August 22, 2019

Statement on the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

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Chairman of the OECS Authority Dr. The Hon Ralph Gonsalves Monday, April 22, 2019 — Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. The Hon. Ralph Gonsalves, has on behalf of the Heads of Government of the regional grouping of eleven nations, offered his heartfelt […]

UN chief to urge world leaders to prevent sexual abuse

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By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press From Journal Review UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has invited world leaders to a special event Monday on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse — an issue that has left a black mark on the U.N.’s far-flung peacekeeping operations and persists despite U.N. vows to combat the scourge. […]

The Editor Speaks: “Taken out of context”

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I had to laugh out loud over the last few days with the national newspapers (especially the US one) over the indignation and rage when Donald Trump stupidly (but then?) tweeted a comment aimed at the London Mayor after the attack on the capital. Trump’s Tweet said: “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in […]

Four children killed in garbage dump fire, toll climbs to 11

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From DNA The death toll in a fire incident at a giant open garbage dump near the Sri Lankan capital today climbed to at least 11 after five more persons, including four children, succumbed to their injuries, officials said. Around 50 to 100 houses were completely destroyed and 180 people displaced due to the fire […]

FORDLANDIA

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FORDLANDIA: Inside Henry Ford’s failed utopian city in the Amazon By Drew Reed, The Guardian From Business Insider In 1928, northern Brazil was captivated by an enticing bit of news. The region’s residents were about to receive a new visitor, a man who came with the promise of reviving their ailing economy and introducing them […]

Cricketers fight for foothold in baseball-mad Cuba

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By Anne-Marie Garcia From The News Tribune HAVANA — The ball bounced off the pavement and Yordeni Caballero swung, whacking it with a soft thud and hurling his bat to the side as if he’d hit a homerun. As the 7-year-old raced down a street-turned-cricket pitch, his coach shouted instructions about a sport that’s barely […]

OPINION: Sri Lanka – straining the Commonwealth

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By Sir Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 March 21 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution requesting the UN Human Rights Commissioner to undertake “a comprehensive investigation into alleged serious violations and abuses of human rights and related crimes by both BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday April 10, 2014 – The Commonwealth of 53 nations […]