November 20, 2019

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 […]

Rights experts want Caribbean to do more in supporting breastfeeding

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From Antigua Observer WASHINGTON, CMC – United Nations human rights experts are urging Caribbean and other countries to do more to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as a human right. This includes ending the inappropriate marketing of breast-milk substitutes and other foods intended for infants and young children, according to the Pan American Health Organization […]

Caribbean – Hurricane Matthew Fact Sheet #6, Fiscal Year (FY) 2017

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REPORT from US Agency for International Development From reliefweb HIGHLIGHTS Increased road access and logistics capacity enable relief agencies to reach more hurricane-affected populations USAID food and relief commodity distributions continue as GoH and UN estimate 806,000 people in urgent need of food assistance in Haiti CDC works to re-establish cholera surveillance system; UN presents […]

UN accepts blame for spreading cholera in Haiti but refuses to pay compensation

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By Caribbean360 From St Lucia News Online CARIBBEAN360 – The United Nations has finally acknowledged that it played a role in an outbreak of cholera in Haiti in 2010 that has since killed about 10,000 people and continues to sicken thousands every year. The deadly cholera epidemic began to unfold within months of the devastating […]

Australia removed from UN world heritage climate report

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From BBC All references to climate change’s impact on World Heritage sites in Australia have been removed from a United Nations report. A draft of the report contained a chapter on the Great Barrier Reef and references to Kakadu and Tasmania. But Australia’s Department of the Environment requested that Unesco scrub these sections from the […]

Falkland Islands lie in Argentinian waters, UN commission rules

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Associated Press From The Guardian UK Argentina welcomes decision to expand its maritime territory, despite unresolved dispute with Britain over islands Argentina’s government is celebrating a decision by a UN commission to expand its maritime territory in the South Atlantic Ocean by 35% to include the disputed Falkland islands and beyond. The Argentine foreign ministry […]

Sierra Leone’s stinking seaweed linked to Caribbean invasion

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Lisa O’Carroll Fromm The Guardian UK Proliferation of thick brown algae is affecting fishing, tourism and marine life on both sides of the Atlantic, say scientists Saturday 17 October 2015 12.00 BST The pristine white beaches may not be as famous as those of the Caribbean, but their unspoilt beauty makes them a haven for […]

UN chief: Small islands need partnerships to address climate change and unique vulnerabilities

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From CARIBBEAN360 NEW YORK, United States, Friday July 31, 2015 – The global challenges facing the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) like those in the Caribbean are the international community’s collective responsibility, the top United Nations official told the Security Council yesterday. “Combatting climate change, promoting sustainable development and addressing the vulnerabilities of SIDS will […]

Courtesy visit from UNHCR’s Buti Kale

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin recently visited with Dr. Buti Kale, Deputy Regional Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, at the Premier’s office at the Government Administration Building. Dr. Kale, who was making a courtesy visit while in the Cayman Islands, is a resource person based in Washington, D.C., for […]

A Christian-Muslim crisis of faith in Africa

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From The Christian Science Monitor With Christians and Muslims killing each other in the Central African Republic, the country needs more than foreign troops. A group of interfaith religious leaders are banding together to make peace real. The last time the world watched Christians and Muslims kill each other by the thousands was in the […]