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Insider Today: Italian reno nightmare
  + stars: | 2024-07-20 | by ( Joi-Marie Mckenzie | ) www.businessinsider.com   time to read: +6 min
On the agenda:This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. You are presented with this mapped-out series of days," Travelzoo's senior editor Gabe Saglie told Business Insider. AdvertisementIf you're convinced, one travel planner rounded up the best all-inclusive resorts of 2024. After remodeling a dusty old Italian apartment and sharing the results on social media, they received some unexpected backlash. More of this week's top reads:The Insider Today team: Joi-Marie McKenzie, editor in chief of life, in New York.
Persons: , she's, Wahoo, Travelzoo's, Gabe Saglie, Terri Peters, Saint, Victoria Craparotta, Flavio Fabiani, Craparotta, Alyssa Powell, Crispin la valiente, Jenny Chang, Rodriguez, didn't, Bradley Carroll, Carroll, Rachel Katzman, Stephen Pasterino, Katzman, Abigail, Kai, Rebecca Zisser, Joi, Marie McKenzie, Jordan Parker Erb, Dan DeFrancesco, Lisa Ryan, Amanda Yen Organizations: Service, Business, Northeast, BI, Netflix, CBS, Samsung, Universal Locations: Saint Vincent, Grenadines, Rome, New York, New York City
Read previewI recently planned a vacation with my husband to an all-inclusive resort, something I wasn't completely sold on since I've been sober for the last eight months. Courtesy Terri PetersWhile I'm sober, I don't consider myself an alcoholic or work with a support group or sponsor to maintain my sobriety. I filled my downtime at the resort with activitiesWhile at the resort, Terri Peters tried plenty of activities, including a bracelet-making class. AdvertisementMy trip only solidified my decision to be soberThe trip only solidified Terri Peters' decision to be sober. Visiting an all-inclusive resort as a non-drinker was a great experience for me — something I can't wait to do again.
Persons: , I've, We'd, Terri Peters, Vincent, it's, Coke, Amanda Kuda, Angostura, Terry Peters, sipped mocktails Organizations: Service, Business Locations: St.Vincent, Grenadines, St, Caribbean
Collin Reid/AP A boat damaged by Hurricane Beryl lies on its side at a dock in Kingston on Thursday. Leo Hudson/AP Simone Francis gathers items from her home that were blown away by Hurricane Beryl in Old Harbor, Jamaica, on Thursday. Ricardo Hernandez/AP Pastor Winston Alleyne clears trees felled by Hurricane Beryl in St. Vincent and the Grenadines on July 2. Lucanus Ollivierre/AP Fishing boats, damaged by Hurricane Beryl, sit in a heap at the Bridgetown Fisheries in Barbados on July 1. Randy Brooks/AFP/Getty Images Brad Reinhart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, tracks Hurricane Beryl on July 1.
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Beryl regains hurricane strength as it bears down on Texas coast
  + stars: | 2024-07-08 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com   time to read: +6 min
Lifeguard Sebastian Gonzales watches over people at the beach as tides rise and clouds loom overhead just before hurricane Beryl is expected to make landfall on Sunday, July 7, 2024 in Galveston. "Life-threatening storm surge, heavy rainfall, and strong winds are ongoing across portions of Texas," the hurricane center said. A hurricane warning is in effect for the Texas coast from Mesquite Bay north to Port Bolivar, the center said. People on the Texas coast boarded up windows and left beach towns under evacuation order. Along the Texas coast, many residents and business owners took the typical storm precautions but also expressed uncertainty about the storm's intensity.
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CNN —Tropical Storm Beryl will strengthen as it tracks toward the Texas-Mexico border this weekend, bringing a risk of damaging winds, life-threatening storm surge and dangerous flooding to Texas beginning late Sunday. • Hurricane and storm surge watches issued: Hurricane and storm surge watches were extended eastward along the Texas coast Friday night. • Beryl expected to slam South Texas: Beryl is forecast to make landfall over South Padre Island, Texas, close to the Texas-Mexico border, as a Category 1 hurricane late Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. • At least nine dead due to Beryl: Beryl became the earliest Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic on record earlier this week. Randy Brooks/AFP/Getty Images Brad Reinhart, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami, tracks Hurricane Beryl on Monday.
