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Jamaican Dollar Declines 7.4% In 2021

The Jamaican dollar continues its slide against the American dollar in 2021, declining by approximately $10.74 or 7.44 percent relative to the $144.41 reported as at December 2020.

In addition, the Jamaican dollar depreciated by as much as $1.16 in December 2021 to close the month at an average of $155.15 relative to the $156.31 recorded the previous month in November 2021.

Year over year, the Jamaican dollar depreciated from $144.41 at the beginning of 2021 to end the year at $155.15

Read more at — Jamaica observer.com

At UNSC Meet, India Seeks ‘Concrete Progress’ By Taliban On Terror Group Support

Terrorism continues to pose a serious threat to Afghanistan and to the region, India’s ambassador to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti, said at the UNSC meeting on Wednesday.

Read more at — HindustanTimes.com

Kurdish-Led Forces In Syria Recapture Prison From ISIL

SDF say they recaptured Ghwayran prison in Hassakeh a week after ISIL fighters attempted a major jailbreak.

Kurdish-led forces in Syria say they have regained full control of a prison in northeast Syria, a week after a breakout by ISIL (ISIS) fighters left dozens dead.

Read more at — Aljazeera.com

China Vows To Play Constructive Role As Rotating President Of Conference On Disarmament

China on Tuesday said it will actively fulfill its duties as the rotating president of the Conference on Disarmament, play a constructive role, and enhance coordination with other relevant parties.

Upon the opening of the 2022 session of the Conference on Disarmament, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered a written message, extending congratulations and best wishes on the opening of the plenary.

Read more at — News.cgtn.com

Reports: Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer To Retire

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, for 27 years a staunch liberal voice on the country’s highest court, has decided to retire, according to news accounts in Washington.

Read more at — Voanews.com

Catalonia’s Parliament Pardons Hundreds Of Women Executed For ‘Witchcraft’

Catalonia’s parliament has formally pardoned hundreds of women who were executed for “witchcraft” between the 15th and 18th centuries.

MPs in the Spanish region approved a resolution on Wednesday that rehabilitates the memory of more than 700 women who were “tried, tortured and executed”.

Read more at — Euronews.com

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