Caribbean Report 31-03-1998

Table of Contents
1. Headlines with Keith Stone Greaves (00:00-00:26)
2. Guyana's Finance Minister Bharrat Jagdeo has been criticised for ignoring the political question in his budget presentation. Former Finance Minister Asgar Ali comments on the impact of the El Nino weather system and predicted an economic downturn (00:27-04:46)
3. Caribbean electoral officials meeting in Puerto Rico are moving forward the setting up of a regional association. Danville Walker, Director of Elections in Guyana comments on whether a Caribbean association would be duplicating the work of the Commonwealth Group or the Carter Centre (04:47-07:57)
4. St. Kitts/Nevis Prime Minister Denzil Douglas states his government is not against accepting Cuban political prisoners during his week visit to Cuba. Orin Gordon reports (07:58-10:45)
5. US President Bill Clinton has entered the final leg of his Africa tour. The White House states this is a sign of US new commitment to Africa. Electra Naysmith examines the US tour of Africa and the politics of race (10:46-12:48)
6. New measures to tackle the problem of racism in English football have been announced in London. Emma Joseph reports on the latest efforts to make it a thing of the past (12:49-14:55)
7. Recap of top stories (14:56-15:20)