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A view shows damage caused by Hurricane Beryl on Union Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, in this undated handout picture obtained by Reuters on July 5, 2024. Beryl hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a Category 2 hurricane on Friday, then weakened to a tropical storm. The hurricane center forecasts it will hit as a strong Category 1 storm, but wrote "this could be conservative if Beryl stays over water longer" than expected. "People in southern Texas now need to really keep an eye on the progress of Beryl," Beven said. Beryl set the record for the earliest Category 4 with winds of at least 130 mph (209 kilometers per hour) — the first-ever category 4 in June.
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Beryl moved into the the Gulf of Mexico Friday and took aim at the south Texas coast after battering Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Texas officials issued disaster declarations and urge coastal residents to prepare as the storm headed their way. The storm's center Friday afternoon was in the Gulf just off Mexico, about 615 miles (995 kilometers) southeast of Corpus Christi, Texas. Some Texas counties have already issued voluntary evacuation orders in low-lying areas, and Texas officials urged coastal residents to prepare. Beryl spread destruction in Jamaica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Barbados this week.
Persons: Beryl, Tulum, Gov, Dan Patrick, Patrick, Nim Kidd, Storm Alberto, Vincent, Laura Velázquez, Beryl hadn't, Balcaza, Lara Marsters, Andrew Holness, Hurricane Beryl, St Elizabeth, Baga Organizations: U.S, National Hurricane Center, Texas, Storm Locations: Mexico, Texas, Yucatan Peninsula . Texas, Corpus Christi , Texas, Gulf, Rio Grande, Corpus Christi, Northeastern Mexico, Jamaica, St, Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada, Venezuela, Boise , Idaho, Yucatan
CNN —India’s T20 World Cup-winning cricket team will finally be able to fly home Tuesday after being stuck in Barbados due to Hurricane Beryl, a powerful storm churning through the Caribbean. CNN has reached out to India’s Board of Control for Cricket for comment. The hurricane made landfall on Grenada’s Carriacou Island in the Caribbean Sea on Monday morning, causing extreme damage and one confirmed death. As of early Tuesday, Hurricane Beryl had winds of 165 miles (265 kilometers) per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). India’s T20 World Cup victory – its first since winning the inaugural 2007 edition – sparked emotional celebrations after a year of heartbreak for many of its players, who lost to Australia in the finals of both the ODI Cricket World Cup and World Test Championship.
Persons: CNN —, Mia Mottley, Vincent, Hurricane Beryl, It’s Organizations: CNN, Caribbean, South, Board of Control, Cricket, National Hurricane Center Locations: Barbados, South Africa, Grenadines, Jamaica, Australia
CNN —Hurricane Beryl, a powerful Category 3 storm, is expected to slam into the Caribbean on Monday, endangering several island communities with life-threatening storm surge, violent winds and flash flooding. Beryl’s arrival marks an exceptionally early – and likely devastating – start to the Atlantic hurricane season. • Widespread tropical storm advisories: Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Martinique and Trinidad, the National Hurricane Center said. Less severe tropical storm watches are also in place in parts of the Dominican Republic and the southern coast of Haiti. The storm’s rapid intensification is very atypical this early into hurricane season, according to National Hurricane Center Director Mike Brennan.
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The National Hurricane Center says Beryl is expected to be an “extremely dangerous” Category 4 hurricane when it reaches the Windward Islands by late Sunday or early Monday. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Martinique, and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Dominica. The first hurricane of the season is unusually earlyBeryl’s rapid intensification is very unusual this early into hurricane season, according to Brennan. If Beryl reaches Category 4 intensity before Thursday, July 4, it would be the earliest recorded Category 4 hurricane in the Atlantic. Cars line up at a gas station Saturday in Bridgetown, Barbados, as hurricane Beryl approaches.
