Irish Prime Minister Re-Registers as Medical Practitioner So He Can Join the COVID-19 Response Team

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreCitizens and news outlets around the world are praising Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar for re-registering as a doctor with the national health service in order to offer an extra hand in fighting the novel coronavirus outbreaks.Prior to going into politics and being removed from the medical register in 2013, Varadkar reportedly spent seven years working as a junior doctor at St. James’s Hospital and Connolly Hospital in Dublin.Trained as a general practitioner, Varadkar rejoined the medical register in March so he could offer up his services to the country’s Health Service Executive once a week. According to Irish broadcaster RTE, part of the prime minister’s work will involve conducting phone assessments in order to free up the work load of hospital front line workers.RELATED: Doctor Left Crying After Officer Pulls Her Over For Speeding But Gives Her Face Masks Instead of a Ticket“Many of his family and friends are working in the health service. He wanted to help out even in a small way,” said a government spokesperson.Euronews goes on to say that Varadkar may be the first European Union leader to personally offer his assistance to medical workers fighting the COVID-19 outbreaks.This is just one of many positive stories and updates that are coming out of the COVID-19 news coverage this week. For more uplifting coverage on the outbreaks, click here.File photo by Annika Haas (EU2017EE), CCBe Sure And Share The Inspiring News With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more


first_imgFAMILY MEMBER HEALTH CAREThe Army Health Clinic offers pediatric care for family members. The pediatric clinic provides exceptional care to the Presidio of Monterey pediatric population with primary pediatric care needs ranging from acute visits to well visits such as sport physicals, immunizations and overseas screenings. Questions or problems with the local TRICARE network should be directed to West-United Healthcare at 877-988-9378. They will provide additional assistance regarding complete program options, eligibility, benefits, claims and access to care.PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY ARMY PEDIATRIC MEDICAL HOME CLINICTelephone 831-242-4117Clinic hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Thursday of every month. Closed on federal holidays and selected training holidays.After hours, call the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273, option 1, for consultation and referrals if necessary.For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY ARMY HEALTH CLINIC, ACTIVE-DUTY PRIMARY CARE SERVICE(for both DLI and NPS active-duty service members)Telephone 866-957-2256After hours, active-duty members may call the nurse advice line at 800-874-2273, option 1, for consultation and referrals if they believe they cannot wait until the clinic opens.For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY DENTAL CLINIC(for POM active-duty service members)Telephone 831-242-5612/5613/5678Location: Presidio of Monterey Dental ClinicBuilding 423, Corporal Evans RoadMonterey, CA 93944NAVY MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE UNITActive-duty service members are required to enroll in TRICARE Prime and must fill out an enrollment application at the Presidio of Monterey Health Clinic (Defense Language Institute). Family members who need to enroll or change their location should go to or problems with the local TRICARE network should be directed to West-United Healthcare at 877-988-9378. They will provide additional assistance regarding complete program options, eligibility, benefits, claims and access to care.NAVAL BRANCH DENTAL CLINICThe Branch Dental Clinic Monterey is in Room 419 on the fourth floor of Herrmann Hall. The mission of the dental clinic is to provide dental care and administrative support to ensure tenant commands achieve and maintain the highest state of operational dental readiness. Its goal is to provide services to the Naval Postgraduate School, Fleet Numerical and CSD with the very best, prompt, courteous, professional and personalized health care possible. Call 831-656-2477 for more information.VETERINARY CLINICBuilding 4380, Ord Military CommunityTelephone 831-242-7718Hours: 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 1:30 to 3 p.m. for over-the-counter sales.The veterinary clinic offers a wide variety of supplies for all sizes of animals all at significant savings when compared with local outlets. Basic veterinary care is available by appointment.Do your best friend a favor and bring your pets into the veterinary clinic for their vaccinations and microchips. Not only will they be healthy, but they will be identified and returned to you if they are ever lost. The Presidio of Monterey Veterinary Treatment Facility, on Parker Flats Cutoff on Ord Military Community, offers appointments to active-duty military personnel, retirees, and reserve and National Guard components on active-duty status.Services provided through the Presidio veterinary clinic include heartworm testing and prevention, feline leukemia and feline AIDS testing, stool examination, microchip IDs, immunization, diagnostic blood work, flea-free certificates, health certificates for travel and child development centers, minor sick calls and over-the-counter product sales. Call to confirm services offered.Pursuant to POM Policy Letter 40-3, all pets in government housing need to be registered with the veterinary clinic. To establish a pet record, stop by the clinic prior to making an appointment. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted in the vet clinic.last_img read more

