Caribbean Report 08-07-2002



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Caricom leaders agree that the Caribbean Court of Justice will be set up next year. Mia Mottley, Barbados, Attorney General opines that the court signals a next step in political integration in the region. However, the financial aspects of the court are under concern. In addition, Haiti is accepted as the 15th member of the community. Bertrand Niles reports and interviews Mia Mottley, Barbados Attorney General as well as Barbados Prime Minister Keith Mitchell (00:31-05:35)
3. In Dominica, there is growing uncertainty ahead of planned demonstrations by the island public service union against the government 2002 budget. Ken Richards reports and interview Lennox Honeychurch, historian and Compton Bourne, President, Caribbean Development Bank (05:36-08:05)
4. Farmers in the Windward Islands may soon be able to market their produce in Britain. Windward Islands Banana Development and Export Company (WIBDECO) is in talks with the United Kingdom supermarket chain Sainsbury's to look at the possibility of products other than bananas being sold in stores. Bernard Cornibert, CEO of (WIBDECO) is interviewed (08:06-10:55)
5. In Barbados, a group of businessmen are planning to purchase the Arawak Cement Company owned by Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL). TCL is the target of a take-over by CEMEX, a Mexican company. Clifton Maynard, Executive Director, Barbados Manufacturers Association is interviewed (10:56-13:19)
6. With the increase in police killing in Jamaica, the Police Commissioner has set up an investigative team as part of the plan to track down cop killers. Natalie Williams reports (13:20-14:51)
7. There is mounting pressure in Trinidad and Tobago, President Arthur Robinson to revoke the appointment of Patrick Manning as Prime Minister (14:52-15:29)