Caribbean Report 01-12-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:23)
2. One dead in St. Lucia, the authorities say that it is linked to the flooding. National Disaster Officials Kenedy Burke and Timothy James are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (00:24-02:21)
3. It has been National Clean Up Day in St. Kitts and Nevis following the massive flooding especially in Basseterre, the island's capital last weekend. The official Atlantic hurricane season ended on Monday. Head of the Hurricane Research Centre, Miami Hugh Willoughby is interviewed. Vere Galloway reports (02:22-05:35)
4. One of the senior members of Guyana's Opposition People's National Congress has been fired. General Secretary Aubrey Norton said he received a letter from party leader Desmond Hoyte dismissing him from his position and the executive (05:36-05:53)
5. Cuba government gives its full blessings to Christmas celebrations. Tom Gibb reports (05:54-07:29)
6. Trinidad and Tobago government has announced a State funeral for the late economist and former Caricom Secretary General William Demas (07:30-08:01)
7. Caribbean women speak and medical experts in the region are monitoring what they say is an increase in the people who are contracting the HIV virus. Chief Medical Officer in Trinidad and Tobago Rawle Edwards and Aids Expert Dr Edward Adoo are interviewed along with a group of women from Trinidad and Guyana (08:02-10:43)
8. Police in at least three countries including the Dominican Republic are investigating an alleged money laundering ring. Pete Greste reports (10:44-12:40)
9. Cuba is hosting the first of four regional drug conferences aimed at stemming the illegal drug trafficking in the Caribbean. Meanwhile, Cuba says it is having some success in the fight against illicit drugs. Patrick Erin works for the French Customs in the Caribbean and Cuban Customs Official Eran Alvarez are interviewed (12:41-15:24)