Caribbean Report 09-01-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. Trinidadian Prime Minister is contemplating legal and political action against the country's Head of State. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday is interviewed (00:32-03:51)
3. Authorities in St.Lucia look to an anti-crime commission to halt, stepped up criminal activity. Canadian Visitor Paul Escovitch and ChairmaN of the St. Lucia Tourist Board Desmond Skeete are interviewed (03:52-06:16)
4. Rastafarian in St. Lucia says they do not preach the doctrine of hate despite the constant criticism of religious institutions like the Catholic Church. Head of the Imperial Ethiopian World Federation, Incorporated Peter Isaac known as Peter Ras I is interviewed (06:17-09:13)
5. Grenada's Labour Movement rejects allegations of a plot against the government in St. George's Grenada. President of the Grenada Trade Union Council Derek Allard is interviewed and Lou Smith reports (09:14-10:52)
6. Caribbean and other Commonwealth Countries are no closer to resolving their disagreement with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Prime Minister Pierre Charles says the OECD is hard to please. Prime Minister Pierre Charles is interviewed (10:53-12:00)
7. In Barbados, meanwhile the outgoing President of the Caribbean Development Bank Sir Neville Nicholls has been telling the meeting exactly what is at stake for small poor Caribbean countries with few financial options. Sir Neville Nicholls is interviewed and Bertrand Niles reports (12:01-12:58)
8. American watchdog group, the Committee to Protect Journalist, says twenty-four journalist were killed while doing their job last year. Casualties occurred in Columbia, the most dangerous place for reporters in the Americas. However, none were killed in the Caribbean but several original states received low marks for press freedom. Heading that list is Cuba. Karen Ware reports in Cuba (12:59-15:27)