Caribbean Report 20-06-2001



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:29)
2. Haiti's political impass remains as confused even as Lavalas and Convergence discuss the crisis. Former Haitian President Leslie Manigat is interviewed and Michael Norton reports (00:30-05:43)
3. WIBDECO is taking its controversial banana restructuring proposals directly to the farmers in the four islands. Prime Minister Kenny Anthony is interviewed and Pete Ninvalle reports (05:44-07:39)
4. Agricultural officials in Dominica have launched an aggressive campaign to contain the Pink Mealybug. Agriculture Minister Vince Henderson is interviewed and Nicole Georges reports (07:40-09:00)
5. Australia lobbies OECS states urging them to vote for a Whale Sanctuary. Australia's High Commissioner in Barbados Winford Peppinck is interviewed and Emma Joseph reports (09:01-11:10)
6. Developing countries are making a case in Geneva that the right to cheaper medicines should take priority over the patient rights of major pharmaceutical companies. Andrew Walker reports (11:11-13:07)
7. Long awaited AIDS vaccine trial is on the way to Trinidad and Tobago amidst concerns that particpants could contract the virus. Dr Courtenay Bartholomew and Minister of Health Hamza Rafeeq are interviewed. Tony Fraser reports (13:08-15:39)