Caribbean Report 13-08-1999

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Caribbean Report 13-08-1999

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Hinds, Samuel (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Singh, Rickey (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Brandt, David (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Ransome, Debbie (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Patterson, P. J. (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Quest, Richard (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Juniper, Tony (interviewee)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-29T23:42:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-29T23:42:38Z
dc.date.issued 1999-08-13
dc.identifier.other CAR2905 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/42349
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:28) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. Guyana’s Prime Minister Samuel Hinds assesses his political role as and the appointment of Jagdeo Bharrat as President following the resignation of Janet Jagan. He issues a strong call to the population to give support to the People’s Progressive Party and the new President and provides a historical perspective on pre and post 1990 elections (00:28 – 03:49) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. In Venezuela efforts are under way to rewrite the country’s constitution following the declaration of a national state of emergency by the Constitutional Assembly. The Assembly has also broaden its powers to dissolve state bodies and all branches of the public sector including the judiciary. This move is in alignment with the political views and will of Hugo Chavez who in the past has called for widespread reforms in all sectors. Barbados based journalist on regional affairs Rickey Singh signals that it’s critical that CARICOM monitor developments in Venezuela (03:50 -6:47) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. British New Minister for Overseas Territories Berna Scotland is seeking to reduce the powers of governors of Britain’s overseas territories. This move to restrict the powers for governors and delegate more powers to the countries’ elected representative is supported by Montserrat Chief Minister David Brandt who shares his views in an interview with correspondent Orin Gordon (06:48 - 10:42) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. There is growing support for changes in the governing rules of the World Trade Organization. Debbie Ransome reports on the mandate issued by CARICOM countries for a re-examination of the founding rules of the organization. Jamaica Prime Minister PJ Patterson comments on the need for diplomats in the region to upgrade their negotiation skills in trade disputes . This call for change follows negative rulings for the Caribbean in the ongoing banana trade dispute. Richard Quest reports on the WTO rules favoring US trade interest. Tony Juniper Campaign Manager for environmental group Friends of the Earth is arguing a case for the overhaul of the way WTO works and its rulings on new trade liberalization rules These issues will be addressed in a landmark conference in Seattle in November 1999 (10:43 -14:14) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. Cuba world champion jumper Xavier Sotomayor has withdrawn from the Athletics World Championships in Spain due to back injury. The athlete is currently facing a ban in competing in other competitions having testing positive for cocaine but his Athletic Association maintains his innocence pending a full investigation (14:15 – 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 Guyana -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Venezuela -- Politics and government en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Constitutional amendments -- Venezuela en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Caribbean Area -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Banana industry -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh World Trade Organization -- Rules and practice en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sotomayor, Javier en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Athletics -- Cuba en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Doping in sports -- Cuba en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 13-08-1999 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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