Caribbean Report 25-09-1997

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Caribbean Report 25-09-1997

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Title: Caribbean Report 25-09-1997
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Brittan, Leon (interviewee); Laurent, Edwin (interviewee); Thomas, Moya (correspondent); James, Edison (interviewee); Greaves, Keith Stone (correspondent); Young, Simon (interviewee); Gibbs, Tom (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. With the final acceptance of the WTO ruling the quest begins to allow special imports of Caribbean bananas within the realms of free trade rules. Also, Moya Thomas examines the likely impact of the WTO ruling on the Dominican economy. Sir Leon Brittan, Europe's Trade Commissioner, Edwin Laurent, OECS Ambassador to Brussels, Edison James, Prime Minister of Dominica are interviewed. Moya Thomas reports (00:35-08:03)
3. Heightened volcanic activity in Montserrat is causing more Montserratians to leave. Simon Young, Head of the Volcano Observatory is interviewed and Keith Stone Greaves reports (08:04-11:37)
4. First in the courts now it is online for the Antiguan environmental battle (11:38-12:46)
5. A US citizen is to be brought to trial in Cuba on charges that could lead to the death penalty. Walter Van der Veer from Florida is accused of crimes against state security including promoting armed action against Cuba. Tom Gibbs reports (12:47-14:49)
6. In Bridgetown, Montserrat's Chief Minister David Brandt has been criticising Caribbean insurance companies for pulling out of Montserrat because of the volcano (14:50-15:30)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/39391
Date: 1997-09-25


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