Tag: infrastructure

EDITORIAL

Ha, Ha! — Republicans Laughing At Democrats

In the words of Donald J. Trump, “what the hell is going on?”  Democrats failed to get their agenda going and continue to fall over themselves as their queenmaker and kingmaker, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (R) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), respectively, play hardball. The two Democrat senators’ angst is that the $3.5 trillion social infrastructure and $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure […]

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 […]

Jamaica

Jamaica — ‘Novel COVID-19 Resilient Corridor’

Jamaica is seeking new ways to do business as it resumes activities within the tourism industry come June 15. The Ministry of Tourism has established a “novel coronavirus (COVID-19 resilient corridor,” restricting the movement of visitors to the northern coast of the island. In a virtual media briefing held recently, the Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said the corridor forms […]

Jamaica

Jamaica’s Government Set To Divest Underutilized State-Owned Assets

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated that his administration is prepared to divest more underutilized state-owned assets. He noted that this move will afford the government greater leverage and space to focus more of its effort on areas such as spending on hospitals, schools, roads, national security, infrastructure, and housing, pay down debt, among other things. “The strategy of the […]

COMMENTARY

Republican Leaders No Longer Care About Deficit

It’s a foregone conclusion that the U.S. infrastructure is falling apart and is way below the standard of most developed countries. President Obama, during his time in office, appealed to the Republican leadership back then for a deal on investing in the infrastructure. However, he was rebuffed time and again on the premise that the deficit was growing too large, […]