Persons: Beryl, ” Mike Brennan, CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield, Brennan, Vincent, “ Beryl, ” Brennan, , Wilfred Abrahams, Chandan Khanna, Ralph Gonsalves, ” Gonsalves, Saint Lucia, Philip J, Pierre, Phil Klotzbach, that’s “, Organizations: CNN, National Hurricane Center, NHC, National Oceanic, Hurricane Center, NOAA, Home Affairs, Getty, National Disaster Management Agency, Colorado State University, Weather Service Locations: Barbados, Windward, Islands, Windward Islands, Caribbean, St, Lucia, Grenada, Tobago, Martinique, Dominica, Lesser, Atlantic, El, Bridgetown, Grenadines, “ Kingstown, , Saint, Pacific
Read previewThe last time my husband and I visited an adults-only, all-inclusive resort was over a decade ago. Here's what it was like to stay at an all-inclusive resort as a sober person, and how I navigated my husband's decision to drink alcohol while I abstained. AdvertisementThere were as many alcohol-free options at the resort as alcoholicTerri Peters found there were plenty of non-alcoholic options while on vacation at an all-inclusive resort. A pro tip for non-drinkers traveling to an all-inclusive resort? Courtesy Terri PetersTough conversations aside, my husband and I grew closer as a couple on our all-inclusive trip.
Persons: , I've, Vincent, Terri Peters, tipsy, It's Organizations: Service, Business Locations: St, Grenadines, Caribbean
A major hurricane is considered Category 3 or higher, with winds of at least 111 mph (178 kph). Beryl also is the strongest June tropical storm on record that far east in the tropical Atlantic, according to Klotzbach. Beryl is the second named storm in what is predicted to be a busy hurricane season, from June 1 to November 30 in the Atlantic. He said one was the first hurricane of 1933, the most active hurricane season on record. An average Atlantic hurricane season produces 14 named storms, seven of them hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
Persons: Beryl, Philip Klotzbach, St, Vincent, Michael Lowry, Sabu Best, Tomer Burg, Brian McNoldy, Mia Mottley, Musku, Ralph Gonsalves, Storm Alberto, Lowry, Mark Spence, I'm Organizations: Barbados, Colorado State University, National Hurricane Center, University of Miami, South Africa, Grenadines, Cricket, Atmospheric Administration Locations: Caribbean, Barbados, Lucia, Grenada, St, Grenadines, Martinique, Dominica, Tobago, Florida, Jamaica, Mexico, Miami, India, South, Bridgetown, Pittsburgh, Trinidad and Tobago, Port, Spain, South Florida
Beryl is first hurricane of 2024 Atlantic season
  + stars: | 2024-06-28 | by ( Eric Zerkel | Sara Tonks | ) edition.cnn.com   time to read: +7 min
CNN —Beryl is the first hurricane of the 2024 Atlantic season, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph with stronger gusts, according to a 5 p.m. EST update from the National Hurricane Center. That this formed so early in the season – and in this part of the Atlantic – is a sign of the hyperactive hurricane season to come, according to research from Phil Klotzbach, a hurricane expert and research scientist at Colorado State University. Normally, ocean temperatures aren’t warm enough in this region in June and July to help tropical systems thrive. That’s hardly the case this year, and one of the reasons behind record-high hurricane season forecasts over the past few months. Both have low odds of developing over the next week, but given the unusual early season action and favorable ocean temperatures, they will have to be watched closely.
Persons: Beryl, St Lucia, Vincent, Philip Klotzbach, Phil Klotzbach, “ Beryl, ” Dr, Mike Brennan, CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield, ” Brennan, , , El Niño, Wilfred Abrahams, Saint Vincent, Ralph Gonsalves, ” Gonsalves, Saint Lucia, Philip J, Pierre Organizations: CNN, National Hurricane Center, Lesser, St, Colorado State University, National Oceanic, Hurricane Center, NHC, Home Affairs, National Disaster Management Agency Locations: Barbados, Windward, Caribbean, Islands, St, Grenadines, Grenada, Martinique, Tobago, Mexico Gulf, Lesser, El, Mexico, “ Kingstown, , Saint
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan acknowledges the fans after the team's victory and to advance to the Semi Finals in the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 Super Eight match between Afghanistan and Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Ground on June 24, 2024 in St Vincent, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines. Afghanistan reached a first ever World Cup semi-final courtesy of a dramatic eight-run victory over Bangladesh which in turn knocked Australia out of the T20 tournament. Captain Rashid Khan (4-23) and Naveen-ul-Haq (4-26) each took four wickets in the victory that secures Afghanistan a historic first World Cup semi-final against South Africa in Trinidad on Wednesday evening. Afghanistan's hopes were earlier dented when restricted to a modest 115-5 batting first, Rahmanullah Gurbaz top-scoring, but using up 55 deliveries to reach 43. Rishad Hossain (3-26) ultimately dismissed the opener Afghanistan suffered a dramatic collapse from 84-1 to 93-5 in the space of 11 balls, before Rashid later blasted three sixes in his 10-ball 19.
