5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Bride.

first_img Share 40 Views   no discussions Share LifestyleRelationships 5 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Bride. by: – June 10, 2011 Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! by Reader’s Digest MagazineWhether you have the ear of a bride-to-be or a recently wedded one, there are a few topics that should be off limit if you would like to stay in her good graces.DON’T SAY…Get whatever you want. It’s your day! The financial aspects of a wedding are private and can be very tense. Do not get involved. Don’t suggest a live band over a DJ, a seven-tiered cake over a smaller one, or any other amazing sight you saw at another wedding. If she could afford fireworks, she’d probably be getting them.Why aren’t you inviting…my brother, our roommate in college, the cute guy from the coffee shop, your ex-boyfriend? Again, there is almost no doubt that the guest list is in teeth-grinding negotiations. Stay out of it, unless asked. Even then, think twice. Almost always the proper response is: Whatever you would like.Will you be wearing white? Every woman, second marriages included, has the right to wear whatever color she desires. Celebration.com notes that the “traditional white wedding gown actually hails from ancient Rome, when white was a color of celebration, and not a symbol of purity.” But, it’s best not to mention this statistic on the wedding day.When are you going to start a family? Again, it’s none of your business. Comment on the dress, the lovely flowers, the weather—but don’t talk about a baby. You never know, there could be a bun already in the oven. However, don’t start this rumor.Anything at all about divorce. Everyone knows the grim statistics. Don’t bring it up as a joke. Don’t even say the word. And definitely don’t ask about a prenup. It’s none of your business. Send well wishes.Source: Brides.com, celebration.com.au, wmctv.com, wboc.comlast_img read more

75% Of Women Wouldn’t Marry An Unemployed Guy.

first_img Tweet 33 Views   no discussions Share Share LifestyleRelationships 75% Of Women Wouldn’t Marry An Unemployed Guy. by: – July 8, 2011center_img Talk about a Catch-22: while being unemployed provides the free time many engaged couples trying to plan a wedding would kill for, turns out tying the knot isn’t on the horizon for most recession victims.According to a recent YourTango and ForbesWoman survey, 75% of women wouldn’t marry someone who was unemployed, and 65% wouldn’t tie the knot if they themselves were jobless. Ironically, 91 percent of single women say they would marry for love over money.“It is ironic that women place more weight on love than money, yet won’t marry if they or their potential suitor is unemployed,” said Meghan Casserly, Reporter, ForbesWoman. “A job can make or break the longevity of a relationship and the results of the survey demonstrate just what an important role careers play in romance.”YourTango CEO & founder Andrea Miller pointed out that the 9.1% unemployment rate means nearly a tenth of the US population is battling a job loss–and all the love life repercussions that accompany it. One unemployed senior executive and mother of two admitted to YourTango that her job loss was wreaking havoc on her marriage: “I find myself picking fights that I never would. I just feel like a failure, like I’m letting everyone down… I have an amazing husband and a very strong marriage, but this event has effectively changed the DNA of our relationship.”While there are no doubt some benefits to dating the unemployed, there’s no denying the struggles job loss can create in a relationship–foundling and founded alike.by YourTango.com Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Global cancer cases reach 14 million

first_img Share X-ray showing lung cancerThe number of people being diagnosed with cancer in the world each year has leaped to more than 14 million, the World Health Organization says.The data for 2012 shows a marked rise on the 12.7 million cases in 2008.In that time the number of deaths has also increased, from 7.6 million to 8.2 million.The rising burden of cancer is being driven by a rapid shift in lifestyles in the developing world to more closely reflect industrialised countries.Rising rates of smoking and obesity as well as people living longer are contributing to the rise.Lung cancer, which is mainly caused by smoking, was the most common cancer globally, with 1.8 million cases – about 13% of the total.The WHO also described a “sharp rise” in cases of breast cancer. Both the incidence and mortality have increased since 2008. The disease in now the most common cancer in women in 140 countries.Dr David Forman, from the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, said: “Breast cancer is also a leading cause of cancer death in the less developed countries of the world.“This is partly because a shift in lifestyles is causing an increase in incidence, and partly because clinical advances to combat the disease are not reaching women living in these regions.”The WHO said there was an “urgent need” for the advances made in detection, diagnoses and treatment of breast cancer to be implemented in developing nations.The WHO predicts the number of cancer cases will soar to more than 19 million a year by 2025.BBC News 18 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img HealthLifestyle Global cancer cases reach 14 million by: – December 12, 2013 Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Haitian reconstruction must ensure human rights, says UN

