Caribbean Report 08-09-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. The region's banana industry under attack not from the United States but from the Caribbean itself. Prime Minister Sir John Compton and President of the Farmers National Association, St Lucia Elias John are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:32-04:21)
3. Grenadian Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is in Europe to address that ever present question about bananas. Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is interviewed (04:22-07:34)
4. Britain's Overseas Territories tackle the tax question on home soil. Tax questions along with the fight against drugs will undoubtedly be on Baroness Symons agenda as she visits the Overseas Territories. However, her first task is a meeting with Montserrat's Chief Minister David Brandt. Chief Minister David Brandt is interviewed and Electra Naismith reports (07:35-09:31
5. An unusual drug courier ring transporting cocaine, hashish and marijuana to Bermuda on Luxury Cruise Liners has been uncovered. Diane Engels of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration is interviewed and Leslie Goffe reports (09:32-11:26)
6. The Caribbean begins the countdown to the Commonwealth Games. Barrymore Stephens of Jamaica is interviewed and Harry Pearce reports (11:27-15:20)