Caribbean Report 23-01-2002



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. In Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Patrick Manning and Leader of the Opposition United National Congress, Basdeo Panday are invited to meet leaders of eleven business groups on Tuesday in an attempt to resolve the country’s political deadlock (00:27-05:23)
3. Cooperation and oil exploration between Guyana and Surinam is expected to be a key topic when Presidents Bharrat Jagdeo and Ronald Venetian meet in Paramaribo (05:24-06:44)
4. It is still unclear as to who will oversee the upcoming global free trade negotiations. World Trade Organization Director General Mike Moore urges member nations to resolve that matter quickly to ensure that the talks go ahead and are finalized on schedule (06:45-09:15)
5. New figures released by the United States census bureau show that the number of illegal immigrants in the US has more than doubled to more than eight million during the 1990s (09:16-12:04)
6. The United States suspends a transfer of Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners from Afghanistan to its naval base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba (12:05-13:07)
7. The president of the Dominican Republic, Hipólito Mejía, denies that he has any connections with a French fugitive (13:08-14:41)
8. A British woman completing a transatlantic rowing challenge on her own after her husband dropped out, is due to complete the journey in Barbados (14:42-15:26)