Caribbean Report 21-09-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 21-09-1999
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent); Ingraham, Hubert (speaker); Nash, Debbie (correspondent); Ballantyne, Gillian (interviewee); Ransome, Debbie (correspondent); Joseph, Emma (correspondent); Simms, Andrew (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:25)
2. Reporter Vicky Abrahams reports from Hamilton Bermuda on how the island was spared the onslaught of a direct hit by Hurricane Gert. The category 2 hurricane brought only heavy outer bands of high winds, rain and rough seas. There were no reports of widespread devastation (00:26 – 03:05)
3. Caribbean countries are in the process of sending emergency supplies to Bahamas to assist the country following the passage of hurricane Floyd. Prime Minister Hubert Ingram addresses the country with an update on relief and recovery efforts. Debbie Nash reports from Nassau on wide spread devastation in the agriculture sector. Dr. Gillian Ballantyne pathologist and expert on stress and trauma addresses the psychological recovery from natural disasters (03:06 – 08:15)
4. Dole, the world largest producer of fruits and vegetables reports fall in income and attributes this shortfall to weather conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean, banana trade wars, and Hurricane Mitch. Debbie Ransome reviews the 1998 Conglomerate report (08: 16 - 10: 13)
5. The government of Netherland Antilles plans to privatize two debt-ridden airlines which provide a vital link to the Dutch Caribbean islands. Mike Jarvis reports (10: 14 – 11:51)
6. World Bank and the International Monetary Fund prepares for a joint Annual General Meeting in Washington. Andrew Simms presents the case for writing off debts for poorer countries. Emma Joseph reports (11:51 – 15:24)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44570
Date: 1999-09-21


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