Caribbean Report 12-01-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Trinidadian President A.N.R. Robinson breaks with protocol and the Opposition protest the speakers elections. President A.N.R. Robinson, Prime Minister Basdeo Panday and Opposition Leader Patrick Manning are interviewed. Caribbean Journalist Rickey Singh and Raymond Edwards report (00:28-05:58)
3. Grenada announces a comprehensive probe into the failing offshore bank First International. Finance Minister Anthony Boatswain is interviewed and Lou Smith reports (05:59-08:07)
4. Dominica's rush into relations with Libya may have fractured a proposed united OECS approach to such relations. Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is interviewed (08:08-10:53)
5. United States Defence Secretary has said that he is considering using live bombs during naval training exerises on the island of Vieques. There is concrete evidence of contaminative plant life on Vieques. Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Anibal Acevedo Vila is interviewed and Shannon Novak reports (10:54-13:05)
6. Hindus are heading for the North Indian town of Allahabad for the biggest festival in their religious calendar. The Kumbh Mela has been billed as the greatest show on earth. Hindus from the Caribbean have waited over a decade to get there. Sat Maharaj of the Maha Sabha is interviewed and Emma Joseph reports (13:06-15:26)