Caribbean Current Affairs, GK & News

Volcano erupts in Southern Caribbean

The La Sourfriere Volcano located on the eastern Caribbean island recently erupted after decades of inactivity. The volcano forced thousands in the surrounding villages to evacuate. About the Volcano The Volcano was dormant since 1979. It started showing signs of activity in December 2020. When the volcano erupted in 1979 it created 100 million USD ..

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United Nations Security council to meet on COVID-19 first time

On April 2, 2020, the current president of United Nations Security Council, Dominican Republic announced that the world body is to meet over COVID-19 next week. The rotating presidency of the 15-member council was taken by the Caribbean country from the previous president China. China is a permanent member and has veto powers in the ..

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Cuba appoints new Prime Minister after more than 43 years

Located in the Northern Caribbean with a population of approx 1.2 crores, the Republic of Cuba has named its new Prime Minister on Saturday, 21st December 2019 after a gap of more than 43 years years. The incumbent Tourism Minister of Cuba, 56-years-old Manuel Marrero Cruz was appointed as the new and the 17th Prime ..

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First-ever India-Caricom leaders’ summit held in New York

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted the first-ever India-Caricom summit in New York with a focus on fighting climate change and increasing India’s participation with the grouping. Mr Modi announced a $14 million US dollar grant for community development projects in the Caricom and another $150 million line of credit for solar, renewable energy and climate ..

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World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019: Challenges in attaining SDG

The United Nations report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2019 discusses various challenges in attaining the sustainable development goals. The challenges listed are: Economic growth is uneven and is failing to reach where it is most needed. Per capita incomes would stagnate or grow only marginally in 2019 in several parts of Africa, Western Asia, ..

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