Tag: president


Niger’s Junta Ready To Prosecute Ousted President Bazoum

Niger’s coup leaders said late Sunday that they are ready to “prosecute” ousted Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum for “high treason” and “undermining the security” of the country. Junta spokesman Colonel Amadou Abdramane, speaking on state television, said the military regime had “gathered the necessary evidence to prosecute before the competent national and international authorities the ousted president and his local […]


CWI President Is Committed To Governance Reform

President Dr. Kishore Shallow remains unwavering in his commitment to delivering a new era of governance reform within Cricket West Indies (CWI).  After a series of ongoing consultations with key stakeholders since being elected in March, President Shallow notes that the indispensable role of governance is a key element in reinvigorating CWI.  President Shallow said: “We have produced several reports […]


Utech Gets An Aerospace Engineer As President

Dr. Kevin Brown, an academic and aerospace engineer, has been appointed President of the University of Technology (UTech). Brown will serve for a period of five years, with effect from September 11, 2023. At its meeting held on June 15, the university’s council unanimously approved the recommendation for Brown’s appointment from the Joint Committee of Council and Academic Board, UTech […]


Will Senator Tim Scott Get Woke?

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has sought to brush aside remarks made by former President Barack Obama about the Pollyanna view held by African American or other minority candidates within the Republican Party about America’s history, but should he? “There’s no higher compliment than being attacked by President Obama,” Scott said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday.” The former President […]


World Bank Head Seeks Opportunities To Build Relationship With Jamaica

Photo credit: World Bank Group Newly appointed president of the World Bank, Ajay Banga, says the entity is looking at opportunities to strengthen its relationship with Jamaica. Speaking with journalists at a site visit in Manchester, Mr. Banga said preliminary discussions have started with Finance Minister Dr. Nigel Clarke regarding possible areas of focus.  “The most important thing that came […]


Turkish President Erdogan Extends Rule With Runoff Vote Win

ISTANBUL — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a new five-year term in hand after prevailing in a runoff election that opposition members hoped would unseat him amid a cost-of-living crisis. Erdogan won Sunday’s second round with 52.2% of the vote, besting opponent Kemal Kilicdaroglu’s 47.8%. “I thank each member of our nation for entrusting me with the responsibility to govern […]


Debt Ceiling Deadline Is Extended To June 5, Yellen Says

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden said a deal to raise the government’s debt ceiling seemed “very close” late Friday, even as the deadline for a potentially catastrophic default was pushed back to June 5. The later date, laid out in a letter from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, set the risk of a devastating default four days later than an earlier estimate. […]


Debt Ceiling Crisis On The Horizon But No Outrage

It has become a ritual for the House of Representatives and the Senate to ‘trade punches’ every year at this time in raising the debt ceiling. Under normal circumstances, this would be a no-brainer since all Washington is doing is paying for the debt it has incurred over the past year. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has already warned of […]


Former Taiwan Leader Ma Ying-jeou Will Visit China

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou will visit China next week, in what a spokesman called a bid to ease tensions between the self-ruled island and the mainland. Ma presided over a period of warm ties with Beijing, but left office under a cloud after a trade deal with the mainland failed to win approval amid the island’s largest […]


President Biden COVID-19 Positive Again

President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on the weekend, three days after a negative test allowed him to resume work as usual from the Oval Office. The presidential physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, wrote in a memo that the antigen test represents a “rebound” case of the coronavirus. He attributed it to the Paxlovid treatment Biden was prescribed; the […]