CARICOM head makes plea for equal rights for women

first_img Share 8 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Secretary General says the development of rural women in the Caribbean threatened by gender-based violence.ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – The CARICOM Secretariat will soon publish the findings of the report Youth, Masculinities and Violence in the Caribbean.This was disclosed by CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque during his message to mark International Women’s Day, under the theme Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty, yesterday.The report was prepared by CARICOM Advocate for Gender Justice, Dr. Rosina Wiltshire, who has co-ordinated research in several Member States to gather the data.LaRocque said the development of rural women in the Caribbean was threatened by gender-based violence. “There is a pressing need to engage young women and men, girls and boys in advancing gender equality and eliminating and preventing all forms of violence against women and girls,” he said.He added that rural women constituted one-fourth of the world’s population, and stressed that if they were granted equal access to productive resources, agricultural yields, the number of chronically hungry people could be reduced between 100 and 150 million.The Secretary-General said rural women accounted for a great portion of the agricultural labour force, and produced the majority of the food grown.He added the Secretariat also launched its public campaign products produced during a workshop in Suriname last year. That will see 15 artists from Belize, Guyana and Suriname blending their voices to the global campaign led by the United Nations Secretary-General to end violence against women.“They produced public service announcements, jingles, a calypso and a documentary on sexual, psychological and physical violence and we are pleased to share these with Member States of the Community,” he said, noting the project was sponsored by UN Women. Caribbean 360 News Sharecenter_img NewsRegional CARICOM head makes plea for equal rights for women by: – March 10, 2012 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Victim’s cousin gets emotional in court while testifying

first_img Sharing is caring! Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comIn day one of the trial into the death of Charlesworth Christopher junior on Monday, his twenty-one (21) year old cousin who witnessed the incident broke down in tears on the witness stand.Stebin Valentine is on trial for manslaughter of Christopher which occurred about 1:30 am on the 30th of August, 2009 in Portsmouth.Ashton Joseph of Portsmouth testified that he was standing on the western side of the road outside his cousin’s house, after coming from a party with Valentine, awaiting a friend to bring him his mobile phone.Christopher was sitting on a step outside his house along with Kadisha Peter, Francine Sango, Kevin Nathan and Stebin Valentine. He said, his cousin and Valentine were having a conversation about 6 feet away from where he was standing and he could not hear what they were speaking about. However, he heard Junior said, “let me see it” which “caught his attention”.“I just looked in their direction, after he [Christopher] said let me see it. I saw Stebin taking out something from the side of his waist and while showing it to him, there was a loud explosion and sparks fly. It was like a gunshot,” he said.He described a black gun, about six inches, using his index fingers to demonstrate how big it appeared to him.After the loud explosion, the witness said he saw his cousin “with his hands stretching and going back” and he fell to the ground on his side.“After my cousin hit the ground, Valentine stood up from the step he was sitting on and he said, “boy look at what I do, look at what I do. I running home” and he was holding the gun and looking at Christopher,” Joseph said tearfully.Junior’s mother; Laurencia Laville, who was present in court was also in tears. Joseph continued that Valentine “dashed out” towards the neighbor’s hedges towards Cabrits but he remained on the scene in shock.Then he went to his cousin’s side and noticed that blood was coming from above his left eye and a “white stuff” was coming from his mouth but he never spoke.Faustin Alexis of Portsmouth, who is also Christopher’s cousin and neighbor, said, “About 2am I was at my home on my bed reading my bible with my girlfriend Sheila Dumas. I heard a noise which sounded like a Christmas bomb or a fire crack coming from the south”.Initially when he heard the noise he did not do anything, however when he heard someone crying, his girlfriend spoke to him and he “put on a boxer shorts and I looked and saw Laurencia holding the deceased on the side of the road with a bath towel and she was crying”.He then went to his vehicle, after he had a conversation with a guy named Khalil, started it and transported Junior to the Portsmouth hospital, where he noticed blood coming from his head and he was shaking, and assisted in putting Christopher on a stretcher.Dr. Carl Monroe, a registered medical officer, testified that he examined Junior’s body about 3:15am at the accident and emergency department of the Princess Margaret Hospital.According to his evidence, Junior had a bullet wound about .05cm to his forehead, there was bloody secretions coming from his mouth and he was gasping for breath.He attempted to stabilize him “by setting up oxygen and IV lines however he was not responsive” therefore he attempted CPR which was to no avail.Monroe revealed under cross examination that he also used stimuli; which he explained to be applying painful pressure to one’s body, to resuscitate him but there was no response.He pronounced Christopher dead at 3:30am and the body was transported to the morgue to facilitate an autopsy.Christopher was twenty-two (22) years old at the time of his death.Dominica Vibes News Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 80 Views   6 comments LocalNews Victim’s cousin gets emotional in court while testifying by: – July 2, 2012last_img read more

