Caribbean Report 27-03-2002

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeir, Karen (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorSeaga, Edward P. G. (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorGajraj, Ronald (speaker)
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Colin (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Ken (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Tony (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorMitchell, Keith (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorNiles, Bertram (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Jamaica’s opposition leader, Edward Seaga refuses to apologise to National Security Minister Peter Phillips for claiming that a special police squad is being trained to disrupt his JLP campaign for the next elections. Mr. Seaga’s statement is not in keeping with the bipartisan Crime Committee (00:28-03:56)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. Guyana is hoping to sign agreements with the British delegation to the UK/CARICOM Forum led by Foreign Minister Jack Straw, on prisoner exchange and air services - to facilitate Guyanese export to Europe and tourism. Guyana’s Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Ronald Gajraj tells us how the countries will deal with differences in prison sentences. Colin Smith reports (03:57-06:00)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. The Florida Supreme Court rules that Trinidad born British citizen, businessman and death row prisoner, Krishna Maharaj, convicted of a double murder of two associates should be re-sentenced to life in prison. Former Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General and brother of Krishna Maharaj, Ramesh Maharaj, appeared as a witness. Ken Richards reports (06:01-08:16)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. Following arrests in Trinidad of two former government ministers for corruption, police question Leader of the United National Congress Basdeo Panday, former Prime Minister, in connection with a decision made by his government before the December 2000 elections. Former Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj thinks progress is slow. Karen Weir speaks with Tony Fraser (08:17-11:01)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. The outgoing Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Chairman, Grenadian Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, explains why he is calling for the Regional Security System (RSS) to assume new responsibilities including policing the financial systems in the Caribbean. Security is one of the key topics at a meeting of OECS leaders in Grenada. Dr. Mitchell talks with Karen Weir. (11:02-13:41)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents7. In New York, Federal Prosecutors indict on perjury charges, Charles Schwarz, a former police officer awaiting retrial in the 1997 torture of a Haitian immigrant, Abner Louima. Acting Director of the National Coalition of Haitians in New York, Dina Paul-Parks says they are happy with this turn of events. Bertram Niles reports (13:42-15:29)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 29 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolice -- Jamaicaen_US
dc.subject.lcshElections -- Corrupt practices -- Jamaicaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBusiness -- Guyanaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBusiness -- United Kingdomen_US
dc.subject.lcshTourism -- Guyanaen_US
dc.subject.lcshStraw, Jacken_US
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners -- Guyanaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPrisoners -- United Kingdomen_US
dc.subject.lcshDeath row inmates -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMaharaj, Krisen_US
dc.subject.lcshMaharaj, Ramesh Lawrence, 1945-en_US
dc.subject.lcshCorruption investigation -- Trinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.subject.lcshPanday, Basdeoen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited National Congress (Trinidad and Tobago)en_US
dc.subject.lcshO.E.C.S. (Organization)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolice brutality -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTrials (Perjury) -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Coalition for Haitian Refugeesen_US
dc.subject.otherJamaica. National Consultative Committee on Crime and Violenceen_US
dc.subject.otherRegional Security System (RSS)en_US
dc.subject.otherSecurity, Regional -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.otherSchwarz, Charlesen_US
dc.subject.otherLouima, Abneren_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 27-03-2002
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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