Caribbean Report 12-03-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 12-03-1999
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor, correspondent); Bird, Lester (interviewee); James, Charles (interviewee); King, Morris (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Laurent, Edwin (interviewee); Crosskill, Simon (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:28)
2. Head of the Commonwealth Observer Team reviews the results of Antigua elections which he describes as free with a level playing field for all political parties. Antigua Prime Minister Lester Bird comments on the Observer Team report. The Supervisor of Elections Richard John discusses electoral reform. Debbie Ransome reports ( 00: 29 - 05:12)
3. The Caribbean Media Workers Association is urged to examine alleged infringement on press freedom in two Caribbean countries Antigua and Dominica. In Antigua Prime Minister Lester Bird refutes allegations of government interference and influence on the media in the recently concluded general elections. Charles James editor of the Sun newspaper in Dominica comments on lessons to be learnt from the Antiguan experience (05:13 – 07:18
4. CARICOM political negotiator Morris King is attempting to restart the political peace process in Guyana after violent mobs demonstrated in the streets of Georgetown. The main issue is the 1997 general elections and attempt by the political parties to reach political consensus. Colin Smith reports (7:19 – 09:16)
5. The war of words continue between Washington and Brussels in the banana trade dispute. Caribbean diplomats at embassies in the Eastern Caribbean try to find common ground. Eastern Caribbean High Commissioner to Brussels Edwin Laurent discusses the impasse. Debbie Ransome reports (09:17 – 12: 36)
6. West Indies and Australia meet for the second test series in Sabina Park in Jamaica. Australia won the first test series. Simon Crosskill interviews Jamaican cricket fans and analyses the team’s chances in winning the match (12: 37 - 15:19)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40145
Date: 1999-03-12


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