Caribbean Report 16-11-1999

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-11-1999
Author: Carle, Lee (interviewee); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Kraushaar, Karen (interviewee); Garth, Leslie (correspondent); Beckles, Hilary (interviewee); Tomlin, Gary (correspondent); Gibb, Tony (correspondent); Farmer, Paul (interviewee); Gordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent)
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1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:26)
2. Hurricane Lenny threatens Virgin Islands and neighboring countries. All countries remain on hurricane alert. Reporter, Lee Carle WSTA radio in St. Thomas reports on impending torrential rains and effects on territories (00:27 – 03:11)
3. Cuban President Fidel Castro opens Ibero-American Summit in Havana calling on Latin American countries to unite to protect their independence from US. Cuba will not abandon communism and is not supportive of democratic changes. Tom Gibb reports from Havana (03:12- 05:16)
4. In Geneva, a group of protestors were demonstrating against WTO proposals for unrestricted free trade citing this as the main reasons for heavy job losses. Ken Richards reports (05: 17 – 06:27)
5. Reports state that parts of rural Haiti has the highest rate of HIV infections in the Americas. Similar figures have been reported for infectious diseases such as tuberculosis. Dr. Paul Farmer specialist in infectious diseases compares infection rates of expectant mothers with figures in neighboring territories and identifies causal factors influencing the spread of the disease (06:28 – 09:48)
6. Over 200,000 persons have been deported from the US on charges of criminal offences during the 1999 fiscal year according to USCIS report. Jamaica is at the top of the list with 2000 deportees. Immigration and Naturalization spokesperson Karen Kraushaar provides an overview of top ranking nation on the list. Leslie Garth reports (09:49 – 11:31)
7. Professor Hillary Beckles, professor of history at UWI discusses why the proportion of high school graduates in English speaking Caribbean who pursue tertiary education is lower than comparable figures in the Americas. He argues that this lower rate of progression is negatively affecting development in the region (11:32 – 15:23)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44674
Date: 1999-11-16


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