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CHOGM 2022

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...

Island nations to Commonwealth leaders: ‘Our answer is simple, we need action!’

KIGALI (CU)_Events scheduled for the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (KIGALI ) are currently underway, having commenced on Sunday (19 June). One of...

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From the Commonwealth Desk

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...

Prince William leaves Commonwealth links to crown, up to the people

LONDON (CU)_The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last week completed an eight-day tour of Belize, Jamaica and the Bahamas to mark the Queen’s Platinum...

Head of the Commonwealth vows to be ‘always devoted in service’

LONDON (CU)_Prince Charles, together with the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, represented the Queen at the Commonwealth Service on...

Commonwealth Day 2022: The significance of solidarity during this time of global uncertainty

(CU)_On Monday, the 14th of March, 54 countries from across the globe commemorate Commonwealth Day, honouring their shared values and rich diversity as members...

Queen pulls out of attending one of her biggest public appearances of the year

LONDON (CU)_Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed by the people of the Commonwealth, from the Pacific and Asia to Europe, Africa and the...

Commonwealth Games

Heads of Public Service to meet in 2nd Biennial Pan-Commonwealth Meeting

(CU)_The Heads of Public Service and Cabinet Secretaries from across the Commonwealth are set to meet in the Heads of Public Service to meet...

Anna Hursey – the youngest Commonwealth Games Competitor

WALES - Anna Hursey (born 22 June 2006) is a Welsh table tennis player. She is thought to be the youngest person to represent Wales at senior level...

Ami Ghia and Kanwal Thakar Singh: The two women who started India’s Commonwealth Games medal journey

India’s women were having a ball at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Down Under, bagging over half of the gold medals India have won, including...

Cathy Freeman

It’s not every day that an indigenous person can bring home a medal but that for Cathy Freeman she killed two birds with one...

ACHIEVEMENTS AND MILESTONES IN WOMENS COMMONWEALTH GAMES HISTORY

Like all Major games and events is history traditionally, women were not allowed to participate in the Commonwealth Games, they were exclusively for men. However,...

Wales at the Commonwealth Games

Wales is one of six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since 1930, the others being Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Scotland. The Commonwealth Games is the only major sporting...

England in the Common Wealth Games

England is one of only six teams to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games in 1930. The others are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Scotland and Wales. The Commonwealth...

Scotland at the Commonwealth Games

Scotland is one of only six countries to have competed in every Commonwealth Games since the first Empire Games in 1930. The others are Australia, Canada, England, New Zealand and Wales. The Commonwealth Games...

Lady Commonwealth

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...

Exception made to confer Damehood on mother-of-two receiving end-of-life care

(CU)_Britain’s honours system and titles are among the world’s oldest, having evolved over more than 650 years. The current system is made up of...

13-year-old autistic girl swims across the Palk Strait!

DHANUSHKODI, Tamil Nadu (CU)_At 4.15.am. on Sunday (20 March), a 13-year-old autistic girl set out to swim across the Palk Strait. On any given...

India’s female Para-athletes swimming against the tide

JALANDHAR, Punjab (CU)_Being a sportswoman in India comes with societal opposition and gender discrimination, while poverty and the lack of facilities also come as...

Sri Lankan charity founder wins Commonwealth Points of Light award

KANDY, Sri Lanka (CU)_The Points of Light awards are aimed at recognising outstanding volunteers whose service is making a difference in their communities. It...

May you continue to shine like a diamond…

BRIDGETOWN (CU)_Fireworks filled the sky, as a 21-gun salute was fired and the national anthem of Barbados was played over the Heroes Square in...

The woman set to lead Caribbean island in the midst of historical change

(CU)_In September 2020, Barbados announced its intention to become a Republic, a process which involves the removal of Queen Elizabeth as the country’s head...

Elaine Thompson-Herah’s journey to becoming the fastest woman alive

(CU)_Born in the Parish of Manchester in west-central Jamaica, during her early days Elaine Thompson-Herah was a good athlete, but not an outstanding one....

