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PM Drew highlights achievements of his achievements during SKNLP Conference

The Prime Minister of the island nation of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Terrance Drew has reaffirmed that the motto of of St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) “For the good that we can do” must remain forefront of every deliberation as well as each action, in pursuit of “Social justice for all” by all his 9-months old administration of SKNLP.

463 days of Russia-Ukraine war: Ukrainian ministry releases list of losses suffered by Russian army

The war between the neighbouring nations of Russia and Ukraine has taken entry into the 463 day. It is to be noted that the war between the neighbouring nations of Russia and Ukraine have been erupted on the morning of February 24, 2022.

India becomes 1st nation for regulating anti-tobacco warnings over OTT platforms

The Regional Director of the World Health Organization South-East Asia Region, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, has extended congratulations to India on becoming the first nation across the globe for regulating anti-tobacco warnings over OTT platforms and also appreciated the firm leadership of the nation for this landmark step.

Zelenskyy accuses Russia of causing unrest in Sri Lanka by blocking food chain

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The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, has accused Russia of causing unrest in Sri Lanka and around the world because of the blocking of food products during the invasion of Ukraine.

Zelenskyy said, “One of the major tactics Russia has used in their invasion of Ukraine is the creation of an “economic shock, several nations are experiencing food & fuel shortages because of the disruption in the supply chain have helped Russia’s agenda.


While highlighting the crisis in Sri Lanka in a recent address during the Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, he further mentioned, “The shocking food & fuel price hikes led to a social explosion. No one knows now how it will come to end.”

War in Ukraine has left around 1.6 billion people in 94 nations exposed to at least one dimension of finance, food or energy crisis, with approximately 1.2 billion living in “perfect-storm” nations severely vulnerable.

Amid the ongoing protests, Sri Lanka’s now acting President, Wickremesinghe, stepped down from his post of Prime Minister because of the escalation in violence and protests in the nation.

Sri Lanka is going through its worst economic crisis since achieving independence in 1948, which comes on the heels of straight waves of COVID-19, intimidating to undo years of development. Notably, the lack of oil supply has pushed schools as well as government offices to close until further notice. Reduced domestic agricultural production, a lack of foreign exchange reserves, and local currency depreciation have fuelled the shortages.

Furthermore, amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the increase in hunger since the beginning of the war is only ascending. The number of severely food insecure people doubled from 135 million earlier to the pandemic, to 276 million over just two years. The ripple effects of the war could stretch this number to 323 million.

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