Caribbean Report 01-06-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Electra Naysmith (00:00-00:26)
2. Amnesty International has criticised the government of Trinidad and Tobago over its decision to opt out of the American Convention on Human Rights. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday defended his government's policy on hanging (00:27-05:08)
3. Amnesty International has taken the case against the death penalty to the annual summit of the OAS but Cuba will take precedence on the issues to be tackled (05:09-05:42)
4. The two main political parties in Guyana are publicly pledging to respect the findings of a review into the country's controversial elections. Colin Smith reports the outcome of the review can be known as early as tomorrow (05:43-07:48)
5. There have been sharp political exchanges in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the run up to the general elections on the 15th of this month. Mike Finley reports on whether the politicians have breached a newly agreed code of conduct (07:49-09:40)
6. The Prime Minister of St. Kitts/Nevis, Denzil Douglas has appealed to fellow nationals in Canada to speak out on the island's future as the St. Kitts/Nevis Constitutional Commission holds a series of meetings on the issue of constitutional reform there later this month (09:41-12:29)
7. On the 21st June, 1948 just under 500 West Indians arrived in South England in the first large scale immigration to Britain. Interviews with passengers on the Empire Windrush reminiscing about their journey to Britain 50 years ago (12:30-14:35)
8. Recap of top stories (14:36-15:10)