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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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

A Kerala man builds plane during lockdown and travels overseas with family!

London, United Kingdom (CU)_ During the time when the global aviation industry is regaining from the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the...

Indian-American becomes the new President and CEO of UBS Americas Holding

New York, USA (CU)_ According to the Swiss-based financial firm, Naureen Hassan, a notable Indian-American finance expert, has been appointed the President of UBS...

Indian American beauty wins the title of Mrs. Illinois American 2022!

Chicago, USA (CU)_ Indian-American Rupi Kaur, a Chicago resident, bagged the Mrs. Illinois American 2022 title, becoming the first Indian-American to earn the credit....

Indian-American musician campaigns to protect Adivasi forest in India!

California, USA (CU)_ Anoushka Shankar, an Indian-American musician and a Grammy-winning artist, is utilizing her ability and popularity to bring attention to the imminent...

Indian American cancer researcher receives 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research award!

California, USA (CU)_ The well-known Indian American cancer researcher Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD, was honored with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research award...

“A Child is never a problem”! says the first Indian-American Bishop 

New York, USA (CU)_ The 49-year-old newly ordained Indian-American Bishop Earl Fernandes addressed 500 campers and their families at the Damascus Catholic Mission Campus...

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...

Shipping and Logistics

Implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act

GLOBAL - the US Federal Maritime Commission provided the public with an accounting of the organisation’s progress in implementing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act...

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...