Caribbean Report 25-06-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Caribbean countries put their funding concerns to the United Nations Aids Conference. UNAIDS Director Peter Piot and St. Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas are interviewed and Tony Fraser reports (00:31-02:55)
3. While the World Bank says it is making a $155 million available to help Caribbean countries to help fight AIDS the Dominican Republic and Barbados are ready to draw down these World Bank loan funds since they put in place national HIV/AIDS prevention control programmes. Barbados Health Minister Philip Goddard is interviewed. Julius Gittens reports from Bridgetown, Barbados (02:56-05:05)
4. Would the OAS Caricom Mission in Haiti meet their deadline for the setting up of the Electoral Council? Michael Norton is interviewed (05:06-08:49)
5. British Overseas Territories are set for full British citizenship. Spokeswoman for Montserratians in the United Kingdom Janice Pantin, New Chief Minister John Osborne and Anguilla's Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming and Jenny Tonge of the Liberal Democrats are interviewed. Orin Gordon reports (08:50-14:41)
6. Authorities in two Caribbean territories Grenada and the Cayman Islands have closed offshore banks as efforts continue across regions to cleap up the offshore finanacial sector (14:42-15:20)