CARICOM engagements on sidelines of the UN General Assembly

first_imgCARICOM Heads of Government, the Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and other CARICOM Representatives are participating in a number of engagements on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week.See photos of some engagements:  Secretary-General with Ibrahim Thiaw, Exec Sec of UNCCD CDEMA’s Ronald Jackson updating CARICOM SG on situation in The Bahamas, at CGI private Round-table CDEMA’s Ronald Jackson talks with former US President Bill Clinton at the CGI private Round-table SG in conversation with PM of Aruba Evelyn Wever-CroesShare this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Greater visibility for CARICOM’s interests as strategic position strengthensThis strategic position of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in the globe is strengthening as the international community seeks opportunities for engagement, providing platforms for greater attention to CARICOM’s interests and concerns. This was underlined during CARICOM’s participation in the recently-concluded 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and…October 22, 2018In “CARICOM”Caribbean Energy Security Initiative to get US funding(CMC) – The United States says it will provide two million US dollars to the Caribbean Energy Security Initiative (CESI) to identify projects aimed at strengthening and promoting  mutual interests to pursue “a shared vision of a secure, prosperous and democratic Western Hemisphere together.” A US Department of State statement,…October 3, 2018In “CARICOM”First CARICOM-India Summit to be held WednesdayCaribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque anticipates that diplomatic political cooperation between the Community and India will deepen when the two sides meet on September 25th in New York. Heads of Government of CARICOM will have discussions with Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, in the first CARICOM-India…September 24, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Former Portuguese PM Antonio Guterres formally appointed as next UN chief

first_imgThe United Nations General Assembly has officially confirmed that Portugal’s Antonio Guterres will succeed Ban Ki-moon.It’s the final step in the long process of appointing the next UN secretary general.CCTV’s Lorna Shaddick reports from the UN headquarters in New York.last_img

Bolt has been diagnosed with Covid-19 after his own birthday party

first_imgUseins Bolts | Foto: Getty ImagesSprint legend Usein Bolts is in self-quarantine after a positive Covid-19 test, and police are currently investigating whether the party violated the country’s current Covid-19 restriction regulations, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said on Tuesday.It has already been reported that the video posted on Bolt’s Twitter site revealed that the tests submitted to him on Saturday after the celebration of his 34th birthday party revealed the presence of coronavirus in the body, but there are no symptoms of the disease. He encouraged the friends he had contacted to take precautions.Police are currently investigating whether there were any illegal activities at the party, Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said.Birthday party videos online showed that the celebration took place outside, but without face masks or social distancing.Manchester United footballer Rahim Sterling and Leverkusen Bayer Bayon Bailey are also reported to have been guests.The Jamaican legend immediately began to isolate himself on suspicion of the disease.There have been 1,612 cases of coronavirus and 16 deaths in Jamaica, according to official figures.Eight-time Olympic champion Bolt, who holds world records in the 100 and 200-meter races, competed for the last time in international competitions at the 2017 World Championships in London.He and his longtime girlfriend, Cassia Bennett, were expecting their daughter in May.last_img read more

Walsh: I’ll fight Pedraza

first_imgWalsh claimed a unanimous decision over Andrey Klimov in Harrow on Saturday to earn himself a shot at the Puerto Rican’s title.Klimov, 34, fought Jose Pedraza for the vacant title last year, losing on points, and his only other loss was handed out by current WBO and WBC super lightweight champion Terence Crawford in 2013.However, Walsh floored the California-based Russian in the sixth round on the way to a 119-108, 120-107, 120-107 points verdict to claim his 21st consecutive victory.The 30-year-old from Cromer, in Norfolk, is now willing to travel the world in order to face Pedraza, who defeated Liverpool’s Stephen Smith on points in his second defence of his title earlier this year.”If I had my way, it would 100 per cent be in Norwich,” Walsh told the BBC. “If not then we’ll travel away.””Let’s travel to America. Let’s get booed out of the arena with all of the odds against me. Let’s be the underdog. I’ll perform under that pressure I’m sure.”I’ll go anywhere to fight Pedraza. A ring is a ring to me.”last_img read more