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International Disaster Risk Reduction Day (13 October)

The 13 October, was International Disaster Risk Reduction Day.  The theme of this year's commemoration was “Making Children and Young People Partners for Disaster Risk Reduction” and, in his Message, the Secretary General speaks of the "vital role of children and young people in disaster risk reduction.



United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and Trinidad and Tobago Join Forces to Combat Illicit

From 10 to 21 October 2011, the United Nations Office for Disarmament’s Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) will train 60 security sector personnel and destroy firearms and ammunition in cooperation with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago as part of their joint efforts to combat the illicit trafficking in firearms, strengthen the capacity of the country’s security forces and reduce armed violence in Trinidad and Tobago and the region. This two-week project is part of the UNLIREC Caribbean Assistance Program, launched in Trinidad and Tobago in July 2010 and carried out in eight Caribbean countries with the financial support of Canada and the USA.


Digicel, in Partnership With Line & Length Inc., Announces Sponsorship of Live Radio Coverage of Wes

Fans in for a radio treat as Line & Length set to cover all matches of the West Indies tour of Bangladesh and India

Thursday October 6th 2011 – Bridgetown, Barbados: Digicel, proud sponsor of West Indies Cricket, has announced its sponsorship of live radio coverage for all games in the upcoming West Indies away series against Bangladesh and India through its partnership with regional network broadcaster, Line & Length.

Thanks to Digicel’s sponsorship, Line & Length Network will provide regional supporters with live ball-by-ball radio broadcasts of the eagerly anticipated away series beginning next week. In addition, the Regional Super50 tournament in Guyana will also be aired on radio stations in the Caribbean.

The arrangement between Line & Length and Digicel is an extension of their partnership in which they have teamed up to provide coverage of the Digicel Home Series since 2009 and this year’s free-to-air coverage will allow listeners around the Caribbean to follow the games, enter competitions to win prizes courtesy of Digicel as well as voice their opinions live on air.


Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc. Prepares For 2011 Dance Season, “SIGHTS and SOUNDS”

Trinidad and Tobago’s Foremost Contemporary Modern Dance Company Premieres Seven Major New Works

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… In the peak of Trinidad and Tobago’s dance season, the premier contemporary modern dance company, the Noble Douglas Dance Company Inc. (NDDCI), will launch its 2011 dance season, SIGHTS and SOUNDS. The intermission-free production, which runs for just over an hour will open on Friday October 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. at the Little Carib Theatre. Performances will continue nightly until Sunday October 16, 2011.

NDDCI’s latest presentation, will feature major new works created specially for this season. The company’s founder and artistic director, Noble Douglas, has forged a tradition of nurturing young choreographers by challenging her dancers to create. In this vein, Malvani Seelal Alexander and Arlene Frank joined forces to create an Indo modern fusion piece entitled, Mhurtani; Kevin Jack entered NDDCI’s choreographic circle with his premier work, 3 Women; Charlene Harris offered her piece, Intent, which was originally created for Lilliput Theatre’s 2011 production, The Changing Of The Guard; while Sherid Mason and Kwasi Romero have each risen to the occasion with new works.


Global Coalition Advisory Board Meets In New York

High-Level Advisory Group Discusses Key International Justice Issues; Reaffirms Commitment to the Fight Against Impunity

New York, 26 September 2011 — The Advisory Board of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court– a civil society network of more than 2,500 NGOs in 150 countries advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC) and improved access to justice for victims of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity – held its fall meeting today in New York (USA) to discuss issues central to the global justice movement. At the meeting, the board reaffirmed its commitment to the fight against impunity and discussed the challenges that the ICC and international justice community is currently facing.


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