Caribbean Report 09-07-2002



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:31)
2. In Dominica, the members of the public sector union demonstrate in Roseau, the capital, against the government's budget cuts. Ben Meade reports hundreds of public servants match in rainy conditions to the government headquarters protesting a range of taxes introduced in the national budget. Sonia Williams, President of Public Service Union, Dominica is interviewed (00:32-04:40)
3. Dominica is one of the islands in the OECS whose economic problems have been causing concern in the sub-region. Ben Meade reports and interviews Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (04:41-06:48)
4. On the Dutch and French island of St. Maarten, the police are conducting investigations into a daylight robbery of two armed courier vehicles. Neal Newness, BBC correspondent reports (06:49-08:17)
5. Violent protest broke out on the streets of Georgetown, Guyana when the Caricom Head of Government Summit is being held. The protest included an attack on the office of the President of Guyana (08:18-10:42)
6. In Georgetown, Guyana, nineteen persons appear before a Magistrate charged with a number of offences stemming from the attack on the Office of President Bhatt Jagdeo. Ralph Trotman, Member of Parliament and Attorney at law is interviewed (10:43-13:19)
7. In Trinidad and Tobago, former Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj threatens to take out a court order to force Prime Minister Patrick Manning to hold an election no later than the end of September. Tony Fraser reports and interviews former Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj and head of Team Unity (13:20-15:17)