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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...

The Commonwealth Map

From the Commonwealth Desk

Achieving elimination of cervical cancer in the Commonwealth by 2025  

England (Commonwealth Union)_ The Commonwealth has a large cervical cancer burden, especially in the low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Despite comprising just 30% of...

Samoan PM lauds the Commonwealth as a beneficial platform for minor states 

England (Commonwealth Union)_ The Honorable Fiame Naomi Mata'afa, the Prime Minister of Samoa, has lauded the Commonwealth's position as a patron for small states...

Commonwealth Secretariat concludes mission to Zimbabwe

England (Commonwealth Union)_ Following the recently concluded Commonwealth Secretariat visit to Zimbabwe, Assistant Secretary-General Prof. Luis Franceschi made the following statement. “Zimbabwe has made...

Enabling food and agriculture digitalization in the Commonwealth 

England (Commonwealth Union)_ Maintaining food security is a highly important subject today. The current report centers on the following challenges: the growing effects of...

Commonwealth Secretariat training 500 Mauritius police officers 

Mauritius (Commonwealth Union)_This week, the Commonwealth Secretariat is in Mauritius working with the government to provide training on local law enforcement and assist in...

Lord Marland calls upon President Ali Bongo in Gabon

President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon received Lord Marland at the presidential palace in Libreville during Lord Marland's visit to Gabon last week.Gabon joined...

CII – Commonwealth Roundtable

Continuing the annual tradition, CWEIC convened its Strategic Partners to meet with the Confederation of Indian Industry CEO’s delegation to the UK.  Meeting in...

Commonwealth Trade and investment summit

It is just 4 weeks to go till we host our second Commonwealth Trade and Investment Forum in London. We are very excited to welcome...

The Commonwealth Secretary-General’s proposition at COP27

England (Commonwealth Union)_ This week at COP27 in Egypt, one of the primary topics being addressed is the worldwide threat to food security. During...

A pledge to eradicate violence against women and girls

South Africa (Commonwealth Union)_ The Commonwealth Secretary-General has stated that she is more motivated than ever to create positive changes in the world and...

Commonwealth supports Barbados in maximizing its prospects for modern energy

BARBADOS (Commonwealth Union)_A recent ‘share fair’ and workshop event brought together multinational energy companies, investors, contractors, and project owners with local suppliers and businesses...

Lady Commonwealth

Say hello to India’s first female marine pilot!

Mumbai (Commonwealth Union)_It's a no brainer - when we normally think of pilots, we associate the profession with a male tasked with the responsibility...

The story of India’s flower scientist

Kochi, Kerala  (Commonwealth Union)_Janaki Ammal, a woman who brought immense glory to India by achieving many firsts under her name and creating history, is...

One for the history books – The story of Malala

Pakistan (Commonwealth Union)_The world knows her as the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner who achieved the honour at a very ripe age of 14...

Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga one of the first women to referee at the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Kigali (Commonwealth Union)_Making sporting history and carrying the flag for gender equality to another level, Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga is set to become one of...

Celebrated Nigerian artist uses cigarette butts to highlight ecological disaster

Lagos (Commonwealth Union)_As COP27 rang alarm bells on the earth’s very survival, artists around the world added their voices to the explosive ecological disaster...

Grenada’s first female Labour Commissioner

GRENADA (Commonwealth Union)_Grenada's Ministry of Legal Affairs, Labour, and Consumer Affairs has named the island's first female Labour Commissioner. According to a news release...

Pakistani singer Hadiqa Kiani collects $100,000 for flood victims

Islamabad (Commonwealth Union)_Recently, one third of Pakistan was submerged in water due to torrential rains that wrecked the infrastructure of rural Pakistan causing great...

Meet Jess Wade – The physicist who wrote 1750 Wikipedia bios for female scientists

London (Commonwealth Union)_A strong woman is one who fixes another’s crown, and supports her through the best and the worst. This is women empowerment...

Women Dominate the New Zealand Parliament for the First Time in History!

Wellington (Commonwealth Union)_The future is female is a phrase we’ve heard time and time again, but New Zealand is constantly proving it right, setting...

India takes the Women’s Asia Cup Trophy Home!

Mumbai (Commonwealth Union)_We are probably super late to the party, but we are still unable to get over India's spectacular win at the finals...

Dr Dilesha Perera – First Sri Lankan to be awarded Asia’s Top Outstanding Woman Marketeer 2022

By Savithri Rodrigo Colombo (Commonwealth Union)_Co-founder and Chairperson of clothing brand La Vivente and Dilchand (Pvt) Limited Dr Dilesha Perera became the first Sri Lankan...

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

Indian-American academician appointed as Tufts University president 

Boston, Massachusetts (Commonwealth Union)_Sunil Kumar, an Indian-American academician, has been named the next president of Tufts University in Massachusetts, making him the first person...