Aging Algeria striker scores for club at 45

first_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCristiano Ronaldo Turns His Hotels Into Coronavirus Hospitals?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Amazing Facts About Ancient Egypt9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The World Former Algeria striker Nassim Akrour has signed for French third-tier side Chambery and scored on his debut at the age of 45. Loading… Akrour has been without a club since leaving Ligue 2 side Annecy six months ago and was on target as Chambery won a friendly on Saturday. He is the all-time leading scorer for French side Grenoble with 110 goals in 312 appearances over two stints from 2005 to 2010 and 2013 to 2016.Advertisement The France-born player began his professional career in 1995 at French lower-league side Olympique Noisy-le-Sec before moving to England’s lower divisions with Sutton United and Woking. Read Also:Benzema wants to play for Algeria after being told he can’t play for France  He returned to France in 2000 when he signed for Istres, who he also had two stints with. He played 18 times for Algeria including at the 2002 and 2004 Africa Cup of Nations finals. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Chelsea demand huge £45m for misfit Batshuayi

first_img Loading… Chelsea are asking a staggering £45million for Michy Batshuayi to slow the race for the Belgian striker. Roma are also said to be in the race to sign the Belgian ‘kisses goodbye to fans after agreeing terms with Man Utd’ Batshuayi has struggled at Chelsea since arriving from Marseille for £33million in April 2016. Read Also:Chelsea boss Lampard makes first winter transfer signing Loan spells with Borussia Dortmund, Valencia and Palace were more productive. But he has yet to start under Blues’ boss Frank Lampard. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Stamford Bridge chiefs are quoting the massive figure to interested clubs, with Crystal Palace and Aston Villa reeling at the news. Chelsea claim they will not send Batshuayi, 26, out on loan again after his recent stint at Palace — but the impasse may cause a long-term problem. Villa will not offer that much and neither will the Eagles, although Chelsea think the tag is justified because target Wilfried Zaha is valued by Palace in the £100m range. However, Batshuayi is going to be out of contract in 18 months when he can go for nothing.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It Is5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe Highest Paid Football Players In The Worldlast_img read more

Arsenal in contact with Napoli attacker

first_img Loading… With uncertainty surrounding the future of top goalscorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,  Arsenal have lined-up  Dries Mertens as a potential replacement. Aubameyang only has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the end of the season.Advertisement Rumours have mounted he has informed Arteta already that he wants to leave the North London side this summer in order to join a team capable of challenging for top honours. Read Also:Arteta in search of left-footers to boost Gunners attack Now Mertens, 32, could provide the Gunners with a cheap alternative for the marksman. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic LooksHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

