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Understand the principles and theories of mediation and its practice;
evaluate and reflect critically upon those principles and theories as well as
their impact on practice; gain an understanding of the goals, strategies,
skills and art of mediation practice; apply the theories learnt and
effectively manage conflict.
Professionals in industry and in justice systems, social, criminal and
juvenile justice. Restorative justice, human security and human
resource staff: police, and community police officers,
attorneys-at-law, magistrates and judges, victim and witness
support groups. Community groups, NGOs, FBOs and CBOs.
Parish groups and leaders, civil society groups. Teachers,
nurses, social workers, mediators, councillors, administrators,
media, customer service and anyone dealing with conflict.
Catherine Ali, Ph.D.
Mediator and Trainer accredited by
Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago
Schedule of classes:
September 23 - October 21, 2015 (Wednesdays) at UTT Campus SAPA
October 26 - 30, 2015 at UTT Chaguanas Campus Agora
All classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Travel to Cuba could soon be
nearly as easy as travel to any other
part of the world.
The Obama administration plans
to unilaterally ease the travel restric-
tions to Cuba, sources told ABC
The new measures would bypass
limits on travel imposed by Congress
by changing regulations at the exec-
Talks are already under way
between the Federal Aviation Admin-
istration and Cuban aviation author-
ities to resume regularly scheduled
non-charter or commercial flights
between the two countries.
And ABC News has learned that
the Treasury Department is now con-
sidering new regulations that would
allow all Americans to travel to Cuba
as individuals and not in tour groups
or with other third-party arrangers.
These two changes are being devel-
oped separately by the two US gov-
ernment agencies but, when com-
plete, would allow Americans to book
tickets to the island nation without
going by charter. Those are now the
only flights from the United States
to Cuba because of restrictions by
While no specific timetable exists
for the aviation agreement, it could
come as soon as the end of the year.
Americans going to Cuba would
still have to fall into one of the 12
pre-approved licenses to travel, but
would merely attest to compliance
on-line or at the airport as they buy
a ticket. No special visa would be
ABC News has also learned Obama
plans to loosen credit to Cuba so the
country, which has little hard cur-
rency, can buy US goods, especially
agriculture. Right now it s legal to sell
food to Cuba but they have to pay
cash. The president also plans on
unilaterally giving banks cover to allow
use of credit cards, which already is
supposed to be happening but is not
because banks have been cautious.
While American Express and Mas-
terCard announced they would allow
their cards to be used on the island,
no Cuban bank has authorisation,
meaning those travelling from Amer-
ica must still pay in cash.
American Airlines will begin weekly
charter flights between Los Angeles
and Havana, Cuba in December.
A bill was introduced in Congress
earlier this year to lift the travel
embargo but has yet to move through
All of the changes are part of the
Obama administrations goal to affect
change in Cuba through contact with
ORLANDO---George Zimmerman, the neighbour-
hood watch volunteer acquitted in the fatal shooting
of an unarmed black teenager, is raffling off a painting
he made of a Confederate flag to raise money for a
Florida gunshop owner who declared his store a
Zimmerman, who gained notoriety during his trial
for killing Trayvon Martin in 2012, is selling the painting
on a website for the Tampa-area store, Florida Gun
Supply, owned by Andrew Hallinan.
Last year Zimmerman sold a painting depicting the
American flag on eBay for more than $100,000. The
store s Web site suggests his latest painting could fetch
The raffle brings together three controversies raging
The Trayvon Martin case highlighted the issue of
racial profiling of young black men and the dangers
they face when viewed as potential criminals.
The Confederate battle flag, seen by many as a
symbol of white supremacy, has emerged as a flashpoint
in US race relations since the June massacre at an
African-American church in South Carolina by a white
man who had posed with the banner.
The case also touches on the issue of discrimination
against Muslim-Americans, which has intensified
since the September 11, 2001, attacks by Islamist mil-
itants in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania,
according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Zimmerman, 31, and Hallinan will split the proceeds
from the raffle and use the money for living and legal
expenses. The proceeds will help advance "their mission
to change the country," the Web site states.
The Florida Council on American-Islamic Relations
sued the gunshop last month, complaining that the
Muslim ban violated the federal public accommodations
law and asking for an injunction to stop it. (Reuters)
Obama to sidestep Congress on Cuba travel
flag painting to
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