Nicaragua Captures Honduran Fishing Boat

first_imgBy Dialogo February 05, 2013 Nicaraguan Naval Force captured a Honduran-flagged fishing boat with a crew of 13 members of the same nationality for fishing illegally in their territorial waters of the Caribbean Sea, the institution reported on February 2. The authorities seized over 1.4 kilos of marihuana and 454 kilos of lobster on the boat, whose 13 crew members were arrested, the report added. The vessel “Capitán Bimbo” was intercepted “fishing illegally in our jurisdictional waters (…) at 100 nautical miles northeast of Cayos Misquitos on January 30,” the military spokesmen explained in a press report. On August 22, the boat left Roatán (Honduras) under the command of Captain Hildebrando Madrid, who had no identification and said he was a Honduran national, according to documents seized by the naval personnel.last_img read more

GSG initiates emergency fund for foreign students

first_imgAfter President Donald Trump’s executive orders restricting travelers from majority-Muslim countries and increasing the detention of undocumented immigrants, students have expressed their concerns about their ability to travel in and out of the country.The Graduate Student Government has responded to these students by creating the GSG Emergency Fund for Undocumented and International Students. The resolution, which was drafted by the USC Price Student Organization Coalition, will allocate $20,000 in emergency funding for students facing student visa issues because of Trump’s policies, and also will also help students who benefit from the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals by paying the fees to renew their status, according to a proposal sent to the Daily Trojan.“The resolution is denouncing President Trump’s executive order restricting the refugee resettlement program and travel from the seven Muslim-majority countries,” said Christina Gutierrez, one of the co-founders of the Price Student Organization Coalition. “[It] reaffirms support for refugees, Muslim immigrants and religious minorities.”According to GSG, the initiative will provide a maximum of $700 per student to help with visa-, DACA- and other renewal-related costs, as well as legal fees and other expenses. GSG also stated its commitment to ensuring strict confidentiality with applicant records and promised to delete any personal information they receive within two days of distributing funds.“No administration money is going into it, it’s our funding as Graduate Student Government, and part of that funding comes from international and undocumented students,” said GSG Director of Campus Affairs Christopher Lo-Records. “[The fund is] carryover, so it’s excess money that we have left over after seeding to our core programs.”Because the emergency fund is run by GSG, undergraduate students will not have access to the funds.“We’re the only branch of student government doing this, which means that undergraduate students are not being served to the same extent that graduate students are,” Records said. “I think that USG bears a responsibility to do what we’ve done.”Records also stated that USC’s large international population means that the University has a duty to fight for inclusion and justice for foreign and undocumented students. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 252 students from countries banned by Trump’s executive action go to the University.“We have a particular role to play because [USC is] so reliant on international students,” Records said. “We have a responsibility to be even more vocal and even more of a leader to advocate for this.”Editor’s note: A previous version of this article stated Christina Gutierrez was a founder of the Price Student Organization Coalition. She was actually the co-founder along with Victor Sanchez, Britney Wise, Anna Evans Goldstein, Nick Weinmeister, Andrew Lamotte and Nadia Kelifa.last_img read more

Falconets Lash Tanzanites 6-0, Move to Next Round Â

first_imgA brace each by Rasheedat Ajibade and Folashade Ijamilusi and a goal each by Imo Anam and Cynthia Aku steered the Nigeria Under-20 women team to a 6-0 win over their Tanzanian counterparts in Dar es Salaam yesterday. First half ended 4-0 in favour of the Falconets at the Azam Stadium. The win took the Falconets to a 9-0 aggregate win over the East Africans, and a place in the second round of the African qualifying series for next year’s FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup finals. Ajibade also netted a brace in the first leg at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City a fortnight ago, with the other goal by defender Lilian Tule. The two-time World Cup silver medallists will now square up against the winner of the fixture between Morocco and Senegal in the second round, set for November 2017. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

The Future is in Our Hands

first_imgCreating avenues that will allow rape victims to be able to report cases of abuse to the authorities is a top priority for the Ministry of Gender and Development and its partners.Since January 2015, more than six cases of rape and sexual abuse have been reported to the Ministry of Gender and Development.  In some cases, victims were murdered by strangulation and other forms of violence.The heated question lurking in every corner of Liberia is: why is rape still a major problem in Liberia? According to the Minister of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan-Cassell, the fear many victims have when it comes to reporting rape cases, silences the fact that it’s happening.“There are many women being abused, but we only hear about the children. We’re not hearing about it because they are afraid of stigmatization. They’re afraid that nothing will come out of it. Because of that, the women are not coming out to say they have been abused. Ninty-eight percent of rape cases are children, but there are a lot more out there,” Minister Cassell added.“This year there have already been more than two cases in Brewerville; and there were two other cases as well in Nimba and Bong,” she disclosed.The Media and Its RoleThe media has been called on to help get the word out that rape is happening and apart from authorities, there are now people being assigned to help fight this crime as well.Said the Minister, “we ask all the media to join us in this fight.  This is not just about the Ministry or women; it’s about the society.  Something has to be done and we are open for suggestions, for ideas, so that collectively we can bring things under control.”Meanwhile, awareness in the matter of women and their rights is a serious issue which needs to be looked into, and the Ministry is aware.“We have our gender offices in all of the 15 counties and besides that we have set up a community-based organization called the Observatories. They are in different communities, headed by the local community residents,” the Minister disclosed.“If something is to happen, they will be there to see to it. We’re hoping to work along with our partners UNFPA and government so that we may establish an observatories committee in all of the communities.These community members should be watchdogs,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more