Caribbean Report 11-03-1994



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Yvette Rowe (00:00-00:28)
2. The new Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Lester Bird has announced his new cabinet but there is no place in his cabinet for his brother Vere Bird jr. More on this story later in the programme (00:28-00:45)
3. Antigua Labour Party supporters are said to be angry over comments made by Roman Catholic Bishop Donald Reece and staged a demonstration to show their discontent, outside the chancery. Excerpts of Bishop Reece’s interview from a previous Caribbean Report Programme (00:46-02:13)
4. Michael Pryce reports on Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Lester Bird decision not to include his brother Vere Bird jr. in his cabinet (02:14-04:17)
5. The Fifth Intercessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of government officially opened with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Among the issues on the agenda is the problems in the banana industry and the privitisation of LIAT. Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis Kennedy Simmonds shares his concerns over LIAT’s future and Lester Bird said he would like to see an affiliation with a regional carrier (04:18-06:10)
6. Fast bowler Devon Malcolm is recovering from keyhole knee surgery and is set to rejoin England’s squad in Trinidad and Tobago a week after next. He discusses his recovery process. A cricket expert an Joel Garner of discusses whether fast bowlers are more prone to injury (06:11-09:19)
7. Anguilla’s electorate goes to the poles next week to vote for the General Elections. With the retirement of former Chief Minister Emile Gumbs, one man vying for the role a former Chief Minister Ronald Webster who came out of retirement to contest this election. Geraldine Cockland reports on the keys issues on the election agenda including Anguilla and St. Maarten relations. Hubert Hughes of the Anguilla United Party is interviewed (09:20-12:10)
8. The Turks and Caicos Islands’ financial sector is being targeted for a new set of restrictions to curb abuses of the system. Robert Hall talks about these restriction (12:11-14:21)
9. Recap and theme music (14:22-15:02)