Caribbean Report 21-10-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:35)
2. In Antigua, Taffy Bufton seeks compensation after trial and eviction. Taffy Bufton, Attorney Dane Hamilton and Director of Public Prosection Cosberth Cumberbatch are interviewed and Warren Gordon reports (00:36-05:43)
3. Canadian Court has granted an absolute discharge to Guyana's former Finance Minister Asgar Alli after he pleaded guilty to having a gun in his possession (05:44-06:13)
4. Angry reaction from Cuba's exiles to President Castro's justification of spying. Eight Republican members of the US Congress have written to President Clinton seeking legal action against Fidel Castro. They say the Cuban leader should be punished for his role in the deaths of the four Brothers to the Rescue Members on the plane shot down in 1986 (06:14-09:48)
5. After the arrest of former Augusto Pinochet in London, a New York-based human rights group is stepping up its efforts to have former Haitian paramilitary leader, Emmanuel Constant, deported from the US. Attorney Michael Ratner reports (09:49-13:44)
6. The European Union reacted strongly to threats of sanctions by the United States in the long running trade dispute over banana imports. Claire Adoo reports (13:45-15:21)