Caribbean Report 19-10-1995

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In this report the influential pressure group Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) urges all Commonwealth leaders to make a clear commitment to freedom of expression. CHRI Richard Bourne states that the Caribbean is not doing too badly on human rights issues. Hugh Crosskill interviews Vivien Stern, Secretary General of Penal Reform International on prison conditions in the Caribbean. At the 11th Non-Aligned Summit, Jamaica's Prime Minister P.J. Patterson called for democratic reform of the UN and Cuba's President Fidel Castro launched an attack on the world's economic powers. In Dominica, the police believe that some Chinese nationals are using the island as a backdoor for entry into the US. In Jamaica, Parliament now officially has a second Opposition party - the National Democratic Movement. Scientists from Britain plan to take the Asian wasp to Grenada to fight the dreaded pink mealybug. Entomologist Tony Cross explains how the wasp destroys the mealybug.
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1. Headlines with Ken Richards (00:00-00:27)
2. A British based pressure group states that the Caribbean is not doing too badly on human rights issues (00:28-03:12)
3. According to Penal Reform International, the Caribbean needs assistance and encouragement to help improve prison conditions (03:13-06:28)
4. Jamaica Prime Minister P.J. Patterson urges UN reforms (06:29-08:14)
5. Dominica believes that Chinese nationals are using the island as a backdoor to access the US (08:15-11:37)
6. Jamaican Parliament now has a second Opposition party (11:38-13:17)
7. The Asian wasp is headed to Grenada to fight the dreaded mealybug (13:18-14:48)
8. Recap of top stories (14:48-15:05)
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