Caribbean Report 16-08-1999

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorGibb, Tom (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Colin (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorNimvalle, Pete (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorde Caires, David (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorBrandt, David (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorAndrew, Kimberly (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:28)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. The Democratic leader in the US senate Tom Daschle led a high level team in discussions with Cuban President Fidel Castro. His office will release a statement which highlights humanitarian issues and cooperative efforts in the fight against drugs. This meeting is viewed in political quarters as a sign that the US is changing its policies against the communist country. Tom Gibb reports on the bilateral talks (00:29 – 03:05)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. St. Lucian Prime Minister Kenny Anthony will visit Guyana this week to hold talks with newly installed president Bharrat Jagdeo. This visit follows a mandate issued by the CARICOM region for Mr. Anthony to take a lead role in resolving differences between the main political parties in Guyana. In the past months these differences have led to widespread protests by all sectors. Mr. Anthony in his role as Minister in CARICOM with oversight over Guyana will also address the ongoing issue of the brief departure in office of Prime Minster Sam Hinds to facilitate the installation of Jagdeo as President. Colin Smith reports (03:06 – 06:03)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. Cable and Wireless has announced significant cuts in the cost of making overseas calls within some of its major Caribbean networks. Cuts have been signaled at a time when there are ongoing talks about the wider role of the wireless provider in the Eastern Caribbean and an end to its monopoly. Effectively three major price cuts in international calls and telecommunication costs will become effective from October 1999. Pete Nimvalle reports from St. Lucia (06:04 – 7:50)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. David de Caires editor of the Starbroek newspaper in an interview with Orin Gordon discusses Guyana’s constitution and the opposition parties reaction to the appointment of Bharrat Jagdeo as the new Prime Minister following the resignation of Janet Jagan (07:51 – 09:45)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents6. Montserrat Chief Minister David Brandt comments favorably on the appointment of Dominican born Patricia Janet Scotland as British Minister for Overseas Territories and calls on the newly appointed Minister to institute oversight of an independent budget and more financial aid to dependent territories including Montserrat. Ms. Scotland who is also barrister at law will take up the appointment later this month and is scheduled to meet with leaders of overseas territories (09:46 – 12:27)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents7. Cuban President Fidel Castro has issued a call for Havana be designated as the site for hosting the 2008 Olympics, arguing that the nation of 11 million Cubans should be given the opportunity in recognition of the country’s significant sporting achievements. Kimberly Andrews reports on Cuba’s bid to host the Olympics (12:28 – 15: 24)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 24 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCuba -- Foreign relations -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshGuyana -- Politics and governmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshCable and Wireless (Firm)en_US
dc.subject.lcshTelephone -- Rates -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBritain -- Foreign relations -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshMontserrat -- Foreign relations -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshSports -- Cubaen_US
dc.subject.lcshOlympics (2008)en_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 16-08-1999en_US
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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