Haiti

Caribean : Next talks Barbados / Trinidad for fishing in international territorial waters

Posted on Sunday 23 April 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, April 23 rd 2006 [AlterPresse] --- Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and Barbados next must engage negotiations in order to regulate fishing between the two caribean countries in its international territorial waters, learned the agency in line AlterPresse.
Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur, has written to T&T Prime Minister, Patrick Manning, seeking to expedite negotiation between the two countries which would lead to Barbadian fishermen catching flying fish in T&T’s waters.
“He has written me on that matter and I had a brief discussion with him. (...)

Manning, Arthur for follow-up talks on fishing row

Posted on Sunday 23 April 2006

Port of Spain, 23 April 06 [AlterPresse] --- Barbados Prime Minister Owen Arthur has written to Prime Minister Patrick Manning, seeking to expedite negotiation between the two countries which would lead to Barbadian fishermen catching flying fish in T&T’s waters.
This was revealed by Prime Minister Patrick Manning, who said he got the letter from Arthur on April 20, 06 and had a brief discussion with him.
One week after the Arbitration tribunal ordered T&T and Barbados to negotiate a settlement of the longstanding fishing row, the Prime Minister of Barbados kept his promise to (...)

Haïti’s Women: Economic and Political involvement

Posted on Thursday 20 April 2006

By Marie Carmel Paul-Austin
Dedicated to Delicia Jean, Peasant feminist leader who died in Port-au-Prince on April 9, 2006
Relayed by AlterPresse on April 20, 2006
The national context
In the heart of the multidimensional crisis facing Haïti, lies the mere application of the Constitution of 1987. In fact, 19 years later, one can assert that none of the institutions described and foreseen in it has been erected. That is why, for all political and legal experts, it is difficult, let us say impossible to have a State of Law in such conditions, in other words how to establish the (...)

Trinidad & Tobago : Drug trade major cause of crime, according to the Security national authorities

Posted on Wednesday 5 April 2006

By Exilus Deceyon
Port- of- Spain, Trinidad, April 5th 2006 [AlterPresse] --- Sixty-five per cent of all serious crimes committed in Trinidad and Tobago are related to the illicit drug trade, Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security Fitzgerald Hinds has stated. Quoting “ongoing statistics,” Hinds made the disclosure at the launch of a two-day workshop on building stronger policies and consolidating government and NGO collaborations at the Ministry’s Temple Court, Abercromby Street, office in Port-of-Spain on April 4th, 2006.
However, Hinds would not comment on what type of (...)

Haiti in the 2005 World Press Freedom Review

Posted on Thursday 30 March 2006

The Haiti chapter in the 2005 World Press Freedom Review from International Press Institute
By Charles Arthur
Published by AlterPresse on March 30, 2006
The repercussions of the armed revolt and collapse of the Lavalas Family party government in early 2004 continued to be felt, as armed groups, many of them with political affiliations, challenged the authority of the interim government and frequently clashed with the national police force and troops of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Throughout the year, the sprawling slum areas of the capital city, (...)

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