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Сент-Винсент и Гренадины
30 ноября, 03:15

ТРИДЦАТЬ ДНЕЙ СПУСТЯ

Итак, за месяц, прошедший с момента установки счетчика, под 650000 прямых заходов с оригинальных аккаунтов. Из 123 стран мира. Первую десятку вы видите. Вот вторая, вот третья, а далее New Zealand (443), Ireland (428), Denmark (425), Austria (424), Cyprus (409), China (382), United Arab Emirates (358), Georgia (312), Vietnam (304), Singapore (270), Thailand  (264), Turkey (245), Azerbaijan  (229), Malaysia (175); Romania, Japan  (165),  Armenia  (159), Republic of Korea (152), Philippines  (139),  Iraq  (135), Egypt  (123),  Montenegro (121), Iceland (118), Chile  (89), Kuwait (87), Argentina (78); Croatia,  Hong Kong (75); Mexico (70); Ecuador, Hungary (68), Brazil (63), Oman (50), Serbia (49), Luxembourg(45), Rwanda (41), Jamaica (39); Uruguay, Iran, Malta (38), Saudi Arabia (34), Yemen  (33), Indonesia (32); Grenada, Taiwan, India (31), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  (29), Morocco (25); Myanmar, Mongolia (20), Bahrain (18); Maldives, Sri Lanсa (15), Tajikistan (14); Namibia,Cambodia (13), Tunisia (11), Tanzania (9), Puerto Rico  (8), Algeria (7); Nigeria, Pakistan (6), Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, Barbados, Slovenia, Albania, Macedonia, Somalia, Seychelles (4), Colombia, Bolivia, Andorra, Bosnia and Herz., Kosovo, Sudan, Qatar (3), Guam  (2), Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Bermuda, Liberia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Nepal, Bangladesh (1), -и хрен его знает, позитив это или не позитив, но, коль скоро планете Земля мое скромное мнение не вовсе уж безынтересно, стало быть, деваться некуда...

26 августа, 13:22

СМИ обнаружили в Одессе яхту Березовского

В порт Одессы зашла яхта, ранее принадлежавшая Борису Березовскому. СМИ сообщают, что судно под названием Lady K часто посещает Одесский порт. На снимках видно, что яхта ходит под флагом государства Сент-Винсент и Гренадины. В 2013-м яхта, носившая тогда название Thunder B, была продана покупателю из Хорватии.

22 июня, 13:35

TeleTrade и участники рынка прокомментировали сообщения об обысках в офисах компании

Дмитрий Дригайло, вице-президент ГК TeleTrade: "У правоохранительных органов нет претензий к форекс-дилеру, он продолжает работу в штатном режиме".

22 июня, 13:35

TeleTrade и участники рынка прокомментировали сообщения об обысках в офисах компании

Дмитрий Дригайло, вице-президент ГК TeleTrade: "У правоохранительных органов нет претензий к форекс-дилеру, он продолжает работу в штатном режиме".

03 июня, 14:25

ЦБ отказался выдать лицензию форекс-дилеру «Альпари»

ЦБ отказался выдать лицензии форекс-дилера компаниям «Альпари Форекс» и «Форекс Клуб». Такое решение ЦБ опубликовал на своем сайте. По данным «Интерфакс-ЦЭА», «Альпари» является лидером этого рынка и занимает 1-е место как по обороту, так и по числу активных клиентов. По итогам 2015 года клиентами компании были 137 тыс. человек, ее среднемесячный оборот составлял $ 90 миллиардов. Сейчас «Альпари» обслуживает клиентов через свою офшорную структуру Alpari Limited (Сент-Винсент и Гренадины).Официальный представитель компании «Альпари Форекс» Андрей Лобода рассказал РБК, что у ЦБ были замечания к компании «технического характера». «В ближайшее время компания получит от ЦБ официальный список замечаний и вопросов. „Альпари“ учтет пожелания мегарегулятора и в скором времени подаст новую заявку на получение лицензии», — сообщил он. По его словам, «Альпари» рассчитывает получить лицензию форекс-дилера в третьем квартале 2016 года. Заявку на лицензию компания подала 15 декабря 2015 года.«Форекс Клуб», по версии «Интерфакс-ЦЭА», в 2015 году занимал 2-е место по числу активных клиентов (80 тыс. человек) на российском рынке Forex. Среднемесячный объем торгов компании на рынке Forex составлял $ 54 миллиарда.«Мы работаем над устранением формальных замечаний ЦБ и подаем повторную заявку на лицензию», — заявил официальный представитель компании «Форекс Клуб» Иван Клюев.Пресс-служба ЦБ отказалась комментировать причины отказа, но подтвердила, что участники рынка имеют право подавать заявление повторно.

