Caribbean Report 31-05-2001

Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:00-00:32)
2. Third Minister George Walker is given his marching orders by the Antiguan Prime Minister Lester Bird but Mr Walker says that he will fight to restore his reputation. Former Minister George Walker is interviewed and Orin Gordon reports (00:33-04:50).
3. Talks between government and the opposition in Guyana edge closer to collapse. General Secretary of the Opposition People's National Congress Oscar Clarke is interviewed and Colin Smith reports (04:51-07:17)
4. Condemnation of the United States Navy's decision to resume bombing exercises in Vieques intensified today. This time the criticism comes from the United States itself. Senior Staff Attorney at the New-York-based Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund Foster Maer is interviewed (07:18-10:09)
5. Caribbean and other delegates from over one hundred and eighty countries have agreed on a blueprint to stamp out corruption worldwide. Chairman of the Integrity Commission in Curacao Fred Breedijk is interviewed (10:10-11:46)
6. Barbadian Prime Minister Owen Arthur comes under fire for neglecting his finance portfolio as the economy hits the low period. Opposition Leader David Thompson is interviewed (11:47-15:43)