Caribbean Report 22-09-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 22-09-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Foster, Kenneth (interviewee); Nimvalle, Keith (correspondent); Compton, Petrus (interviewee); Douglas, Denzil (interviewee); Sutherland, Veronica (interviewee); Renrick, Rose (interviewee); Erickson, Audrey (interviewee); Cardenas, Jose (interviewee); Goffe, Leslie (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:29)
2. A highcourt judge in St. Lucia commuted the sentence of convicted murderer Morel Cox who was convicted of rape and murder of a young woman in 1994. The judge quoted legal authorities to indicate that execution must follow as swiftly as possible after sentencing. Lead defense attorney Kenneth Foster stated that the ruling was important for setting a precedence for similar death row cases in the Caribbean region. Reporter Pete Nimvalle interviews Attorney General Petrus Compton who shares his views on taking the matter to the Privy Council (00:30 - 02:51)
3. Armed gunmen in Guyana staged a daring robbery on two foreign currency dealers in the capital Georgetown. Colin Smith reports on the injuries and conduct of police investigations (02:52 – 04:30)
4. Two Caribbean leaders Suriname President Jules Wijdenbosch and Denzil Douglas Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis are scheduled to address the 54th session of the United Nations general Assembly in New York. Keith Stone Greaves reports on Douglas’ speech which will focus on greater recognition for small island developing states, improvement to the operational system of the United Nations, bananas and global trade (04:31-07:24)
5. Questions on how to give the Caribbean and small countries a voice in world financial affairs are being addressed in Cayman Island during the Commonwealth Finance Ministers meeting. Dame Veronica Sutherland, Deputy Secretary General speaks on the expected outcome of this meeting including improvement on HIPIC programme for indebted countries and advocating for developing countries collectively having a stronger voice in international forums and special needs of small island developing states (07:25 – 10:51)
6. The Windward Islands Farmers Association, one of the main lobbying groups for bananas in Caribbean has been accepted as a registered fair trade banana producer. This move is viewed as another avenue for banana producers to make an income given the uncertainty in the EU over the future of its banana regime. WINFA Director Renrick Rose discusses the role of the 300 farmers who will be involved in the programme sanctioned by the Fair Trade Labelling Organization and the International Banana Register (10:52 – 11:59)
7. The US House and Senate Conference Committee met today to discuss the sale of food and medicine to Cuba and other countries on the US State Department terrorist list. The American Farm Bureau of Federation which represents farmers is advocating for the end of sanctions citing the value of the Cuban market. Audrey Erickson calls for reevaluation of US policies with Cuba. Jose Cardenas Washington Director of Cuban American National Foundation is critical of the move citing it as cynical manipulation of US farmers. Leslie Garth reports on the meeting (12:00 – 15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44580
Date: 1999-09-22


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