Tag: United States


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Sen. Mitt Romney Up The Ante On Putin

File photo Sen. Mitt Romney has argued that the onus is on the United States and Western allies to prevent a reconstituted USSR led by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. “He’s trying to reestablish what he had before. That can’t be allowed to happen,” Romney said in an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press. The former Republican Presidential candidate view comes […]


The U.S. Spent $2 Trillion In Afghanistan – And For What?

There is no shortage of benchmarks to count the cost of the United States’ longest war. Blood is by far the most precious metric. Treasure feels insignificant by comparison. But as images of Afghans swarming Kabul airport, desperately trying to flee Taliban rule, flood screens around the world, the vast sums the US spent trying to build Afghanistan into a […]


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 […]


U.S. Backs Germany’s Pipeline

The United States and Germany have reached a deal that will allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland told Congress that the two governments would shortly announce details of the pact that is intended to address U.S. and eastern and […]