02 апреля, 23:27

Острова в океане: Сент-Винсент и Гренадины

Прибежище кинозвезд и оборотная сторона рая.   Карибское государство Сент-Винсент и Гренадины считают раем для экотуристов и «прибежищем голливудских звезд». Названный в честь Святого Винсента самый крупный остров в составе государства был открыт Колумбом в 1498 году...

26 февраля, 21:17

ВОЗ: три островных государства сообщили о распространении вируса Зика

Среди 52 стран и территорий последними по времени сообщили о локальной передаче вируса Зика" три островных государства - Маршалловы Острова, Тринидад и Тобаго, Сент-Винсент и Гренадины

26 февраля, 16:02

Роспотребнадзор: лихорадкой Зика можно заразиться уже в 43 странах

За прошедшую неделю случаи лихорадки Зика зарегистрированы в трех новых странах: Сент-Винсент и Гренадины, Тринидад и Тобаго, Синт-Мартин. Наиболее сложная ситуация с заболеваемостью по-прежнему в Бразилии.

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06 февраля, 08:14

В Китае задержали двоих из списка 100 разыскиваемых коррупционеров

Фу Яобо, занимающий в списке 39 место, и Чжан Цинчжао, которая значится в списке на 41 месте были экстрадированы из государства Сент-Винсент и Гренадины в Карибском море.

28 января, 08:00

Венесуэла и Иран не потеряют право голоса в Генеральной Ассамблее

Бахрейн, Бурунди, Доминиканская Республика, Венесуэла, Иран, Мали и Сент-Винсент и Гренадины внесли необходимые минимальные платежи в бюджет ООН, что позволит им не потерять право голоса в Генеральной Ассамблее. Об этом на брифинге в штаб-квартире ООН пресс-секретарь главы Организации Стефан Дюжаррик. Ранее эти страны и ряд других «попали под статью» — в данном случае статью 19 Устава ООН.

23 января, 14:17

Пан Ги Мун назвал страны, лишенные голоса из-за неуплаты взносов

Без права голосования остались Ливия, Доминиканская Республика, Сент-Винсент и Гренадины, Бурунди, Бахрейн и Мали

23 января, 12:37

Генсек ООН назвал страны, лишенные голоса из-за неуплаты взносов

Голоса лишились, в частности, Ливия, Доминиканская Республика, Сент-Винсент и Гренадины, Бурунди, Бахрейн, Венесуэла, Мали. Сначала в список попал и Иран, но позднее пресс-секретарь Генассамблеи Даниэль Томас уточнил, что Иран только что заплатил.

23 января, 08:02

15 государств-членов ООН лишились право голоса из-за долгов

В частности, Венесуэла  задолжала ООН по членским взносам около 3 млн долл.

