Caribbean Report 17-04-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Overnight violence in Guyana as two main political parties initiate peace talks. General Secretary of the People's National Congress Oscar Clarke and Co-leader of the Working People's Alliance Dr. Rupert Roopnarine are interviewed and Colin Smith reports (00:31-05:42)
3. Haiti's Convergence is pushing for dialogue but critics insist that the Opposition grouping has no mandate. Ricot Dupuy of Radio Soleil reports (05:43-08:48)
4. Jamaica crack style on high society thief of electrical power. Manager of Corporate Security at the Jamaica Public Service Company Mark Mendel is interviewed and Emma Joseph reports (08:49-10:54)
5. President of China Jiang Zemin is on the last leg of a visit to several Latin American countries. BBC/Latin American Analyst Nick Caistor is interviewed (10:55-13:15)
6. Parliamentary candidates for Britain's main Opposition Conservative Party have been warned not to express racist views during a general election campaign which is expected to begin in a month's time. Mohammed Riaz Adviser to Conservative Leader William Hague is interviewed and Ken Richards reports (13:16-15:47)