23 February 2021
WTO gets first African and female boss

WTO gets first African and female boss


Roughly one week ago, the World Trade Organization (WTO) confirmed Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new Director-General (DG). Dr. Okonjo-Iweala previou...
16 February 2021
A Lockdown is not a Panacea to end CoVID-19

A Lockdown is not a Panacea to end CoVID-19


According to the World Health Organization (WHO), extensive physical distancing measures and movement restrictions, often referred to as ‘lockdowns...
09 February 2021
Vaccine Nationalism is a Zero-Sum Game

Vaccine Nationalism is a Zero-Sum Game


A YEAR AGO, developing a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by the end of 2020 seemed like an impossible task. Afterall, ...
02 February 2021
Caribbean-US Relations in the Biden Era

Caribbean-US Relations in the Biden Era


Now that the Biden Administration has begun, one would imagine that just about every country, region and major international organisation is position...
19 January 2021
From crisis to opportunity

From crisis to opportunity


GOOD NEWS SEEMS scarce now as the world continues to reel from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Vaccine candidates which were given emer...
12 January 2021
Profiles in Courage

Profiles in Courage


In 1956, then Senator John F. Kennedy, who eventually became President of the United States (US), was given credit for authoring a volume of short bio...
05 January 2021
The Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge to Nowhere


I recently came across the story of the Choluteca Bridge. The Choluteca Bridge is a suspension bridge located in Choluteca, Honduras. It was first con...
15 December 2020
The Clock is Ticking on Brexit

The Clock is Ticking on Brexit


At the time of writing, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, had just hours prior, agreed to e...
08 December 2020
The world needs strong regionalism

The world needs strong regionalism


Regionalism can be a building block for a better world. When there is cooperation within and across regions in areas such as trade, investment, the en...
01 December 2020
The UK’s Fork in the Road moment

The UK’s Fork in the Road moment


Circumstances appear to have conspired to place the United Kingdom (UK) in limbo on many fronts. Like the rest of the world, it is dealing with the gl...