Caribbean Report 17-09-1999

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Caribbean Report 17-09-1999

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dc.contributor The University of the West Indies en_US
dc.contributor.author Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Findley, Mike (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Stone Greaves, Keith (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Eckert, Timothy (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Riley, Winston (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Tony (correspondent)
dc.contributor.author Panday, Basdeo (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Small, Jane (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author McDonald, Ian (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Ramchand, Ken (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Rohlehr, Gordon (interviewee)
dc.contributor.author Roe, Yvette (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatial Caribbean Area. en_US
dc.creator The British Broadcasting Corporation en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-13T13:33:55Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-13T13:33:55Z
dc.date.issued 1999-09-17
dc.identifier.other CAR2930 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44568
dc.description.tableofcontents 1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:27) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 2. Disturbing reports emerge on activities at the main jailhouse in St. Vincent following an enquiry into the state of the prison. Bribery and corruption involving inmates and staff, prisoners smoking marijuana, substandard food and living conditions, overcrowding, staff shortages and a lack of respect for authority are some of the issues reported in the enquiry. Mike Finley reports from Kingstown, St. Vincent (00: 28 - 02:07) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 3. Officials from sugar producing countries in the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific are meeting in Swaziland in an effort to present a united front to European Union (EU) sugar buyers before new trade agreements commence in November of this year. Sugar producers have expressed fears about the potential loss in benefits and revenues currently enjoyed under existing Lome Agreements. Jamaican Carl James chairman of Caribbean Sugar Association presents the case for continued EU support for small sugar producers and discusses the competition faced in international markets. Keith Stone Greaves reports (02:08 – 05:03) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 4. Reports are slowly emerging on the extent of damage to outer islands following the passage of Hurricane Floyd. Timothy Eckhert reports from Nassau on the extensive damage, disruption of major operations and services, the scale of relief efforts, and lack of communication between families (05:04 – 07:32) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 5. Questions continue in Trinidad on the issue of assignment of contracts in the expansion of the Piarco International Airport. Critics of the project are calling for the government to set up a Commission of Enquiry investigation into the award of tenures. A council set up by Prime Minister Basdeo Panday compromising engineers, contractors, surveyors and other professionals discovered that there were irregularities in the award of contracts. Winston Riley head of the Joint Consultative Council comments on current tendering laws and the negative effects of the expansion project. Tony Fraser reports (07:33 – 09:57) en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents 6. In a special report, correspondent Yvette Roe reviews Caribbean culture in the 21st century. This review follows a meeting of entertainers, politicians and academics at the University of the West Indies in Mona, Jamaica. The importance and vibrancy and impact of Caribbean culture globally is reiterated by Prime Minister Basdeo Panday during the opening session. Jane Small discusses financial assistance for the art industry. Guyanese writer Ian McDonald comments on the reverence for artists. Writer and Senator Ken Ramchand analyses the role of social action in carnival and calypso themes. Professor of History at UWI Gordon Rohlehr calls for an improvement in air play policies (09:58 - 15:20) en_US
dc.format Stereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 bit en_US
dc.format.extent 15 min. 20 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 Prisons -- St. Vincent en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prisoners -- St. Vincent en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Prison riots -- St. Vincent en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sugar industry -- Caribbean Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lomé convention -- Agreements en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hurricanes -- Bahamas en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hurricane Floyd, 1999 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Airports -- Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Culture -- Caribbean Area -- 21st century en_US
dc.subject.other Piarco (airport) en_US
dc.title Caribbean Report 17-09-1999
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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