Caribbean Report 23-02-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Keith Stone Greaves (00:00-00:24)
2. Guyana's President Janet Jagan speaks at the annual Mashramani celebrations and appeals for reduced political tensions. The opposition party, the People's National Congress (PNC) has announced a boycott of the first sitting of Parliament. Senior lecturer, Neville Duncan comments on the PNC's decision (00:25-03:59)
3. Bermuda's Premier Pamela Gordon comments on the pressure from the UK government to introduce firmer financial controls for offshore banking in its overseas territories. George Rush reports on the situation (04:00-06:00)
4. The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) held its fourth meeting in Guatemala to discuss raising its profile as well as trade and tourism issues(06:01-07:16)
5. Tornadoes ripped through Central Florida killing two dozen people and destroying hundreds of homes. Malcolm Brabant interviews residents affected by the tornadoes (07:17-09:04)
6. A CIA report into the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961 has finally been released. Electra Naysmith comments on the report and interviews Steve Cameron, National Security Advisor for USA Today (09:05-10:40)
7. Reports on Carnival from St. Lucia, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago. Tony Fraser reports on the parade of the bands and the steel bands in Trinidad. Pete Ninvalle reports from the streets of Castries in St. Lucia and Ken Richards comments on Carnival celebrations in Dominica (10:41-15:22)