Caribbean Report 31-12-1996



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1. Headlines (00:00-00:33)
2. In St. Lucia a leading media worker called for disciplinary action against the Prime Minister's wife and the Director of Public Prosecutions. Former Prime Minister of St. Lucia John Compton is to receive a knighthood by the Queen of England. Claudius Francis, Vice President of the Media Workers Association and St. Lucians are interviewed. Moya Thomas reports (00:34-04:23)
3. With Jamaica experiencing a record number of murders for 1996, what are the prospects for a violent free election in 1997? National Democratic Movement Leader Bruce Golding is interviewed (04:24-06:17)
4. While the New York City murder rate has dropped below the thousand figure for the first time in decades, increased community police programmes and lower unemployment have been seen as partial causes. New York Professor Carlos Russell is interviewed (06:18-09:18)
5. The Caribbean insurance giant Life of Jamaica has announced losses of Jamaican $322.2 million for the nine month period ending September 1996 (14:27-15:22)