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 (...)

CARICOM reviewing Haiti’s suspension

Posted on Tuesday 30 August 2005

Workers’ organizations in Trinidad and Tobago call for improved safety legislation
The death of four workers in an accident during repair work to a ship in late June brought the number of people in Trinidad who have died on the job this year to 13.
The country’s trade union movement, that has been campaigning for many years for new safety legislation, is now increasing its criticism of the Patrick Manning government for failing to sign into law an Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), even though it was approved by parliament in February 2004.
David Abdullah, president of the (...)

Mobilization Test Succeeds Not, However, Without Damage

Posted on Saturday 15 November 2003

By Ronald Colbert
Translated from French by Max Blanchet P-au-P., 14 Nov 2003 [AlterPresse] --- The Group of 184 succeeded, not without damage, in mobilizing large segments of the capital’s population in the morning of Friday, November 14, 2003, in a challenge to the governance model being implemented by the Lavalas Government in Haiti.
In spite of their apprehension and the government’s orchestrated attempts to stop and/or intimidate the movement during the preceding week, thousands dared challenge the threats of regime’s partisans by going to the Champ de Mars, Port-au-Prince’s main (...)

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