Caribbean Report 30-09-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 30-09-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Miller, Billie (interviewee); Cruickshank, Allan (speaker); Short, Clare (speaker); Thomas, Clyde (interviewee); Lewis, Patrick (speaker); Smith, Allistair (interviewee); Alexander, Jackie (speaker); Fraser, Tony (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:28)
2. At the UN General Assembly Barbados Foreign Minister Billie Miller outlines Caribbean position on the deployment of UN troops in the Serbian Province of Kosovo. Miller also restated Caribbean calls for US to lift the embargo against Cuba calling the move outdated at time when the region is trying to remove the last traces of the cold war. St. Vincent Foreign Minister Allan Cruickshank discusses how the finances of international financial corporations often exceed national budgets of developing countries (00:29 – 03:33)
3. In Britain, Overseas Development Minister Claire Short champions the issue of aid to developing countries with promises of more economic assistance to these nations. Guyana will benefit from an extended aid package from the IMF and World Bank. A similar pronouncement of aid was made by President Bill Clinton as he announced the US efforts to cancel debts all official debts of the poorest nations. Guyanese economist Clyde Thomas discusses Clinton’s concession on debt cancellation (03:34 – 07:33)
4. At a UN Special Assembly Antiguan Ambassador Patrick Lewis makes a case for Caribbean countries to benefit from a vulnerability index developed by the World Bank Commonwealth Secretariat (07:34 – 09:11)
5. Orin Gordon reports on wrongful practices in the banana industry including exposure to pesticides, non-representation in trade unions. London based pressure group Banana Link advocates for better conditions for workers. Alistair Smith acknowledges the group’s recognition of the prevailing plantations conditions and adverse effects on workers (09:12 – 13:06)
6. Lecturer at the University of Connecticut Dr. Jackie Alexander speaks on the adverse effects of globalization and transnational corporations and international financial systems devaluing the work of women. Tony Fraser reports (13:07 – 15:23)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44634
Date: 1999-09-30


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