first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 18 Views   no discussions Share Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations deputy high commissioner for human rights. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — A senior United Nations human rights official said on Tuesday that post-earthquake development efforts in Haiti should be based on people’s rights, ensuring there is no discrimination in reconstruction plans and that they are guided by transparency and participation of beneficiaries in decision-making.Kyung-wha Kang, the UN deputy high commissioner for human rights, who has been on a five-day mission to Haiti, said she was encouraged by President Michel Martelly’s commitment to achieving the fundamental rights of the Haitian people, including economic and social rights, such as housing, education and health.“Strong leadership and support of the president on human rights is essential to address the systemic shortcomings of the rule of law and to make solid progress on economic development and reconstruction efforts,” Kang told a news conference in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince.Kang pointed out foreign aid alone cannot address impediments to human rights in Haiti, which she said were complex and entrenched. She said initiatives by the international community must be part of a broader plan to increase access to adequate housing in the camps and in poor neighbourhoods.“Only a comprehensive plan for housing, combined with a massive job creation, can break the cycle of extreme poverty and the inability to achieve economic and social rights, in which Haiti has been imprisoned for so many years.”The deputy high commissioner said she had taken note of reports of trafficking of children across the border into the Dominican Republic, and praised the work of national and local authorities, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in trying to stop the practice.Kang, however, stressed the need for devoting additional resources to institutions responsible for protecting children and strengthening the legal framework to curb human trafficking.She also voiced concern over high levels of gender-based violence, including rape.“I welcome the existence of a national action plan to combat domestic violence, and I encourage all state authorities to work closely and to increase their efforts to address these endemic and odious practices that cause so much suffering to so many women in Haiti,” she added.She welcomed the efforts by the judiciary to reduce prolonged pre-trial detention, stressing that the judicial reforms approved four years ago should be implemented for greater judicial capacity and autonomy.“More investment is needed in the judicial system, not just in buildings, but also in adequate working conditions for its staff. It is imperative that transparent, fair and timely [procedures] are established for the selection and dismissal of judges.”Caribbean News Nowcenter_img Share Share NewsRegional Haitian reconstruction must ensure human rights, says UN by: – July 7, 2011last_img read more

Search still ongoing for missing four year old

first_img 10 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Photo credit: dlt90s.comThe search for missing four year Nicoli Joseph of Layou who went missing last week is still ongoing.Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes reports that there has been no new development relating his whereabouts.“There is no new development with respect to four year old Nicoli Joseph. Last week Thursday, somewhere about five in the afternoon he went to the Layou River. Of course, his house is close enough to the river and it would appear that he was unsupervised and when the mother wasn’t seeing him she raised the alarm” Weekes said.Inspector Weekes also reports that there has been a search ongoing including villagers and the Police Coast Guard, however the boy has not yet been found.“The Police Coast Guard and other police personnel including a few of the villagers, the fishermen they went diving and have been looking all around but as I speak with you the four year old has not been found.”The search for the Nicoli continues as the Police Department continues their investigations into this matter.Dominica Vibes Newscenter_img LocalNews Search still ongoing for missing four year old by: – July 19, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Hurricane Rina slowly strengthening

