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Your Lunar New Year celebration guide is ready

From South China Morning Post We are delighted to send ieyenews readers a copy of our Lunar New Year celebration guide, helping you find out more about this traditional celebration. Lunar New Year is a time for regeneration, retrospectives and family gathering, with a splash of red and gold on the streets. Some of the most […]

IOC Young Leader makes girls’ dreams come true with new ice hockey league

19 Jan 2023 – With one year to go until the Winter Youth Olympic Games Gangwon 2024, we speak with IOC Young Leader from Korea Sang Eun Lee about how she is fighting for gender equality by giving women and girls the chance to play ice hockey. Sang Eun Lee participated in many sports as a child in […]

LAST CALL: Nominations for 2023 AACT National Awards close JANUARY 20 (tomorrow!)

AACT National Awards 2023 Nominations Accepted NowFriday, January 20, 2023 is the deadline to submit nominations. CLICK HERE to submit a nomination for 2023 Nominations are open for these AACT National Awards: Submit a nomination uniquely suited to your theatre “hero” by visiting the AACT website for a detailed listing of the qualifications for each award. Criteria for […]

OECS Commission congratulates Prime Minister Gaston Browne and the ABLP on its new mandate

By Nyus Alfred Communications Officer, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Thursday, January 19, 2023 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission extends congratulations to Hon. Gaston Browne and the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) on their victory in the January 18, 2023 general election in Antigua and Barbuda.  Under the Leadership of Prime […]

Our planet versus plastic bags—A tale of two cities

By Erika Schelby Source: Independent Media Institute Americans discard 100 billion plastic bags annually, the equivalent of 12 million barrels of oil. With oceans, countries, populations, and governments inundated by a plague of plastic worldwide, it may be useful to focus on the single-use plastic bag choices made by two cities, in the same U.S. […]

Quality education for the future of islands & the Island Innovation Academic Council 

Next week, the world will observe the International Day of Education (24/01) and the World Environmental Education Day (26/01). These observances are opportunities to highlight the importance of continuing the development of forward-looking, innovative and highly performing education systems on islands worldwide. For organizations like the Edge Foundation, shining a spotlight on the education practices of global islands has been a feature […]

Cayman: Police investigate collision on Sea View Road

From RCIPS Shortly after 4:15PM yesterday, 18 January, officers responded to a report of a four-vehicle collision which occurred on Sea View Road in East End. Two occupants of one of the vehicles involved were transported to hospital by ambulance for treatment and have since been discharged. Following inquiries, a male driver, age 30 of George […]

Georgieva Lunar New Year

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva offered best wishes for the upcoming Lunar New Year Thursday in Washington, DC (January 19):  “Happy New Year! I would like to extend my warmest greetings to everyone who celebrates this Lunar New Year. My best wishes to you for the year of the Rabbit. The rabbit embodies calm, peace, […]

Pedro Marin: The role of the Brazilian military in the coup attempt

By Pedro Marin Source: Globetrotter The far-right mob that invaded the federal building, Congress, and the Supreme Court and vandalized government buildings at Three Powers Plaza in Brasília on January 8, demanded a “military intervention” in Brazil. They had set up camps that had assembled in front of army barracks throughout the country since November […]

Small Island Developing States accelerate action to tackle biggest killers

Barbados, 18 January 2023 — The Government of Barbados, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organization are holding a high-level technical meeting on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health with Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The discussion focusses on progress, challenges, and opportunities to scale up multi-sector actions on NCDs and mental health […]