Caribbean Report 03-01-1997


The first segment discusses the struggle between Republic Bank Limited and CLICO Insurance Company in Trinidad and Tobago giving the Chairman and Executive Director’s views on the financial bid. The following segment discusses the Helms-Burton Act between the US and Cuba in which US President Bill Clinton continues the freeze. The law penalises non-US companies that conduct business in Cuba and the report also examines the implication of the act on Cuba. The next segment reports on the International Campaign Greenpeace stance as the transhipment of nuclear waste is being shipped through the Caribbean. The upcoming general elections in St. Lucia and the important role youths would play in its outcome are also highlighted. The report concludes with the place of Caribbean speech in the English language and the Caribbean English recognition in the US.


Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:26)
2. In Trinidad and Tobago bank warfare continues between the Republic Bank and CLICO, a major insurance firm. Tony Fraser reports from Port of Spain with an interview with Lloyd Samaroo (00:27-03:34)
3. US President Bill Clinton continues the freeze on Hamisburg burden. Interview with Stuart Eizenstat, American Special Adviser on Cuba.(03:35-04:55)
4. Environmental Campaign Greenpeace atempts to stop nuclear waste from being shipped through the Caribbean. Interview with Dennis Morgan (04:56-07:27)
5. Concern has been raised in Monsterrat about the level of Caribbean expertise in monitoring volcanic activity there. Interview with Professor Ramsey Saunders, Head of Seismic Unit, UWI, Trinidad and Tobago (07:28-09:53)
6. St. Lucia's main political parties have welcomed the increase in voters registration for the upcoming general election. Pete Ninvalle reports and also interviews Mc Clair Daniel, Electoral Commission Chairman and Henry Mangal, President of St. Lucia National Youth Council (09:54-12:33)
7. Louise Bennet recognises the place of Caribbean speech in the English Language. Interview with Dr. George Irish (12:34-15:13)