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share 3 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share LocalNews Hurricane Rina slowly strengthening by: – October 26, 2011 Hurricane Rina 5-day forecast track. NHC/NOAA graphicMIAMI, USA — At 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the eye of hurricane Rina was located about 275 miles east-southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, and about 275 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico. Rina is moving toward the west near 3 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, a turn toward the west-northwest was expected Tuesday night, followed by a gradual turn toward north and a slight increase in forward speed by Thursday.A hurricane warning is in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula from north of Punta Gruesa to Cancun; a tropical storm warning is in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula from Chetumal to Punta Gruesa; a tropical storm watch is in effect for the coast of Belize from Belize City northward and the Honduran Bay Islands of Roatan and Guanaja. A tropical storm warning may be needed for these islands later Tuesday night or Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Rina will approach the coast within the hurricane warning area on Wednesday night and Thursday. Data from an Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft indicated that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph, with higher gusts. Rina is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Rina is expected to become a major hurricane Tuesday night or Wednesday. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the centre and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.Hurricane conditions are expected to reach the coast within the hurricane warning area by early Thursday, with tropical storm conditions expected by Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night. Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast in the tropical storm warning area on Wednesday.Rina is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 8 to 16 inches over the eastern Yucatan peninsula from Wednesday morning into Friday. A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels along the immediate coast near and to the right of the track of the centre. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Meanwhile, a surface trough over the south-central Caribbean Sea continues to produce disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity. This system became less organized on Tuesday and any development is expected to be slow to occur as it moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph over the next couple of days.This system has a low chance — 20 percent — of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. Regardless of development, locally heavy rains were possible over Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, the northwestern coast of Venezuela and the northeastern coast of Colombia. By Caribbean News Now contributorlast_img read more

Double-digit decrease in crime reported in St Kitts-Nevis

first_imgNewsRegional Double-digit decrease in crime reported in St Kitts-Nevis by: – November 25, 2011 Share 13 Views   no discussions Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Prime Minister of St Kitts & Nevis, Denzil Douglas. BASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) – Double-digit decreases in crime are being reported in St Kitts and Nevis over the past two months.Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas said the good news reflects the extent to which the law enforcement agencies are striving to valiantly keep persons and property safe.“Overall crime in September fell 48 percent compared to August. And in October, we again saw another drop in overall crime – this time of 23 percent, compared to the month before,” said Douglas during his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”Douglas, who has responsibility for the police and defence force, said that in one month alone, the Delta Squad, the new tactical force comprised of police and defence force personnel, destroyed 3,000 marijuana trees, seized five guns and hundreds of bullets.Douglas noted that the newly-appointed Commissioner of Police, C.G. Walwyn has gone to great lengths to foster relationships of trust and respect between the police and the public, and clearly this has been working.“Men and women from all walks of life have been actively helping our country’s security forces ‘take back the streets,’ to use Commissioner Walwyn’s expression. They have been providing information, tips, insights, and we cannot thank and commend them enough. We obviously cannot mention their names, but they know who they are. And this country is indebted to them because this spirit of trust and collaboration is the very best way – maybe the only way – to build a strong, safe, and cohesive society,” Douglas told listeners.He also noted that private individuals are actively helping the security forces in the form of material and other assets and expressed thanks “because this type of cross-sectoral collaboration is key to the building of safe and stable societies.” Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

“ECSTASY” Back For One Night Only

first_img Share Share Tweet Dr. Alwin Bully, Artistic Director of the Caribbean Theatre Network.Caribbean Theatre Network brings back to the Dominican public for one night only David Heron’s controversial play ECSTASY. This play which was performed to enthusiastic houses for three nights in December will be on stage at the Arawak House of Culture at 8pm on Sunday January 29, 2012. Written for mature audiences by acclaimed Jamaican playwright, David Heron, ECSTASY explores the sensitive issues of class, colour and sex as people try to find their place in a Caribbean society whose value systems are often based on family background, home address, workplace and what car they drive.The play makes those points so excitingly clear that it has audiences offering advice to the characters as it clashes the vibrant and popular Dancehall ghetto culture against the power and prejudices of Jamaica’s uptown sector with its set ways, unwritten rules and clear behavioural expectations. So when Jewel Brown, played by Marja “Lady Star”Jeffers, a sexy and ambitious Dance Hall Queen from the under-belly of one of Kingston’s meanest ghettos meets Richard Foster, played by Daryl Bobb, an over-protected rich boy in search of himself, the situation explodes taking the audience with it and, making ECSTASY one of the most entertaining and thought-provoking plays to hit the Dominican theatre scene in many years.This Dominican production also stars top ranking Radio personality and Entertainment Manager Miguel Labadie, Courts dynamic Marketing Manager Letricia Cadette, and thrilling new-comers Justina Worrell and Leyona John.Stage Management is by Gloria Augustus and Curtis Clarendon while set design is by Alwin Bully, Props by Sonia Riviere and Costume coordination by Claudia Henderson. Tickets are available at Bull’s Eye Pharmacy and Depex Color Lab.Press ReleaseCaribbean Theatre Network Sharing is caring!center_img 16 Views   no discussions LocalNews “ECSTASY” Back For One Night Only by: – January 25, 2012 Sharelast_img read more

