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International Partners Urged to Implement COVID-19 Plan for Small States

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Patricia Scotland, has called on G20 members to urgently work with the Commonwealth and other partners, particularly the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Trade Organization (WTO), to urgently put in place a robust plan to vaccinate the world’s 42 smallest states and shield them from COVID-19.

Baroness Patricia Scotland

INTERPOL Opens Liaison Office in The Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The International Police Organization (INTERPOL) Wednesday opened a liaison office for the Caribbean here promising to bring an international network that would help Caribbean countries in their crime fighting efforts.

Barbados Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister, Dr. Dr Jerome Walcott (Left) and INTERPOL executive director of Police Services, Stephen Kavanagh signing agreement (Photo courtesy BARBADOS Today)

UN Secretary General Commends Latin America and the Caribbean on Climate Action

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, Wednesday commended the leadership of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on climate action adding that he was counting on them to send a strong signal to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) that it is possible to achieve a resilient net zero future.

United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres

Guyana Discusses Security Issues With Suriname and French Guiana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana has agreed to exchange views and work closely on technical and operational areas, including increased joined land, and sea patrol missions, after participating in the inaugural meeting of the Guiana Shield Strategic Dialogue that was held last weekend in Cayenne, French Guiana.

UN Deputy Chief Praises Resilience of Haitians

UNITED NATIONS – The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed has praised the resilience of the people of Haiti, stating that relief teams are “working day and night”, in the aftermath of last week’s massive earthquake and subsequent tropical storm.

World Food Program Steps up Assistance to Haiti

UNITED NATIONS – The World Food Program (WFP) says it is stepping up ongoing support to Haitians who are now facing destroyed homes, lost livelihoods and little or no access to food in the wake of the 14 August earthquake, that killed more than 2,200 people and left more than 12,000 others injured.

Haitians impacted by the recent earthquake in Les Cayes receive relief supplies for humanitarian agencies. (WFP Photo)

PAHO Director Urges More Support for Haiti

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Wednesday said that health facilities in at least three departments in Haiti are overwhelmed following the powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake last Saturday that killed more than 2,000 people and left thousands of others injured and missing and feared dead.

Destruction in Haiti
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