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Middle East African Union summit on agenda of Annans 3week trip

The Secretary-General is scheduled to leave tomorrow evening for Amman, Jordan, via Paris, according to a UN spokesman. While in Amman, he will attend a ministerial-level meeting on Sunday of the Quartet, involving the United States, European Union and Russian Federation.The World Economic Forum will be taking place in Amman from Saturday through Monday, and the Secretary-General is expected to address the Forum on Monday afternoon. He is also scheduled to have a full programme of bilateral meetings while in the Jordanian capital.The Secretary-General will leave on Tuesday for London, where he will have official meetings the next day, including with Prime Minister Tony Blair, and then travel to Geneva on Thursday, where he will have meetings with UN officials on Friday.On 30 June, Mr. Annan will address the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council and have other meetings before travelling to Bern. The next day, he will pay an official visit to Switzerland, including with a meeting with the President of the Confederation in Bern.After a short break, the Secretary-General’s trip picks up on 7 July, when he is scheduled to leave Switzerland for Maputo, Mozambique, to attend the African Union Summit. He will address the meeting on 10 July, and again will have a full schedule of bilateral talks through 12 July. read more

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Guyanese athlete busted in the US trying to smuggle cocaine

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese couple to be arraigned in NY following cocaine bustOctober 2, 2018In “Crime”Women busted at CJIA with cocaineSeptember 16, 2018In “Crime”Probe launched into Guyanese busted in Barbados with 16kg of cocaineFebruary 6, 2018In “Crime” One of Guyana’s best swimmers was on Sunday last taken into police custody in the United States of America after he managed to smuggle cocaine from Guyana.The man has been identified as 28-year-old Earlando McRae.Earlando McRaeAccording to information received, upon arriving at the John F Kennedy Airport in the US on the day in question, he presented a suitcase to the Border Patrol Agents and during a search it was discovered that it had false walls. The secret compartment reportedly contained over 2Kg of cocaine.McRae, who has been representing Guyana at the Regional and International Levels, was arrested and subsequently charged.He was remanded to the New York Detention Centre until November 21.This publication was informed that a probe was launched by the Customs Anti-Narcotics (CANU) Unit in Guyana to determine how the illegal substance was not detected at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport despite the rigorous security screening. read more