November 17, 2019

UN official to inaugurate meeting of Caribbean countries on sustainable development

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From Jamaica Observer SANTIAGO, Chile (CMC) – The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) says United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed will participate in the opening session of the third meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development at ECLAC headquarters here. ECLAC said […]

Libya crisis: UN says thousands fleeing clashes

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From BBC At least 2,800 people have fled from the fighting near Libya’s capital, Tripoli, according to the UN. Other civilians are trapped by the clashes and are cut off from vital emergency services, it says. Forces under Gen Khalifa Haftar began an attack on the city last Thursday with the aim of wresting it […]

Chagos Islands dispute: UK obliged to end control – UN

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From BBC The UK should end its control of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean “as rapidly as possible”, the UN’s highest court has said. Mauritius claims it was forced to give up the islands – now a British overseas territory – in 1965 in exchange for independence, which it gained in 1968. The […]

Central Caribbean Marine Institute celebrates its 20th birthday

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By Sam Helmy From Deeper Blue Located on Little Cayman, the Central Caribbean Marine Institute is celebrating its 20th birthday. The organization is a luminary in education, conservation, and marine research, and dedicates a lot of its efforts to increase our understanding of coral reefs. The Institute has seen its success grow, especially at its local field […]

Students gather at UN to ‘Remember Slavery’

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By NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life The United Nations says students from around the world joined the global body and government officials in New York on Friday to celebrate the contributions made by the people of African descent, beginning from the time they were taken from their countries and forced into generations of servitude. […]

The Caribbean’s finest, darkest and blankest moments of 2017

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From NAN News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 5, 2018:It’s a brand New Year, a time when many publications look back at the past year and identify the major stories making news in 2017. At News Americas, we wanted to dig a bit further this year and try to spot not just the news […]

Kuwait donates USD 1 mln to victims of Caribbean Sea Hurricane

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NEW YORK, Nov 22 (KUNA) — Kuwait announced that His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the donation of USD one million to be delivered to victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which hit the Caribbean Sea region back in September. This announcement was delivered by Kuwait’s Permanent Delegate to the UN […]

Powerful global coalition to boost equal pay for women at work

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New initiative will support innovative and effective equal pay policies and practices around the globe. NEW YORK (ILO News) – One of the most persistent barriers to women’s success at work and to economic growth, unequal pay, will be actively challenged by a new global partnership, the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC). With the launch […]

UN official says Haiti peacekeeping a mission accomplished

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jul 22 2017 – The top U.N. official for Haiti is urging the Caribbean country’s new government to keep its promises to fight corruption, improve justice, and combat poverty especially in rural areas, saying peacekeepers have accomplished their mission of stabilizing the Western hemisphere’s poorest nation. Sandra Honore said […]

New drone footage shows ISIS’ destruction of treasured monuments in Syrian city Palmyra

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AFP From Business Insider Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s military on Monday released drone footage showing more destruction of treasured monuments by the Islamic State in Syria’s Palmyra since jihadists recaptured the UNESCO World Heritage Site late last year. The black-and-white video dated February 5 shows part of the Roman amphitheatre reduced to rubble and the […]