Caribbean Report 05-07-2001



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Caricom leaders are going into retreat as cracks begin to appear in their strategy for a closer union. Also, President Jean-Bertrand Aristide has been updating Caricom leaders on efforts to resolve his country's political crisis. It is the second time in nine years that the Bahamas is hosting a Caricom Summit and its Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham is the incoming chairman. Did Bahamians show any interest in the Summit? News Editor of the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas Jerome Sawyer is interviewed and Ken Richards reports (00:29-05:37)
3. Caricom leaders met with representatives from the non-governmental sector yesterday. Caribbean Congress of Labour George Depena urges leaders to allow labour movements to play a greater role at future Caricom Summits. Members of civil society may get a better reception at the next Association of Caribbean States Summit in December. Venezuela would be the next venue. Caribbean Congress of Labour George Depena and General Secretary of the Association of Caribbean States Norman Girvan are interviewed. Emma Joseph reports (05:38-08:05)
4. Director General of the World Trade Organisation Mike Moore has urged business and governments to support a new round of global trade talks (08:06-08:37)
5. British Colony of Anguilla is set to review its constitution. Wycliffe Richardson reports from Anguilla (08:38-10:43)
6. Jamaican government is again insisting that it took the best possible advice in awarding a work contract to a French company under investigations at home for alleged financial irregularities. Transport and Works Minister Dr Peter Phillips is interviewed (10:44-14:53)
7. Former West Indies pacer Curtly Ambrose is bowled over at the altar (14:54-15:21)