Caribbean Report 31-03-1999

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreaves, Keith Stone (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorLestrade, Swinburne (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorNinvalle, Pete (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorMaharaj, Ramesh Lawrence (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorBurns, Larry (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorGoffe, Leslie (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorYoung, Richard (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorRichards, Ken (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorLara, Brian (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorWaugh, Steve (interviewee)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:28)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Saint Lucia Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony denounces the poor state of the organisation finances and identifies defaulting countries. He pledges to discontinue financial support for the OECS Secretariat. OECS Director General Swinburne Lestrade responds by elaborating on plans to rebuild the image of the Secretariat in face of the crisis and expresses confidence that defaulting countries will take steps to pay outstanding debts. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:29 – 05:14)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj reviews procedures to ratify the statute of the international court. Trinidad and Tobago is the second country to sign the accord which was formalised in a meeting held in Rome last year . Senegal is the first country to ratify the accord. Maharaj discusses the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the former British territories (05:15 – 07:28)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. The World trade Organization (WTO) fails to appoint a new Director General to succeed Renato Ruggiero of Italy. There are two nominees contesting the position and the organization will continue to meet and come to a consensus on its new leader (07: 29 – 08:01)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. One of the world’s biggest banana producing companies Chiquita is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. Larry Burns, the Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, a Washington think-tank speaks on Chiquita dark history. Spokesperson for the Economic Strategy Institute, a conservative Think Tank in Washington contends that Chiquita will be the losers in the current banana war having lost its credibility in the ongoing dispute. BBC Leslie Garth reports (08: 02 - 10:09)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Two senior journalists Louis Daniel and Horace Helps dismissed by management of the Sun Newspaper in Antigua has indicated that they intend to fight the matter in court. The two journalists received letters charging that they were guilty of misconduct and breach of contract of employment. The conflict began with the paper’s perceived interference in changing articles and headlines ahead of the March 9 elections to reflect support for Prime Minister Lester Bird political party (10: 10 - 10:58)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents7. Trinidad and Tobago appears to be leading the rest of Caribbean in ensuring that the country is 2000 compliant and able to avoid the Millennium bug. Computers and systems are reported to be in shape to avoid systems crash and collapse on the eve of the Millennium. Richard Young head of a government appointed team on Millennium comments on major private sector response to combatting system failure. The public sector has been slow to respond (10: 59 - 12: 07)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents8. The West Indies team cricket bounced back after winning the second test against Australia. Ken Richards reports on the match winning performance of Brian Lara. Brian Lara speaks on the victory and work of the cricket team. Australia captain Steve Waugh comments on his team losing the match (12: 08 - 15: 26)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 26 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshO.E.C.S. (Organization)en_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational Court of Justiceen_US
dc.subject.lcshHomosexuality -- Great Britain -- Coloniesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHomosexuality -- Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshWorld Trade Organizationen_US
dc.subject.lcshBanana industry -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBanana industry -- Latin Americaen_US
dc.subject.lcshChiquita Brands Internationalen_US
dc.subject.lcshPress -- Antiguaen_US
dc.subject.lcshFreedom of the press -- Antiguaen_US
dc.subject.lcshYear 200 date conversion (Computer systems)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCricket -- Tournaments -- West Indiesen_US
dc.subject.lcshCricket -- Tournaments -- Australiaen_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 31-03-1999en_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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