Cuba is special to us, say CARICOM foreign ministers

first_img 10 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share NewsRegional Cuba is special to us, say CARICOM foreign ministers by: – September 27, 2011 Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Cuban Minister for Foreign Affairs. UN Photo/JC McIlwaineNEW YORK, USA — The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has re-affirmed its 15-member weight of support behind the government of Cuba in that country’s struggle to get the United States to lift trade embargos against it, asserting that “Cuba is special to us.”Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla made a courtesy visit to the 14th informal consultations of the CARICOM Council on Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held within the margins of the 66th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday.At that meeting CARICOM foreign ministers welcomed the Cuban delegation warmly and expressed their appreciation for the functional cooperation which CARICOM member states had deepened with Cuba in health, education, sport and science.The meeting agreed that they would explore ways to strengthen the collaboration further especially in new priority areas. The meeting further expressed appreciation for the continued generosity Cuba had shown in providing technical assistance and support towards enhancing the quality of human resources within CARICOM countries. Pledging their support for the December summit set for Trinidad and Tobago, the CARICOM foreign ministers expressed hope that the summit would provide the platform for frank and fruitful discussions and for opportunities to build stronger relations. The Cuban foreign minister also congratulated Irwin LaRocque on his appointment as CARICOM secretary-general, noting that he was looking forward to advancing excellent relations as his country sought to enhance cooperation among CARICOM member states.Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

BH Paralympic Ilma Kazazic is fourth at the Europe Cup!

first_imgBH Paralympic representative in Alpine skiing Ilma Kazazic was competing in the Dutch Landgraaf this weekend within IPCAS competitions and the European Cup.This great skier with her performance in Landgraaf enabled the flag of BiH to wave at the big sports event as the European Cup for the first time in the history of Paralympic skiing.Popular BH snowflake took an excellent fourth place in this prestigious competition.“I drove for my professor. This, very important race for me and my country, I dedicate to my recently deceased coach and father of alpine skiing for persons with disabilities in BiH, Professor Hadzi Senad Turkovic”.Kazazic started the season 2016/17 with a very successful performance at IPCAS races on the 15th and 16th of November, where in the overall standings in a very strong competition of 24 competitors she won 9th place, and 8th place in the second race.With this performance, our national team member managed to lower the points on the border of achieving norm for the World Cup, which will be held in January in the Italian Traves.No matter that this young competitor had to travel alone to training and competitions due to a reduction of financial expenses, she thanked to representations of Croatia and Serbia for their support for her training in Austria and the performance on the competition in the Netherlands.New performance of this great skier is expected in Pitztal in Austria, from the 9th to 15th of December, and she promised a good result again.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

‘YES EQUALITY’ WORKING HARD FOR HUGE TURNOUT IN DONEGAL FOR REFERENDUM

first_imgYes Equality are hoping for a large turn-out.‘Yes Equality Donegal’ held a volunteer day yesterday (Sat) in Letterkenny’s Institute of Technology. Over 50 people from across the county were in attendance to find out ways in which they can become involved in the referendum campaign.‘Yes Equality’ is a national campaign platform which is working towards securing a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum this coming May, which will allow gay and lesbian couples equal access to civil marriage. “One of the things that we are keen to stress is that this is a campaign for civil marriage,” said Sinead Murray, one of the coordinators in Donegal, who also runs BreakOut, an LGBT youth group in Letterkenny.“We want voters to be absolutely clear that a Yes vote on May 22nd will in no way affect religious and church-based weddings. We are campaigning for equal access for all people to civil marriage – the kind that takes place in registry offices throughout the country on a daily basis.”People traveled from all over the county to attend the volunteer day on Saturday where they were given workshops on fundraising and canvassing.“Today was just the beginning of our campaign in Donegal. We will be canvassing in every corner of the county from now until the day of the referendum,” said Declan Meehan, another coordinator of the ‘Yes Equality’ campaign. “We want to get talking to everyone in Donegal, to answer their questions and address any concerns they might have. We want people to go into the polling booth on May 22nd confident that they are making the right choice when they vote Yes.”Yes Equality Donegal has the largest regional group in the country and they have big plans for the coming nine weeks, with fundraisers and public meetings planned county-wide. It was launched by Gaelic footballer Eamon McGee last month. Ireland will be the first country in history to have the chance to write marriage equality into their constitution by public referendum.“Voter turnout is crucial to this referendum passing,” said Noel Sharkey, one of the founders of the group. “Yes Equality is the family values campaign and we want people to vote yes for their lesbian and gay loved ones. A resounding ‘Aye’ from Donegal will show the country how dearly we, the people of Donegal, hold these family values.”Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the campaign can get in touch via the Yes Equality Donegal Facebook page or by emailing [email protected]‘YES EQUALITY’ WORKING HARD FOR HUGE TURNOUT IN DONEGAL FOR REFERENDUM was last modified: March 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more