Vermont AG opens investigation of Volkswagen, 2,900 vehicles in Vermont

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Attorney General William Sorrell has opened an investigation into the disclosure by Volkswagen that some of its diesel vehicles carried software designed to produce false emissions test results – violating clear air regulations and deceiving consumers. Attorney General Sorrell said that, “Volkswagen should be held accountable for any evasion of environmental laws and emissions standards, deception of consumers, and violation of the public trust.”The AG’s office is working with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources and also collaborating with other attorneys general in the investigation.RELATED: Vermonters sue Volkswagen over emissions testing deceit“Circumventing vehicle emission controls is a serious charge,” said Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deb Markowitz. “VW has compromised Vermonters’ health by increasing pollutants that can aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma, and threatened our crops and forests.”Nearly 2,900 VW and Audi A3 diesel vehicles for the relevant model years are currently registered in Vermont. For a list of affected models and model years, as well as information for owners of affected vehicles, check the EPA website(link is external). Any persons who have concerns about their diesel vehicles should contact the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program at 802-656-3183, 1-800-649-2424, or file a complaint(link is external)electronically.Vermont Attorney General: Sept 24, 2015last_img read more

Fifth Minority Mentoring Picnic set for November

first_img September 1, 2008 Regular News Fifth Minority Mentoring Picnic set for November Fifth Minority Mentoring Picnic set for November Mark your calendars for November 1 and join more than 1,500 lawyers, judges, minority law school students, guests, and family members for the Fifth Minority Mentoring Picnic in Hialeah. Held at the Amelia Earhart Park, 401 E. 65th Street, close to Miami International Airport, the picnic’s purpose is to match minority law students with mentors. Students wear “Need Mentor” stickers and lawyers sport “Need Mentee” stickers to help find each other, while rubbing elbows with Supreme Court justices, Bar Bar leaders, and other legal luminaries. The picnic begins at noon and lasts until 4 p.m. The tradition continues as students are expected to arrive from all Florida law schools and leave with one or two mentors they can call on for inspiration and guidance. Picnic organizer John Kozyak, a Miami lawyer, helps introduce students to mentors and follows up with students after the picnic is over. Come hungry, as the picnic features an international feast, including Jamaican jerk chicken, Cuban paella and arroz con pollo, Haitian curry goat, and plenty of barbecue, burgers, and hot dogs. “This is a real family event and children love the activities,” Kozyak said, where the fun includes rock-climbing, volleyball, and kayaking. A large number of voluntary bar associations are participating. The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Association of Corporate Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, Bilzin Sumberg, Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, and Kozyak Tropin & Thorckmorton are among the platinium sponsors. For directions to Amelia Earhart Park, to RSVP, and to see photos from past picnics, go to If you have specific questions, e-mail Kozyak at or call him at 305-377-0654. (Park admission is $5 per car and car-pooling is strongly encouraged.)last_img read more

