Caribbean Report 17-04-1998



Table of Contents

1. Headlines with Electra Naysmith (00:00-00:23)
2. Haiti's President Rene Preval is the lead CARICOM speaker at the Summit of the Americas in Chile and he is expected to ask that poverty alleviation be made one of their priorities. Orin Gordon reports (00:24-02:58)
3. The US is pushing second generation issues for the Summit but the smaller states would like greater emphasis on deals for trade and aid. Roy Osana reports (02:59-05:04)
4. In St. Lucia, businessman Nicholas Zephirin criticises what he believe is unfair trade competition from Trinidad and Tobago and the St. Lucian government states it will investigate protection for its businesses. OECS, Randolph Cato comments on the issue (05:05-06:28)
5. In Trinidad and Tobago, Attorney General Ramesh Maharaj announced that the government intends to resume hanging in June. Tony Fraser reports on the opposition to this move (06:29-08:42)
6. Dominica's Opposition Leader Rosie Douglas hits out at planned boundary changes that could affect the outcome of the country's next general elections. Ken Richards reports on whether these were legitimate concerns (08:43-11:50)
7. Father Patrick Sullivan, the only Roman Catholic priest from the US to be based in Cuba, has been forced to leave the island after alleged pressure from the authorities. Tom Gibb reports (11:50-13:18)
8. Six West Indies players have arrived in Britain to play on the English county cricket sides. Mike Davies reports (13:19-14:55)
9. Recap of top stories (14:56-15:15)