The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has expressed concerns at the inequitable access to COVID-19 vaccine and has given calls for a global summit to address the issue.  A CARICOM statement expressed deep concerns” at the current prospect of inequitable access to vaccines, especially for front line workers and vulnerable populations”,   “TheContinue Reading

In its waning days, the Trump administration took another swipe at China and its biggest firms. The move came on January 14 when it imposed sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea along with investment ban on nine other firms. However, the Biden transition teamContinue Reading

Online Encyclopaedia Wikipedia has turned 20 on January 15. Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger. Sanger coined its name as a portmanteau of “wiki” and “encyclopaedia”. It was initially an English-language encyclopaedia, but versions in other languages were quickly developed. With 6.2 millionContinue Reading

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said that those working from home, whose number has greatly increased due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, need better protection. An ILO report Working from home”  From invisibility to decent work states that with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020,Continue Reading

Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez has condemned the US  designation of Cuba as state sponsor of terror and said that Cuba was a victim of terrorism arranged, financed and perpetrated by the US government. Prensa Latina reported that On his Twitter account, the FM also noted that those acts ofContinue Reading

At a time when China reported its first death from Coronavirus in eight months, a team of experts from the World Health Organization on January 14, arrived in Wuhan to begin with the controversial Coronavirus origin probe. The 10 scientists, who will complete a two-week quarantine in Wuhan before beginning theContinue Reading

As the aviation industry, after a bleak year in which global passenger numbers fell by 94 per cent, attempts to revive itself, some airlines and policymakers have called for compulsory COVID-19 immunization for passengers. Gloria Guevara, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council said, “We should never require theContinue Reading

The Trump administration unveiled its strategy to counter China and ensure continued dominance over it with a major focus on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the ability to defend Taiwan against an attack. In an expanded statement, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said, “Beijing is increasingly pressuringContinue Reading

As relations between Saudi Arabia and Qatar normalised in the wake of the outcome of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, direct flights have also been resumed between the two countries  Al Jazeera reportedThe first commercial flight between Qatar and the kingdom in three and a half years, a Qatar Airways service to Riyadh,Continue Reading

US President Elect Joe Biden has chosen William Burns as the new Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Burns is the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a former United States deputy secretary of state (2011–2014). He retired from the US Foreign Service in 2014 after aContinue Reading