Caribbean Report 30-12-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. Trinidad and Tobago is witnessing a possibe banking takeover that could rock the twin islands financial sector. Tony Fraser reports (00:33-03:28)
3. A British minister says drug trafficking in the Caribbean is out of control as two Scotland Yard officers are sent to Cuba. Meanwhile the United Nations Drug Control Programme in Barbados regards 1997 as a crucial year in the fight against drug traffficking. British Home Officer Tom Sackville is interviewed and Warren Gordon reports (03:29-09:26)
4. St. Lucia's Banana Growers' chairman says he would not resign just yet. Banana Industry Minister Peter Josie is interviewed and Pete Ninvalle reports (09:27-12:23)
5. It appears that Caribbean people have healthier hearts than Americans. That's the message of a new study published in a leading medical journal. Leslie Goffe reports (12:24-14:01)
6. Two members of the U.S. Congress have written to President Clinton asking for the United States involvement in the transhipment of nuclear waste through the Caribbean (14:02-15:22)