Caribbean Report 11-02-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Orin Gordon (00:00-00:25)
2. CARICOM prepares for a crucial meeting with Britain to discuss future relations between CARICOM and the UK. Debbie Ransome reports on the details of the agenda and George Foulkes talks about what he hopes will come out of this meeting (00:26-03:12)
3. CARICOM Secretary-General Edwin Carrington hopes that CARICOM and the UK can establish a joint position on the EU's proposal to split up the ACP Group (03:13-05:29)
4. St. Lucia's Attorney General Petrus Compton states that the decision of the Appeal Court does not rule out the Commissioner from leading the inquiry on corruption charges against two former Prime Ministers (05:30-07:04)
5. The International Red Cross gets involved in efforts to relieve the drought in Guyana. The drought threatens Guyana's two main crops, sugar and rice and its economy (07:05-08:04)
6. Cuba releases seven prisoners, the first to be freed since the papal visit, on the condition that they leave the island. Human Right Watch, Sarah DeCoste states the releases do not signal a new era in Cuban politics (08:05-10:57)
7. Two Trinidadians are taking part in the Winter Olympics in Japan competing in the two-men bobsled race (10:58-13:49)
8. President of Trinidad and Tobago, A.N.R. Robinson is reported to be in stable condition after undergoing an open heart operation (13:50-14:27)
9. Recap of top stories (14:28-15:09)