Caribbean Report 21-10-1999

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Caribbean Report 21-10-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 21-10-1999
Author: Robertson, Jessica (anchor, correspondent); Mullings, Audrey (interviewee); Stone Greaves, Keith (correspondent); James, Edison (interviewee; Peltier, Matthias (correspondent); Smith, Jennifer (interviewee; Horne, John (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Jessica Robertson (00:00 - 00:25)
2. Residents in the Northeastern Caribbean have been spared the direct onslaught of Hurricane Jose as the weather system has been downgraded to a tropical storm. CDERA Deputy regional coordinator Audrey Mullings speaks on actions of regional disaster units. Keith Stone Greaves reports on severe damages in Antigua, Anguilla, Monserrat, British Virgin Islands, Saba, St. Eustacius and St Maarten (00:26- 03:13)
3. Official reports indicate that hurricane Irene severely affected Cuba, Jamaica and Cayman Islands. 85,000 acres of cane have been destroyed in Cuba (03:14 – 03:54)
4. Dominica Prime Minister Edison James continued his banana lobby in Europe meeting with agriculture ministers for support in the ongoing banana dispute where US officials assert that European banana imports discriminate against fruits produced on large multinational plantations such as Dole and Chicita in Latin America. WTO dispute panel upheld the US application for changes to regime. Prime Minister Edison James seeks UK support (03:55 – 07:17)
5. St. Vincent and Grenadines Trade and Industry Minister John Horne is prepared to take over leadership of ACP on November 1st. Horne discusses diversity of the ACP, problems in change over to new leader and tasks he will undertake governing the organization (07: 18 - 09:18)
6. A high court judge in Dominica has sentenced Roger George to death for murder of his ex- girlfriend. Sentencing was given at a time when Caribbean governments are under pressure to take a stand on capital punishment. Mathias Peltier reports (09:19 – 11: 20)
7. During UK overseas territory meeting premier of Bermuda Jennifer Smith reiterates the strict regulation of the island’s offshore services sector and legislative environment in the region. Jessica Robertson reports (11:21 – 15: 27)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44655
Date: 1999-10-21


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