St Kitts and Nevis Paves the Way for its Global Citizens to “Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate” at the Investment Gateway Summit

Basseterre, March 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Government of St Kitts and Nevis have ushered in a new era of investing through the “Investment Gateway Summit”, calling for its economic citizens to visit their home. Global investors and high-net-worth individuals (HWNIs) can explore endless opportunities whilst being hosted by the Government. The Prime Minister […]

Basseterre, March 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Government of St Kitts and Nevis have ushered in a new era of investing through the “Investment Gateway Summit”, calling for its economic citizens to visit their home. Global investors and high-net-worth individuals (HWNIs) can explore endless opportunities whilst being hosted by the Government.

The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Honourable Dr. Terrance Drew, along with his Government, extends a personal invitation to citizens and investors to attend the exclusive inaugural Investment Gateway Summit from 11 to 15 May 2024.

This significant event is an opportunity for Kittian and Nevisian citizens around the world to return home to discover how the twin-island federation is utilising economic diversification to advance developments and our citizens.

This personal invitation from Honourable Dr. Drew, is an experience not to be missed to learn about the Sustainable Island State Agenda from the Government and key speakers , while connecting and building with visionary leaders, global businesspeople, and economic citizens.

During the five-day Summit, economic citizens can engage and interact with national leaders and global experts. They can also explore the natural wonders the islands have to offer, with unique premium experiences to share with the world.

Please click here to secure your exclusive spot at the Investment Gateway Summit.

What to Expect from the Summit? 

As an economic citizen, this will be your opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in various businesses and network with businesspeople.

Economic Citizens will have the opportunity to experience firsthand what initiatives St Kitts and Nevis are engaging in and the progress of each development.

Learn about St Kitts and Nevis’ economic outlook for 2024 and beyond in addition to understanding how economic diversification can inspire change. Investment-led projects in the twin-federation and how you can become part of these exciting developments will be presented.

Gain insights into the Sustainable Island State Agenda and why it is an essential element in the “Investment Gateway Summit” in May 2024.

The Sustainable Island State Agenda key focus is on seven pillars:

1. Food security

2. Green energy transition

3. Economic diversification

4. Developing the Creative Economy

5. Post-pandemic recovery

6. Attract and support sustainable organisations

7. Extend social protection and safety for vulnerable individuals

These seven pillars form part of the Sustainable Island State Contribution (SISC), which is an exciting new investment option under the Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.

The SISC is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new nation. It’s a secure and sustainable option for savvy investors looking to make a strategic investment.

Collaborative sustainable development initiatives will nurture economic and community development and extend shared values of excellence.

“Connect, Collaborate and Celebrate” with Us 

If you’re interested in promoting your brand, business services, or exploring sponsorship opportunities, feel free to leave a comment here along with your inquiry in the contact form. We’ll promptly respond with details on available packages.

Tickets are limited – make sure to get your early bird tickets!

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WTA Foundation and Gates Foundation launch new campaign—Women Change the Game—to urge action on women’s health and nutrition

Campaign includes the groundbreaking WTA Foundation Global Women’s Health Fund, which aims to help at least 1 million women in its first year with an inaugural donation from WTA Tour title sponsor Hologic St. Petersburg, Fla. and Seattle, March 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, on International Women’s Day, the WTA Foundation and the Bill […]

Campaign includes the groundbreaking WTA Foundation Global Women’s Health Fund, which aims to help at least 1 million women in its first year with an inaugural donation from WTA Tour title sponsor Hologic

St. Petersburg, Fla. and Seattle, March 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, on International Women’s Day, the WTA Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation unveiled Women Change the Game, a new campaign uniting the power of women’s tennis and philanthropy to elevate women’s health and nutrition as a global priority. A key component of the campaign is the first-of-its-kind WTA Foundation Global Women’s Health Fund. With an inaugural donation from WTA Tour title sponsor Hologic, in its first year, the Fund will focus on a key aspect of preventive care: It aims to support at least one million women with prenatal vitamins in low- and middle-income countries where access to adequate nutrition for maternal health is limited.

“Throughout my life, tennis has given me a pathway to pursue my dreams, and I know first-hand how important it is to have access to the right health care and nutrition,” said Caroline Wozniacki, former WTA World No. 1 champion, and mother of two. “On International Women’s Day and beyond, I am proud to shine a light on women’s health and nutrition in the hopes that all women can reach their full power and potential.”

