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CHOGM 2022

Meet the young entrepreneurs who represented India at Commonwealth Summit in Kigali, Rwanda!

India has been provided with a powerful platform by the Commonwealth to improve its relationships with its fellow members, especially the Small States (SS)...

Intra-Commonwealth trade to reach $20 trillion over the next five years!

London, United Kingdom (CU)_ British prime minister Boris Johnson has praised the benefits of current relationships between Commonwealth nations and highlighted that intra-community trade...

Kevin Isaac lauds the union of 54 nations at CHOGM 2022!

Kigali, Rwanda (CU)_ St. Kitts and Nevis’ ambassador to the United Kingdom represented the Caribbean country during various forums at the Commonwealth Heads of...

The role of the Commonwealth in leading a global reset

KIGALI (CU)_The 2022 Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF 2022), which is held alongside the Women’s Forum, the Youth Forum and the People’s Forum, commenced on...

The Commonwealth Map

From the Commonwealth Desk

Secretary General of Commonwealth meets Business leaders in India

I had the good fortune of meeting The Secretary General of Commonwealth of Nations Rt Hon Patricia Scotland visiting India early August and to...

Gabon honors the Commonwealth Secretary-General with its highest award!

Libreville, Gabon (CU)_ The Commander of the Gabonese National Order of Merit (Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Merite Gabonais), one of the highest honors...

Commonwealth Secretary-General honored with Lifetime Achievement Award and Justice Medal in India!

New Delhi, India (CU)_ During her official visit to India, the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, was honored with a...

Commonwealth Secretary-General appreciates the new Pacific regional strategy

Fiji (CU)_ During the 51st Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting held this week in Suva, Fiji, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, the Rt. Hon....

Former French colonies join the Commonwealth: ‘Britain offers a better chance to develop’

KIGALI (CU)_The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member states, or so it was until Saturday (25 June) which is when the Commonwealth...

Prime Minister of Dominica praises the role of the Commonwealth Secretariat

(CU)_Dominica is one of 31 small member-states of the Commonwealth. The country is highly vulnerable to effects of climate change and other external shocks...

Secretary-General discusses critical issue in the Commonwealth, and across the world

(CU)_Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland addressed the World Health Assembly last week, during which she made a strong case for vaccine equity following the COVID-19...

Monitoring the impact of the pandemic on gender inequality in the Commonwealth

(CU)_The Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Action Group (CWAMAG), which was launched in May last year, was established with the objective of strengthening gender equality...

A pledge to increase investment in education

NAIROBI (CU)_The Education Ministers from across the Commonwealth participated in the 21st Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) in Nairobi, Kenya, this week. The...

Commonwealth Secretary-General on Earth Day: ‘Connection between planet and people has never been starker’

(CU)_The international community celebrated Earth Day on Friday (22 April), demonstrating support for the protection of the environment. This year, the event was combated...

Strengthening trade development capabilities of Pacific Islands

(CU)_For almost 15 years, Pacific island nations have received critical trade support from advisers who were deployed under the flagship Aid for Trade Hub...

Commonwealth Games

James Wilby hoping to double up on gold at expense of hurting Adam Peaty

CWG ENGLAND - The morning after the night before, when Wilby ended Olympic champion Adam Peaty’s eight-year unbeaten streak to win 100m breaststroke gold,...

Aussie sprint star Rohan Browning takes a sly shot at NRL players!

AUSTRALIA - Aussie sprinter Rohan Browning has been left shattered after finishing sixth in a 100m final he described as 'ugly and painful' at...

Murali Sreeshankar first to win silver in long jump!

INDIA - The 23-year-old national record holder soared to 8.08m in his fifth attempt to finish second behind Laquan Nairn of Bahamas in a...

Peter Bol’s Commonwealth Games event is a contact sport

CWG AUSTRALIA - Only a fool would bet on an 800-metre race. It has become the most unpredictable race in athletics. It’s no longer...

