Caribbean Report 16-07-2002

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Title: Caribbean Report 16-07-2002
Author: Gordon, Orin (anchor; correspondent); Bickram, Richard (speaker); Parasram, Jai (speaker); Williams, Natalie (correspondent); Chin Lee, Howard (speaker); Weir, Karen (correspondent); Stevens, John Sir, (speaker); Crosskill, Simon (correspondent)
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. Trinidad and Tobago Opposition party the United National Congress is again dismissing charges made by former member Richard Bickram on the issue of voter padding tactics in the 2000 General Elections. Speaking with reporter Orin Gordon he says voter padding came about as a campaign strategy under the UNC during the 2000 election. Orin Gordon spoke with Mr. Jai Parasram the Public Relations Officer for the UNC. He rubbished the issue and said that Richard Bickram’s story is totally out of whack with reality (00:27-06:56)
3. The Police are worried about the recent spate of kidnapping in Trinidad. The Opposition has called for the Minister of National Security, Mr. Howard Chin Lee, to resign. Natalie Williams reports that since January this year, several businessmen have been kidnapped for ransom. The latest kidnapping was a Port of Spain business magnate’s 22-year-old son, whose ransom was paid. Minister of National Security, Howard Chin Lee, has said that improvements need to be made to the Anti Kidnapping Squad (06:57-08:54)
4. There has been a low turnout for the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States (ACP) Summit. Karen Weir reports that only eight members have turned up. The ACP is hoping for talks with the European Union (EU) to ratify Trade and Globalization and a united front is the best way to do this. The September talks aim to map out the future relationships between Europe and the ACP (09:00-10:55)
5. Suriname’s police union has decided to step up strike actions following the break-down of talk with the President. The Government says it cannot meet the wage demands of the Police unions. He also said the Union cannot justify the strike because the talks were still going on, when they walked off the job, five days ago (10.56-11.20)
6. Jamaican Police can soon be based in London. The Commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police is visiting Jamaica to seal such an agreement. Sir John Stevens told the BBC that it is part of an effort to combat violent drug gangs or ‘yardees’. He says that it is small core of people involved in violence for violence’s sake, on occasion. There is need to identify if they are from Jamaica or London. Therefore, it is equally important to have the Jamaican officers in London (10:57-12:11)
7. In Jamaica, the Ninth World Junior Athletics Championship is taking place. The Opening Ceremony took place at Kingston’s National Stadium. Reporter Simon Crosskill says it got off without a hitch. Field athletes competed in the Hammer throw, Pole Vault and Shot Put in the morning session. The afternoon session will have the Men’s 400m, Women’s 100m and Men 100m quarter finals. Some athletes competing in these events are Winton Hutton (Jamaica), Darrel Brown and Marc Burns (Trinidad). Shaheed Smith of Belize failed to qualify (12:11-13:39)
8. The rate of AIDS/HIV infection among the heterosexual in Britain is increasing and one of the reasons being given, is more people are contracting the disease on visits to the Caribbean. An HIV specialist, at Guy’s and St. Thomas Hospital in South London has been doing research for twenty years and she claims that this shows how much HIV there is in the World (13:40-14:53)
9. The Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, has held talks with Cuban Leader – Fidel Castro on the first day of a four-day visit to Cuba. He described Mr. Castro and himself as good friends and solid revolutionaries. Cuba has provided medical aid with one hundred Medical doctors to Zimbabwe. This is Mr. Mugabe’s 5th visit to Cuba (14:54-15:29)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/54074
Date: 16-07-02


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