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UN General Assembly again calls for lifting US embargo against Cuba

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution underlining the need to end the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba. In the resolution, the Assembly reiterated its call to all UN Member States to refrain from promulgating and applying laws and measures not conforming with their obligations […]

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Devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX

There is still a lot we do not know as far as the number of Dominicans affected by Hurricane Harvey since information changes regularly. But from the photos and the reports from fellow Dominicans, we can guess that quite a number have been affected; since the flooding was so widespread. There are over ten or […]

This Week In Interview

TWII featuring Kent Vital

Newly elected leader of the Dominica Freedom Party talks to Anthony about his new position and the way forward for his party. Including whether there are any plans to collaborate with the opposition United Workers Party.

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South Sudan: Deployment of UN-mandated regional protection force begins

The phased deployment in South Sudan of the United Nations-authorized regional protection force has begun, freeing existing peacekeepers to extend their presence to conflict-affected areas beyond the capital, Juba. “Having additional troops means we can carry out more tasks related to our mandate, to protect civilians and build durable peace,” the Secretary General’s Special Representative […]

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New UN human rights office to open in Liberia in early 2018

Although Liberia has made significant progress since the civil war ended, precarious human rights conditions have prompted the United Nations to open an office there early next year to monitor and report on the situation. “Liberia has progressed dramatically since my last visit just after the brutal civil war,” said UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human […]

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Fire on Montserrat (The Movie)

Writer film-maker Catherine Dorsette returns with bro. Ed Umoja to discuss the fundraising efforts and production of her upcoming film Fire on Montserrat based on her highly successful novel by the same name.

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Ahead of Sunday’s consultation in Venezuela, UN voices concern for demonstrators

The United Nations today expressed concern about the situation in Venezuela, where nearly 100 people have died since April and more than 1,500 were injured in connection with ongoing protests. Secretary-General António Guterres today said he and the international community “wish for peace and democracy in Venezuela,” and stressed in a statement that a solution must be found […]

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UN warns of worsening hunger in East Africa amid third consecutive failed rainy season

The third consecutive failed rainy season in East Africa has seriously eroded families’ resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required, the United Nations agricultural agency has warned. According to an alert released today by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), poor rains have worsened hunger and left crops scorched, pastures dry and thousands […]

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As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease

Noting the challenges that continue to hamper sustained progress in combating cholera in Haiti, the United Nations General Assembly underscored the need to strengthen national health, sanitation and water systems on the island to promote the well-being of the population as well as contributing to Haiti’s sustainable development efforts. In a resolution adopted today, the […]

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Dr. Umar Johnson

This was NOT a This Week in Interview, interview however we thought our listeners could benefit from Dr. Johnson’s insight and discussions.

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UN in South Sudan concerned about civilians fleeing clashes in Upper Nile

Thousands of South Sudanese civilians are fleeing to neighbouring Ethiopia as Government troops advance on a rebel stronghold in the Upper Nile region, a senior United Nations official today said, expressing grave concern about what is already the world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis. Reports from the UN International Organization on Migration (IOM) “suggest that Government forces […]

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Dominican female author releases first Fantasy Short Story Collection

On a beautiful Caribbean Island, bizarre events and characters intersect under the ominous presence of a mysterious science facility, in Nicole Georges-Bennett’s “Tales of St.Marts”; a collection of fantasy genre short stories. “Tales of St.Marts” is Georges-Bennett’s first book, and explores themes of small island society, culture, and politics against the backdrop of an island […]

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TWII – Joshua Francis

Attorney at law and parliamentary representative of the Roseau South constituency returns to join Anthony to discuss Dominica’s election law and the changes the Prime Minister recently put forward.