Natural Disasters Web Site is Runner-Up in World Summit Youth Award



By admin ~ October 1st, 2009. Filed under: News.

We are pleased to announce that Abe Fergussen and this web site were awarded Runner-Up position in the Go Green category at the World Summit Youth Awards, held in Monteray, Mexico in September, 2009.  You can see all the winners here.

The Youth Awards are given in conjunction with the World Summit Awards which honor the best projects in e-Content and e-applications from around the globe.  WSA was started in 2003 in the framework of the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Positive Minds: Tribute to Michael Jackson



By admin ~ July 8th, 2009. Filed under: News.

“A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action.”

Positive Minds is an iEARN TnT project. This video, created using the song “Man in the Mirror”, was done to launch the project. With the recent death of Michael Jackson, it seems timely as a tribute.

Jazz on the Lawn



By admin ~ July 8th, 2009. Filed under: News.

This successful event, which took place in June, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia, was a joint venture between the Sister Cities and the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

Click here to see the promotional information.

5th Summit of the Americas



By admin ~ June 4th, 2009. Filed under: News.

The Fifth Summit of the Americas took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in April of 2009.  Read articles about this important event here:  Summits of the Americas Newsletter – May 2009

Tree Planting 2009



By admin ~ June 4th, 2009. Filed under: News, Projects.

The Principal, teachers and students of Mucurapo Girls Primary School were very fortunate to have as the special guest Mrs. Kaufmann-De Labastide (standing in for Finland Honorary Consul) on World Bio-Diversity Day as we joined the rest of 97 countries throughout the world, in this very important “Go Green” exercise.

Project Proposal: On the Frontlines of Climate Change



By admin ~ June 4th, 2009. Filed under: News, Projects.

On the Frontlines of Climate Change: A global forum for indigenous peoples, small islands and vulnerable communities: www.climatefrontlines.org

An application for project funding was submitted by Mrs. Gia Gaspard-Taylor and Abe Fergussen, on behalf of iEARNTnT.  The project is entitled:  Youth Speaking Out: Working with the Winds of Change

You can read the proposal outline here.

Model Organization of American States Youth Summit 2009



By admin ~ May 1st, 2009. Filed under: News, Projects.

The Fifth Summit of the Americas took place in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in April of 2009.  In preparation, and as an educational experience, Trinidad and Tobago youth held a model summit, which was attended by over 200 students from 24 secondary schools.

View the outcome of the Model Youth Summit:  A declaration of intent created by the youth of Trinidad and Tobago, and presented to Heads of State attending the 5th Summit of the Americas.

This is a report written by Abe Fergussen, who was the Secretary General for the Youth Summit:
We got our final briefing from International Education and Resource Network TnT, Coordinator on procedure and protocol before she left the Council Chamber to escort and announce The Mayor of Port of Spain, and invite him to Address the Model Youth Summit 2009. The Mayor expressed “great satisfaction in seeing the transformation of the Chamber, and spoke of the wonderful opportunity for us as young people to be involved in this learning experience, his only regret being, not enough of our national leaders are here to see and hear you all “Heads of States”, Secretary General, and Ministers of Foreign Affairs’ my! how you look the part” Congratulations!

And now said ‘Mrs. Gaspard Taylor, it is my pleasure to introduce the OAS Model Youth Summit Host, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Youth PM: TnT give the welcome remarks to his hemispheric counterpart, then invite the Secretary General to address the plenary session. and set the stage for the meeting: Then President, Prime Ministers indicated they were ready to speak to begin the presentations, while the Foreign Ministers were meeting in the Committee Room

We had a coffee break, to allow dialouge between Heads of State and Foriegn Ministers, lunch then presentations by big countries with President of the United States speaking last. It is our sincere desire that our effort is not in vain and our resolution will reach to the Heads. And a joint statement made.

We are all very happy to be given the opportunity to hold such high office if only for one day!
WOW!

Fifth Summit of the Americas



By admin ~ August 25th, 2008. Filed under: News, Projects.

April 17 to 19 2009 Trinidad and Tobago will hold center stage as 34 Presidents  and Prime Ministers gather in the capital city Port of Spain for the Fifth Summit of the Americas.

The Americas Competitiveness Forum



By admin ~ July 25th, 2008. Filed under: News.

In the next few weeks His Worship the Mayor of Port of Spain Murchison Brown will join fellow Mayors at the CIFAL_ATLANTA The Americas Competitiveness Forum, Promoting Prosperity and Economic Development.

CIFAL – Atlanta is the International Training Center for Government Authorities and Civil Society Leaders

Donation of Medical Supplies to Tobago Hospital



By admin ~ May 3rd, 2008. Filed under: News, Projects.

Donation of more than a million dollars worth of medical supplies to Tobago Hospital, Medical Unit of the Defense Force, Port of Spain Health Department, Eastern Regional Health Unit.  Below, Defense Force Officers assist in inventory of medical supplies donated by MedShare to Trinidad and Tobago.