Caribbean Report 13-08-1997



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Reduced volcanic activity fails to halt debate on a possible island wide state of emergency being declared in Montserrat. Volcanologist, Alan Smith and Independent Member of Parliament for the Windward constituency, David Brandt are interviewed. James White, Jr reports (00:29-02:58)
3. Nurses and other civil servenats in Montserrat today continue a second day of industrial action (02:59-03:34)
4. St. Lucia is still grappling with the issue of a diplomatic war of the two Chinas. George Odlum, Foreign Minister is interviewed and E. Smith reports. (03:35-07:39)
5. BWIA's pilot, Randall Roach has pleaded not guilty to three gold smuggling charges (07:40-08:05)
6. In Cuba the authorities have received protest from abroad for the arrest of an opposition writer. Journalist, Raul Rivero, the President of the Opposition Press Agency, Cuba Press was detained by the police yeaterday morning. Tom Gibb reports (08:06-09:52)
7. Cuban President, Fidel Castro turns seventy-one today. Moya Thomas reports (09:53-11:25)
8. The World Health Organisation says food borne diseases are vastly under reported especially in developing countries (11:26-12:01)
9. Searching for new definitions Britain is pressing for more ethnically correct labels. Professor of Demography, South Hampton University, Ian Diamond is interviewed (12:02-15:14)