Caribbean Report 03-12-1997



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. With just ten campaigning days left before general elections in Guyana there appears to be a mood of apathy in the country especially among young people and the political parties. Youth Leader Michael Wiggins is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (00:32-03:05)
3. One day after the flare-up of electoral violence in Jamaica, there are concerns over the possibility of a bloody campaign. Earl Moxam reports (03:06-05:47)
4. Guyana's Foreign Ministry protested detention by Suriname of Guyanese fishermen. Debbie Ransome reports (05:48-07:23)
5. Molwyn Joseph, former Antiguan Finance Minister has been reappointed to the cabinet after being out of government for more than a year (07:24-07:45)
6. The role of television in the Caribbean has again been in focus following a recent United Nations conference to promote the positive side of television; for in regions like the Caribbean the influence of television has been anything but positive. Contributions from Kofi Annan of the United Nations, Clifton Dunn, Policy Analyst from the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication and Louise Gayle, Jamaica Super Supreme Television. E. Smith reports (07:46-11:32)
7. Police in Puerto Rico have arrested several people in connection with the discovery of a ton of cocaine seized on Tuesday. The cocaine is believed to have originated in Columbia (11:33-12:01)
8. Wasim Akram says the West Indies are still a very good side but they are just not motivated. In addition, there is anticipation ahead of tomorrow's World Cup footmall draw in the French city of Marseille and Jamaica is getting some unflattering attention. Pakistan Cricketer Wasim Akram, Cricket Commentator Michael Holding are interviewed and Moya Thomas reports (12:02-15:27)