Caribbean Report 05-12-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Trade unionist in Guyana express satisfaction with the response to their general strike. Colin Smith reports; Norris Witter Head of the General Workers Union shares his view on the developments (00:28-02:49)
3. Jamalco to lay off almost 400 workers from the University and Allied Workers Union after the union agrees to job cuts measures. Union President Dr. Trevor Munroe, however, expresses concern that Jamalco is going much further than what was initially agreed (02:50-06:15)
4. The Canadian government announces that citizens of Grenada and Dominica will now require a visitor’s visa to travel to Canada. The Grenadian government expresses shock by the new developments. Lou smith reports (06:16-08:30)
5. St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad are on alert following reports of a resurgence of the underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny. Deputy Coordinator of the National Emergency Relief Organisation Gloria Thomas, tells the anchor they are monitoring the volcano closely (08:31-10:35)
6. The killing of radio journalist Brignol Lindor raises questions about press freedom in Haiti. Ken Richards reports (10:36-12:15)
7. The British government charges 23 people with drug smuggling offences, after they arrived in London on a flight from Jamaica. Emma Joseph reports (12:16-13:59)
8. The West Indies cricketers prepare for the Tri-Nation one-day series tour of Sri Lanka amid election related violence. Bertram Niles reports (14:00-15:29)