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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, September 3, 2015
SERENA IS INDUCTED INTO
Serena Joseph-Harris, a national of Trinidad and Tobago and former High
Commissioner to the Court of St. James was recently inducted as a member of
The Friends of the Inter-American Democratic Charter (IADC). Headed by former
U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosslyn Carter and headquartered at the Carter
Center Atlanta U.S.A.," the Friends" is a group of former presidents, prime ministers and
ambassadors who have been highly successful in fulfilling the organization's mission of pro-
moting and consolidating democracy and good governance in the Americas consistent with
the principles of the IADC. This is made possible by an array of initiatives that include engag-
ing in fact-finding missions to designated venues; paying private visits to heads of state;
encouraging peaceful and constitutional means of resolving conflict; focusing international
attention on critical political moments including general elections and serving as an adviso-
ry body to the Organization of American States (OAS).
The Caribbean is a beneficiary of ongoing opportunities afforded by the Carter Center in cru-
cial aspects of national life such as facilitating conciliatory approaches to serious conflicts
at national and local levels and building institutional credibility in the spheres of criminal jus-
tice, electoral reform and citizen security, rights and freedoms.
Joseph-Harris has succeeded His Excellency, the late Arthur Napoleon Robinson, a former
President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago as a member of this auspicious circle.
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Better be ready
Are you ready for aflood?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Floods are the leading cause of
disaster-related death in the
Caribbean, but since most can be
forecast, you should have time to
prepare. Your Red Cross urges you
to get ready. There are simple
steps you can take to help protect
your family from a flood.
Know your area's flood risk. If
unsure, call your Red Cross or
Emergency Management Agency.
If you are in a risk area, investigate
the feasibility of flood insurance.
Know the location of the main elec-
trical breaker and the gas and water
valves in your home and ensure you
have a clear path to easily access
them so that you can shut them off
When a Flood
Warning is issued:
Monitor the radio for weather
updates and evacuate immediately if
you are told to do so.
Move your furniture and valuables to
higher floors of your home or place
them high if possible.
Bring in all loose items from outside,
like garbage cans and yard furniture
for safe keeping.
Turn off the main electrical switch
and other utilities.
Place important documents and
valuables in plastic and store them
in a safe place.
Flood water dangers:
Do not walk through flowing water.
Just six inches of moving water can
knock you off your feet.
Never attempt to cross a swollen
stream, river or gully by foot or
vehicle. The force of these water-
ways can have deadly consequences.
If your vehicle stalls in rising water,
abandon it immediately and climb to
higher ground. A mere two feet of
water can float a large vehicle, even
After a flood:
Clean and dry everything water-
soaked. Flood waters can pick up
sewerage and chemicals from roads,
farms and factories. Spoiled food
and flooded medicines are health
hazards. When in doubt, throw them
Check appliances and motors for
damage and do not use them until
they have been cleaned and dried.
Watch out for wild animals. Snakes
and centipedes that have been
flooded out of their homes may seek
shelter in yours. Use a pole or a
stick to poke and turn items over
and scare them away.
If your home was seriously affected
by the floods and you suspect your
electrical wiring may have been
damaged, have it checked by a quali-
fied person before turning on the
main electrical switch.
Punch holes in all containers left
outside to prevent water from set-
tling and these from becoming
breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Purify water before using. Use chlo-
rine bleach or water purifying
tablets. Boil tap water for ten min-
T&T Red Cross Society
Cars remain underwater in Lorenskog, near Oslo, after heavy rains yesterday.
protesters have resumed in some
neighbourhoods in Burundi s capital
after residents accused the police of
Police have been disarming Bujum-
bura neighbourhoods amid political
tensions stemming from the president's
disputed re-election in July.
Residents reported heavy gunfire
overnight and yesterday morning as
police searched neighbourhoods for
firearms. In the volatile Musaga area,
protesters threw stones at police as
others ran to safety amid gunfire and
Musaga resident Hussein Abdallah
said they were protesting because the
police have been making arrests even
if they fail to find illegal guns.
Burundi has been rocked by violence
since it was announced in April that
President Pierre Nkurunziza would run
for a thirds term. He won re-election
amid frequent street protests in which
at least 100 people were killed. (AP)
resume in Burundi
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