Caribbean Report 04-10-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:00 - 00:31)
2. The US Virgin Island financially strapped Turnbull administration intends to cut 2, 500 jobs in the government sector. Trade Union leaders threaten strike action if workers are furloughed or sent home. Debbie Ransome discusses the administration’s financial options an economist at the University of Virgin Islands (00: 32 – 05: 24)
3. The Venezuelan government rekindled a 100 year old dispute over the ownership of the Essequibo region, rich in mineral resources. Emma Joseph reports on the dispute with neighboring Guyana (05: 25 – 07 :30)
4. Trinidad and Tobago government will take part in international trials to combat the AIDS disease. Professor Courtenay Bartholomew discusses and high incidence of AIDS infections in the Caribbean region. Tony Fraser reports (07: 31 – 10:29)
train nationals abroad in the area of disaster management. On a visit to the Center of Security and Risk Management in Central England, Douglas discusses the need for training and resources in crisis management in St. Kitts and the positive contribution of the programme to the country (10: 30 - 15:52)