Caribbean Report 21-11-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:19)
2. Representatives of three American firms sign a one off deal with the Cuban government to replenish stocks in wake of Hurricane Michelle. John Kavulich President of US-Cuba Trade and Economic Council discusses the deal (00:20-02:21)
3. The Sugar Association of the Caribbean issues figures showing both production and earnings down by between 12% and 15%. Karl James Chairman of the Association, told the anchor the industry is getting a ‘bum rap’ and should be preserved in much the same way as Tourism (02:22-05:24)
4. Two St. Lucian women are making political history by becoming the first mother and daughter team to contest general elections. Both Mrs. Jacintha Annius-Lee and Esther Lee hope to win adjacent seats for the opposition National Alliance (05:25-08:11)
5. Authorities investigate 10 suspected cases of money laundering in Barbados. Ben Meade reports; Spokesperson for the anti-money laundering authority Guyson Mayers discuss the developments (08:12-10:08)
6. Due to mounting debt, Guyana take steps towards withdrawing from the Caribbean Council of Legal Education which oversees the training of lawyers at the University of the West Indies. Head of the Presidential Secretariat Roger Luncheon explains the situation (10:09-12:11)
7. Former Barbados Prime Minister Sir Harold St. John, says Caribbean countries should tie future support for regional airlines to reaching business alliances in areas of marketing and the purchasing of fuel (12:12-14:18)
8. US Coast Guard aircrafts and vessels continue to search for survivors from a speed boat that capsized in the Florida straits with 30 Cuban migrants onboard (14:19-15:24)