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Jamaican PM Golding Brief’s Parliament on Haiti

As the world turns from grief to bickering over the response to the devastation of Haiti by the magnitude 7.3 earthquake January 12, Jamaica’s prime minister, Bruce Golding on Tuesday briefed his parliamentary colleagues on the island’s and the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) roles in alleviating the suffering people of their neighbour.

Following is the full text of his presentation:

CARICOM, EU Discuss Haiti Reconstruction

Caribbean Community leaders, denied permission to land in Haiti last Thursday to asses the region’s contribution to the post earthquake recovery effort, were meeting Monday in neighbouring Dominican Republic with European Union, US State Department and United Nations officials to discuss a medium and long-term plan for Haiti’s reconstruction. Since Haiti handed over control of …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Pray for Me, Pray for Jamaica – PM

Prime Minister Bruce Golding asked Jamaicans to pray for God’s intervention in the affairs of the nation to help him in the work that he is called to do. A release from the Office of the Prime Minister said he was addressing a prayer and worship event, organized by the Power of Faith Ministries at …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Women on Trial II: Towards a Just Criminal Justice System

Women activists and feminists have pointed to the way in which women are and have been treated before the courts for criminal offences. In her feminist analysis of the criminal trial process in Canada, and which has relevance for the Caribbean, Marguerite Russell examines various aspects of the criminal justice system. She specifically highlights the …

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About Judith Soares

Judith Soares, PhD, is the head of the University of the West Indies' Women and Development Unit.

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