Caribbean Report 14-10-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 14-10-1999
Author: Stone Greaves, Keith (anchor, correspondent); Hunte, Julian (interviewee); Davenport, Mark (interviewee); Mayers, Patrick (interviewee); Bethel, Carl (interviewee); Romero-Barceló, Carlos Antonio (interviewee); Bexhill, Michael (interviewee); Ramphal, Shridath (interviewee); Joseph, Emma (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:26)
2. Jamaica was elected to serve on the United Nations Security Council for the next two years. Election came with the full backing of other Caribbean and Latin American nations. The General Assembly also voted in Bangladesh, Marli, Tunisia and Ukraine. Reactions form the Caribbean have been positive St. Lucia UN Ambassador Julian Hunte discusses implications for the Caribbean region. Mark Davenport reports (00:27 - 03:40)
3. ACP/EU meeting ends today with delegates reviewing future LOME Trade and Aid Pact. Patrick Mayers Chairman of the West Indian Rum and Spirit Producers expresses his views on the future of the industry. Carl Bethel Bahamian Minister of Economic Development discusses trade relationship with Europe, human rights, immigration and other issues discussed at the conference. (03:41 – 07:29)
4. American Drug Enforcement officials completed a successful sting drug operations Columbus and are reporting that during the 12 day exercise 1,200 persons were arrested and 1,000 tons of cocaine seized. US Special agent Micheal Bexhill analyses the operation success and comments on future strategies aimed at regional cooperation in the fight against drugs (07:30 - 09:23)
5. Puerto Rico non-voting representative to the US Congress Carlos Antonio Romero-Barceló discusses the current protest advocating for removal of the naval base in Vieques (09:24 – 12: 27)
6. The United Nations General Assemblies paid tribute to Tanzanian Julius Nyerere. Nyerere led Tanzania to independence, he died in London at age 77. CARICOM Chief negotiator Sir Shridath Ramphal comments on his contribution to the political landscape Emma Joseph reports on Nyerere’s legacy (12:28 – 14:35)
7. Cuban officials are preparing for the impending arrival of hurricane Irene in western parts of islands. 130,000 Cubans were evacuated and schools closed (14:36 – 14:48)
8. Robbie Earl Jamaica footballer received MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace (14:49 – 15:29)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44649
Date: 1999-10-14


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