Lawyer Regulation Under Review

first_img‘Our primary job is to regulate lawyer behavior’ Senior Editor Incoming Bar President Scott Hawkins has announced the formation of a commission to study the Bar’s regulation of lawyer conduct, with an eye on the growing number of Bar members and recent high-profile instances of lawyer misconduct.Hawkins announced the commission at the Board of Governors May 27 meeting, and the board gave its unanimous approval to the proposal.He said a review was timely both because of the rapid growth in Bar membership and of new challenges faced by the grievance system.“In launching this commission, my goal is. . . to make sure we are — keeping with our regulatory obligations — as vigilant and able as we can be to help regulate over 100,000 lawyers, which soon will be our number. It won’t take long to get there,” Hawkins said.He also said the Bar has faced novel issues, such as the giant Ponzi scheme run by former Ft. Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein and the alleged involvement of attorneys in robosigning and other paperwork difficulties associated with the ongoing home foreclosure crisis.“We have big issues to think about, not the least of which is: How do we handle the mass fraud problem such as [former President] Jesse [Diner] had to wrestle with in the Rothstein debacle in the fall of 2009? How do we deal with mass issues such as the robosigning problems with foreclosures?” Hawkins said. “Are there things we should be thinking about differently or more broadly in regard to regulating lawyer misconduct?”The commission’s membership will include both board and nonboard members, he said, and may have three co-chairs and three vice chairs. As chairs, Hawkins said he’s considering board member Eugene Pettis, former Bar President Miles McGrane, and Naples trial attorney Ed Cheffy. As co-chairs, he’s looking at outgoing Young Lawyers Division President Reneé Thompson, outgoing board member Jake Schickel, and board member Greg Coleman. Other likely members include board members Brian Burgoon, Laird Lile, and Dennis Kainen.In remarks prefacing his announcement of the commission, Hawkins said, “We often lose sight of the fact we were formed as a regulatory body; we were formed to regulate lawyer behavior. When the Supreme Court created us [The Florida Bar] in 1950. . . we were charged with that job.“By virtue of our funding [from mandatory membership fees], as opposed to private voluntary contributions, there are restrictions on what we can do,” he added. “You need to remember when you have opportunities to share what we do. . . that we are not a political body; we are a regulatory body. Our primary job is to regulate lawyer behavior. Over half of our budget is devoted to that.”The Bar does have other missions and duties, including the promotion of the efficient administration of justice, he said.“But, please remember, we have restrictions on how we can spend money,” Hawkins said. “We are not partisan. We are a regulatory body. It’s helpful to remind people about that when they ask where The Florida Bar is on a particular issue.” Lawyer Regulation Under Review July 1, 2011 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular Newscenter_img Lawyer Regulation Under Reviewlast_img read more

Team unity is crucial to individual success of swimmers

first_imgTeam unity is crucial to individual success of swimmers Mark RemmeJuly 25, 2007Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintWhen Minnesota men’s swimming assistant coach Bill Tramel came to the Gophers in 2004, something struck him instantly.Tramel spent years coaching at Georgia, North Carolina and Missouri. But as soon as he joined Minnesota’s program, he instantly realized there was certain camaraderie – a common goal – that helped each player become better.“I wish I could pinpoint it, because I’d write a book and sell it to every coach in America,” Tramel joked. “I think it’s a mutual respect in one another, and it doesn’t matter if it’s an Olympic-caliber swimmer or a walk-on from Apple Valley.”That family-like atmosphere the men’s swimming team possesses is contagious. Senior swimmer Jason Timmer said it’s something he hasn’t noticed out of other teams he’s competed against in his career.Clearly swimming has less of a teamwork mentality to the general public than the likes of football or baseball. There are no pulling linemen, no center fielders bailing out a pitcher and no running backs waiting for a key block to spring him toward the end zone.But there is strategy.And when a fellow swimmer needs a bit of encouragement to help the team gain crucial points at the end of the meet, there’s a need to have teammates huddle around the block with encouraging words.Perhaps that’s why coach Dennis Dale’s unit is a perennial Big Ten contender, having won the conference three out of the past four years and five times since 2000.“The fact is that when you’re in competition, anyone can perform better with a little moral support,” Dale said. “It allows them to achieve, and their achievement can be greater.”Dale is a firm believer in what the encouragement of the whole can do for an individual in competition. That’s why Timmer said it’s somewhat of a tradition to know incoming freshmen before they even become Gophers.He said upperclassmen learn names and events prior to incoming freshmen arriving on campus so their new teammates feel welcome and ready to begin competition.Such gestures don’t go unnoticed, according to Tramel.“The one thing that was interesting to me was (incoming freshman Jared White’s) father said that when his son came back from a recruiting trip to Minnesota, he didn’t know who was who on our team,” Tramel said. “What that means is the seniors get along just as well with the freshmen as anyone else. “We’re totally a team, which was one of the deciding factors for him coming here,” Tramel said.From that point forward, the close bond among teammates flourishes into an intertwined relationship both inside and outside the Aquatic Center.Timmer said he and his teammates do all the things other college students do, but they do it with each other as opposed to hanging out with individual crowds.“When we have a party or a get-together, everyone’s invited,” he said. “We go to football and hockey games, but we do it as a group.”In 2007, Dale’s squad has expectations of once again taking the conference title despite having “graduated a whole lot of points” from last year’s Big Ten title team.But despite Dale’s assessment that many favor Michigan as the preseason favorite, he seems to like his odds.Tramel seems to follow Dale’s notion, because he said when a team backs each other, the sky is the limit.“When there are teams out there that have multiple groups with multiple goals, the ultimate team goalcan’t be as high as it could be with one common goal,” Tramel said. “We all have one common goal, regardless of talent or ability level.”Timmer isn’t too worried either, considering the allegiance he has on his side.There will be no surprises when competition rolls around. Team members are about as immersed in each others’ lives as they can get.“We’re all teammates, we’re all roommates and we’re all friends,” Timmer said. “All of my closest friends at the University of Minnesota are on the swim team.”last_img read more

