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What Biden’s executive order on police will (and won’t) do

Exactly two years after George Floyd's murder by a Minneapolis police officer, President Joe Biden issued an executive order Wednesday that his administration claims will “advance effective, accountable policing and strengthen public safety.” The measure follows multiple attempts to pass criminal justice reform that were ultimately tanked by Republicans. For that reason, the order, which applies…

Childcare: Varadkar hints at 'significant' change in next Budget

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has hinted that there will be a “significant” change to the way the state subsidies childcare in this year’s Budget.  Describing childcare in Ireland as “very expensive”, Mr Varadkar said the high cost was forcing a lot of parents to stay at home when they’d rather working:  “I think there are a…

Soldiers, police hold three for robbing Arima salesmen

News Shane Superville 6 Hrs Ago File photo - A joint team of police and soldiers were able to detain three suspected bandits after they robbed two salesmen in Arima on Wednesday afternoon. Sources said the salesmen, both 24, went to the corner of Antigua Road and the Churchill Roosevelt Highway to sell their products…

Title 42 was supposed to end Monday. But bipartisan fearmongering won’t let it.

Title 42 should be over by now. The controversial immigration policy, which allows the U.S. to turn away migrants at the border due to Covid fears, was introduced during Donald Trump's presidency and should have ended early in Joe Biden's. But it didn't.In March, I reported on the Biden administration’s plans to end the policy,…

Title 42 was supposed to end Monday. But bipartisan fearmongering won’t let it.

Title 42 should be over by now. The controversial immigration policy, which allows the U.S. to turn away migrants at the border due to Covid fears, was introduced during Donald Trump's presidency and should have ended early in Joe Biden's. But it didn't.In March, I reported on the Biden administration’s plans to end the policy,…

Union disputes 'lazy' apprentices claim: 'It's not about setting an alarm clock'

A union has disputed a claim a shortage of apprentices in construction is partly due to a reluctance of younger people to 'get out of bed for 7am'. Conor Gray, a manager in the engineering sector, has said people were not applying to become electricians, plumbers and pipefitters at a time when they're badly needed.…

Remote working: Demand for office space in Dublin increases

Demand for office space in Dublin is increasing, despite some employees adopting a hybrid work model. That's according to the CEO of DublinTown, Richard Guiney. He was speaking as new Government research suggests employees could save 93 hours per year, on average, if they gave up commuting and worked from home full-time. The study finds…

Three dead, 509 more infected by covid19

News Sean Douglas 20 Hrs Ago THREE more people have died of covid19, said the Ministry of Health in its daily update on Tuesday, while 509 new infections were reported. The dead were one elderly male and two elderly females. All had multiple comorbidities including diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cardiovascular disease, heart disease, endocrine disease…
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Royals’ Cornwall: ‘One last push’ to CPL crown

Sports Stephon Nicholas 19 Hrs Ago Rahkeem Cornwall (centre) of Barbados Royals raises his bat after reaching his half-century, while his teammate Azaam Khan congratulates him, during their team's Hero Caribbean Premier League qualifier against the Guyana Amazon Warriors, on Tuesday, at the Providence Stadium, Guyana. PHOTO COURTESY BARBADOS ROYALS. - BARBADOS Royals all-rounder Rahkeem

Al Hasan not ready to panic: We’ve played good cricket

Sports Stephon Nicholas 19 Hrs Ago Barbados Royals pacer Kyle Mayers (left) celebrates the dismissal of Rahmanullah Gurbaz (right), of the Guyana Amazon Warriors, at the Providence Stadium in Guyana, on Tuesday, during the teams' Hero Caribbean Premier League qualifier. PHOTO COURTESY BARBADOS ROYALS. - GUYANA Amazon Warriors all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has sought to

No access to boats, say Scarborough fishermen

News Kinnesha George 19 Hrs Ago Fisherman John Wayne Edwards explains conditions at the Scarborough fishing depot last week. - Photo by David Reid Fishermen at the Scarborough Fishing Depot are voicing concern over the dilapidated conditions under which they are forced to work, which they say makes it harder for them to make an