Caribbean Report 19-03-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:33)
2. The US is preparing to allow the return of direct flights to Cuba with the aim of increasing the flow of humanitarian aid to the country. Richard Lister reports that this does not represent a softening of US stance against Cuba (00:34-05:42)
3. European Ministers have been studying the details of the crackdown on illegal drug operations involving the Caribbean. Clifford Smith reports (05:43-07:03)
4. Britain's largest tour operator, Air Tours have withdrawn thousands of holidays in the Dominican Republic following serious concerns about hygiene standards in some of the island's hotels (07:04-10:09)
5. In cricket, the Jamaica Cricket Board looks into the pitch problems which led to the abandonment of the first Test at Sabina Park. Yvette Rowe reports on the situation (10:10-11:44)
6. The grand finale of the test takes place in Antigua with the Windies up 2-1 in the series. Orin Gordon reports on the pitch at the Antigua Recreation Ground. Keith Stone Greaves delves through the British sport pages as the British press praises the Antigua pitch (11:45-15:12)