Caribbean Report 12-12-1997



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:27)
2. Voter identification cards continue to pose problems for the Guyana Electoral Commission. Mr Doodnauth Singh, Chairman of the Elections Commission is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (00:28-02:44)
7. After thirty-five years Cuba might celebrate Christmas this year. Rosie Hayes reports from Havana (13:12-15:20)
3. In Jamaica the party leaders distance themselves from political crimes. P.J. Patterson of the People's National Party, Edward Seaga of the Jamaica Labour Party and Bruce Golding of the National Democratic Party are interviewed (02:45-05:23)
4. While over a thousand persons have died violently in Jamaica since the start of the year very few could be attributed to political violence. Franklyn McKnight reports (05:24-07:33)
5. Is the Caribbean genuinely pressing ahead with plans for free intraregional movement? Winston Saunders, Senior Civil Servant, Bahamas and Barbados Lawyer Henry Forde are interviewed and E. Smith reports (07:34-12:01)
6. The Caribbean Conference on Drugs ended earlier this week. Delegates from twenty Caribbean countries have been discussing progress in the region's drug crisis since the Barbados Plan of Action 1966. Sandro Calvani, United Nations Drug Programme in the Caribbean is interviewed (12:02-13:11)