Caribbean Report 01-08-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. OECD extends its tax compliance deadlline for offshore financial centres. OECD spokesman Nicholas Bray and Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders are interviewed (00:28-05:53)
3. St. Lucia says no to an Eastern Caribbean mission to Libya. Former Foreign Minister George Odlum is interviewed and Pete Ninvalle reports (05:54-08:03)
4. Barbados wants an apology for slavery. Activist Ras Shango Baku is interviewed and Rosie Hayes reports (08:04-10:16)
5. Barbados Minister of Education and Culture Mia Mottley is heading her country's preparations for the United Nations Conference. Minister Mia Mottley is interviewed (10:17-13:33)
6. United States Coast Guard says one person was killed and six person are missing after a boat carrying suspected illegal migrants from Cuba capsized in the Florida Straits in rough seas. Lt. Commander of the United States Coast Guard Centre in Miami Ronald La Brec is interviewed (13:34-14:42)
7. Guyana Air 2000 the privatised former national airline announced today it would close its operations after failing to shake off a large debt as the government said it was unable to bail out the international carrier (14:43-15:25)