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Tag Archives: Human Rights

  1. “Freeheld” (2015) – Ellen Page, Julianne Moore: Drama HD

    New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

    August 27, 2015Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. The Real Destroyers of Barbados: Opinion from – Clement Payne Movement

    If there is a group of inexperienced and irresponsible “leaders” who have done serious damage to our country that group is not to be found in the trade unions of Barbados! Rather, they are to be found in the Freundel Stuart-led Democratic Labour Party administration! Who – after all – is responsible for the dismissal […]

    July 17, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  3. Invitation: Israel Lovell Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Lecture July 16, 2015Education, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. St. Martin Independence Foundation Statement on the Humanitarian Crisis in the Dominican Republic

    In its meeting of June 30, 2015, the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) decided to make the following statement condemning the denationalization and forced deportation of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent. “It is with great regret and outrage that the Independence for St. Martin Foundation (ISMF) has been following the unfolding human tragedy […]

    July 15, 2015ControversyNo comments
  5. CARICOM’s Regional Cultural Committee horrified at reports of lynching and forced expulsion of Haitians from their homes by DR citizens

    The Regional Cultural Committee, Acknowledging its role as the vanguard and custodian of cultural development in CARICOM; Acknowledging and recognising that the culture of the people of the region is deeply rooted in our diasporic history and is therefore central to our entire region’s development; Also acknowledging the key role that Haiti has played in […]

    July 15, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  6. “HE NAMED ME MALALA” (Documentary Film – 2015)

    HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turns 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating […]

    July 11, 2015Cinema, Education, Video GalleryNo comments

    Cheers and singing erupted as the Confederate battle flag was lowered on the grounds of the South Carolina State House. In a tweet, President Obama called the removal “a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future.”

    July 10, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  8. St. Maarten’s Prime Minister Marcel Gumbs: “Reparatory justice is gaining momentum”

    St. Maarten Prime Minister, Marcel Gumbs, made what might be the first direct statement here on Reparations by a leader of government on either part of the island, at the recent Emancipation Day Lecture. “The movement for reparatory justice is gaining momentum and greater focus than ever before in the Caribbean region,” said Prime Minister […]

    July 10, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  9. ZARAFA – François-Xavier, Simon Abkarian & Max Renaudin Pratt

    Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them […]

    July 5, 2015Cartoons, Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Love won: Same-sex marriage now recognised as all other unions in USA

    In a landmark opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that all states cannot ban same-sex marriage, handing gay rights advocates their biggest victory yet. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage is “a victory for America,” President Barack Obama said in the Rose Garden on the White House grounds. The decision […]

    June 27, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  11. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Hosts Theology of Inclusion Lecture in Barbados

    Acclaimed American theologians and professors from Howard University’s School of Divinity, Dr. Kortright Davis and Dr. Cain Hope Felder, shared their academic perspectives during a free public lecture on the theology of inclusion hosted by the U.S. Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on June 17. […]

    June 19, 2015Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  12. “The Black Book” – 35th Anniversary Edition

    “The ultimate treasure chest of the Black Experience.” – Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard University “AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT OF AMERICAN HISTORY that defines a people’s strength, hope, and perseverance.” – Gay Talese “There is not a member of the human family on earth who cannot learn from it.” – Gloria Steinem “A book no […]

    May 28, 2015Books, Video GalleryNo comments
  13. Holy Namesakes, Batman… Rihanna can’t register her own name?

    As much as I disagree with most of Rihanna’s frequent shenanigans which (so far) seem to be diminishing as she gets older, I think DC’s lawsuit against her is utterly frivolous, good Gotham, they’re not even the same spelling? Here’s the NY Post’s PageSix website;- DC Entertainment, the company that owns Batman, has swooped down to […]

    May 20, 2015RihannaNo comments
  14. “Aurora” – Romantic SF Thriller (2015) In 2020 super-computer Kronos concludes that human beings are the biggest threat to the planet. 60 years later, Andrew finds himself lost in a world run by machines when he meets Calia, a girl on the way to a place called Aurora.

