AsiaPacific needs to tap financial systems to benefit regions poor UN says

“In the Asia-Pacific region, the economic integration process has been mainly driven by market forces. This has accelerated the integration of the region into the global economy, but many countries are unable to reach their potential,” Executive Secretary Kim Hak-Su told the 60th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in Shanghai, China. With the Asia-Pacific area now standing as “a newly emerging brain centre of the world,” tapping the region’s sound financial systems would help bring benefits to 800 million people of the region now living on less than a dollar per day, he said.The Commission is scheduled to meet from 22 to 28 April. After Mr. Kim opened the deliberations, senior officials from many member countries discussed poverty reduction, managing globalization and social issues. The Ministerial segment begins on Monday. In 1947, Shanghai became the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East, the organization which evolved into UNESCAP. read more

Body of overseas based Guyanese who drowned in jet skiing accident

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedOverseas based Guyanese vacationing, feared dead after jet skiing accidentJuly 16, 2018In “Crime”Missing body from Pomeroon boat collision recoveredFebruary 19, 2014In “Crime”Body of WBD man recovered at Splashmin’s Fun ParkMarch 25, 2019In “latest news” The body of an overseas based Guyanese who reportedly drowned on Sunday last in the Demerara river, days after arriving in Guyana with his family on a holiday break, was on Tuesday recovered near a Koker at Timehri, East Bank Demerara.The dead man has been identified as Ravindra Budhraj, 46, who was vacationing with his wife and daughter.They were reportedly residing at, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown.Based on information received, the incident occurred at about 17:30hrs on Sunday.INews was told that Budhraj and his family visited Santa Mission on Sunday morning, spent most of the day, and returned to the Jettoo’s Sawmill Wharf, located at Coverden, East Bank Demerara, at about 17:00h.A few minutes later, the father of one and another man- identified as a 29-year-old Computer Technician- who is a family friend, and a member of the trip, mounted a green jet ski and went skiing in the Demerara River.However, according to the family friend, Budhraj, who was driving, lost control, resulting in both men falling into the river.At this point, an eyewitness who observed what transpired, rushed to their assistance in the company of other persons, in another boat.This online publication was told that upon their arrival, only the 29-year-old was seen panting for breath in the water. Budhraj had already allegedly submerged.The 46-year-old victim arrived in Guyana on July 7, 2018.Investigations are ongoing. read more