Caribbean Report 26-10-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:00 - 00:26)
2. Tony Fraser outlines agenda items at the CARICOM mini summit of community leaders held in Trinidad. Talks centered on single market and economy, reforming CARICOM Secretariat Haiti election, Caribbean Court of Justice. CARICOM Chairman Basdeo Panday laments the need for policy/programme objective and mechanism to speed up achieving 20th century goals. President Bharath Jagdeo of Guyana discusses the political impasse in Guyana (00:27 – 05:17)
3. Key trade Ministers at WHO Preparatory meetings agreed to show flexibility in new global free trade negotiations. BBC correspondents Clare Doyle reviews trade talks among main economies represented at meeting (05:18 – 07:45)
4. An election to resolve a leadership squabble in St Lucia banana industry ended in controversy as St. Lucia Banana Corporation chairman Patrick Joseph returned to a leadership position. Foreign Affairs Minister George Odlum discusses outcome of election with correspondent Pete Nimvalle (07:46 – 10:01)
5. Honduras Finance Minister Gabriela Núñez called on debtors to grant permanent debt moratorium on the first anniversary on Hurricane Mitch. Money required for critical construction projects. Peter Greste reports on recovery efforts (10:02 – 12:27)
6. One year after the anniversary of shipwrecked cruise ship MV Fantome Windjammer lawyer James Scott discusses the loss of life and handling of law suit cases. Orin Gordon reports on memorial service and lawsuit called against the cruise ship company (12:28 – 15:30)