Caribbean Report 17-11-1999

Table of Contents
1. Headlines with anchor Jessica Robertson (00:00 - 00:27)
2. Hurricane Lenny continues to threaten chain of islands in northeastern Caribbean. Hurricane Center in Miami issues hurricane warnings for United States, Puerto Rico, Dutch and French eastern Caribbean, St. Kitts, Nevis and Barbuda. Rookmin Maharaj reports on hurricane preparation in countries under threat ( 00:28 – 05:18)
3. Ibero-American Summit ends in Cuba with calls from delegates for democracy and adherence to human rights in the island. President Fidel Castro stood firm in the midst of appeals insisting that the socialist system will not be reformed. BBC correspondent Tom Gibb reports from Havana (05:19 – 08:27)
4. Caribbean tourism officials attend the World Travel Market in London. Chairman of Air Jamaica Gordon Butch Stewart discusses the role of government and private enterprise operating regional airlines and LIAT (regional carrier) continuing debt problem. Grenada Information Minister Joslyn White criticizes management and administration of LIAT operations ( 08: 28 – 13:33)
5. Legendary cricketer Sir Garfield Sobers promotes Caribbean tourism at the World Travel Market in London. In an interview in the BBC studio Sober analyses the state of cricket in the West Indies (13:34 – 15:20)