30 ноября 2015, 17:07

The Green Legacy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Before Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and the environmental consciousness of the 1970s in America, there was the King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance. This piece of legislation, which was passed in 1791 on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, was based on the novel concept that deforestation might cause a decline in rainfall. As extraordinary as this was, it is even more remarkable that it still remains a well-kept secret today, so much so no record can be found in the environmental-legislation textbooks, and even nationals of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines remain largely unaware. Even before the King's Hill Forest Act, in 1765, 20 acres of land on the island of Saint Vincent were cleared for the cultivation of plants found on the island, which were thought to be useful medically and profitable commercially. Nurseries of plants from Asia and other faraway lands were also established for the benefit of the British colonisers and their colonies. This is the patch of green on which the first Botanical Garden in the Western Hemisphere was created. During the ensuing years, the Saint Vincent Botanic Garden became the horticultural center of the Western Hemisphere, and some historians argue that in the 1790s the island was at the center of the world. Saint Vincent is a small, rugged island rising quickly some 4,000 feet above the sea to its volcanically active peak, La Soufrière. This small area of land, the largest in the multi-island state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and located toward the southern end of the Caribbean island chain, occupies a pivotal place in the origins of environmentalism. Within these historic facts there is a confluence of ideas pertinent to our times. According to the environmental historian, Richard H. Grove, "the King's Hill Act is relevant not only to its later influence on colonial environmental legislation but also to the environmental crisis today and to the special contribution which islands have played in the conceptualization of environmental problems both locally and globally." In 1791, local capitalists and plantation owners responded to a severe drought -- the worst they had yet known -- with the King's Hill Ordinance Act, which, according to Grove had two "innovative features": a conservationist solution to the climatic consequences of environmental degradation, and the environmental legislation tailored specifically to the island of Saint Vincent. [Similar pieces of legislation were created in the British colonies of Tobago (also in the Caribbean), St. Helena and Mauritius during this period.] An Account of the St. Vincent Botanic Garden by the Anglican priest, Reverend Lansdown Guilding, published in 1825, describes the importance of this garden to the British Empire and the care and dedication given it by Anderson, a medical doctor and superintendent of the garden. Anderson's faith, his respect for Nature and the mission to conserve and preserve it for man's benefit, his diligence in execution and his mindfulness, all of which made him acutely aware of his environment, are traits well worth emulating. Moreover, the text describes his frustration with the short-sightedness and the menacing, profit-driven motives of the plantation owners: "...they are constantly destroying instead of preserving," he says, and "They import... at an exorbitant rate." It appears the more things change the more they remain the same. Dr. Earle Kirby, the late esteemed veterinarian, archaeologist and agriculturalist of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, tells us, "Primitive people made a conscious effort to retain the status quo of their environment." So too, even as the noose of this modern dispensation -- in which consumerism reigns supreme and growing ecological footprints are a sign of progress -- tightens, we in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines can still hope for an alternative way. We have inherited sound and sensible models to follow and foundations on which to build. Again, according to Dr. Kirby, "It seems that we were particularly fortunate that some of our British were not the 'get rich quick types' but serious agriculturalists out to make money from sustainable planting practices." The King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance of 1791 clearly illustrates that way of thinking since it sought to preserve the Hill for "the benefit of the neighborhood." So serious were they in their efforts so to do, that the fine for clearing, planting or cultivating any crop on this plot of land in 1791 was £150.00. £150, as a share of the gross domestic product, is valued at £565,291 today. Using the average earnings index, £150 is valued at £156,415 and if we use the per capita index it is valued at £220,786 today. History is about retelling stories, making new links and emphasizing different aspects of our past to bring meaning to present conditions. Amidst the struggles, enslavement, exploitation, wars and genocide, environmental institutions were founded. These institutions not only commercialized, on a large scale, common practices of the indigenous peoples but also sought to legislate some of those practices so that their longevity might be ensured. What could and should all this mean today? There are lessons of adaptation and mitigation within this green legacy that illustrate creative cooperation with our environment and which can inform current debates on the global stage. And, I see opportunity for the creation of a lifestyle more in sync with the glorious peculiarities of our natural environment. Whatever happens in Paris this year, I have a dream, a Caribbean Dream, in which an eco-friendly consciousness arises and sets its sight on the perfect balance between being and doing. We must endeavor to see anew. I. Rhonda King is currently the Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations. This post is part of a "Voices from Small Island Developing States" series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.'s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris (Nov. 30-Dec. 11), aka the climate-change conference. The series will put a spotlight on the SIDS countries, which are located in the Pacific, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, and is part of HuffPost's What's Working editorial initiative. To view the entire series, visit here. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