Amit Panghal, Jasmine Lamboria, Sagar Ahlawat in boxing semifinals to ensure three more medals

INDIA – the sporting world in sitting at the edge of their seats as India has taken the sporting arena by storm at the...

Kyle Chalmers wins ‘bittersweet’ 100 metres freestyle gold at the Commonwealth Games, father Brett calls out media ‘bullying’

CWG AUSTRALIA - Kyle Chalmers said it took all his strength and courage to win his third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham...

Commonwealth Games 2022: A stepping stone for cricket to be in Olympics

CWG WOMENS CRICKET - Women’s cricket has always been craving the spectator's attention just like their male counterparts. Women’s cricket was introduced internationally with...

Kate O’Connor overcomes nerves to snatch Commonwealth silver

IRELAND - Kate O’Connor admitted she needed to overcome crippling nerves to claim Commonwealth Games heptathlon silver. O’Connor had been in among the medals for...

Lady Commonwealth

3 Self-Made Female Entrepreneurs of India!

India is a land filled with successful people, raw talent, admirable innovation and lots of potential. Let's meet there female entrepreneurs who changed the...

Meet Pakistan’s First Female Supreme Court Judge!

Earlier this year, the entirety of Pakistan witnessed an event that would go down in history books, when Ayesha Malik, became the very first...

Jane Austen – The Lady who Revolutionized Literature with Just 6 Novels!

“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” – Northanger Abbey, 1818. Two centuries...

Do you know who the richest woman in the world is?

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers. That's her name. She's the wealthiest woman in the world with a net worth of US$ 69.1 billion. Francoise was born on...

The story of Serena Williams

Serena Williams is not a name which is unheard of, she is a world renowned The story of Serena Williams icon, and even...

Xiomara Castro – A 62-year-old Boss Lady!

We live in a world of 30 under 30, “youngest female” and in a space where achievements are glorified more depending on how young...

19-year-old Zara Rutherford Takes Flight!

In the year 2021, Zara Rutherford, a British-Belgium teenage aviator, became not just the first, but also the youngest female aviator to go around...

Who is the most powerful woman in the world today?

LADY COMMONWEALTH (CU)_ According to Forbes 2021, Mackenzie Scott was ranked #1 in their list of power women and was ranked #30 in the...

The girl who redefined cricket!

A trailblazer in the sport, a hustler on and off field and a total game-changer, Mithali Raj is a household name in the cricketing...

Ruchira Kamboj becomes the first woman permanent representative of India to the United Nations!

New Delhi, India (CU)_ Ruchira Kamboj became India's first female Permanent Representative to the United Nations when she presented her credentials to Secretary-General Antonio...

A record number for women’s representation in Australian politics

CANBERRA (CU)_Australia’s newly elected Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced his frontbench team, with a record number of women appointed to a diverse cabinet that...

Editorial

Investigation reveals only three universities from Yorkshire track student suicide rates

ENGLAND - While some simply keep no records, many pointed out coroners are under no obligation to tell them if a student’s dies by...

A Roadblock or Stopgap: The Functional Impact of Alternative Green Fuels Used by The Global Shipping Industry.

By Kavinda Ratnapala In 2018 the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) greenhouse gas strategy was released and made specific reference to realising “a pathway of CO2 emissions...

A main exporter to the world on the brink of being ravaged!

Ukraine, the second-largest country by area in Eastern Europe is embroiled in a state of invasion by its neighbor Russia. Ukrainian officials are preparing...

Inbound India Investment Flows: Recent Performance and 2022 Trends  

By Asia Investment Research   India has been positioning itself as a favoured destination to attract foreign direct investment in recent years and enjoyed strong...

Establishing a Representative Office in Malaysia: A Guide for Foreign Investors  

Establishing a representative office (RO) in Malaysia is often the fastest and most cost-effective way to have a legal entity and study the local...

