Caribbean Report 06-11-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Large areas of Cuba are without electricity, gas and water two days after Hurricane Michelle hit the island (00:27-03:11)
3. A weakened Hurricane Michelle batters the islands of the Bahamas causing extensive flooding in the southern half of New Providence and Main Island (03:12-05:28)
4. The Government of Bermuda discontinues tropical storm warnings for Michelle (05:29-05:37)
5. In Guyana at least 400 families of the Cane Grove village left their homes to escape rising water due to a breach in a dam. Ravi Narine, Chairman of the Drainage and Irrigation Board of the region comments on the issue (05:38- 07:38)
6. The St. Lucian Parliament meet amidst widespread speculation that this would be the last sitting before the general elections (07:41-07:58)
7. Horst Kohler Head of the International Monetary Fund says that the IMF is not on a witch hunt of off shore financial centers in the Caribbean (07:59-08:18)
8. The rich nations group under the Paris based financial action task force approves new anti-money laundering measures. Calvin Wilson, Executive Director of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force comments (8:19-9:42)
9. Larry Birns, Director of the Council for Hemispheric Affairs says the diplomatic rift between Venezuela and the United States has implications for the Caribbean (9:43-12:48)
10. The people of New York vote in elections for a successor to the city’s Mayor (12:49-13:19)
11. Delegates at Climate Change talks in Morocco try to agree on the last details of the Kyoto Protocol (13:20-15:27)