Tag: Biden

Jamaica

Jamaica Set To Get COVID-19 Vaccine From U.S.

United States Congresswoman, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, says that the Biden Administration is working through logistical and legal matters to begin distributing vaccines to Jamaica and other CARICOM countries.  Congresswoman Jackson Lee, who was addressing a virtual town hall hosted by Jamaica’s Ambassador to the U.S., Audrey Marks, on Thursday (July 22), said that the discussions are being handled with urgency to have “those vaccines flown to Jamaica”.   She noted that half a million doses of vaccines have been […]

NEWS

Biden Touts Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal

President Joe Biden has lauded his infrastructure deal with a group of Senators on a plan projected to cost $1.2 trillion. In a post agreement talk, the President said, the plan will transform our physical infrastructure, thus making it “the largest investment in infrastructure in history, the biggest investment in rail since the creation of Amtrak, and the largest investment […]

NEWS

Low-Income Countries Set To Get Millions Of Doses Of COVID Vaccine

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced recently that his country would donate more than 100 million doses of the Covid vaccine to poorer countries in the new year. This announcement comes against the backdrop of U.S. President Joe Biden’s commitment to donate 500 million doses to low-income countries. The donation will be routed through COVAX – a worldwide initiative aimed […]

POLITICS

Ukraine Set To Get 900,000 Vaccine Doses From US

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine discussed both countries’ strategic partnership. The discussion highlights the support of President Zelenskyy’s plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda, based on our shared democratic values and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people of Ukraine.  President Biden affirmed […]

POLITICS

Jen Psaki — Biden’s Administration Opposed To Raise Gas Tax

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki defends gas prices as ‘well in line’ with recent decades as they reached the highest prices since 2014 ahead of Memorial Day weekend. Psaki noted that the COVID-19 pandemic is in retreat and life is returning to normal, “consequently more people are traveling this Memorial Day weekend.” “Americans are hitting the road, they are […]

NEWS

Dr. Anthony Fauci “Not Convinced” COVID-19 Developed Naturally

Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director and President Biden’s chief medical adviser, has expressed doubt about the origin of the coronavirus disease and supports the call for further investigation. When pressed on the matter recently by a reporter, Fauci opines that he is “not convinced” it developed naturally. “I am not convinced about that. I […]

NEWS

U.S. Gives Nod To Waiving Intellectual Property Rules For COVID-19 Vaccines

The Biden administration announced on Wednesday that it supports waiving intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines, as countries struggle to manufacture the life-saving doses. A statement from United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai said extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic call for special measures. The World Health Organization’s director-general, Tedros Ghebreyesus, praised the U.S. decision describing it as a monumental […]

EDITORIAL

Don’t Bet Against Trump For A Next White House Run

It’s early days yet to talk about another Presidential run for Donald J. Trump, but as they say on this side of the pond, nothing is off the table. In the 2020 general election, Donald Trump won more than 70 million votes, the second-highest total in American history. Nationally, he has more than a 47% share of the vote, winning […]

EDITORIAL

Joe Manchin — “Not By The Hair Of My Chinny Chin Chin”

Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has become a maverick of a sort in the Democratic Party. This position is thrown to him by circumstance and one that any Democratic Party Senator could easily play given the fifty-fifty split in the Senate. However, Manchin is the only one who has decided to play the starring role and has subsequently become the love […]