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Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017

The dreams from Obama’s America

Viewpoints: Obama will be remembered as one of the greatest political orators of our times. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017

Traveling to Guyana is becoming quite hazardous

Viewpoints: To The Editor: First, let me commend Guyanese business owners who work diligently to offer low-cost, efficient, aviation service to Guyana. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017

Lessons from the demise of the TPP

Viewpoints: KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 5, 2017 (IPS) - President-elect Donald Trump has promised that he will take the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the first day of his presidency Comment

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Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Medical aid in dying: A hallmark of patient-centered care

Viewpoints: One thing the national election did not change: as the nation’s 75 million baby boomers retire, an ever growing number grapple with the reality that people die in circumstances they would not choose. At a time when the country is divided, the election showed one issue unites us: personal choice in end-of-life care. Comment

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

US heads for political showdown with UN

Viewpoints: UNITED NATIONS, Dec 27, 2016 (IPS) - The United States has had a longstanding love-hate relationship with the United Nations ever since 1952 when the world body began operations in New York city on an 18-acre piece of land which housed an abattoir where cattle was being trucked daily for slaughter. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Initial global effects of Trump even before taking office

Viewpoints: Martin Khor is executive director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in Geneva PENANG, Nov. 24, 2016 (IPS) - Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas — global finance, trade and climate change. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016

More of the Same: World Bank Doing Business Report continues to mislead

Viewpoints: SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15, 2016 (IPS) - The World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2017, subtitled ‘Equal Opportunity for All’, continues to mislead despite the many criticisms, including from within, levelled against the Bank’s most widely read publication, and Bank management promises of reform for many years. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

Tribute to the martyrs of Howard Beach circa 1996

Brooklyn: It’s hard to imagine that three decades have passed since the ill-fated tragedy in Howard Beach, Queens shocked the nation. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

Initial global effects of Trump even before taking office

National: Martin Khor is executive director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in Geneva. PENANG, Nov. 24, 2016 (IPS) - Even before taking office, President-Elect Donald Trump and the policies he promised during his campaign are already having a worldwide impact in at least three areas — global finance, trade and climate change. Comment

Make the planet grow again

Viewpoints: ‘The China Pivot.’ For over two decades the United States (Financial/Military Complex) have been trying to manners the Middle East in order to free up its military hands to pivot to China. Comment

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

Trump – The Symptom

National: ROME, Nov 11 2016 (IPS) - The electoral victory of U.S. Republican Donald Trump — many have said — is an alarming signal that heralds new, difficult times. Maybe. Anyway, this victory could –and should-be seen as a symptom not as a disease. Comment

SDGs: Making the Universal Agenda truly universal

Viewpoints: Paloma Durán is director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund). NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2016 (IPS) - One of the key features of the 2030 Agenda which the United Nations and member states identified in the lead up to the SDG agreement was the principle of universality. Comment

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016

Will Barbados ever become a true republic?

Barbados: To this day, the Queen of England is still the head of state. Shouldn’t that change? Comment

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Why I pay fair pay today and every day

Viewpoints: At Earth Friendly Products, our passion is making cleaning products that are environmentally friendly, safer for people and pets, and affordable for everyone. Comment

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

Longer, but less meaningful lives?

Viewpoints: ALICANTE, Spain, Nov. 1, 2016 (IPS) - The last one hundred years life expectancy has increased by about 25 per cent-from near 80 to near 100-in some countries. But, instead of increasing playful childhood, education, work and retirement by 25 per cent, the age of retirement has moved much less than the age at death. Comment