Caribbean Report 08-12-1997



Table of Contents

1. Headlines (00:00-00:30)
2. Guyana's main political parties finally make their policy pitch to the voters. Opposition Leader Desmond Hoyte, Minister of Finance Bharath Jagdeo, Former Finance Minister Akbar Ali are interviewed and Colin Smith reports (00:31-04:06)
3. The former Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis wants Nevisians to be told of other options besides secession. Former Prime Minister Kennedy Simmonds is interviewed and Moya Thomas reports (04:07-06:58)
4. At their monthly Council meeting today the European Union foreign ministers approved another six months delay for renewing contacts with Cuba and a possible agreement with economic cooperation. Clifford Smith reports in Brussels (06:59-09:09)
5. The 8th Summit of the Islamic States begin tomorrow with Guyana and Suriname adding a Caribbean presence to the proceedings. Odeen Ishmael, Guyana Ambassador to Washington is interviewed. Roy Osana reports (09:10-10:46)
6. Another key meeting is taking place in the Caribbean, officials from more than twenty Caribbean countries are in Dominica for the start of a two day Summit on the ongoing drug crisis in the region. E. Smith reports (10:47-12:32)
7. A Jamaican hotel company has announced a major new investment in Cuba's tourist industry. The SuperClubs hotel chain will open five hotels making it the second largest foreigh hotel operating on the island (12:33-12:54)
8. Developing countries at a climate change conference in Japan are continuing to emphasise the implications of global warming for them. Juliet Hindell reports (12:55-14:46)
9. Pakistan seems poised to complete a clean sweep for the West Indies cricket team (14:47-15:31)