Caribbean Report 23-06-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Keith Stone Greaves (00:00-00:28)
2. There has been more demonstrations in Guyana's capital Georgetown, as small groups march through the streets chanting anti-government slogans. Colin Smith reports (00:29-02:04)
3. The UN states that HIV cases continue to rise in the Caribbean with the most infections among marginalized groups such as drug users and homosexuals. Clare Doole reports (02:05-03:28)
4. CARICOM leaders are expected to meet for their Annual Summit in St. Lucia next week to discuss the proposed Free Trade of the Americas (FTAA). Caribbean/Latin America Action, David Lewis comments on how important it is for the region to position itself to be part of the FTAA (03:29-06:39)
5. Colombian President Ernesto Samper arrives in Cuba for an official four-day visit at the invitation of President Castro. Rosie Hayes reports on Castro's meetings with key politicians from Europe and Latin America (06:40-08:22)
6. European Agriculture Ministers are continuing their meeting on a new banana policy in keeping with the rules laid down by the WTO. The French Minister has been making a strong case in defense of banana farmers in Guadeloupe and Martinique (08:23-09:56)
7. Puerto Rico's largest union has stated that it will join telephone workers in their protest against government's privatization plans (09:57-10:31)
8. 50 years after the arrival of some 500 West Indians in Britain on the SS Empire Windrush, some who crossed the Atlantic have decided to return home. Emma Joseph reports on those who have given up life in Britain for the dream of the Caribbean (10:32-14:45)
9. Recap of top stories (14:56-15:05)