Caribbean Report 24-06-1998

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Title: Caribbean Report 24-06-1998
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Maharaj, Ramesh Lawrence (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Smith, Clifford (correspondent); Gibb, Tom (correspondent); Green, Rosario (interviewee); Bernal, Richard (interviewee); Joseph, Emma (correspondent); Osborne, John (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with Orin Gordon (00:00-00:30)
2. The Government of Trinidad and Tobago states that it has received assurances from Britain that it will not block attempts to end murder appeals to the Privy Council. Tony Fraser reports on attempts to by-pass the Privy Council in order to restart executions of convicted murderers (00:31-02:32)
3. Guyana's Opposition Leader Desmond Hoyte is due to address a public meeting following a renewal of violent street protests in Georgetown. Colin Smith reports (02:33-04:29)
4. An agreement on a deal to replace Europe's banana protocol is expected to be reached shortly. Clifford Smith reports that proposals for the reform have become mixed up with many other issues (04:30-06:20)
5. Cuban President Fidel Castro has praised the bravery of Caribbean countries in attempting to bring Cuba back into regional bodies. Tom Gibb reports on attempts for Cuba's reintegration into the OAS (06:21-08:13)
6. Jamaica's Ambassador Richard Bernal states that negotiations on the planned Free Trade Area of the Americas are ready to begin in earnest and comments on why there is still some pessimism whether it can be set up at all (08:14-11:42)
7. Hundreds of thousands Puerto Ricans are now without telephones as a strike against plans to privatize the service has spread. Telephone employees fear widespread job losses if the government-owned company is sold off (11:43-12:13)
8. In Britain, there has been a recent influx of Montserratians and they have been trying to adjust to life there after fleeing their volcano ravaged island. Emma Joseph speaks to some of the new arrivals and finds out what it is like for them (12:14-15:15)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39129
Date: 1998-06-24


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