Caribbean

Slaves in Brazil

Slavery in Brazil

Slavery in BrazilSlavery, A Modern-Age Slur on a Country Thriving in Prosperity.

Reports of Brazil as a nation thriving with a strong economy growing healthily, cause both envy and intrigue to hang over the many countries, who far from managing to pull themselves out of recession, are plunging further into economic breakdown. Although this rosy picture of Brazil, which has been colorfully filling our television screens on recent news bulletins, is far from representative of the whole picture.…
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Caribbean Kids

High Cost of Youth Risky Behavior

High Cost of Youth Risky BehaviorMany Caribbean youth are doing reasonably well. They live in loving and caring families, attend school and are involved in various social activities in their communities. The health and well-being of children and youth in the Caribbean is, and has been, the center of attention of many studies, meetings and policy directives set at the regional, sub regional and national levels.…
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Human Resources Education

Human Resources Key to Economic Progress

Human Resources Key to Economic ProgressThe quality of human resources has a strong influence on the ability of societies, enterprises and governments to properly identify and analyse problems, to realistically and imaginatively envisage the future and to craft plans for achieving goals and objectives.

The ingredients of high quality human resources are expert knowledge and skills, capacity for knowledge acquisition, analytical capacity, ability to communicate and creative adaptive responsibilities.…
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Haiti Development

Haiti’s Tortuous Development

Haiti’s Tortuous DevelopmentLong before the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the country had been plagued with problems. Haiti, with some eight million people, is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has been so for quite some time. It is also of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) most densely populated countries, with 306 people per square kilometer in 2003.…
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Haiti Care

Haiti AIDS Patients Care Continues

Haiti AIDS Patients Care ContinuesSince the January 12, 2010 earthquake, the Haitian Group for Studies in Karposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) in addition to supporting a field surgical hospital and a refugee camp for thousands of earthquake victims, it is providing humanitarian assistance and emergency care to those affected by the disaster as well as life saving medications to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) and tuberculosis.…
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Stop AIDS

Holistic Approach to HIV/AIDS Vulnerable Groups

Holistic Approach to HIV/AIDS Vulnerable GroupsThe scale of the HIV and AIDS epidemic exceeded expectations since it was identified 20 years ago. Globally, an estimated 36 million people are currently living with HIV, and some 20 million people have already died, with the worst of the epidemic centered on sub-Saharan Africa. But just as the spread of HIV has been greater than predicted, so too has been its impact on social capital, population structure and economic growth.…
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Combat HIV AIDS

Caribbean Media Combat HIV/AIDS

Caribbean Media Combat HIV/AIDSIt is widely accepted that one of the most effective ways to respond positively to HIV/AIDS and ensure behavior change is through the acceptance and dissemination of accurate information. It is also widely accepted that the broadcast industry is poised to be the leader in this exercise through the power of its reach and influence.…
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Haiti Earthquake

UN Doctors Abandon Haiti Victims

UN Doctors Abandon Haiti VictimsCNN reported yesterday that the United Nations ordered all its doctors, nurses and all other UN staff to leave their emergency care duty stations in Port au Prince, one of the hardest hit areas by Haiti’s earthquake, that UN decision lead to abandoning thousands of the earthquake victims including countless numbers of the critically wounded and numerous victims who had major surgeries.…
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Caribbean PMTCT

Caribbean Strides to Prevent HIV/AIDS

Caribbean Strides to Prevent HIV/AIDSLorna Hamilton Henry is an HIV and AIDS activist in the Caribbean. She is also very open about her HIV status and advocates for and behalf of all persons living with HIV. Lorna is also the mother of two healthy children, but as she reminds everyone, an HIV mother giving birth in the Caribbean is treated much differently than expectant mothers who are not living with the disease.…
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Haiti Earthquake 2010

UN Haiti Relief, Recovery, Development

UN Haiti Relief, Recovery, DevelopmentCalling for UN Immediate Relief and Recovery for Haiti.

What is there to say about this tragedy? What to do? How to get there? As a Caribbean national having grown up in New York, I have always been around Haitians; they were my next door neighbors, renting from the old Jewish lady with mezuzahs on her doorways, as existed on my home.…
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