November 14, 2018

OPINION: Newspapers connect humanity

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By Melissa Martin North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica. Humanity lives, works, and plays on the 7 continents. And reads the newspaper. All free countries on the planet with a printing press (and the Internet) are able to connect to share words, ideas, and daily happenings. People read newspapers around the globe […]

Real progress or smokescreen?

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By Tate Johnston, From Freedom United < Is this progress or just a smokescreen? Recent reports from Uzbekistan are conflicting, what should we make of them? The government is making promising commitments to tackle forced labor in Uzbekistan. But the experience of those living in the country suggests that forced labor is still a problem. […]

World Population Day July 11th

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In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year, on World Population Day, UNFPA will celebrate the theme “Family Planning is a Human Right.” […]

Trademarks v. artistic freedom

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Trademarks versus artistic freedom of expression: milestone referral for preliminary ruling By Olivier Vrins, Jeroen Muyldermans Contributed by ALTIUS Intellectual Property Belgium From ILO In a high-profile trademark infringement case involving Moët Hennessey Champagne Services (MHCS) – owner of the famous Champagne brand Dom Pérignon – and a Belgian painter, the courts were asked to […]

Caribbean activists welcome Inter-American Court opinion on LGBT rights

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By CariFLAGS (PRESS RELEASE) – The Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities (CariFLAGS) celebrates the recent advisory opinion by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) which referred to its constant case law whereby sexual orientation and gender identity are protected categories against discrimination under the Inter-American Convention on Human Rights. […]

Experts urge Caribbean to take action against corporate tax fraud

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life In the wake of the “Paradise Papers” leak, two United Nations human rights experts are urging Caribbean and other states to take action against corporate tax fraud. The experts on Friday also urged ratings agencies to downgrade businesses responsible for unethical practices, such as tax evasion, carried out […]

Colours Cayman Petition to the European Parliament declared Admissible

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 8 November 2017: We refer to our press release dated 15 May 2017 regarding the petition submitted to the European Parliament. We are delighted to announce a very important and positive development for the LGBTI people of the Cayman Islands: the petition has been declared admissible by the Committee on Petitions of […]

The Editor Speaks: Senseless charge that will do much damage

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I had hoped and thought positively there would be no charges made against Cayman Brac artist Ronald “Foots” Kynes over the nude sculptures that were displayed on his property and visible to the general public. I was wrong. Common sense goes out of the window and Kynes has been charged with displaying an obscene object […]

Trinidad to host Caribbean conference on ageing and rights of older people

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By Jamaica Observer From St Lucia Online Trinidad and Tobago will host a two-day Caribbean preparatory meeting for the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’. The June 1-2 meeting will precede the Fourth Regional Intergovernmental Conference on ‘Ageing and the Rights of Older Persons’ in Latin America and the […]

Photographer rescuing Syrian victims

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Amazing pictures show a photographer rescuing Syrian bombing victims By David Choi from Business Insider Throughout the developing crises in Syria, compelling photographs that depict the suffering of its people have garnered attention and prompted action from officials and private citizens alike. After a bomb blast in rebel-held territory in Syria on Saturday, however, a […]