GCL’s Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly

The Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly of the membership of Greater Caribbean For Life will be held on October 24th 2020 at 10:00am AST via ZOOM An Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly is used as a way to meet and deal with urgent matters that arise between meetings of the General Assembly. What will happenContinue reading “GCL’s Extraordinary Meeting of the General Assembly”

Caribbean Diaspora and the Capital Punishment in the United States an overlooked issue – Part I

The objective of this article is to summarize the application of capital punishment to the people from the Caribbean in the United States. The information presented comes primarily from two sources: (1) a page devoted to the situation of foreign nationals under sentence of death and (2) a report issued last April about Puerto Rican facing the death penalty in the United States. The second part of this analysis, to be published later, will examine specific cases and histories of human beings from our region who have been executed or who are awaiting execution in the US.

GCL welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to revise the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Death Penalty

The Greater Caribbean for Life (GCL) welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to revise the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Death Penalty. This decision is linked to the Catholic Church’s belief that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. A letter to all Bishops fromContinue reading “GCL welcomes Pope Francis’ decision to revise the Catholic Church’s teaching on the Death Penalty”

CARIBBEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS

CARIBBEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS  Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Georgetown, Guyana 23/24 November 2015  The European Union organized a Caribbean Regional Conference on the Abolition of the Death Penalty in partnership with the International Commission against the Death Penalty. The conference was funded by the European Instrument forContinue reading “CARIBBEAN REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE ABOLITION OF THE DEATH PENALTY CONCLUSIONS & RECOMMENDATIONS”

EU Conference in Guyana for The Abolition of The Death Penalty

The Death Penalty As A Deterrent: Does It Work? Leela Ramdeen, Chair, Greater Caribbean for Life (TT) ) Good afternoon, my friends. We all know the saying by the 19th Century writer: Victor Hugo, author of Les Miserables (1802-1885).  He said: “What says the law? You will not kill. How does it say it? By killing!”  And, asContinue reading “EU Conference in Guyana for The Abolition of The Death Penalty”

13th World Day against the Death Penalty

The Greater Caribbean for Life (GCL) joins the global movement for the abolition of capital punishment on 10th October 2015 to commemorate the 13th World Day against the Death Penalty. This year’s theme is Drug Crimes.  The aim is to raise awareness of the need to reduce the use of the death penalty for drug-related offences. Please click hereContinue reading “13th World Day against the Death Penalty”

Speaking Tour – Jamaica 5/6 October

From Antigua, the abolitionist trio* headed to Jamaica to speak at a Public Forum at Campion College High School, Kingston Sunday afternoon. The audience of about 60 persons comprised mainly lawyers and students. Archbishop Dufour and Jamaican Attorney-at-Law and former Judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Margarette May Macaulay were also present. TheContinue reading “Speaking Tour – Jamaica 5/6 October”

Speaking Tour – Antigua and Barbuda 4 October

The first event on the speaking tour took place on 4 October in Antigua and Barbuda: Some 70 persons gathered at the Multipurpose Cultural Center in St John’s on Saturday evening to hear a public lecture on the Death Penalty. The event was organised by GCL Member, Sir Clare Roberts, and the Antiguan & BarbudanContinue reading “Speaking Tour – Antigua and Barbuda 4 October”