Caribbean Report 28-09-1999

Table of Contents
1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:00 - 00:35)
1. Top executives of Caribbean based airline LIAT are considering the report of a British aviation consultancy firm Speedwing on measures which need to be taken to turn around the debt ridden airline. Recommendations include job cuts and replacement of key managers. LIAT employs about 1,000 employee. Robin Yearwood Antigua/Barbuda Transport Minister comments on financial losses (30 million EC dollars) incurred. LIAT Board member Roderick Thornton discusses rationalization, restructuring and job cuts, new routes and infusion of private capital. Orin Gordon and Tony Fraser report (00:36 – 05:30)
3. Caribbean representatives at a Special UN session discuss the problem of small states and protection of their interests. Trinidad and Tobago Foreign Minister Ralph Maraj comments on the narcotics trade and threats posed to security of small island states. Haitian Foreign Minister Fritz Longchamp discusses natural disasters hurricanes and volcanoes . New Zealand Foreign Minister Don McKinnon champions small states by sharing how assistance can be procured from developed countries. Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo will receive extended debt relief packages. Andrew Walker reports (05:31 – 11:40)
4. Two bomb explosions in Dominican Republic in the capital Santo Domingo linked to a spate of blackouts currently being experienced in the country. Jean Michel Caroit reports on threats to national security and electricity hikes (11:41 – 13: 22)
5. Debbie Ransome reports on the British judiciary orchestrated moves to appear more accessible to the public. Robert Sayers Law Society President comments on the role of women in the judiciary and revamping outdated system (13:23 – 15:28)