Caribbean Report 16-11-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. Ramesh Maharaj losses his attempt to control the name and symbol of the ruling United National Congress (UNC). Tony Fraser reports; UNC Party Chairman Wade Mark speaks on the issue (00:27-02:05)
3. Cuba’s emergency request for US agricultural commodities for the Hurricane Michelle relief programme, is pegged at 30 million dollars. The anchor asked John Kavulich President of the New York based US Trade and Economic Council how much of a window of opportunity this is for United States (02:06-05:18)
4. The Netherlands will increase its support for US drug trafficking surveillance in the Caribbean. Geraldine Coughlan reports form the Hague (05:19-06:30)
5. Four members of the Grenadian senate walk out of the house to protest proposed amendments to the labour law. Lew Smith reports from St. Georges; Senator Chester Humphrey and the General Secretary of the International Union of Food, Ron Oswald speak on the issue (06:31-07:57)
6. Businesses and government offices reopen, while most schools remain closed due to a general strike called by the opposition in Haiti’s second largest city. Ken Richards reports while Government official Ariel Ari and journalist Michael Norton speak on these developments (07:58-09:59)
7. Doctors blame extreme fatigue for the collapse of the Jamaican Prime Minister, P.J. Patterson at a public meeting. Ben Meade reports (10:00-10:26)
8. 5 inmates and 2 prisons officers were killed in Haiti following riots at the national penitentiary (10:27-10:37)
9. The US Federal Aviation Administration orders American operators of aircraft similar to the American Airlines Airbus which crashed in New York, to conduct inspections of the aircraft’s tail section (10:37-11:12)
10. Caribbean travel industry representatives prepare for the challenges ahead, as the World Travel Market comes to a close. Carla Armour, Director of Dominica Tours shares Dominica’s experience. While Jean Holder Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and Esther Smith, St. Kitts UK Director of Tourism voice similar concerns about flights to the Caribbean (11:13-15:36)