Uganda: Dame Billie Miller to Lead Election Observers

The former Deputy Prime Minister of Barbados, Dame Billie Miller, will lead a team of Commonwealth Election Observers in Uganda when the country goes to the polls on February 18th, 2011. The team will arrive in Uganda on 11th February 2011 and is expected to stay until 24th February 2011. The Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma said: … Read more Uganda: Dame Billie Miller to Lead Election Observers

UK Elections: Secretary General of the Commonwealth Urges UK Voters to Get Out and Vote

The Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Kamalesh Sharma, has urged the UK electorate to vote in the UK General Election on May 6th 2010, pointing out that many poorer Commonwealth countries with newer parliaments have a much better turnout. At the last UK election in 2005, the turn-out was 61%. Compare that to 83% in St … Read more UK Elections: Secretary General of the Commonwealth Urges UK Voters to Get Out and Vote

Commonwealth: Expedition Returns from Antarctica

Six Commonwealth women who completed an epic 900km journey to the South Pole just before New Year arrived back in London on Monday 11th January 2010 to celebrate at Malborough House. Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma told the women: It is the greatest possible testament to what extraordinary things can be achieved when people set their … Read more Commonwealth: Expedition Returns from Antarctica

Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, announced on 1st September 2009 that the Republic of the Fiji Islands stands fully suspended from membership of the Commonwealth with immediate effect. Fiji had been temporarily suspended from the Commonwealth since a military coup in December 2006, but failure to engage fully with UN and Commonwealth efforts to ensure … Read more Fiji Suspended from the Commonwealth