Caribbean Report 26-03-1998

Table of Contents
1. Headlines with Keith Stone Greaves (00:00-00:24)
2. The President of Guyana, Janet Jagan has declared a national emergency in the face of forest fires and a prolonged drought caused by El Nino. Dr. Roger Luncheon responds to how bad the situation has become (00:25-04:15)
3. The CARICOM Audit team has began the recount of the votes in Guyana with representatives of the political parties present. Colin Smith reports (04:16-05:50)
4. In Jamaica, for the first time in its political history a constituency is to re-run a general elections vote. In the inner city constituency of West Central St. Andrew voters went to the polls to choose their member of Parliament. Yvette Rowe reports (05:51-07:57)
5. Officials of the European Commission states that the latest moves in Geneva against the Caribbean banana trade will not have any effect on the EU's preparation to reform its banana regime. Clifford Smith reports (07:58-09:28)
6. Cuban Foreign Minister Roberto Robaina arrived in Rome in preparation for a meeting with Pope John Paul II which signals Havana's intentions to rebuild links with its one time ally (09:29-09:53)
7. Jamaica's Reggae Boyz have given their fans in Britain a small taste of what is to come in the World Cup Finals in France. Coach Rene Simoes comments on the team performance (09:54-12:59)
8. In cricket, recalled Barbados opening batsman Philo Wallace and Curtly Ambrose top the averages in the Test series against England. Orin Gordon assesses the series and Lara's first series as captain (13:00-14:50)
9. Recap of top stories (14:51-15:10)