December 1, 2021

OPINION: Newspapers connect humanity

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By Melissa Martin North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica. Humanity lives, works, and plays on the 7 continents. And reads the newspaper. All free countries on the planet with a printing press (and the Internet) are able to connect to share words, ideas, and daily happenings. People read newspapers around the globe […]

At UN, Cuba urges relief to assist storm-hit Caribbean; cites ‘setback’ in bilateral relations with US

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From UN news Centre 22 September 2017 – In the wake of successive hurricanes Irma and Maria, which tore through the Caribbean and left communities in desperate conditions, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla urged the international community to “give the highest priority to this situation and mobilize resources to assist the small Caribbean Island […]

Taiwan: President meets delegation from Caribbean ally

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From Focus Taiwan Taipei, May 4 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Thursday during a meeting with a delegation from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that she hopes Taiwan will be able to make a greater global contribution with the continued support of its diplomatic ally. The six-member delegation including Minister of Agriculture Saboto […]

Op-Ed: Women in the changing world of work – Planet 50-50 by 2030: What does this mean?

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By Rebecca Theodore From Caribbean News Service UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 2017 – The United Nations global Sustainable Development Goals agenda is a pulpit that aims to meet the greatest trials of the 21st century, with an admirable mention of gender equality by 2030.  However, since social progress is also evaluated by the way society […]

UN chief bids farewell

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By Nelson A. King From Caribbean Life United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said goodbye to staff and Caribbean and other Permanent Representatives at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday. Stating that though he had delivered many speeches over his decade in office, Ban said he had but two important words for those gathered to […]

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) demonstrated simultaneously on two continents

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From Caribbean broadcasting Union This year’s annual General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union will be hosted by the Indonesian public broadcaster, RRI, in Bali. DRM will feature not only in the meetings of the specialised committees but also concretely with a live medium wave transmission on 20-24 October from one of the RRI MW […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Where has fight in developing countries gone?

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By Sir Ronald Sanders The ease with which developed countries appoint heads of international and multi-national organisations (sometimes in the guise of an election) is not their achievement alone; it is also the fault of developing countries that let them. At the United Nations, the so-called election of the secretary-general is entirely in the hands […]