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U.S. Set To Lift Travel Restrictions

The U.S. will lift travel restrictions in November for international travelers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including visitors from the U.K. and European Union. The announcement was made by the White House on Monday. It noted that visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination and a negative COVID-19 test taken within 3 days of departure. “We know vaccines are […]

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WHO Urges Leaders To Step Up

WHO has urged leaders attending the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to guarantee equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and other life-saving tools; ensure the world is better prepared to respond to future pandemics and renew efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The health organization noted that the COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed the lives of […]

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Horseback Riding Agents Charges At Haitians Migrants

Social Media images doing the rounds have shown border agents on horseback driving migrants back into a river. This has sparked an uproar by civil society and has prompted an investigation in the U.S. The pictures circulated on social media show the riders using their reins against the migrants and pushing them back towards the Rio Grande in Texas. According […]

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Cuban Scientists Say No Evidence Of Attacks On Diplomats

HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — Cuba on Monday issued its most detailed report to date from prominent local scientists criticizing allegations that US and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island and developed health issues. The report by the 20-member panel from Cuba’s Academy of Sciences questioned whether the variety of reported symptoms could even be […]

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Guyana In New School Opening Uproar

Following a three-day strike called by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) to protest the lockout or removal of teachers from schools because they are not vaccinated or do not have a negative COVID test. The government has said that teachers who supported the strike action will not be paid. According to press reports, the GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald, […]

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IMF — Barbados Continues To Make Progress

A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has indicated that the Barbados economy remains severely depressed as a result of the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic. An IMF delegation concluded a staff visit via videoconferencing on Friday. The IMF said while tourism is expected to recover gradually in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, risks […]

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U.K. — No Plan To Stay In Afghanistan After U.S. Exit

According to a press report, the U.K. has no plan of staying in Afghanistan and will exit the country at the same time as the U.S. The U.K. Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said, “When they [the U.S.] withdraw that will take away the framework… we will have to go as well,” he said. “I don’t think there is any likelihood […]

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The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]

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The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]