Caribbean Report 07-07-2003

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Title: Caribbean Report 07-07-2003
Author: Niles, Bertram (Anchor); Singh, Rikki (correspondent); Blann, Susie (correspondent); Gonsalves, Ralph (speaker); Anthony, Kenny (speaker); Nunes, Neil (correspondent); Persaud, Robert (speaker); Bovell, Chrisel (interviewee); Hamilton, Conrad (correspondent); James, Colin (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. The debate on the future of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues even after the 30th Anniversary Summit where it was agreed to: speed up the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy; set up an economic development fund; and finalise plans for the start-up of a Caribbean court (00:33-3:34)
3. A flood of Caribbean newspaper editorials follows the recent CARICOM Summit. Attracting commentary is the political unity initiative announced by Grenada, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago to work towards closer ties independent of CARICOM. Susie Blann reports (03:35-05:13)
4. Caribbean integration dominates the Caribbean interactive programme recently aired on BBC World Service. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines speaks of some gains already made by CARICOM and Prime Minister Kenny Anthony addressed concerns of one caller (05:14-07:15)
5. A UN expert on racism is to visit Guyana as well as Trinidad, countries which have both experienced decades of racially fought politics. Doudou Diène the UN’s Special Rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia will meet government officials, rights activists and diplomats in both countries during a two week visit (07:16-08:37)
6. The government of Guyana grants permission for the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to be used as an in transit base for an American aircraft heading for a peace keeping meeting in Liberia. Government spokesman, Robert Persaud, reports on the aircraft’s landing and departure (08:38-09:06)
7. The Rights of the Child Commission (Guyana) conducts a survey involving participants from seventy percent of the country’s educational institutions including the University of Guyana. Chrisel Bovell, member of Rights of the Child and a medical student comments on the survey (09:07-12:00)
8. The Jamaican government sets up a committee to decide whether eight Cubans who arrived at Montego Bay should be granted political asylum. The committee may also rule on the fate of four other Cubans caught while attempting to board a flight to the US from Jamaica. Conrad Hamilton has more (12:01-13:38)
9. FIFA, football’s world governing body is sending a two-man team to Antigua to investigate the state of football there as a follow up to a suspension imposed earlier. Jack Warner, FIFA Vice President and Head of the CONCACAF and the Caribbean Football Union announced the start and location of the fact-finding mission (13:39-15:33)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/44991
Date: 2003-07-07


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