Women spend 25% more of their life in poor health than men, according to a 2024 report by the World Economic Forum. This significant health gap impacts women’s quality of life and limits their ability to engage in the workforce and earn a living for themselves and their families. And in the face of global crises—humanitarian disasters, war, and climate change—women and girls suffer the worst consequences.

“Every woman and girl deserves an equal opportunity to be her best—whether in school, at work, or on the tennis court,” said Naomi Osaka, four-time Grand Slam singles champion and new mom. “We are stepping up for women in need, because when we champion each other, we all win.”

Today, more than 1 billion women and girls lack access to the good nutrition and healthy diets they need to survive and thrive, with dire consequences for themselves and their children. Across the world, the gender nutrition gap is worsening. Women and girls are 50% more likely to suffer from malnutrition than boys and men. While the majority of expectant mothers in high-income countries take prenatal vitamins throughout their pregnancies, most women in low- and middle-income countries lack access to this simple, lifesaving resource. Prenatal vitamins provide key nutrients that dramatically reduce the risk of stillbirth, infant mortality, and babies born small and vulnerable, and they improve women’s health.

“It is unacceptable that so many women and girls don’t have access to adequate nutrition and basic care,” said Melinda French Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “The WTA Foundation was founded on the idea of equal opportunity, and that’s exactly what Women Change the Game is about. Nowhere is it more important to level the playing field than women’s health.”

Women Change the Game
Women Change the Game will engage global audiences through tennis—translating the power of elite athletes on the court into elite influence off the court—to take on some of the most pressing and urgent issues for women and girls. A critical component of the campaign is the new WTA Foundation Global Women’s Health Fund, which will mobilize resources for lifesaving women’s health and nutrition products and services that are readily available in high-income countries but are difficult to access or altogether unavailable in low- and middle-income countries.

The campaign features creative assets, including video, digital, and social content, that elevate the voices of elite women athletes in service of women’s equality and better health and nutrition for women worldwide. A series of activations across the Hologic WTA Tour will engage corporate sponsors, tournaments, philanthropic partners, athletes, and fans to raise awareness and funding for women’s health and nutrition. The campaign drives audiences to womenchangethegame.com to engage on the issues and donate.

The WTA Foundation Global Women’s Health Fund
The fundraising component of the partnership is the Global Women’s Health Fund, with the kick-off donation of $1.5 million coming from Hologic, title sponsor of the WTA Tour and one of the world’s top medical technology innovators focused on improving women’s health and well-being. Collaboration on the Fund marks the latest expansion of the WTA’s and Hologic’s comprehensive, multiyear alliance to elevate women’s well-being. The Fund leverages data insights from sources like the Hologic Global Women’s Health Index, which shows the interlocking importance of preventive care, access to adequate food and shelter, strong educational opportunities, and other critical resources for women and girls of all ages.

“Whether it’s prenatal vitamins for expectant mothers or routine screenings for breast and cervical cancers, we know that early intervention is pivotal to helping women live longer and better,” said Stephen P. MacMillan, chairman, president, and CEO of Hologic. “As the first donor to the Global Women’s Health Fund, we’re teaming up with the WTA Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in urging others—businesses, foundations, governments, tennis fans—to join us in this crucial movement of improving women’s health.”

For at least the first year, every dollar raised through the Fund will be directed toward the Child Nutrition Fund, a global initiative aimed at ending child wasting led by UNICEF, with support from the U.K. government, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and other partners. UNICEF, a leader in global health and nutrition, has the worldwide footprint and local partnerships necessary to bring products and services directly into the hands of women in need around the world.

For more information about Women Change the Game and the WTA Foundation’s Global Women’s Health Fund, visit www.womenchangethegame.com.

About the WTA
Founded by Billie Jean King in 1973 on the principle of equal opportunity, the WTA is the global leader in women’s professional sports. The WTA is one of the world’s most recognizable and high-profile sports organizations, consisting of more than 1,600 players representing over 80 nations, all competing to earn WTA rankings points and prestigious tournament titles. The Hologic WTA Tour is comprised of over 70 events and four Grand Slams, spanning 30 countries and regions across six continents with a global audience of more than 1 billion. Further information on the WTA can be found at wtatennis.com.

About the WTA Foundation
Serving as the philanthropic arm of the leading women’s professional sport globally, the WTA Foundation empowers girls and women to live fully and supports our WTA communities worldwide through initiatives promoting equality, education, leadership, and health and wellness.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Mark Suzman, under the direction of Co-chairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates and the board of trustees.

