Caribbean Report 15-01-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 15-01-2002
Author: Joseph, Emma (anchor); Fraser, Tony (correspondent); Clarke, Edgerton (interviewee); Seaga, Edward (speaker); Richards, Ken (correspondent); Williams, Colin (interviewee); Ninvalle, Pete (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:23)
2. Former Prime Minister, Basdeo Panday agrees to accept with certain conditions, President Robinson’s decision to appoint Patrick Manning of the People’s National Movement as the new leader following a fifty/fifty split in the December 2001 elections. BBC Correspondent Tony Fraser reports on President Robinson’s response to CARICOM’s offer to help resolve the crisis (00:24-03:17)
3. Archbishop of Jamaica, Edgerton Clarke condemns extortionists who are increasingly demanding protection money from the church. Opposition Leader of the Jamaica Labour Party Mr. Seaga says he has a comprehensive crime reduction plan (03:18-07:20)
4. A US based organisation, The Centre for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation, says there is data to show that there is no link between so-called tax havens and money laundering and has released a report on a study it says shows this conclusively (07:21-09:12)
5. Officials from the OECD have wrap up talks with government off-shore regulators in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The authorities in Kingstown are reforming legislation, in a bid to remove themselves from the OECD’s “name and shame” blacklist of non-cooperative tax havens (09:13–10:44)
6. The Saint Lucia Chamber of Commerce is planning an OECS private sector consultation, to agree on closer integration of the sub-region (10:45–12:34)
7. The recent transition from the French Franc to Euro is said to be going smoothly in the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe. Next month the Franc will become a collector’s item, when it will be fully replaced by the new European currency (12:35–15:20)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44987
Date: 2002-01-15


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