OAS summit evidence of ever-growing abyss, says Cuba

first_imgCuban flag. Photo credit” flags.netHAVANA, Cuba — In a statement on Wednesday, the Cuban government said thae the Summit held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, gave evidence of the ever-growing abyss that exists between “Our America”, as Martí called it, and the “turbulent and brutal North that despises us”. The statement continued:Cartagena witnessed a rebellion of Latin America and the Caribbean against the imposition of “one and a half government” which applied the imperial veto against the paragraphs of the Draft Final Declaration of the so-called Summit of the Americas that demanded the ceasing of the blockade and of Cuba’s exclusion from hemispheric events.Since the celebration of the former Summit in 2009, the illusions about the policy of President Obama vanished; a gap between his speeches and his actions widened. There were no major changes in the policy towards Latin America and the Caribbean. The blockade against Cuba continued and it was even tightened in the financial sector, despite the international condemnation and the overwhelming vote against it at the United Nations General Assembly. The purpose of the blockade is “to bring about hunger, desperation and overthrow of government”, which is now known as “change of regime”.The ALBA group met on February 4 last in Caracas on the occasion of the celebration of an anniversary of the historical Civic and Military Rebellion of 1992. It adopted one Declaration on the Sovereignty of Argentina over the Malvinas Islands, another on the blockade and considered the imposition of Cuba’s exclusion from these events to be unfair and unacceptable. President Correa resolutely stated that if this issue was not solved, Ecuador would not attend the Cartagena Summit. This statement shook the entire region. That courageous stand was the prelude of what happened next.President Raúl Castro expressed at the ALBA meeting: “I want to thank President Correa, Evo and all of you for your statements…You are absolutely right; this is an issue of utmost importance. We have never asked for a step like that to be made, but that does not mean we will not support this one which we think is only too fair.”The president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, who visited us in a respectful way and received a response from President Raúl Castro Ruz stating that Cuba, if invited, would attend the Summit, as usual, with absolute respect, abiding by its principles and the truth, takes the credit for having introduced directly the issue of the blockade and the exclusion of Cuba.President Evo Morales, who was the first to question the Summit at the ALBA meeting on February in Caracas, waged a battle in Cartagena and stated as follows: “We are going through a phase of disintegration. It is not possible that one country could veto the presence of Cuba. Therefore, there is no integration; and with the absence of Ecuador, an absence that is only fair to protest the US veto against Cuba, what kind of integration can we talk about?”On April 13 last, President Chávez exclaimed: “Now, truth to tell, if these two governments, the United States and Canada, refuse to discuss issues that are so profoundly inherent to Latin America and the Caribbean such as the issue of Cuba, the sister nation of Cuba, the fraternal Cuba; or the issue of the Malvinas Islands, what’s the use of holding any more Summits of the Americas? We will have to do away with these Summits”. Before that, he had written: “We likewise call for an end to the shameful and criminal blockade against the sister Republic of Cuba, a blockade that has been cruelly and brutally imposed by the empire for more than 50 years against the heroic people of José Martí.”At a mass rally, full of youth, in solidarity with Cuba held on April 14 in Managua, Daniel Ortega stated as follows: “I think it is high time for the government of the United States to listen to all Latin American nations, with the most diverse ideologies and political thoughts, ranging from the most conservative to the most revolutionary. But, despite that, they all agree that Cuba must be present in these meetings; otherwise there won’t be any other so-called, or wrongly called, Summit of the Americas”.The unitary and solid stand adopted by Our America on the blockade, the exclusion of Cuba and the Malvinas Islands issues was really impressive. The firmness and dignity upheld by the President of Argentina in her strong defense of these causes were of the essence.We felt proud when the President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, expressed with serene dignity, in front of Obama, that the Bigger Homeland can only be treated as an equal and reaffirmed the common stand in support of Argentina and Cuba.The Caribbean leaders gave evidence of the soundness of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the fact that the Caribbean and Latin America are likewise indivisible. Their defense of the Argentinean sovereignty over the Malvinas Islands and their traditional and categorical support to Cuba were transcendental.The left forces, the popular movements; the trade union, youth and students organizations as well as the NGOs gathered at the Congress of the Peoples in Cartagena expressed an emotional solidarity with Cuba. The Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of the Americas condemned the exclusion of and the blockade against our country.The United States underestimated the fact that on December 2, 2011, in Caracas, on the occasion of the Bicentennial of the Independence of that country, under the leadership of Chávez, and on the occasion of the fifty fifth anniversary of the Landing of the Granma, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) was founded, an event that had been anticipated by the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, on February, 2010, when he wrote: “no other institutional event in our hemisphere in the course of the last century has been so transcendental”.At that first Summit, when Cuba was elected as President of CELAC for the year 2013, Army General Raúl Castro Ruz stated: “With the decisions that we have adopted here and the joint work that we have carried out during the last three years, we have vindicated more than two centuries of struggles and hopes. Having come this far has required efforts, blood and sacrifice. The colonial metropolis of the past and the imperial