Caribbean Report 16-06-1998



Table of Contents

1. In St. Vincent, the victory in the polls was an unprecedented fourth for Sir James Mitchell, albeit with a one seat majority. However, Opposition ULP Leader Vincent Beache is calling for fresh elections citing fraud and bribery (00:00-04:59)
2. In Trinidad and Tobago deep concerns have emerged over falling oil prices. Energy Minister Finbar Ganga comments on the issue (05:00-06:49)
3. The leaders of the OECS are clamouring for entry into the Inter-American Development Bank and have been asking all Caribbean nations and friends in the Western hemisphere to help them in their fight. Dwight Venner comments on why this is important (06:50-08:36)
4. In Guyana talks on constitutional reform are yet to proceed between the governing PPP and opposition PNC. Frank Narine comments on whether the PNC have forfeited their seats in Parliament (08:37-12:10)
5. A postmortem into Jamaica's Reggae Boyz 3-1 defeat in their first ever World Cup match against Croatia is continuing ahead of the team's clash with Argentina. Simon Crosskill reports that for the majority of fans across the Caribbean it was too much to take (12:11-14:24)