Caribbean Report 18-04-1995

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Cuba plans to muster local and international opposition to the controversial Helms bill. Rosie Hayes reports on what form the Cuban response would take. A drunken Cuban refugee sparks off a riot at the Cayman Islands tent city. The Chief Immigration Officer, Gerry Maguire explains exactly what took place. In Jamaica, the Opposition party is threatening to boycott the budget debate. Florida's tourism industry is affected by its soil erosion problem and it is seeking to buy sand from the nearby beaches of the Bahamas. Teresa Butler, an official in the Office of the Bahamian Prime Minister, is in charge of the project and comments on Bahamas' concerns. America's biggest journalism prize, the Pulitzer was awarded to the US Virgin Islands Daily News. The prize winning series was written by Melvin Claxton and he comments on what the series was about and the kind of impact the series had at the time he wrote it.
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1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:29)
2. Cuba plans to muster local and international opposition to the controversial Helms bill (00:30-03:00)
3. A Cuban refugee sparks off a riot at the Cayman Islands tent city (03:01-06:59)
4. Jamaica's opposition party is threatening a boycott of the budget debate (07:00-08:36)
5. Florida's tourism industry is affected by a soil erosion problem (08:37-11:48)
6. The US Virgin Islands Daily News wins America's biggest journalism prize (11:49-15:10)
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