Caribbean Report 01-04-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:27)
2. Regional leaders in the sub region urged to pay debt owing to the OECS. Saint Lucia Prime Minister Kenny Anthony is adamant that his country will not resume payments until other countries settle outstanding debts. UWI political scientist Neville Duncan evaluates how the recurring debt can be paid expeditiously (00:28 – 04:12)
3. In Antigua there has been no press coverage of the dismissal of two senior editors Daniel and Helps accused of breach of contract and serious misconduct. Correspondent Keith Stone Greaves reports on the relationship between the editors and management of the Antigua Sun. Regional journalist Rickey Singh discusses the Caribbean media and press freedom. The Interamerican Press Association has been briefed on the dismissal (04: 13 -09:04)
4. Britain Civil Aviation investigates the incidence of air rage size seeking to address the problem and propose solutions. Captain Mike Vivian provides insights from within the cockpit. Debbie Ransome reports (09:05 – 11:05)
5. In Haiti the recently installed provisional council is facing teething problems as there is no logistical nor financial support to operate administratively. The main task of the Council is to organize free and fair elections (11: 06 - 11: 31)
6. Worshippers throughout Caribbean flock to church for Easter worship. In an extended report Ken Richards reports on wayside churches versus mainstream churches in attracting Christian and Roman Catholic worshippers. Barbados Anglican Bishop Rufus Brome, Dominica Roman Catholic Bishop Edward Gilbert, and Eric Maynard Shiloh Baptist Church in Nevis reviews the freedom of movement of worshippers in all denomination (11:32 - 13: 26)
7. No Caribbean personality was included in the Japanese cabinet in a newspaper parody on All Fools Day. Juliet Hindell reports on Japanese publications giving comic light relief from serious news on the holiday (13: 27 -15: 27)