Caribbean Report 12-03-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:27)
2. CARICOM's audit of Guyana's controversial general elections has been delayed. Colin Smith reports on the rescheduling of the audit (00:28-02:01)
3. The JLP announced a new frontline spokesman Audley Shaw which has thrown up speculation of a future change in the leadership of the party. Dr. Brian Meeks comments on the changes within the JLP (02:02-05:45)
4. Montserrat's External Shelter Committee has called for the immediate implementation of safety measures following a fire at three emergency shelters (05:46-08:46)
5. Montserrat's public servants have put forward a written list of priorities for the volcano ravaged island. Electra Naysmith examines the civil servants' paper (08:47-10:29)
6. The British Foreign Office has announced that former British Governor to Montserrat, Frank Savage has been appointed as the new Governor to the British Virgin Islands (10:30-10:45)
7. Barbuda looks at possible moves of succession from Antigua. Prime Minister Lester Bird opposes the idea and denounces Barbuda's succession-minded politicians (10:46-12:28)
8. It has been two years since the US tightened its embargo against Cuba by introducing the controversial Helms-Burton law. Tom Gibb reports on the increasing calls in the US for the embargo to be eased (12:29-15:25)