30 ноября 2015, 17:07

The Green Legacy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Before Man and Nature by George Perkins Marsh, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the Progressivism of Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, the New Deal of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, and the environmental consciousness of the 1970s in America, there was the King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance. This piece of legislation, which was passed in 1791 on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent, was based on the novel concept that deforestation might cause a decline in rainfall. As extraordinary as this was, it is even more remarkable that it still remains a well-kept secret today, so much so no record can be found in the environmental-legislation textbooks, and even nationals of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines remain largely unaware. Even before the King's Hill Forest Act, in 1765, 20 acres of land on the island of Saint Vincent were cleared for the cultivation of plants found on the island, which were thought to be useful medically and profitable commercially. Nurseries of plants from Asia and other faraway lands were also established for the benefit of the British colonisers and their colonies. This is the patch of green on which the first Botanical Garden in the Western Hemisphere was created. During the ensuing years, the Saint Vincent Botanic Garden became the horticultural center of the Western Hemisphere, and some historians argue that in the 1790s the island was at the center of the world. Saint Vincent is a small, rugged island rising quickly some 4,000 feet above the sea to its volcanically active peak, La Soufrière. This small area of land, the largest in the multi-island state of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and located toward the southern end of the Caribbean island chain, occupies a pivotal place in the origins of environmentalism. Within these historic facts there is a confluence of ideas pertinent to our times. According to the environmental historian, Richard H. Grove, "the King's Hill Act is relevant not only to its later influence on colonial environmental legislation but also to the environmental crisis today and to the special contribution which islands have played in the conceptualization of environmental problems both locally and globally." In 1791, local capitalists and plantation owners responded to a severe drought -- the worst they had yet known -- with the King's Hill Ordinance Act, which, according to Grove had two "innovative features": a conservationist solution to the climatic consequences of environmental degradation, and the environmental legislation tailored specifically to the island of Saint Vincent. [Similar pieces of legislation were created in the British colonies of Tobago (also in the Caribbean), St. Helena and Mauritius during this period.] An Account of the St. Vincent Botanic Garden by the Anglican priest, Reverend Lansdown Guilding, published in 1825, describes the importance of this garden to the British Empire and the care and dedication given it by Anderson, a medical doctor and superintendent of the garden. Anderson's faith, his respect for Nature and the mission to conserve and preserve it for man's benefit, his diligence in execution and his mindfulness, all of which made him acutely aware of his environment, are traits well worth emulating. Moreover, the text describes his frustration with the short-sightedness and the menacing, profit-driven motives of the plantation owners: "...they are constantly destroying instead of preserving," he says, and "They import... at an exorbitant rate." It appears the more things change the more they remain the same. Dr. Earle Kirby, the late esteemed veterinarian, archaeologist and agriculturalist of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, tells us, "Primitive people made a conscious effort to retain the status quo of their environment." So too, even as the noose of this modern dispensation -- in which consumerism reigns supreme and growing ecological footprints are a sign of progress -- tightens, we in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines can still hope for an alternative way. We have inherited sound and sensible models to follow and foundations on which to build. Again, according to Dr. Kirby, "It seems that we were particularly fortunate that some of our British were not the 'get rich quick types' but serious agriculturalists out to make money from sustainable planting practices." The King's Hill Enclosure Ordinance of 1791 clearly illustrates that way of thinking since it sought to preserve the Hill for "the benefit of the neighborhood." So serious were they in their efforts so to do, that the fine for clearing, planting or cultivating any crop on this plot of land in 1791 was £150.00. £150, as a share of the gross domestic product, is valued at £565,291 today. Using the average earnings index, £150 is valued at £156,415 and if we use the per capita index it is valued at £220,786 today. History is about retelling stories, making new links and emphasizing different aspects of our past to bring meaning to present conditions. Amidst the struggles, enslavement, exploitation, wars and genocide, environmental institutions were founded. These institutions not only commercialized, on a large scale, common practices of the indigenous peoples but also sought to legislate some of those practices so that their longevity might be ensured. What could and should all this mean today? There are lessons of adaptation and mitigation within this green legacy that illustrate creative cooperation with our environment and which can inform current debates on the global stage. And, I see opportunity for the creation of a lifestyle more in sync with the glorious peculiarities of our natural environment. Whatever happens in Paris this year, I have a dream, a Caribbean Dream, in which an eco-friendly consciousness arises and sets its sight on the perfect balance between being and doing. We must endeavor to see anew. I. Rhonda King is currently the Permanent Representative of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations. This post is part of a "Voices from Small Island Developing States" series produced by The Huffington Post, in conjunction with the U.N.'s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris (Nov. 30-Dec. 11), aka the climate-change conference. The series will put a spotlight on the SIDS countries, which are located in the Pacific, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean, and is part of HuffPost's What's Working editorial initiative. To view the entire series, visit here. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

21 октября 2015, 23:12

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE: Linda I. Etim, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2021, vice Mimi E. Alemayehou, term expired. Lisa M. Fairfax, of Maryland, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for a term expiring June 5, 2020, vice Luis Aguilar, term expired. Jean Elizabeth Manes, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of El Salvador. Scot Alan Marciel, of California, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Union of Burma. Hester Maria Peirce, of Ohio, to be a Member of the Securities and Exchange Commission for the remainder of the term expiring June 5, 2016, vice Daniel M. Gallagher, Jr., resigned. Linda Swartz Taglialatela, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Barbados, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