Persons: Rashid Khan, Saint Vincent, Duckworth, Stern, Naveen, Afghanistan's, Rahmanullah, Rishad Hossain, Rashid Organizations: ICC, West Indies, Bangladesh, Lewis, South Locations: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Arnos, St Vincent, The Grenadines, Australia, South Africa, Trinidad
And now, 180 years later, international cricket returns to the US with the men’s T20 World Cup. Three venues across the country – in Lauderhill, Florida, New York and Dallas – have been constructed to host T20 World Cup games. The Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium in Dallas, Texas, will host the first game of the men's 2024 T20 World Cup. The Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, will host the men's T20 World Cup final. How to watchThe 2024 men’s T20 World Cup begins on Saturday, June 1, with the two North American debutants – the US and Canada – opening proceedings against one another.
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All-inclusive hotels are making a big play for luxury travelers. In the wake of the pandemic, demand for all-inclusive resorts skyrocketed, according to a report by JLL Research Hotels & Hospitality. It was then that travelers discovered that the all-inclusive resorts of the past — known for bottom-shelf booze and quantity-over-quality dining — had changed. The numbers are even higher in Mexico, where upper upscale and luxury all-inclusive resorts accounted for more than half (55%) of its all-inclusive resorts in 2022. "In addition to elements that you receive by booking an all-inclusive resort, private and additional amenities help to elevate that experience."
Persons: Travelers —, Karina Arguello, Kelly Connor, they're, Saint Vincent, Cooper Organizations: JLL Research, Hospitality, Travelers, Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Casino, Med, AAA Club Alliance, Royal Locations: Dominican Republic, Mexico, JLL, DoubleTree, Maldives, Mauritius, Italy, France, Tignes, Caribbean, New Jersey, Grenadines, Royal Curacao, They're
Mimicking the style, they built three overwater bungalows to join the garden and pool bungalows that also filled the Raiatea property in 1967. Overwater bungalows in the lagoon of Bora Bora. But building an overwater bungalow in the Caribbean can be a hard task to accomplish, Danny Kalenov, the developer behind Six Senses Belize, an overwater bungalow resort that's set to open in 2026, told BI. In 2016, the Sandals Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica, became the first overwater bungalow resort in the area. AdvertisementToday, Dream Overwater has cataloged nine Caribbean locations home to more than a dozen overwater bungalow resorts.
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CNN —Three inmates who escaped from prison in Grenada have been charged with killing two Americans after allegedly hijacking their yacht last month to flee to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, police said Thursday. Hendry and Brandel, based in Virginia, were living out a long-held dream of cruising the Caribbean in their sailing yacht called Simplicity, to Antigua when they went missing, according to their yacht club, the Salty Dawg Sailing Association. Their vessel was found abandoned in neighboring St. Vincent and the Grenadines on February 21, with the husband and wife nowhere to be found, the yacht club said. Authorities in Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines launched joint investigations to track down the suspects who allegedly left behind a violent scene on the missing couple’s yacht, including blood stains. Their alleged killers committed “several criminal acts including bodily harm to the couple” while sailing, the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said last week.
