Caribbean Report 01-09-1997



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. The region joins Britain and the rest of the world in mourning the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales. The Prime Minister of Antigua, Lester Bird and Tyra Heaven, wife of the Jamaica High Commissioner to London are interviewed and Warren Gordon reports (00:30-05:38)
3. Montserratians are giving a cautious response to London's promise to better handle the volcano crisis. British Foreign Minister George Foulkes and Chief Minister of Montserrat, David Brandt are interviewed. James White, Jr. and Moya Thomas report (05:39-10:46)
4. The governments of St. Lucia and China today formally signed an agreement which will cement diplomatic relations between them. They have, also, signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement. Foreign Affairs Minister, George Odlum is interivewed (10:47-11:28)
5. The decision by Castries brings to an abrupt end more than a decade of technical and other support programmes in St. Lucia which were being financed by the Taiwanese government. Steve Hsu, Grenada-based Taiwanese diplomat and George Odlum, Foreign Affairs Minister are interviewed (11:29-13:28)
6. Political activity is increasing in Guyana ahead of the upcoming general election. Doodnauth Singh, Chairman of the Elections Commission is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (13:29-15:23)