Caribbean Report 08-04-1999

Table of Contents
1. Headlines with anchor Ken Richards (00:27)
2. Banana producing countries in the ACP grouping are coming to terms with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling on the European Union Banana regime. WTO upheld an American claim that the manner in which EU trades in banana goes against global world trading rules. Leaders in Jamaica, the Windward Islands and Belize will add the issue of banana trade at the OECS meeting in the Dominican Republic. Euro MP Glenys Kinnock discusses the trade war and future arbitration. Politicians and farmers in the Windward Islands and Dominica express disappointment and warn of serious social implications. Former OECS Ambassador to Brussels cautions on the effects on the region economies. Ken Richards, Matthias Peltier, Funmi Kuo report (00:28- 08: 13)
3. The British Press gives coverage to the World Trade Organization ruling on trade in bananas by highlighting the plight of Scottish cashmere knitwear exports which face similar sanctions if the US proceeds with trade sanctions (08: 14 - 10: 48)
4. A twenty-four year old ethnic Albanian living in London shares his views on the NATO bombings in Yugoslavia and on refugees relocation to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Ken Richards reports (10: 49 - 13: 46)
5. In Britain parents of murdered black teenager Stephen Laurence criticize a television interview with the five men suspected with the killing of their son. Producers of the programme believe the interview may assist police with the investigation. Doreen and Neville Laurence comments on the airing of the interview. Geeta Guru-Murthy reports (13 47 - 15: 28)