Caribbean Report 16-09-1999

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Caribbean Report 16-09-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-09-1999
Author: Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Russell, Stephen (interviewee); Nash, Debbie (correspondent); Eckert, Timothy (correspondent); Nimvalle, Pete (correspondent); Scotland, Patricia (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:00 - 00:18)
2. Following the passage of hurricane Floyd, the extent of the damage on the outer islands of the Bahamas is still being determined. Commander Stephen Russell and reporters Debbie Nash and Tim Eckhert discuss the impact of the hurricane on Eleuthera, Cat and New Providence, loss of communication and aid and relief efforts. The US Southern Command in Florida spokesman Stephen Lucas discusses the organization’s willingness to assist the Bahamian government (00:19 – 07:38)
3. In the US, in North Carolina four persons are reported dead and there is a virtual shutdown of all operations in New York City and suspension of the United Nations Security Council meeting following the passage of hurricane Floyd (07:39 - 08:07)
4. Baroness Patricia Scotland British Foreign Officer responsible for the Caribbean has completed a whirlwind visit to north Montserrat to oversee rebuilding efforts three years after the eruption of Soufriere volcano. Baroness offers her impression on the aftermath of the volcanic crisis reiterating the offer of financial assistance by the British government and the positive commitment shown by Montserratians in working collectively to support recovery and rebuilding efforts (08:08 – 12:06)
5. The St. Lucian police service is in the process of improving security measures at Her Majesty’s prison as the island prepares for the hanging of death row inmate Morrel Cox convicted of murder in 1994. Pete Nimvalle reports from Castries on the response of the National Center for Legal Aid and Human Rights on the issue of the death penalty (12: 07- 13:24)
6. Debbie Ransome and Orin Gordon report on the use of the internet as an important communication link following the passage of hurricane Floyd (13:25 – 15:18)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44567
Date: 1999-09-16


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