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Voice of the Commonwealth - The Global Influencer

Voice of the Commonwealth - The Global Influencer

‘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. Since the age of 12, she knew she was destined for greatness, although her father confirmed that notion many years earlier, before his death when she nine-years-old. 

Now having earned the title of…

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Opposition parties vote to revive special committee as China-Russia go under the microscope 

OTTAWA (CU)_Back in 2019, a Canada-China special committee was established by the Canadian parliament, focusing on Beijing’s aggressive conduct in Hong Kong and the...

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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

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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...

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Plans to ‘rip up’ the NI protocol denied: ‘We want a weapon on the table, we don’t want to use it.’

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Backing $1 an hour pay rise, Albanese no longer a ‘loose unit’

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Federal Elections threatened by climate-conscious independents!

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India’s temporary restriction on wheat exports boosts global wheat prices

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The government to focus towards a business-friendly climate, Marriyum Aurangzeb

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Fast reform the EPZ Labor Act the EU encourages Bangladesh

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Hopes of additional EU members waiving visa mandates for Maldivian travelers

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Police arrest three Niger bandits, parade alleged killers of Abuja Corps member

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