Caribbean Report 08-10-1999



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with anchor Jessica Robertson (00:00 - 00:30)
2. The government of the Netherland Antilles is on the verge of collapsing due to rifts in the six party coalition over austerity measures. Prime Minister Susanne Camelia-Römer loses support of coalition partners with differences on cost cutting measures in civil service and finances. Mike Jarvis reports (00:31 – 02:42)
3. Leaders of the 1983 revolution which led to assassination of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop in Grenada have apologized from prison. Former Prime Minister’s mother Alimenta Bishop discusses forgiveness for the perpetrators (02: 43 – 04:11)
4. Chilean protestors celebrate the ruling by a magistrate that dictator Augusto Pinochet will be extradited to Spain. BBC analyst discusses the case decision repercussions and relevance to the Caribbean (04:12 – 07:12)
5. US immigration policies are under scrutiny following the recent influx of Cubans and Haitians in Florida. Advocates question which ethnic groups are granted landed status. New Yok attorney Arthur Hellton comments on the treatment of Haitian and Cuban asylum seekers. Keith Stone Greaves reports (07:13 – 10:03)
6. Trinidad and Tobago Finance Minister Brian Kuei-Tung unveiled the government 2.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2000 (10: 04 – 10: 39)
7. Debbie Ransome reports on findings from scientists and experts conducting research at a meeting at the British Royal Society, on management of volcanic crises. Dr. Simon Young director of Monserrat Volcano Observatory offers insights into studying active volcanoes (10:40 - 15:24)