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Tag Archives: Human Rights

  1. People Empowerment clears the air on challenges facing the GIS

    Four months into his new Ministry, Kirk Humphrey now with the portfolio of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs has moved into the spotlight with new developments involving the Government Industrial School (GIS). Minister Humphrey is determined to see the current laws catch apace with the 21st Century. He outlined some of his immediate goals in […]

    May 1, 2022Breaking News, Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  2. 16 Days Are Not Enough – We Must Fight Violence Against Women Everyday, By: Randi Davis, UNDP Resident Representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Curacao, Aruba & Sint Maarten

    Each year starting on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, global advocates work tirelessly for 16 days of activism to draw attention to the high levels of violence against women and girls around the world. For the next two weeks, activists will wear orange, light up buildings, convene […]

    December 3, 2021Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Blood Brothers: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

    An extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Few people understand the bond these men shared. The charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the excon-turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression by speaking […]

    August 20, 2021Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  4. Pride Month Illumination of Bridgetown U.S. Embassy

    The Embassy of the United States to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS lights up in rainbow colors this weekend as a call to action to work for equality, liberty, and justice for all. U.S. President Joe Biden proclaimed June 2021 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month in the United States. […]

    June 26, 2021EventsNo comments
  5. 2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Alliance 8.7 global partnership, is launching the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, to encourage legislative and practical actions to eradicate child labour worldwide. The International Year was unanimously adopted in a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019. A main aim of the year […]

    January 18, 2021ControversyNo comments
  6. THE MAURITANIAN (2021) Shailene Woodley, Jodie Foster & Benedict Cumberbatch – Drama

    Director: Kevin Macdonald Writers: Rory Haines, Sohrab Noshirvani, M.B. Traven Stars: Shailene Woodley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi

    December 5, 2020Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Barbadian clergy make sensible call for end to buggery laws

    Laws that criminalize consensual same-sex intimacy still exist in more than sixty countries across the globe – and in most instances these laws are sustained by Church doctrine. The first Intimate Conviction conference in 2017 brought together many voices from across the globe to discuss the role of the church in maintaining these anti-sodomy statutes […]

    December 4, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments

    Closed borders and the difficulties of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a number of people being stranded in Barbados and around the world, some without food, basic medicines and the means by which they can return to their homeland. Most of these people are often exploited; some may even have been […]

    November 24, 2020EventsNo comments
  9. Abuse of Power and the Constitutional Obligations of Private Companies

    The recently concluded Jamaican case of Tomlinson v TVJ is, at its core, about power and the covert and overt ways it can be used to perpetuate discrimination against already marginalized groups. It therefore brought to the fore, questions about the extent to which section 13(5) of the Jamaica Charter of Rights stops powerful private […]

    November 16, 2020Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  10. First same-sex couples in Cayman Islands celebrate civil unions

    Samantha Louise Erksine and Alice Hillman Lopez have become the first same-sex couple in Cayman to have their union legally recognised here under the recently introduced Civil Partnership Law. The couple, who got married in the United Kingdom three years ago, received their Recognition of Overseas Relationship certificate from Joy Basdeo of Simply Weddings, who […]

    November 1, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  11. ‘I Am Woman’ with Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Macdonald, Evan Peters and Matty Cardarople

    The story of 1970s musician and activist Helen Reddy (Tilda Cobham-Hervey).

    August 26, 2020Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. When #Virgin Atlantic Failed, #Shame on Richard #Branson – #Justice for Firhaana Bulbulia, Flight Rage victim

    CAVEAT I was stunned on reading this, anyone who knows me, understands I ADORE Virgin Atlantic as a bastion of entrepreneurship and service, so to suddenly encounter this racist nightmare persisting unpunished is beyond my understanding, if Richard Branson can read about LIAT and have something to say? I expect him to find this and […]

    February 17, 2020Breaking News, Featured, Travel1 comment
  13. Is Barbados being a satellite Nation of PR of China?

