WACC-Caribe : New executive committee, New agenda

Posted on Tuesday 20 September 2005

Paramaribo, 20 sept. 05 [AlterPresse] --- A three-day workshop/seminar and assembly of WACC-Caribe (World Association of Christian Communication-Caribbean) comes to an end on September 17, 2005 in Paramaribo, capital of Surinam. The assembly of WACC-Caribe members elected a new executive committee of the regional branch of the organization.
The new president is Maximiliano Dueñas Guzman (Puerto Rico) who will succeed Gotson Pierre from Haiti. Ary Régis (Haiti) and Lili Suarez (Cuba) are respectively vice-president and secretary. The general assembly also elected two ex-officio members and (...)

Caribbean nations, except until now Haiti, will benefit Venezuelan oil agreement

Posted on Thursday 15 September 2005

On 6 September, 2005, nine more Caribbean nations signed up to the PetroCaribe cooperation agreement, under which Venezuela will provide oil to Caribbean countries on concessionary terms.
Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez had already signed bilateral agreements with Jamaica and Cuba, and, under the deal signed earlier this month in Montego Bay, Jamaica, he entered similar arrangements with the heads of State or delegations from Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname.
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Haiti : Voters and candidates

Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2005

By Ericq Pierre
This year the number of candidates for election, all told, will be higher than ever. Many Haitians prefer to start their own political organization rather than join existing ones. However, in order to avoid having too many candidates, the electoral decree seeks to encourage parties to link up and consolidate. Yet up to now only a small number of political factions have formed such coalitions. To parody the armed forces, some would rather be commanders of a small army than sergeants in a big one.
Worse, despite the large number of parties, there are still likely to be a (...)

Five Caribbean states ranked in top group in the UNDP Human Development Index

Posted on Monday 12 September 2005

Five Caribbean states are ranked among countries with high human development according to the 2005 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development report released on 7 September.
The report measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development - a long and healthy life measured by life expectancy at birth; knowledge as measured by the adult literacy rate and the combined gross enrolment for primary, secondary and tertiary level educational institutions; and decent standard of living, measured in terms of Gross Domestic Product per (...)

Soccer: Trinidad and Tobago still in with a chance

Posted on Monday 12 September 2005

Despite losing 2-0 to Costa Rica on 7 September, Trinidad and Tobago still have a chance of representing the Caribbean at the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. Costa Rica’s win leaves them well-placed to take the third and last automatic qualification place, behind the USA and Mexico, who have already qualified.
Trinidad and Tobago can still clinch fourth place, and thereby qualify for a play-off match against Uzbekistan or Bahrain.
To be certain of making the play-off match, Trinidad and Tobago must win both their last two matches, away to Panama on 8 October, and home to Mexico four (...)

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