Caribbean Report 20-10-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:24)
2. In Antigua, the man Taffy Bufton accused of shooting Vere Bird, Jr walks free. Michael Roberts reports from St. John's Antigua (00:25-03:08)
3. Bermuda sets a short campaign in the countdown to November general elections. George Rushe reports (03:09-04:42)
4. Jamaica police say that they believe that a breakdown in a Kingston gang truce led to the death of three people at a weekend football game (04:43-05:19)
5. Guyana's former Finance Minister Asgar Alli who was arrested last Tuesday at Pearson's International Airport in Toronto after a gun was found in his briefcase is due to appear in court tomorrow. Daryl Dean reports from Toronto (05:20-06:09)
6. St. Lucia's Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says increased British help has led to a larger crackdown in drug trafficking in airports in both countries. Meanwhile, Guyana's peace process and the regional clean up job after Hurricane George are at the top of the agenda at the CARICOM's Bureau which meets tomorrow. Prime Minster Kenny Anthony is interviewed (06:10-09:52)
7. Meanwhile, Guyana celebrates the Hindu Festival of Lights, Divali, in a mood far removed from the racial tensions which followed last December's general elections. Colin Smith reports (09:53-11:52)
8. Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating Divali. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday is interviewed (11:53-15:19)