‘Near-isolation’ – coronavirus throws S. Korea Olympic plans into chaos

first_imgUnless exemptions are granted, the measures make it impossible for South Koreans to take part in international competitions in those countries – costing them ranking points and sometimes putting Olympic qualification in doubt.The national judo team were planning to arrive in Russia next week for the Ekaterinburg Grand Slam from March 13 to 15. But on Wednesday, Moscow announced its two-week quarantine.Most of the remaining judo competitions are in countries that already have entry bans, including Turkey, Mongolia and Qatar.“What’s really hard is that the list is getting longer and the situation is changing nearly every hour,” said an official from the Korea Judo Association, which is trying to secure exemptions from Russian authorities.He still expected the South to compete in most of the 14 weight classes in Tokyo.“But you never know with sports,” he added, “because an underdog could suddenly emerge at the Grand Slam or Grand Prix and one of our athletes could lose their spot by just a point or so.”– ‘Really difficult’ –Archery and taekwondo were South Korea’s most successful disciplines in Rio, with five medals each.South Korean Olympic champion Park In-bee left for the US a week earlier than scheduled amid concerns Washington could impose an entry ban South Korea came eighth in the medal table at the Rio 2016 Olympics with 21 medals, nine of them gold Read Also: How the coronavirus has hit global sportThey have already been forced to drop out of the 2020 World Tour Platinum in Doha this week, and while they have secured a spot at the Games, missing international competitions would deprive them of chances to improve their world rankings and Olympic seedings.“We don’t know which country will be next in banning South Korean arrivals so going abroad as soon as possible is the safest bet,” the KTTA official said.KTTA chief Ryu Seung-min was due to meet International Table Tennis Federation officials this week in Singapore – which has imposed an entry ban.“If even this can’t be done, we are in near-isolation,” Ryu wrote on his Facebook page.For the weightlifters, the situation is even more precarious – Olympic spots are allocated at the end of April based on ranking points at six competitions since 2018, and the South Korean team has only taken part in five so far.The sixth was going to be the East Asian Championships in Seoul in February, but the event was postponed over the coronavirus. Next month’s Asian Championships in Uzbekistan are in doubt, on top of which the country has a quarantine requirement.“At this point, no one knows who is going to the Olympics,” a Korea Weightlifting Federation official told AFP.The Korean Sport and Olympic Committee said it had implemented safety measures including banning athletes from leaving the national training camp in Jincheon, which was being disinfected on a daily basis, and was in talks with the International Olympic Committee to try to ensure continued participation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… But the country’s Olympic archery trials were postponed indefinitely this week due to the virus, and once selected the team were to take part in the Archery World Cup in May in Antalya, Turkey – which has an entry ban.Similarly the taekwondo team would normally compete at the Asian Championships in Beirut in May, and officials are seeking an exemption from Lebanon’s entry ban.South Korean boxers taking part in the current Asian Olympic qualifying tournament in Jordan – which has also imposed an entry ban – were only allowed into the country after testing negative for the virus.“It was a really difficult journey,” trainer Lee Sang-wook wrote on his Instagram account.Some stars rushed out of South Korea as the infection numbers climbed, to avoid the risk of restrictions.South Korea dominates women’s golf, with six of the top 13 in the current LPGA rankings. Three of its players including Olympic champion Park In-bee left for the US a week earlier than scheduled amid concerns Washington could impose an entry ban, while world number one Ko Jin-young cancelled a trip home.– Ping pong diplomacy –The table tennis team is considering heading abroad later this month and staying away to escape potential disruptions, an official at the Korea Table Tennis Association said.South Korea’s table tennis team is considering heading abroad later this month and staying away to escape potential disruptionscenter_img But it also has the largest number of reported novel coronavirus cases in the world outside China, with the national total passing 6,000 on Thursday, less than five months before the Tokyo Olympics. Scores of countries and regions have imposed travel restrictions and more than 20 – including Olympic host Japan – have ordered two weeks’ quarantine on arrivals from South Korea. Around 40 others have barred foreigners who have recently been in the country. Promoted Content11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeCan You Recognize These Cute Celeb Baby Faces? Travel restrictions around the world on arrivals from virus-hit South Korea are plunging its Olympic preparations into turmoil, with some athletes considering self-imposed exile and some at risk of missing the Games altogether. South Korea has the largest number of reported novel coronavirus cases in the world outside China South Korea is a country that takes the Olympics seriously, coming eighth in the medal table at Rio 2016 with nine golds, and fifth at London 2012 with 13.Advertisementlast_img read more

