Caribbean Report 09-08-1999

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Caribbean Report 09-08-1999

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Jagdeo, Bharrat (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Jagan, Janet (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Wilkinson, Bert (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Wells, Tennyson (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Sawyer, Jerome (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Niles, Bertram (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-29T23:09:55Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-29T23:09:55Z
dc.date.issued 1999-08-09
dc.identifier.other CAR2901 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42345
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:27) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. Former Minister of Finance Bharrat Jagdeo was sworn in as Prime Minister of Guyana following the resignation Janet Jagan. Mrs. Jagan has been hospitalized in the US following a heart attack and resigned because of ill health. Guyana Opposition party People’s National Congress in its official response dismissed the appointment as contemptuous of the constitution. Party General Secretary Oscar Clarke criticises Mrs. Jagan as failing to honour the letter and spirit of the constitution. A BBC news interview with Janet Jagan on election day in 1997 highlights her views on race, politics and her future political career. BBC correspondent Debbie Ransome provides an in-depth analysis of her presidency and political background. Independent journalist Bert Wilkinson gives an assessment on the controversial appointment of a President and the legal interpretation as outlined in the Guyana constitution (00:28 – 10:46) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Two prisoners David Mitchell and John Higgs awaiting death by hanging have been granted a stay of execution in Bahamas. Lawyers representing both men are claiming that time spent in jail is in violation of their constitutional rights and are seeking to have the sentences commuted to life. Attorney General Tennyson Wells refutes these claims and indicated that the hangings will progress as scheduled. Jerome Sawyer reports from Nassau Bahamas (10:47 - 12:25) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur revoked the appointment of Health Minister Elizabeth Thompson. This dismissal follows threats by the Minister to resign due to major cabinet divisions on the management of a contract for a controversial national landfill. Bertram Niles reports from Barbados (12:26 -13:52) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. St. Vincent Attorney General Carl Joseph is claiming that recent unrest at the country’s prison may have been a diversion for a planned escape. Improved prison conditions and continuous dialogue has resulted in reduced lock up time by one hour, installation of televisions sets and improved meals. Four prisoners escaped during the unrest and are still at large (13:53 – 15: 27) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 15 min. 27 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 Jagan, Janet en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Jagdeo, Bharrat, 1964- en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guyana -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Elections -- Guyana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Constitutional amendments -- Guyana en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Death penalty -- Bahamas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Death-row inmates -- Bahamas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Barbados -- Government and politics en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners -- Saint Vincent en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prison riots -- Saint Vincent en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 09-08-1999 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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