Tag: United States

SPORTS

Jamaica’s Women Take Silver In 4x100m Relay In Budapest

Jamaica played second fiddle in the women’s 4x100m relay as reigning champions United States did not relent as both teams match strides at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. However, it was the American quartet of Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry, Gabrielle Thomas, and Sha’Carri Richardson, who copped the event in a Championship record 41.03s Championship Record, ahead of their […]

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US, UK, France Urge UN To Investigate Iranian Drones Used In Ukraine

The United States, France, and Britain have accused Iran and Russia of violating a U.N. Security Council resolution over Tehran’s transfer of drones to Moscow, which its military then used to repeatedly attack Ukrainian cities. The three powers said Thursday that Tehran and Moscow violated obligations under U.N. Resolution 2231, which enshrined the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in international law, […]

SPORTS

USA’s Kyle Phillip Gets Call For Illegal Bowling Action

United States player Kyle Phillip has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect after the ICC’s Event Panel confirmed that the fast bowler used an illegal bowling action. The match officials reported the 26-year-old following his side’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier match against West Indies on Sunday, 18 June 2023. The former Trinidadian took 3-56 […]

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The Story Behind Juneteenth And How It Became A US Federal Holiday

On Monday, Americans will celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day when the last enslaved people in the United States learned they were free. For generations, Black Americans have recognized the end of one of the darkest chapters in U.S. history with joy in the form of parades, street festivals, musical performances, or cookouts. The U.S. government was slow to embrace the […]

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Free Public Transportation Accelerates in Some US Cities

WASHINGTON — The push for free-fare public transit is growing in the United States, despite a debate over its feasibility. While some cities have been taking small steps, Washington recently passed a measure to eliminate fares on city buses. It is the largest city to put into place a zero-fare transit program, set to begin by July 1. “Having free fare […]

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Is OPEC ‘Aligning With Russia’ After Production Cuts?

The United States has accused OPEC oil-producing nations of siding with Russia after a decision to cut oil output. A decision by the OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries to sharply cut production and boost crude prices has dealt a blow to consuming nations, prompting accusations that Gulf producers are siding with Russia at the expense of the United States and […]

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Hezbollah Airs Video Of Israeli Barges In Disputed Maritime Area

The group warns Tel Aviv of ‘playing with time’ as a new round of maritime border talks starts between Israel and Lebanon. Lebanon’s Hezbollah has aired a video showing vessels involved in the Israeli offshore oil and gas industry and warned against “playing with time”, underlining its threat of military escalation amid maritime border demarcation talks. The footage aired on Sunday […]

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Seven Caricom Leaders Confirmed To Attend Summit Of Americas – Briceno

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) –Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders are on Monday heading off to the United States to attend the ninth Summit of the Americas amidst calls for a boycott of the event over the exclusion of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. Belize Prime Minister, and chairman of the 15-member Caricom grouping, said that he had been informed by the Caricom Secretary-General, […]

EDUCATION

UWI Pursuing Opportunities For Short-Term Student Exchange With HBCUs

The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, is exploring opportunities for collaboration with tertiary institutions in the United States, particularly Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), to facilitate short-term study abroad. Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Mona campus, Professor Dale Webber, made the disclosure during the recent ‘Let’s Connect’ town hall hosted by Ambassador to Washington, Her Excellency Audrey […]