Caribbean Report 28-07-2003



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Bermuda will soon have a new Premier. Former Works Minister William Alexander Scott will replace Jennifer Smith who led the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) to a second successive term in office. Mr. Scott is interviewed (00:28-04:00)
3. A Commonwealth team arrives in Antigua and Barbuda to observe voter registration for the upcoming elections. The mission led by the Chief Elections Officer of Belize will monitor and conduct specific activities and procedures (04:01-04:28)
4. St. Lucian Prime Minister Kenny Anthony calls on the legal and political opposition to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to act responsibly. Tony Fraser reports on CCJ support from the PM as well as from Sir Dennis Byron (04:29-06:41)
5. A Migration Policy Institute report shows that one sixth of the armed forces in the US are Caribbean born. Those who sign up to serve can become a US citizen in just ten months. More from the compiler, Elizabeth Grieco (06:42-08:16)
6. The European Commission considers as unfortunate President Fidel Castro's threat to refuse European humanitarian aid. The EU recently criticised Cuba’s human rights record (08:17-11:14)
7. Anti-globalization campaigners hold protests in Montreal before the start of a meeting of World Trade Organization ministers. Andrew Walker reports on the pre-event to the WTO summit in September (11:15-12:41)
8. David Commissiong believes that the International Criminal Court would be heavily weighted against developing countries in tackling war crimes and crimes against humanity. The idea for the Court is attributed to former Trinidad and Tobago President, A.N.R. Robinson (12:42-15:34)