Covid-19: RVP and son Shaqueel showcase impressive skills

first_imgRobin van Persie has been making the most of the coronavirus lockdown by teaching his son a few of his old tricks. The former Arsenal and Manchester United star has been spending his time in isolation taking part in Q&As and he has now taken himself back out onto the pitch. In a video posted to Instagram, Van Persie can be seen lining up on an all-weather pitch at his home with 13-year-old Shaqueel, before the pair of them embark on a rehearsed footwork drill. Robin Van Persie and son Shaqueel making best use of the lockdown The pair, for the most part, managed to keep it synchronised, with Van Persie Jr able to keep up with his old man. Along with the post, the 36-year-old wrote: ‘We’re not the best dancers but put a ball at our feet and… [smugface emoji].Advertisement Loading… ‘Having some fun with Shaqueel van Persie in the garden. Stay safe everyone.’ It has been a busy period for the ex-Holland international, who answered questions about his time at Old Trafford on Tuesday. One story he told about Sir Alex Ferguson caught the eye, as he revealed the wrath two players faced from the Scotsman in the aftermath of heading on an ill-advised night out. Van Persie told SoFoot: ‘The day after the game Sir Alex had photos put up on the dressing room wall of the two players taken during their night out. ‘He told the entire squad: “Boys, if we don’t win the league it’s because of these two a***holes who opted to go out”. Read AlsoPremier League clubs,PFA at loggerheads over pay-cuts ‘I know the names, but can’t reveal them. The manager slaughtered them. It was amazing. He’d put up photos documenting where they were, at 2am, 3am, 4am etc, to underline just how stupid they had been.’ FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Yearlast_img read more

I’m now capable of coaching Barca, Xavi finally declares

first_imgRead Also: Neymar shows off pink hair, matching suit in fashion shoot“I like him,” he said. “Who doesn’t?“He stands out, gives depth and finds space where there’s very little.“Barcelona are right to take an interest.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The club approached their former midfielder as they sought a replacement for Ernesto Valverde only for him to turn them down, but that decision doesn’t appear to have been taken due to any self doubt on Xavi’s part. Promoted ContentThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldHere Are The 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All Time7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithContemplate Life At These 10 Stargazing LocationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Xavi Hernandez feels ready to coach Barcelona despite turning them down earlier this year.Advertisementcenter_img “I’ve tested myself as a coach,” Xavi told YouTuber DJMariiO in an interview for Post United.“I see myself as capable and it’s a dream to return to Barcelona.“I’ve said on a number of occasions that Barcelona is my home, it’s my life.”Even if Barcelona is his dream job, Xavi is still enjoying his time in Qatar.“I’m learning a lot in Qatar,” he explained.“Obviously coaching Barcelona is a big thing. I have to think clearly.“I have to be very prepared. It’s all a process and I hope that the chance comes someday.”Neymar has been linked with a Camp Nou return since leaving the club for Paris Saint-Germain, and it’s something that Xavi views favourably.“Why not?” He responded when asked about the Brazilian going back.“Football-wise I have no doubts.“I’ve been with him in the dressing room and he seems to be a great person.“He was a professional and made a difference.“On the pitch he’s in the top five.”Lautaro Martinez appears to be the Catalans’ current priority though, and he’s another player that Xavi likes. Loading… last_img read more

One Premier League club losing £9m-a-week

first_imgOne unnamed Premier League club is losing a staggering £9m-a-week due to the coronavirus suspension. Premier League fixtures are currently suspended until April 30 due to the coronavirus crisis ( The Mirror reports they may have to take out a £100m bank loan to cover their potential losses during the coronavirus lockdown. That is the real cost facing one of the top clubs during the crisis and why some have now been forced into looking at potential pay cuts and deferrals for their players.Advertisement It comes because the clubs are still having to pay out their biggest costs – player wages – during the lockdown without any income. They are facing the potential nightmare of having to pay back up to £750m in TV cash to broadcasters, they are missing out on gate receipts, sponsorship deals and significant match day revenues. read also:EPL richest owners: Newcastle claim top spot with £320BN None of the clubs know how long the crisis will last and how many weeks or months they will have to go on without any games. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Topcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Biden clinches US Democratic Nomination

first_img“It was an honor to compete alongside one of the most talented groups of candidates the Democratic party has ever fielded,” Biden said in a statement Friday night, “ and I am proud to say that we are going into this general election a united party.” WASHINGTON – Joe Biden has formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. AP/FILE PHOTOcenter_img The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee Friday after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday. (AP)last_img read more