Caribbean Report 07-12-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:28)
2. Crucial budget debate is on the way in Vincentian Parliament. Mike Finley reports (00:29-03:12)
3. Caricom goodwill mission seeks to help resolve Haitian political crisis. Dominican born Professor Bert Thomas, Director of Caribbean Studies, Brooklyn College, City University of New York is interviewed (03:13-06:01)
4. Back in St. Vincent and the Grenadines a Caricom Sercurity Forces exercise to detect and eradicate marijuana plantations in the mountain was scheduled to start today despite heavy rain. Member of the Organising Committee of Concerned Citizens, Marijuana Farmers and Supporters Junior Cottle is interviewed (06:02-08:54)
5. Caricom Secretary General Edwin Carrington is lamenting the non-existence of permanent headquarters for the Caricom Secretariat. Secretry General Edwin Carrington is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (08:55-11:10)
6. St. Lucia's International Trade Minister says it is too early to fully assess Venezuela's new President Hugo Chavez. St. Lucia Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister George Odlum is interviewed and Raymond Collett are interviewed (11:11-14:39)