October 21, 2019

Commonwealth of Nations elects first ever woman as head

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From telesurtv The Commonwealth of Nations on Friday elected Baroness Patricia Scotland of Dominica to its top post of secretary-general. She becomes the first woman ever to hold the post, which includes representing Commonwealth policy that affects the 33 percent of the world’s population that lives in Commonwealth countries. Scotland beat Mmasekgoa Masire-Mwamba of Botswana […]

Raising resilience in Small Islands States: A Caribbean Perspective

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From ACP Brussels, 10 October 2014/ ACP: Island countries have long capitalized on their unique geography, tropical climate, remote locations and vibrant cultures to attract tourists from across the globe looking for a quick “get away”. But beyond the sand and sun, life for local communities is complicated by a unique set of challenges, due […]

Putting the littlest disaster victims on the Caribbean’s climate agenda

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By Desmond Brown From Caribbean360 CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Wednesday August 13, 2014, IPS – Children are often the forgotten ones when policy-makers map out strategies to deal with climate change, even as they are least capable of fending for themselves in times of trouble. According to David Popo, the programme officer with the Organisation of […]