Haiti

Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy condemns termination of Haitian Judges

Posted on Friday 23 December 2005

Press Release of Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID)
Submitted to AlterPresse on December 20, 2005
The Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID) has strongly condemned the decision by the current interim government of Haiti to terminate the services of five Supreme Court Judges. Interim Prime Minister Gerard Latortue and President Boniface Alexandre’s fire the Judges because they ruled against the government and ordered that Haitian-born US millionaire, Dumarsais Simeus, be allowed to contest the January presidential elections. Prime Minister Latortue has been quoted as (...)

Trinidad : Special Reserve Police officers refuse to sign contracts

Posted on Friday 23 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 23 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Special Reserve Police officers yesterday refused to sign a retroactive contract presented to them by Commissioner of Police Trevor Paul.
The group of 450 officers met with senior officials at the old police headquarters, Port-of-Spain, where they were carded to sign the contracts.
Instead, they protested the seniors’ decision not to allow the SRPs’ representative, attorney Subhas Panday, to examine the contracts first.
In a phone interview yesterday, Panday accused the commissioner and the Government of trying to take (...)

Trini woman jailed in US for drug trafficking

Posted on Wednesday 21 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, December 21st, 2005 [AlterPresse] --- A Trinidadian woman has been jailed for 70 months by a federal judge in Florida for drug trafficking, the agency in AlterPresse line learned.
Indaryartee Dwarika, 46, was sentenced to 70 months (five years, ten months) imprisonment by judge James Cohn at the Fort Lauderdale, Broward District Court, after she pleaded guilty to attempting to import 150 kilogrammes cocaine on December 2, 2001.
Dwarika was extradited from Trinidad on June 20, which she agreed to, more than two years after the warrant for her arrest was (...)

Trinidad : $15b T&T railway to start by 2007

Posted on Tuesday 20 December 2005

Port of Spain 20 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Construction of a $15-billion railway system for T&T will not begin until early 2007, says Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert.
In an exclusive interview, Imbert disclosed that the Government was still to decide on the kind of system.
“There is no decision or commitment on a fixed design at this point, and that will determine whether it is a monorail, light rail or heavy rail,” Imbert had said last week.
“I have been working with the consultants to fast-track the implementation of the railway system.
“We have made a number of decisions (...)

Trinidad : Attorney General said the country was gripped by fear of kidnapping

Posted on Saturday 17 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Port of Spain, 17 Dec. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Yesterday’s passage of the Bail Amendment Bill says to kidnappers and other criminals that the authorities will hunt them in the same way as “you stalk us,” Attorney General John Jeremie stressed in Parliament.
“It says we will not release you when we find you, and it says we’ve had enough!” Jeremie added as he piloted the bill to eventual passage in the Lower House.
The bill, which required a special majority, received Opposition support after a month of crime talks between the ruling PNM and the UNC.
The bill has been (...)

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