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Bridgetown, Barbados – September 6, 2017: The United Nations System is deploying staff and assistance to meet the needs of vulnerable Caribbean citizens in the path of record-breaking Hurricane Irma. Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have unique economic, environmental and social vulnerabilities that are exacerbated in severe natural crises. “Hurricane Irma is an unprecedented threat to the Caribbean. The United Nations is working closely with the CDEMA-led Regional Response Mechanism (RRM) and the affected countries to bring assistance to those most in need.  We are saddened by the reports of lives lost, and of people made homeless by this…
–to further secure the rights of young women and adolescents First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger has committed to forming partnerships to advocate for commitments to further secure the rights of young women and adolescents. She did so on Tuesday, during a meeting among other First Ladies on the fringes of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 72), currently underway at the United Nations (UN), in New York. Hosted under the theme, “Global Partnership towards harnessing the demographic dividend in Africa”, the meeting brought together the First Ladies and Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean…
On 11th September 2017, Mr David Robinson, Anti-Corruption Adviser for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), paid a courtesy call on the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, SC, MP. Mr Robinson’s visit comes at a time when he is preparing to spearhead the GUY24 project. This project aims to support the prevention, investigation and prosecution of corruption in Guyana.  At the meeting Mr Robinson informed the Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs that he has drafted an anti-corruption work plan which sets out his planned activities to strengthen Guyana’s anti-corruption regime. …