Caribbean Report 14-01-2002



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. One US Republican defends the transfer of Afghan prisoners to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (00:29-04:11)
3. Antigua’s enquiry into its medical benefits scheme unearths a litany of corruption (04:12-07:37)
4. The Dutch Government is drumming up support for its fight against drugs in the Caribbean, by offering to pay for increased surveillance in the Netherland Antilles (07:38-09:02)
5. In Curacao police investigate the death of a passenger suspected of swallowing pellets filled with cocaine (09:03-09:29)
6. There are mixed responses in Trinidad to a proposal by CARICOM to intervene in the political tensions in the twin-island republic (09:30-11:55)
7. The presidents of Haiti and the Dominican Republic are scheduled to meet amid tensions in the latter country caused by its refusal to turn over a man accused of plotting a coup in Haiti. Orin Gordon reports (11:56-13:07)
8. Millions of African Americans, charged higher rates than whites for insurance, are about to get a very big pay-off (13:08-14:51)