Caribbean Report 02-03-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:34)
2. As CARICOM leaders met at an Intersessional Meeting in Grenada, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell made it clear that it was not a talk shop. Lew Smith reports that Guyana and free trade was at the top of the agenda (00:35-04:45)
3. A move to privatize St. Lucia's banana industry has created deep divisions among local farmers. Pete Ninvalle reports that this could result in two rival private companies representing the farmers' interests (04:46-07:24)
4. The Vatican has established diplomatic links with Guyana as Archbishop Eugenio Sbarbaro presented his credentials to the President. Cheryl Miles comments that the Caribbean has gained a major lobbist in Europe in terms of CARICOM trade interests (07:25-09:47)
5. Billions of dollars in lost treasure could be unearthed as the Cuban government and two Canadian firms strike a deal. Visa Gold Resources and Holmers Gold Mines have been allowed to escavate the Havana habour area (09:48-12:46)
6. In cricket, the series is now 2-1 for the Windies as England is all out for 137 runs. CARICOM Chairman Keith Mitchell is calling on other regional leaders for greater regional commitment to West Indies cricket (12:47-14:50)
7. Recap of top stories (14:51-15:14)