Caribbean Report 10-01-2002



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Basdeo Panday has been defending his position of officially rejecting the job of Opposition Leader. Panday has refused to recognise the government of Patrick Manning. Panday states that he will be pressing for fresh elections and stresses that he did not break any agreement (00:30-03:52)
3. Officials of the New York City Board of Education state that they will put a cap or limit on the number of teachers to be recruited since they have been accused of plundering Jamaica's best and brightest. Leslie Goffe reports on this new round of recruitment (03:53-06:14)
4. Garry Cullen, CEO of LIAT has been defending the company's record of working with other regional airlines. This follows claims by rival air carrier Caribbean Star that LIAT declined their offer of complimentary services on certain routes (06:15-09:44)
5. There is concern in the Netherlands that the authorities are failing to cope with the extent of drug trafficking to and from its Caribbean territories. Geraldine Coughlan reports on the shortage of prison accommodations which see the authorities releasing some drug traffickers (09:45-11:33)
6. The US military continues their preparations to detain Taliban and Al Qaeda prisoners at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay. Emma Joseph reports as Cuban living nearby are asking questions about it (11:34-12:53)
7. The West Indies Cricket Board is defending the decision to switch the Test and One Day series against Pakistan to Sharjah in the Gulf. There are questions of how prepared the West Indies will be to face a strong Pakistani side. Orin Gordon speaks to Michael Hall, Head of Cricketing Operations (12:54-15:20)