Caribbean Report 02-04-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Orin Gordon (00:00-00:25)
2. Telephone giant Cable and Wireless is seeking compensation from Bermuda over the loss of its monopoly after they granted licence to a competitor. George Rush reports (00:26-01:52)
3. The CARICOM Audit team in Guyana expects to finish its work in the middle of next month for the earliest. Political analyst Freddie Kissoon states that caution is understandable (01:53-04:11)
4. In Guyana, the drought resulting from the El Nino weather system has affected production in all major industries. Patrick Williams comments on the effects of the El Nino (04:12-06:32)
5. In the Turks and Caicos Islands there is uneasiness about a reciprocal passport arrangement with Britain. Chief Minister, Derek Taylor comments on sharing a nationality with Britain (06:33-09:52)
6. The Cuban government states that it will not extradite former Black Panther member Joanne Chesimard to the US. Rosie Hayes reports on the political refugee (09:53-11:01)
7. President Bill Clinton made a visit to Goree Island off the coast of Senegal where millions of African slaves were shipped to the Americas. African American affairs writer Earl Ofari Hutchinson comments on the visit (11:02-14:56)
8. Immigration officials in the Bahamas have stated that four Cuban baseball players and the coach that fled Cuba in a boat are not political refugees and could be repatriated to Cuba (14:57-15:12)