Caribbean Report 04-07-2001

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1. Leaders of the Caricom Summit in the Bahamas have begun talks on issues ranging from trade to aid and the single market and the economy. Also, on the extensive agenda is the ongoing crisis in Haiti, the drug trade and the creation of a Caribbean Court of Justice. Prime Minister Owen Arthur, Incoming Chairman Hubert Ingraham and Vincentian Leader Ralph Gonsalves are interviewed. Ken Richards reports (00:00-03:05)
2. Not so many years ago Prime Minister of Dominica Dame Eugenia Charles was a member of the Caricom Summit Club. She has since surveyed the state of the integration movement from her retirement home. Also, on the Caricom agenda is the issue of offshore tax havens and the OECDS said today they would extend the deadline by which offshore centres must eliminate what it calls harmful tax practices. OECD Spokesman Nicholas Bray and Dame Eugenia Charles are interviewed (03:06-08:56)
3. One man who will welcome the news of a delay is the Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon he has long been arguing that Small Island States should not be dictated to by the OECD. Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon is interviewed (08:57-10:23)
4. Guyana's main opposition party has described the police claim linking them to organised crime as outrageous and dangerous. Executive Member of the PNC Raphael Trotman is interviewed and Colin Smith reports from Georgetown (10:24-12:23)
5. More news on the Caricom Summit from Ken Richards who is covering the Summit in Nassau, the Bahamas (12:24-15:02)