Caribbean Report 26-09-1997



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. In Montserrat, the people of Salem move out in advance of Saturday's deadline. Member of Parliament, Reuben Meade is interviewed (00:30-04:00)
3. In Britain a conference of the governing Labour Party is soon to begin and the Prime Minister Kenny Anthony is expected to address a fringe meeting of that conference. The meeting will discuss the WTO's decision to outlaw the EU banana regime. Dr Anthony says that the Caribbean economies could face ruin as a result of the ruling. Also, support is growing in St. Lucia for China to be explored as a new market for Windward Islands bananas. St. Lucia's Foreign Minister George Odlum, Patrick Joseph, Secretary of the St. Lucia Salvation Banana Committee and Felipe Noguera, Executive Director of the Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (04:01-07:54)
4. The Bahamas and China have signed an agreement on technological and economic cooperation (07:55-08:14)
5. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visits China where he will meet with President Fidel Castro to sign an agreement to protect investments and visa arrangements between the two countries. Tom Gibbs reports (08:15-10:19)
6. In New York some Caribbean residents face tough decisions about changes to local immigration laws. President Bill Clinton celebrates the 40th anniversary of the desegration of education in Little Rock, Arkansas. President Bill Clinton is interviewed and Leslie Goffe reports (10:20-15:30)