Caribbean Report 03-07-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Caricom leaders begin their annual Summit in Nassau, the Bahamas. Caricom's Assistant Secretary General for Regional Trade and Economic Integration Byron Blake and Prime Minister Lester Bird are interviewed. Ken Richards reports from Nassau (00:29-05:59)
3. Venezuela's claim to the Island of Aves in the Caribbean could become an emergency item on the Caricom's Summit agenda. President Bharrat Jagdeo and Prime Minister Lester Bird are interviewed. Emma Joseph reports (06:00-08:33)
4. Aruba is off the OECD list of harmful tax havens. Outgoing Prime Minister Henny Eman is interviewed and Geraldine Cockland reports from The Hague (08:34-10:19)
5. So what does the removal of Aruba mean for the wider Caribbean? Director of International Business in Barbados Lynette Eastman is interviewed (10:20-12:19)
6. Trinidad and Tobago gets a good rating in the global corruption survey but the news is less good for the Dominican Republic. Consultant at Transparency International Dr Neville Linton is interviewed (12:20-15:26)