    CAVEAT This was an anonymous eMail sent via a German re-mailer, at BajanReporter we try to accommodate all perspectives, even those we may disagree with… It is up to Yan Xiusheng or other similar interests to either agree or disagree with these suggestions? Is Barbados Becoming a satellite of China? Today I listened to the […]

    January 15, 2020Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Challenge to anti-sodomy law in Jamaica heard by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Sarah Bosha, legal and research advisor from AIDS-Free World, Maurice Tomlinson of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and Samir Varma, partner with the U.S. law firm Thompson Hine LLP presented a petition before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on behalf of two gay Jamaicans challenging their country’s anti-sodomy law. The legal team argued […]

    December 5, 2019ControversyNo comments
  15. IPI welcomes new Executive Board members

    Leading editors from the Philippines, Kenya and Nigeria have joined the Executive Board of the International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and leading journalists for press freedom. At last week’s IPI World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, the IPI General Assembly elected to the Executive Board Maria Ressa, CEO and executive […]

    June 15, 2019BusinessNo comments

    In a greatly anticipated decision delivered on Tuesday morning, November 13, Guyana’s final court of appeal, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), ruled unanimously that the law which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of a different gender for “an […]

    November 19, 2018Breaking News, Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  17. EU seeking to enhance contribution of Civil Society to governance

    The European Union is seeking proposals for projects aimed at enhancing the contribution of Civil Society to governance and development in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean states (OECS). The overall objective is to support Civil Society Organisations’ (CSO) contribution and participation to national development and policy making. Meanwhile, the specific objective will be to enhance […]

    August 7, 2017PoliticalNo comments

    CALYPSONIAN CHAD ‘SIR RUEL’ BOWEN is singing the blues after both the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Voice Of Barbados VOB) pulled the plug on two of his social commentaries. “I have two political songs – Run For Cover, written by Nick Joseph, and Not My Vote written by Invader. CBC has banned both but […]

    July 2, 2017Controversy, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Barbadian Press Freedom – If you Graze not Grate, then it’s Great!

    “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!” – Marcus Garvey There are those who still get a surprise to learn Bob Marley‘s famous song was a quotation and not an original statement. The quotation is utterly appropriate as we proceed to enter Emancipation and August to examine Press Freedom… It has […]

    August 1, 2016Breaking News, EditorialNo comments
  20. Barbados’ Opposition Leader – People have the power, not people in power

    At least 1,000 Barbadians braved the May summer heat with the Opposition Barbados Labour Party and responded to their call to go walking for justice. While calling for healing in the nation, BLP leader Mia Mottley not only decried Government’s handling of the country. She zeroed in on recent layoffs in the public sector as […]

    May 22, 2016Political, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. Barbados Workers Union says Wages Dispute is in Water Authority’s hands

    The strike by the BWU division of the BWA is now in its third day and yet the board and management of the Authority and the parent Ministry appear unbothered by the action which will now, in all likelihood create further water worries to the general public. This is particularly worrying when one considers that […]

    March 20, 2016Business, Video GalleryNo comments
  22. Japanese journalist found not guilty of defaming South Korea’s President

    The International Press Institute (IPI) welcomes today’s Seoul Central District Court’s verdict that acquits former Sankei Shimbun Seoul bureau chief Tatsuya Kato of defaming President Park Geun-hye. Nonetheless, IPI reminds South Korean authorities that criminalising defamation falls dramatically short of international legal standards and has a chilling effect on journalists. “IPI welcomes Mr. Kato’s acquittal […]

    December 22, 2015Controversy, FeaturedNo comments
  23. BARP Consumer Forum Launch

    BARP launched its Consumers Forum at The Radisson Aquatica Resort as too many Barbadians seem unaware or hesitant to demand their rights as paying customers. The non-profit organisation with a membership in excess of 41,000 senior citizens is concerned about the low level of consumer awareness in Barbados. BARP reported that on a daily basis […]

    December 13, 2015Education, FeaturedNo comments
  24. Gay Rights too? Barbados Bar Association to establish a Human Rights’ Committee

    The Barbados Bar Association on 15th October 2015 at a Special General Meeting voted to establish a Human Rights’ Committee. The proposal to establish such a Committee was tabled at the 27th June 2015 AGM by Mr. Lalu Hanuman, Attorney-at-law, but the vote was deferred until yesterday. It is anticipated that inter alia, the new […]

    October 18, 2015ControversyNo comments
  25. Human Rights Education Moves Forward in St. Kitts-Nevis

    The promotion and advocacy for tolerance and peace in St. Kitts and Nevis will be strengthened in the coming months following the 12th Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) Human Rights Summit in New York. “It was focused on developing the capacity of young people around the world to promote and advocate for and to […]

    September 4, 2015PoliticalNo comments