Caribbean Report 07-10-1996



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:23)
2. The fate of one hundred and nine people on board a ship bound for Bermuda was undecided. The Preval ship currently being towed by the US Coast Guard is suspected of trying to smuggle illegal immigrants into the United States (00:24-01:29)
3. Montserrat's legislature is dissolved in preparation for elections. Meanwhile a British scientist has been investigating the extent to which residents' health are being affected by ash emission from the volcano. Opposition Member of Parliament David Brandt and Governor Frank Savage are interviewed. James White, Jr reports (01:30-06:27)
4. Dominican teachers are threatening to spread their strike. President of the Teachers Union Kenneth Samuel and Education Minister Ronald Greene are interviewed (06:28-10:35)
5. As St. Kitts and Nevis contemplate separation or development of a confederal relationship, a new constitution arrangement could give Tobago internal self government. Tony Fraser reports (10:36-12:26)
6. Following the American President debate the Caribbean Basin is again urged to make its presence felt. Dr Carlos Russell of Medgar Evers College in New York is interviewed (12:27-15:22)