UN Chief Describes Hurricane Dorian as a ‘Category Hell’ Storm, After Seeing the Devastation in The Bahamas

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UN Chief Describes Hurricane Dorian as a ‘Category Hell’ Storm, After Seeing the Devastation in The Bahamas

View of the mass destruction by Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Island in the Bahamas. (Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten) NASSAU, The Bahamas, Monday September 16, 2019 – United Nations Secretary General has described the Hurricane Dorian which unleashed deadly power on the Bahamian islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama as more like a “Category […]

Saving Your Home from Foreclosure and Predators

By Erin Telesford

Saving Your Home from Foreclosure and Predators

The greatest financial crisis in the United States was last recession which spanned from December 2007 to June 2009. During this time, unemployment rates were raised by about 6.1% resulting in a loss of consumer spending and business investments. Before the recession, many Americans bought houses using mortgages they couldn’t afford, eventually causing them to […]

Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Mottley delivers the 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture

Prime Minister of Barbados Hon. Mia Mottley delivers the 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 — GENEVA, Switzerland – Honourable Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, delivers the 16th Raúl Prebisch Lecture at Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday, 10 September, 2019. I am humbled to have been invited to deliver the 16th lecture to honor this great development thinker. I am also deeply humbled to […]

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Sponsored 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill

Governor Cuomo Signs Weprin Sponsored 9/11 Worker’s Disability Benefits Bill

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Signs A8278 alongside Assemblyman David I. Weprin, Senators Andrew Gounardes, James Gaughran & Joseph P. Addabbo and Assemblymembers Peter J. Abbate Jr., Stacey Pheffer Amato & Karin Reyes, as well as Patrick Lynch, President of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, and the family of the late Det. Luis Alvarez. QUEENS, NEW YORK – […]

California passes landmark gig economy rights bill

California passes landmark gig economy rights bill

Indianapolis – Circa July 2017: Ride sharing companies Lyft and Uber pickup spot at the airport. Lyft and Uber have replaced many Taxi cabs for transportation I – Shutterstock Image By BBC News California lawmakers have passed a bill that paves the way for gig economy workers to get holiday and sick pay. Assembly Bill […]

Children’s Advocates Say DOE Needs Lesson in Compliance

Children’s Advocates Say DOE Needs Lesson in Compliance

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 26, 2019: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION headquarters building sign with building exterior. – Shutterstock Image By Yoav Gonen and Alex Zimmerman, THE CITY City education officials have allowed more than a thousand students with disabilities to languish without services for months — despite orders from administrative hearing officers, according to advocates who […]

Guyana Signs Historic Pact to Protect Amazon Forest

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Guyana Signs Historic Pact to Protect Amazon Forest

(Left to right): Brazilian Foreign Minister Ernesto Araujo, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra, Colombia’s President Ivan Duque, Ecuador’s President Ivan Moreno, Suriname’s Vice President Michael Ashwin Adhin and Minister Trotman in Letecia, Colombia at the historic signing   LETECIA, Colombia, Monday September 9, 2019 – Guyana has joined six other Amazonian countries […]

UN Says Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam

By James Reinl

UN Says Global AIDS Fight Running out of Steam

NEW YORK, United States (IPS) – The global fight against AIDS is floundering amid cash shortfalls and spikes in new HIV infections among marginalized groups in developing regions, Gunilla Carlsson, executive director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), said yesterday. Speaking with reporters in New York at UN headquarters, Carlsson, head of UN-led […]