Caribbean Report 15-10-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:23)
2. Caricom tries to bail out the ailing tourism industry with a cash injection. Director General of the Caribbean Hotel Association John Bell is interviewed (00:24-03:28)
3. New electoral alliances are being discussed ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's elections, the second in one year. President A.N.R. Robinson dissolved parliament on Friday. Former People's National Movement Finance Minister Wendell Mottley has signalled that he is bringing into the ring a completely new political organisation. Derek Ramsamooj is a political analyst and consultant with the Caribbean Development Syndicate was asked "Who is in charge of the United National Congress, Basdeo Panday or Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj?" Opposition Leader Patrick Manning, Former Finance Minister Wendell Mottley and Political Analyst Derek Ramsamooj are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports (03:29-08:25)
4. St. Lucia's opposition alliance splits amidst speculation about a December poll. Former Minister George Odlum, Sir John Compton, Sir John's elected deputy Dr. Merlina Joseph are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (08:26-11:20)
5. Talks aim at resolving Haiti's political crisis collapse once again. Convergence spokesman Ariel Henry and Journalist Rico Dupri are interviewed. Ken Richards reports (11:21-13:26)
6. The Netherlands, Antilles and Aruba are to work together to intensify the fight against terrorism in the wake of the attacks on the United States. Geraldine Cockland reports (13:27-15:21)