Caribbean Report 01-08-1988

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This program focuses on the new immigration act which removes the automatic right of Commonwealth citizens to bring their families to live with them. It also highlights some aspects of the impact of the results of the large majority vote at the annual Lambeth Conference in London, in favour of the right of individual provinces to accept women Bishops. The program also gives an update on Haitian politics and the latest actions by military leader General Henri Namphy, as he seeks to tighten his grip on power. Additionally, it takes a brief a look into the modern day practices of slavery and other forms of human exploitation in some major European and Asian countries, even as the Caribbean celebrates 150 years of abolition.
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1. Headlines-- (Jerry Timmins) (00:00-00:43)
2. New immigration act comes into force in Britain, removing the automatic right of Commonwealth citizens to bring their families to live with them. The BBC’s Pat Whitehorn interviews Timothy Renton, the Minister responsible for immigration on the new legislation. (00:48-04:03)
3. Large majority vote at the annual Lambeth Conference in London approves the right of individual provinces to accept women Bishops. BBC correspondent Ruth Peacock reports on the historic vote. (04:07-05:26)
4. Haiti’s general Henri Namphy tightens his grip on power by moving into Presidential palace and confirming his wife as Haiti’s First Lady. Haitians fear a continuation of the practices of the Duvalier regime. The BBC’s David Adams reports. (05:31-08:25)
5. Financial News – (Pat Whitehorn) The segment includes brief comments from analyst Chris Pack. (08:28-09:56)
6. Report on modern day practices of slavery even as the Caribbean celebrates 150 years of abolition. Jerry Timmins speaks to Allan Whitaker of the British Anti-slavery Society on the topic. Whitaker notes that apart from chattel slavery practiced in Sudan and Mauritania, there are other forms of slavery, including child labour and bonded labour. India, the Philippines, Thailand and Italy are identified among the countries targeted by the society in its effort to bring about change. (10:00-12:09)
7. Cricket highlights – The West Indies vs. Essex at Chelmsford. (BBC correspondent Nick Gledhill reports. (12:12-13:29)
8. Athletics – Highlights from the IAAF World Junior Championships in Canada. BBC correspondent Andy Edwards reports. (13:30-14:46)
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