Caribbean Report 06-08-1999

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Caribbean Report 06-08-1999

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Ransome, Debbie (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Nimvalle, Pete (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Joseph, Patrick (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Elias, Cassius (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, Keith (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Hendrickson, Michael (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Stone Greaves, Keith (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Sawyer, Jerome (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-29T22:59:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-29T22:59:27Z
dc.date.issued 1999-08-06
dc.identifier.other CAR2900 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42344
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:00 - 00:31) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. Efforts are underway in St. Lucia to avert a crisis in the banana industry following plummeting prices on the world market. The country’s agriculture Ministry is hosting meetings with major industry representatives to devise mechanisms to keep the banana industry steady. Chairman of the St. Lucia Banana Corporation Patrick Joseph discusses the inability of the corporation to continue subsidising farmers’ returns, citing market forces as a major factor in farmers receiving less revenue per pound. He calls on government to release funds to assist farmers. Agriculture Minister Cassius Elias responds to calls for intervention by the (00:32 – 03:21) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Countries taking part in the Regional Securities System are advocating for more financial aid from donor countries in the fight against illegal drug trafficking. Grenada Prime Minister Keith Mitchell discusses the need for longer term continuous financial support, increased manpower, a boost to the system of intelligence and updating equipment required to secure borders and continue the fight against illegal drug trafficking (03:22 – 05:48) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. The latest report by the Economic Commission for Latin and the Caribbean (ECLAC) quotes a slight slump in economic growth in the region for the year 1999 and attributes this downturn to factors such as natural disasters in the region, the Asian financial crisis, fall in the value of regional exports and imports, loss in capital income, decline in savings on public sector investment, less access to internal/external markets and rising interest rates. Keith Stone Greaves provides an in-depth analysis of the report. Economic affairs officer of ECLAC Michael Hendrickson comments on the linkages between US markets and growth of Caribbean economies (05:49 – 10:00 ) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. Two inmates John Higgs and David Mitchell scheduled to be hanged in Bahamas will have a last minute reprieve as their lawyers successfully filed for their constitutional motions to be heard before the Supreme Court. Jerome Sawyer reports from Nassau (10:0 1 - 12:16) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. Venezuela President Hugo Chavez continues to push for the San Jose Regional Oil Supply Agreement to be extended to Cuba. The agreement which facilitates oil trade with countries in the region was signed last night in Havana. Eleven countries can benefit from the deal including Barbados, Jamaica, Belize and the Dominican Republic (12:17 - 12:54) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 7. Grenadians are preparing to celebrate what promoters are branding as the last Caribbean Carnival of the century. Correspondent Lew Smith reflects on popular carnival events (12:55 – 15:24) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 15 min. 24 sec. en_US
dc.format.medium Sound, mp3 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.relation.ispartof The BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011 en_US
dc.rights Copyright British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Banana industry -- Saint Lucia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drug traffic -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Drug -- control -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caribbean Area -- Economic conditions -- Congresses en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Economy and society -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Death penalty -- Bahamas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Death-row inmates -- Bahamas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Oil industries -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Petroleum industry and trade -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carnival -- Grenada en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 06-08-1999 en_US
dc.type Recording, oral en_US
SpecialCollections.repository All sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US
dc.rights.accessRights Access to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (main.library@uwimona.edu.jm), Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (wimail@sta.uwi.edu), St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. en_US


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