Caribbean Report 29-04-1994

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Caribbean Report 29-04-1994

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Title: Caribbean Report 29-04-1994
Author: Ransome, Debbie (anchor); Bruney, Mike (correspondent); Maraj, Ralph (interviewee); Collymore, Yvette (correspondent); Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent); Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:24)
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1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:24)
2. Peace and calm returned to Dominica today following two days of violent confrontation between police and demonstrators in the capital Rousseau. The unrest was sparked by the government’s decision to increase motor vehicle licenses fees. The unrest led to the imposition of a state of emergency. Mike Bruney reports (00:25-03:22)
3.Residents in the Soufriere area of Dominica are being told not to panic but to be prepared. This follows a minor eruption of a volcano one mile east of the community this week (03:23-04:00)
4. CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington has moved to clarify the organization’s position on NAFTA and the region’s bid for membership. Since the CARICOM Intercessional meeting held in St. Vincent in March, the impression given is that Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica have been given the green light to go ahead and seek individual NAFTA membership rather than as a bloc. Ken Valley, Trinidad and Tobago’s ministry of Trade explains Trinidad’s decision. Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Affairs minister Ralph Maraj also commented on Trinidad’s move to be considered eligible to trade with the NAFTA countries (04:01-07:55)
5. Huber Ingram, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas is also under the impression that Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica were proceeding with the application to NAFTA (07:56-09:14)
6. There is concerns at the United Nations Small Island Global Conference being held in Barbados that the concern of small states are being sidetracked. Yvette Collymore looks at some of the concerns being raised (9:15-10:48)
7. Andrew Simmons is a NGO representative on the government delegation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He expressed his concern about the way larger countries were dealing with the issues (10:49-12:45)
8. West Indies opener Phil Simmons smashed his way into the record books at the county championship for Leicestershire while Trinidadian compatriot Brian Lara was forced to play a spectator in his debut for Warwickshire. Hugh Crosskill has the details (12:46-14:05)
9. Wrap up & theme music (14:33-14:48)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/49096
Date: 1994-04-29


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