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Happy New Year 2023

Happy New Year! We know this past year has had its fair share of ups and downs – but good or bad, these experiences have shaped who we are today and who we will be in the future. Each year is a gift that holds hope for new adventures. May […]

Putin and Sheikh Al Nahyan

Two Potentates Meet Up At St. Petersburg

There was something profoundly meaningful that the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan undertook a visit to Russia amidst the gathering storms in Ukraine. Conscious of the symbolism, Russian President Vladimir Putin received Sheikh Mohammed on Tuesday in a grand setting befitting a monarch — at […]

Planet

U.N. Projects The Planet’s Unlivable Areas By 2070 & 2100

The U.N. and International Red Cross have just published their 64-page study, “Extreme Heat: Preparing for the Heatwaves of the Future”, and it contains maps showing which areas of this planet will probably be unlivably hot by 2070, and then by 2100.   (See more-detailed maps in https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2024792118 and especially at […]

Biden in the ME

Biden’s I2U2 Summit Diminishes India

India’s involvement with US President Joe Biden’s quixotic venture called “I2-U2 Summit” is bizarre, to put it mildly. India’s excellent relations with Israel and the UAE are best pursued on the highly successful bilateral tracks instead of complicating them with the Abraham Accords or the US’ big power rivalry with […]

Happy-New-Year

Happy New Year !!!

The start of a new year can be a very moving experience. It’s a time when we reflect with gratitude on the past and set our hopes and intentions for the days ahead. What’s more, a new year gives us an opportunity to reinvigorate our enthusiasm for chasing goals and […]

COVID-19 in PNG

Coronavirus Strikes Papua New Guinea

There was a time when it seemed Papua New Guinea had managed to dodge a bullet.  Instances of SARS-CoV-2 were minimal, along with its disease, COVID-19.  Through 2020, the country of eight million people recorded a mere 900 cases.  The World Health Organization praised the PNG government in a September […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year !!!

Dear friends! 2020 hasn’t been a great year and there’re no many of us who wouldn’t agree. From wrecking our health and sanity to forcing us to adopt ways and means of living and working that weren’t a piece of cake to adapt to. We’ve all had a very difficult […]