Tag: prime minister


Jailed Egyptian Activist On ‘Water Strike’ As UK PM Vows Support

Alaa Abd el-Fattah has stopped drinking water, his family says, as UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak vows to lobby for his release. Jailed Egyptian activist Alaa Abd el-Fattah has stopped drinking water, his family said on Sunday, escalating his hunger strike as the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he will raise his case with Cairo during the COP27 climate […]


UK Prime Minister Liz Truss Changes Thus

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced another U-turn in her government’s tax-cut plan in an effort to reassure financial markets. The British Prime Minister argued that she will reverse her plan to scrap an increase in corporation tax and admitted the government’s mini-budget had gone faster and further than many expected. It comes after the PM sacked her chancellor, […]


Britain’s New PM: Foreign Policy Hawk Facing Challenges At Home

LONDON — Liz Truss officially became Britain’s prime minister Tuesday, replacing Boris Johnson, who resigned in July. In a private meeting Tuesday in Balmoral, Scotland, with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Truss was asked to form a new government. The meeting, a formality, took place in Scotland as the 96-year-old monarch is not able to travel to London due to health problems. Truss […]


PM Calls For Political Consensus On Crime

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is calling for political consensus in dealing with the matter of crime in Jamaica. Speaking at the public presentation of the National Commission on Violence Prevention held at the Banquet Hall, Jamaica House, on August 11, Prime Minister Holness noted that “we haven’t been able to get to political consensus”. “We are attempting […]


Gov’t Targets Southern Jamaica For Development Of New City

The Government is targeting the southern section of the island for the development of a new city in Jamaica. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, made the disclosure while addressing the 8th staging of Black River Day in St. Elizabeth on Friday (July 29). “We are looking at the southern end and it appears to be that we are heading […]


We Must Not Repeat the Economic Mistakes of the Past – Prime Minister Holness

Amid Crises, the Government Must Maintain a Stable Economy to Ensure the Protection of Livelihoods While at the Same Time, Implementing Programs and Policies to Cushion the Impact on the Most Vulnerable. Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government’s management of the economy during two major crises has resulted in growth and historic unemployment figures, which are crucial to Jamaica’s […]


Sri Lanka Gets Acting President

Sri Lankans have sworn in their Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as their acting President. This comes on the back of the departure of Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who fled Sri Lanka amid economic turmoil, street protests, and demonstrations. The process of parliament electing a new president will begin on Saturday, with MPs expected to take a vote on 20 July. After being […]


Japan’s Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Gunned Down

Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe died in hospital after he was shot at a political campaign event. The 67-year-old former leader was hit as the gunman fired twice before he was tackled to the ground by security officials. The gunman, a 41-year-old suspect is now in police custody. The suspect, Tetsuya Yamagami, reportedly admitted to the shooting of the […]


Dickon Mitchell Sworn Into Office As Prime Minister Of Grenada

Attorney at Law 44-year-old Dickon Mitchell was sworn in on Friday afternoon as Grenada’s ninth Prime Minister, pledging to end nepotism, reform the electoral system and work for the betterment of the tri-island state. Mr. Mitchell led the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to a 9-6 victory over longtime political stalwart Prime Minister and New National Party (NNP) Party leader […]