Caribbean Report 02-01-2003

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorNiles, Bertram (anchor)
dc.contributor.authorMeade, Ben (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorBlann, Susie (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Conrad (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Peter (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorCoid, Jeremy (speaker)
dc.contributor.authorWickham, Peter (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Baldwin (speaker)
dc.contributor.authorDan, George (speaker)
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Tony (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have recaptured four of five murder convicts who made a dramatic escape from a maximum security prison in Ponce. Police are continuing their search for the remaining prisoner. Ben Meade reports (00:27-02:19)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. The murder rate in Jamaica showed a modest seven percent decline in 2002 but the government still deems the figure of one thousand and forty-five murders unacceptable. National Security Minister Dr. Peter Phillips says anti-crime measures will be stepped up country-wide in 2003. Conrad Hamilton reports (02:20-04:09en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. In Britain researchers are calling for an independent inquiry into the country’s justice system after finding that people of African and Caribbean origin are more likely to be sent to prison. Professor Jeremy Coid who led the study said blacks are more likely to receive imprisonment, even though it’s their first offence (04:10-04:47)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. In 2002 there were general elections in three Caribbean nations, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica where the governing parties stayed in office and the Bahamas where there was a change of government. Although no elections are scheduled in 2003, Peter Wickham tells Bertram Niles why Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur is likely to call one (04:48-08:30)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Cable and Wireless which is battling new telecoms' competition in the Caribbean wants to add another forty to the one hundred and forty already laid off in Jamaica. Meanwhile Barbados is the latest Caribbean market where a battle for telecoms' share is looming. Susie Blann reports (08:31-10:10)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents7. Government and opposition leaders in Venezuela are due to re-start negotiations to end the country’s political crisis. They are awaiting the arrival of the official mediator, the Secretary General of the OAS, César Gaviria. The goal of the Opposition's national strike is to force the Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez out of office (10:11-10:46)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents8. Antigua’s Opposition Leader, Baldwin Spencer reacts to an offer from Prime Minister, Lester Bird for a bi-partisan approach to some burning national issues by saying that the latter’s agenda needs to be broadened and include issues like electoral reform, a matter on which both sides are currently at odds (10:47-12:07)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents9. In Britain, secret files released by the public record office show the husband of Queen Elizabeth casting doubt on the granting of independence to seven Caribbean colonies. In 1965, Prince Phillip told then British Prime Minister Harold Wilson that under British protection the islands could become viable and even prosperous (12:08-12:49)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents10. One story type that is not being highlighted by Caribbean media is the existence of wide-spread child labour. A study sponsored by the International Labour Organisation Office in Port of Spain finds that child labour exists in this region in its worst form, child prostitution. This Tony Fraser report includes Dr. Dan's appeal to the media (12:50-14:50)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents11. A fifteen year old British schoolboy is at the half-way mark in his bid to become the youngest person to sail across the Atlantic Ocean single-handedly. Seb Clover is racing his father Ian in the head to head solo race from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Antigua, a three thousand mile journey (14:51-15:06)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents12. In closing, the people of Saint Kitts and Nevis are winding down their annual Carnival celebrations. The final parade of bands is taking place in its capital, Basseterre (15:07-15:32)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 32 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEscaped prisoners -- Puerto Ricoen_US
dc.subject.lcshMurder -- Jamaicaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCriminal justice, Administration of -- Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshBlacks -- Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshElections -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshTelecommunication -- Employeesen_US
dc.subject.lcshTelecommunication -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPresidents -- Venezuelaen_US
dc.subject.lcshDemonstrations -- Venezuelaen_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitical leadership -- Antigua and Barbudaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCaribbean Area -- Colonial influenceen_US
dc.subject.lcshGreat Britain -- Colonies -- Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshChild labor -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshChild prostitution -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCarnival -- Saint Kitts and Nevisen_US
dc.subject.lcshSailing -- Records -- Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.lcshChávez Frías, Hugoen_US
dc.subject.lcshCable and Wireless, ltd.en_US
dc.subject.otherCaribbean diaspora -- Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.otherAfrican diaspora -- Great Britainen_US
dc.subject.otherCable & Wireless Jamaica Limiteden_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 02-01-2003
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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