Caribbean Report 02-11-2001



Table of Contents

1. Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo seeks to diffuse a growing row with his main opponent Desmond Hoyte, which has delayed the re-opening of parliament (00:00-02:14)
2. The Trinidad and Tobago Elections and Boundaries Commission continue to deliberate on which faction of the United National Congress will carry the name and symbol at the next general election. Dana Seetahal comments on the issue (02:16-04:49)
3. The United States recalls its ambassador from Venezuela after Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez criticizes civilian bombing deaths in Afghanistan (04:50-07:09)
4. The Bahamas freed two accounts that had been frozen on suspicion of links to terrorism. Calvin Wilson of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force comment on the issue (07:10-08:23)
5. AIDS activists protest outside the US trade negotiators office as they accuse them of keeping cheaper medicines from developing countries (08:24-10:20)
6. Legal proceedings take place in the British courts against two major airlines over alleged cases of air travel related deep vein thrombosis. A Caribbean national says he supports compensation for victims (10:21- 12:29)
7. Jamaican jockey Constantine Suckoo dies in Barbados six days after being hospitalized for head injuries (12:30-13:31)
8. The Windies cricket team will begin their tour of Sri Lanka amidst safety concerns (13:32-15:01)