Caribbean Report 06-07-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 06-07-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Arthur, Owen (interviewee); Mitchell, Keith (interviewee); Thomas, Bret (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchors Keith Stone Greaves and Debbie Ransome (00:00 - 00:23)
2. At the 20th CARICOM Summit held in Trinidad and Tobago emphasis was placed on trade, foreign relations and justice. CARICOM leaders met with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who, since his election earlier this year has signaled his intent to expand relations with the CARICOM grouping. BBC correspondent based in Venezuela analyses the joint one day CARICOM/Venezuela retreat held in Tobago which focused on political dialogue within the region, CARCOM integration, the San Jose agreement to provide oil to Caribbean countries, CARICOM negotiations with Europe and the World Trade Organization. Keith Stone Greaves and Debbie Ransome report (00:24 – 03:38)
3. Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur discusses the trade process within the CARICOM community, trade protocols for signing external deals, special exemptions extended to certain countries, and settlement of trade disputes under the jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Chairman of the CARICOM Subcommittee on cricket Keith Mitchell reviews past performances of the West Indies team, strategies to address and halt the decline of West Indies cricket, and measures to restore preeminence of the game to people of the region (03:39 – 09: 28)
4. Haiti is on course to become the fifteenth formal member of the CARICOM community. Bret Thomas expert on Haiti at the City University in New York discusses CARICOM formal acceptance of Haiti into the regional body. Orin Gordon reports (09:29 – 11:48)
5. Windward Islands banana producing countries is preparing to access European Union funds via a special system of assistance to ACP countries. The package is part of new banana regime which came into force at the beginning of 1999. Funds allocated to traditional ACP banana producing countries are provided with the goal of making these countries competitive to operate in an international free market. Keith Stone Greaves reports (11:49 - 15:27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42255
Date: 1999-07-06


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