Caribbean Report 10-03-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with anchor Keith Stone Greaves (00:28)
2. Antigua Labor Party won the general elections in Antigua with a decisive majority and now governs twelve of the seventeen parliamentary seats. The Opposition United Progressive Party won four seats and the Barbuda People Movement one seat. Prime Minister Lester Bird comments on his successful track record in the development of Antigua. Opposition leader Baldwin Spencer discusses the need to reexamine and transform his party in light of the results. The Commonwealth Observer Team gives provisional approval to the voting process. Louis Daniel reports from St. John’s Antigua ( 00:29 - 08:04
3. In the United Kingdom the Office for Standards in Education is accusing schools of failing ethnic minority students, including students from the Caribbean. The organisation attributes this to institutional racism as highlighted in the report resulting from the murder of Stephen Lawrence. Several teachers are interviewed by BBC correspondent on ethnic minority students’ performance, institutional racism and the need to implement new policies. BBC education correspondent Mike Baker reports (08:05 - 11:02)
4. There are continuing talks to resolve the trade war between the European Union and the US failed to reach a common agreement. The World Trade Organization is scheduled to make a ruling by April 12 in response to the US application to impose sanctions against the European Union (11:03 -11:33)
5. The West Indies Cricket Board named a nineteen man squad to play in the World Cup scheduled in England later this year. No team captain has been announced in light of calls for current test captain Brian Lara to be replaced. Former fast bowler Colin Croft reviews the team performance. Cricket commentator Tony Cozier discusses the West Indies Cricket Board missteps. Former West Indies cricket captain Vivian Richards speaks to Orin Gordon on the team losing match against Australia (11:34 – 15: 21)