Caribbean Report 04-06-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with anchor Debbie Ransome (00:42)
2. Three convicted murderers Dole Chadee, Joey Ramiah and Ramkalawan Singh went to the gallows this morning. Correspondent Tony Fraser reports on the resumption of hanging after 5 years in Trinidad and Tobago and overseas criticisms from international agencies such as Amnesty International and human rights associations in the Caribbean. Public opinion in Trinidad and Tobago is solicited on the hangings (00:43 - 09:16)
3. An appeal to settle outstanding CARICOM debt was one of the issues addressed at a CARICOM Trade Ministers meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. CARICOM Secretary General Edwin Carrington discusses the non-implementation of agricultural programmes in the Caribbean and other major issues. Lew Smith reports (09:17 - 11:22)
4. Montserratians exiled due to the volcanic crisis may have to return home to register to vote. Chairman of the Elections Commission Howard Fergus promises to restructure the election process and reach a compromise suitable to local and overseas interest (11:23 – 13:03)
5. South Africa second ‘all race’ election receives positive reviews from the Commonwealth Observer Team. Team Chairman Sir David Steele discusses the elections (13:04 - 15:25)