Persons: Vincent, Ron Mitchell, Atiba, Trevon Robertson, Ralph Hendry, Kathleen Brandel, Stanislaus, Hendry, Don McKenzie, George’s, , Bryan Hendry, Nick Buro, “ Ralph, Kathy, that’s, Ralph, ” Buro, Buro, , , “ Kathy Organizations: CNN, Royal Granada Police Force, Sailing Association, Authorities, Grenadines, Grenadines Police Force Locations: Grenada, St, Grenadines, Brandel, Virginia, Antigua, Royal, United States, Caribbean
CNN —Police in the Caribbean are investigating the disappearance of an American couple after escaped inmates in Grenada allegedly hijacked their yacht. The Virginia couple, identified by their sailing club as Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry, were living out a long-held dream of cruising the Caribbean in their sailing yacht, Simplicity. “The boat itself was ransacked and everything was strewn about in the entire cabin, so clearly there was an altercation of some type that took place on the boat,” Buro told CNN Sunday. The person also contacted the coast guard, who notified St. Vincent police, the association said. Grenada police said the escapees were recaptured the same day by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
Persons: they’ll, Kathy Brandel, Ralph Hendry, Vincent, George, Brandel’s, Nick Buro, ” Buro, , , Buro, Bryan Hendry, “ Kathy, Ralph, Ron Mitchell, Trevon Robertson, Abita Stanislaus, O, Simmons, Mitchell, Vincent police, Ben Osborn, Kathy, ” Osborn, CNN’s Sharif Paget, Chris Boyette Organizations: CNN — Police, Sailing Association . Police, Royal Grenada Police Force, CNN, Grenadines Police Force, US State Department, Sailing Association, Grenada police Locations: Caribbean, Grenada, Virginia, St, Grenadines, Royal St, Royal
The pair have been identified by their sailing club as Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry, a couple from Virginia who were spending the winter cruising the Eastern Caribbean after sailing their yacht, Simplicity, from Hampton, Virginia, to Antigua. “Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry are veteran cruisers and long-time members of the Salty Dawg Sailing Association from its earliest days. According to the Salty Dawg Sailing Association, the club’s executive director was contacted after a passing “good Samaritan” came across an abandoned yacht and found the club’s contact information. “The good Samaritan had boarded the boat and noted that the owners, Ralph Hendry and Kathy Brandel, were not onboard and found evidence of apparent violence. Contact information for the SDSA was posted and the skipper contacted the Association.” The sailing association said the skipper also contacted the coast guard, who notified St. Vincent police.
Persons: Kathy Brandel, Ralph Hendry, “ Kathy Brandel, Kathy, Ralph, Nick Buro, Bryan Hendry, St, Vincent, , Tatja Hopman, , Bob Osborn, ” Osborn, O, Simmons Organizations: CNN, Authorities, Sailing Association, Grenadines Police Force, Coast Guards, Association, US State Department, U.S Locations: Grenada, Virginia, Hampton , Virginia, Antigua, Brandel’s, Caribbean, St, Royal St
CNN —Three escaped prison inmates may have killed two people, believed to be American citizens, on a yacht they are thought to have hijacked as they tried to make their way from Grenada to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, according to Grenada police. Police in the small Caribbean nation said Thursday that preliminary information “suggests” that after escaping, the three escaped male prisoners hijacked a yacht in St. George, Grenada. Police are “currently working on leads that suggest that the two occupants of the yacht may have been killed in the process,” the statement added. “It is believed that the occupants of the yacht were American citizens.”The three suspects are now back in custody after their February 18 escape, police said. CNN has contacted both Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines police for more information related to this case.
Persons: CNN —, Vincent, Ron Mitchell, Trevon Robertson, Anita Stanislaus, Mitchell, Organizations: CNN, Grenada police, Police, Grenada . Police, Royal Grenada Police Force, St George Police, Grenadines, US State Department Locations: Grenada, St, Grenadines, George
The spill has spread miles from Tobago's shore, the area first impacted by the incident, leading authorities to alert its Caribbean neighbors, including Venezuela and the island of Grenada. I cannot simply sit down and do nothing," said Edwin Ramkisson, who makes a living fishing for snapper and salmon in Lowlands, on Tobago's Atlantic shore. The slick has reached about 144 kilometers (89 miles) into the Caribbean Sea and is moving at a rate of 14 km per hour, Tobago's Chief Secretary Farley Augustine said on Thursday. The barge is believed to have carried as much as 35,000 barrels of fuel oil, according to Augustine. The spill has stained Tobago's beaches, impacting wildlife and tourism, and has posed a risk to the Scarborough cruise ship port.
