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UNITED NATIONS – I. Rhonda King, St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ permanent representative to the United Nations, has been elected, by acclamation, the new president of the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Antigua and Barbuda is being cited by officials of the U.S. State Department as an example to other countries to improve their machinery for combatting trafficking in persons.

NEW YORK – Jumaane Williams, a Caribbean American running for lieutenant governor of New York, last month joined dozens of advocates in front of the state’s Board of Elections in announcing his campaign has collected more than 68,000 petition signatures in support of his candidacy in order to secure ballot access.

UNITED NATIONS – United Nations Secretary General Secretary-General António Guterres has urged Caribbean community (CARICOM) and other member states to pay their mandatory contributions “on time and in full,” warning that the global body is “at risk of running out of cash.”

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