Former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski has been sentenced to two years in prison for corruption. A court in Skopje found he had unlawfully influenced officials over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof Mercedes Benz worth €600,000 (£525,000, $700,000) in 2012. It was the first of five cases against the long-serving leader to go to […]

Political crisis worsens cash-strapped island nation’s plight    

The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA) will meet in Geneva from May 21-26 of this year, and Taiwan, as an active global health partner seeks participation.  Since 2009 to 2016, Taiwan has been invited to the WHA as an observer and shared its unique experience in the field of medical science as well as preventing […]

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) wishes to register its strongest opposition to certain provisions of the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill which is now in its final legislative progress in the UK Parliament. While we recognize and respect the sovereign right of the UK to determine its national legislation, our concern centers on […]


CARICOM S.G TO CANADA’S PRIME MINISTER ON TORONTO TRAGIC ACCIDENT CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has sent a message of condolence to The Prime Minister of Canada Mr Justin Trudeau following the tragic incident in Toronto on Monday which left at least 10 people dead and several others injured. “It is with great sadness mixed […]

Inundated by a flood of harsh criticisms and public outrage over its handling of the Windrush Generation saga, the Theresa May-led Conservative Party Government moved yesterday beyond apology and compensation and pledged to grant citizenship to Caribbean migrants who helped to rebuild post-war Britain. Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, who has faced the brunt of the […]

The United Nations System in Trinidad and Tobago is concerned after authorities in Trinidad and Tobago announced they had facilitated the return to Venezuela of scores of Venezuelan citizens, including asylum seekers, who had been in detention. “The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Richard Blewitt said on Sunday that the United Nations is concerned for the […]

Foreign Ministers and senior officials from the 53 Commonwealth nations met at Lancaster House in London today, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, CHOGM. They discussed how member states can work even closer together on sustainability, fairness, security and prosperity. The Ministers also discussed collaboration among members to tackle the existential threat of […]

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has today announced an expansion of the UK’s overseas network, with the opening of nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth. Three of these nine posts will be in the Eastern Caribbean, with new British Resident Commissioners’ offices in Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  These […]

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