Caribbean Report 13-09-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 13-09-1999
Author: Robertson, Jessica (anchor, correspondent); Nash, Debbie (correspondent); Ferguson, Ivan (interviewee); Gibson, Joseph (interviewee); Stone Greaves, Keith (correspondent); Cuffy, Victor (interviewee); Edwards, Albert (interviewee); Forbes, James (interviewee); Hargreaves, Gillian (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Jessica Robertson (00:00 - 00:21)
2. Residents in the Bahamas are preparing for the onslaught of Hurricane Floyd which has been upgraded to hurricane 4 status with winds up to 155 miles per hour. Correspondent Debbie Nash reports live from the capital Nassau on weather conditions, vulnerable areas and offers comparison to Hurricane Andrew which struck the island in 1992. San Salvador Island Administrator Ivan Ferguson and Chief Councilor for South Eleuthera Joseph Gibson discuss emergency measures (00:22 - 05:44)
3. European Union members fail to agree on proposed options to align the banana regime with World Trade Organization ruling. France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Britain disagree on the tariff only option which can adversely affect the fragile banana industry in the Caribbean. Debbie Ransome reports on the ongoing impasse and the replacement of the old Commission with new members (05:45 – 08:01)
4. Prisoners in Guyana and St. Vincent escaped the death penalty based on last minute constitutional motions filed by their lawyers. Keith Stone Greaves reports on the harsh criticisms leveled by local and international human rights organisation on the resumption of hangings in these countries. Victor Cuffy lawyer and St. Vincent Human Rights Association president speaks on the unconstitutionality of the decision to execute prisoner, stating that this contravenes the right to life liberty and security (08:02 – 10:55)
5. Gillian Hargreaves reports on the growing concern about the increase in the number of elderly Jamaicans returning to their native land and being vulnerable to attacks by criminals. Superintendent Albert Edwards and Deputy Superintendent James Forbes discuss ongoing investigations and offer insights into the reasons for the returnees being susceptible and easy targets for criminals (10:56 – 14:35)
6. Police in Montego Bay are investigating the mugging of the brother and boyfriend of Australian swimmer Susie Maroney. The swimmer is on the island to attempt a 30-35 hour swim from Jamaica’s north coast to Cuba (14:36 – 15:33)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44526
Date: 1999-09-13


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