Aruna Miller scripts history as the first Indian-American elected to office in Maryland 

(Commonwealth Union)_ Indian-American Aruna Miller has become the first immigrant to hold the position of Lieutenant Governor in Maryland, following the recent midterm elections...

UK student of Sri Lankan origin outperforms Einstein in the Mensa IQ test!  

England (Commonwealth Union)_ Ariana Dambarawa Hewage, a ten-year-old UK school student of Sri Lankan descent, has gained media attention after being labeled "smarter than...

First Muslim woman of Indian origin elected to the Illinois Assembly 

Chicago, Illinois (Commonwealth Union)_ In the 2022 US midterm elections, a 23-year-old Muslim woman of Indian descent from the Democratic Party, Nabeela Syed, was...

Five Indian-Americans elected to the US House of Representatives!  

Washington, D.C. (Commonwealth Union)_ In the US midterm elections, a record five Democratic candidates from the Indian-American community have been elected to the US...

Meet the Indian-born techie who is assisting Musk in revamping Twitter!

(Commonwealth Union)_ Indian American Sriram Krishnan, a technology expert in Silicon Valley, is assisting Twitter's new CEO Elon Musk, as he redesigns the social...

Indian-American appointed to the DHS’ Faith-Based Security Advisory Council 

Washington, D.C. (Commonwealth Union)_ Indian-American community leader Chandru Acharya has been named to the Faith-Based Security Advisory Council of the United States Department of...

Inside the Diwali celebrations of the Indian-American community

New York (Commonwealth Union)_ On the occasion of this year’s Diwali, the Indian-American communities across the United States celebrated the festival with high spirits....

Indian-Americans celebrate Rishi Sunak’s appointment as British PM

USA (Commonwealth Union)_ The Indian-American communities across the United States welcomed the swearing-in of Indian descent Rishi Sunak as the Prime Minister of the...

Indian-American couple contributes $1 million to the University of Houston

Houston, Texas (Commonwealth Union)_ A renowned Indian-American business couple has contributed a $1 million donation to support the manufacturing lab equipment at the University...

Infosys’s Narayana Murthy expresses confidence in son-in-law Rishi Sunak

United Kingdom (Commonwealth Union)_ NR Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys and father-in-law of the new UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, wished his son-in-law and...

Aviation and Airlines

Boston Scientific expands its presence in Malaysia!

Malaysia (Commonwealth Union)_ Boston Scientific Corporation, a global pioneer in medical device technology, has announced the development of its new facilities in Batu Kawan,...

Who will win the route race?

(Commonwealth Union) – There has been some talks of Delta Air making some new routes and its exciting. The airline has made a hint...

Pre-pandemic capacity dream coming true for Cathay Pacific.

(Commonwealth Union) – Before the pandemic hit the travel industry, going to a foreign country on vacation was an absolute dream. But of course,...

Momentary closure of airport due to religious procession

INDIA (Commonwealth Union) – If there is one thing that India celebrates without hesitation is its religions and its cultures. One who has been...

Lagos airport sees the chaos of picketing unions

NIGERIA (Commonwealth Union) – Looks like it’s the season for union picketing again. There have been recent news reports of unions going on strike...

Plane crash forces Philippine airport to shutdown

(Commonwealth Union) – The Philippine airport has seen its fare share of crashes but this one that happened earlier this week has managed to...

Bristol Airport Passengers Face Significant Queues

ENGLAND (CU) – Whilst the travel industry, airports in particular, are really happy with things going back to about 90% normal where travel in...

Gatwick reaches nearly 90% of pre-pandemic destinations for half-term

ENGLAND (Commonwealth Union) – Airports are finally coming in and getting their groove back. This is because travel restrictions are lessening day by day....

Trump goes off about dirty and crowded airports in the country

(Commonwealth Union) – Long before Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America, he was a well-known and respected Businessmen....

AirAsia X to increase the medium-haul flights

Malaysia (Commonwealth Union)_ AirAsia X Group (AAX) will increase the number of medium-haul Malaysia AirAsia X (D7) flights to 44 per week on 10...

Mexican army set to create commercial airline to run alongside airports

(Commonwealth Union) – The Mexican army is coming in and taking matters to their own hands as they seem to be invested in building...

Shipping and Logistics

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...

Calling on the diaspora to develop the Maritime India brand

India (Commonwealth Union) _ The Institute of Marine Engineers India, which hosts INMARCO every four years, recently wrapped up INMARCO 2022. It was an...

UK airport security regulations regarding liquids and laptops to be relaxed?

England (Commonwealth Union) _ Due to the introduction of sophisticated 3D scanners, security prohibitions on liquids and computers in hand baggage at airports may...