Caribbean Report 10-10-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:36)
2. I advise you to appoint December 10th 2001 as the time when a general election shall be held. The Trinidadian leader sets a date for another December poll. Prime Minister Basdeo Panday is interviewed and Tony Fraser reports (00:32-03:49)
3. Total devastation to crops as Belize assesses the damage from Hurricane Iris. Cabinet Secretary to the Prime Minister's Office Robert Leslie is interviewed and Emma Joseph reports (03:50-07:01)
4. Threat of sanctions forces Guyana to accept deportees from the United States. Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (07:02-09:20)
5. Student at the UWI, Mona Campus, Jamaica citing just a few incidents of a growing number of serious crimes that spurred Monday's protest and shut down of the campus. The University of the West Indies authorities have decided to step up security. The Dean of Social Sciences Professor Barry Chevannes was attacked while on campus four years ago following which new security measures were introduced. However, in his view any attempt to close the University's open door policy cultivated over the years has always and will continue to be resisted. Professor Barry Chevannes is interviewed (09:21-13:23)
6. Need to better control tropical diseases in the developing world is currently being examined by different groups in the medical field. Ken Richards (13:24-15:12)