Caribbean Report 10-02-1995

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The Bermudian government has allowed a ship traveling from the US to Israel to dock on its shores after reports of a bomb aboard. American Trade Representative Mickey Kantor announced plans for a possible trade embargo against countries supporting Europe's banana regime. Finance Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Wendell Mottley and Jamaica's Junior Trade Minister, Anthony Hilton supported a bill to grant Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) countries parity with the NAFTA Agreement. Jamaica's Deputy Police Commissioner, Leslie Harper has declined the position of Head of the Royal St. Kitts Police Force. Following three weeks of violence in the Jamaican inner city of Rema, Gary Alleyne reports on the peace efforts of Ms. Olivia Babsy Grange, a Jamaican Labour Party candidate and Shabba Ranks’ Manager. In Bermuda, the judicial status of the seven Under-23 soccer players charged with drug possession by US Authorities remains in legal limbo. The players agreed to plead 'no contest' to the charges but this legal plead is unknown to Bermuda and Commonwealth law. Guy Delage's historic swim has made the front pages of the Barbados press, local radio and television. However, in France, a ferocious media storm has whipped up questioning Delage's achievement.
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1. Headlines with Carol Orr (00:00-00:28)
2. Reports on a ship being allowed to dock on Bermudian shores after it received a bomb threat (00:29-02:49)
3. Report on plans for a possible US trade embargo against countries supporting Europe's banana regime (02:50-03:26)
4. Report on two CARICOM Ministers support of a bill to grant CBI countries parity with NAFTA (03:27-06:59)
5. Leslie Harper declines the post of Commissioner of Police in St. Kitts (07:00-07:27)
6. Report on Olivia Babsy Grange’s attempts to achieve a cease fire in the inner city of Kingston, Jamaica (07:28-09:35)
7. Report on the judicial status of the seven Bermudian soccer players charged with drug possession by US Authorities (09:36-11:59)
8. Report on the ferocious media storm in France which questions the achievement of Guy Delage (12:00-14:24)
9. Recap of headlines (14:25-14:48)
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