A New Free Trade Tax Strategy To Redevelop And Incentivize The Commonwealth

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis     With the British economy now well out of Europe, and with the Johnson Government seemingly committed to replacement trade deals in emerging...

How The US, EU, UK and China Financial & Geopolitical Differences Could Be Resolved By London At The Upcoming Cop26 Glasgow Conference

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  The EU and US media propaganda machine went into overdrive this week, based on US President Biden’s apparent ‘launch’ of the ‘Build...

The EU’s Global Gateway: A Belt & Road Alternative?

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The EU has launched its ‘alternative’ to China’s Belt and Road for the EU, with EU Commision President Ursula von der Leyen...

Diaspora News

Five Indian American businesswomen to speak at the 2022 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit!

CALIFORNIA, USA (CU)_At the 2022 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, almost 80 famous businesswomen and prominent leaders in the fields of government, charity, education,...

Indian American Arati Prabhakar breaks records again!

California, USA (CU)_ Indian-American Dr. Arati Prabhakar was approved by the United States Senate to take over as the next head of the White...

President urges SL diaspora in the UK to invest in their motherland

The Sri Lankan diaspora in the United Kingdom was urged last week by President Ranil Wickremesinghe to contribute to economic development projects in Sri...

Meet the youngest Self-Made Indian American businesswoman!

California, USA (CU)_ Neha Narkhede, a native of Pune and co-founder of the streaming data technology business Confluent, was placed in the IIFL Wealth...

Sri Lankan fishermen say key Australian tool to combat people smuggling can be dodged

A crucial measure used by the Australian government to stop human trafficking in Sri Lanka can be readily avoided by offenders, and it is...

Vedant Patel is the first Indian-American to hold the daily State Dept press conference!

California, USA (CU)_ Vedant Patel, the Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the US Department of State, made history as he became the first Indian-American to...

Indian-Origin Suella Braverman becomes the Home Secretary in the new UK cabinet!

London, United Kingdom (CU)_ Suella Braverman, an Indian-origin attorney, was designated as the next Home Secretary of the United Kingdom on Tuesday, replacing Priti...

Two Indian-Americans nominated to the White House cyber-risk panel!

California, USA (CU)_ US President Joe Biden has revealed his intention to name Indian-Americans Manu Asthana and Madhu Beriwal to his National Infrastructure Advisory...

Indian-American Family pays tribute to Big B!

New Jersey, USA (CU)_ An Indian-American family residing in Edison, New Jersey, has built a life-size statue of Bollywood legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan at...

Indian-American scientists create a coating that is immune to the COVID virus!

California, USA (CU)_ As a result of the efforts of Indian American researchers, a novel weapon is expected soon in the fight against COVID....

Indian-American student invents a tool to detect elephant poachers in real time!

California, USA (CU)_ Anika Puri, an Indian American high-schooler, has invented an innovative tool to spot elephant poaching. Her inspiration to invent the tool...

Shipping and Logistics

Between Hamad Port and Pakistan, Milaha promises to provide the quickest route

A direct route between Pakistan and Qatar has been launched by the Qatari shipping company Milaha, which is growing its container transport network. The...

GFS Lanka sets the bar high in container feeder operations via Sri Lanka

GFS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. is the Sri Lankan representation of Global Feeder Shipping LLC (GFS), a leading feeder shipping line headquartered in Dubai. The...

Covid 19 recovery tariff to be removed by VICT

Beginning on October 1st, VICTORIA International Container Terminal (VICT) will no longer charge a temporary $3.97 COVID recovery fee for each container. The firm...

A Significant Step for Jamaica’s Logistics Industry Development is Kingston Logistics Park

The new Kingston Logistics Park (KLP), according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is a significant step toward growing Jamaica's logistics sector and generating fresh...

How retail malls may positively impact the areas they serve

Fortress in a webinar held by Reit last month, the company explored how shopping malls might positively impact the neighborhoods where they are located....