Caribbean Report 26-11-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:25)
2. Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Basdeo Panday launches an investigation into former Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj. Tony Fraser reports form Port of Spain (00:26-02:52)
3. With one week for St. Lucia’s general elections, the biggest surprise of the campaign trail is the popularity of the country’s newest party. Pete Ninvalle discusses the atmosphere (02:53-05:41)
4. A disagreement between the Government of Guyana and the main opposition party causes a stalemate bringing a stop to all Parliamentary sittings since October. Chief Whip of the main opposition party People’s National Congress, Lance Carberry and leader of Rise, Organize and Rebuild Mr. Ravi Dev speak on the ongoing issue (05:42-08:34)
5. The appointment of former Attorney General David Simmons as Chief Justice causes controversy in Barbados. In an interview, the President of the Barbados Bar Association Algernon “Algy” Symmonds tells the anchor the appointment was a professional one not political (08:35-11:19)
6. A fatal shooting at the border between Belize and Guatemala and a visit to Guyana by Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, is serving to keep two of the regions border disputes at the fore. Bertram Niles reports (11:20-12:48)
7. New York City Mayor elect Michael Bloomberg begins a two-day trip to the Caribbean. Bloomberg will stop in the Dominican Republic to offer his condolences to the families of the American Airlines crash victims, he will then visit Puerto Rico. Dominican activist Silvio Torres-Saillant says it’s a welcomed move (12:49-15:21)