Caribbean Report 24-09-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Warren Gordon (00:00-00:35)
2. Death toll from Hurricane George could exceed one hundred and ten persons. The Dominica Republic is the hardest hit so President Bill Clinton announces aid for Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A World Bank team is visiting St. Lucia and Prime Minister Kenny Anthony says that he took advantage of their presence to ask for help. Meanwhile, mopping up operations continue in the islands hit by Hurricane George. President Clinton, Prime Minister Kenny Anthony and Bob Chartock of the National Hurricane Center, Miami are interviewed (00:36-05:34)
3. Another day of violent demonstrations in the Jamaican capital. Carol Orr reports from Kingston (05:35-08:02)
4. A high profile resignation raises questions whether there cracks in the coalition of Trinidad and Tobago. Pamela Nicholson and Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Hochoy Charles are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports (08:03-10:41)
5. Guyana's President Janet Jagan is heading home from New York today where she has been attending the opening of the United Nations General Assembly. President Janet Jagan is interviewed and Leslie Goffe reports (10:42-12:40)
6. As we have been reporting Hurricane George has killed more than a hundred people. The hurricane has also forced the postponement of a concert to raise money for volcano hit Montserrat. The Many Happy Returns Concert as it was billed was to be held in Montserrat the following week. Another concert in Antigua was postponed as well. One of the Montserrat-based Organisers Doug Darby and Peter Fillleul the main London Organiser were interviewed. Keith 'Stone' Greaves reports (12:41-15:19)