Caribbean Report 23-10-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. Federal and local agents search three Arab owned supermarkets in the U.S. Virgin Islands in what they described as an on going probe. Shawn Grell reports (00:57-03:36)
3. Disappointment in Jamaica that Foreign Trade Minister Anthony Hilton is being moved to another post. Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies Sir Neville Duncan is interviewed (03:37-07:07)
4. One day after the World Trade Organisation confirmed that its ministerial meeting in Qatar will go ahead next month developing countries have appealed for their interest to be put at the top of the World Trade agenda. Director General Mike Moore is interviewed and Bertrand Niles reports (07:08-08:36)
5. Member countries of the International Tax and Investment Organisation say that they are committed to an initiative to strengthen financial anti-terrorism mechanism. They made that pledge following the September 11th 2001 attacks on the United States. International Tax Investment Organisation Director Lynette Eastmond is interviewed (08:37-11:45)
6. The Supreme Court in the Netherlands has rejected the appeal of Suriname's former Military Leader Desi Bouterse against his conviction for drug trafficking. Geraldine Cockland reports (11:46-13:33)
7. West Indies accept Sri Lankans safety guarantees as the upcoming tour is on. Orin Gordon reports (13:34-14:52)
8. British Home Secretary David Blunkett has said that possession of cannabis should no longer be an arrestable offense in the United Kingdom (14:53-15:47)