Caribbean Report 11-01-2002

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Caribbean Report 11-01-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 11-01-2002
Author: Smith, Colin (correspondent); Trotman, Raphael (interviewee); Jagdeo, Bharrat (interviewee); Streeter, Olivia (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Manning, Patrick (interviewee); Orr, Carol (correspondent); Penman, Ian (interviewee); Welsh, Paul (correspondent); Phillips, Peter (interviewee)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. In Guyana, the death of a taxi driver Brian King from gun shot wounds inflicted by a police officer has ignited fierce argument on the issue of extra-judicial killings by the police. Colin Smith reports on the Mr. Raphael Trotman's speech on rogue elements within the police force. President Jagdeo also comments on the issue (00:26-03:14)
3. In Jamaica, Amnesty International expresses concern over the number of killings and states that it will continue to monitor the actions taken by the Jamaican authorities. Olivia Streeter emphasized that those who were guilty must be dealt with through the courts (03:15-05:20)
4. Prime Minister Patrick Manning has defended President ANR Robinson stating that the President was on solid constitutional ground in coming to the decision on who should be Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Tony Fraser reports (05:21-07:51)
5. The French group, Reporters Without Borders has accused President Aristide and other officials of obstructing investigations into the killings of two reporters and states that President Aristide is personally responsible for the deterioration of press freedom in Haiti. Carol Orr reports (07:52-09:50)
6. Britain has added to the concerns aired that much needed Caribbean professionals are being poached by the West after the controversy surrounding New York schools recruitment of teachers from Jamaica. Chairman Ian Penman of TimePlan, a British recruitment agency, comments on the matter (09:51-12:10)
7. The Jamaican Government is looking for more help and cooperation from Britain to fight drug smuggling. Peter Welsh speaks to Dr. Peter Phillips, Minister of National Security (12:11-15:07)
8. An American military transport plane carrying 20 Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners has arrived at US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (15:08-15:30)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/41583
Date: 2002-01-11


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