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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The official celebration of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s (UNWTO) World Tourism Day 2021 (September 27), around the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth”, resonates particularly well in the territory. Especially because of the rich diversity of our peoples and the colorful tapestry of history woven throughout the centuries by

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NASSAU — Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis conceded defeat in the general elections on the Atlantic island chain reeling from a surge in COVID-19 cases and slump in the tourism-dependent economy due to the pandemic. Minnis called his challenger Philip Davis to congratulate him and his Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

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On August 17th, the first ever Country Implementation Plan (CIP) for the British Virgin Islands (BVI) was signed into existence. The CIP is the UN’s commitment to aiding small island developing states with the goal of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Andrew A. Fahie (Premier and Minister of Finance)

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MANICHE, Haiti — At the edge of a pile of rubble, Michael Jules plunged an iron bar over and over into the crumbling concrete of his grandmother’s home. A younger cousin squatted at his feet, pulling away debris with a trowel. It was Jules’ third day working the spot like

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Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the opening session of the eleventh Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-United Nations General Meeting: Let me begin by thanking you for taking part in this eleventh CARICOM-UN General Meeting. The two years since our last Meeting have proved to be

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ASUNCIÓN — Latin American and Caribbean countries, especially big food producers in South America, will join forces to defend the region’s livestock production at a United Nations’ food summit this month amid concerns over the sector’s environmental impact. Paraguay’s farming and livestock minister, Santiago Bertoni, said in a video-conference that

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BRIDGETOWN — Caribbean countries have demanded that the former European slaving nations pay back their debts, vowing to eliminate colonial remnants that still exist in the region. The call came during celebrations for the United Nations International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, which commemorates December 2 1949, when the

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SANTIAGO, Chile — Caribbean countries, especially the small island states, need support from the international community to confront the “perfect storm” that is looming over them: heavy indebtedness and a liquidity crisis, vulnerability to climate change, and high expenditures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the

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NEW YORK — UN Chief António Guterres said heightened solidarity is needed if the world is to defeat the crisis, which he called the “gravest test since the founding of this organization,” with governments already struggling to address rising unemployment and economic downturn. “But the pandemic also poses a significant threat

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The figures come from the Observatory of Killed Journalists database, which is maintained by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It shows that, over the last decade, 894 journalists were murdered, an average of almost 90 per year: journalist killings in 2019 dropped by almost half compared to 2018

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