Caribbean Report 29-06-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Electra Naysmith (00:00-00:22)
2. Guyana's opposition leader Desmond Hoyte revealed that he has accepted an invitation to attend the CARICOM Summit in St. Lucia and the government begins showing signs that it is ready to make concessions. Colin Smith reports on the situation (00:23-02:05)
3. Guyana is at the top of the agenda at the CARICOM Summit. Debbie Ransome reports on how these leaders plan to tackle the issue in Guyana. Prime Minister Keith Mitchell comments (02:06-04:52)
4. In Trinidad and Tobago, a convicted killer scheduled to be hung has been told he has at least two more days to live as the High Court ruled that the motion brought by his lawyers had merit and should be heard in the Civil Court. Tony Fraser speaks to attorney Derek Ali (04:53-06:33)
5. In Britain, police used CS gas spray in an attempt to restrain demonstrators at the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry. Representatives of the Nation of Islam stormed into the room where the hearing was being held. Peter Hunt reports (06:34-09:23)
6. Jamaica's Reggae Boyz returned home to a hero's welcome. Yvette Rowe reports that despite a number of unanswered questions, team members have high hopes for another trip to the World Cup Finals (09:24-11:08)
7. At the CARICOM Summit in St. Lucia, the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) discuss trade and financial planning. Debbie Ransome reports on the issues being dealt with. Prime Minister Owen Arthur comments on single currency for the region and Byron Blake admits it is a long-term perspective (11:09-15:15)