powers of the present have opposed this endeavor.”Obama does not seem to understand either the significance of the Bolivarian victory of April 13, 2002, or the fact that right now it’s been ten years already of the coup d’etat organized by his predecessor with the support of the OAS and the Spanish government headed by Aznar against President Hugo Chávez, in an attempt to annihilate the Bolivarian Revolution and assassinate its leader. As the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Nicolás Maduro, reminded him of, looking him straight in the eye, in a memorable speech delivered at the Cartagena Summit, the US government remains adamant in its conduct of intervening in the internal affairs of Venezuela and supporting the pro-coup faction whose members have now become electoral candidates.President Obama should realize that the Cartagena Summit was not an auspicious setting to recommend a democracy for Cuba, much less so when the one that intended to do that was left there in absolute isolation, forced to apply the veto out of lack of ideas and political and moral authority. He devotes himself to demagogy prior to some troublesome elections. He should rather take care of his wars, crises and politicking. We, Cubans, will take care of Cuba.The United States never wanted to discuss the terrible consequences of neoliberalism for Latin America and the Caribbean; or the situation of immigrants in the United States and Europe, who are separated from their families, cruelly deported or murdered at walls like the one that has been built by the Río Bravo River. It never agreed either to talk about the poor, who account for half of humanity.The empire and the former colonial metropolis do not listen to the “indignants”, their citizens and minorities who live in poverty in those opulent societies, while investing huge amounts of money to bail out corrupted bankers and speculators. In the superpower, 10 per cent of families control 80 per cent of the wealth. Those resources are enough to solve the problems of the planet.The new thing about the Cartagena meeting was that many of the governments, with natural differences and different approaches, demanded an alternative model that gives priority to solidarity and complementarity over competition based on selfishness; guarantees a harmonious relationship with nature rather than the plundering of natural resources or frenzied consumption. They called for the protection of cultural diversity as opposed to the imposition of values and living styles that are alien to our peoples. They asked for the consolidation of peace and rejected wars and militarization.They launched an appeal to recover the human condition in our societies and build a world that promotes respect for the plurality of ideas and models; the democratic participation of society in government affairs, including the consultation about economic and monetary policies; the combat against illiteracy, infant and maternal mortality and curable diseases. They called for greater access to both free and truthful information and potable water. They recognized the existence of social exclusion and the fact that human rights are to be exercised by all and should not be used as a political weapon by the powerful.This time, the United States government was forced to listen, not to an almost unique voice as had been the case for decades or to a slender minority as it happened until very recently. Now it was the majority of peoples which expressed itself at the Summit to promote this indispensable debate either through their Presidents and Heads of Delegations or through the stand adopted by those who did not attend. The Summit had to be censored because the empire listens with deaf ears.In Cartagena, the Monroe Doctrine – “America for the Americans” — was laid bare. As if no one could remember about the deception of the Alliance for Progress in 1961 and the Americas Initiative or FTAA in 1994, they have tried to trick us into trusting the “Alliance of Equals”.As Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz had predicted during an international event held in Cartagena on June 14, 1994, the so-called Summits of the Americas have only benefited the North.When expressing his opinion about a similar meeting held in Washington 120 years ago, José Martí wrote: “After viewing with judicial eyes the antecedents, motives, and ingredients of the feast, it is essential to say, for it is true, that the time has come for Spanish America to declare its second independence.”During the meeting itself, ALBA declared both officially and publicly that without a radical change in the nature of these Summits, it will never attend these meetings again. Other continental leaders have also advised so.As to the OAS — that unburied corpse — there is no need to say anything about it.The Republic of Argentina has the inalienable right to exercise its sovereignty over the Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands as well as over the surrounding maritime areas.Cuba is mindful of the fact that the Bigger Homeland will not be complete until the brother people of Puerto Rico is able to exercise its inalienable right to self-determination and until Puerto Rico, that Latin American and Caribbean nation, submitted to the colonial status imposed by the United States, achieves its full independence.With a solid consensus on regional sovereignty and the defense of our culture within our rich diversity, with almost 600 million inhabitants and abundant natural resources, Our America has now the chance to solve the grave problems of extreme inequality in the distribution of wealth and could contribute, with its already obvious strength, to the “equilibrium of the world”, the defense of peace and the preservation of the human species.To that end, and in the face of the attempts to divide us and derail us, which will continue to appear over and over again, Our America needs to stay together. No one in the North should ever forget that 51 years ago the Cuban people were already defending, at these same hours, a Socialist Revolution in the bloodstained sands of Playa Girón and that, ever since then, “all the peoples of the Americas were a little bit freer.”Caribbean News Now Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 13 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews OAS summit evidence of ever-growing abyss, says Cuba by: – April 20, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

