Caribbean Report 01-11-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 01-11-1999
Author: Richards, Ken (anchor, correspondent); Rohee, Clement (interviewee); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Laurent, Edwin (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (correspondent); Weir, Karen (correspondent); Knights, K.D. (interviewee); Guy, Hilton (interviewee)
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1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:00 - 00:26)
2. Trinidad and Tobago refusal to import rice from neighboring Guyana is the source of contention and exchange of heated words between President Bharat Jagdeo and Trade Minister Mervyn Assam. Foreign Minister Clement Rohee discusses early resolution to the impasse. Colin Smith reports from Georgetown Guyana. Tony Fraser reports on a document prepared by the Ministry of Trade on the quality of parboiled rice in Guyana (00:27 – 05:02)
3. At a WTO meeting in Seattle a US proposal linking labor with international trade is facing strong opposition from developing countries. OECS Brussel based ambassador Edwin Laurent discusses negative impact of policy on Caribbean. Orin Gordon reports (00:28 - 09:47)
4. Taxi drivers halt protests as government agree to review seatbelt law. Journalists Karen Weir reports from Kingston on comprise by government and early resolution of impasse (09:48 -11:22)
5. Caribbean governments are urging metropolitan countries which deport criminal elements to regional states to provide resources to integrate these elements into society. Jamaica Minister of Justice K. D. Knights discusses the benefits of enacting such a policy. Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner Hilton Guy comments on cooperative options including issuing of repatriation of profile of criminal elements and increasing dialogue with metropolitan countries (11:23 -14:33)
6. Illegal Jamaican immigrant described as a convicted murderer is in custody in Great Britain and faces deportation following his arrest after a spate of ‘yardie’ gang related murders(14:34 – 15:25)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44662
Date: 1999-11-01


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