Jamaica is 1st in Caribbean to name human trafficking monitor

An Important Step In The Fight To End Exploitation & Human Trafficking…

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downloadJamaica became on Tuesday the first Caribbean country to appoint a national rapporteur on human trafficking. The Ministry of National Security announced that Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison will fill the new post. Gordon Harrison, an attorney, was appointed as Children’s Advocate in January 2012.

The Cabinet approved Gordon Harrison’s designation to “enhance Jamaica’s anti-trafficking profile and exhibits the seriousness with which the government of Jamaica regards this issue,” the ministry said in a statement.

One of the primary functions of the national rapporteur will be to create a more objective reporting system on the issue.

Gordon Harrison will have the authority to obtain from the relevant authorities, including the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Jamaica Constabulary Force, any information necessary to carry out her duties.

She is expected to conduct independent investigations of reports of alleged instances of human trafficking as the need arises, to…

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Folk Arts Meet Up: Mentoring and Professional Development Awards (March 12@7pm)

NYC Folk Artists Check Out This Great Opportunity ….

ECondon_Cropped Dr. Eileen Condon is a Folklorist and Project Director at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. In addition, she is an excellent person, a personal friend, and someone that you can trust.

Calling all folk artists and folk arts professionals:  New York Folklore Society Mentoring and Professional Development monetary awards are there for you—all year round on a rolling deadline.  Come to Brooklyn Arts Council (55 Washington Street, Suite 218) and meet the NYC representative for NYFS, Eileen Condon on March 12th at 7pm.

The New York Folklore Society (www.nyfolklore.org) offers many forms of service to traditional artists in New York State, but one of the most immediately gratifying opportunities is its longstanding Mentoring and Professional Development awards program.  M&PD awards are the fast track for folk artists to get the funding to take their own artistic practices to the next level by working with a mentor.  Whatever genre…

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Victory for Boston school bus drivers union -written by Tony Murphy

Victory for Boston school bus drivers union workers.org/articles/2015/03/06/victory-for-boston-school-bus-drivers-union/ Tony Murphy Kirschbaum acquitted as frame-up collapses Dorchester, Mass. — The campaign to rehire and win justice for four Boston school-bus drivers, illegally fired by the notorious union-busting Veolia Corp., got a big shot in the arm on March 5. After only only ten minutes of deliberation, … Continue reading Victory for Boston school bus drivers union -written by Tony Murphy