August 15, 2022

The U.S. is a world outlier on abortion restrictions

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The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is part of a pattern of American exceptionalism that harms people in both the U.S. and the rest of the world. By Evelyn Leopold / Globetrotter We know the United States is an outlier in abortion restrictions, but it is still startling to realize just how much. In the last […]

International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute condemns Privy Council’s ruling to deny Bermuda and the Cayman Islands marriage e$quality

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GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS, 7 April 2022: In a recent news release, the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemned the ruling by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council to reject both appeals from Bermuda and The Cayman Islands to legalise same-sex marriage for their respective jurisdictions: “The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) expresses surprise […]

IOC welcomes solemn appeal by United Nations to observe Olympic Truce during Beijing 2022

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20 Jan 2022 – The President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, today made a solemn appeal to the UN Member States for the observance of the Olympic Truce for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, following the resolution adopted in December. The resolution calls for the Olympic Truce to be respected from 27 January to 20 March 2022 […]

New Grant approved for Guyana’s Education Sector

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WASHINGTON, June 23, 2021 – The World Bank approved a US$6.7 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the Guyana Education Sector Program Project. The project aims to improve learning in nursery schools, increase technology use in primary schools, and improve functionality of the national education management information system.   “Guyana’s education sector has made progress […]

Canada Driving Guide 2021

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Drive through the world’s second-largest country, Canada. Drive your own car and have worry-free travel with an international driving permit and this travel guide. By Lisa Brown January 21, 2021 INTRODUCTION Driving in Canada may seem the same as driving in the United States of America. After all, they’re such close neighbors you would think […]

OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme: Changing lives and improving the reading levels of children in the OECS!

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By Tracey Warner-Arnold OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Wednesday, November 13, 2019 — In June of 2019, the United Nations indicated that the world is about to fall severely short  of its education commitments and needs to implement drastic measures to improve literacy rates. The OECS Commission has long since recognized literacy as a […]

Specialised masterclass for OECS business support organisations

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 — ROSEAU, Dominica: The OECS Competitive Business Unit working jointly with International Trade Centre (ITC) will execute a Regional Specialised Masterclass for Business Support Organisations (BSOs) from October 15 – 18, 2019 at the Starfish Jolly Beach Resort, Antigua and Barbuda. The workshop aims to provide a framework for BSOs to improve their […]

The Caribbean speaks out on the climate crisis

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From Global Voices “[The planet’s] protection and regeneration should be a global priority” With stories about the travesty of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, theAmazon forest fires, and the hope of young climate crisis activists like Greta Thunberg and children from Small Island Developing States trying to force action from world leaders, it is no surprise that Caribbean youth are also […]

Exciting announcement: Forced Labour Protocol ratification updates!

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By Herrana Addisu, Freedom United Monday 23 Sept. Today world leaders are gathering in New York at the United Nations. We want them to use this moment to show their commitment to ending forced labor and this is our chance to make sure they do not forget!  According to the ILO’s global estimate, there are 24.9 million […]

St K-N: PM Harris to show strong leadership on climate change at the United Nations

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September 22nd, 2019 The Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, is this week leading a delegation to the United Nations, where tomorrow, Monday, September 23rd, they will attend – and ensure the country’s voice is heard and listened to at – the UN Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Action Summit.  Back on […]