growing demands for shells and corals as souvenirs. Could the Caribbean be in trouble also? Gregor Hodgson of Reef Check Foundation is interviewed and David Chazan reports (12:22-15:26)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/38810
Date: 1997-10-17


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