Caribbean Report 06-07-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. President of Mexico Vicente Fox meets Caribbean leaders and offers more aid. President Vicente Fox and Prime Minister Lester Bird are interviewed. Ken Richards and Marcela Gutierrez report (00:27-05:57)
3. Caricom urges the international community to ease up on Haiti. Also, on the agenda in Nassau was the future of the regional negotiation machinery in the light of the reservations of the lead negotiator Sir Shridath Ramphal. Prime Minister Keith Mitchell and Chief Negotiator Sir Shridath Ramphal are interviewed (05:58-10:27)
4. In just over a week Germany would host a conference in Bonn to try to secure a deal for the Kyoto Protocol aimed at tackling climate change. Environmentalist from the Caribbean would be among those monitoring the Bonn Conference. Elizabeth Blunt reports (10:28-12:31)
5. African dust making its way across the Caribbean is bringing germs as well. Director of the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami Dr Joseph Prospero is interviewed (12:32-13:59)
6. Pope John Paul has repeated his criticism of the United States embargo against Cuba (14:00-15:33)