Haiti

Guyana Agriculture Minister among four murdered

Posted on Monday 24 April 2006

Georgetown, 24 Apr. 06 [AlterPresse] --- Gunmen burst into the home of Guyana’s agriculture minister early on April 22, 2006 and shot him to death, as well as two of his family members and a security guard, authorities said.
The assailants were given the money and jewelry they demanded but still shot Agriculture Minister Satyadeo Sawh to death, according to his wife, who said she survived by hiding in their coastal home.
Sattie Sawh said she heard the gunmen make their demands, and said the family gave them everything they had.
“They still turned around and shot them,” she said hours (...)

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 (...)

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