Caribbean Report 19-05-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Keith Stone Greaves (00:00-00:28)
2. At the WTO conference, Cuba's President Fidel Castro expresses his anger at the EU-US agreement on the controversial Helms-Burton law. Marc Thiessen comments on whether there would be amendments to the bill (00:29-04:29)
3. Another trade deal up for discussion at the WTO conference is that of Caribbean bananas. Dominica's Prime Minister Edison James comments on what he expected from the meeting (04:30-06:25)
4. The Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Dwight Venner spoke publicly for the first time about the recent bank heist at the Barclays Bank in the abandoned Montserrat capital of Plymouth (06:26-09:24)
5. In Dominican Republic, the landslide victory of opposition Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (PRD) or the Dominican Revolutionary Party could spell the end of the veteran politician Joaquin Balaguer's political career. Jean-Michel Caroit reflects on the long career of Joaquin Balaguer (09:25-10:45)
6. In just under one month, the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will go to the polls as Prime Minister James Mitchell announced June 15th as the election day. Interview with Kendell Morgan on whether people are ready for these elections (10:46-13:15)
7. The Commonwealth Games scheduled to take place in Malaysia in four months will go ahead as planned despite threats from economic and environmental problems. Harry Peart reports (13:16-15:10)