Caribbean Report 07-07-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 07-07-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Ransome, Debbie (anchor, correspondent); Ingraham, Hubert (interviewee); Preval, Rene (interviewee); Patterson, P. J. (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Orr, Carol (correspondent); Taylor, Phil (interviewee); Dobson, Frank (interviewee); Joseph, Emma (interviewee); Edwards, Melvin (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchors Ken Richards and Debbie Ransome (00:00 - 00:27)
2. Debbie Ransome reports on activities on the final day of the 20th CARICOM Summit held in Trinidad and Tobago. Main agenda items tabled at the conference included expansion of the regional groping with the inclusion of Haiti as the fifteenth member of the community, and Angola acceptance of associate membership. The establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice with special consideration on location was another key agenda item. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham discusses ownership of the regional court, availability of funding, and regional acceptance of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) international regulatory baking standards. Haitian President Renee Preval shares his view on upcoming elections. Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson highlights WTO diplomatic representation in Geneva and the need for improved networking for trade negotiations (00:28 – 06:06)
3. Guyana recorded a mass murder and suicide in the village of Buxton twelve miles from the capital Georgetown. A private security guard shot seven family members and took his own life following a family dispute. Colin Smith reports (06:07 – 07:38)
4. In Jamaica, police are maintaining a strong presence in the outskirts of Kingston following the murder of a 69 year old newspaper vendor. Carol Orr reports on recent shootings in the Jamaican capital (07: 39 – 09: 49)
5. President of the Caribbean confederation of credit unions, Melvin Edwards discusses the upcoming convention to be held in Miami, the potential enrollment of overseas members from North America and Europe, harmonization of credit union regulations in the region and the organisation’s role in safeguarding and lobbying for the banana trade (09:50 – 13:08)
6. In Britain, the government launched an official inquiry into a hospital decision to accept organs of a man who family insisted that these organ should be donated only to Caucasians. Emma Joseph discusses the ethical and moral implication of this decision with Health Secretary Frank Dobson and Acting Chief executive of the General Hospital in Sheffield Phil Taylor (13:09 – 15:31)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42256
Date: 1999-07-07


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