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Pakistan calls for full, non-discriminatory implementation of CWC

Pakistan has called for the full, effective and non-discriminatory implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Addressing the Executive Council of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in Hague, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative …

Pakistan has called for the full, effective and non-discriminatory implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Addressing the Executive Council of Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in Hague, Pakistan's Permanent Representative to Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar said Pakistan has a robust national implementation mechanism for Chemical Weapons Convention. Suljuk Mustansar Tarar mentioned the continuing tragic situation in Gaza and reiterated Pakistan's call for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. Source: Radio Pakistan

Pak Navy, PMSA’s joint search, rescue operation underway near Hajamro Creek

A joint search and rescue operation of Pakistan Navy and PMSA is underway after the fishermen’s boat sank near Hajamro Creek.

According to the details, the fishing boat Al-Asad with a crew of 45, sank in the open sea near Hajamro Creek on Tuesday du…

A joint search and rescue operation of Pakistan Navy and PMSA is underway after the fishermen's boat sank near Hajamro Creek. According to the details, the fishing boat Al-Asad with a crew of 45, sank in the open sea near Hajamro Creek on Tuesday due to bad weather. On receiving the information, the Joint Maritime Information and Coordination Center initiated timely operations with the support of Maritime Headquarters, Maritime Rescue Coordination Center and PMSA. Pakistan Navy aircraft and helicopters as well as PMSA ships and boats are engaged in the search for the missing fishermen. Source: Radio Pakistan

Indian Govt continuously peddling propaganda to push false narrative of so-called normalcy in IIOJK

In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian government is continuously peddling propaganda to push the false narrative of so-called normalcy in the held valley.

Talking to media in Srinagar, Political Analysts said continued cordo…

In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Indian government is continuously peddling propaganda to push the false narrative of so-called normalcy in the held valley. Talking to media in Srinagar, Political Analysts said continued cordon and search operations, house raids, frisking on roads, detentions, slapping of draconian laws, snatchings of properties and suspending or termination government employees debunk India's claim of normalcy. Source: Radio Pakistan

Women worst victim of Indian state terrorism in IIOJK: Report

As the world observed the International Women’s Day, today, atrocities inflicted by occupation troops on the Kashmiri women continue unabated in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service on …

As the world observed the International Women's Day, today, atrocities inflicted by occupation troops on the Kashmiri women continue unabated in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service on the occasion of the day, thousands of women are among over ninety-six thousand Kashmiris martyred by the Indian forces' personnel since January 1989 till date. At least, 685 women have been murdered by the troops since January 2001. The report pointed out that the occupation troops molested 11,263 women, including the victims of Kunanposhpora mass rape. The report said that over three dozen women, including Hurriyat leaders Aasiya Andrabi, Fehmeeda Sofi and Naheeda Nasreen, were facing illegal detention in Indian jails. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman Advocate Abdul Rashid Minhas in a statement in Srinagar said the Kashmiri women have nothing to commemorate on the International Women's Day as they continue to face victimization at the hands of I ndian troops. He urged the UN as well as the international community to intervene and take cognizance of the sufferings of the Kashmiri women. On the other hand, speakers at a seminar organized by APHC-AJK chapter in Islamabad, today, paid rich tributes to the Kashmiri women for rendering unparalleled sacrifices in the ongoing freedom movement. They urged the international community to help in resolving the Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions. Source: Radio Pakistan

Four terrorists killed in North Waziristan IBO: ISPR

Four terrorists have been killed by security forces today in an intelligence based operation in North Waziristan District.

According to the ISPR, weapons, ammunition and explosives were recovered from the killed terrorists who remained actively invo…

Four terrorists have been killed by security forces today in an intelligence based operation in North Waziristan District. According to the ISPR, weapons, ammunition and explosives were recovered from the killed terrorists who remained actively involved in numerous terrorist activities in the area. Sanitization operation is being conducted to eliminate any other terrorist found in the area. Locals of the area appreciated the operation and expressed their full support to eliminate the menace of terrorism. Source: Radio Pakistan

ADB assures to provide $100m to Sindh Govt for construction of homes for flood affectees

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured to provide one hundred million dollars to Sindh government for construction of homes for flood affectees in the province.

The assurance was given by a delegation of Asian Development Bank led by its urban dev…

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has assured to provide one hundred million dollars to Sindh government for construction of homes for flood affectees in the province. The assurance was given by a delegation of Asian Development Bank led by its urban development expert Hong Soo Lee in a meeting with Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ai Shah in Karachi today. Source: Radio Pakistan