Tag: Human Rights

Gays have rights too:  The Caribbean Dilemma

Gays have rights too: The Caribbean Dilemma

| November 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

A statement by the Prime Minister of Britain, David Cameron, that his government will not provide budgetary aid to governments that violate human rights including by discriminating against homosexuals and lesbians, has angered sections of Caribbean society. The angry response may have arisen over a misunderstanding of Cameron’s remarks made in a BBC interview at […]

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The Commonwealth:  Will wise heads prevail?

The Commonwealth: Will wise heads prevail?

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

A visitor to Perth in Australia during the week ending 30th October would be forgiven in believing that the City revolves around the 54-nation Commonwealth. The entire city is festooned with banners highlighting “CHOGM 2011” as Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers and hundreds of representatives from every Commonwealth country have gathered here for the Commonwealth Heads […]

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Dominica: PM condemns Gaddafi’s killing

Dominica: PM condemns Gaddafi’s killing

| October 25, 2011 | 4 Comments

ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Monday said that “extra judicial killings should never be supported or promoted” as he denounced the manner in which the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed last week following his capture by forces loyal to the new interim government in the North African country. “Like any […]

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Urgent debt, development, and environment issues at heart of Commonwealth report

Urgent debt, development, and environment issues at heart of Commonwealth report

| October 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tackling the problems of climate change, burdensome debt and reform of the international financial system to take account of the grave challenges that confront developing countries, particularly small states, lie at the heart of the recommendations being made to Commonwealth Heads of Government by the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) appointed last July to advise on […]

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