Caribbean Report 09-03-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:32)
2. After a fire at three emergency shelters in Montserrat, the British government has agreed to cover the cost of compensation. Chief Minister David Brandt comments on the issue (00:33-02:22)
3. In Guyana, the political acrimony continues as leaders of the two main political parties are set to meet face-to-face. Colin Smith reports on the terms of the CARICOM brokered accord (02:23-04:24)
4. The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal begins hearing arguments in the case relating to Antigua's controversial Guiana Island hotel development project. Ken Richards reports (04:25-05:55)
5. British tour operators could be facing claims from holiday makers who did not enjoy their stay at 50 hotels in the Dominican Republic. Holiday Travelwatch Brenda Wall comments on the legal action (05:56-08:36)
6. International Women's Day celebrations this year focus on violence against women. Marty Radlett of Panos Institute speaks on gender violence (08:37-10:29)
7. Representatives of 54 nations of the Commonwealth gather for a special mass at Westminster Abbey to mark the occasion of Commonwealth Day. The theme of this year observance is "Sports brings us together" (10:30-11:52)
8. The Kensington Oval, Barbados will host the 5th West Indies-England Test. Hendy Davis, the head groundsman comments on the state of the pitch and West Indies cricket (11:53-14:24)
9. Recap of top stories (14:25-15:05)