Dominica joins other ALBA countries in requesting immediate expulsion of USAID

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (ACN) — The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) has requested the immediate expulsion from all ALBA nations of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) citing activities contrary to the sovereignty and political stability of these countries. A communiqué to this effect, issued on June 21, was signed by the governments of Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominica, Nicaragua and Venezuela.The official ALBA communiqué published by Granma newspaper, said that the foreign ministers of ALBA met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and resolved to request, from the heads of state and government of the ALBA nations, the immediate expulsion from their countries of USAID, its representatives or delegates, asserting their presence and activities were a disruptive factor against the sovereignty and political stability of ALBA countries.The document explained that the decision was taken after considering what was described as the open interference with the ALBA countries’ domestic policy by USAID, which, under the pretext of “planning and managing US economic and humanitarian assistance in the world, funds non-government organizations, actions and projects aimed at destabilizing legitimate governments, which do not respond to its interests.”The communiqué added that the decision also took into account, the analysis of evidence contributed by declassified US State Department documents revealing the funding of opposition political organizations in ALBA countries, in clear and open interference with internal political processes in each nation.The foreign ministers also said that the ALBA countries do not need USAID funding to sustain their democracies, which are consolidated with Latin American and Caribbean nations. The ALBA countries said they do not need any organization that performs under the tutelage of foreign powers, which in reality only usurps and weakens the action of state agencies by preventing them from playing their role in their countries’ economic and social development.Caribbean News Now Tweet Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica joins other ALBA countries in requesting immediate expulsion of USAID by: – June 23, 2012 30 Views   5 commentscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more