denounces death penalty again...
Hazel Brown, head of the Network of NGOs for the Advancement of Women, has again denounced the death penalty, saying the god who supports the death penalty has to be a cruel and vengeful god.
response to Samuel's call on Tuesday, Brown
said, "We don't support hanging.
was also asked about the murder rate, which has spiralled completely out of control (20 in the first week of 2014), and what the network was doing in light of general calls for better parenting.
Asked about children reportedly unable to go to school because of the Petrotrin oil spill in La Brea, Brown
liked to think the Government was doing its best.
"They are not bad people.
said residents of La Brea could not be living in an oil area for 100 years and not have some plan of their own to deal with a disaster when it came.
also observed the authorities had no ongoing conversation with the community on the recent incident.
answered questions from the media after she
presented what she
said was civil society's own review of T&T's progress towards the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established following the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000.
said there was significant disagreement between the Government and civil society's reports on how far T&T had progressed towards the goals.
Both are going to end up in the UN and can influence policy for post-2015, she
The NGOs' report was undertaken as part of a UN Millennium Campaign, which supported country-level research by civil society organisations.
said what was worrying was that T&T was part of a high-level UN team comprising 20 other countries which will be taking part in talks about post-2015.
Officials from the Foreign Affairs Ministry will represent T&T, but Brown
said civil society must be a part of the event.
"We have to go to the Foreign Affairs Ministry and insist they include us," she
said there was major disagreement between civil society and the Government on the eradication of extreme hunger and poverty.