Caribbean Report 27-11-1995

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1995-11-27

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Ransome, Debbie (anchor)
The British Broadcasting Corporation
Crosskill, Hugh (correspondent)
Lequay, Alloy (interviewee)
Neblett, Liz (interviewee)
Goffe, Leslie (interviewee)
Mitchell, James (interviewee)
Maynard, Charles (interviewee)
Fraser, Tony (correspondent)

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The British Broadcasting Corporation

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In this report West Indies cricket was stunned by the news that batsman Brian Lara has pulled out of the tour of Australia. Mr. Alloy Lequay, President and Chief Executive of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board comments on what lies behind Lara's decision. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has listed three Caribbean countries that have been unable to guarantee international safety standards. Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Aruba have all been classed as category two. FAA spokesperson Liz Neblett comments on what being placed in category two means for these countries. Meanwhile in the US, Republicans have abandoned their plans to deny federal higher education aid to lawful immigrants. Representatives of the Caribbean Banana Exporters Association (CBEA) met with Europe's new member to seek extra support during Europe's debate on the banana regime. Prime Minister James Mitchell of St. Vincent, Chairman of the OECS, has accepted the resignation of the Director General Dr. Vaughan Lewis. One of the persons tipped for this top administrative position of Director General of OECS, former Dominican Trade Minister Charles Maynard, comments on the issue. In Trinidad and Tobago, the Opposition has refused to support the government's nominee Hector McClean for Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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1. Headlines with Debbie Ransome (00:00-00:29)
2. Brian Lara pulls out of the Windies tour of Australia (00:30-05:27)
3. The US FAA has listed three Caribbean countries as not fully meeting international aviation safety standards (05:28-08:21)
4. Republicans in the US Congress have abandon their plans to deny federal higher education aid to lawful immigrants (08:22-10:02)
5. The region's banana exporters seek support from new European quarters (10:03-10:50)
6. The Chairman of the OECS has accepted the resignation of the Director General Vaughan Lewis (10:51-13:21)
7. In Trinidad, the Opposition refused to support the government's nominee for Speaker of the House of Representatives (13:22-14:50)
8. Recap of top stories (14:51-15:15)

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