Shea Homes opens 3rd Vista Montana community

first_imgShea Homes Arizona has found much success in the Northwest Valley for its luxury home product and recently opened the third installment of its popular community, Vista Montaña, a gated community located south of Happy Valley Road at 77th Ave. in Peoria.Vista Montaña III is an expansion of the Vista Montaña II community, which opened in March of 2014 and is near selling out. Vista Montaña III has 38, with average lot sizes of 3/4 acre plus with detached RV and non-RV garages, basement options, guest casitas, pool cabanas and more. There are six floor plans, ranging between 3,091 to over 4,869 square feet and prices start from the $514,990’s. The homes are built using the new Energy Star 3.0 rating, carry the Environments for Living designation and have solar options available. Included features are spacious bedrooms, various flexible spaces for a “custom” feel, large kitchens with expansive islands and oversized 3-car attached garages.The new models feature enhanced kitchen and master bathrooms from the original Vista Montaña community and are representative of what homebuyers in the market are looking for.  All floorplans now come with an optimized kitchen that includes self-close dovetailed drawers and pullouts, upgraded appliances, a built in spice rack and Lazy Susan. The master bathrooms have been upgraded with the addition of a mega shower, which increases resale value. Buyers also now have the option of multiple detached garage options with extras that can be customized into a dorm room, guest casita, hobby space or garage workshop with bathroom, or storage loft.“In light of how popular our Vista Montaña communities have been; it only made sense to add a third community of these luxury homes,” said Shea Homes Arizona Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ken Peterson. “The continued interest in housing in the Northwest Valley is really exciting for us at Shea Homes. We hope to continue building more and more communities there.”For more information about Vista Montaña III or other Shea Homes’ communities across the Valley, call 1-866-696-7432 or visit read more

UNGA – Statement by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris of St. Kitts and Nevis

