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Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development
concerned about children being used in promotion in violence
MINISTRY OF GENDER, YOUTH AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
PROMOTING, PROTECTING, GUIDING AND EMPOWERING OUR PEOPLE
5 July, 2014
For Immediate Release
The Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development has noted with concern a political activity
which sought to use children in the promotion of violence.
On Friday 4 July, 2014 a particular religious group sought to voice its concerns and displeasure
about the way in which Trinidad and Tobago was being governed. In so doing, the group mounted
effigies of this country's two main political leaders and encouraged children to strike at will as a way
of showing their dissatisfaction.
The Ministry, while respecting the right to protest, is concerned that the children of Trinidad and
Tobago are being persuaded to do so with violence and disrespect. The Ministry finds this particu-
larly disturbing as it is making concerted efforts to prevent violence against children and women in
The use of children in violent acts would defeat the efforts to teach our children that violence is not
acceptable and that adults particularly women should be respected. It is also unfortunate that
adults are encouraging children to carry out acts of violence against persons, especially leaders in
The right to protest is a perceived human right arising out of a number of recognized human rights
such as the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly and can positively support a democratic
and constitutional order. However, protests do not necessarily have to be violent or a threat to the
interests of national security or public safety in order to have a desired outcome.
As such, the Ministry is reminding all individuals and groups that when undertaking action to
express objections to national and/or political issues that it be done in a way that does not promote
violence or infringe on the rights of anyone, especially groups such as women and children.
For further information contact:
The Corporate Communications Unit
Tel: 627-1163 ext. 2109
BAD GASTEIN---Sara Errani made a successful
transition from grass to clay with a straight-sets
win over Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic
at the Gastein Ladies on Tuesday, three days after
winning the doubles title at Wimbledon with fellow
Italian Roberta Vinci.
The 14th-ranked Errani, who was seeded second,
saved five of six break points against her serve to
defeat Siniakova 6--3, 6--2. Errani, who next plays
Paula Ormaechea of Argentina, is the highest ranked
player left in the event after top-seeded Flavia Pennetta
pulled out injured on Monday.
Earlier, defending champion Yvonne Meusburger
edged Tereza Smitkova of the Czech Republic 7--6
(9), 4--6, 7--5 to reach the second round.
The sixth-seeded Austrian won four straight games
from 5--3 down in the final set to close out the victory.
The 99th-ranked Smitkova led 30--0 while serving
for the match at 5--4 but failed to score another point
in the game.
Also, No 3 Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain defeated
Laura Siegemund of Germany 7--6 (3), 1--6, 6--4;
No 4 and 2009 champion Andrea Petkovic of Ger-
many beat Jana Cepelova of the Czech Republic
7--6 (8), 7--5; No 5 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine downed
Patricia Mayr-Achleitner of Austria 6--1, 6--4; and
No 7 Camila Giorgi of Italy defeated last year s
finalist, Andrea Hlavackova of the Czech Republic,
6--2, 6--3. (AP)
Errani, Meusburger into
round two in Bad Gastein
Sara Errani of Italy.
BASTAD---Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay won for just
the fourth time this year when he ousted sixth-
seeded Jeremy Chardy of France 6--2, 6--2 in under
an hour in the first round of the Swedish Open yes-
Chardy was coming off a fourth-round appearance
Another player to end a drought was eighth-seeded
Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain, who won for the first
time since April at the expense of Dustin Brown of
Germany, 6--3, 6--4.
Carlos Berlocq of Argentina began his title defence
with a 2--6, 6--2, 6--2 win over Julian Reister of Ger-
Victor Hanescu of Romania advanced in straight
sets to line up top seed and two-time former cham-
pion David Ferrer, who had a first-round bye.
Two qualifiers, Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain and
Radu Albot of Moldova, also won, and two local wild
cards, Elias Ymer and Christian Lindell, earned their
first wins on the ATP Tour. (AP)
Chardy out of
HOYLAKE---Steve Stricker has withdrawn from
the British Open next week at Royal Liverpool. It s
the second straight year he has decided not to play
as he cuts back his schedule.
Stricker was replaced in the field by Ryo Ishikawa
Stricker last year began reducing his schedule to
spend more time with his family. He thought about
playing the Open this year, though it looked unlikely
when he added the Greenbrier Classic to his schedule
and his wife caddied for him.
Ishikawa won in Japan last week for his first victory
since November 2012. That moved him to a No 76
world ranking and enabled him to be the first alternate.
England s Ross Fisher is next on the reserve list.
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