Caribbean Report 05-10-1999

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Caribbean Report 05-10-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 05-10-1999
Author: Robertson, Jessica (anchor, correspondent); Hurst, Lionel (interviewee); Ray, Bob (interviewee); Linares, Guillermo (interviewee); Clarke, Roberta (speaker); Nash, Debbie (correspondent); Ramphal, Shridath (speaker)
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1. Headlines with anchor Jessica Robertson (00:00 - 00:30)
2. The annual meeting in Paraguay of the Inter-American Commission on Drug Abuse and Control is attempting to finalize plans for an independent drug assessment progam. Antigua/Barbuda Ambassador to OAS and the US Lionel Hurst analyses the implementation of assessment setting standards for similar evaluation in OAS member states (00:31 – 04:11)
3. Officials from federal states and twin islands republics in Caribbean and the US are meeting in Montreal Canada to discuss issues linked to federalism including social policy, management, linguistic and racial differences, diversity, and internal state relationship with central government. Co- Chair of the conference Bob Ray discusses the conference goals (04:12- 05: 54)
4. Guyana Foreign Ministry has responded to statements from Venezuelan regarding ownership of the mineral rich Essequibo region. Venezuelan spokesman contends that the conflict will be addressed via United Nation mediation (05:55 – 06:27)
5. Puerto Rico’s lobby to rid the island naval base in Vieques is gathering momentum. New York city councilor Guillermo Linares discusses wide ranging support for removal of the naval base and the need for support of republican and democratic legislators to institute this measure (06:28 – 09:11)
6. Survey examining women in Caribbean society shows decline in political and other gains made in the past. A report was presented at the Economic Commission for Latin America and Caribbean conference taking place in Trinidad and Tobago. Attorney Roberta Clarke highlights figures in the abuse of women and children (09: 12- 11:41)
7. In Abaco Bahamas tents and other supplies are being brought in to render assistance to refugees displaced by hurricane Floyd. Debbie Nash reports on damage assessment (11:42 – 13:44)
8. Trinidad economist Frank Rampersad dies at the age of 69. He served in national and regional posts including Permanent Secretary to three Finance Ministers, Chairman of the national airline BWIA, Chairman of state sugar company CARONI and West Indian Commission in England. Commonwealth Secretary General Shridath Ramphal comments on his contributions to Caribbean region ( 11: 42 – 15:29)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44638
Date: 1999-10-05


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