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29 November 2005

The Rainforest Alliance and Partners Produce User-Friendly Guide to Responsible Travel Options in the Americas

Author: Rainforest Alliance

...[Information] on reputable hotels and tour operators can be hard to find. To help, the Rainforest Alliance and its partners in the Sustainable Tourism Certification Network of the Americas (STCNA) have assembled...a user-friendly catalog of...

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15 September 2005

Jamaica to ratify ILO convention on occupational safety and health

Author: CMC [Caribbean Media Corporation]

The Jamaica government said it will ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention regarding occupational safety and health for dock workers.

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1 September 2005

[DOC] The notion of Socially Responsible Investment in the context of State-Investor Agreements: human rights or economic returns

Author: Adalyat Abdumanapova, dissertation for LLM in International Human Rights Law, Essex University

A number of issues relevant to the legal nature of international investment agreements are dealt with...includ[ing]: the examination of contractual clauses, including the ‘choice-of-law’ and ‘stabilization’ clauses that protect the foreign investor...

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24 August 2005

Jamaica Launches Ad Campaign Against Discrimination of HIV-Positive People

Author: Medical News Today

The launch of the ad campaign comes two weeks after Parliament established a panel to explore ways to end discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. Included in a list of more than 30 suggestions, the Human Resources and Social Development...

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17 May 2005

AIDS stigma shunned - Business leaders join fight to end discrimination [Jamaica]

Author: Trudy Simpson, Jamaica Gleaner

Senior business leaders yesterday said that the time has come to end the widespread stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS. [refers to Gleaner Company, Corporate Strategies, Manpower and Management Services]

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5 May 2005

International Banana Conference: Respect for Trade Union Rights Crucial for 'Reversing the Race to the Bottom'

Author: International Union of Food, Agricultural, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, Tobacco and Allied Workers’ Associations (IUF)

...the Second International Banana Conference...[expressed] strong support for action to respect trade union rights and improve worker health and safety on banana plantations as an integral part of measures to address the continuous downward pressure...

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20 January 2005

Ministry says report slamming Jamaica's labour standards overstated

Author: Arlene Martin-Wilkins, Jamaica Observer

The [Jamaican] labour ministry says [the recent ICFTU] report on Jamaica, which cited shortcomings in the application and enforcement of core labour standards, violation of trade union rights, equality and child labour, does not accurately reflect the...

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17 January 2005

Jamaica: ICFTU report finds denial of union rights, child labour, gender discrimination & other violations of core labour standards

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17 January 2005
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Author: Confédération internationale des syndicats libres (CISL)

Le rapport attire l’attention sur divers problèmes en matière de droits syndicaux, d’égalité et de travail des enfants en Jamaïque.

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17 January 2005
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Author: Confederación Internacional de Organizaciones Sindicales Libres (CIOSL)

En el informe, al señalarse las falencias en la aplicación de las normas fundamentales del trabajo, se hace hincapié en los problemas existentes en Jamaica en materia de derechos sindicales, igualdad y trabajo infantil.

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