Caribbean Report 30-01-1997

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In this report, Cuba has rejected a US State Department report which says that human rights on the island have deteriorated. Next, the Haitian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic says that Haiti is concerned about what it considers to be the summary deportation of Haitians from the neighbouring mainland. Next, the constitution of Trinidad and Tobago does not bar former politicians from becoming Head of States. However, the issue of whether former Prime Minister, A.N.R. Robinson should become Head of State is heating up, as those oppose to it say he is too steep in politics to be impartial. Next, new Secretary General of the UN, Angela King, says that she anticipates her new role at the UN will continue to focus on the advancement of women. Following, as the European nations launch their year against racism, it is being said it is the first time that European institutions would engage in action to combat racism.
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1. Headlines (00:00-00:34)
2. Cuba defends the breakup of its chief pro-democracy movement and rejects the US report criticizing Havana's human rights record. Miguel Alfonso is interviewed. Tom Gibb reports from Havana (00:35-04:03)
3. Haiti says the summary deportation of illegal workers from the Dominican Republic is inhumane. Michael Norton reports (04:04-06:50)
4. The issue in Trinidad and Tobago is whether former President A.N.R. Robinson become president? Camille Robinson and Nizam Mohammed are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports from Port of Spain (06:51-09:04)
5. Jamaica's Angela King, says that she anticipates her new role at the UN will continue to focus on the advancement of women. Warren Gordon interviews Angela King (09:05-12:56)
6. Europe's Year Against Racism is launched. Vince Hines, Black European Commission Development Federation and Ann-Marie Vincent are interviewed (12:57-15:22)
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