first_img CAL Launches EC Service as LIAT Reorganises – CARICOM… PM Harris speaks at Clinton Global Initiative eventBASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, SEPTEMBER (PRESS SEC) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris was a featured participant in a small group discussion organised by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) as part of the three-day CGI 2016 Annual Meeting in New York City.  The small group discussion titled Combating Teen…September 22, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM acknowledges St. Kitts/Nevis’ role in Regional Integration on its 35th Independence AnniversaryThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis on the country’s 35th Anniversary of Independence, and noted that the Community has benefitted from the commitment of the country’s government and people towards the integration movement. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Prime…September 18, 2018In “CARICOM”Happy 32! St. Kitts and Nevis – CARICOM SGCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has commended the impressive strides made by St. Kitts and Nevis as he extended congratulations to the Government and People on their 32nd Anniversary of Independence. St. Kitts and Nevis celebrate on Saturday 19 September 2015 under the theme “United in Building a Stronger Nation”…September 18, 2015In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp St. Kitts-Nevis Government Targets October 2020 to Re-open… Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister Aug 11, 2020 Mr. Secretary General, Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen. It is indeed my privilege and honour, on behalf of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, to once agai address this General Assembly. At the outset, permit me to congratulate you. Madame President on your election, to lead this august body at this most significant time and as the first woman from the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) to assume the post. I assure you of my country s fullest support during your tenure.UNGA_Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St Kitts-NevisReform of the United Nations The opening session of this UN General Assembly featured excerpts from former Secretary General. Kofi Annan of blessed memory, in which he made the case that to solve the wide range of global problems the United Nations was critical. Multilateralism with the UN system at its fulcrum has long informed our global engagements. The United Nations has been, is, and will continue to be critical to global peace, progress and prosperity. That is why Madam President there is need to move urgently to reform the UN making it more responsive to the needs and concerns of ail and in particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The UN has become too preoccupied with summitry and less on delivery. The cooperation deficit among member states stymies the forward march of humanity. A reformed UN must become a body of greater action and fewer words. We need urgent action on climate change, Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), glob l cooperation, peace, prosperity and the reordering of the international financial system. Guided by this year s theme: Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared. Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies ‘, my delegation, is of the view that this theme allows us to address the unfairness and inequity of the international development order and we urge a new and more inclusive, equitable and sustainable development paradigm,. Sustainable Society/ Climate Change Madame President, My country, though the smallest country in the Western Hemisphere, has always had its own set of goals, long before the MDGs and SDGs were enunciated. Over a week ago, we celebrated thirty five (35) years of Independence. We have made significant progress towards alleviating poverty, providing free primary and secondary education, providing access to affordable health care and enhancing the standard of living of our citizens. All these gains can be erased by the phenomenon of climate change. The damage the OECS sub-region sustained last year from Hurricanes Irma and Maria was unimaginable. The United Nations High Level Pledging Conference in 2 the aftermath of these hurricanes was an attempt to chart the way forward in creating resilience and building back better. We ask that member states with outstanding commitments deal with these as soon as practicable. We applaud those countries which have already made good on their pledges. There is still a lot to be done to restore affected ember states but it requires strong, meaningful and enduring international partnerships. We continue to highlight, on the one hand, our inherent vulnerabilities to natural disasters, and on the other, an unflinching determination to maintain a sustainable society. Our responsibility is clear. Individually and collectively we must commit to reducing the amount of harmful materials we emit into the environment. It is a matter of great regret that Nations such as my own continue to pay dearly for a debt we did not create. Madame President, Our people see the impact of climate change on their lives and livelihoods. Climate change is largely the consequence of actions of more developed countries, their carbon emissions and harmful lifestyles. Yet SIDS pay an unfair price. A price so hi h that, for many of us, Climate Change presents an existential threat. How will the UN assist our region with the prevalence of the Sargassum seaweed which has adversely impacted the Caribbean? Sargassum affects our marine environment in particular our coastal fisheries and. has affected the revenues of the fisher folk of the region. Hotels, beaches and other tourism, related activities have been severely impacted. It is my fervent hope that my plea today for international intervention will bring some relief to the people of our region. We have to hold countries accountable for environmental degradation not 3 only in their jurisdictions but also for the degradation they cause to other states. The United Nations system presents the best vehicle for this. We welcome the funding mechanisms established to assist countries, particularly highly vulnerable SIDS. However, the process must be transparent, easily accessible and, most importantly, the commitments from donor countries must bear fruit. That being said, the international community cannot on the one hand claim to help SIDS while i the same vein classify us as middle and high-income countries based on archaic financial models that ultimately deny access to critical developmental assistance and hinder investment financing. We reiterate our calls for the international community to address with urgency the sterile measure of per capita income now employed. Equally important, the issues of disaster risk, insurance and recognition of the unique vulnerabilities of small states .must be addressed. My country remains committed to the Sustainable Development goals and the commitments in the