Local resident Tetyana points at her house heavily damaged by the Russian shelling in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Friday, June 24, 2022.(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky) KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces are trying to block a city in eastern Ukraine, the region’s governor said Saturday, after their relentless assault on a nearby city forced Ukrainian troops to begin withdrawal after weeks […]

With results in from the Grenada Election, held on Thursday, former Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, of the New National Party (NNP) was ousted by newcomer, former teacher and Attorney-at-law Dickon Mitchell, of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Dr. Mitchell, Grenada’s longest serving Prime Minister, NNP won six of the 15 constituencies. The NDC which garnered 52% of the votes […]

WASHINGTON (U.S)- In a historic reversal, the Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision and ruled states may again outlaw abortion. The court’s conservative majority said the Constitution does not protect the rights of women to choose abortion, instead leaving these decisions in the hands of state lawmakers. The 5-4 ruling marks the most significant […]

Last Saturday the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cleared the way for children 6 months to 5 years old to start receiving Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines. CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation that all children 6 months through 5 years of age should receive a COVID-19 vaccine. […]

University of Pennsylvania transgender athlete Lia Thomas competes at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in March. Her success became a focus of debate. FINA, the world governing body for swimming, has voted to effectively ban transgender women from participating in women’s swimming competitions. The vote — with 71.5% approval at the FINA Extraordinary General Congress 2022 in Budapest — […]

DHAKA/ASSAM, India, June 19 (Reuters) – At least 25 people were killed by lightning or landslides over the weekend in Bangladesh while millions were left marooned or homeless in low-lying northeastern parts hit by the worst monsoon floods in the country’s recent history, officials said. In the neighbouring Indian state of Assam, at least 17 people were killed during the […]

George Lamming, a giant of post-colonial literature whose novels, essays and speeches influenced readers and peers in his native Barbados and around the world, has died at age 94. His death this month was confirmed by Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, who said, “Wherever George Lamming went, he epitomized that voice and spirit that screamed Barbados and the Caribbean.” No […]

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