Caribbean Report 12-11-1999

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Caribbean Report 12-11-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 12-11-1999
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor, correspondent); Barrow, Greg (correspondent); Pahad, Aziz (interviewee); Patterson, P.J. (interviewee); Marshall, Julian (correspondent); McKinnon, Don (speaker); Luncheon, Roger (interviewee); Smith, Colin (correspondent); Jarvis, Mike (correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:00 - 00:31)
2. New Zealand foreign secretary Don McKinnon was elected as new secretary general of the Commonwealth replacing Chief Emeka Anyaoku. Key issues to be addressed include military coup in Pakistan, free trade in developing countries. Deputy foreign Minister of South Africa Aziz Pahad shares his views on globalization and the impact on developing countries. Jamaican Prime Minister P J Patterson speaks out on poverty in small developing states. BBC correspondent Greg Barrow and Julian Marshall report from Durban, South Africa (00:32 – 08:15)
3. Ibero-American grouping meets in Cuba for the first time hosted by President Fidel Castro. Tom Gibb reports from Havana on attendance by countries including Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and El Salvador (08:16 – 10:44)
4. In Guyana government plans to release proposals on combatting rising sea levels which are threatening major coastal areas. Head of Presidential Secretariat Roger Luncheon provides an overview of the projects which will be implemented in response to environmental concerns. Colin Smith reports from Georgetown Guyana (10:45 – 12:55)
5. Administrators of cash strapped regional airline LIAT outlines a plan for economic stabilization which includes job cuts and reduction of fleet and operations. Trade unions are issuing an alternative plans in favour of workers (12:56 – 13:41)
6. Queen Beatrix of Netherlands arrives in the Caribbean for a working visit travelling to five islands of the Dutch Caribbean and Aruba. Mike Jarvis reports (13:42 – 15:19)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44671
Date: 1999-11-12


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