Persons: Curtis Williams, Edwin Ramkisson, Farley Augustine, Augustine, Tobago's Emergency Management Agency Allan Stewart, TankerTrackers.com, Marianna Parraga, Bill Berkrot Organizations: Tobago's Coast Guard, Tobago's Emergency Management Agency, Puerto La Locations: Curtis Williams SCARBOROUGH , Tobago, Trinidad, Tobago's, Venezuela, Grenada, Lowlands, Scarborough, Tobago, Panama, Guyana, Puerto, Puerto La Cruz, St, Vincent, Grenadines
By Robertson S. HenryKINGSTOWN (Reuters) - The top court in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines dismissed a challenge to anti-gay laws dating to British colonial rule on Friday, leaving the Caribbean country among a handful that still prescribes harsh criminal penalties against gays and lesbians. Local laws call for up to ten years incarceration for anyone who has same-sex relations, under a 1988 criminal code that upheld laws from the colonial era. In her ruling, Judge Esco Henry held that Johnson and Macleish did not have the standing to challenge the laws since they do not live in the country. Activists argue that the laws that criminalize consensual same-sex relations between adults encourage physical abuse and discrimination, even though they are rarely if ever enforced. But elsewhere in the Caribbean, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and Barbados have decriminalized gay sex in 2022, while Trinidad and Tobago struck down its ban altogether in 2018.
Persons: Robertson S, Henry KINGSTOWN, Javin Johnson, Sean Macleish, Judge Esco Henry, Johnson, Macleish, Cristian Gonzalez, Saint Vincent, Henry, Sarah Morland, David Alire Garcia, Raju Gopalakrishnan Organizations: Reuters, Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, Activists, Rights Watch Locations: Saint Vincent, Grenadines, Caribbean, Jamaica, Dominica, Saint Lucia, Guyana, Grenada, Saint Kitts, Nevis, Antigua, Barbuda, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Kingstown, Mexico City
Iain Cameron and his wife Brioni left Scotland and moved onto a boat in the Caribbean, in 2020. Besides, we both had stable jobs in Scotland: Brioni was an elementary school teacher and I worked in tech as an international technical trainer. For over two years now, living on a boat has made us stronger, more confident, and more appreciative. Iain and Brioni sailing on their boat in the Caribbean. An aerial view of Iain and Brioni sailing off the coast of an island.
Persons: Iain Cameron, Brioni, they've, Cameron, , we've, Saint Vincent, Iain, Caine, Iain Cameron We've, Manseen Logan Organizations: Service, Facebook, eBay, Robertson, YouTube, Seas, Southampton, Annapolis Locations: Scotland, Caribbean, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Adriatic, Grenadines, Saint Vincent, United Kingdom, YachtWorld, Bonaire, Guna Yala, Panama, mlogan@insider.com
United Nations CNN —Asked last week if she will run to become the United Nations’ next Secretary General, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados gave a thumbs up, smiled, and walked away. Fighting for a woman at the helmThe UN’s next Secretary General would take office in January 2027. “There’s always lots of men that want to run,” said Ben Donaldson, head of campaigns at the United Nations Association of the United Kingdom. “It’s not so much about talking about a Julie or Anne, or Mary, it is more about talking about a Madame Secretary General as a general proposition, and then making sure that we pave the way to get there,” she said. “I believe that men should run next time around as I believe women should run in their numbers,” he said.
Persons: United Nations CNN —, Mia Mottley, Mottley, Juan Manuel Santos –, , Santos, Rafael Grossi, António Guterres, Alicia Bárcena, Rebeca, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, , Ralph Gonsalves, Saint Vincent, , Guterres, Obama, Richard Gowan, ” Elina Valtonen, ” Valtonen, it’s, Ben Donaldson, “ I’m, Susana Malcorra, It’s, Julie, Anne, Mary, Dennis Francis, doesn’t, ” Julia Maciel Organizations: United Nations CNN, United Nations ’, UN, United Nations, International Atomic Energy Agency, Assembly, CNN, International Monetary Fund, General, Chevron, European Union, Bridgetown Initiative, IMF, World Bank, Crisis, UN Security Council, Security Council, Security, United Nations Association of, Global, Madame Locations: Barbados, America, Caribbean, New York, Colombian, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Grenadines, Venezuela, Bridgetown, COP28, New York City, UN, Portuguese, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Paraguay
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