20 октября 2015, 22:31

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:          Linda Etim – Member, Board of Directors for the African Development Foundation          Lisa M. Fairfax – Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission          Jean Elizabeth Manes – Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador, Department of State          Scot Alan Marciel – Ambassador to the Union of Burma, Department of State           Linda Swartz Taglialatela – Ambassador to Barbados, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Department of State President Obama said, “I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country.  They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them.” President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:  Linda Etim, Member, Board of Directors for the African Development Foundation   Linda Etim is Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Africa at the United States Agency for International Development, a position she has held since 2012.  From 2009 to 2012, Ms. Etim served on the National Security Council as the Director for African Affairs.  From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Etim worked as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the Central Intelligence Agency.  Prior to this, Ms. Etim worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency as an Intelligence Analyst from 2004 to 2007 and as an Intelligence Liaison from 2003 to 2004.  She was an Intelligence Analyst for the Joint Staff from 2002 to 2003.  Ms. Etim received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin. Lisa M. Fairfax, Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission Lisa M. Fairfax is the Leroy Sorenson Merrifield Research Professor of Law and serves on the Executive Board and as Director for Programs for the George Washington Center for Law, Economics and Finance at the George Washington University Law School, positions she has held since 2009.  Ms. Fairfax has also served as the Co-Chair of the DirectWomen Board Institute since 2012.  In 2006 and 2014, Ms. Fairfax was a Visiting Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center.  She also held various roles at the University of Maryland School of Law from 2000 to 2009.  She served as a Professor and Director of the Business Law Program from 2006 to 2009, as an Associate Professor with tenure from 2004 to 2006, and as an Assistant Professor from 2002 to 2004.  Between 1995 and 2000, Ms. Fairfax was an Associate at the law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.  Ms. Fairfax has been a member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association from 2007 to 2012, Chair of the Securities Regulation Section of the Association of American Law Schools from 2013 to 2014, Chair of the Business Associations Section of the Association of American Law Schools from 2009 to 2010, a member of the National Adjudicatory Council of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority from 2008 to 2011 and a member of its NASDAQ Market Regulation Committee from 2008 to 2012.  Ms. Fairfax received an A.B. and a J.D. from Harvard University. Jean Elizabeth Manes, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Counselor, serves as Principal Deputy Coordinator in the Bureau of International Information Programs at the Department of State, a position she has held since 2013.  Prior to this, she served as Deputy Director of the Department’s Florida Regional Center in 2013 and as Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013.  Ms. Manes also served as Director of Resources in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2010 to 2012, Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil from 2009 to 2010, Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Ponta Delgada-Azores, Portugal from 2006 to 2009, and Regional Program Officer in the Bureau of International Information Programs from 2003 to 2006.  Her earlier assignments with the Department of State include postings in Argentina and Uruguay.  Ms. Manes received a B.S. from Liberty University and an M.P.A. from American University. Scot Alan Marciel, Nominee for Ambassador to the Union of Burma, Department of State Scot Alan Marciel, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, a position he has held since 2013.  Prior to this, Mr. Marciel served as Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia from 2010 to 2013.  Mr. Marciel was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from 2007 to 2010.  He also served as Director for the Office of Maritime Southeast Asia from 2006 to 2007, Director for the Office of Mainland Southeast Asia from 2005 to 2006, and Director for the Office of Southern European Affairs from 2004 to 2005.  His earlier assignments with the Department of State include postings in Brazil, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Turkey, and Vietnam.  Mr. Marciel received a B.A. from the University of California, Davis and an M.A. from Tufts University. Linda Swartz Taglialatela, Nominee for Ambassador to Barbados, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Department of State Linda Swartz Taglialatela serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Human Resources, a position she has held since 2002.  Ms. Taglialatela served in the Office of Resource Management and Organization Analysis at the Department of State as Director from 1996 to 2001 and as Deputy Director from 1989 to 1996.  Prior to that, she was Counselor for Administration at the U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland from 1987 to 1989, Administrative Officer in the Bureau of International Communications and Information Policy from 1984 to 1987, and Audit Qualified Inspector/Special Assistant in the Office of the Inspector General from 1979 to 1984.  Ms. Taglialatela received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Oneonta and an M.B.A from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.