SAMOA Pathway. International Architecture The developmental efforts of small states are being thwarted by an unfair financial architecture with the threat of de-risking and loss of correspondent banking relationships. This is compounded, by the very discriminatory and irrational black listing of countries that are forced to divert scarce resources to address the onerous and arbitrary demands of the EU Code of Conduct Group and other entities created by large highly developed countries. It is absolutely unfair to subject some counties to evaluation and ever fluctuating standards while others are exempt. The threats to the survival of small states is real. I therefore call on this Body to bring the light of small states like St. Kitts and Nevis to the forefront of 4 the international discourse and to bring an end to such discriminatory practices. At great cost, my country and other small states are attempting to rise to the challenges posed by the unfair international financial architecture. However, the frequency and arbitrariness of these unilateral demands derail essential development efforts in small states. I submit to this Body that we deserve and have a right to expect fairness, transparency and consistency of treatment of all states. A clear rules based financial system which applies to all states must be our collective goal. Conflict / Peace and Safety My Government is mindful that without peace there can be no shared prosperity. We have been aggressively confronting the problem of crime and violence from several fronts. We condemn all acts of violence and support efforts to maintain peace. My Government will use every resource available to achieve a stable, peaceful and equitable society that our people expect and deserve. St. Kitts and Nevis supports the calls for diplomacy to address the conflicts around the world and is particularly heartened by the welcomed dialogue on the Korean Peninsula. The Caribbean is a zone of peace and our clear philosophy is to promote peace, friendship and dialogue whilst avoiding conflict with other territories. In this regard a denuclearized world is a most desirable objective for all humankind. Throughout the Caribbean, we suffer from an increase in crime connected to the trade in small arms, light weapons and the drug trade. These weapons flow into the Caribbean where they are not manufactured and are linked to an insatiable drug appetite in the West. It is beyond our power to unilaterally control the flow of guns 5 into the region or the habit that drives the dangerous global drug trade. We seek the assistance of the international community as we work tirelessly to address this scourge. My country remains fully committed to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Our increasing internal budgetary allocations are an indication of our commitment to the maintenance of safety a d security. Making the United Nations Relevant to All People: Global Leadership and Shared Responsibilities for Peaceful, Equitable and Sustainable Societies Madame President, You may be interested in… Health Madame President, St. Kitts and Nevis is elated that just this week, this august body joined together to commit to scaling up multi-stake older and multi-sectoral responses for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Our region remains encumbered by the unfortunate burden that NCDs have placed on our society and economy. The statistics are stark and startling. 8 out of every 10 deaths In the Caribbean are attributable to NCDs, 40% of which are premature and 70% of this number is preventable. Hypertension is our leading risk factor for death. The Caribbean’s diabetes rate is double the global rate. We are facing an NCD crisis in our region. In this regard we applaud the launch of the Defeat-NCDs partnership earlier this week and CARICOM and CARPHA shall provide the fullest support to this new partnership. We endorse a holistic approach to health and I am happy to report that we have shifted into high gear to make an essential component, of global health, universal health coverage, a reality for all citizens in St. Kitts and Nevis. I must remind us that NCDs and climate change are twin sides of the same coin. They are symptoms of the failure of the extant development paradigm. Social Development Madam President, My government believes in making an equitable society a reality for all citizens in St. Kitts and Nevis. In keeping with our commitment to Transform Our World through the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, we have endeavored to create an equitable pathway by improving the standard of living for the most vulnerable so they can become self-sufficient and productive citizens and residents. Partnerships I cannot address this great body and not recognize our dear friend Taiwan. My government views the United Nations as a people s organization, for all people, including the people of Taiwan. We strongly believe Taiwan has an important and continuing role to play in international development strategies as they have had great success in technology, agriculture, health and renewable energy. We advocate that Taiwan be given space to add to the dialogue, progress and well being of the global community. We also continue to voice our support of our Caribbean sister Cuba and to call for the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States of America to alleviate the real suffering caused to the Cuban people of this policy of exclusion. My country is conscious of the current difficulties in Venezuela. Venezuela has been a very good friend to the Caribbean and St Kitts and Nevis continues to call 7 for peaceful dialogue to resolve issues in Venezuela with due regard to the rule of law a d the democratic ideals we old dear. Conclusion As I close Madame President, I must remind t at our people want action. They want results. We need to see all Global Leaders come together to create and maintain stability, equality and peace in our countries, so that our collective contributions can prevent and avoid war and violence; end the proliferation of nuclear weapons, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a d create a level playing field for small states to thrive. May we be always mindful and proactive to ensure that no country is left behind in the pursuit and achievement of the 2030 Agenda. It is our shared responsibility to create the best opportunities and fulfill the expectations of our current and future generations. I am convinced, Madame President that if we continue to work steadfastly, always vigilant and focused on the overarching goals, we shall contribute to a more relevant, fair, productive and meaningful United Nations, and by extension, a better world, for all our peoples. I thank you. UNGA_Prime Minister Timothy Harris of St Kitts-Nevis Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… PM Harris Wants Regional Air Travel to be Affordable,… Jul 27, 2020 Jul 16, 2020 Jul 27, 2020last_img read more

Persimmon breaks £1bn annual profit barrier for first time

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