Caribbean Report 26-06-2001



Table of Contents

1. Head of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Calvin Wilson has praised the sterling work of three countries whose name have been removed from a list of nations said to have lack money laundering laws. Head of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Calvin Wilson is interviewed (00:00-02:36)
2. Caribbean-based body has warned the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development not to exclude small island states from discussion on tax reform. The Barbados-based International Tax and Investment Organisation made the call. Ken Richards reports (02:37-04:38)
3. Offshore financial centres in the Carbbean have been pushing for a voice in the OECD's tax forums for some time now. Spokesman for the International Tax and Investment Organisation Ben Coleman is interviewed (04:39-07:23)
4. Outgoing Chairman of Caricom says a significant in the Bahamas will takeover the chairmanship of the body at a crucial time in the war against AIDS. Prime Minister Owen Arthur is interviewed and Tony Fraser reports (07:24-08:49)
5. Caribbean Trade Ministers are due to meet on Thursday and Friday with the Director General of the World Trade Organisation Mike Moore in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Coordinator of the Caribbean NGO Group on External Relations Chris Sinckler is interviewed (08:50-11:16)
6. Three men are facing trial in the Caribbean after a fishing boat, the Esperanza packed with illegal immigrants went down claiming the lives of sixteen people. They were heading for the joint Dutch French controlled island of St. Maarten. Daniella Jeffry, a leading figure in the Main Opposition Party was interviewed and John Sopel reports (11:17-13:38)
7. At the local school no question is asked about background so anyone from anywhere could enrol and they do. Vice President of Marigold College, St. Maarten, Frantz Gumbs is interviewed (13:39-15:07)