Tag: commonwealth


Commonwealth Finance Ministers Call For Change

At a meeting of Finance Ministers of Commonwealth Countries, a call has been made for a more holistic review of rules governing the global financial system. The ministers opined that a number of the fiscal rules are no longer relevant to today’s economic settings and expressed the views that many of the rules are skewed against small states. Additionally, they […]


Thompson-Herah, Thomas-Dodd Push Jamaica’s Medal Tally At Commonwealth Games

Elaine Thompson-Herah and Danniel Thomas-Dodd pushed Jamaica’s medal tally to three at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, picking up gold and silver, respectively. Thompson-Herah won the women’s 100m in 10.95 seconds ahead of St. Lucian Julien Alfred with 11.01 and Briton Daryl Neita at 11.07. The other Jamaican in the race, Natalliah Whyte, finished eighth in 11.32 seconds. Meanwhile, […]


India Gives Johnson Smith’s Candidature The Nod For Commonwealth Post

According to press reports, India’s External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar has endorsed Foreign Affairs Minister Kamina Johnson Smith’s candidature for the post of Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. Dr. Jaishankar on Monday held talks with Mrs. Johnson Smith ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Jamaica later this month. He noted that Johnson Smith has strong credentials and her […]


COVID-19 Puts Commonwealth Countries In Multi-Billion Dollar Loss

Commonwealth countries, including those in the Caribbean, are estimated to have lost up to US$345 billion worth of trade last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. According to the 2021 Commonwealth Trade Review report released on Tuesday, the countries also lost US$60 billion in intra-Commonwealth trade. The report further stated that most Commonwealth countries also experienced a significant […]


Commonwealth Finance Ministers Appeal For Help

Commonwealth finance ministers, including those from the Caribbean, made an appeal recently for the G20, Paris Club, World Bank, and International Monetary Fund to extend financial support to vulnerable nations. This call comes against the deep and widespread economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that is creating havoc on developing and underdeveloped countries. In a joint statement, the 54 member […]