Caribbean Report 10-01-2003

Table of Contents
1. Headlines (00:26)
2. In Guyana, the lives of four policemen are taken early in the New Year. Henry Greene, Assistant Commissioner of Police explains the strategy for an anti-crime initiative in his interview (00:27-03:19)
3. Residents in the village of Buxton dig up roads, light fires and fire warning shots as the security forces mount a massive operation. Police shoot and kill two persons who open fire on them. Colin Smith reports (03:20-05:12)
4. In Suriname, nationals of the former Dutch colony react to official confirmation about threats of terrorist acts in the media (05:13-07:19)
5. The Antiguan government refuses to implement a recommendation made by a government task force to remove the head of the country’s passport office, due to a fraudulent Antiguan passport by US sniper, John Allen Muhammed. Baldwin Spencer, the Opposition Leader presents his views on the outcome of the task force (07:20-10:25)
6. Hundreds of Jamaicans are at the British High Commission in Kingston to acquire UK visas. Jamaica and Guyana are the two Commonwealth countries required to have visas. Joseph Atherley, Barbados Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs highlights efforts of his government to remove travel barriers. Kendal Morgan, Senior Communications Officer at the OECS Secretariat, St. Lucia explains the measures in place to allow free movement of nationals of OECS member countries. Osbourne Fleming, Chief Minister of Anguilla speaks about the impact of the freedom of movement declaration on Anguilla. Mike Jarvis reports (10:26-13:59)
7. The man responsible for US policy in Latin America and the Caribbean for the past year loses the job. Bertram Niles reports (14:00-15:34)