Caribbean Report 30-04-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Bombing exercises continue on Vieques but Puerto Rico's governor tells us the fight is not over. Governor Sila Calderon is interviewed (00:30-04:09)
3. Montserrat tells us that a cut in British aid would be a terrible mistake. Chief Minister John Osborne is interviewed and Keith 'Stone' Greaves reports (04:10-06:17)
4. Prime Minister Lester Bird makes a compassionate case for relocating the headquarters of the OECS. Anguilla's Finance Minister Victor Banks and Prime Minister Lester Bird are interviewed (06:18-10:21)
5. South Africa's secret victory over the big drug companies means that Caribbean countries will likewise benefit from cheaper copies of anti-aids drugs are not necessarily the views of a leading campaigner for Aids/HIV in the region and a senior official at the Caricom Secretariat. HIV survivor Yolanda Simon is interviewed and Tony Fraser reports (10:22-12:39)
6. Member of Parliament John Townend comments that immigration is creating a mongrel Britain. Lord Taylor Warwick and Conservative Party Leader William Hague are interviewed. Karen Weir reports (12:40-15:06)
7. Finally the European Union and Ecuador say they finally come up with an agreement that pleases the Ecuadorians (15:07-15:44)