Caribbean Report 16-03-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-03-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Blair, Tony (interviewee); Jessop, David (interviewee); Franks, Tim (correspondent); Horsley, William (correspondent); Anthony, Kenny (interviewee); Bird, Lester (interviewee); Greaves, Keith Stone (correspondent); Ross, Sarah (interviewee); Croft, Colin (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:25)
2. The leadership of the European Union is thrown into disarray with the collective resignation of all twenty Commissioners on the European Commission. Prime Minister Tony Blair calls for the resignation of the President of the Commission amidst widespread fraud and mismanagement funds. David Jessop Director of the Caribbean Council discusses the implication for Europe, ACP States and the Caribbean. BBC Political reporters Tim Franks and William Horsley reports (00:26 - 04:52)
3. Saint Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony calls for countries in the CARICOM region to review the current drug accord with the US viewing this as a strategy for the Caribbean to impact current negotiations in the banana trade war dispute (04:53 – 06:23)
4. Ken Richards interviews Antiguan Prime Minister Lester Bird on the recent election victory by the Antigua Labour Party and his new appointments to cabinet (06: 24 - 08:09)
5. British future development with remaining overseas territories in the Caribbean is outlined in a white paper. Foreign secretary Robin Cook delivers the document in the House of Commons. The paper covers issues such as UK citizenship, money laundering, development aid and good governance. Keith Stone Greaves reports (08:10 - 09:55)
6. Cuba announcement that four prominent dissidents have been given jail terms produced strong reactions from the US and some of the country’s training partners. Human Rights Organization leader and Caribbean Researcher Sarah Ross a human rights group spokesperson discusses Cuba’s stringent measures to deter dissident activities (09: 56 - 12:29)
7. The West Indies scored a ten wicket victory in the second test series against Australia. Colin Croft comments on the team efforts (12: 30 - 15:26)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/40147
Date: 1999-03-16


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