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 (...)

CARIBBEAN : Calling for cultural revolution against HIV:AIDS

Posted on Monday 5 September 2005

Jamaica: Journalist calls for cultural revolution to tackle HIV/AIDS
Veteran Jamaican journalist, Ian Boyne, has called for a ’cultural revolution’ to help battle the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Speaking to a Gleaner Public Editors’ Forum at the University of the West Indies on 4 September, Boyne said the fostering of old-fashioned values and standards will help build self-esteem among wayward youth, many of whom have been struck down by virus.
"The increasing hedonism in the society has worsened the problem (the growth of HIV/AIDS) and we need to develop a culture of restraint, a culture which (...)

Hurricane Katrina : Assistance from CARICOM States and Lesson for region countries

Posted on Monday 5 September 2005

Hurricane Katrina: Four CARICOM states offer assistance
Four member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have offered assistance to the hurricane-ravaged US states of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The offers came from Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Guyana, and Jamaica - three of which were affected by natural disasters in the last 10 months.
Jamaica has also reported that the nearly 350 Jamaican hotel workers, who are employed at two properties in the city of Biloxi, and one in Gulfport, are reportedly safe in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. They have been relocated to (...)

Haitians murdered in the Dominican Republic

Posted on Thursday 1 September 2005

By Haiti Support Group
Submitted to AlterPresse on 1 september 2005
The British solidarity organisation, the Haiti Support Group (HSG), is extremely concerned about the violent attacks on Haitians and Haitian-Dominican in the Dominican Republic. Amidst a recent rise in xenophobic hostility against Haitians, scores of people have been attacked, and according to recent reports, more than 13 people have been killed in just the last few weeks
Included among these murders are the following:
The 16th August attack on four young Haitian men in the outskirts of Santo Domingo. Three of (...)

Hispaniola and Us

Posted on Wednesday 31 August 2005

By Ericq Pierre
Submitted to AlterPresse on 30 August 2005 “The island of Hispaniola is home to two failed States.†That was the judgment pronounced recently by a U.S. NGO, drawing the wrath and indignation of the president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernández. In Haiti, on the other hand, so accustomed to these types of comments, it seems not to have drawn any reaction in particular.
I do not know the Dominican Republic well. I’ve made four or five short trips over the last fifteen years, always on business and never for more than five days. But I know from statistics that it is (...)

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