Tag: US

NEWS

India’s Prime Minister Extends Invitation To U.S. Vice President To Visit India

After a meeting between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US Vice-President Kamala Harris in Washington, Mr. Modi extended an invitation to Ms. Harris for a visit to India. Ms. Harris made history when she became the first woman and first black and South Asian vice-president in the U.S. Mr. Modi congratulated Ms. Harris on her historic position and invited […]

EDUCATION

14-Year-Old Zaila Nails US Scripps National Spelling Bee Competition

Zaila Avant-garde, a 14-year-old from New Orleans, Louisiana, won on a canter the U.S. Scripps National Spelling Bee competition. She became the first African American to lay claim to the trophy after spelling the word “murraya,” a type of tropical tree. To get to that final stage, she had to spell out “querimonious” and “solidungulate”. Zaila sees spelling as a […]

POLITICS

Ukraine Set To Get 900,000 Vaccine Doses From US

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. in a meeting with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine discussed both countries’ strategic partnership. The discussion highlights the support of President Zelenskyy’s plan to tackle corruption and implement a reform agenda, based on our shared democratic values and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic aspirations, that delivers justice, security, and prosperity to the people of Ukraine.  President Biden affirmed […]

EDITORIAL

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

According to published reports, the Jamaican Government has reached out to the United States Government and other friendly jurisdictions around the world in a bid to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines available for Jamaicans. However, to date, the country is yet to win the favor of any of the developed countries. “We have reached out to the United States […]

NEWS

WHO Sees Record One-day Increase In Global COVID-19 Cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record one-day increase in global COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours. According to the agency’s website, the most significant increases were from India, the United States, and Brazil. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417. India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the United […]

NEWS

Australia — Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Baseless

Australia has made known its rejection of Beijing’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea to the United Nations. The country, in doing so, has now taken a similar position to the United States, thus putting Beijing on notice. Australia said in a recent statement there was “no legal basis” to several disputed Chinese claims in the sea, […]

NEWS

COVID-19 Takes Millions Down With No End In Sight

The U.S. continues to be ravaged by COVID-19, setting records in some states and countrywide. The number of people affected by the disease is now nearly 4 million, with over 137,000 deaths, thus making the U.S. the nation with most coronavirus cases in the world. Following next is India with a recent surge of 32,695, taking the nation closer to […]

NEWS

U.S. Citizens Return From Coronavirus-Hit Cruise Ship

Trapped in Japan on a coronavirus-virus cruise ship, hundreds of U.S citizens were permitted to leave and return home. The two planes carrying the U.S. passengers landed at a U.S. Air Force base in California and Texas, respectively. They will be quarantined at the military base for a period of two weeks before they can return to their families. There […]

Jamaica

The Jamaican Dollar Rachets Up

The US dollar on Wednesday, July 17 ended trading at J$137.31 up by 28 cents according to the Bank of Jamaica’s daily foreign exchange trading summary. Meanwhile, the Canadian dollar ended trading at J$103.12 down from J$106.26, while the British pound sterling ended trading at J$167.69 up from J$167.56. Readers Bureau Edited by Jesus Chan Do you want to add […]

NEWS

Is Another Government Shutdown On The Table?

“Well, I don’t- I don’t take anything off the table. I don’t like to take things off the table. It’s that alternative. It’s national emergency, it’s other things and you know there have been plenty national emergencies called,” said President Trump in a wide-ranging interview on CBS Face the Nation program. The President noted that the country was being invaded […]