September 19, 2018

Mueller’s weaponized justice system should scare all Americans

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By Bernard Kerik From Newsmax Last night I came across a tweet by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in which he said, “I wish we had Lt. Columbo right now, to walk into the special counsel’s office and say, ‘You know, there’s something about this that bothers me…’” He also attached an article, titled: “A […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Seeing President Trump in a pleasing light

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By Sir Ronald Sanders US President Donald Trump did not sign “The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communiqué” in Canada in early June. In not doing so, he demonstrated doubts about the Group in which the US participates with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the Presidency of the European Union (EU). The presence of the […]

Why Trump’s family-separation policy failed

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By Jonathan Chait From New York Mag This morning, a top aide to President Trump told Axios that he “doesn’t want to look weak” by abandoning his policy of family separation. Trump “feels boxed in, is frustrated and knows it’s bad politics — but also understands it’s not a fight he can back down from.” […]

Trade war: Is Trump serious or just negotiating?

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By Jamie Robertson Business presenter From BBC News Are we in a trade war – or are we still negotiating? As President Donald Trump launches his 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada, it could be just a negotiating ploy. If real war is a continuation of […]

THE VIEW FROM EUROPE: The disturbing consequences of the G7 Summit

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate It is the images that remain. First it was a photo of the political leadership of the West trying to face down an intransigent Donald Trump, and then two days later the extraordinary sight of a smiling US President standing beside an equally pleased Kim Jong Un; making it […]

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

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From BBC The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. In a statement North Korea agreed to work towards “complete denuclearisation […]

Guyanese fraud victims thought they sent money for Donald Trump

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By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian The US Federal Bureau of Investigations has confirmed that they are actively tracking down a major online fraud network that is targeting citizens from a number of countries, including Guyana. The Feds are on the case because the Fraudsters are using the name of the US President to defraud […]

Sir Ronald Sanders – A world less safe: The Caribbean is not immune

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By Sir Ronald Sanders Events affecting Iran, prompted by the May 8 decision of US President Donald Trump to withdraw America from a 2015 nuclear deal, may appear irrelevant to Caribbean countries. They are not. One of the first effects will be a rise in oil prices, which has already reached US$77 a barrel and […]

The Editor Speaks: US Memorial Day

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Yesterday (Mon 28) was Memorial Day in the US. We have a similar event here in November (Sun 11th Nov). We have a public holiday on the following Monday. In the US Memorial Day is widely celebrated with weekend ‘bargain’ sales, barbecues, beach trips, etc. Whilst here we don’t seem to have the ‘bargain’ sales […]

The Editor Speaks: How media slants a story because of bias

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The media, a name tag I have to admit to, knows how to slant a story and slanting a story to the way the Editor in Chief, columnist, media owner, etc, wants is now the norm. One only has to read or view the news coverage given by nearly all the US networks (and even […]