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Ambassador of the
Delegation of the European
Union to T&T
Today, the European
Union expresses its sol-
idarity with the Lesbian,
Gay, Bisexual, Transgen-
der and Intersex (LGBTI)
community of Trinidad
and Tobago, as we ob-
serve the International
Day against Homopho-
bia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). Here in
Trinidad and Tobago, we actively support the local
LGBTI community in securing the full and equal en-
joyment of all human rights.
On this occasion, allow me to share below the
words of Federica Mogherini, High Representative
of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security
Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission:
"On this day, together with millions of people around
the world, the EU celebrates the International Day
against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It
is a timely opportunity to remind Governments of
their obligation to promote the universality of human
rights and ensure that everyone, regardless of their
gender identity or sexual orientation enjoys these
rights without discrimination.
In recent years, remarkable progress has been made
around the world to advance the enjoyment of all
human rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender
and Intersex persons (LGBTI). Several countries have
decriminalized homosexuality and others have enact-
ed new statutes to protect individuals on the basis
of their sexual orientation and gender identity. None
of these changes could have happened without the
dedication of courageous activists working to advance
equal rights for LGBTI persons.
Great obstacles remain in many places around the
globe. Discrimination and violence against LGBTI per-
sons is still widespread. Engaging in same-sex rela-
tions is considered a crime in more than 70 countries
and could even lead to the death penalty in some.
The EU condemns discrimination and violence against
LGBTI individuals in the strongest possible terms.
The EU is funding projects worldwide aimed at
15 VALENCIA SQUATTERS'
Some 15 squatters' houses were
demolished by a crew of police and
soldiers at Pine Avenue, Valencia, early
yesterday. The houses, some report-
edly valued at between $91,000 and
$800,000, were torn down despite
appeals from their owners, some
of whom begged the crew to hold
their hands. Some homes were also
destroyed in the absence of owners
who had left for work.
Farrell Villafana Squatting is il-
legal. Laws most be enforced. How
would you feel if your investment is
depreciated by a squatter erecting
a shack near your home. It's wrong.
Many squatters are illegals. It's better
for them to be sent back home. At least
they will be squatting in their birth land
and the govt will have sympathy. No
Jeanette Alleyne I is a single moth-
er. I want a HDC house.
Marvel Mendez If members of the
protective services are also squatting
on the land and were spared, then an
investigation should be launched into
Freddy Sookdeo The strange thing,
you squatting an you know it's against
the law but you building half-million
dollars property, well so I read. Plz don't
expect government to pay you back.
Margaret Martin Omg, people want
a house to live, all wasted lands in T&T.
youall like to see the poor people suffer.
Geeta Singh Boodoo This is why
crime in this country could never done.
Bulldoze the people houses that they
work hard to build for their families
now where dey will go? They could
have given them the option to pur-
chase the land on terms from the
Mark John Hamel-Smith
$800,000? What kind of galvanise
those houses made from?
Mikhail Foster Wonder what you
people would say if these people were
living illegally on your land?
Max Daniel All squatters take a
risk....it is a crime. However, I think
what is also criminal are the exorbitant
prices of land in this country.
Rose Augustine People talk about
squatters but when u cannot afford
rent, cannot feed your children, u bare-
ly surving because your employer cut
you salary well them heartless. I sure
some government minister want that
land for themselves or their family. It
happening all over Trinidad.
Visesh Lall Squatting is illegal.
Asha Seepersad Ramphally I'm
sure they were warned.....the land is
not theirs. Why do people squat? Then
they want compassion. Nah man...
Zakelia Normalz Huggins Humanity
no longer exist and I'm sadly not sur-
prised. We know squatting is illegal but
the mere fact that they applied for the
land shows their willingness to pur-
chase, so offer them a payment plan.
Damali Sandy So when these
homes are demolished where are wom-
en going with their children? Why is
government housing out of reach of
those who need it most?
Nazreen Ali This is so heartbreak-
ing... bet the can't go Laventille and
Kerry Ramkissoon Everybody up
in arms but why support the wrong
thing? These ppl are doing something
illegal and therefore, there are conse-
quences to their inability to conform
with the rules and regulations. Yes, ppl
need a place to live but what about
ppl who worked hard and purchased
their land/property through the legal
channels. That's the risk they took. Yes,
it's sad, but it's also wrong and they
have to know this.
Portia Lezama People, remember
that they are in the path of road infra-
structure so it inevitable that the house
would be demolished, plus they are
squatting so no compensation would
be given. But clearly they warned be-
fore hand. Why on earth would you
build those expensive houses on squat-
ting land, crazy! Clearly you can afford
to buy your own land and house, so
who you all are fooling?
Joel JusVibz Wow, so human com-
passion has evaporated even more in
Clyde Neptune It's about time we
start fighting crime from the bottom to
the top of the line... it's breaking time!
Lilly Lilly They could have been
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--- John Quincy Adams
improving LGBTI organ-
isations' visibility and
their dialogue with au-
thorities to change laws,
and protecting LGBTI
persons from violence.
Support is also given
to training, informa-
tion and legal support
to LGBTI persons and
civil society organiza-
In June 2016, the
Council adopted for the
first time conclusions on
LGBTI equality respond-
ing to the Commission's
List of Actions on this
issue. The EU will con-
tinue working with all
partners to advance
the human rights of
all people regardless of
their sexual orientation
and gender identity."
Annesa Marajh sits in the remains of her Pine Avenue, Valencia home
after it was demolished on Monday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
given some sort of option
to pay for the land because
I'm sure they not going to do
anything with it only keeping
it bushy for bandits to hide.
Derek Bhola I hope all il-
legal squatters around Trin-
idad and Tobago are dealt
with in the same way.
Brent Acosta They squat-
ting. End of text.
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