U.S. and Latin America Review Fight Against Trafficking in Weapons of Mass Destruction

first_imgBy Dialogo May 15, 2009 On Thursday military and defense experts from around the world concluded a three-day meeting in Miami in which they analyzed measures to combat illicit trafficking in weapons of mass destruction and their components, the U.S. Southern Command reports. The conference, organized by the U.S. Department of Defense and the Southern Command, brings together 34 countries. One of the topics of discussion was the traffic in weapons of mass destruction and related materials within the Americas. “Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States share a common interest in preventing the proliferation of WMD in our hemisphere,” said Paul Trivelli, Foreign Policy Adviser to the Southern Command, who considers it essential for countries to coordinate their efforts in the prevention of trafficking in weapons and combating networks that profit from it. For his part, Gary Moore, who coordinates the monitoring of the proliferation of armaments and weapons of mass destruction at the White House, said that President Obama “has promised to pursue the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons,” but that this goal cannot be achieved without international security initiatives to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Together with North American and Canadian experts, Latin American representatives of Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Paraguay also took part of the event.last_img read more

Wesley Primary School student wins national reading competition

first_img 228 Views   4 comments Sharing is caring! EducationLocalNewsPrimary Wesley Primary School student wins national reading competition by: – July 4, 2012 Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Winner of the competition; Aidan Bruney of the Wesley Primary SchoolAidan Bruney of the Wesley Primary School has copped the 2012 Dominica Broadcasting Cooperation (DBS Radio)/Ministry of Education National reading competition sponsored by Courts Dominica.Ten students participated in the final leg of the competition at the Arawak House of Culture on Wednesday.Each finalist read two pieces in two categories; narrative and news segments.Bruney also copped the prizes for “best reader” in both categories.She was followed by 1st runner up Aidicia Burton of the Salybia Primary School, 2nd runner up Rashad Valentine of the Convent Preparatory School and Zende Charles of the Roseau Primary School in 3rd runner up position.1s runner up; Aidicia Burton of the Salybia Primary SchoolThe other students who participated were; Elliot John of the Salisbury Primary School, Gabrielle Robinson of the Pioneer Preparatory School, Kelsey Leblanc of the St. Martin’s Primary School, Michaela Warrington of the Seventh Day Adventist Primary School, Naomi Francis of the Christian Union Primary School and Claire-Ann Telemaque of the Lighthouse Christian Academy.Bruney will also receive a computer from Courts Dominica and financial rewards among other prizes.The competition was judged by a two woman, three man panel including former education minister Sonia Williams and head of the University of the West Indies open campus Dominica Francis Severin. Bruney will represent Dominica later this year in the regional leg of the competition.2nd runner up; Rashad Valentine of the Convent Prep.Dominica’s Shaniah Edwards, student of the Massacre Primary School also won the regional competition last year.Meantime, Diane Telemaque Williams of Wesley walked away with a trophy and $150.00 after capturing the prize of “best reader” in the “over forty mini reading competition”.Beverly Leblanc of Penville placed 1st, Robert John of Salisbury, 2nd followed by Mary Toussaint of Vieille Case.The audience did the judging in that segment of the show.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more