Caribbean Report 24-03-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Keith Stone Greaves (00:00-00:25)
2. Guyana's forest fires continue to cause some concerns as government works out what to do next. Patrick Williams of University of Guyana comments about the continued environmental concerns if the fires are not brought under control (00:26-03:18)
3. Health workers in Grenada are protesting government's move to legally formalize the running of the General Hospital. Union President Lorette Clarkson states the issue of secondment is illegal (03:19-05:22)
4. Hoteliers in the Dominican Republic have criticised the claims that the island's tourism industry is substandard. They claim that the situation has been misrepresented and they have an excellent reputation on health (05:23-07:46)
5. The small island states of the Caribbean continue to make a strong case for special consideration during the debate on the FTAA. Jamaican Ambassador Richard Bernal comments on the issue (07:47-10:22)
6. In London the inquiry into the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence continues. The family had expressed concerns that the Chairman might be insensitive to race-related issues (10:23-10:57)
7. In cricket, the British media did not wait for the end of the test series to begin their predictions for the future of England's captain Mike Atherton. Debbie Ransome reports on the stories in the British press (10:58-14:00)
8. Jamaica's Reggae Boyz continue their mini tour of the UK with a friendly against Wales with hopes of continuing their winning streak. Coach Rene Simoes states that the match will provide a challenge (14:01-14:48)
9. Recap of top stories (14:49-15:08)