Caribbean Report 21-09-2001

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Title: Caribbean Report 21-09-2001
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor); Novak, Shannon (correspondent); Bethel, Carl (interviewee); Ingraham, Hubert (interviewee); Niles, Bertram (anchor); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Aleong, Conrad (correspondent); Astaphan, Dwyer (interviewee); Hayes, Rosie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Countries of the Americas pass a tough new resolution against terrorism. The United States Coastguard is stepping up its presence in the Caribean particularly around Puerto Rico where it maintains a Naval Base on the tiny Satellite Island of Vieques. Shannon Novak reports (00:29-03:13)
3. Antigua and Barbuda is to give its financial regulatory authorities the right to both monitor and investigate terrorism. Meanwhile, the Bahamas Attorney General Carl Bethel has been in London for talks with the British government on how to fight financial crime. In the Cayman Islands, the positions of the big two money earners are reversed. Their financial services is number one and tourism second. Attorney General of the Bahamas Carl Bethel, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham and Tourism Minister McKeeva Bush are interviewed. Bertrand Niles reports (03:14-08:39)
4. BWee puts a figure on its loses and calls for government support. Meanwhile, the United States Congress is to vote today over a US$15 billion government aid package for their airlines. As insurance companies run for cover under the strain of massive payouts British Finance Minister Gordon Brown says that the government will absorb the financial cost for British carriers for thirty days against third party war terrorism. Long before the attacks Caribbean leaders had plan to have a tourism summit in the Bahamas but according to the Bahamian Prime Minister that summit will now not be taking place. Chief Executive Office of BWIA Conrad Aleong and Tourism Minister for St. Kitts and Nevis Dwyer Astaphan are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports (08:40-13:42)
5. In New York, the number of people dead or missing, most probably dead is well over six thousand. About two thousand of them are from sixty countries around the world. Rosie Hayes reports (13:43-15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44321
Date: 2001-09-21


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