    May 15, 2015Cinema, Oddity, Video GalleryNo comments
  15. Beware the Juggernaut? Is Trini Media at risk? TT’s Communications Minister meets with senior media executives

    As part of mandate of the recently established Rapid Response Unit (RRU) of the Ministry of Trade, Industry, Investment and Communications, to be easily accessible to provide a Government response in real time. Senator Vasant Bharath, just met with four (4) key members of Port Of Spain’s media fraternity to continue the conversation started earlier this year […]

    May 6, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  16. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Salutes Journalists Everywhere on World Press Freedom Day?

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: At the risk of sounding like Angelina Jolie, yet I do not recall being invited to the 2014 event listed below, just cuts me to the quick, it makes you wonder if this current message would as easily apply to Edward Snowden or Julian Assange? 😉 Can you think of a better way […]

    April 30, 2015Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  17. “SUFFRAGETTE” (Meryl Streep & Helena Bonham Carter #votingmatters)

    A Movie directed by Sarah Gavron Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep, Brendan Gleeson… Release Date: in UK Cinemas 30th October 2015 Genre: Drama

    April 29, 2015Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. International Women’s Day 2015 – ILO: Progress on gender equality at work remains inadequate

    Two decades after the world’s largest gathering of women adopted a far-reaching agenda for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, women are only marginally better off with respect to equality at work. “Are working women better off today than they were 20 years ago?” asked ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “The answer is a qualified yes. […]

    March 8, 2015Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    Support Service Organisations from across the Caribbean will meet from March 6-9 to review the progress of implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Free Movement of Skilled Workers for artisans and domestics. The meeting, facilitated by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), follows on the heels of the Inter-sessional Meeting of the […]

    March 5, 2015TravelNo comments
  20. Statement by EU High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I share with people all over the world in commemorating a crime unparalleled in human history, a crime in which six million Jews as well as millions of other innocent victims, Roma, political prisoners, prisoners of war, disabled people, homosexuals, were murdered in Nazi death camps. This year, International Holocaust […]

    February 1, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  21. First Official Gay wedding held in Dominican Republic

    Great Britain just revealed how the first gay wedding took place in the Dominican Republic between a UK citizen and a Dominican on 30 December 2014 at the UK Consulate in Santo Domingo. The Dominican Constitution does not recognize same-sex marriage, so weddings cannot be carried out in Dominican territory. The UK Embassy announced the […]

    January 5, 2015TravelNo comments
  22. “Greater Protection of Children in the Caribbean” By Felicia Browne

    The Domestic Violence Act ensures greater protection of victims. In many cases, children and vulnerable members of the household are caught between the disputes of their parents or family members. Though, domestic violence has continued to remain a major concern for children’s rights activists, such concerns include the vulnerability of children during violent disputes. Children, […]

    January 2, 2015Health, PoliticalNo comments
  23. IPI Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie to leave at the end of 2014

    As the New Year approaches I would like to announce changes in the leadership of the International Press Institute (IPI), a world’s leading organization fighting for press freedom, protection of human rights, freedom of expression, as well as the promotion of the free flow of information and high standards of journalism. During her five years […]

    December 12, 2014Political, ReviewNo comments
  24. International Press Institute (IPI) needs to strengthen efforts to liberate global colleagues: Will *YOU* help?

    “(This) regime has shown, through these detentions and killing, that if you speak up against what happens, you either get detained for an endless time or you get killed.” These are the words of Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy, interviewed by IPI just a few months after his release from Cairo’s Scorpion Prison, where he […]

    November 14, 2014Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  25. “SELMA” – Cuba Gooding Jr, Oprah Winfrey (Martin Luther King Jr, Historical Docu-Drama: 2014)

    The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement. Director Ava DuVernay’s SELMA tells the real story of how the pivotal leader and the adamancy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. […]

    November 14, 2014Cinema, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments