Malaysia to soon open applications for foreign employees

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CU)_ Malaysia's Minister of Human Resources, M. Saravanan, announced that the portal for employing foreign employees will open in...

Cambridge’s step out for first royal outing of the year

LONDON (CU)_Early childhood development has been a keystone of Kate Middleton’s royal work over the years. With many of today’s toughest social...

Maldives reduces the quarantine period for vaccinated individuals

Male, Maldives (CU)_ The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has reduced the quarantine and isolation period for Covid-positive individuals and direct contacts to...

Global Wealth Management: How does the Muslim world do it?

By Mateena Hammad “Global Attitudes to Islamic Wealth Management” opens the door into the US$2.8 trillion world of the...

Honouring a historical occasion… British Hallmarking Council sanctions commemorative mark

LONDON (CU)_The British Hallmarking Council (BHC) is the non-departmental public body responsible for supervising hallmarking in the United Kingdom. Historically, commemorative marks...

Rohingya camp fire leaves thousands of refugees homeless!

Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ According to the latest police report, thousands of refugees have been displaced following a massive fire that destroyed portions...

Canada’s hardest hit province to impose health tax on the unvaccinated

MONTRÉAL (CU)_The Canadian province of Quebec, which has reported the higher number of COVID-related deaths in the country, is currently struggling with...

Sectors Expected to Dominate India’s Investment Scenario in 2022 and Enabling Economic Policies

By Naina Bhardwaj, Dezan Shira & Associates  We analyze the policy pivots and economic trends that set up an...


The G7 Meeting in Cornwall – A Distant Corner of Britain to Set New Rules for the Four Corners of the World

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  US President Joe Biden is a man on a mission.  He and UK Prime Minister Boris...

Could the Pitcairn Islands Become the New Asia-Pacific Hong Kong?

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The United Kingdom has put into place a mechanism to join the Comprehensive & Progressive Trans-Pacific...

Prince Charles Versus Xi Jinping : Where The Commonwealth Meets The Belt And Road Initiative

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis The pre-covid British Royal Tour to New Zealand was somewhat overshadowed by the media coverage of...

UK Joins ASEAN as Dialogue Partner, Looking at Joining CPTPP Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

The British House of Lords International Agreements Sub-Committee has launched a new inquiry on the potential accession of the UK to the...

How the UK Can Look To The Belt & Road Initiative Example In Developing New Global Trade Ties

By Chris Devonshire-Ellis  With the British economy now well out of Europe, and with the Johnson Government seemingly committed...

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Commonwealth News

Assisting African election professionals keep pace with best practice

(CU)_The Commonwealth Secretariat recently hosted a five-day series of workshops aimed at assisting African election professionals in adopting best practices in undertaking...

Commonwealth Secretariat seeks to support LDCs ahead of WTO Ministerial Conference

(CU)_The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is scheduled to commence on Tuesday (30 Nov), and will continue until...

CWEIC Chairman Lord Marland “in conversation” with the cricketing greats of Antigua & Barbuda

A trio of West Indies cricket legends spent a week in London celebrating 40 years of Antigua’s independence from Great Britain, and...

Commitment to plant the voices of SIDS at the heart of global dialogue

(CU)_We are less than a week away from the long awaited UN climate summit (COP26), where leaders, climate experts and environmental campaigners...

2021 Peace Day: Commonwealth Secretary-General applauds efforts to build social cohesion

(CU)_World Peace Day was observed across the globe on Tuesday (21 September), as countries like Afghanistan deal with some of the darkest...

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Indian-American physicians launch a cervical cancer awareness campaign

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Indian-American mathematician honoured with a top math prize

Texas, USA (CU)_ Nikhil Srivastava, an Indian American mathematician who is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, has been honoured...

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NEW YORK (CU)_Dr. Karren Dunkley, born in Spanish Town of Jamaica,  is one of the most successful educators in the United States....

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Columbia City elects its first Indian American woman to the City Council

New York, USA (CU)_ A first-generation Indian American woman defeated Tyler Bailey in the election for City Council-at-large in Columbia, South Carolina....

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California, USA (CU)_ An Indian American neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Suresh Reddy from the Chicago region was appointed as the president of the...

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Singapore airline launches US dollar debt debut

According to Hong Kong Reuter reports, on January 13th 2021, Singapore Airlines commenced its initial US dollar bond to assist in the purchase...

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Akums Drugs & Pharmaceuticals wins the renowned…

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SBI announces adjustments to rules on IMPS transactions

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