Caribbean Report 16-10-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Region gets its first anthrax scare. Health officials in Port of Spain are investigating one suspected case. However, in the wake of several confirm cases in the United States there have been anthrax scares across several. Dr Hamza Rafeeq and Director of CAREC Dr. James Hospedales are interviewed. Tony Fraser and Orin Gordon report (00:31-06:09)
3. In tourism, Sean Tipton a spokesperson for the Association of British Travel Agents has given the thumbs up to the Caribbean. Sean Tipton of the Association of British Travel Agents is interviewed (06:10-09:06)
4. Limited Caricom tourism promotion budget comes under fire but St. Lucia defends it. President of the St. Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association Berthia Parle is interviewed and Prime Minister Kenny Anthony are interviewed. Pete Ninvalle reports (09:07-10:51)
5. European Union Finance Ministers have drawn up a wide ranging strategy to combat the financing of terrorism. Britain's Senior Finance Minister Gordon Brown has called upon the rest of the world including offshore centres to implement regulations requiring institutions to report suspicious assets. Senior Finace Minister Gordon Brown is interviewed and Ken Richards reports (10:52-13:04)
6. Why one jail in the Dutch Caribbean is hunting for credible prison officers? Antillean Justice Minister Rutsel Martha is interviewed and Geraldine Cockland reports (13:05-15:20)