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UNFPA'S WORK A
FORCE FOR GOOD
Statement by UNFPA on US
decision to withhold funding
UNITED NATIONS---UNFPA, the United Nations Popu-
lation Fund, regrets the decision by the United States to
deny any future funding for its life-saving work the world
over. This decision is based on the erroneous claim that
UNFPA "supports, or participates in the management of,
a programme of coercive abortion or involuntary steriliza-
tion" in China. UNFPA refutes this claim, as all of its work
promotes the human rights of individuals and couples to
make their own decisions, free of coercion or discrimination.
Indeed, United Nations Member States have long described
UNFPA's work in China as a force for good.
The United States, one of our founding members, has
long partnered with UNFPA to protect and promote the
reproductive health and rights of women and girls, thereby
fostering healthier women and girls and their families.
The support we received over the years from the Gov-
ernment and people of the United States has saved tens
of thousands of mothers from preventable deaths and
disabilities, and especially now in the rapidly developing
global humanitarian crises.
With previous United States contributions, UNFPA
was combatting gender-based violence and reducing the
scourge of maternal deaths in the world's most fragile
settings, in areas of conflict and natural disasters, includ-
ing Iraq, Nepal, Sudan, Syria, the Philippines, Ukraine and
We have always valued the United States as a trusted
partner and leader in helping to ensure that every preg-
nancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young
person's potential is fulfilled. We, therefore, look forward
to continuing our work with the United States to address
these global concerns and to restore our strong partner-
ship to save the lives of women and girls globally, within
the framework of the global development goals, thereby
leaving no one behind.
Thirty five schools nationwide
where students have been exhib-
iting violent or indisciplined be-
haviour have been "hot-listed" for
action by the Education Ministry.
Stephen Neptune That means
the parents of these kids are not
doing a diligent job.
Eye to Eye Did anyone identify
basic communication to be at the
root of all problems in T&T? It is
astounding to hear how many
people are not able to properly
construct a sentence when they
speak to each other. Even people
occupying important positions do
not know how to keep their voices
down when they make a point.
The school system needs to focus
on speaking proper English.
Aleem Mohammed Some of
the parents can't read so there
is no desire for their kids to do
Trilicia Symplycyty John
McConney Did this assessment
include the schools in Tobago?
Melina Hutchinson Now we
have hotspots in schools.
Hannah Bee This list needs to
be updated to reflect some prima-
ry schools as well---that's reality. If
you really wanna deal with it then
deal with it.
Renaldo Diego Y'all now realise
this....after these schools have
been having a reputation like this
since 2010, f not before, you are
now realising this. It is like a can-
cer---you take care of the problem
as it arises, meaning one school
get out of hand you fix it. But no,
y'all wait till the cancer spread,
meaning that a lot more schools
have become influenced. You think
you can save the system now? Be-
fore the cancer that is unruly be-
haviour of children takes over and
no body has control again? What
you think will be the end result?
Who has to be at the receiving
end of all this? Us ...the society.
Man claims he fled
T&T from rogue cops
in viral video
A social media video of a man
claiming to be a police officer and
hiding out in Canada because he
fears for his life, is now engaging
the attention of the head of the
Police Complaints Authority (PCA)
Kareem Hollingsworth If some-
thing really serious comes out of
this and this guy's claims are true,
well then I would have some faith
in Trinidad again.
AK FortySeven You claimed
to be hiding, then revealed where
you are; you filmed your Id card
and stated your name but you still
hiding your face. Chief I think you
should give back d man his ID card
and stop playing. All the markings
of another hoax.
Roger Alexander He want refu-
Nerissa Dqueen He's hiding in
full view of all Internet users! He
must of been a great loss, to the
Ryan Steinberg Jr. Let's see
where the chip falls. Obviously he
is not crazy to stage such a dra-
matic charge. So let's hear him out.
PATT to charter, then
buy new vessel for
The Port Authority of T&T
(PATT) will be chartering a cargo
vessel for the Tobago service for
three years and will also be buying
a new cargo vessel, Works Min-
ister Rohan Sinanan confirmed
Rajin Sookdeo I can't say it's a
surprise. It's good once the proper
tenders are advertised!
Zeriam Kobayashi At least this
government understand we need
to buy our own new ships over
used or rentals.
Members of the St Dominic's RC School during their appearance in the march past competition of the Rotary Club of Port-of-Spain 29th annual District games, Hasely Crawford Stadium,
Wrightson Road on Tuesday. PHOTO: NICOLE DRAYTON
WEB CHAT --- Below are comments from facebook followers
"The effects of
not always seen
takes years until
will pay off,
and is returned
to you. And
never see the
fruits of your
labours, but they
are there, deep
inside of the soul
of the one you
--- Dan Kelly
Parents of pupils attending Santa Rita RC School during their protest
against allegedly bullying taking place at the school on Wednesday.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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