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Cricket is a dangerous game, says Lara on Hughes’ accident

Cricket is a dangerous game, says Lara on Hughes’ accident

| November 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sports news. Two days ago West Indian batting great Brian Lara has joined thousands to pray for injured Australian batsman Phil Hughes’ speedy recovery but feels cricket is a “dangerous game” and there is always an “element of risk” in the game. Insisting that the whole of the cricketing world is praying for Hughes, Lara […]

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Commonwealth or Europe?  Why a choice?

Commonwealth or Europe? Why a choice?

| January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

The New Year started with yet another welcome affirmation from the British Government of the importance of the 54-nation Commonwealth. Hugo Swire, who was appointed Minister of State for the Commonwealth last summer, published an Opinion in the Daily Telegraph in London on January 2 in which he said that the Commonwealth “is an important […]

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Republics maybe, but no quarrel with the Queen

Republics maybe, but no quarrel with the Queen

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

The streets were festooned with flags and multi-coloured banners, large crowds of people thronged the road sides, British soldiers marched to the commanding sounds of bagpipes and drums.  Local police, boy scouts, girl guides and even the fire brigade joined in the parade. There was everywhere a feeling of cheerfulness.  In the evening, a fireworks […]

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Queen lines up with her people

Queen lines up with her people

| October 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

THE Queen has made a rare and pointed public appeal for Commonwealth leaders to think of their people, as a key proposal designed to reinforce human rights and other basic values in member nations appeared headed for defeat. Opening the three-day Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth yesterday, the Queen singled out the report […]

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Commonwealth refuses to release report on reforms

Commonwealth refuses to release report on reforms

| October 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Commonwealth leaders are sitting on a groundbreaking report prepared by their own advisory group that has concluded the 54-nation organization will lose international relevancy and moral authority unless it institutes key reforms. The warning comes from the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group, an 11-person panel – which includes Canadian Senator Hugh Segal – appointed by Commonwealth […]

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