Caribbean Report 14-09-1999

SpecialCollections.repositoryAll sounds files in this collection are being kept at the Main Library, Mona Campus, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.contributorThe University of the West Indiesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGordon, Orin (anchor, correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorEckert, Timothy (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, Greg (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorBrabant, Malcolm (correspondent)
dc.contributor.authorYearwood, Robin (interviewee)
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Tony (correspondent)
dc.coverage.spatialCaribbean Area.en_US
dc.creatorThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.description.tableofcontents1. Headlines with anchor Orin Gordon (00:00 - 00:26)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents2. Reporter Timothy Eckert reports on the extensive damage wreaked by Hurricane Floyd on the islands of the Bahamas. Winds have been recorded in excess of 150 miles per hour and government officials have warned residents to stay indoors until the passage of the hurricane. Damage is particularly severe in the north eastern part of the island. Greg Hernandez of the National Hurricane Center in Miami classifies Floyd as a category 4 hurricane and one of the most dangerous hurricanes to cross the Atlantic and discusses the impending arrival of hurricane Garth and its effect on the Leeward islands (00:27 – 06:33)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents3. The impending approach of hurricane Floyd has resulted in states of emergency being declared in Florida and Georgia. Space agency NASA has evacuated its space station at Cape Canaveral. Emergency officials are urging residents to seek refuge shelter at Red Cross and vacate low lying areas. Malcolm Brabant reports (06:34 - 09:37)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents4. The regional airline LIAT has been issued orders to cut staff and recruit new managers in an attempt to recoup annual operating losses of 13 million EC dollars. There have also been calls to Caribbean governments to reschedule debt incurred by the airline. These recommendations have been made by the airline consulting company Speedway, a subsidiary of British Airways. Antigua/Barbuda Transport Minister Robin Yearwood discusses the rejection of the offer and provides an overview of LIAT finances (09:38 - 13:38)en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents5. Caribbean countries have agreed to establish special investigative units to deter drug traffickers and money launderers. The agreement was a recommendation made during a meeting held in Washington DC between representatives from the Caribbean and the United States on national security issues. Tony Fraser reports on statements by Attorney General Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj on the inadequacies of existing anti money laundering and drug laws in Trinidad and Tobago and the proposals of new legislative measures by the government (13:39 – 15:22)en_US
dc.formatStereo 192 bit rate MP3;44,100 Mega bits;16 biten_US
dc.format.extent15 min. 22 sec.en_US
dc.format.mediumSound, mp3en_US
dc.publisherThe British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofThe BBC Caribbean Archives Collection 1988 - 2011en_US
dc.rightsCopyright British Broadcasting Corporationen_US
dc.rights.accessRightsAccess to this collection is available on site at the Main Library, Mona Campus (, Jamaica and The Alma Jordan Library (, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.en_US
dc.subject.lcshHurricane Floyd, 1999en_US
dc.subject.lcshHurricanes -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshHurricanes -- Floridaen_US
dc.subject.lcshLIAT (Airline)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAirlines -- Caribbean Area -- Managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug traffic -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug traffic -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.subject.lcshMoney laundering -- United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshMoney laundering -- Caribbean Areaen_US
dc.titleCaribbean Report 14-09-1999
dc.typeRecording, oralen_US


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