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Human Rights on a Caribbean Island

 By Marcia Forbes, PhDCJ Contributor This is what many highly educated and intelligent Jamaicans believe: Buju Banton was set-upon by wicked gays who engineered his lock-up by the USA. Even more of the less intelligent and less educated also believe …

Dominican Republic Vows “Respect For Human Rights” With Citizenship Plan

 Above: Presidential spokesman Roberto Rodriguez Marchena By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s government said Monday that it would apply its new National Regularization Plan for Foreigners “attached to a respect for human rights.” The plan, which was unveiled …

Michel Forst, UN Human Rights Expert in Haiti, Tenders Resignation

 Above: Michel Forst (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre) By Alexander Britell Michel Forst, the United Nations’ Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti, has resigned from his position. A spokesperson for the MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission in Haiti confirmed the …

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 Above: UN Deputy SG Ivan Simonovic began his Haiti trip Wednesday (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff Ivan Simonovic, the United Nations Deputy Secretary General for Human Rights, began a visit to Haiti Wednesday, the world body announced. …

 Above: Assistant Secretary General Ivan Simonovic (UN Photo/Ryan Brown) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti will host a visit Wednesday from Ivan Simonovic, the United Nations’ Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights. Simonovic, who will be in Haiti for a …

 (Minister Esther Byer Suckoo/BGIS Photo) The Barbadian government is continuing its human rights campaign with a series of new laws aimed at preventing discrimination, including a legislation on sexual harassment. According to Minister of Labour and Security Dr Esther Byer …

 

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