Caribbean Report 30-12-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Soldiers move in to end Martinique's farmers protest sparking off action from port workers. Geraldine Cockland reports (00:29-01:45)
3. Guyana's Foreign Minister Clement Rohee says the government will step up diplomatic pressure if it does not receive an explanation from Venezuela on the flight of two military aircrafts over Guyana's airspace last week. Colin Smith reports (01:46-03:44)
4. American immigration says it has been a record period for illegal Caribbean immigrants. Leslie Goffe reports (03:45-05:11)
5. Miami police say that they have declared war on drug gangs who have been terrorising a poor local black neighbourhood. Miami Police Spokesman Lt. Bill Schwartz is interviewed. Malcolm Brabant reports (05:12-07:07)
6. It has been two and a half years since Trinidad and Tobago elected its first Indian Prime Minister. Since then the relationships between religion and politics have changed with Hinduism becoming the predominant faith of the government. Father Clyde Harvey, Burton Sankeralli of the Caribbean Conference of Churches and Asad Mohammed of the Hindu Faith are interviewed. Emma Joseph reports (07:08-11:05)
7. Cuban government has started the countdown to its New Year's celebrations marking forty years since the revolution which toppled the dictator Fulgencio Batista. Our special programme on January 1st will mark the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. Rosie Hayes reports (11:06-13:19)
8. Clive Lloyd talks about the test in South Africa. Clive Lloyd is interviewed (13:20-15:17)