Caribbean Report 04-08-2003



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00 00:25)
2. Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell says the recently approved amendment to the country’s labour laws is intended to preserve peace. Trade Unionist and Senator, Chester Humphrey is interviewed (00:26-05:34)
3. At the opening of a national workshop, St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Kenny Anthony strongly criticised the WTO. He warned that his country’s fight to preserve preferences will be lost. From Castries, Pete Ninvalle reports (05:35-07:31)
4. A traveller from the Caribbean can no longer make a brief stop-over in the United States while in transit without a US visa. George Griffith, the Barbados Consul in New York talks of the advantages. Leslie Goffe reports (07:32-09:15)
5. The press freedom campaigners “Reporters without Borders” (RSF) blame the Cuban government for having the RSF barred from the UN Commission on Human Rights. Vincent Brossel, an association representative is interviewed (09:16-12:16)
6. Dominica’s Prime Minister Pierre Charles has just returned from a medical check up in Trinidad and is in good health. Meanwhile Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas of Saint Kitts and Nevis has just had spinal surgery in New York (12:17-12:59)
7. In Antigua, Carnival history is made with the first female winning the Calypso Monarch title since 1957, but in Barbados, a list of tragedies mar the Crop Over festivities. The show continues however (13:00-15:27)