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Former SVG Prime Minister Sir James Mitchell Dead At 90

Photo Credit: J K Richard Former Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sir James Mitchell, died on Tuesday morning. He was 90 years old. Sir James had been flown to Barbados late last month for medical treatment after falling ill. He was diagnosed with dengue and a number of other health conditions. He was born on 15 May 1931 […]

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Former President Trump Gives Rittenhouse Thumbs Up

Former President Trump congratulated Kyle Rittenhouse after a jury found him not guilty of all charges at the conclusion of his homicide trial in Kenosha, Wis.  A jury in Kenosha acquitted Rittenhouse of all five charges brought against him, including intentional homicide.  Rittenhouse was charged with first-degree intentional homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide, first-degree reckless homicide, and two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering […]

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The UN Food Program Director Shows Musk The Way

Following a challenge by Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk, that he would sell Tesla’s stock to fund a plan if the World Food Program (WFP) could describe “exactly how” it would work, the director of the United Nations’ World Food Program rose to the challenge by laying out a plan showing how his organization would spend $6.6 billion to combat world […]

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi Bows To Farmers Demand

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says he has decided to repeal three controversial farm laws against which farmers have protested for more than a year. “Today I have come to tell you, the whole country, that we have decided to withdraw all three agricultural laws,” said Modi. Political analysts have argued that Modi was upping his political ante to win […]

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China Balks At United Nations Over The Release Of Journalist

China has strongly criticized the United Nations over comments demanding the release of a journalist jailed for her coverage of the country’s COVID-19 response. The Chinese mission in Geneva regarded the comments made by the UN rights office OHCHR for the release of Zhang Zhan as “irresponsible.” OHCHR spokeswoman Marta Hurtado had expressed alarm at reports that the 38-year-old Journalist’s […]

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U.S. Unemployed Benefit Claims Fall

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell close to pre-pandemic levels according to the U.S. latest labor report. The labor market recovery continues though a shortage of workers remains an obstacle to faster job growth. The weekly unemployment claims report from the U.S. Labor Department also showed jobless benefits rolls declining to a 20-month low in […]

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UN Staffers Arrested In Ethiopia

The United Nations has said 16 of its Ethiopian staff have been detained in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, with six others having been released. Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the world body was “actively working” with the Ethiopian government to secure the immediate release of those who were still in detention. […]

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World Food Prices On The Rise

World food prices increased for the last three consecutive months reaching a 10-year peak in October according to reports from the UN food agency. Increases in the prices of cereals and vegetable oils have played a major role in this new development.  The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) food price index, which tracks international prices of the most globally traded […]

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Cayman — Now The World’s Leading COVID-19 Hotspot

The Cayman Islands, a British Overseas Territory, which encompasses 3 islands in the western Caribbean Sea has now become the world’s leading hotspot for new COVID-19 cases.  The country is now featured at the top of the New York Times COVID-19 tracking list for daily average cases per 100,000 people. Cayman’s daily average rate of 147 new COVID cases means […]

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Russia Hits COVID-19 Daily Record

Russia is in a spot of bother as the COVID-19 cases in the country continue to rise at record levels. Consequently, President Vladimir Putin has ordered the country to participate in a stay-at-home week to try to slow the spread of the virus. The country recorded 41,335 new coronavirus cases at the end of the week, according to the country’s coronavirus […]