Soccer: Trinidad and Tobago need a win to make World Cup Finals

Posted on Tuesday 15 November 2005

By Charles Arthur
Following Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Bahrain in Port-of-Spain, the Trinidad and Tobago national team travel to Bahrain knowing that nothing less than a win in the return game on Wednesday will suffice.
Head coach, Leo Beenhakker, acknowledged his team had not played well but said all is not lost. "One side of me says it’s a little bit disappointing and on the other hand I can live with the draw simply because I know we didn’t play very well," said the former Ajax and Real Madrid coach.
Team captain, the former Manchester United star, Dwight Yorke, who now plays in (...)

Haiti - Elections : Crystal balls don’t lie

Posted on Saturday 12 November 2005

By Daniel Simidor
Submitted to AlterPresse on november 11, 2005
As I peer into my crystal ball to spy what mad new games the mad, mad, men are playing with our future, a Preval-Simeus-Bazin tandem jumps suddenly into focus, with Aristide and his nemesis in Washington both discretely approving or shouting praise.
How is that possible? What will the Constitution say? I distinctly see a silent Preval (with nothing to say) resuming his drunken presidency, while Simeus swaps passports with Latortue, singing sweetly “I’ll never renounce thee” to an eagle hovering above, and Bazin (...)

Iraq War claims Caribbean lives

Posted on Wednesday 9 November 2005

by Charles Arthur
The news that over 2,000 U.S. soldiers have been killed during the Iraq War has been noted with shock and anguish in the United States. The fact that an unknown number of those dead were originally from the Caribbean has attracted less scrutiny.
The exact number of Caribbean immigrants in Iraq fighting in either the U.S. or British military units remains unclear, but officials speculate the number could be as high as several hundred. Although many of them were either born in the United States or had become naturalized citizens before being shipped out to the (...)

Association of Caribbean Media Workers elects new leadership

Posted on Tuesday 8 November 2005

Trinidadian broadcaster, Dale Enoch, was elected the new President of the Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) at the organization’s Third Biennial General Meeting in Bridgetown, Barbados, on November 4.
Enoch is the former President of the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT), and a broadcast journalist and head of the News and Current affairs department at Trinidad’s independent radio station, i95.5FM.
Enoch was elected unopposed by journalists and representatives of media organizations from Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, (...)

Haitians and Dual Nationality

Posted on Thursday 20 October 2005

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on October 19, 2005
The candidacy of Dumarsais Siméus, which received much media attention, has brought the issue of dual nationality in Haiti to the fore. From the second half of the 20th century onward, tens of thousands of Haitians have adopted a foreign nationality for reasons ranging from political, economic, and professional to simply for personal convenience.
Over the same period, tens of thousands of others who have lived or are still living in foreign lands have not adopted another nationality. This second category generally, but not (...)

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