Caribbean Report 01-02-2000

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Caribbean Report 01-02-2000

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Title: Caribbean Report 01-02-2000
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); James, Edison (interviewee); Douglas, Rosie (interviewee); Bruney, Mike (correspondent); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Josephs, Emma (correspondent); Munroe, Trevor (interviewee); Costello, Mike (interviewee)
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1. Headlines: (00:00-00:31)
2. Outgoing Prime Minister Edison James reported that the government will not lose the elections because of the satisfactory work done by the government. He is confident that the people are satisfied with the government and will renew the mandate. The Prime Minister designate Rosie Douglas met with officials of the Opposition Party and will then meet with the Freedom Party to discuss power sharing. (00:32-03:43)
3. Dominicans may know by a meeting this evening the nature of the new government and whether a Labour/Freedom Coalition will be the end result. (03:44-06:30)
4. The Inter-religious Organization of Trinidad and Tobago is expected to be the mediator between the President and the Prime Minister. The impasse continues as A.N.R. Robinson refuses to comply with the Prime Minister’s request to fire the 2 Senators from Tobago and replace them. Robinson believes it compromises the union of Trinidad and Tobago (06:31-08:33)
5. European Officials are expected to meet with the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries tomorrow to finalize details of a successor agreement for the Fourth European Convention. (08:34-10:39)
6. The EU is optimistic to undertake a new trade agreement this week with the ACP countries. The ACP states want a 30 year agreement but the EU prefers a 15 year long commitment. This new agreement must be pursuant to regulations and rules of the World Trade Organization. (10:40-11:16)
7. Jamaica sugar workers negotiated a “sweet deal” to receive a 5% pay increase this year and the next as well as new houses built for them. (11:17-12:30)
8. In spite of being under suspicion for drug use, Merlene Ottey made the decision to run in the 60m and 200m events tomorrow at a track meet in Valencia, Spain. (12:31-15:26)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41279
Date: 2000-02-01


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