Caribbean Report 01-07-2002



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Four death row prisoners who are on murder charges and who were read their death warrants were granted a stay of execution in Barbados until July, 26. Andrew Pilgrim, lawyer for the prisoners is interviewed by Ben Meade (00:28-03:18)
3. Federal court ruling in New York, United States affirms that the death penalty is unconstitutional and violates defendants’ constitutional rights. The Federal government in Washington is expected to appeal the 28 page ruling of New York, Judge Jed Rakoff. BBC correspondent, Jane Stanley reports from New York (03:19-04:37)
4. CARICOM Heads of Government conference agenda attracts criticism from two regional Heads of Government. The agenda is said to be repetitive and ignores the special circumstances of some member states. Colin Smith reports and interviews Edwin Carrington, Secretary General of CARICOM and Dr. Rudy Salandy, Foreign Minister, Guyana (04:38-06:59)
5. The United States of America does not support of the world’s first International Criminal Court (ICC) on the grounds that it infringes United States sovereignty. Karen Weir reports (07:00-09:02)
6. Aruba imposes visa restrictions on Jamaican nationals. Neil Nunes, BBC correspondent reports (09:03-11:15)
7. A national momentum to slavery is established in Amsterdam. The Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands attends the ceremony. Geraldine Cockling, BBC correspondent reports (11:16-13:02)
8. Montserrat secures a position as the “seller dwellers” of world football. Keith Stone-Greaves, BBC sports reporter in Montserrat is interviewed (13:03-15:33)