‘Shuffler of the year’ inspiring thousands from her hospital bed

MONTREAL (CU)_Nadia Chaudhri is a neuroscientist born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. At the age of 17 she moved to the United States and...

Best of female leadership demonstrated during the pandemic

(CU)_Over the recent years, Bangladesh has reported a striking progress across its economic, social and political spheres. To highlight a few of the many...

‘From rags to riches’: The Queen of Dancehall calls on young women to pray hard and work hard

SPANISH TOWN, Jamaica (CU)_Grace Hamilton, known professionally as Spice, was born in Spanish Town, in southeast-central Jamaica to a family living in abject poverty....

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

Two Indian-American technocrats enter the year’s top 50 IT leaders

Texas, USA (CU) _ Two Indian-American technocrats, Texas's Krishna Kumar Edathil and Georgia's Nikhil Deshpande, have entered the most prestigious StateScoop Top 50 2022...

Young Singapore-based Indian businessman gains global recognition in cryptocurrencies!

Kochi, India (CU)_ Sanju, age 29, is a co-founder of Vauld.com, a Singaporean firm that deals with cryptocurrency. It is one of the largest...

British-Bangladeshi philanthropist honored in the Queen’s Birthday Honors for 2022

   Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor has been awarded to British-Bangladeshi philanthropist Nadia Samdani in...

Sri Lanka born Cassandra Fernando makes history

CANBERRA (CU)_Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recently appointed a diverse cabinet crew and boasted of the record number of women appointed to his frontbench...

Indian-American wins the PGA Tour Latin America!

California, USA (CU)_ Manav Shah, an Indian American golfer, bagged his breakthrough victory at the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica's Quito Open. Shah was born in...

Popular Indian Americans are investing in the US T20 cricket league!

California, USA (CU)_ According to recent media reports, popular Indian American business executives including Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen are...

Richard Verma to President’s Intelligence Advisory Board!

California, USA (CU)_ According to the White House, the advisory board is an independent component of the executive office and functions solely to assist...

Advocating recognition to contributions of African descent

ACCRA (CU)_The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) recently convened a high-level diaspora forum in the capital city of Ghana. The meeting was aimed at...

Two Indian American students among the 30 Edison Scholars

California, USA (CU)_ Pedro J. Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International, wished the Edison Scholars, saying, “Congratulations to the 2022 Edison Scholars. They...

A new video platform launched by Indian-American entrepreneurs 

California, USA (CU)_ A team of Indian-American businessmen revealed the introduction of an online video platform named "We Must Meet" that would go beyond...

Indian-American woman becomes Defense Advisor to Kamala Harris

Texas, USA (CU)_ According to a media source, Shanti Sethi, a pioneering Indian-American Navy veteran, has been appointed as executive secretary and defense advisor...

Shipping and Logistics

Shipping future

PAKISTAN - While the industry is experimenting with technological advancements at sea, countries are competing to develop futuristic ports (MASSPorts) to accommodate autonomous vessels....

Melting Arctic Ice Could Transform International Shipping Routes

GLOBAL - With climate change rapidly warming the world’s oceans, the future of the Arctic Ocean looks grim. Climate models show that parts of...

Nelson truck shipping link set to revolutionise inter-island freight transport

NEW ZEALAND - A multimillion-dollar “blue water” shipping route linking New Plymouth to Nelson is set to revolutionise freight transport between the North and...

Hydrogen On The High Seas: The Great Hope For Net-Zero Emissions

By Kavinda Ratnapala Note to the reader* This article is a supplementary essay which is to be read in tandem with a previous article on alternative green...

The Premises of Marine Propulsion: Reframing the challenge to realise net-zero GHG emissions

By Kavinda Ratnapala The global shipping industry has problems, too many to count. They range from the lack of containers in the key shipping routes...

First cruise ship arrives in Sydney after 2-year pandemic hiatus

AUSTRALIA - The first cruise ship to sail into Sydney in over two years was greeted with tug boats and water cannons.P&O Cruises Australia...

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