Caribbean Report 30-11-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. St. Lucians go into a final week of campaign activity ahead of December 3rd general elections. Pete Ninvalle reports; comments from the spokesperson of the United Workers Party and Kenny Anthony (00:29-03:00)
3. In an interview Richard Peterkin partner at the St. Lucia office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, told the anchor that despite some positive economic growth in the country it was going through a difficult period (03:01-04:39)
4. Electoral reform takes place in Antigua, but the opposition United Progressive Party says it still has concerns over broadcast time and campaign funding. The anchor posed questions to Prime Minister Lester Bird on the concerns expressed by UPP leader Baldwin Spencer (04:40-09:00)
5. Guyana becomes a beneficiary to the Caracas Energy Cooperation Agreement, under which Venezuela offers oil at special concessionary rates to less developed countries in Latin American and the Caribbean. Foreign Minister Rudy Insanally spoke on the new developments; Colin Smith reports (09:01-10:46)
6. The Netherlands Antilles and Aruba have extended their entry visa requirements as part of the international fight against terrorism. Geraldine Coughlan reports (10:47-12:34)
7. The Haitian opposition party claims that armed supporters of President Jean Bertrand Aristide are targeting protestors, as violent clashes escalate in Haiti as one man is killed and another injured. Opposition leader of the Christian Movement for a New Haiti, Luc Mesadieu shares his view on the developments. Michael Norton reports that the case in Haiti is not as out of control as it may seem (12:35-15:28)